Join us for a 5-Day Iceland Northern Lights, Volcanoes, and Glaciers Tour. The best holidays to Iceland. Explore Iceland’s best-known wonders and hidden gems on this five-day guided adventure tour that travels along Route 1, which the Icelanders refer to as the Ring Road.
A four-night stay with breakfast is included in the price. All of Iceland’s finest sights will be on display for you during this tour! In addition to the well-known attractions in Iceland, you’ll see some lesser-known gems where you can escape the crowds and truly get a feel for the island’s true character. Making a unique and memorable experience is what we do best.
- Visit the spectacular Vatnajokull Glacier (optional)
- Discover the magic scenery at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach
- Explore the wonders of Iceland like hot springs, lava fields, waterfalls, and a volcanic crater
- Take the famous Golden Circle Tour
- Attend the stunning Icelandic Lava Show in Vik and see actual flowing lava
Day 1: Reykjavik
Transport from Keflavik Airport to your Reykjavik accommodation by Flybus shuttle bus.
Day 2: Reykjavik – Thingvellir NP – Geysir – Gullfoss – Kerid – Hvolsvollur
Meet your tour guide at 08:30 am and begin the escorted tour program with a brief city tour around Reykjavík. We are exploring the course of the Golden Circle. Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, is the first stop. Next, we’ll hit the Geysir Hot Springs and fly to the Gullfoss Double Waterfall.
We’re moving on to Kerid, a caldera with a crater lake resembling an ancient amphitheater on the rim. In the evening, you’ll hear from your tour guide about the Northern Lights. Of course, once night falls, you’re out waiting for the Northern Lights in the backyard. We’ll be staying in South Iceland for one night.
Day 3: Vatnajokull National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon – Diamond Beach – Hofn
A long drive takes us into a world full of glaciers, ice, and icebergs. We fly to Vatnajokull, the largest national park in Europe, and the source of floating icebergs at the glacial lagoon of Jokulsarlon. The black sandy beach, the so-called Diamond Beach, where huge icebergs are stranded, you can walk.
As part of the educational program for Northern Lights, you will enjoy a film presentation about Northern Lights tonight. In this remote and quiet spot, be careful not to go to bed too soon, or you may miss one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing through the night sky.
An optional ice cave visit at Vatnajokull glacier is provided from mid-November to mid-March; which can only be booked and charged with the tour guide on day 2 of the tour.
Day 4: Hofn – Vik – Icelandic Lava Show – Black Sand Beach – Skogafoss – Seljalandsfoss – Reykjavik
Today, we’re going across the Laki lava field to the village of Vik, where we’re attending the spectacular Icelandic Lava Show; the only exhibition in the world where real flowing lava can be experienced! You will be able to see the lava boiling, hear it sizzling, and feel the heat that radiates from the lava by melting lava and pouring it on ice in a room full of people.
We take a walk in the afternoon along the black lava beach and bird cliffs at Reynisfjara beach in southern Iceland. We’re going by the Myrdalsjokull glacier and the famed Eyjafjallajokull volcano. We go on to the waterfall of Skogafoss and pause at the high yet narrow waterfall of Seljalandsfoss. You return to Reykjavik for one last night in the evening. If the weather conditions are ideal, an optional Northern Lights bus tour or fjord cruise can be booked on the spot.
Day 5: Reykjavik
Transport from your Reykjavik accommodation to Keflavik airport via Flybus shuttle.
Top attractions in Reykjavik
Here are some top attractions in Reykjavik you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Reykjavik worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
The church of Hallgrímskirkja is the main landmark of Reykjavík and its tower, standing at 74.5 meters high, can be seen from almost anywhere in the town.
Harpa Concert Hall is one of the most significant and distinguished landmarks of Reykjavik. Set in the heart of the city, it is a cultural and social...
Perlan ('pearl') is one of the most recognizable landmark in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is situated at the top of hill Öskjuhlíð. What was originally a set of hot water tanks...
Reykjavik and Iceland travel guides
Here are handy travel guides about Reykjavik and Iceland so you can learn a thing or two about these destinations. For a comprehensive list of our travel guides, please visit our travel guides page.
Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, is sitting on the island’s west coast. It’s Iceland’s largest city but comparing to other world capitals, Reykjavik is tiny. Despite its size, Reykjavik has lots to...
Iceland, quite literary land of ice and fire, is located next to the arctic circle and is famous for its unreal landscapes. Massive glaciers are preserved in national parks and...
Top hotels in Reykjavik
Reykjavik has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
This luxurious 16-story hotel offers great views over the town and the sea. The Fosshotel Reykjavík is 200 meters from Laugavegur shopping street in Reykjavik and offers a fitness center...
Located on the shopping street of Laugavegur, ION City Hotel offers accommodation with a fitness center and restaurant in Reykjavík. The museum of Einar Jónsson and the church of Hallgrímskirkja...
Built on one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik, Adalstraeti, Hotel Reykjavík Centrum hotel is situated 199 m from the Reykjavik Art Museum. It features a special exhibition center in...
Grand Hotel Reykjavik is a stylish hotel located 2 km from Reykjavik town center and Laugardalslaug, its biggest outdoor pool. It provides three times a day a free shuttle bus...
Set on the shopping street Laugavegur in central Reykjavik, Alda Hotel Reykjavik offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. The Church of Hallgrimskirkja is 5 minutes...
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Reykjavik. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience....
Cheap flights calendar for Reykjavik
The peak season for flights to Reykjavik is May, July and August. The low season for purchasing tickets is February, October and November.
Reykjavik is served by these airports: Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik International Airport. Direct flights to Reykjavik are offered by 22 airlines. Most flights are with Icelandair. Direct flights from Reykjavik, United States are airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Air Canada, KLM and Air France from New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Jacksonville.
Reykjavik and Iceland attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Reykjavik and in Iceland.
Last Updated on April 10, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com