Small Group 4-Day Northern Lights Winter Vacation Package with Golden Circle & South Coast

The northern lights dancing in the sky above Iceland in winter.
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Tour starts
Keflavík Airport
Starting time
4 days
Ending place
Keflavík Airport (KEF), 235 KEFLAVÍKURFLUGVÖLLUR, Reykjanesbær,
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age
5 years old


Take the perfect city break in Reykjavik and explore all the best attractions in the countryside by joining this four-day winter vacation package in Iceland. Travelers who want to sample the best parts of Iceland while all the details are taken care of for you, from the Golden Circle to the South Coast, should book a spot on this multi-day tour today.

For your convenience, this winter package has everything you need for a winter vacation in the land of fire and ice from the first to the fourth day.

You'll get three nights of accommodation in Reykjavik, airport transfers, access to a personal travel agent, and a detailed itinerary with comprehensive details of the attractions you'll visit.

The itinerary strikes an excellent balance between nature and culture. The highlights of your adventure are small-group tours to the Golden Circle sightseeing route and the South Coast on days two and three.

These are guided tours, so you'll be in the company of driver-guides who will share exciting information and folklore.

On the Golden Circle sightseeing route, you'll marvel at three exciting natural attractions with historical and geological significance.

You'll see the rift valleys of the Thingvellir National Park, the spouting geysers of the Geysir geothermal area, and the mighty cascade of Gullfoss waterfall.

Meanwhile, the South Coast takes you close to the beautiful coastline of the Nordic island, edged by the cold waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Your stops here include the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skogafoss waterfall, and Reynisfjara black sand beach.

In addition to these minibus excursions, this package includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa and a northern lights tour.

Seeing the stunning colors of the northern lights dance over an Icelandic sky is one of the most incredible experiences and is something you can tick off your bucket list.

There are plenty of ways to add even more excitement to your vacation by selecting extra activities to add to certain days during booking. This selection of additional activities will help to make your trip extra special with unique and exciting experiences.

On your way around the Golden Circle sightseeing route, you could opt for snowmobiling on the great Langjokull glacier or snorkeling in the crystal clear Silfra fissure in the waters filling the void between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates.

Alternatively, you could return to nature with a horseback riding tour in the wild and rugged terrains of the South Icelandic countryside.

If you prefer a challenge, you can take a few hours to hike across a glacier and experience what it feels like to be isolated from the world.

Should any unanticipated adjustments occur in your travel arrangements, there's no need to be concerned. You can cancel your reservation and receive a full refund up to 24 hours before departure.

Visit Iceland in winter to see its most beautiful natural features and the northern lights. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Airport transfer on arrival/departure
3 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (Different levels available, breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels, more detailed information below)
Blue Lagoon comfort entrance (upgrade to premium level available) and return transfer
Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)
South Coast small group sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)
Northern lights hunting
Detailed Itinerary
Personal travel agent


Glacier Hiking
Horse Riding
Boat Trip
Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing

Daily itinerary

Day 1
A woman has a face mask on as she relaxes in the waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland

You will arrive in the country on the first day of your winter vacation in the land of fire and ice.

Your day begins upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport, the biggest airport in Iceland. You will find a bus outside the arrivals hall that will take you to Reykjavik.

The first view you'll get is the stunning lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsula. Enjoy the lunar landscape of Iceland on your travel from the airport to the city.

On your way to Iceland's capital city, you will stop at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments.

It is in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere.

This tour package includes the standard comfort entrance to the geothermal spa, encompassing a silica mud mask, towel usage, and full access to the spa's facilities.

Should you wish to enhance your experience, there's an option to upgrade to the premium entrance during the booking process for an additional fee.

The premium entrance grants additional perks, such as multiple silica mud masks, a bathrobe and towels, and a glass of sparkling wine while dining at the esteemed LAVA restaurant.

You'll soon be in the world's northernmost capital, where you have the remainder of the day to explore and experience the unique Nordic vibe.

Check out the sculptures by the seaside, wander past colorful corrugated iron houses, and eat in style in one of the many restaurants in the city.

As night falls, take advantage of a northern lights tour. You can choose what kind of northern lights experience you prefer, a boat or bus tour. Go for the boat tour in the Old Harbour to see the dancing lights over the beautiful bay.

Alternatively, you can choose a bus tour to head out into the countryside under cover of darkness and watch for glimmers of color against a backdrop of the Icelandic wilderness.

Your accommodation will be in the city center of Reykjavik for tonight and the next two nights.

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Day 2
The clear waters of Silfra fissure in the Thingvellir National Park.

Day 2 - The Golden Circle Sightseeing Route

On the second day of your winter vacation in Iceland, you will visit the natural attractions of the Golden Circle sightseeing route. The Golden Circle sightseeing route is a set of three locations in the southwest part of the island.

The first is the Thingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament gathered in 930 AD.

The deep rifts in the landscape, created by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, have given Iceland its unique look and now offer a great chance to stride down the great cleft Almannagja by Oxara River.

