Winter

The classic time of year to see Iceland is in the winter months when it’s cold, crisp and snowy and there’s a chance to see the Northern Lights. The days are short, the sun is low in the sky and at night both star gazing and the Aurora make this a perfect time for winter photography. The horses, hardy and outdoors are showing off their thickest coats, winter sports get going from New Year and the outdoor pools and lagoons are super steamy in the freezing cold air. Waterfalls and rivers are highly decorated with beautiful glistening icy shapes, and whether there’s a dusting of snow or it’s a complete winter wonderland the scenery is breath-taking.
Generally, before Christmas there is less snow around than from the New Year, yet Iceland is a magical place of twinkling lights at any time in the winter. Choosing to see Iceland in the winter does involve some consideration of the temperatures, weather and the type of holiday you have in mind. Short days, temperatures around freezing and unpredictable weather are factors to embrace or work around. However, our message is clear: do go to Iceland in the winter! We are here to help so don’t avoid going due to uncertainty over how to travel. Look through our escorted more independent holidays and contact us with your questions, there’s so much choice. Look forward to hearing from you.

Aurora and Iceberg Lagoon

Great value for a winter Northern Lights hunting holiday that also includes the must-see iceberg lagoon at Jökulsárlón, iconic Golden Circle, Lava Centre, rugged South Coast and waterfalls, and a tailor-made Aurora programme. A big trip with big views, all in 5 days! Perfect if you prefer to travel with the benefit of a professional tour guide and everything arranged for you.

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  • Arrival and departure airport transfer
  • Fully escorted 3-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide
  • Maximum group size of 30 guests
  • 4 nights simple tourist class hotel and cottage accommodation in rooms with private shower/WC (upgrade available)
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Entrance to Kerið volcano crater

Hunting for the Northern Lights

If these fascinating dancing lights are the main focus for your trip to Iceland, may we help to maximise your chances of success? The Aurora Borealis are visible in Iceland from late August to mid-April and are best seen in areas without light pollution, even better in a beautiful, unusual location.

Perfect for you if you’d like us to arrange your plans around hunting for the Aurora …

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  • Focus on hunting for the Northern Lights
  • Choice of transport and accommodation
  • All areas of Iceland
  • Photographic support
  • Great for your own small group
  • Why not add other photographic interests to your itinerary?

Iceland for your small group

Some of the most amazing things about Iceland are the natural light (even in winter), the differences in temperature, being surrounded by the natural elements of the earth and the scale of the landscape, so why not experience these as much as possible while you are there? “A very well organised trip, knowledgeable guide and comfortable accommodation. The students really enjoyed it.”

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  • Authentic: Culture, geography and history
  • Engaging: see Iceland with Icelanders
  • Experiential:  Iceland from outside the bus
  • Flexible: join an inspection trips to Iceland
  • Fun: awesome, amazing and empowering
  • Guaranteed:  ATOL holder and tour operator.
  • Safe: Risk assessment, our highest priority.

Iceland Full Circle

For a leisurely full circle tour of Iceland, this popular year-round guided holiday packs in a huge amount. Visit all of the best of Iceland’s highlights and must-see places while travelling around famous the ring-road route 1, from huge landscapes to small museums, fjords, glaciers, lagoons and more. Perfect for bucket list or stop-over travellers keen to see as much as possible in just 8 days.

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  • 7 nights’ accommodation in twin rooms with private ensuite, in 3* and 4* hotels
  • 6 days’ escorted tour with and English-speaking guide or driver-guide
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Maximum group size of 30 guests
  • 8 x substantial breakfasts
  • Entrance fee to all visits included in the itinerary

Iceland with a private driver

An ideal holiday for a family or small group of friends, keen to arrive in Iceland to a warm welcome and to explore Iceland by car in the company of one of our most trusted and popular Icelanders. By leaving the driving to an experienced professional, you can focus entirely on enjoying your holiday. Perfect if you enjoy interesting conversations with a true local at the wheel…..

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  • Private driver services in Iceland from arrival to departure
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Detailed holiday planning and preparation service
  • Travel pack including holiday itinerary, packing suggestions and useful information about Iceland
  • Sightseeing, activities and visits as agreed

Northern Lights Explorer

An excellent opportunity to explore beautiful South Iceland at leisure for Northern Lights hunting including the stunning Iceberg lagoon to the east, the less visited western Snaefellsness peninsula with all of the highlights of the Golden Circle together with the world-famous and luxurious Blue Lagoon. Perfect for you if you’d like a really varied escorted travel programme

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  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 days’ escorted tour with and English-speaking guide or driver-guide
  • Excellent record of 85-95% success in Northern Lights sightings
  • Maximum 16 guests in the small group tour
  • Traditional Icelandic Farewell Dinner (Day 7)
  • Entrance fee to all visits included in the itinerary

Northern Lights Winter Break

An excellent value for money winter break to Iceland combining stays in Reykjavik and out in the countryside. Gain insights in Iceland’s rich culture and history, see the Golden Circle, rugged South Coast, black sand beaches, magnificent waterfalls, hunt for the Aurora and relax at the Blue Lagoon. Perfect if you prefer to have a professional tour guide on board with everything arranged for you.

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  • Arrival & departure airport transfer
  • Fully escorted 3-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide
  • Maximum group size 40
  • 4 nights budget accommodation in rooms with private shower/WC (or upgrade, see below)
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Entrance, with towel, at the Blue Lagoon

Winter Activity Holidays

Between September and April, enhance your experience of hunting for Iceland’s famous Northern Lights by seeing as much as you can of the landscape, soaking up the culture and getting under the skin of this surprising country. Do as the Icelanders do, wrap up warm, eat good food and go with the nature! Perfect if you’re planning a get-away for something a bit different…

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  • Combine sightseeing with outdoor activities
  • Superb Christmas and New Year teenage family adventures
  • Professional activity guides
  • Hiking, snowshoe, hot river bathing, glacier adventures
  • Geothermal swimming and relaxing
June 26, 2019

Aurora and Iceberg Lagoon

May 16, 2019

Hunting for the Northern Lights

April 29, 2019
Group bike-riding in Reykjavik

Iceland for your small group

September 5, 2019

Iceland Full Circle

July 3, 2019

Iceland with a private driver

August 5, 2019

Northern Lights Explorer

October 1, 2014

Northern Lights Winter Break

May 16, 2019

Winter Activity Holidays