Why we love this tour
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir) Gullfoss Waterfall Geysir hot spring area Northern Lights hunt Small group experience September 1st – April 15th
This minibus trip is a combination of our very popular afternoon Golden Circle tour and an evening Northern Lights tour.
Thingvellir National Park
You travel through beautiful countryside to Þingvellir National Park, the amazing site of Iceland´s historic parliament, Alþingi, the oldest still existing parliament in the world, founded in 930 AD. This incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site is also one of the great geological wonders of the world. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates have slowly moved apart creating an incredible rift valley which runs right through Þingvellir.
Geysir Geothermal Area
Next on the agenda is the Geysir hot spring area. Great Geysir is no longer active, but Strokkur, a nearby erupting hot spring, spouts huge jets of superheated water every 8 to 10 minutes. These scalding expulsions often soar to 25 m and sometimes even 40 m skywards. Watching a geyser erupt is always a stunning and incredible moment.
You will visit the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall (the Golden Falls), the river flowing through the falls originates at Langjökull glacier. That river is called Hvítá, meaning ‘the White River’, and there is certainly plenty of white water. The roaring river thunders through the rugged canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages. You will see the golden-hued spray which gave this waterfall its name, and, maybe, a rainbow – remember to make a wish!
Searching for the northern lights
You are dropped off downtown in Reykjavík, close to cafés and restaurants where you have time to enjoy supper. You will be picked up outside the City Hall for your northern lights tour at 20:30 (8:30 pm).
We will take you to best places out in the country to see the aurora. The moment when you spot their shimmering, jewel bright colors is always awe-inspiring and magical. Green, yellow, white and sometimes blue auroras are usually seen. Violet, purple and rose northern lights happen less often. Really red auroras, from rose to stronger reds, are more common in Iceland than anywhere else in the world, although they are still quite rare. We can never promise that you will see the lights but we always do our very best.
The tour returns to Reykjavík around midnight, you are dropped off at or very near your hotel.
- Pick up from Reykjavik at 13:00
New regulations have been implemented regarding the shuttle traffic in the downtown Reykjavik. We have therefore offered 12 pick up points instead of directly picking up guests from accommodations . Please click here for further information.
- 11 hours with transport
- Pick up and drop off
- Minibus transport
- Golden Circle tour
- Northern Lights Tour
- Northern Lights Photos
- Certified Guides
What do I need to know?
Max. participant: 18
Min. age for participation: 8 years
What should I bring?
- What to bring: Warm layers, weatherproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Spikes which fit on your boots are useful in icy conditions if you have them. Please keep in mind that food and drinks are not included, however, we will stop at a café/restaurant where you can purchase snacks or drinks if you like.
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