Magical Iceland

23-29 October 2024 with optional extra day

northern lights, Iceland, aurora borealis, travel, Europe

Northern Europe is home to “The Land of Fire and Ice”—also known as Iceland. From the celestial glow of the Northern Lights to the ethereal beauty of Blue Lagoon’s geothermal spa, Iceland offers countless sights to behold. 

October is a fantastic time to visit Iceland. The rush of the summer months is over, but temperatures haven’t quite yet reached the lows of the depths of winter. Between September and April, the people in Iceland are treated to a magnificent natural display: the phenomenon of aurora borealis, or what we commonly call the Northern Lights. Dancing in the skies above the land of ice and fire, these striking blue and green lights are at the top of many people’s bucket lists. This is your chance to see them for yourself.

Total Cost: €5,020.00 per person

Price per person with OPTIONAL add-on day: $5,225.00 + optional excursion cost
Pricing is based upon double occupancy. 

Services included in the package price:


  • 2 x Sand Hotel by Keahotels or similar, Standard Room
  • 2 x Budir Hotel or similar, Standard room
  • 2 x Kria Hotel or similar, Standard Room

Included transport

  • 1 x Coach transfer: Keflavik Apt → Hotel
  • 5 x Long distance coach
  • 1 x Coach transfer: Hotel → Keflavik Apt

Other services

  • 1 x Guide
  • 1 x 3-4 hours Into The Glacier Langjökull from Husafell – Shared Tour
  • 1 x Vatnshellir cave tour
  • 1 x Greenhouse visit – Fridheimar
  • 1 x Premium Entrance – Blue Lagoon
  • 6 x Breakfast at hotel
  • 4 x Dinner at hotel

Services NOT included:

  • International Flights
  • Optional Last Day and Optional Excursion on last day (October 29, 2025)
  • Lunches/Dinners not mentioned above

Let's Take A Look At The Journey...

Day to Day Itinerary

23 Oct: Arrival in Iceland and Overnight in Reykjavik
Upon arrival at Keflavik Airport, you will be met by your driver for private road transfer to the hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. 

Meals: None
Accommodation: Sandhotel/Standard Room

23 Oct: Transfer from Reykjavik to Snaefellsnes including Shared Tour in Husafell – Into The Glacier Langjökull
This morning, you will be met by your driver for private road transfer to Husafell:

  • Explore the second-largest glacier in Iceland from the inside! This journey takes you on a guided tour in a monster truck to the entrance of the Langjokull Ice Cave. The man-made tunnel in Langjökull glacier is the largest of its kind in the world. We’ll explore the tunnels for one hour, stopping at the built-in chapel. Venture deep into the heart of Iceland’s Ice Age not far from Reykjavik!
  • This tour departs from the glacier edge and offers guests the chance to venture into a giant, 953sq/km glacier upon Iceland’s second-largest glacier, Langjökull. Tourists from all over the world are drawn to the vast endlessness of pure white in Iceland. What is seemingly infinite is just a fraction of the dramatic landscape on the island. Experience the remoteness of an Ice Cap glacier that is home to the new Langjokull Ice Cave. This man-made ice cave high on Langjökull is Iceland’s newest attraction and your chance to enter a world of glacial ice.

After the excursion, continue to Snaefellsnes.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Budir/Standard Room

25 Oct: Full Day Tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula
This morning, you will be met by your guide for a full day private tour of Snaefellsnes peninsula.

