Northern Lights & Jökulsárlón

Fly-drive (November - March)

About Northern Lights & Jökulsárlón


Come to Iceland during winter time; explore the most popular sights while chasing the spectacular Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.

Activity code: SD 11

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Come to Iceland during winter time; explore the most popular sights while chasing the spectacular Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.

This fly drive in Iceland includes the most popular sights: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal field, the south coast, Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Blue Lagoon. Experience the country’s ever changing nature in winter time, relax in quiet, comfortable countryside hotels and enjoy the sparkling cultural activity and nightlife of Reykjavik.

On a clear night, you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling and dancing across the sky in dramatic shapes and colours.

Included in the fly drive:

  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, GPS unit, CDW, WiFi and VAT for 5 days
  • Accommodation (budget/ comfort) for 5 nights with Continental breakfast
  • Map of Iceland and detailed itinerary
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

We can arrange flights from the UK, if required.



  • Day One: Arrival

    Arrival at Keflavik Airport. Pick up your rental car and drive to Reykjavik for your first night’s stay in Iceland. Depending on your arrival time, we recommend that you make a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon on the way and have a swim in the geothermal warm waters.
    Driving distance approx. 50 km


    • Blue Lagoon
    • Reykjavik

  • Day Two: South Coast and Reykjavik

    Enjoy the scenery of the south coast of Iceland. On the way you'll pass two spectacular waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss, two stops you must not miss. You can walk behind Seljalandsfoss and at Skógar you will find a folk museum showing how Icelandic people lived in bygone days. Take a walk on the famous black sand beaches on the south coast, go swimming in Iceland´s oldest swimming pool, the Seljavallarlaug, a naturally-heated thermal pool in a beautiful hidden valley. Overnight in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.
    Driving distance approx. 260 km


    • Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss Waterfalls
    • Skógar museum
    • Dyrhólaey
    • Vík

  • Day Three: Icebergs and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

    Today you will visit one of the most popular sights of Iceland. Enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Skaftafell National Park, an oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand with many hiking possibilities and the spectacular Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Take a stroll along the banks of the lagoon to admire the enormous icebergs. Drive back to Kirkjubæjarklaustur area for a second night.
    Driving distance approx. 250 km


    • Skaftafell National Park
    • Vatnajökull Glacier
    • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon


  • Day Four: Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir area

    Today it's time to visit some of the most interesting and well-renowned areas of Iceland: the famous geothermal area of Geysir where the Strokkur hot spring ejects its water column high into the air every 5-10 minutes and where numerous hot springs boil and bubble. From here it's only a short drive to Gullfoss, Iceland's most famous waterfall. If time permits you may wish to continue to Lake Laugarvatn for a thermal bath at Laugarvatn Fontana spa, a series of interconnected baths and steam rooms that complement each other to create a healthy, natural and unique spa experience. Overnight stay in the Geysir area.
    Driving distance approx. 260 km
    • Gullfoss Waterfall
    • Geysir

  • Day Five: Thingvellir National Park, Blue Lagoon and exciting Reykjavik

    This morning drive to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the geological wonders of the world where you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust. Take time to walk around this dramatic landscape. Now you can either take some time to relax in Reykjavik or drive to the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing swim (if you didn't do this on your first day). Overnight in Reykjavik.
    Driving distance approx. 210 km
    • Thingvellir National Park
    • Reykjavík
    • Blue Lagoon

  • Day Six: Departure

    Drive back to Keflavik airport for your flight home, or book an extra night in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland!
    Driving distance approx. 50 km


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