Glaciers and Northern Lights: A Winter Discovery of Iceland

5-Day Example Trip
An exclusive five-day trip to Iceland's renowned natural wonders

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This action-packed five day trip showcases the highlights of southern Iceland whilst shrouded in snow. A short and concise private tour, it brims with extraordinary natural experiences and unforgettable memories.

Based in cool Reykjavik, we’ll take you snowmobiling across Iceland’s second biggest glacier, inside a cave of shimmering ice and to watch the spellbinding colours of the Aurora Borealis dance across the sky. You’ll also get to soak in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon and witness the mighty wonders of Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall in the Golden Circle.

  • Private Northern Lights tour
  • Blue Lagoon and glacier excursions
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip

Trip Itinerary

Days 1-5: Reykjavik
Meet and greet at Reykjavik airport

As your international flight touches down, our representative will greet you in the arrivals hall.

Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Reykjavik airport to the Blue Lagoon

Visit the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. Temperatures in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37–39 °C (98–102 °F) and the waters, rich in minerals like silica, are reputed to help some people suffering from various skin ailments. The lagoon is man-made and fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi, where superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. After going through the turbines, the steam and hot water pass through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a municipal water heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in.

Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik

Accommodation in Reykjavik
Four nights in Reykjavik

Set among snow-topped mountains and volcanic surrounds, Reykjavik is the energetic gateway city to a land of rugged adventures. As the planet's most northerly capital, Reykjavik greets you with a crisp, clean Icelandic breeze before charming you with its blend of small village feel and big city passion. Looking out across the sea to glacier views, this little city is split in half by the brilliant waters of Tjornin Lake and brims with highbrow museums, first-class geothermal pools and stylish restaurants.

Private tour of southern Iceland

Today you'll be taken to Solheimajokull glacier to walk on the ice field and discover ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses. Then explore an extraordinary black lava beach with icebergs scattered along the strand on this private-led tour.

Vatnajokull Ice Caves

The Vatnajökull Glacier is the largest glacier in Europe and covers about 8% of Iceland. Various tongues edge down steep mountainsides, gently dominating the region’s coastline. Drive up the glacier aboard a super jeep for a short hike into a spectacular series of ice caves. Exploring these natural wonders makes for fantastic photography, with the caverns' glassy blue roof and tunnels strange formations creating otherworldly scenes.

Private Northern Lights Tour

This evening your guide will take you on a private tour to witness the magical Aurora Borealis: the Northern Lights. Depending on the cloud above Iceland, you may have the chance to see hues of greens, blues and violets dance across the night sky.

Golden Circle Tour
Long shot of Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland

Drive into the countryside to Thingvellir, the site of the oldest democratic parliament in the world, and the point where the slowly separating North American and Eurasian tectonic plates can be clearly seen. During the tour, visit Geysir, the geyser which gave its name to all other erupting hot springs, and one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur. Continue on to the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, then follow the main rift down to Lake Thingvallavatn.

Snowmobiling on Langjokull

After gearing up and a safety briefing, head out on to Iceland’s second biggest glacier. The views from the flanks of Langjokull are quite staggering. You will see the steep Eiriksjokull glacier, the highest mountain in west Iceland, the dome shaped Hofsjokull glacier in middle of the highlands along with the Kerlingafjoll Mountain range.

Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to Reykjavik Airport

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