Winter Highlights: Glacier Walk & Northern Lights Experience, from Reykjavik
Duration: 11.5 hours Easy
Why we love this tour
From the land to the sky, experience the best of Iceland's elements on a tour of natural wonders. Walk along the stunning Solheimajokull glacier, visit stunning waterfalls, and search for the Northern Lights.
- Walk through an otherworldly landscape of ice
- Trek by frozen formations and deep cracks at Solheimajokull glacier
- Visit the picturesque Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
- Enjoy a traditional Icelandic meal
- Search for the Northern Lights in the night sky
From the massive glaciers to the aurora borealis, Iceland's most distinctive natural features are waiting to be admired in one simple tour. Walk across the remarkable landscape of the Solheimajokull glacier during the day. When night falls, head out in search of the magical Northern Lights. In between, savor a traditional Icelandic meal to sustain your energy on this full-day of discovery.
The tour begins when your guide picks you up in Reykjavik and drives you two hours through the hilly and green Icelandic scenery. You arrive at the Solheimajokull glacier, where your guide distributes the gear and gives a safety briefing. With an ice axe in hand and crampons attached to your boots, you're ready for your excursion.
Wander across a field of ice as you follow your guide. With the ice forming intricate cracks and tunnels, you explore the glacier in the most dynamic way possible. Learning from your guide's expert glacier knowledge lets you appreciate these giant features even more.
After marveling at the Solheimajokull over a two-hour walk, your guide drives you to see the beautiful Skogafoss waterfall. Pouring down from 60 m (200 ft) high in between a green canyon, the waterfall is a highly photogenic spectacle. To fill your appetite from so much activity, you enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner at a local restaurant.When the sun goes down, you hunt for your chance to spot the Northern Lights. Keep your fingers crossed these magical lights will make a show. Lastly, make a stop at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This site is perhaps even better to see at night when the 60 m (200 ft) high falling water is lit up by lights. After a day full of adventure, you arrive back in Reykjavik. You can't see everything in one day, but you can fit in some of Iceland's most unique highlights.
Need to know before you go
This tour is available every day from September 1st to April 15th.
Pickup time is 11:30 a.m.
Please enter your hotel or hostel name in the booking form and the designated pickup spot in Reykjavik will be sent to you.
Minimum age is 10 years old.
No previous experience is necessary, but a decent level of fitness is required.
Please wear warm clothing, hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, and bring lunch and water.
Will we see the Northern Lights? To see the Northern Lights you need solar activity, clear skies, and darkness. The first two we cannot control, but the darkest months are September to March and therefore your best chance to see them.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
Cancellations can be done up to 24 hours before the trip with 100% reimbursement.
For later cancellations, there is no compensation. On rare occasions, the tour may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances, we will offer you alternative dates or we will refund you 100% of the paid amount.
Designated Pickup Spot in Reykjavik
Please enter your hotel or hostel name in the booking form, and the exact address will be sent to you.
Provided byIcelandic Mountain Guides
Reviews for this provider
15 Jun 2022
Just kept getting better as it went on…
15 Apr 2022
Great fun angriest scenery. A spectacular experience overall.
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