Iceland Northern Lights

Tour Dates:
1-10 April, 2025

$Early Bird Pricing, Before October 1, 2024: $8,000 After October 1, 2024: $8,200

Experience the best of Iceland from East to West!  Explore Blue Ice Caves, hike beautiful landscapes, view incredible waterfalls, ride Icelandic horses down black beaches, and indulge in amazing food!  Not to mention your chance of a lifetime to view the Northern Lights during the peak solar cycle!  The wonders of Iceland await!

Day 1 | Arrival, Food & Wine Tour and Reykjavík Day April 01, 2025

A private driver will wait for you by the arrival gates at KEF Airport upon arrival and take you to your Reykjavík accommodation. Spend the day getting to know our favorite little city. Albeit small, there are plenty of interesting things to see and do, as well as some incredible restaurants to try.

Around noon, a private guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for a captivating Private Food & Wine Tour of Reykjavík, offering a delightful immersion into Icelandic culinary culture. As you meander through the city center, explore intriguing attractions and pause at enticing restaurants. Savor the array of local flavors, artfully paired with regional beers and wines at top establishments. This culinary journey also includes a visit to a charming perfumery, ensuring you leave with a full sensory experience and a satisfied palate. Your appetite for both food and culture will be superbly indulged.

Day 2 | South Coast Highlights April 02, 2025

This morning you’ll have breakfast and check out of your hotel before meeting your Hidden Iceland private guide to explore all the magnificent places that the south coast of Iceland holds. Starting by Seljalandsfoss waterfall that falls over a cliff, allowing you to walk behind it for the ultimate views from behind the waterfall. From here it’s a short drive to the roaring Skógafoss waterfall, which holds an intriguing history of hidden treasures from the settlement. As our journey brings us further east, we start to see the country’s spectacular glaciers and highest mountain peaks within Vatnajökull National Park. If the conditions are favorable in the evening, you’ll be on a lookout for the Northern Lights!

Day 3 | Ice Cave Adventures within Vatnajökull National Park April 03, 2025

After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to set out for the true highlight of the trip by heading to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, which to this day remains one of our favorite locations in Iceland. From here we embark on our Ice Cave adventures on the vast Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. First up, we travel through the rugged terrain in one of our partners’ specialized super jeeps to a more remote area of the glacier, and then we hike to explore one of the amazing blue ice caves in this region. The blues and textures of the caves are truly natural works of art!

Once we come back, we ensure that we have plenty of time to take in the wonders of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Here we can see the icebergs that ha

ve calved off the glacier in the distance float around the enormous lagoon down to the tidal river, where the icebergs wash up to the black shores of Diamond Beach. Curious seals are often spotted swimming among the icebergs or resting on top of them. Tonight’s another opportunity to hunt for some Northern Lights!



Day 4 | South Coast Sights & Horseback Riding Tour April 04, 2025

After two adventurous days in the south-east, it’s time to slow the pace a little and have a more relaxed day as we head west after breakfast and checking out of our lovely hotel.  We’ll start with an easy hike along the feather-like ridges of the canyon with the impossible to pronounce name; Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon. We stop by a few more south

coast sights as daylight hours allow, and we’ll also join a black beach horseback riding tour. This scenic ride in the beautiful environment of Vík includes crossing a little stream, a ride along the black sand beach and a good time with the wonderful Icelandic Horses. This will be suitable for all equine experience levels.

Soon enough, we will come to our accommodation for the night on the beautiful south coast. The hotel restaurant will be available for dinner once you h

ave settled into your room and refreshed after a day of exploring the magnificent glacier landscapes. Hotels on the south coast are perfectly located for seeing the Northern Lights when conditions are favorable.

Day 5 | Þórsmörk Highland tour April 05, 2025

After breakfast, you’ll truly get off the beaten track going into Þórsmörk, a lushly vegetated mountain valley in an off-road 4×4 vehicle that enables us to cross deep glacial rivers and handle nearly any terrain. Þórsmörk is a natural reserve in a remote area of the southern Icelandic Highlands, nestled between the Mýrdalsjökull, Eyjafjallajökull and Tindfjallajökull glaciers, and one of the favorite locations for Icelanders to explore during the summer months. It is a truly wonderful location, one of our favorites on the whole island. Enjoy the hikes in the area and drink in the beautiful, unspoiled nature of Iceland. Tonight we return to our cozy accommodation in the south, with another opportunity of seeing the Northern Lights.

Day 6 | Golden Circle Sightseeing & Friðheimar Tomato Farm April 06, 2025

Today, we commence our tour through the Golden Circle after breakfast and check out at our southern hotel.  First, we get to witness the force of Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most powerful waterfalls. From there, it is only a short drive to see the wonders of the geothermal area of Geysir, the original exploding geyser, and its surrounding steam vents. Afterwards, we will refuel with a unique lunch inside the tomato greenhouse farm Friðheimar. Having lunch among all the tomato plants in the greenhouse is something we are sure you will never forget.

Finally, we will drive to the famous Þingvellir National Park. This National Park holds historical and geological significance and Þingvellir is the site of the first known parliament in the world, where many of Iceland’s most important decisions were made. It is also a place of incredible beauty, sitting in the rift valley of the separating North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Tonight you will stay again in Reykjavík for another chance to explore the city and try some of the best restaurants in town.

Day 7 | Free Day in Reykjavík April 07, 2025

Enjoy a full day in Reykjavík to explore what the city has to offer! Start the day with a walk around Tjörnin Pond, where you can feed the hungry swans and ducks that reside in the lake. Then, continue on into Hljómskálagarðurinn Gardens, where you’ll find plenty of art installations. After a lunch in one of the downtown restaurants, make your way down to

the Grandi Old Harbor area. You’ll have the option to join the Flyover Iceland for a bird’s-eye view and experience the sensation of flying with the help of state-of-the-art technology and amazing special effects. Afterwards, you can make your way a bit further down to visit Omnom Chocolate Factory, who produce their own chocolate from bean to bar. Here you can get one of the best ice creams in town!

Day 8 | The Enchanting Snæfellsnes Peninsula April 08, 2025

After one night in Reykjavik and another great breakfast, we set out to explore Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west of Iceland. This is a stunning area where we’ll witness fjords, mountains, volcanoes, endless lava fields, glaciers, and dramatic coastal cliffs, all in one stunning peninsula. We start by visiting the picture-perfect Búðakirkja Black Church, then continue to the small fishing village of Arnastapi which is surrounded by impressive basalt sea cliffs and natural stone bridges. Next we explore the shores of Djúpalónssandur Black Beach before coming to Mt. Kirkjufell, or the Arrow Mountain as depicted in the TV series Game of Thrones. From here, it is only a short drive to the seaside town of Stykkishólmur where we spend the night in a hotel close to the charming harbor.

Day 9 | Snæfellsnes, Hvammsvík Hot Springs & Back to Reykjavík April 09, 2025

Today we’ll make our way back to Reykjavík after breakfast and check out from our Western hotel. On the way, we will stop at some other points of interest if the time allows. After a day of exploring, a stop at Hvammsvík Hot Springs is the perfect way to end the day in a relaxing soak right by the ocean, where the water levels fluctuate with the tides. You’ll spend your last night in Reykjavík.

Day 10 | Departure Day April 10, 2025

Today marks your final morning in Iceland, and the end to your magnificent adventure! A private driver will pick you up from your accommodation to take you to KEF Airport for your outbound flight.