4 Day Winter Adventure | Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Snowmobiling & Northern Lights

4 Day Winter Adventure | Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Snowmobiling & Northern Lights
Visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon spa, the Golden Circle, and witness Northern Lights on this four day tour which includes a snowmobiling adventure.
On this 4 Day Winter Adventure you might see the mesmerising northern lights dancing in the sky above you.
Visit the Blue Lagoon during winter and immerse yourself in Iceland's snowcapped volcanic landscapes.
This 4 Day Winter Adventure takes you to Geysir geothermal area where you'll see the mighty Strokkur geyser go off every five to ten minutes.
The Golden Circle sightseeing route takes you to the stunning Gullfoss waterfall.
Visit Iceland in the winter for the chance of seeing the northern lights.
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Book this package and enjoy the nature that brought Iceland its fame, together with some winter adventure!

This itinerary packs in the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa, the Golden Circle with an exhilarating snowmobile ride, as well as a tour to hunt the ethereal Northern Lights, all in the company of local guides. You have a full day to roam the capital, with options to add more activities.

We arrange all 3 nights of accommodation in the city centre for you and provide you with a detailed itinerary so you can enjoy the trip with ease. More information on each day's activities can be found below.

Even on a short stay, you can still create the vacation of your dreams. On Day 3, choose which activities would make you most happy. Stay in the city for a day of walking the shopping streets or taking in a show at Harpa.

If you're looking for authentic culture, try an art gallery or museum in Reykjavik, such as the National Museum. There are also horse riding tours, ATV excursions, and whale watching tours which take place in the area regularly. 

Otherwise, escape to the south coast. Take it easy on a sightseeing bus while the driver handles the roads, or trek across the glacier for some exercise. This vacation is what you make it.  

Take home special memories of icy glaciers and steamy hot springs! Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snowmobile, Super Jeep, Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Northern lights hunting, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, South Iceland, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Reykjanes, Sólheimajökull, Langjökull, Keflavik International Airport, Haukadalur, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

You can choose to start from Keflavik International Airport or Reykjavik.
Included:
  • 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 with a snowmobiling tour on Langjökull glacier

  • Northern Lights hunting

  • Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Dinner

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Swimsuit

  • Warm clothes

  • Winter hiking shoes

  • Good waterproof outer layers

  • Driver's License (Required for Snowmobiling)


Good to know:

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

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, 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.

If you book the extra activities alongside this tour, you will get them at a lower price.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival


Release all stress and let the Blue Lagoon's warm water soothe your tired muscles and joints.


Take the shuttle bus from the Keflavik International Airport to your hotel in downtown Reykjavik. You'll stay at a cozy hotel in the city center so that you can easily explore the northernmost capital of the world.

On the way to the city, you can make a stop at the Blue Lagoon, for a sensory experience unique to Iceland. Release all your tension, letting the azure water soothe tired muscles and joints. Now, you'll be fully prepared to enjoy your holiday. If your flight arrives late in the day, you will visit the Blue Lagoon on your departure day instead.

If you like, take a complimentary Northern Lights tour in the evening. You may choose what kind of Northern Lights experience you prefer: By boat or by bus. Go for the boat tour in the Old Harbor, to see the dancing lights over the ocean while the wind plays with your hair, or 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.

You'll spend the night in Reykjavik.


Preferred accommodation in Reykjavík

Reykjavík Super Budget

Rooms or dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostel. Located in the capital region. Access to cooking facilities on premises. Breakfast not included.

Reykjavík Budget

Capital Inn is a 2 star hotel 3 km out of the city centre, with a short walk to Kringlan shopping mall and Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. Private bedrooms with a washbasin but shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is not included.

Reykjavík Comfort

The Fosshótel chain has four 3-4 star Hotels located in and around the city center of Reykjavík. There is a short walk from all of the hotels to attractions, cafés, restaurants, museums and the nightlife. All offer private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Reykjavík Quality

Alda Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated on Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street in the city centre. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a fitness room with a sauna and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 2 - Golden Circle and Snowmobiling


This 4 Day Winter Adventure takes you snowmobiling across Langjökull, Iceland's second largest glacier.


On your second day, experience the Big Three of Iceland's natural attractions; Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iceland's most famous waterfall, Gullfoss, and the fascinating Geysir geothermal area, home to the hot springs Geysir and its more energetic cousin, Strokkur. Also, the area is filled with bubbling mud pots, steamy fumaroles, and vents in the very crust of the earth which give Iceland its distinctive primeval landscape.

To top it off, you will be joining a snowmobiling tour to take a ride across Langjökull glacier, the second largest ice cap in Iceland, after Vatnajökull.


Day 3 - Optional Activities in Reykjavik & Northern Lights


When in Reykjavík, be sure to visit Grótta on the Seltjarnarnes peninsula for stunning ocean views.


On your third day, you have the freedom to explore the museums, galleries, and cafés of the city or take part in one of several optional activities. If you would like to stay near the city, take a whale watching tour from the Old Harbour. Zip across the waves in a RIB boat as you watch for tailfins in the water, or look for dolphins playing from the comfortable viewing deck of a larger ship.

If you would prefer to leave the city area, take a sightseeing tour of the rolling farmland, fast-moving waterfalls, and craggy lava fields that characterize the south coast. If you would like a more active day, take a glacier hike on the ice of Sólheimajökull. The choice is yours!