No wonder that the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is the centre stage in the Jules Verne scifi novel, ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’. The Icelanders call it “Iceland in miniature” because in few kilometers you can see many iconic attractions and different natural beauties. ‘

Just to mention a few of them:

  • Ytri-Tunga, a beautiful beach where huge seal colonies can normally be found
  • Budir Church, the black church in the hamlet of Búðir. It sits within the lava field of Búðahraun and it has a natural harbour that made of this place the most important commercial hub in the peninsula, during the Danish trade monopoly in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • The dramatic coast of Arnarstapi where powerful waves are constantly eroding the cliffs and leave impressive rock formations behind. Here you will see the statue of Bárður Snæfellsás, the guardian of the peninsula.
  • The Lóndrangar basalt cliffs for stunning pictures
  • The black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur where you can see the remains of a shipwreck that took place in 1948. It is really interesting to know the story behind the four big stones at the entrance of the beach, with different sizes. They were used to measure the strength of sailors in the days of the fishing stations and their salary was determined accordingly. 
  • Kirkjufell, probably the most picturesque and most-photographed mountain in the country. Surrounded by streams and small waterfalls, it was chosen to be one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones, featuring as the “Arrowhead Mountain”.
  • Bersekjahraun lava fields. Created around 4.000 years ago, the lava fields are extremely thick and decorated with beautiful rock formations.
  • Stykkisholmur, a small lovely fishing town that will allow you to get in contact with the locals
Vatnshellir Cave Tour
The cave itself is an 8000 year old lava tube created by volcanic eruption from a nearby crater in the Purkhólar crater family. As the lava rushed down the hill in a lava river it began to cool on the surface, creating a crust on top of the lava river. As the eruption stopped, all the lava from underneath this crust continued to drain out. That eventually left behind empty tube with roof on top that gradually cooled down.

You need to dress warmly for the cave tour, since the temperature is just above freezing throughout the year. Hiking shoes/boots are recommended but sneakers are acceptable

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Budir/Standard Room

26 Oct: Full Day Tour of The Golden Circle with Transfer to Vik

This morning, you will be met by your guide for a full day tour of the Golden Circle.

The Golden Circle is the most visited attraction of Iceland: it’s during this excursion that you see the Geysir geothermal area, the Gullfoss waterfall and the Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park.

Gullfoss waterfall
Gullfoss is one of Icelands most majestic waterfalls. The waterfall originates in the Langjökull glacier and gets it’s name from the gold hue it gives off as it tumbles downward into the canyon. The waterfall drops down into a crevice of 32 meters (105 ft) in two steps being 11 meters and 21 meters each. On many occasions rainbows can be observed dancing across the top of this magnificent sight. Gullfoss has an interesting history that involves investors trying to harness its awesome power. The waterfall can viewed from a few different locations. The upper deck next to the visitor center gives a great view from above. By walking down the staircase the waterfall can be viewed from the lower deck. From there the waterfall seems to vanish into the earth. From the lower deck you can walk a path that leads towards the first plunge of the waterfall. This will give you a great view into the crevice and a feeling of the true power of the waterfall. This path can be closed if the path is icy and conditions are not good.

Geysir Geothermal Area
The Geysir area boosts with steam vents, bubbling pits, hot ponds, magnificent colours and the highlight of the site, Strokkur Geyser. Strokkur performs natural and powerful eruptions, spouting water and steam some 20 m up in the air every 10 minutes. Walking paths take you between interesting geothermal features so you don’t miss out on any wonder or smell! The Geysir area offers large visitor centre with souvenirs, local products and many possibilities for purchasing lunch.

Þingvellir National Park
The National Park and UNESCO World Heritage site called Þingvellir (Thingvellir). Þingvellir is Icelands most important site when it comes to history and geology. This is where the worlds first parliament was established by the vikings in 930 AD, making it the oldest parliament, still active, in the world. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates, the Eurasion and the North American one. Starting from the bottom of the Rift Valley you walk in the footsteps of the Vikings, along impressive Almannagjá all the way to Hakið. Hakið is an ideal viewing point giving you a great overview of the whole area. You can almost witness the continental drift as you take a walk between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. As you walk up to the North American plate via Almannagjá you can read interesting tidbits about our history, viking era and how the laws of the land were established. Þingvellir is also a natural treasure with it’s vast lava fields and rivers leading into Icelands largest lake. The Þingvellir valley has been an inspiration for numerous painters and photographers alike.

