Northern Lights Exploration - Small Group

By GJ Travel

  • Enjoy a search for the Aurora Borealis away from the big city lights on this fantastic 8 day adventure
  • Experience the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon, Hvalfjörður fjord, Reykjavík, and other famous iconic landmarks in Iceland
  • Try a Hot Spring Tasting with geothermally cooked bread and eggs and learn about the Northern Lights

Experience this incredible 8 days and 7 nights trip with delicious breakfasts and lunches included. Enjoy the best of Iceland and admire the Northern Lights Exploration series along the way.

What to expect?

In addition to a seven-night stay with breakfast, this program includes our special six-night Northern Lights Academy. A combination of evening presentations, lectures, film and guided lookouts for the Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights is included. Experience Icelandic winter as good as it gets.

For day one you'll receive a voucher for the FLYBUS and you can take the first available bus after arrival. The guided part of the tour starts on day 2 with an English-speaking guide where you will be picked up at your accommodations.

Visit a traditional shark curing farm and indulge in Hot Spring tasting with geothermally cooked bread and eggs. Enjoy an Icelandic horse stable and geothermal greenhouse and the multimedia presentation at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Information Center. Enter the Blue Lagoon and take a warm relaxing bath. 

Day 1: Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to a bus stop near your accommodation in Reykjavík.

Day 2: 09:00 - Meet your tour guide, who shows the group the highlights of Iceland's exciting capital. Head west to Borgarfjörður, get a chance to climb the Grábrók volcano crater and visit Deildartunguhver. Visit Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls.

Day 3: Snæfellsnes Peninsula - We travel to the charming fishing town of Stykkishólmur for a cruise in the Breiðafjörður fjord. Jutting out into the bay rises one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland, Mt. Kirkjufell.

Day 4: Travel along the Hvalfjörður fjord. The first stop is at an Icelandic wool outlet store. We continue inland to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal fields and Gullfoss waterfall.

Day 5: Travel along the South coast. At the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center, we learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. Next visit is Skógafoss waterfall, which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. In the afternoon we take a stroll on the black lava beach at Reynisfjara in South Iceland.

Day 6: Today we travel to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. In the afternoon we visit the tiny turf church at Hof and spend time at Europe's largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, and Europe's largest glacier.

Day 7: From Kirkjubæjarklaustur, we head across the Eldhraun lava field to the village of Vík. We visit the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss and in the afternoon we return to Reykjavik and have around 2 hours of leisure time. In the evening, we soak in the famous Blue Lagoon. After an Icelandic farewell dinner, we go on one last nocturnal tour to seek more Northern Lights.

Day 8: Departure home.

Extra costs for dinners to be paid at the hotels: Fixed 2-course dinners with fish, meat or vegetarian main courses are available at the hotels starting at ISK 7.200 (about EUR 63) per person per night. Note, that the country hotels do not offer a la carte meals and there are no other restaurants nearby.

Daily driving: Total mileage without airport transfer is about 1.585 km (983 miles) which is an average of 265 km (164 miles) per day. Spend about 3.5 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic, and daily distances. On some days the driving might be longer than on some other days.

Please note: the minimum age is 12 years. Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.
What's Included?
  • Arrival and departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
    Fully escorted 8-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide or driver/guide
    7-nights accommodation in comfort tourist-class hotels
    7 x breakfast
    Fjord Cruise on Breiðafjörður fjord including light lunch (day 3)
    Visit a traditional shark curing farm
    Hot spring tasting with geothermal-cooked bread and eggs
    Visit Icelandic horse stables and geothermal greenhouse
    Visit a multimedia presentation at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Information Center
    Traditional Icelandic dinner at a local restaurant (day 7)
    Northern Lights Academy program during 6 evenings
  • Dinner
    Nature fees (10 EUR or less, if any)
    Food and drinks that are not otherwise specified in included
    Transportation from and to the airport
Guided languages


Cancellation policy

Cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 8 days or less before event
Cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 28 days or less before event
Cancellation fee of 20% if booking is cancelled 56 days or less before event

Meeting point

Keflavíkurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavík

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  • Meals No
  • Suitable for kids? Yes
  • Level of difficulty Low
  • Duration 8d