Iceland’s Northern Lights

Discover the best-known national treasures, mystical northern lights,
ancient sagas, and unique traditions.

Northern Lights Over Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Iceland's Northern Lights

Discover Iceland’s best-known national treasures, mystical northern lights, ancient sagas, and unique traditions. Iceland is a land of fire and ice with ancient volcanoes, and grandiose glaciers. Tour the “Golden Circle,” packed with jaw-dropping landscapes and natural wonders including Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise Breidafjordur Bay and taste shellfish picked from pristine waters. We’ll also visit the famous rejuvenating geothermal spa Blue Lagoon, tour the capital of Reykjavik, stroll the halls of the National Museum of Iceland, and each evening we’ll search the night sky for magical auroras.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare, government fees, airport & departure taxes, & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Tour Director & Icelandic Guide
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour
Request a Call
Call to Book 1-800-826-2266

Choose Your Departure Year:

Day 1 : Fly to Iceland

Depart the USA for a restful overnight flight to Iceland.

Day 2 : Arrive in Iceland

Our flight arrives early morning. After breakfast, we'll visit Iceland's National Museum. Tonight we reconvene for a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner where you will have time to get to know your traveling companions.

D

Day 3 : Reykjavík

After breakfast we enjoy a city tour of Reykjavík. Though one of the smallest capital cities in the world, it is brimming with adventures. Find the perfect blend of modern metropolitan chic and timeless Scandinavian charms. We visit the exquisite Harpa Concert Hall, the Parliament, and enjoy panoramic views from the city’s best-known landmark, Hallgrimskirkja church. Next we descend under Whale Bay through an undersea tunnel to Akranes. At the Museum Center view a vast collection of architecture, maritime exhibits and artifacts. We head to the coast and ascend to the top of a lighthouse for outstanding views of the rugged coastline. Then see Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver, which provides water and geothermal heat for much of the area. A quick stop at Reykholt uncovers historic sites and cultural novelties as the once-home of Iceland's best-known author, Snorri Sturluson. We end the day visiting two incredibly unique waterfalls. Hraunfosser is a collection of several creeks cascading down a wall of lava rocks, creating a spectacular display of ever-changing colors. Barnafoss waterfall, steeped in mystery and folklore, is found not far above Hraunfosser. We overnight in the Reykholt area for the next two nights. This is the perfect place to go on an evening adventure hunting for luminescent green Northern Lights dancing above.

D

Day 4 : Breidafjordur Bay

Following breakfast, we travel to Stykkishólmur, a gateway city to several islands in Breidafjordur Bay. We embark on a maritime escapade passing by thousands of these tiny islands. Experience Viking Sushi, where a large selection of shellfish is pulled straight from the pristine waters for the tasting. View quaint fishing villages as we make our way through the bay. Hellnar has a year-round population of less than 10 people! The bay is brimming with wildlife, including Orcas and varieties of coastal birds including Puffins. At Arnarstapi we can walk along the Bookshelves of God, made out of stacked columnar basalt rock formations. The serenity of Snaefelljsokull National Park leaves lasting memories of a variety of landscapes, from moss-blanketed lava fields, to jagged cliffs and pebbled beaches. We bid the bay farewell before we head back to our hotel. Tonight we have another opportunity to discover the mysterious Aurora Borealis.

D

Day 5 : Golden Circle of Natural Wonders

Experience the power of Gullfoss waterfall as it thunders glacial water a little over 100 feet down a rugged canyon. When the sun is shining you can often witness a bright rainbow over the falls. The Geysir Hot Springs area is packed with bubbling mud pits and explosive geysers, including Strokkur, which spouts water 100 feet into the sky every few minutes. The highlight of our Golden Circle tour is þingvellir National Park, bursting with a storied history and incredible landscape. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also the world’s oldest ongoing parliament, beginning with an annual assembly established by Norse settlers in 930 AD. The area offers dramatic landscapes as it visibly displays how the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet, creating bulging lava fields, glacial pools, and other geological phenomena. En route to Hveragerði we stop at Efstidalur dairy farm and enjoy regional delights, including homemade skyr, a Greek-style yogurt dessert from the days of Vikings. Our geothermal adventure continues as we enter the Hot Springs Capital of the World. Not only is the town brimming with countless hot springs and clay foot baths, but also a large concentration of greenhouses. Residents here provide the country with a vast majority of its homegrown produce, including tropical fruit such as bananas and papayas sustained with a geothermally heated climate. We stay in the Hveragerði area this evening and gaze upward for views of the Aurora Borealis.

