Iceland Northern Lights Tour for 5 Days

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Iceland Northern Lights Tour for 5 Days

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Is it your dream to see colorful Northern Lights and how they seem to dance in the sky? Then this special winter break for 5 days is the best way to catch them and experience this amazing natural phenomenon. This Iceland Northern Lights self-drive tour gives you the opportunity to visit Iceland in winter colors.

You will also explore the highlights of the South Coast and go hunting for the Aurora in the evenings. Also, you will visit Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland and the famous Þingvellir National Park and Geysir. Along the way you will see charming villages and picturesque waterfalls in stunning landscape. Don’t let this unique opportunity pass, book your Iceland Northern Lights tour today!

NL-11 – Iceland Northern Lights Tour for 5 Days


Day 1: Arrival & Iceland Northern Lights

Iceland Northern LightsWelcome to your Iceland Northern Lights self drive holiday! After landing at Keflavík International Airport you will collect your rental vehicle. You are now ready to begin your Iceland adventure! If your flight arrives in the morning, you can make a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon and relax in the milky blue waters (optional, needs to be booked in advance). Afterwards, drive towards Reykjavík and from there you will make your way to your cozy accommodation near the Golden Circle. Here you will stay for the next three nights.

On the way you can stop at Hellisheiðarvirkjun Geothermal Plant and enjoy their Geothermal Energy Exhibition. Here you can learn more about how Iceland harnesses reusable energy. In the evening, if conditions are good, we recommend going out to look for the northern lights. Since your accommodation is located away from any major light pollution, you may not need to go far to witness this natural phenomenon.

Highlights of the day: Lava fields of Reykjanes peninsula,  Blue Lagoon (optional), Geothermal Energy Exhibition and more

Day 2: The Highlights of the Golden Circle

Iceland Northern LightsToday you will explore the famous Golden Circle. First up is Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO heritage site. Enjoy exploring this historic area and we recommend a short walk up to Öxarárfoss waterfall which is particularly beautiful during winter. Those who are looking for something a bit more adventurous can add a snorkeling tour in the crystal clear Lake Silfra on this day (optional). Afterwards, drive to Geysir sprouting spring where you will witness the eruption of Strokkur geyser. To complete the Golden Circle, drive to Gullfoss waterfall. Here you can enjoy a traditional Icelandic meat soup to warm up while enjoying the beautiful landscape that surrounds you.

Spend the afternoon exploring the areas surrounding the Golden Circle. Other highlights in this area include Flúðir, a village known for its geothermal greenhouses, and Kerið crater. You’ll stay the night at the same accommodation as the night before. In the evening, if conditions are good, we recommend going on a hunt for the Northern Lights.

Highlights of the day: Þingvellir National Park Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall, Flúðir village, Kerið and more
Optional activities: Snorkeling in Lake Silfra, Northern Lights Floating tour in Flúðir

Day 3: Sensational South Coast with (Frozen) Waterfalls

Iceland Northern Lights tourAnother day, another adventure! Today you will explore the South coast of Iceland. Start by driving to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, known for being the waterfall you can walk behind. Next up is another beautiful waterfall, Skógafoss. In this area you can add a snowmobile tour on a glacier or a horseback riding tour on the friendly Icelandic horse (optional). Continue on to the town of Vík. Nearby you will find the black sand beach of Reynisfjara and the Dyrhólaey stone arch that stretches into the sea.

After exploring these famous sights it’s time to head back. Return to your Golden Circle accommodation for another overnight stay.

Highlights of the day: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Black beach, Vík, and more
Optional activities: Snowmobile tour on the glacier, Horseback riding tour

Day 4: Exploration of Reykjavik

Iceland Northern LightsWhen you are ready to say goodbye to your beautiful Golden Circle accommodation, head back to Reykjavík where you will return your rental car. Enjoy an afternoon exploring some of the highlights of the city. These include the Hallgrímskirkja church, Harpa music & conference center, the Sun Voyager sculpture and the National Museum of Reykjavík. You can also visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition and the Aurora Reykjavík Northern Lights Center, where you can learn more about the Northern Lights.

Alternatively, you can enjoy an activity from Reykjavík, such as a helicopter tour or a walking tour (not included).  In the evening, you can have dinner in one of the gourmet restaurants in Reykjavik. Stay for your last night in Reykjavik before departure.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavik, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Music center, Sun Voyager sculpture, and more
Optional activities: Walking tour in Reykjavik, Helicopter tour

Day 5: Departure Iceland Northern Lights Tour

Iceland winter tourIt’s sad to admit but your Iceland Northern Lights tour is coming to an end. If your flight leaves in the afternoon you still have time to do some last minute sightseeing or shopping on the Laugavegur shopping street. If you could not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day we can arrange that visit today.

Finally, you will be picked up at your accommodation and transferred to Keflavík International Airport in time for your flight. We wish you safe travels back home and hope to see you again in Iceland. Thank you for traveling with Iceland Unlimited!


Detailed Information Iceland Northern Lights Tour for 5 Days



We offer three different accommodation categories for this Iceland Northern Lights tour:

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationBudget Budget accommodation includes shared facilities in guesthouses, country hotels, farmhouses, etc. In some you might find a TV and a washbasin in your room. All offer breakfast that’s included in the price.



iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationComfort In Comfort accommodation you will have access to private facilities (shower and WC). These would be 3 star hotels and better guest houses many of whom have their own restaurant. All offer breakfast that is included in the price.



iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationQuality Rooms with private shower/bath and WC. These are the best available rooms in 4 star hotels or the best hotels in each region. Suites and Jr. Suites are available upon request within the Quality category in Reykjavik only. Breakfast is always included.





  • 4 nights accommodation (Budget-Comfort or Quality) with breakfast
  • Rental car of your choice for 4 days with unlimited mileage, CDW & VAT
  • Car airport pick up fee
  • GPS unit for easier navigation
  • WiFi hotspot in your rental car for easy internet access
  • Unlimited extra drivers for the rental car
  • Optional private information meeting with our travel consultant in Reykjavik before your tour starts
  • Big, handwritten, detailed map with route, recommendations and accommodations highlighted
  • Shuttle bus transfer with pickup at your accommodation in Reykjavik upon departure
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not included:

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants apart from what’s stated in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance


Please contact us and get a price quote for this Iceland Northern Lights Tour. Note that this tour is fully customizable, therefore days and activities can be added upon request. Please mention the tour code (NL-11) in your message.

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