Spirit of Iceland with Northern Lights

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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.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 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)

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

What to Expect

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.

Tour Itinerary


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


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

Day 2: Reykjavik/Optional Wonders of Snaefellsnes Excursion

Day 3: Reykjavik/Seljalandsfoss & Skogarfoss Waterfalls/Vik/Northern Lights Experience

Day 4: Vik/Geysir/Gulfoss/Thingvellir/Reykjavik

Day 5: Reykjavik/Reykjanes Peninsula/Blue Lagoon

Day 6: Depart Reykjavik

Guided Tour Pricing

Save up to $600 per person sitewide while supplies last. Book by Dec. 1st.

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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Jan 25–31
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Jan 26–31
$2,499 $2,199
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Feb 22–28
$3,299 $2,999
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Feb 23–28
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Apr 4–10
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Apr 5–10
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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.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) 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 


Sharon K

Best trip ever! Our guide was superb. She was warm, personable and very knowledgeable. We felt that we really saw everything in our week. The accommodations were comfortable and clean and the breakfasts were wonderful.

John S

I have always been pleased with smartours value and expertise of guides

John E

I wish we could upgrade flying.

Donna P

i would highly rate smart tours , they exceeded all my expectations.. the tour guide was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the country i visited…for example we decided not to do the good bye dinner we opted to do a northern light’s cruise and instead of us losing the dinner she had it all packed up and brought it to the hotel for us . i can’t sY enough about the hotel accommodations they were clean and beautiful and centrally located … i usually travel by booking myself this was my first tour and if i ever was to take another tour i would definitely use smart tours , thank you for a wonderful experience. .

Michelle M

This is a fabulous trip. Great value for the money. So much included. Great hotels, extremely knowledgeable tour guide and safe and friendly driver. Very well balanced with touring and sightseeing. Not a big fan of optional day in snaefellsnes peninsula. Rest of tour FANTASTIC

Jacky N

This was a wonderful, very busy 6-day tour of beautiful Iceland. The weather was perfect, the beauty of this country took our breath away, our tour director, Gudny, was absolutely great and, yes, we saw the Northern Lights!! It was a fabulous trip!

Susan G

I had a wonderful time in Iceland & the tour director was very knowledgeable & helpful . I just think that their was too many stops at gift stores . We could have used the time to see other sights. I think that the Northern Lights boat ride should have been included & I am sure that no one would have cared if the cost of the tour included this. I also would have liked to have the ice cave & the Lava show included at the Perlan instead of going out on the observation deck & then to the gift shop.

Jane C

this was a wonderful tour of a multi faceted nation of lovely resilient people…. Gorgeous landscapes… Powerful natural elements and raw beauty.

Alice M

Wonderful trip! Loved Iceland, especially the people, the Blue Lagoon and the Northern Lights! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and managed to stay aware of the weather to allow us to see the most while avoiding inclement weather.


Trip covered highlights of the land of "Fire and Ice".

Janet i

Another marvelous trip with Smart Tours! The Iceland experience was loaded with great experiences and people! It is no wonder that anytime I travel with Smart Tours more than half of my fellow travelers are repeat customers!

Cherie S

Wonderful trip. Very efficient! Would love to return someday soon to beautiful Iceland!!


We had a wonderful trip. The extra late night was not pleasant but unforeseen. The tour guide and bus driver were very helpful and friendly. We had busy days and the a well planned out trip. One of your best trips, though the weather left a bit to be desired. Wonderful country, beautiful and never boring, highly recommend.

Linda S

Once I joined the group I had an amazing Smart Tour. The other smart people touring were fabulous. Bus and driver were great. Nice accommodations (for a solo) and breakfast. Tour director stayed at the airport to make sure we got to where we needed to be. How cool is that? All I had to do was show up, to have a great time.

Renita I

This was a wonderful trip. The weather could have been better, but we still were able to about 95% of the scheduled visits. this was a much better trip than I expected. First time with Smartours and it was better than the last travel company. All staff were very friendly, helpful, and welcoming.
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