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Active Iceland - Winter

Snowmobiling, Ice Tunnel & Golden Circle

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Enjoy a wintry, active break in Iceland

Iceland in winter is magnificent. Picture glaciers and snow-capped mountains, frosty waterfalls, and steaming geysers. It‘s all begging to be explored! On this 5-day active tour, you‘ll get to admire the best of Iceland during the tranquility of winter, while taking part in some exhilarating activities. Stay in Reykjavík and join day excursions like snowmobiling on a glacier, going deep inside a man-made ice tunnel and bathing in the soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Your local guides will impart their expert knowledge during a hunt for the northern lights and super jeep tour of the classic Golden Circle. Expect to have a blast and make memories of a lifetime!

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5 days / 4 nights

Price p.p. from

The amount will be charged in ISK

Approx 293263 ISK

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Quality and value for your money
  • Local experts in Iceland and trusted suppliers
  • Customisable and personal tour options
  • Carbon offsetting included

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— Cancellation Protection

  • Rebook your tour on one occasion, or
  • Cancel for any reason and receive a partial refund and travel credit

Terms and conditions apply

Tour Highlights

  • Delve deep Into the Glacier on an ice tunnel tour
  • Glide across glacial snow and ice on a snowmobile
  • Taste Icelandic cuisine on an exciting food walk around Reykjavík
  • Hunt for the majestic northern lights
  • Explore the famous Golden Circle route on a super jeep tour
  • Revel in the renowned nightlife of downtown Reykjavík
  • Marvel at eruptions at the Geysir geothermal region
  • Enjoy the invigorating waters of the Blue Lagoon


Travel style

Multi-Day Tours i


Active i, City Break i, Culinary Experience i, Honeymoon & Romance i, Northern Lights i


Sep - Mar




Active i, City Break i, Culinary Experience i, Honeymoon & Romance i, Northern Lights i


A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

  • Day 1: Welcome to Iceland & Northern Lights Hunt

    On arrival to Keflavik International Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. The rest of the day is free for you to settle in and explore Reykjavík at your own pace. Visit the city's many museums, galleries and landmarks or enjoy its cafés and restaurants. Central Reykjavík is also home to many bars for those interested in experiencing the city's renowned nightlife. Your travel consultant is happy to arrange and offer local expertise or a recommendation for a restaurant tonight or help set up a pub crawl for the ages.

    At night, you will join a northern lights small group tour in search of the majestic Aurora Borealis. An experienced guide will drive to the optimal spot to witness this unique sight.

    Spend the next four nights in central Reykjavík.

    Attractions See Activities for this day
  • Day 2: Reykjavik Food Walk & Blue Lagoon

    Iceland can be delightful for a foodie, you just have to know where to go. Today, you will join a fun walk around Reykjavik with a local guide that has a passion for Icelandic cuisine. Get to check out Reykjavik landmarks while sampling tasty bites like homemade Icelandic ice cream, tender lamb meat, traditional Skyr and of course, a visit to the famous hot dog stand! The tour visits well-known restaurants as well as secret hangout spots that locals frequent. 

    In the afternoon, you have a date with the Blue Lagoon. You can spend your time bathing in the heated geothermal pool, which is rich with silica and soothing for your skin. You can also enjoy a sauna or steambath and an array of spa services (which should be booked in advance). After relaxing in the water, you can choose to dine at the luxurious Lava Restaurant at the lagoon, before transfering back to Reykjavik.

    Spend the night in Reykjavík.

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  • Day 3: The Famous Golden Circle & Snowmobiling Tour

    Today, you’ll set off on a thrilling super jeep tour of the Golden Circle. This is one of Iceland’s most scenic routes where you will visit some of the most famous attractions of the island. One of the many highlights on this journey is Þingvellir National Park, a place of great historical and geological significance. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site and where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. The other two stops on the drive include the majestic, multi-tiered Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area. Here you’ll see the giant geyser Strokkur erupt every 5-10 minutes.

    Then comes another exciting part to the day, snowmobiling atop Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Iceland. The super jeep will take the mountain road to the top, allowing you impressive views of the natural landscape. Then you’ll drive your snowmobiling along the glacial snow for an excursion to remember!

    Spend the night in Reykjavík.

