Breathtaking 4-Day Northern Lights Winter Tour with the Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

Oxararfoss waterfall in the snow-covered Thingvellir National Park during winter time.
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Tour starts
Keflavík Airport
Starting time
4 days
Ending place
Keflavík Airport (KEF), 235 KEFLAVÍKURFLUGVÖLLUR, Reykjanesbær,
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age
6 years old


Explore the beautiful nature that brought Iceland its global fame on this four-day winter package focusing on the Golden Circle sightseeing route and the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. If you want to explore breathtaking landscapes, see the magical northern lights, and zoom across snowy plains aboard a snowmobile, you should book this package today.

Save yourself from weeks of travel planning and researching with this four-day winter vacation package in Iceland. A group of local travel experts carefully crafted this itinerary so you don’t have to worry about anything from your arrival to departure.

The itinerary highlights include the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa, the diverse Golden Circle sightseeing route, and the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik.

During your time on the Golden Circle sightseeing route, you will see up close its three most beautiful features: the Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and the Gullfoss waterfall.

Besides sightseeing, you will enjoy extra activities to spice up your trip, such as geothermal bathing in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, an exhilarating snowmobile ride on the Langjokull glacier, and hunting the ethereal northern lights.

These three activities are already part of the tour price.

In addition, you can add more optional guided excursions for an extra cost on day three of your trip. For example, you can join a guided tour of the South Coast with glacier hiking or whale watching from Reykjavik.

These optional excursions are ideal for thrill-seekers who want to be surrounded by diverse geological features and see wildlife up close.

Alternatively, you can stay in the city for a day exploring the shopping streets or admiring the vibrant cultural scenes. If you want an educational adventure, try an art gallery or museum in Reykjavik, such as the National Museum and the Reykjavik Art Museum.

Friendly local guides will accompany you during your sightseeing tour of the Golden Circle route and activity tours. As you visit each location or participate in activities, the guides will share insightful information, exciting folklore, and trivia to enrich your experience.

They are also experts in navigating winter terrain, from driving on icy roads to traveling in limited daylight. Your guides ensure that you make the most of your trip, even if there are unexpected changes in the weather.

Other inclusions of this winter adventure package are three nights ’ accommodation in Reykjavik, a comprehensive itinerary, airport transfer for your arrival and departure, and a personal travel agent ready to assist you any time of the day.

In the case of sudden alterations in your travel plans, you can cancel your booking up to 24 hours before departure and receive a full refund.

Take home special memories of icy glaciers, steamy hot springs, and the aurora borealis by joining this four-day winter tour in Iceland. 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)
Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour with a snowmobiling tour on Langjokull glacier
Northern lights hunting
Detailed Itinerary
Personal travel agent


Glacier Hiking
Super Jeep
Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing

Daily itinerary

Day 1
A woman floats in the blue waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland

On the first day of your winter vacation package in Iceland, you will arrive in the country ready to explore everything Iceland offers.

To begin your adventure, you'll take a complimentary bus ride from Keflavik International Airport to your hotel in downtown Reykjavik. As soon as the bus leaves the airport, you'll be surrounded by the lava fields and rugged coasts of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

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, which features a silica mud mask, towel use, and facility access.

If you want to upgrade your entrance package, you can choose the premium entrance during the booking process for an extra cost.

The premium entrance provides extras like more silica mud masks, a bathrobe and towel use, and a glass of sparkling wine when dining at the acclaimed LAVA restaurant.

After a relaxing geothermal bath, you'll continue your journey to the Icelandic capital. Upon arrival, you'll check in at your hotel and rest before exploring the city's charming streets.

In the evening, you can take a complimentary northern lights tour. Iceland is one of the best places to see this stunning natural phenomenon, so you should take advantage of this experience.

You can choose between a northern lights bus tour and a boat tour.

Go for the boat tour in the Old Harbor to see the dancing lights over the ocean. Meanwhile, the bus tour will take you to the countryside under darkness while you watch for glimmers of color against a backdrop of the Icelandic wilderness.

Tonight you’ll stay in comfortable accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Day 2
A group snowmobiling across the Langjokull glacier, Iceland's second largest glacier.

Day 2 - Golden Circle and Snowmobiling

On your second day in Iceland, you’ll journey into Iceland’s most famous tourist route, the Golden Circle. This region covers 190 miles (300 kilometers) and features three of the most visited natural attractions in the country.

For your convenience, a minibus will pick you up from your accommodation or at a designated bus stop in the city.

The journey will take you around 31 miles (50 kilometers) into the countryside, where you’ll see snowy plains, valleys, and mountains, to the first highlight of the Golden Circle.

First on your itinerary is the captivating Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of profound historical and geological significance.

