Northern Lights & Ice Tunnels | 2-Day Tour

Northern Lights & Ice Tunnels | 2-Day Tour
The Northern Lights dancing over a farm in Iceland.
The Icelandic horse is small, sturdy, long-lived and really friendly.
You can take a tour to visit the intricate ice cave tunnels that have been carved inside Langjökull glacier.
The Northern Lights over an Icelandic farm, moving like dancers in the night sky.
Puffins are a small and adorable birds that come to Iceland in the spring.
The Northern Lights dancing over a small village as the bright town lights illuminate the dark winter sky.

Learn about nature, culture and history on this captivating two-day tour to north Iceland. Visit the elaborate ice tunnels in Langjökull glacier, turf-houses and a working horse farm in Skagafjörður, and spend a night hunting for the elusive Northern Lights. Those wanting an in-depth experience of this country should grab this chance now.

On this tour, you’ll travel from the city of Reykjavík in a small but comfortable minibus which will allow for a more friendly and personal experience than the larger buses cannot provide. Your knowledgeable guide and driver will take you through western Iceland to the northern region of Skagafjörður where you will spend a night in a cosy guesthouse. 

Along the way, you’ll visit Iceland’s second largest glacier, Langjökull, and take an informative tour through the intricate tunnels that have been carved inside the glacier. You will also get to visit a working horse farm, where you’ll learn all about the Icelandic horse, see old turf-houses at Glaumbær heritage museum, learn about puffins, and hunt for the Northern Lights.

Get to know Iceland on this comprehensive tour where you visit glaciers and farms, meet the friendly Icelandic horse and search for the Northern Lights. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Skagafjörður, Langjökull, Sauðárkrókur, Glaumbær
Pickup information:

    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

    • Pickup and drop off in Reykjavik in a comfortable minibus

    • Professional English speaking driver/guide

    • One night accommodation in a guesthouse (shared bath)

    • Admission fee In to the Glacier

    • Meals

    • Admission to the horse show and museums

    What to bring:
    • Warm and waterproof clothes

    • Good shoes

    Daily itinerary

    Day 1 - Ice Cave Tunnels

    Intricate tunnels have been carved inside Langjökull, Iceland's second largest glacier

    You’ll be picked up in the morning by a small and cosy minibus and make your way north, heading out of the city, passing the mighty mountain Esja in the process. Your first stop of the day is Iceland’s second largest glacier, Langjökull.

    Here, you will exchange the comfortable minibus for a large glacier vehicle; the only one equipped to handle the rough drive up Langjökull. At the top is the entryway to the intricate tunnel system that has been carved inside the glacier.

    Along with a professional guide, you’ll thread these tunnels, learning all about glaciers in the process, from how they are formed to the dangers they face. Once back on the surface, you’ll hop aboard the monster-truck and head back to the base where the minibus will be waiting.

    Now your journey will take you to the fertile farmlands of the Skagafjörður region. Here is where you’ll find the little fishing village of Sauðárkrókur. Nicknamed, Krókurinn or ‘The Hook’ this town is filled with colourful houses and friendly locals. You’ll spend the night at a lovely guesthouse in this charming town.

    Day 2 - Horses & Northern Lights

    The Icelandic horse has been vital to the country's survival

    Today, you’ll get to know both the history and culture of Iceland with a visit to a working horse farm and a stop at two museums. First up is the Puffin & Friends Museum in Sauðárkrókur where you'll learn all about the adorable little birds.

    You'll then visit a working horse farm where you’ll see the work that goes into breeding and owning horses. You’ll learn about what makes the Icelandic horse unique and how valuable it has been to the country that for centuries was a land without any roads to speak of.

    From the modern farm, you’ll move on to an old turf farm at Glaumbær heritage museum. Here, you can see how farming life was in the 18th and 19th century as you walk past reconstructed turf houses and timber buildings.

    On your way back to Reykjavík, your driver will look for gaps in the clouds and signs of the beautiful but elusive Northern Lights.

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