D

Day 6 : Reykjanes Seacoast & Blue Lagoon

Rise and shine for a spectacular coastal drive along Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark. Here we see mossy-topped volcanic riffs and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the only place in the world it is visible. We stop at Strandarkirkja church, nestled in the dramatic coastline. Locals believe this church has profound divine powers for increased luck and success. See Lake Kleifarvatn, unique in that it is filled entirely by underground water. We make a lunch stop in the fishing town of Grindavík and end our last day of adventure with a relaxing afternoon at Iceland’s most popular attraction, the Blue Lagoon. Mineral rich seawater fills the large lake at a constant 102°F. Soak in the lagoon or enjoy the mystical views from the sauna. Don’t miss out on the famous silica mud, found in white buckets throughout the lagoon or experience the geothermal massage waterfall. We leave the Blue Lagoon feeling refreshed, energized, and silky smooth. We return to Reykjavík and enjoy a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner before searching for the natural wonder of the Northern Lights.

Lunch on own

D

Day 7 : Fly Home

After an included breakfast we fly home with wonderful memories of our Icelandic adventure.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare, government fees, airport & departure taxes, & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Tour Director & Icelandic Guide
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour

Attractions & Highlights

  • National Museum of Iceland
  • Reykjavík city tour
  • Akranes Museum Center
  • Deildartunguhver
  • Reykholt
  • Hraunfosser - land of waterfalls
  • Breidafjordur Bay cruise
  • Arnarstapi
  • Snæfelljsökull National Park
  • Golden Circle: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs & Þingvellir National Park
  • Hveragerði
  • Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Strandarkirkja Church
  • Lake Kleifarvatn
  • Blue Lagoon

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily breakfast
  • Holiday Vacations Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Viking Sushi
  • Lunch at Efstidalur dairy farm
  • Lunch in Grindavík fishing town

Please note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Tour Dates & Pricing

December 1st, 2018 - December 7th, 2018

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double

$3999

Single

$4799

Triple

$3849

Final Payment Date: 08/28/2018

December 8th, 2018 - December 14th, 2018

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double

$3999

Single

$4799

Triple

$3849

Final Payment Date: 09/4/2018

Departure Cities

Day 1 : Fly to Iceland

Depart the USA for a restful overnight flight to Iceland.

Day 2 : Arrive in Iceland

Our flight arrives early morning. After breakfast, we'll visit Iceland's National Museum. Tonight we reconvene for a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner where you will have time to get to know your traveling companions.

B,D

Day 3 : Reykjavík

After breakfast we enjoy a city tour of Reykjavík. Though one of the smallest capital cities in the world, it is brimming with adventures. Find the perfect blend of modern metropolitan chic and timeless Scandinavian charms. We visit the exquisite Harpa Concert Hall, the Parliament, and enjoy panoramic views from the city’s best-known landmark, Hallgrimskirkja church. Next we descend under Whale Bay through an undersea tunnel to Akranes. At the Museum Center view a vast collection of architecture, maritime exhibits and artifacts. We head to the coast and ascend to the top of a lighthouse for outstanding views of the rugged coastline. Then see Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver, which provides water and geothermal heat for much of the area. A quick stop at Reykholt uncovers historic sites and cultural novelties as the once-home of Iceland's best-known author, Snorri Sturluson. We end the day visiting two incredibly unique waterfalls. Hraunfosser is a collection of several creeks cascading down a wall of lava rocks, creating a spectacular display of ever-changing colors. Barnafoss waterfall, steeped in mystery and folklore, is found not far above Hraunfosser. We overnight in the Reykholt area for the next two nights. This is the perfect place to go on an evening adventure hunting for luminescent green Northern Lights dancing above.

B,D

Day 4 : Breidafjordur Bay

Following breakfast, we travel to Stykkishólmur, a gateway city to several islands in Breidafjordur Bay. We embark on a maritime escapade passing by thousands of these tiny islands. Experience Viking Sushi, where a large selection of shellfish is pulled straight from the pristine waters for the tasting. View quaint fishing villages as we make our way through the bay. Hellnar has a year-round population of less than 10 people! The bay is brimming with wildlife, including Orcas and varieties of coastal birds including Puffins. At Arnarstapi we can walk along the Bookshelves of God, made out of stacked columnar basalt rock formations. The serenity of Snaefelljsokull National Park leaves lasting memories of a variety of landscapes, from moss-blanketed lava fields, to jagged cliffs and pebbled beaches. We bid the bay farewell before we head back to our hotel. Tonight we have another opportunity to discover the mysterious Aurora Borealis.

