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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

Glacier Walk & Northern Lights

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

  • Pickup

    30 min before departure

  • Group size

    Up to 12 per guide on glacier

  • On the ice

    1 - 1.5 hrs

  • Minimum shoe size

    European 34 (U.S. - 2.5)

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

    Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Availability

    Oct - Mar

  • Duration

    12 hours

  • 10

    Minimum age:

    10 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • 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

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Glacier Walk & Northern Lights

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

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

The tour begins with your expert guide picking you up in Reykajavík and taking you on 2 hour drive with picturesque scenery to Sólheimajökull glacier.

At the glacier, you will gear up with an ice axe, crampons and a harness. Your glacier guide will provide a short safety briefing before you go on the Glacier Walk.  

After marveling at the ice sculptures, crevasses and surrounding landscape, your guide will drive you to see the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall nearby.

During your previous activities on this day, you would have worked up quite an appetite. Before heading off to see the Northern Lights, you will enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner at a local restaurant.

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Practical Information

We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us ([email protected]). Tours can also be purchased on the day of the activity as long as there are spaces available.

You can find the nearest pick up location. You are welcome to email to [email protected] to get help with finding an alternative pick up location

The pick ups starts 30 min before your tour's departure time. Please be ready at your bus stop in time.

Because the northern lights are a natural phenomenon we can never guarantee seeing them. We have designed our tours so that you will have a fun and fulfilling day regardless of the northern lights. The northern lights hunting takes place at the very end of the tour and if we see lights that will be great but if not, you will still have had a fantastic day. But if we don't see the northern lights we will try to book you on other Northern Lights Tour the following days. These tours will only be focusing on the search for Northern Lights. Please contact our Sales and Service representatives in order to book such a tour .

  • Hiking boots that reach over your ankle are a must on our glacier walks.
  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.