Northern Lights City Break

(4 days / 3 nights)

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See Iceland’s capital at its coolest!

Enjoy a fun-filled winter break in Reykjavík, Iceland's lively capital city! Wintertime in Iceland is perfect for seeing the natural wonders in their dazzling winter coats and for soaking in the warm geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. This short trip also gives you an opportunity to view the northern lights, an incredible natural phenomenon. Self-guided tour, with planned activities


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1 Oct - 13 Apr



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

  • Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik

    On arrival to Keflavik Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After checking in, the rest of the day is open for you to explore the city centre and its variety of museums, small galleries, design boutiques, cosy cafes and relaxing thermal pools and spas. This small capital city is ideal to explore on foot as most attractions are within easy walking distance.

    Spend the next three nights in Reykjavik.

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  • Day 2: Reykjavík City Walk & Northern Lights

    After breakfast, enjoy a guided small group walking tour in the heart of Reykjavik with a friendly local. Over the course of the 2-hour walk, your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the landmarks and highlights of the downtown area while pointing out great restaurants, charming cafés and interesting activities available in Iceland’s charismatic capital city. 

    Later in the evening, if weather conditions allow, you will be taken for a tour in search of the magnificent northern lights, also known as aurora borealis.*

    * Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

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  • Day 3: Natural Wonders of the Golden Circle

    Visit some of Iceland’s most famous attractions with a guided bus tour around the classic “Golden Circle” route in South Iceland. One of the major highlights on this journey is Þingvellir National Park, a place of great historical and geological signifiance that is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other attractions include the beautiful two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall and spouting hot springs such as Geysir and Strokkur. On return to Reykjavik, you will also see the Skálholt church, the ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops, and Hveragerði, a small village will numerous geothermal-heated greenhouses.

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  • Day 4: Blue Lagoon and Departure

    Revitalize your mind, body and spirit the Icelandic way! Begin the day with a relaxing visit to Iceland’s treasured Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa renowned for its therapeutic, mineral-rich waters surrounded by moon-like lava formations. After a nice soak, you will be ready for check-in at Keflavik Airport. (Note: If your flight is in the morning, we will change your travel itinerary accordingly.)

    Please be advised that daylight is limited in Iceland during the winter months, with about 4-5 hours of daylight during the holidays, from December to January. Winter in Iceland is considered to be from October to April.



Here’s a map of Iceland, to help put things in perspective.


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

Teri, United States

Northern Lights City Break, February 2015

Felt taken care of the whole time

We felt taken care of the whole time we were in Iceland... from the pick up at the airport to the drop off at the airport everything went smoothly...unfortunately we were not able to see the northern lights because of bad weather but the flight home on Iceland Air they had simulated lights in the cabin...very cute addition...thanks for a great time...

Lavinia, New Zealand

Northern Lights City Break, January 2015

An amazing experience

It was an amazing experience and I enjoyed it all. The time went too fast. Have to come back to see it all in a different season. It was great to have the support of the amazing people of Nordic Visitor in the background especially as I was on my own.

Ross, United States

Northern Lights City Break, February 2015

Arrangements all went flawlessly

Our hotels and meals were excellent in each instance. We found the hotel staffs to be extremely helpful and welcoming and we all thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations. We had two day tours in and around Reykjavik prior to our self-guided itinerary and both were very informative, well organized, well guided and timely. Our arrangements all went flawlessly. We communicated with Larus several times prior to our arrival and his timely responses were much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and found it very rewarding.


Northern Lights City Break, January 1900

Best trip ever

Just got back from a 3 day trip to Iceland with my partner and we truly enjoyed it. We booked the Northern lights city break with Nordic Visitor and we cannot fault the service. We received the trip planner a week before the departure, on arrival were promptly picked, the voucher service worked well and we had an amazing stay overall. Iris Angela we cannot thank you enough.

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  • Extra nights and activities can be added to this package on by request; contact us for details.
  • This package can be customized to meet your needs; contact us for details.
Other Details 
Best months to experience the Northern Lights are October through April every year, with peak visibility from December through February. Please note, as the Northern Lights are natural phenomena, we cannot guarantee sightings even if the tour is operated.
The temperature may be very cold at times; bring warm clothes and plenty of layers.
Please be advised that daylight is limited in Iceland during the winter months, with about 4-5 hours of daylight during the holidays, from December to January. Winter in Iceland is considered to be from October to April. 
All accommodations and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor. This is a self-guided tour, with no dedicated tour guide for the duration of your stay. For each planned activity, you can expect a different tour operator and guide, and you will have free time between activities.
For the Blue Lagoon:
The minimum age requirement for children at the Blue Lagoon is 2-years-old. It is mandatory for children ages 2- to 8-years-old to wear inflatable armbands in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. Please note that only two (2) children under the age of 10 can be admitted into the lagoon per guardian. 
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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