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  • Day 4: Experience the ice in Iceland

    Ready for more adventure? Yesterday you were on top of the Langjökull glacier, today, you head inside of it! You’ll hop onboard a monster truck which will take you to the entrance of the man-made ice cave. Along the way from Reykjavík, you‘ll get to stop by some top highlights in the region. Marvel at the hot spring Deildartunguhver and the waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Then you’ll enjoy a tour of the tunnels and ice chapel, where you’ll be able to take unique photos.

    Spend the night in Reykjavík.

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  • Day 5: Departure from Iceland

    Depart to Keflavik International Airport via a semi-private transfer. If your flight is in the afternoon, you will have time to visit some of Reykjavík´s boutiques or museums. You may also opt to take an exciting optional activity (not included).

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Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

We recommend adding your extra activities to the tour now for the best booking experience and to secure your spot, as activities are likely to sell out.


Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Essential information

Everything you need to know about this tour before you book

We recommend that you read carefully through the following information before booking this multi-day tour in Iceland. We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions here so you know what to expect. You’ll also find more practical advice and attraction recommendations in our online Iceland Travel Guide.

On a multi-day tour, Nordic Visitor books your accommodation and excursions for a self-guided travel experience. That means you’ll enjoy some free time to explore on your own as well as planned, guided day tours. 

Each activity is run by a different tour operator, so you’ll get to meet a few local guides throughout your trip. 

You can rest assured that Nordic Visitor only works with a small number of handpicked suppliers that meet our high standards. The activities you’ll participate in are all extremely well rated so you’re sure to have a memorable time.

During your tour, we’re with you every step of the way. On arrival, you’ll receive personalised information, including an itinerary, map and detailed Iceland Travel Guide. Plus, you’ll always be able to reach us on your trip by calling our 24/7 helpline.

Yes, when you book your Iceland tour with Nordic Visitor, you always get airport transfers to and from Keflavík Airport included. This will be a private, shared or bus transfer, depending on your itinerary. Please check the details of your tour to confirm.

If you add extra nights to your stay before or after the scheduled trip, we’ll rearrange your transfers to fit your new itinerary.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your travel consultant if you have any specific requests about optional activities or services.

Yes, you can customise this tour online. During the booking process, you can add extra nights to your itinerary as well as optional day trips, excursions and upgrades. 

If you have something specific in mind, get in touch with your travel consultant and they’ll create your dream trip.

During your self-drive tour, you’ll stay in accommodation hand-picked by our local Iceland travel experts. We’ve partnered with local businesses and selected hotels and guesthouses based on excellent ratings, comfort and our personal experience.

On our self-drive packages, you can choose from single, double and triple rooms. Please note that in Iceland room types are based on European standard sizes, which means they are smaller than in North America.

For example, a double bed often consists of 2 single beds pushed together. Twin rooms are 2 separate single beds. Triple rooms include a double bed along with an extra bed, rollaway or sofa bed. And single rooms are often smaller than the standard double.

If you have anything specific in mind, please contact us to discuss customising your accommodation options.

By booking with Nordic Visitor, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that there’s always someone there for you throughout your trip.

For support and advice during the day, you can call our office. And if anything unexpected happens outside working hours, you can reach us on our 24/7 helpline. 

During your tour, there will always be a Reykjavík-based travel expert on call to handle any unforeseen situations, such as unusual weather or events.

If you’re arriving from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand, you won’t need a visa to visit Iceland. 

Visiting from another country? You can find the complete list of countries whose nationals require a visa to enter Iceland on the website of Iceland’s Directorate of Immigration. If you do require a visa, they maintain a list of local embassies that can assist you with the process. 

Your passport must also be valid for at least 3 months from your departure from Iceland. It’s good to check your passport expiry date early in case you need to renew it. 

Read more about visas, airports and airlines in the getting to Iceland section of our travel guide.

Travelling with your kids? No problem! You'll be able to enter your children's ages during the booking process. This lets us know whether to arrange either a baby cot or roll-away bed for your trip.

Only you can pick the best time to visit Iceland for your trip. It’ll depend on how much time you have to explore, what you want to see in Iceland and any events you might like to attend.

In summer, June to August, you’ll have milder temperatures and longer daylight hours, compared to the winter. This is ideal for outdoor excursions and sightseeing. 

