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. Y...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Full schedule


    • 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)

What's this trip about?

    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.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityUnited States
End CityUnited States

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Europe
  • Iceland


  • Geysir
  • Reykjavík
  • Thingvellir National park


  • Culture
  • History
  • Nature
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • Round-trip, nonstop flight on Icelandair from the 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)
    • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
    • Experienced, English-speaking guides

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Day 1: Depart from the U.S.

Your tour includes airfare from the U.S. You’ll take a nonstop overnight flight to Reykjavik on Icelandair. You’ll want to eat dinner prior to departure or be prepared to purchase a meal en route since Icelandair does not provide meal service on this flight. Also, as ...

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

Meals: Breakfast

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 a...

Day 3: Reykjavik/Optional Wonders Of Snaefellsnes Excursion

Meals: Breakfast

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. There are several additional exciting optional tours available to book as well.

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

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

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 dramat...

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

Meals: Breakfast

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 ex...

Day 6: Reykjavik/Reykjanes Peninsula/Blue Lagoon

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

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 Gunnu...

Day 7: Reykjavik/Harpa Concert Hall/U.S.

Meals: Breakfast

Spend the morning at leisure before checkout. Before noon, your smarTours guide will take you on a short stroll to Harpa Concert Hall for a tour. Built in 2011, this unique building truly dazzles with its façade of multifaceted glass. We’ll the...

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Price From $2,299
Price per day$328
Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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