If you choose to go horseback riding today, that activity will occur before heading to Thingvellir National Park. If you opt for snorkeling, then the snorkeling tour happens at the clear waters of Silfra by Thingvallavatn Lake. Snorkeling participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

Your second stop is the Haukadalur valley, where you’ll find the Great Geysir and numerous other smaller geysers. The largest one, Strokkur, has a blast that reaches around 66 feet (20 meters) into the air every few minutes.

The day's last stop will be the magnificent canyon of the Hvita glacial river, where the waterfall, the Golden Waterfall, crashes down with a mighty force. Gullfoss waterfall has a two-tiered cascade with a height of approximately 105 feet (32 meters).

If snowmobiling is your chosen optional activity today, you'll head to Langjokull Glacier from Gullfoss waterfall. A guide will lead the trip, so even first-timers can join.

Please note that if you have arranged additional activities with your Golden Circle tour, such as snorkeling, horseback riding, or snowmobiling, your visit to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa will be scheduled on your arrival or departure day instead, so you will have time to take full advantage of its restorative powers.

The lagoon is world-famous for its healing, mineral-rich waters, so this is not a place you want to rush.

Your accommodation will be in Reykjavik for the evening.

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Day 3
Seljalandsfoss waterfall during winter in Iceland.

Day 3 - The Wild South Coast

On day three of your winter vacation package, you'll discover some of the spectacular nature of Iceland, from high mountains to low beaches, white glaciers, and black cliffs. A minibus will take you from the capital city to explore the South Coast region.

Two of Iceland's loveliest waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and Skogafoss waterfall, are part of your day's itinerary.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall towers over the area at around 197 feet (60 meters). Besides its height, the waterfall boasts a small cave where you can admire its icy cascade from behind.

Ice formations and snow surround the waterfall during winter for a more stunning view.

Not far from here is Skogafoss waterfall, which boasts the same height as the Seljalandsoss waterfall but with a broader flow of approximately 82 feet (25 meters).

If you visit in sunny weather, you'll get a fascinating view of rainbows shooting above the waterfall's cascade.

You'll head out along the South Coast, traveling under the magnificent Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano that gained notoriety for disrupting aviation in 2010. Beside it is an even bigger ice cap called Myrdalsjokull Glacier, where you can take an optional glacier hike.

If you want a thrilling exploration atop a frozen wonderland, you can book a glacier hiking tour of Solheimajokull glacier during the booking process.

Solheimajokull glacier is an outlet glacier of Myrdalsjokull glacier, known for its ice sheets, snowy plains, and rugged terrain with crevasses and ridges.

An experienced guide leads the glacier hike to ensure your safety and enjoyment. Your guide will safely navigate you on the icy terrain while sharing the history and folklore of the Icelandic glaciers.

Other places of interest in the region are the Vik village, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and Reynisdrangar sea stacks.

After visiting some of the most stunning landscapes Iceland offers, you will return to Reykjavik for one last night. If the forecast is good, watch the skies for the aurora borealis.

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Day 4
A sculpture of a man sitting on a bench in one of the parks in Reykjavik.

Day 4 - Departure from Iceland

On the fourth day of your vacation package, it is time to say goodbye to the enchanting beauty of Iceland. For those fortunate travelers who have a later flight, there is still ample time to explore the captivating attractions of downtown Reykjavik.

Before returning to the airport, stroll through the city's vibrant and colorful streets. Reykjavik boasts an array of iconic landmarks. Today, you will have your chance to capture the memories with your camera.

From the majestic Hallgrimskirkja church with its towering architecture to the unique Harpa Concert Hall's mesmerizing glass facade, each sight promises to leave you in awe.

As you wander through the city, remember to indulge in the local snacks and dishes Iceland offers. The Icelandic hot dog is a must-try delicacy, locally known as "pylsur."

Numerous hot dog stands are scattered downtown, but the legendary Baejarins Beztu hot dog stand is the most renowned option.

Savoring the flavor of this simple yet delicious treat is a fantastic experience to tick off your culinary bucket list.

If not, you can visit the specialty stores and boutiques lining downtown Reykjavik for souvenirs to take home.

While you explore, you might stumble upon charming cafes and eateries where you can also try other Icelandic specialties like hearty fish stew, tender lamb dishes, and delectable seafood.

When it's time, you'll go to the airport on a bus from Reykjavik. Once again, you'll pass through the lava fields and coastline of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

You'll arrive at the airport with plenty of time to drop off your luggage and check-in for your flight. Once you've checked in, relax at the terminal, shop, or grab a meal or a drink while you wait for your flight to board.

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What to bring

Warm clothes
Winter hiking shoes
Good waterproof outer layers
Reusable water bottle

Good to know

The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and, therefore, cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximize your chances to see them if the weather allows. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to better fit your arrival date and time.

Some optional activities might need a valid driver's license, or you might need to send additional information to your travel planner.

Those who opt to go snorkeling must be comfortable in the water, able to swim, and must present medical documents before snorkeling or diving.

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is canceled. If your chosen activity is canceled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.

Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.

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See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.


Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.


Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city centre or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.


Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city centre with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.

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