Day 4 - Farewell to Iceland


Walk around Lake Tjörnin in central Reykjavík for stunning views of the city.


Your last day in Iceland! We're sad to see you leave!

For a hassle-free farewell, you will be picked up at your hotel to ensure that you get to the airport safely before your flight. If you have an afternoon departure, you can use the morning to visit the breakfast eateries, gourmet coffee shops, museums and shops the city has to offer.

If you are taking a later flight, you may be able to fit in a visit to the Blue Lagoon, if you did not go there on Day 1. Alternatively, you could take a short jaunt in the countryside on the back of an Icelandic horse, or see the whales on a last-minute boat trip.

Though your time in Iceland has finished, we hope you will return soon. As we say in Icelandic, "Sjáumst seinna!" ("See you later!")


Accommodation

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.

Budget

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

Comfort

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.

Quality

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.


Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person.

The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact info@guidetoiceland.is and declare full cancellation.

Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.


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I had an amazing experience with Guide to Iceland! Everything was very articulately and clearly planned out for us and we did not have to worry about anything! Our guide Melkorka was very helpful in answering all of our questions before and during the trip. The hostel we stayed in was very clean and organized. They even had a little gift ready for us from Guide to Iceland. Snowmobiling was definitely a highlight from the Golden Circle as well the overall trip. I know some people's tours were cancelled due to bad weather, but we were lucky to have very clear skies throughout our trip. We opted for the Snæfellsnes peninsula tour for our free day and the sights were amazing. We did wish we had time to see the south coast as well after speaking with some people we met at our hostel. Ending the trip with the Blue Lagoon really helped us relax and smooth out our muscles before heading back home. I really cannot recommend this tour enough to people!
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I had an amazing experience with Guide to Iceland! Everything was very articulately and clearly planned out for us and we did not have to worry about anything! Our guide Melkorka was very helpful in answering all of our questions before and during the trip. The hostel we stayed in was very clean and organized. They even had a little gift ready for us from Guide to Iceland. Snowmobiling was definitely a highlight from the Golden Circle as well the overall trip. I know some people's tours were cancelled due to bad weather, but we were lucky to have very clear skies throughout our trip. We opted for the Snæfellsnes peninsula tour for our free day and the sights were amazing. We did wish we had time to see the south coast as well after speaking with some people we met at our hostel. Ending the trip with the Blue Lagoon really helped us relax and smooth out our muscles before heading back home. I really cannot recommend this tour enough to people!
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The trip was great, really well organised and ran like clock work. We got the bus from the airport to the Blue Lagoon and the premium entry was definitely worth it - both for the contents and skipping a long queue at the entry desk. The Blue Lagoon itself is a real highlight of the trip - everything you would hope for and more. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the Northern Lights - we went out the first night but the cloud cover was too much and the although we re-booked the following two nights both trips were cancelled due to adverse weather. The trip to the Golden Circle was excellent. We got a good flavour of all the key highlights and the guide was very informative and entertaining throughout the day. The snowmobiling was great fun and I’m delighted we chose this option. Our last day was at our leisure in Reykjavík - we used the hop on hop off bus and saw a lot of the gorgeous city. The hotel was basic but entirely adequate, with everything we could need. It was warm, clean and the rooms were a good size. The breakfast was very varied and we ate plenty to fill us up. The WiFi was good and the staff were helpful. The big benefit was the bus pick offs and drop offs being mainly outside the hotel. That was a huge advantage in terms of time saving. The itinerary let us know the time range for collection and the name of the bus company and from there it was easy enough to find them. The whole trip was really well organised and I would be happy to recommend it.
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Everything was very well organised, hotel was nice, golden circle and snow mobiling was great, we managed to see the northern lights. Definitely recommend premium entry to the blue lagoon.
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Everything was so easy. Our travel agent, Embla, was incredibly helpful and always very prompt in her replies. The activities on this package have us a really good overview of the Reykjavik and South coast area. I can't believe that we were able to fit so much into 4 days but still never feel rushed! I wouldn't hesitate to do another trip with guide to Iceland and definitely recommend this package if you're looking for an exciting 4 day overview of the area.
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This is one of the best trips we've ever had. The tours were engaging for both adults and children. The guides were very knowledgable and entertaining. All the Icelanders we came im contact with were warm, welcoming and very helpful. Our hotel accommodations were simple and comfortable. The provided breakfast was a feast, much more than a continental one. We would recommend this trip for anyone.
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I headed to iceland with the intention of seeing the Northern Ligts but this package was certainly a plus. It first started out with a trip to the blue lagoon which was definitely refreshing. Originally my northern lights tour was supposed to be scheduled for the first night however due to weather condiitons it was pushed back to the third. When it is cancelled, you will be informed by mid afternoon latest so you had sufficient time to plan your evenings, so it is definitely a plus. Overall, with the help of guide to iceland, everything was planned very well and it was very smooth and this package is definitely worth it if you are looking for a hassle free and short tour of iceland
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Very good experience!
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The trip was fine. A main issue is that the pick up time is confusing. Cause the bus is always not on time, you have to wait and ask every bus which passes on. And the bus driver won't ask everyone waiting outside. It is easy to miss a bus when there are a lot of buses in a queue, so be careful about this. Other things are nice.
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