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Winter holidays in Iceland

Volcanic lava fields, thundering waterfalls, glacial lagoons and turbulent geysers, not to mention the breathtaking spectacle of the Aurora Borealis; Iceland is a country filled with dramatic landscapes and natural wonders. And our winter holidays in Iceland offer you the chance to experience it all. From the brilliant blue ice walls of Svinafellsjokull to the black volcanic sands of Reynisfjara, you'll soon become enchanted with this magical and ethereal country, a land where trolls and elves remain very much ingrained in the culture.

Best time to see the Northern Lights?

Dramatic and eruptive yet fleeting and enigmatic, the best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland is from late August to mid-April. From September to March, it is dark after 6pm so you stand a greater chance. If witnessing this natural phenomenon is on your bucket list, our winter Iceland Northern Lights Tour offers you the highest chance of doing so. However, it's important to remember that it's not a guarantee; sightings rely on minimal light pollution, solar activity and clear skies. The key to any Aurora trip is enjoying the whole experience, regardless of what happens in the night sky.

And with this country, how could you not? Iceland has so much more to offer, not least the 'Golden Circle' of the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall, the spouting Geysir hot springs and UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir National Park, wherein lies the valley created by the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates being gradually pulled apart.

But a winter holiday in Iceland isn't just about the awe-inspiring sights. The hospitality of its people is just as entrancing, and while you may not be feeling brave enough to sample the traditional delicacy of fermented shark, there are plenty of culinary delights to be enjoyed. Reykjavik has a thriving foodie scene, while to the east of the capital are the Frioheimar greenhouses, which harness the geothermal power of the land to grow exquisite tomatoes. Their famous soup is not to be missed.

Of course, viewing the Northern Lights in Iceland will likely be at the top of your wish list if travelling to the country. On our trips, your local guide will ensure you're well-placed to do so, monitoring the conditions and reports to see when and where excursions may be successful.

Ready to book your next adventure?

Our winter holidays in Iceland take you away for four nights, although you have the option of extending your stay should you wish to explore more of Reykjavik or rejuvenate at one of Iceland's many therapeutic thermal pools and spas. As for getting there, you can either let us take care of the travel arrangements or you can make your own if you wish.

Whatever you decide, we are here to help you create your perfect trip. Contact Us today to start planning your magical Icelandic adventure.

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Iceland Northern Lights

Iceland Northern Lights

Roaring waterfalls, icebergs littered on black volcanic sand and mighty volcanoes dotting the horizon. With a local guide on hand keen to show you 'their' Iceland, and alert to the prevailing conditions and the likelihood of a light show you will be well placed both literally and metaphorically, to see all that Iceland has to offer.



  • Holiday typeWinter snow holiday
  • Duration4 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2099per person, tour only
  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation (see accommodation section)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)