If you’d like to experience the top attractions with fewer visitors around then you could book your summer trip in May or September. These shoulder season months have more tour and attraction availability.

The winter months are also popular, but generally quieter, apart from the Christmas holiday season. This is the ideal time to try to spot the northern lights.

Find out what annual Icelandic events and festivals are on in our travel guide. Or read more about the best time to visit Iceland on our blog.

Because of its northerly location close to the Arctic Circle, Iceland has limited daylight in winter. 

Around Christmastime, from early December until late January, you can expect an average of 4–5 hours of daylight. These extended hours of darkness give you a higher chance of seeing the northern lights.

Find out what the daylight hours will be during the month of your visit in this guide to time and daylight in Iceland.

Yes! Wintertime is the right season to visit Iceland if you want to see the northern lights (or aurora borealis). You can experience the northern lights between October and March, with peak visibility from December through February. 

For the best chances of seeing them, a self-drive tour is ideal. It means you have the flexibility of deciding when and where to go. To enjoy the aurora at its brightest, you’ll want to head into or even stay in the countryside, away from city lights.

Please note that as the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, sightings cannot be guaranteed. Even if you go out on a specific northern lights excursion, you might not see them, depending on the conditions or cloud cover. 

Read our Iceland northern lights guide to learn more.

The winter climate in Iceland is generally mild compared to other Northern European countries. That said, the temperature can drop below freezing at times. And the Atlantic winds can make it feel colder than it is. 

You can expect average temperatures between 4°C (39°F) and -1°C (30°F). Throughout winter (October to April), the weather conditions are very changeable, so you could experience rain, snow, sun and cold winds. 

For more information on the local climate, read this guide to Iceland weather conditions

Please note that sightseeing is dependent on weather and road conditions. Your itinerary might need to be altered if these conditions are not favourable during your visit.

Your scheduled journey to the Blue Lagoon is by bus, with up to 70 travellers. When you arrive in Iceland, you’ll receive vouchers with all your transfer details.

Children must be at least 2 years old to visit the Blue Lagoon. And it’s mandatory for children aged 2 to 8 to wear inflatable armbands while in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. 

Please note that only 2 children under the age of 10 can be admitted into the lagoon per guardian.

A snowmobiling tour allows you to get up close to the actual snow and ice in Iceland.

You’ll start by meeting your tour guide for a safety briefing. They will also provide you with the gear you need and teach you how to drive a snowmobile. After you’re outfitted and informed, it‘s time to take to the snow.

Here is some important information:

  • Tours are family-friendly, but passengers must be above the age of 6.
  • Drivers must have a valid driver‘s licence.
  • Two people share a snowmobile and take turns driving.

This tour gives you a rare opportunity to explore a man-made ice tunnel in one of Iceland’s massive glaciers, Langjökull.

First, you’ll be driven onto the glacier in a custom-built truck, before being outfitted with crampons. Then it’s time to head into the ice. Here you’ll be able to touch the glacial tunnel walls, see crevices and learn about Iceland’s glaciers.

Iceland’s winters are chilly although not as cold as you may expect. As you’ll probably spend a lot of time outdoors, we recommend bringing plenty of layers to stay warm and dry.

Here is a recommended winter packing list for your trip to Iceland:

  • Durable insulated jacket, which should be waterproof
  • Robust walking boots with a good grip
  • Mid-layers such as a fleece or woollen jumper
  • A few pairs of warm hiking socks
  • Hat, gloves and scarf
  • Swimwear for visiting geothermal pools or spas
  • Backpack for daily adventures
  • Electronic equipment such as smartphone, external powerpack, and travel adapters
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen for exploring in the snow or glacier excursions
  • And don’t forget your camera!

For more information, check out this Iceland packing list.

Breakfast at your Iceland accommodations is always included when you travel with Nordic Visitor.  For the rest of your meals, the amount of spending money you need will depend on the standard of restaurants you decide to go to. 

That said, we recommend budgeting between 2,000–3,000 ISK for lunch per person, each day. Dinners at casual restaurants might cost between 3,000–6,000 ISK. Meanwhile, at upscale restaurants, you can expect to pay 7,000 ISK or more. This does not include the cost of alcoholic beverages.