B,L,D

Day 5 : Golden Circle of Natural Wonders

atural marvels. Experience the power of Gullfoss waterfall as it thunders glacial water a little over 100 feet down a rugged canyon. When the sun is shining you can often witness a bright rainbow over the falls. The Geysir Hot Springs area is packed with bubbling mud pits and explosive geysers, including Strokkur, which spouts water 100 feet into the sky every few minutes. The highlight of our Golden Circle tour is þingvellir National Park, bursting with a storied history and incredible landscape. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also the world’s oldest ongoing parliament, beginning with an annual assembly established by Norse settlers in 930 AD. The area offers dramatic landscapes as it visibly displays how the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet, creating bulging lava fields, glacial pools, and other geological phenomena. En route to Hveragerði we stop at Efstidalur dairy farm and enjoy regional delights, including homemade skyr, a Greek-style yogurt dessert from the days of Vikings. Our geothermal adventure continues as we enter the Hot Springs Capital of the World. Not only is the town brimming with countless hot springs and clay foot baths, but also a large concentration of greenhouses. Residents here provide the country with a vast majority of its homegrown produce, including tropical fruit such as bananas and papayas sustained with a geothermally heated climate. We stay in the Hveragerði area this evening and gaze upward for views of the Aurora Borealis.

B,L,D

Day 6 : Reykjanes Seacoast & Blue Lagoon

Rise and shine for a spectacular coastal drive along Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark. Here we see mossy-topped volcanic riffs and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the only place in the world it is visible. We stop at Strandarkirkja church, nestled in the dramatic coastline. Locals believe this church has profound divine powers for increased luck and success. See Lake Kleifarvatn, unique in that it is filled entirely by underground water. We make a lunch stop in the fishing town of Grindavík and end our last day of adventure with a relaxing afternoon at Iceland’s most popular attraction, the Blue Lagoon. Mineral rich seawater fills the large lake at a constant 102°F. Soak in the lagoon or enjoy the mystical views from the sauna. Don’t miss out on the famous silica mud, found in white buckets throughout the lagoon or experience the geothermal massage waterfall. We leave the Blue Lagoon feeling refreshed, energized, and silky smooth. We return to Reykjavík and enjoy a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner before searching for the natural wonder of the Northern Lights.

B,L,D

Day 7 : Fly Home

After an included breakfast we fly home with wonderful memories of our Icelandic adventure.

B

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare, government fees, airport & departure taxes, & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Tour Director & Icelandic Guide
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • nights in Reykjavík
  • nights at Fosshotel Reykholt
  • nights at Hotel Selfoss in the Hveragerði area

Attractions & Highlights

  • National Museum of Iceland
  • Akranes Museum Center
  • Reykjavík city tour
  • Deildartunguhver & Reykholt
  • Hraunfosser - land of waterfalls
  • Breidafjordur Bay cruise
  • Arnarstapi
  • Snæfelljsökull National Park
  • Golden Circle: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs & Þingvellir National Park
  • Hveragerði
  • Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Strandarkirkja Church
  • Lake Kleifarvatn
  • Blue Lagoon

14 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Daily breakfast
  • Viking Sushi
  • Lunch at Efstidalur dairy farm
  • Lunch in Grindavík fishing town

Please note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Tour Dates & Pricing

March 9th, 2019 - March 15th, 2019

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double

$4499

Single

$5299

Triple

$4349

Final Payment Date: 12/4/2018

March 16th, 2019 - March 22nd, 2019

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double

$4499

Single

$5299

Triple

$4349

Final Payment Date: 12/11/2018

March 23rd, 2019 - March 29th, 2019

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double

$4499

Single

$5299

Triple

$4349

Final Payment Date: 12/18/2018

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham Municipal Airport

Fayetteville/Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee Regional Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach Gardens

Atlanta - Hartsfield International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend Regional Airport

Wichita - Mid-Continent Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Field Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore Washington International

Detroit - Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Airport

Lansing - Capital Region International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Rochester - Rochester International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - Lambert St. Louis International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson International Airport

Billings - Billings Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Airport

Missoula - Missoula County Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Lincoln - Lincoln Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo-Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati-NKY International Airport

Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - Port Columbus International

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee-Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas-Ft Worth International

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton Airport International

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Milwaukee - General Mitchell International Airport

Mosinee - Central Wisconsin Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport