Northern Lights Classic Iceland

Fly-drive November - March

About Northern Lights Classic Iceland


Iceland is magical in winter and if conditions are favourable you may be fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights, dancing across the sky.

Activity code: SD 12

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Iceland is magical in winter. This fly drive allows you time to see the main sights of the south and west including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal field, the south coast, Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Snæfellsnes National Park and the Blue Lagoon as well as soaking up the atmosphere of Reykjavik. You may even be fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights, dancing across the sky.

Fly drive includes:

  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, GPS unit, CDW, WiFi and VAT for 7 days
  • Accommodation (budget/ comfort) for 7 nights with Continental breakfast
  • Map of Iceland and detailed itinerary
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

We can arrange flights from any UK airport, if required.


  • Day One: Arrival

    Arrive at Keflavik Airport. Pick up your hire 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 to have a swim in its geothermal waters.
    Driving distance approx. 50 km


    • Blue Lagoon
    • Reykjavik

  • Day Two: South Coast and Reykjavik

    On the way along the south coast you will pass two spectacular waterfalls, the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss, two stops you must not miss. At Skógar you will find a folk museum showing how people lived in past centuries in Iceland. The black sand beaches of the south coast are famous and you can take a walk on them in the little village of Vík or in Reynishverfi. If you wish you can go swimming in one of Iceland´s oldest swimming pools, the Seljavallarlaug, a naturally-heated thermal pool located in a beautiful hidden valley. Overnight in the 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 and beautiful 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. Enormous icebergs drift where you can walk along the banks of the lagoon to admire the fantastically-shaped 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: Gulfoss Waterfall and Geysir

    Today it is time to visit some of the most interesting areas of Iceland: the renowned geothermal area of Geysir where the Strokkur hot spring ejects its water column high into the air every 5-10 minutes and where numerous small springs boil and bubble. After this you only have a short drive to reach Gullfoss, surely the country’s most famous waterfall. If you wish you can continue to Lake Laugarvatn for a thermal bath at Laugarvatn Fontana spa, composed of 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 and West Iceland

    You can start this day with a relaxing thermal bath at Laugarvatn Fontana spa (if not done the previous day). Continue to Thingvellir (Þingvellir), considered 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. It was here that the Icelandic Parliament was founded in the 10th century. Today you will take the time to explore the region along the Hvalfjörður to Borgarnes. You can make a stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring (the biggest in Iceland in terms of water production per second), Reykholt where the famous medieval writer Snorri Sturluson lived and the Hraunfossar waterfalls where the water flows out from beneath a lava field into the river below. The Barnafoss waterfall is just a short walk away from Hraunfossar. Overnight in Borgarnes.
    Driving distance approx. 230 km


    • Thingvellir National Park
    • Deildartunguhver
    • Reykholt
    • Hraunfossar Waterfall

  • Day Six: Snaefellsnes Peninsula

    Today you will be exploring the natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, which is known for the stunning Snaefellsjökull National Park and the Snaefell Glacier that towers above the region. Today’s itinerary takes you through lava fields and fertile farming land. Explore the charming village of Arnastapi where basalt columns have been eroded by the pounding waves, Hellnar, Djúpalónssandur, Snaefellsjökull glacier and the crater Eldborg. Drive through the north part of the peninsula passing through Stykkishólmur, a charming fishing village beautifully situated overlooking the Breidafjörður bay. Return to Borgarnes for a second night.
    Driving distance approx. 340 km


    • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
    • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
    • Búðir
    • Arnastapi
    • Breidafjördur Bay

  • Day Seven: Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon

    Drive back to Reykjavik. Now you can either take some time to relax in Reykjavik or drive to the famous Blue Lagoon, on the Reykjanes Peninsula, where you can enjoy a relaxing swim in geothermal water. Overnight in Reykjavik.
    Driving distance approx. 180 km


    • Reykjavík
    • Blue Lagoon

  • Day Eight: Departure

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


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