Northern Lights Circle Tour

(8 days / 7 nights)

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Experience Iceland’s culture and Mother Nature’s delights

This guided small group tour offers a wonderful blend of Iceland’s culture, history, natural wonders and the extraordinary aurora borealis. By day, your expert local guide will show you the top attractions around Iceland’s famed Ring Road, all dressed in their beautiful winter coats. And by night, you can relax with your fellow explorers at cosy countryside hotels, perhaps catching a glimpse of the amazing northern lights dancing overhead. 100% Guaranteed Departures.

8 days / 7 nights

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Approx 329900 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Groups limited to 16 travellers
  • Hassle-free travel experience
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Trusted local experts in Iceland
  • 100% guaranteed departures

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Guided Small Groups


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Oct - Mar


Small group sizes mean these tours fill quickly, booking early also gives you the best chance of securing your desired departure date. 100% Guaranteed Departures.
Booking Notes:
  • This tour is not recommended for families with young children.
  • Note: Triple rooms are not available in this tour, only single and double rooms. Please contact us for booking assistance if your travelling party contains three or more people.
  • Included in your package are 3 evening dinners when staying outside Reykjavik. Menus are set menus or buffets. Your guide will inform you about the menus and dinner time each day. Lunches are not included but you will be stopping at locations where you can buy your own lunches.

Weather & Northern Lights:

  • The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.
  • The flashlights provided at the northern lights hunt is for navigating in the dark. Blankets will also be offered to help you keep warm.
  • You should bring windproof/waterproof outerwear and plenty of warm layers for the outdoor activities. The winter climate in Iceland is generally mild compared to other northern European countries, but the temperatures drop below freezing at times.

Group size: Maximum group size is 16 participants

Note: The professional local guides are very experienced with Iceland's climate and natural environment. In rare cases, due to bad weather or other unforeseeable events, our guides reserve the right to alter routes, departure times or other parts of the itinerary to ensure the best and safest experience for our travellers.

Guaranteed departures

Group size: Maximum group size is 16 participants.

  • Arrival
  • Tuesday 6 February 2018
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  • Thursday 8 February 2018
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  • Thursday 22 February 2018
    329900 ISK
    3 spaces left
  • Thursday 8 March 2018
    329900 ISK
    7 spaces left
  • Thursday 22 March 2018
    329900 ISK
    5 spaces left
  • Thursday 4 October 2018
    329900 ISK
    10+ spaces left
  • Thursday 11 October 2018
    329900 ISK
    10+ spaces left
  • Thursday 18 October 2018
    329900 ISK
    10+ spaces left
  • Thursday 25 October 2018
    329900 ISK
    10+ spaces left
  • Thursday 1 November 2018
    329900 ISK
    10+ spaces left
  • Thursday 8 November 2018
    329900 ISK
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  • Thursday 15 November 2018
    329900 ISK
    10+ spaces left
  • Thursday 22 November 2018
    329900 ISK
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A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Arrival & Sightseeing in Reykjavík

    On arrival at Keflavik Airport, you will be welcomed by a driver and transferred to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city centre at you own pace. The main downtown street, Laugavegur, offers a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and bars to suit all tastes—all within an easy walk.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

  • Day 2: Exploring Hot Springs & Frozen Falls

    This morning you and your fellow travellers will be picked up by your guide. The first leg of the journey takes you around the Golden Circle, a popular route containing some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland. Highlights include Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area and the powerful Gullfoss waterfall. You will also get to visit the geothermally-heated greenhouse at the Friðheimar tomato farm.

    Later in the evening your group will head out on an excursion to search for the northern lights (weather permitting), with blankets and flashlights for a more comfortable experience.*

    Spend the night in the Selfoss area.

    Driving distance: 250 km / 155 mi.

    *Please note the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, so sightings cannot be guaranteed.

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  • Day 3: Volcanic Wonders of the South Coast

    This is another day of winter wonder discovery! First your group will visit the fairy tale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the icy cascade on a footpath. Afterwards, you will go to nearby Hvolsvöllur to visit the Lava Centre, an interactive exhibition about Iceland’s volcanic activity, its frequent earthquakes and how Iceland evolved over millions of years.

    Next is a stop to the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall and the nearby Skógar folk museum that displays interesting artifacts from Iceland’s old farming and fishing days. The last stop today is at the black sand volcanic beach near the village of Vík í Mýrdal. Here, you will be able to see the spectacular rock arch and steep cliffs of Dyrhólaey along with the Reynisdrangar basalt columns off the shore.

    Later in the evening, you will head out on another northern lights excursion with blankets and flashlights in tow.

    Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

    Spend the night in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

    Driving distance approx. 200 km / 125 mi.

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  • Day 4: Iceland’s Largest Glacier & Floating Icebergs

    Today’s drive takes your group to some of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions, starting with a visit to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier. Here you will have the option to join a guided glacier hike and experience walking on ice with crampons.

