From Reykjavík

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. Use code 15GW to save on departures between Dec 1st and 16th!

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.

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. 4-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

  • AVAILABILITY

    Sept - Apr

  • DURATION

    11 - 12 hrs

  • Pickup

    30 min before departure

  • Group Size

    Up to 12 per guide

  • On the ice

    1 hr

  • 10

    Minimum age

    10 yrs

  • Language

    English

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, USA — 2017-04-03

Tour Highlights

Walking on Ice with Crampons

Seljalandsfoss

Sólheimajökull

Northern Lights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Transport
  • Traditional dinner
  • Dessert
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment

Not Included

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

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots

Practical Information