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Iceland Tours & the Northern Lights

Discover the beauty of Iceland and see the incredible Northern Lights. From Reykjavik, the most northerly capital in the world, to the bubbling geysers, thundering waterfalls and beautiful landscapes of the Golden Circle, Iceland is an enchanting destination with natural wonders galore, including the magical aurora borealis, aka the Northern Lights.

All of our Iceland Group Tours start and end in Reykjavik, the country's vibrant capital city. Reykjavik is Iceland's cultural and social hub, renowned for its vibrant nightlife and modern living, and yet it retains a wonderful small town charm. Not far out of Reykjavik is the famous Blue Lagoon - a haven of hot springs in the middle of a lava field!

Frozen landscape | Iceland
Styles of Travel to Iceland
See the Real Iceland
Beyond the Northern Lights

On our tours to Iceland you'll have the opportunity to meet the indigenous Icelandic horse and learn about its famous fifth gait. There's plenty of interesting experiences too - take a dip in the famous geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, learn how to find the Northern Lights, boil your breakfast eggs in the hot springs of the Icelandic countryside and try a drop of Brennivin 'Black Death' schnapps in the bars of Reykjavik.

Iceland Group Tours

Whether you're looking to visit Iceland for a long weekend or a week-long escape, we've got a great selection of group tours to choose from. Go in search of the Northern Lights, explore the frozen Icelandic countryside and visit glacier fields on one of our winter trips or consider visiting Iceland during the summer months with our new holiday collection including the Iceland Circle and Spring & Autumn Discovery. read more

Iceland Stopover

3 Days | FROM USD $399

If you’re flying to Europe or North America with Icelandair why not ...

New Years in Iceland

5 days | FROM USD $1,559

Go in search of the Northern Lights, explore glacial lagoons, black in...

Land of the Northern Lights

5 days | FROM USD $899

Spend 5 days exploring the land of fire and ice in search of the and...

Northern Lights & Glacier Lagoons

5 days | FROM USD $1,199

Depart from Reykjavik on a 5 day quest to find the beautiful Northern...

Northern Lights in Style

6 Days | FROM USD $3,359

Take a deluxe journey from Reykjavik through some of Iceland's most on...

Country Life

9 Days | FROM USD $3,999

Complete a whole circle of Iceland seeing the beautiful ever-changing ...

Iceland Circle

8 Days | FROM USD $1,829

Explore the land of fire and ice on a loop tour of Iceland. Discover 8...

Northern Lights Exploration

8 days | FROM USD $1,889

Experience the best of Iceland's winter! Depart Rekyjavik and explore...

Northern Lights in Style & More

8 days | FROM USD $4,479

Take a deluxe journey from Reykjavik through some of Iceland's most on...

Iceland tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.58 out of 5 based on 12 recent reviews — See All Iceland Reviews


Our guide Hilke was such a trooper, we couldn't have had a better guide. She was out looking for the northern lights every night for hours for us and getting soaked leading the few brave travellers behind a huge waterfall without any complaint. She was always enthusiastic and ready with a fact, story or joke. Hilke really does deserves all the praise in the world!

The tour was also fantastic, I felt like we got to see a good part of the west and south Icelandic coast without spending too much time in the coach. Accommodation was very comfortable and I would recommend this tour to anyone.”  

• Apr 2015

Although bad weather curtailed a few activities the tour guide herself and the itinerary were brilliant. My only wish would have been to have more time at some of the spectacular locations. We'll just have to go again.”  

• Mar 2015

Amazing value for money, Guesthouse Borgartuni spotlessly clean and lovely family run. Tour ran like clockwork, no complaints whatsoever and i was expecting a few niggles since travelling alone with three children but we all fitted in very well and found it very interesting. Plenty of travel stops/toilet breaks and itinery allowed for short journeys so no travel sickness incidents! Moe time at Thingvoir National Park perhaps lunch there?

I feel like a walking iceland fact book as the tour guide was so informative, she filled every suitable moment with interesting facts and she was very receptive to the groups needs. She was very engaging and enthusiastic about the country and always phoned the venues ahead of our arrival so there were no hold ups. I would recommmend the tour to my friends and have done so already. I have also recommended On the Go Tours too.

We had self catering cabins at Hella so my only suggestion would be that this be mentioned on the itinery as there is a supermarket nearby so i would have preferred to cook for one night and relax in cabin as it is a very busy itinery with little relaxation when using the restaurant where service was slow and impatient hungry children, its less of a sociable thing and more of a necessity to eat quick :)”  

• Feb 2015

The Land of Fire and Ice

Known as the 'Land of Fire and Ice', Iceland is a country of contrasts. To the north is the famed Golden Circle, made up of Gulfoss, 'the Golden Falls', Geysir Hot Spring Area and Thingvellir National Park - a wonderland of geothermal and hydro activity. To the south lies quiet fishing villages, black lava beaches, glaciers and the troublesome volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which caused chaos over European skies in 2010.

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When I travelled to Iceland I felt
Like I was in an ethereal state of mind

“Where crystal white beaches meets black lava sand. Iceland is a nation with remarkable, cinematic landscapes consisting of waterfalls, glaciers, hot...”

by Dashaan Tran
Posted on 01 Sep 2015


Fantastic, loved every minute, we got to see so much more than i expected i would. The guide was very imformative and i learnt so much about where we were visiting, the people and the land. I enjoyed how we got to see extra bits as they were close by so would of been silly to miss. The bus driver was also excellent seeing as the roads were very difficult due to weather conditions. Would go back in a heartbeat!”  

Iceland Travel Guide

Cover all bases before you travel to Iceland with our useful guide to the essentials from visas to weather.


Top Travel Tips

Money, transport, food, health advice & more

Icelandic Horses | Iceland

Best time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Iceland

Skogafoss Edit

Best Places To Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Iceland


Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Iceland and info on getting your visa

Northern Lights | Iceland

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights and the best time to spot them

Gullfoss waterfall | Iceland

Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to Iceland

Get to know Iceland

Recommended Reading

  • Devil's Island
    by Einar Karason
  • Independent People
    by Halldor Kiljan Laxness
  • Letters from Iceland
    by WH Auden and Louis MacNeice
Did you know...?

Facts about Iceland

  • Roughly 85 percent of Iceland's energy is from renewable resources, and well over half of that is geothermal alone.
  • According to recent polls, the majority of Icelanders believe in elves with magical powers.
  • On the day of summer solstice in Iceland the sun sets at midnight and rises again at 3am!

Iceland Travel Advice:

We keep an eye on the latest travel guidance on Iceland and follow the advice set out by the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country when planning your trip.

Online travel resources for Iceland:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Iceland Tourist Organisation site and the latest Iceland Weather Updates from the BBC.

ICELAND TRAVEL BLOGS: Uncover Iceland and its unique offerings with these top blogs - I Heart Reykjavik, Happy Campers and Tiny Iceland.

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