• Iceland


Seeing the Northern Lights with the naked eye is an incredible experience – to say the least. This exciting 8-day tour invites you to discover the diverse wonders of Iceland by day, & the vibrant light show in the skies at night. You’ll visit several breathtaking waterfalls, get close up to watch a famous geyser erupt, & see Iceland’s largest glacier inside Vatnajokull National Park. Learn about turf architecture, Icelandic horses, & of course – the Northern Lights. You won’t want to miss this unique adventure! What are you waiting for? 

The Northern Lights appear from September to April. 


  • Thingvellir National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Where Iceland’s parliament was born.
  • Vatnajokull National Park – Home to Iceland’s largest glacier.
  • Strokkur – Geyser that erupts about every ten minutes. Taste geothermally prepared foods here.
  • Hakarl – Fermented shark. An Icelandic traditional cuisine.
  • Skogar Folk Museum – Learn about Icelandic turf houses.
  • Blue Lagoon – Relax in cool blue, geothermal waters.
  • Film Presentation – Attend an informational presentation on the Northern Lights.
  • Gullfoss waterfall

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Keflavik – Reykjavik

Arrive at the airport in Keflavik, & transfer to the hotel in Reykjavik. 

Day 2: Reykjavik – Borgarnes

Take a brief tour of the capital city this morning. Afterward, begin the journey to Borgarnes - enjoying famed sites & exciting adventures along the way. See the Hallmundarhraun lava field, where you’ll find the Hraunfossar waterfalls. Hike up the Grabrok Crater, where you’ll find the hulk of all hot springs, Deildartunguhver. After checking in to the hotel, attend a talk on the Northern Lights. This evening you’ll have an opportunity to look for this colorful spectacular in the sky. 

Day 3: Borgarnes – Stykkisholmur – Bjarnarhofn – Borgarnes

Discover the Snaefellsnes Peninsula area today. Travel to Stykkisholmur, one of Iceland’s fishing villages. Here you’ll board a cruise that takes you through the Breidafjordur fjord. Enjoy a brief visit to Bjarnarhofn, & taste one of the country’s traditional cuisines, Hakarl. Other highlights include Mount Kirkjufell & Grundarfjordur. Return to Borgarnes to sit under the night sky, & observe the Northern Lights. 

Day 4: Borgarnes – Thingvellir National Park – Golden Circle

Enjoy heading alongside the scenic Hvalfjordur fjord this morning. Visit historic Thingvellir National Park. You’ll learn about the beginning of the nation’s parliament during your visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stand near the geyser Strokkur, & watch it erupt once or twice, as it will spew water from the ground about every five or ten minutes. While visiting the geothermal fields, you’ll enjoy tasting a variety of foods - geothermally prepared. Also today, you’ll learn about Icelandic horses. Other highlights include a visit to a local wool outlet, a geothermal greenhouse, & the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. Look for the Northern Lights in South Iceland after dinner this evening. 

Day 5: Eyjafjallajokull – Skogar – Reynisfjara – Vatnajokull

Visit the Eyjafjallajokull Information Centre to learn about the active volcano’s 2011 eruption. You’ll also become more familiar with one of Iceland’s architectural styles, the turf house, at the Skogar Folk Museum. See the Skogafoss waterfall, & walk on the dark-colored shores of the lava beach, Reynisfjara. Enjoy dinner & an overnight stay within Vatnajokull National Park area. Look for the Northern Lights at your leisure. 

Day 6: Vatnajokull – Jokulsarlon – Hof – Vatnajokull National Park

This morning, visit the lagoon Jokulsarlon. You’ll admire its floating blue icebergs, & have an opportunity to spend time seal watching. After lunch, explore Vatnajokull National Park. Here you’ll catch a glimpse of Iceland’s largest glacier, & see some of the country’s native wildlife. Other highlights today include a visit to the Hof turf church. After dinner, attend an informational film session on the Northern Lights. Then, head outdoors to check them out! 

Day 7: Vatnajokull – Vik – Seljalandsfoss – Reykjavik – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik

The road to Vik will take you through the Eldhraun lava field. You’ll enjoy a brief visit to this quaint, coastal village, which features a black lava beach. Next you’ll head to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Don’t forget your camera. This cascading stream of water makes for a unique & surreal photo opportunity. Head back to the capital afterward. Visit the renowned Blue Lagoon later today. Enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner tonight, & sit under the radiant sky one last time before heading home. 

Day 8: Reykjavik – Keflavik – USA

Transfer to the airport in Keflavik, & board return flight home.