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Glacier Walk & Northern Lights

We combine the best highlights for an awesome winter day tour: Glacier Walk, Traditional Icelandic food, two famous waterfalls and the aurora borealis.


Tour code: IMG07

The Perfect Winter Day Tour Combo of a Glacier Walk & the Northern Lights

On this day tour, we combine two winter highlights, a glacier walk and a search for the spectacular Aurora Borealis for an amazing day out in nature. We start by heading to the Sólheimajökull glacier, where we enjoy a safe and easy Glacier Walk up onto the ice field. As we explore all the features of the glacier such as water cauldrons, crevasses, ridges, and waterways, we learn about the history and formation of Icelandic glaciers. After the Glacier Walk, we head to the powerful Skógafoss waterfall before we enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner at a local restaurant. As we head out into the night looking out for those magical Northern Lights, we pay a mandatory stop at the lit up Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

If no northern lights are seen you have a change to re-book a minibus Northern Lights Tour with one of our partners subject to availability. Please contact our Sales and Service department.

Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, therefore sights cannot be guaranteed.

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Tour Overview

  • Difficulty - Moderate



    Moderate Difficulty

    Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly and who are used to all-terrain walks. 2-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

  • icon/availability


    Oct - Mar

  • Group 319


    11 - 12 hrs

  • Group 110


    30 min before departure

  • Group 550

    Group Size

    Up to 12 per guide on glacier

  • Group 377

    On the ice

    1 - 1.5 hrs

  • 10

    Minimum age

    10 yrs and a minimum shoe size of European 34 (U.S. - 2.5)

  • Group 65



Customer Reviews

Everything about our hike was a thrill -- the geology, the ice caves, the glacial lake, and learning how to walk with crampons. I loved every minute and would do it again in a heart beat. The waterfalls we saw on the way, the outstanding dinner of lamb soup, and the northernlights above Seljalandsfoss waterfall are etched in my memory, and places I return to time and again in my mind for the sheer beauty and solitude they offer. I cannot say enough good things about our guides that day
Joyful traveller, USA2017-04-03

Tour Highlights

Walking on Ice with Crampons



Northern Lights


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Transport
  • Traditional dinner
  • Dessert
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment
  • Change to re-book a Northern Lights Tour

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants) for glacier walk
  • Hiking boots for glacier walk

Practical Information