Spirit of Iceland with Northern Lights

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REYKJAVIK, VIK AND THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK

It’s Iceland just as you imagined it would be! On our Incredible Iceland tour with round-trip airfare from the U.S., we take you on a journey through the country’s picturesque landscapes, and you may even witness the miracle of the spectacular Aurora Borealis! Your trip begins with a tour of Reykjavik, visiting the Hallgrimskirkja church, museums, and more. You’ll also have some leisure time here or you can take an optional tour the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. On an evening in Reykjavik, we’ll take you away from the city to hunt for the Northern Lights. Explore the spectacular South Coast, stopping at the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, sea cliffs of Dyrholaey, Black Sand Beaches (Reynisfjara), and the quaint coastal town of Vik. Continue onward to discover the Golden Circle’s top highlights—Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir hot springs, and Gullfoss Waterfall. After these exciting adventures around the country, unwind in soothing mineral-rich hot spring water at the Blue Lagoon. 5/5 stars on Tripadvisor!

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • Overnight flight on Icelandair
  • 2 nights in Reykjavik
  • 1 night in Vik (South Iceland)
  • 2 nights in Reykjavik
  • Return flight on Icelandair

Tour Highlights

  • Opportunities To See Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)*
  • Reykjavik City Sightseeing
  • Black-Sand Beaches (Vik)
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls (Near Vik)
  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Blue Lagoon (Near Reykjavik)

Activity Level: Discoverer * 

Your Tour Includes

  • Round-trip, nonstop flight on Icelandair from New York (JFK)**(passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodations at centrally-located, Scandinavian-style hotels (simple)
  • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking guides

Tour Itinerary

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Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Day 1: Depart from the U.S.

Day 2: Arrive in Reykjavik/Welcome Breakfast/City Tour/Northern Lights Excursion

Day 3: Reykjavik/Optional Wonders of Snaefellsnes Excursion

Day 4: Reykjavik/Seljalandsfoss & Skogarfoss Waterfalls/Vik/Northern Lights Experience

Day 5: Vik/Geysir/Gulfoss/Thingvellir/Reykjavik

Day 6: Reykjavik/Reykjanes Peninsula/Blue Lagoon

Day 7: Reykjavik/Whales of Iceland Exhibition/U.S.

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Dec. 30, 2022 to get the best price.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773 ) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Wonders of Snaefellsnes Excursion 

Reviews

Christina C

I felt comfortable on the women only trip. Didn't have to worry about being surrounded by couples holding hands and talking among themselves. The all women's group was friendly and felt like one cohesive group caring about each other.

Ivelyn P

the landscape of iceland is surreal. i was fascinated how the sun just skirted the horizon. beautiful waterfalls, black sand beaches and rock formations were fabulous. i could have stayed at the blue lagoon all day. the icelandic horses were beautiful. what an amazing experience!

Dorothy K

Five stars. Great tour for the price

Robert M

Great trip! Fascinating geological setting, especially Black Sand Beach and of course the Blue Lagoon. Who knew being in naturally fed warm water lagoon in the freezing rain could be so relaxing! We have used other tour providers but this one is reasonably priced, and very informative. We saw nearly all of the highlights, but still we probably only scratched the surface of Iceland’s outdoor adventures. Highly recommend this tour.

Kathryn

This was a great tour and I recommend it to everyone. The tour price was reasonable, the guide was friendly and informative and the sights were breathtaking. We did not get to see the Northern Lights which was a disappointment but no one can guarantee you will see them.

Louis Bankston

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Maureen O

This trip is amazing! Our tour guide, Margaret, was the best. If you're thinking of visiting Iceland use Smartours!! Best value around!

Jane

The Northern Lights Iceland Tour was fabulous!! Iceland is a magical place and our tour guide,Oli, captured Iceland’s essence for us in his tales of the Sagas and infamous Hidden People...entertaining us as we traveled from Reykjavik to Vik, seeing the stunning waterfalls and the black sand beaches, geological wonders and Nordic historical sites. Such a great trip. Thanks smarTours!

Margaret

Just returned last week from our fabulous trip to Iceland! Oli Magnuson was very knowledgeable and always had a great sense of humor! We so enjoyed his “Saga” stories as we were going to each destination! I highly recommend the Excursion to the Snaefellsnes Penisula National Park! The hotels were clean and inviting during the entire week! The Blue Lagoon was wonderful but wish we had longer time there to relax. I have traveled with other tour company’s and I am very impressed with Smartours and the reasonable price for such a great tour. I will certainly plan another Smartours trip!

Maritza

I had an AMAZING time in Iceland. Oli was great, he was very knowledgeable, and informative. His love for his country and their historical significance was nice to see. I would definitely travel to Iceland again. (in the summer this time)

Deborah

We recently returned from ICELAND with our first trip with smarTours. Everything far exceeded our expectations. Our airfare was included and we flew on ICELANDAIR which was incredible. Our guide Oli was with us every step of the way and was very helpful and knowledgeable. Chosen hotels and meals represented local culture. Our only recurring question: how can Smartours give so much while costing so little?.. We are in the process of planning our next trip and would recommend smarTours without reservation!

Karrel

I just returned from Iceland and Chasing the Northern Lights tour. It was a fabulous trip, our guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Our drivers were great in getting us to our planned sites safely. The accommodations weren’t plush but certainly adequate and clean. The meals planned were delicious with plenty of fresh fish. This was my first time with smarTours, but it won’t be my last!

Michael

Over all a good tour. Smartours should host the northern lights tours each night instead of only the first three nights. It is sold as the northern lights tour, accordingly, the tour should include every opportunity to see the northern lights. We had to pay extra $60/person to see the lights. The guide, Guony, was excellent!!! Thanks Guony.

Kaniyalal

The guide was very friendly and accommodating. The tour was well organized. It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t see the Northern lights.

Sheridyn M

We were on the middle October 2017 tour. Our tour guide, Oli, MADE us stay out on the tour the first night that we were there--for some of us having stayed up for nearly 24 hours--BUT--he was right we had views of the Northern Lights that never appeared another night--He was great--I loved all the tales of the Trolls and Hidden People--he was very informed about all the things that make Iceland so special. Plan to go back. The worst part of the whole trip was my getting called out--cataracts and all--for extra scrutiny at the Reyjavik airport--and that the overnight at JFK was unbearable--except for watching some Peruvians in native costume--recognized from our trip to Macchu Picchu --who were waiting on a flight.--Hated that part of it all--the connection--but loved the trip itself.
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