Northern Lights in Thingvellir National Park | Iceland
FROM: £1,045 pp

On The Go Exclusive: Search for the Northern Lights on our hottest Iceland Tour. Departing from Jan to March when the Northern Lights are at their most enchanting. As well as hunting for the somewhat elusive aurora borealis, you'll explore waterfalls, get up close with explosive geysers, dip in the Blue Lagoon and lots more!

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Reykjavik: Capital of Iceland
Blue Lagoon: Relaxing in a natural geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field.
Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls
Reykjanes Peninsula: Hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier: Home to the famous eruption of April 2010 which halted international air travel
Golden Circle: Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site


5 breakfasts and 1 Icelandic dinner
Return Transfers with FlyBus from Keflavik Airport
Transportation in heated coaches with free Wi-Fi on board
Use of winter and Northern lights explorer equipment simple non-slip snow and ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating a photo camera at night
Entrance with towel into the Blue Lagoon
Entrance into Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss
5 nights 3 star accommodation
Services of an English Speaking Icelandic Guide
Northern Lights programme during 2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights and midnight refreshments
Group size maximum: 30
Entrance into Gulfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park

Not Included

International Flights and Visas
Gratuity for your tour guide. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture


Day 1


Welcome to Reykjavik and the start of your Icelandic adventure! Take the included FLYBUS transfer from the airport to our hotel in Reykjavik. The remainder of the day is at leisure so why not go for a walk around the city – the beauty of Reykjavik is you can see many of the top sights in a very short space of time.
Overnight: Reykjavik

Day 2

Reykjavik & Reykjanes

Reykjavik - Reykjanes Peninsula - Hvolsvollur. At 9am this morning we depart on a bus tour of Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. We drive past the impressive Harpa building, famous sun voyager statue and Hofdi House on the sea front. From here we visit the iconic Hallgrimskirkja Church and take a look inside before our last stop is the famous Perlan building. Opt to walk around the viewing platform for superb views across the city (entrance fee applies for viewing platform approx ISK490).

We also visit the charming fishing village of Hafnarfjorour. This afternoon, drive to the Reykjanes peninsula, famous for hot springs, picturesque mountains, bird cliffs, lighthouses and quaint fishing villages.

The next two nights are spent at Hotel Eyjafjallajökull, located in the countryside of South Iceland with a view over the mountain and volcanic range of Eykjafjallajökull, famous for its 2010 eruption. This remote location, away from light pollution, and set in a peaceful surrounding is ideal for seeing the Northern Lights. This evening we settle down to watch a fascinating documentary about the famous volcanic eruption of 2010, which caused flight chaos worldwide. Later on we enjoy a short Northern Lights photography lecture before heading outside to hopefully see them in all their glory.
Overnight: Hvolsvollur  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Southern Waterfalls & Beaches

This morning we head along the south coast and reach the active volcano that is beneath the Eyjafjallajokull glacier. We stop at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is 65 metres high and plunges from the mountain. We'll then take a short walk to discover the 'secret waterfall' of Gljufrabui, hidden within a canyon. Next we visit one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country; the 62 metre high Skogafoss waterfall. The tour continues further south where you can stroll on the black lava beach to see the amazing bird cliffs at Reynisfjara near Vík.

This evening we enjoy a delicious traditional Icelandic dinner and then spend the evening learning more about the Northern Lights. Head outside once again to hopefully spot this phenomena for a second time whilst we relax in the hot tubs.
Overnight: Hvolsvollur  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Golden Circle

Hvolsvollur - Golden Circle - Reykjavik. This morning we head for the iumpressive Gullfoss, a double waterfall that tumbles 34 metres into the Hvita River. Next, we visit the Geysir geothermal fields, where we'll find a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. We end the day at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a place where you move between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. We return to Reykjavik early in the evening.
Overnight: Reykjavik  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Relaxing Blue Lagoon

This morning at 9am we transfer to the famous Blue Lagoon. The spa is located in a lava field near Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula where we spend the next few hours relaxing in the warm blue waters before returning to Reykjavik. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Reykjavik further.
Overnight: Reykjavik  |  Breakfast

Day 6


Arrangements end after breakfast and there's an included Flybus transfer to the airport.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. The 'Twin Share' price is per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. The 'Solo Room' price is applicable to all solo travellers or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Solo Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.


The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Eyjafjallajokull, Hvolsvollur

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Surrounded by stunning Icelandic countryside, Hotel Eyjakjallajokull is a peaceful retreat after a busy day of sightseeing. Bright, modern rooms all come with private bathrooms and flat screen televisions. Free WiFi can be accessed in the hotel whilst the hotel bar is a great place to socialise in the evening.

City Park Hotel , Reykjavik

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Close to the Botanical Gardens, City Park Hotel is a modern privately owned hotel. Guest rooms are classically designed with hardwood parquet flooring, black out curtains and en suite facilities. A continental buffet breakfast is served in the lounge and there is also a hotel bar to enjoy a few drinks.


Travellers have rated this tour as 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 recent reviews

The tour was amazing, our guide was perfect, very knowledgeable and friendly. The pace of the tour was great and it allowed enough free time to explore but not too much in certain areas where you could feel bored. Overall a great holiday.

• Submitted 12 Dec 2018

He was a wonderful guide -- full of pertinent information and humor. He kept us informed and entertained throughout the trip.

In addition, he was very attentive to our needs.

We could not have asked for a better tour guide.

• Submitted 26 Nov 2018

We had a lovely time in Iceland. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The small group size was also a bonus!

I typically don't schedule tours, and was concerned that this trip would feel too tour like if that makes sense, but I was so happy from start to finish.

Caroline, who assisted us throughout the booking process, was also awesome! I would consider using OTG again in the future. Booking through OTG took so much of the hassle out of planning during a busy time of the year, and made for a true vacation.

• Submitted 12 Nov 2018

In Brief

Trip Type
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 30
Hotel Rating
3 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by Tour Guide
Breakfast: 5, Dinner: 1
Colourful houses of Reykjavik against a backdrop of snowy mountains
Colourful houses of Reykjavik against a backdrop of snowy mountains
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Southern Iceland
Colourful houses of Reykjavik against a backdrop of snowy mountains

The tour was amazing, our guide was perfect, very knowledgeable and friendly. The pace of the tour was great and it allowed enough free time to explore but not too much in certain areas where you could feel bored. Overall a great holiday.

Katie McMichael
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