Northern Lights Break Iceland

Go hunting for the magical Northern lights on this short but unforgettable adventure. You will also explore the Golden Circle & stunning South Coast of Iceland.  

Available October - March

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4 days / 3 nights

Golden circle & South coast

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DIFFICULITY: Easy

From

83,495 ISK

per person if 2 travelers

What you’ll experience.

If you haven’t got lots of time to spare, this 4-day, 3-night adventure might be the one for you. By night, you will go chasing the breathtaking Aurora. By day, you will drive the world-famous Golden Circle and wander along pristine black sand beaches. 

You will explore the moonlike landscape of Reykjanes peninsula and marvel at the thundering waterfalls of the South Coast. In the evenings, you will hunt out dark and wild places to experience the magic of the Northern Lights. 

Take as long as you need to soak up the emerald greens and crimson reds that dance in the night sky. This is a self-drive tour, so you will take everything at your own pace. You won’t be stuck on a crowded bus, and you will be in full control of the journey. 

Please note that adding optional activities may change the itinerary slightly. We will provide a detailed itinerary once the booking has been confirmed. 

While your chances of seeing the Northern Lights are very good at this time of year, please be aware that they are a natural phenomenon. Nature is out of our control, so we cannot guarantee a sighting!

To request a price quote for this tour, please fill out the booking inquiry, and we will send you a price quote based on your preferences.

If you are planning on driving in Iceland during winter, between September and May, we highly recommend choosing a 4×4 vehicle for your safety and to make your vacation more enjoyable. The weather in Iceland can change suddenly and you could encounter snow or sleet. Some roads are also not accessible for smaller vehicles but can be reached on 4×4´s.

To ensure your safety on our self-drive tours in Iceland, we only provide 4WD cars from 1st of October through March, due to possible snow, sleed, and other hazardous road conditions.

Included in rental rate

  • Unlimited mileage
  • CDW (Collision Damage Waver)
  • SCDW (Super Collision Damage Waver)
  • GP (Gravel Protection. Includes damages to windscreens, headlights and the car)
  • TP (Theft Protection)
  • Extra driver option
  • 4G WiFi with unlimited data to stay connected during your tour
  • VAT 24%

Not included in rental rate

Can be added in the booking process

  • Liability waiver for carefree travelling
    Small car: 3.290 ISK per day
    Medium/Large car: 3.890 ISK per day
  • GPS navigation system
    Some cars have free GPS systems on board
    1.550 ISK per day
  • SAAP (Sand and Ash Insurance)
    Recommended for those travelling the south coast.
    Rates depend on the size of the rental car.
  • Baby seat
    0 – 13 kg 4.000 ISK per rental
  • Child seat
    15 – 36 kg 4.000 ISK per rental

You can choose from three main categories of accommodations in the booking request process, comfort, quality, and luxury. Breakfast is included in all categories.

Comfort

This includes rooms with private bathroom and shower, in hotels and guesthouses.

Breakfast is included.

Quality

This includes rooms with private bathroom and shower, in 3 — 4 star hotels or the best available in the area.

Breakfast is included.

Luxury

This includes rooms or suites with private facilities, in luxury accommodation. Please note that this category has very limited availability and is not available in all parts of Iceland.

Breakfast is included.

Day 1

Welcome to Iceland! On arriving at Keflavík airport, you will pick up your rental car and start your adventure. Depending on your arrival time, you could start your trip by exploring the Reykjanes peninsula. 

This remarkable moonscape is home to Iceland’s oldest lighthouse, stunning bird-watching cliffs, and the world-famous Blue Lagoon. Your hand-picked accommodation is in the greater Selfoss area tonight. It’s totally up to you whether you get a good night’s rest or head out to look for the Northern Lights on Day 1. 

Km driven: approx. 160

Day 2

Make sure you get a good breakfast because the adventure is about to kick up a notch! You will be driving the jaw-dropping Golden Circle route today, famous around the world for its ancient history and outstanding natural beauty. You will visit Þingvellir National Park, the spouting hot spring at the Geysir Geothermal Area, and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, to name a few. Next, you’ll hunt down a hearty meal and check in to your accommodation in the Hella area. You will spend the evening hunting out the Northern Lights.  

Km driven: 200

Day 3

Thundering waterfalls, black sand beaches, and mighty rock formations are all on the cards today. After breakfast, you will visit the stunning waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Let the cool mist wake you up this morning before you drive onward to Reynisfjara black sand beach. Breathe in the ocean air as you wander along the volcanic sands and explore the mighty basalt columns and sea stacks. Legend has it that this stack was a troll who got caught out in the morning sun and turned to stone. You might like to unwind at your accommodation near Hella before heading out for another chance to see the magical Aurora. 

Km driven: 200

Day 4

Sadly, your adventure has come to an end. After one last breakfast in the land of Fire and Ice, you will drive back to Keflavík airport to return your rental car and embark on your journey home. We wish you a safe flight, and we hope to welcome you back soon!

Km driven: 150

Included in final tour price

  • Accommodation for 3 nights with breakfast
  • 4×4 rental car of your choice for 4 days including CDW, SCDW, TP, GP, Extra driver, 4G Wifi dongle with unlimited data or and VAT 24%
  • Detailed personal itinerary
  • Carbon offsetting (14 trees planted)
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Personal and professional service

Not included

  • Flight to/from Iceland
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gasoline/petrol, road tolls, and parking fees
  • Meals and drinks beside breakfast
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

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