Here, you can walk between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, witnessing each year's gradual drift.

Besides the stunning geological features, Thingvellir National Park is notable for its rich history. Althingi, the oldest parliament national parliament in the world, was founded in this lush valley.

Continuing your adventure, you’ll arrive at the Geysir geothermal area, home to the renowned Strokkur geyser.

Be prepared to be amazed as you watch the Strokkur geyser erupt, shooting boiling water up to an impressive 66 feet (20 meters) into the sky. The anticipation and thrill of witnessing this natural spectacle are beyond compare.

The third attraction on the scenic route is the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, where the Hvita River plunges into a rugged canyon around 105 feet (32 meters) down. As you approach this mighty cascade, you'll feel the refreshing spray on your face surrounded by icy cliffs.

After your time in the Golden Circle, you will join a snowmobiling tour across the Langjokull glacier, the second-largest ice cap in Iceland.

The snowmobile ride takes you through ever-changing terrain, from smooth glacial expanses to undulating mounds of ice. Throughout the tour, you’ll see panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, glaciers, and untouched Arctic wilderness.

After a day of adventure in the countryside, you’ll return to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Day 3
The Grotta lighthouse on the Seltjarnarnes peninsula has stunning ocean views.

Day 3 - Optional Activities in Reykjavik & Northern Lights

On the third day of your winter adventure in Iceland, you have more freedom to personalize your itinerary. Check off some attractions or activities from your bucket list and discover what makes Iceland great.

You can choose to explore the city's museums, galleries, and cafés to have a better understanding of the local culture. The streets of downtown Reykjavik are compact yet charming, allowing you to stroll around its beautiful corners under the winter skies.

If you're up for more countryside adventures, you can participate in one of several optional activities.

If you want to stay near the city, take a whale-watching tour from the Old Harbour. Travel across the waves of the beautiful Faxafloi Bay in a boat to get up close and personal with the gentle giants of the sea.

With luck, you won't have to wait long to see the marine animals that call the bay their home. Some familiar sights here include humpback whales, minke whales, harbor porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins.

Alternatively, you can also take a sightseeing tour of the rolling farmland, fast-moving waterfalls, and craggy lava fields that characterize the South Coast.

It is one of the most visited regions in Iceland, even in winter, due to its beautiful sceneries and proximity to Reykjavik.

If you join a guided tour of the South Coast, you'll see the region's most notable attractions, such as the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skogafoss waterfall, and Reynisfjara black sand beach.

If you would like a more active day, you can also take a glacier hike on the frozen wonderland of the Solheimajokull glacier. Located on the South Coast, Solheimajokull Glacier is an outlet glacier of the mighty Myrdalsjokull Glacier.

With the help of an expert guide, you'll hike over the ice cap's icy landscapes, crevasses, ridges, and snowy plains.

Whatever activity you choose, you'll retire for the night in your accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Day 4
Lake Tjornin in central Reykjavík offers stunning views of the city.

Day 4 - Departure

Today marks the end of your unforgettable journey in Iceland. If you have time before your flight home, there is still plenty to see.

To ensure your departure is stress-free, you'll enjoy a convenient transfer from Reykjavik, ensuring you reach the airport safely and promptly before your flight. However, if your flight departs in the afternoon, take the morning to enjoy some exciting Reykjavik experiences.

Start your day with a visit to one of Reykjavik's charming breakfast eateries, where you can savor traditional Icelandic delicacies like kleina, a delicious fried pastry, or hearty skyr (Icelandic yogurt) topped with fresh ingredients.

For culture enthusiasts, Reykjavik offers several museums to explore. Immerse yourself in Icelandic history at the National Museum of Iceland, or dive into the fascinating art world at the Reykjavik Art Museum, showcasing works from local and international artists.

If you enjoy shopping, you can venture into the city's boutique stores and craft markets, where you'll find unique Icelandic souvenirs and handcrafted wool clothing to bring back home.

The best places to visit for last-minute shopping are downtown Reykjavik and Laugavegur Street, the main shopping street.

For those with later flights, seize the opportunity to indulge in some last-minute activities. Saddle up and take a short excursion in the countryside on the back of an Icelandic horse, discovering the beauty of the landscape from a whole new perspective.

Your travel agent will help make arrangements and bookings for you.

When it's time for your flight, you will take your transfer back to Keflavik International Airport, arriving in plenty of time to drop off your bags and check in for your flights. Enjoy a drink or meal at the airport while waiting for your flight to board.

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What to bring

Swimsuit and towel
Warm clothes
Winter hiking shoes
Good waterproof outer layers
Driver's license (Required for Snowmobiling)
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. Please note that you need to know how to swim and present medical documents should you choose to go 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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