It’s best to book as soon as you can to secure your preferred travel dates. Once you have picked your tour, check the availability calendar to see which months are open for booking. Then, select the date you want and complete your booking. 

Nordic Visitor offers 10–20% deposits so you can reserve your trip as early as it’s convenient for you. The remaining balance is due 30 days before you travel. 

Many tours are also open for the following year if you like to plan well ahead. And if you have any questions or need advice, you can always contact us

After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip. 

At that time, they’ll confirm the availability of your tour. Then the booking process starts, which may take a few weeks. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip. You will also receive more information about what to expect during your trip.

No need! Nordic Visitor is already working on offsetting the estimated carbon footprint of your package. We’ve partnered with an environmental fund in Iceland to carbon offset all our tours.

Carbon offsetting your international flights is not included, but we highly recommend you look into possibilities with your airline or directly through a local environment fund. 

You can get in touch with our Iceland travel experts ahead of your trip if you have any questions. The live chat option is useful for getting a quick reply as someone answers live every day during office opening hours.

Once you’ve booked, we’ll provide you with a travel guide packed full of local tips and top attractions for your visit. You can also check out our online Iceland Travel Guide where we’ve compiled useful information about topics, including:

After you have booked your tour, it will only take a few days to confirm its availability. But it may take a few weeks to create your itinerary and book everything. Once your trip details are finalised, we’ll email you copies of your travel documents.

When you arrive in Iceland, you’ll receive a welcome bag with hard copies of your itinerary, attraction and tour vouchers, the Nordic Visitor Iceland Travel Guide and more.

So when do you check in? And what can you expect upon landing in Keflavík?

After picking up your luggage, you will be greeted by a driver holding a sign with your name in the arrivals hall. The driver will hand over your welcome package with hard copies of your travel documents. You’ll then be driven to your hotel in Reykjavík.

Check-in times vary between hotels and guesthouses, but it normally starts between 2 PM and 4 PM. 

You are welcome to request an early check-in for an additional fee. Although this isn’t always available, you’ll be able to store your luggage at the hotel so you can start exploring before check-in. Please contact your travel consultant well in advance of your arrival if you’d like an early check-in.

When you depart may depend on the time of your return flight. Check out early if you’re heading to the airport for a morning flight. On the other hand, if you’re flying home later in the day, you might like to enjoy a leisurely day or visit one more attraction.

You will need to check out from your room, but will be able to store your luggage at the hotel reception. Simply return later to collect your bags before catching your transfer to the airport.

All bookings are billed 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. This means conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.


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

We had an amazing time!

We had such an amazing time! Sometimes dealing with the guide companies created issues, but having our Nordic Visitor advisor Andre was such a huge help! I was so happy to have him to call and he got back to us extremely quickly, made me feel a sense of comfort and security.

Highly recommend

We booked the active Iceland holiday for our honeymoon. Neither of us had experienced a winter holiday before, but we have to say, Iceland exceeded our expectations. We loved everything we did and each activity was different to the next. Booking was easy and our nominated travel consultant was fantastic throughout. He fully answered our queries and provided continued support. We'd highly recommend Iceland as a travel destination and Nordic Visitor as a tour operator.

Everything was seamless!

From the time of booking back home in Australia until flying out of Reykjavík everything was seamless! The package we chose was amazing! Nordic Visitor provided us with heaps of information together with a schedule and vouchers (digital and paper). All we had to do is set our alarm clocks and be on time. We even got to see the northern lights on night 1 and the volcano erupting from the tarmac as we were flying out! The Blue Lagoon, snowmobiling, geysir, glacier caves - speechless! Iceland is an incredible place to visit and we will definitely return again! Thank you so much for looking after these two Aussies!

Really enjoyed it

We booked our trip for our honeymoon and enjoyed not having to worry about planning tours or forms of transportation. It was mostly organised and not stressful. We really enjoyed depending on Nordic Visitor.


My family had a spectacular time. We could not decide on a favourite tour or experience - they were all exceptional.


Overall, our trip to Iceland through Nordic Visitor was amazing! Marko was an incredibly helpful travel consultant. Even though the weather changed our plans a bit, Marko kept us in the loop and provided alternative options when needed.


Relax in a top city hotel or guesthouse that is highly rated by visitors and handpicked by local travel experts.

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