    After lunch, the journey continues to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, famous for its floating icebergs. You might recognize this place from postcards, online photos and maybe even some Hollywood film scenes. From there you’ll head to your final destination today, the seaside village of Djúpivogur.

    Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

    Spend the night in the Djúpivogur area.

    Driving distance approx. 297km / 185 mi

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  • Day 5: Fishing Villages & Rugged East Fjords

    Today you will get to experience a lesser-explored part of the island. Your group's drive takes you along majestic East Iceland, with gorgeous scenery that includes tranquil fishing villages, narrow fjords, rugged tundra and sweeping landscapes.

    Among other highlights, you will stop in the small villages of Stöðvarfjörður and Fáskrúðsfjörður, the latter known for its French heritage. The final destination of the day is the otherworldly Lake Mývatn area. Here you have the option of relaxing in the warm geothermal pools and saunas at the Mývatn Nature Baths, with a view to mountains and lava fields.

    Spend the night in the Lake Mývatn area. 

    Driving distance approx. 319 km / 198mi

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  • Day 6: Winter Moonscapes & Geothermal Baths

    Start the day by exploring the unusual, moon-like landscapes of the Lake Mývatn area, including the Námaskarð pass and the Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters—sights that are even more surreal in wintertime.

    Next your group will head to Akureyri, the largest town outside Greater Reykjavík, where you can enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Akureyri offers a variety of cosy cafés, small shops and other interesting places to spend time as you wish. One suggestion here is to walk along the historical town centre streets of Hafnarstræti and Aðalstræi to view the old houses.

    After some free time, you'll head with your group to your overnight accommodation in the beautiful area of Skagafjörður.

    Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

    Driving distance approx. 195 km / 121 mi. 

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  • Day 7: West Iceland & return to Reykjavík

    Heading back to Reykjavík, you will explore the incredible western part of Iceland, with stops at Deildartunguhver, the most voluminous hot spring in Europe, the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls and the historical sites at Reykholt.

    After being dropped off at your accommodation, you can spend the evening at your leisure in the city centre of Reykjavik.

    Driving distance approx. 310 km / 192 mi. 

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  • Day 8: Departure from Reykjavik

    When it’s time to depart, you will be picked up from the hotel for your airport transfer by coach bus about three hours before your flight. If you’re flying in the afternoon, you have the option of visiting the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa to relax in the warm mineral waters before continuing onwards to the airport.

    Note: If you are interested in extending your stay, we can book extra nights and activities in Akureyri og Reykjavík area or even combine this tour with a visit to Greenland or other Nordic destinations.   



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We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Impressed with everything

I was just so impressed with everything.  From the minute I made my first enquiry, till the point I was dropped off at the airport on my return, I felt that I was important to Nordic Visitor and nothing was too much trouble. Can I pay particular tribute to Karolina our tour guide. She is an absolute credit to your company. She really went out of her way to ensure we all had a wonderful holiday. She was professional, diligent, so hardworking and we all fell in love with her.  

There are no words…

The tour was amazing. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the geology and history of Iceland. She pointed out many things we would have missed on our own. There was trouble with the sound system on the bus the first day, but she arranged a replacement. We have been talking about going to Iceland for a chance to see the northern lights for over ten years. This trip exceeded all of my expectations. We were lucky enough to see the northern lights at the beginning of the trip, which fulfilled the dream. When people ask how the trip was, I struggle to answer them. There are no words to describe how wonderful everything was!

Fantastic tour

Overall, I really have a great experience for this tour. The tour guide, Trausti (hope never spell wrongly) is a great guide and very knowledgeable. He also show his professionalism when chasing the Northern Lights till the last night of the tour (Last night of the tour he still bring us to see Northern Lights) This is a fantastic and great tour.

Professional, Knowledgeable, Friendly and Accomodating

We are very pleased with our tour guide, Trausti. He is very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and accomodating.  We are also, very happy that we were able to take this tour and thank Nordic Visitor for being accomodating as well. My sister and her husband are planning to visit Iceland next year and they will be booking with you.

A most enjoyable trip

Hinrik was exceptional in his quality of service.  Very knowledgeable and helpful, and always cheerful, despite a family bereavement, which he didn't disclose until after the tour, obviously as it might have affected our enjoyment of the trip. An outstanding person.
A most enjoyable trip.


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Approx 329900 ISK

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Tour Information

Meals during the tour
Included in this package are 3 evening dinners with the group, as listed on the detailed itinerary. Menus are set menus or buffets. Your guide will inform you about the menus and dinner time each day. The dates of the dinners included are subject to change, but the number of dinners included is set. 
Lunches are not included in this tour but the group will be stopping at locations where lunch and snacks can be purchased.
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day. 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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