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 you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 15 or more travelers.
- 2 nights in Reykjavik
- 1 night in Vik (South Iceland)
- 2 nights in Reykjavik
- Return flight on Icelandair
- Opportunities To See Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)*
- Reykjavik City Sightseeing
- Black-Sand Beaches (Vik)
- Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls (Near Vik)
- Thingvellir National Park
- Blue Lagoon (Near Reykjavik)
Your Tour Includes
- Optional round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- 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
Max Group Size: 30 travelers
Activity Level: Level 1
Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 3 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day) on easy terrain with some light stairs. Learn More
Pacing Level: Moderate
Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More
New in 2025: ETIAS Visa Waiver Required for U.S. Passport Holders
A valid passport is required for international tours. Effective for travel in 2025, U.S. passport holders are required to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.
Thingvellir has stairs and hills. There are uneven surfaces in Reynisfjara, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Due to local ordinances in Reykjavik, tour buses are not allowed to stop directly in front of the hotel. You are responsible for carrying your luggage from the bus stop to the hotel and then porters will bring your luggage to your room. Porterage is not offered at the Vik property.
With the short Transatlantic flight, jetlag can be difficult for some on the day of arrival.
The Northern Lights tour in Reykjavik departs at approximately 8:30pm and may not return until after midnight.
For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.
Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.
For flight details, see Before You Depart.
Day 1: Arrive in Reykjavik/Welcome Breakfast/City Tour/Northern Lights Excursion
Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive tour should get ready for a full day after an early arrival in the world’s northernmost capital, known for its creative soul and eye-popping design. You’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to a restaurant in a nearby village for a welcome breakfast and orientation briefing with your group. Now energized, we’ll head to Reykjavik for a city tour. Highlights range from historic spots (like one of the oldest parliaments in the world) to the landmark Hallgrimskirkja church with its impressive tower, Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum and Hofdi House, where presidents Reagan and Gorbachev held a summit that marked the end of the Cold War. After checking in to our centrally located hotel, you’ll have free time in the afternoon and evening to relax and explore. Tonight will be our first opportunity to view the magical, colorful display across the night sky known as the northern lights. Again, we must stress that there is no guarantee you will see the northern lights, but your smarTours® guide will make every effort! If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the excursion will be rescheduled for another evening. And don’t forget, your overnight in Vik affords the chance to see the northern lights at their best.Accommodations: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina or similar
Day 2: Reykjavik/Optional Wonders of Snaefellsnes Excursion
Today is a free day for independent exploring in or around Reykjavik, or you can join a fascinating full-day optional excursion to the spectacular Snaefellsnes peninsula. See optional tours for more details on this must-see destination.Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Reykjavik/Seljalandsfoss & Skogarfoss Waterfalls/Vik/Northern Lights Experience
Our journey takes us through the stunning and diverse landscapes of Iceland’s south coast. This is the land of Njal’s Saga, a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories. On our guided excursion, we’ll encounter the dramatic sea cliffs of Dyrholaey and spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, as well as unforgettable views of Hekla and Eyjafjallajokul volcanoes. Tonight’s destination is the remote village of Vik, known for its black-sand beaches and considered one of the most magical places to see the northern lights. After dinner together in our countryside hotel, we can simply stroll outside to view this amazing phenomenon!Accommodations: Hotel Vik or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Vik/Geysir/Gulfoss/Thingvellir/Reykjavik
Our loop of incredible Iceland continues along the Golden Circle, which showcases the country’s most spectacular natural sights. Our first stop is the Geysir hot spring area and the lively Strokkur, which spouts water every 30 minutes. Get your cameras ready for an exciting show! We’ll head to the famous Gullfoss (translated as “Golden Falls”) with its spectacular two-tiered cascade. Next is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the ancient Viking parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Here, we’ll witness the geological phenomenon of tectonic plates drifting apart. Later, we’ll return to Reykjavik for an evening at leisure.Accommodations: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina or similar
Day 5: Reykjavik/Reykjanes Peninsula/Blue Lagoon
Today you’ll dip into Iceland’s fascinating history, unique geothermal wonders and one of its most popular attractions. Our exploration includes Hafnarfjordur, built on an ancient lava flow; the deep, mysterious Lake Kleifarvatn; geothermal areas at Krisuvik and Gunnuhver; the fishing village of Grindavik; and the country’s oldest lighthouse. We’ve saved the most relaxing stop for last, the famous Blue Lagoon, where you’ll bathe in mineral-rich, 102°F waters like the Icelanders do! After our return to Reykjavik, our day concludes with a farewell dinner.Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Depart Reykjavik
Spend the morning at leisure before checkout. Visit the dazzling “Pearl,” a museum with a rotating glass dome (entrance to Observation deck included), then, your smarTours guide will take you to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition. The Whales of Iceland is the largest museum dedicated to whales in Europe and possibly the world. A team of expert craftsmen has sculpted 23 lifelike cetaceans found in Icelandic waters both to scale and based on specific individuals found in the wild! Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive package will then depart to the airport for the return nonstop flight to the U.S.Meals: Breakfast
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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.
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
- $171, transfers included
Join a fascinating full-day optional excursion to the spectacular Snaefellsnes Peninsula, where you’ll see white- and black-sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains, volcanic craters, and charming fishing villages. The area has attracted global attention and has been the filming location for Journey to the Center of the Earth and the recent version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!