Greenhouse visit – Fridheimar 
Visitors gain an insight into the processes of greenhouse horticulture, with a short and informative talk on the subject – and in fact it is quite remarkable that it should be possible to grow vegetables in this cold climate, by creating warm Mediterranean conditions, all year round, through the long dark winter. The Atrium also includes an exhibition about the use of geothermal heating in Icelandic horticulture.

After the tour, you be transferred to Vik.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Kria/Standard Room
27 Oct: Full Day Tour to Jökulsárlón and Back
This morning, you will be met by your guide for a full day private tour ofJökulsárlón.

During this day you will see some of the most iconic attractions of Iceland: the Black Sand Beach, Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsálarlón Glacier Lagoon, the Diamond Beach and the lava field of Eldhraun.

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
The legendary black volcanic beach with basalt columns, lava rock formations, towering sea stacks, and basalt column caves is totally breathtaking. In fact, Reynisfjara has been ranked as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world by the American journal! The Reynisdrangar basalt rock sea stacks rise over the sea just off the shore. As local folklore goes, these odd pillars were trolls who turned into stone by the touch of the rising sun when they came back too late from a fishing trip. These cliffs and sea stacks here are home to a number of nesting seabird species during the summertime. Iceland’s iconic, funny-looking seabird, the Atlantic Puffin can be found here between early May and late August. In the distance, you the Dyrhólaey rock arches are visible, making the view even more unforgettable.

Skaftafell National Park
Make a stop at Skeiðará Bridge offering a great viewing point over the Skaftafell National Park, here you will see also the Vatnajökull Glacier, with Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur towering above the landscape. Skaftafell appears in several famous movies such as Batman Begins, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the James Bond movie A View to A Kill. Game of Thrones and Interstellar were both shot around Svínafellsjökull glacier, which is now often called ‘the Hollywood Glacier’!

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach
This epic lagoon is the biggest star of the South Coast. The dream-like glacier lake – the deepest lake in the country – is situated at the southern end of the Vatnajökull ice cap. As the glacier retreats, icebergs of all sizes and shapes break off its tip floating across the lagoon, drifting slowly from the tip of the glacier towards the ocean. This thrilling environment is constantly changing as the massive glacier tongue retreats more and more. A short walk away, you can find the Diamond Beach (or Crystal Beach), a nearby black sand beach where the big icebergs are washed ashore and break into millions of ice crystals, decorating the sand as glittering diamonds.

Eldhraun Lava Field
The vast Eldhraun lava field was created in one of the greatest eruptions in recorded history and is of the largest of its kind in the world. The Lakagigar craters were also created during this eruption. This eruption lasted from 1783 to 1784 and is known as the Skaftáreldar (The Skaftá River Fires). This was a cataclysmic event for Iceland and beyond. In Iceland, it lead to disease, crop failure and disasters. The eruption affected Europe as well. In Great Britain, that summer is known as the Sand-Summer in Great Britain due to the fallout of ash and it is believed that the airborne haze and blocking of sunlight may have contributed to the French Revolution. Despite the abysmal effect the eruption had, this lava field of 565 km2 is today one of the most stunningly attractive ones in Iceland. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Kria/Standard Room
28 Oct: Full Day Tour of the South Coast ending in Reykjavi
Today you will drive along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country’s most scenic regions. The gorgeous waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss will be the next two stops you make. Begin with visiting Skógafoss, a famous Icelandic waterfall, which was also used in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Skógafoss is often an ideal location to have lunch in this area. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. We recommend you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to walk behind it. If you have extra time at Seljalandsfoss, we suggest you follow the walking path for 5 minutes. which goes to the left of Seljalandsfoss. This will take you to the hidden waterfall Gljúfrabúi (the one who lives in the canyon). To reach this waterfall, it is important that you have fully waterproof shoes, which reach above your ankles, because you must walk through the water in the canyon to reach this hidden gem!

Premium Entrance – Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon was formed in 1976 during operation at the nearby geothermal power plant. In the years that followed, people began to bathe in the unique water and apply the silica mud to their skin. On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals, before emerging at a soothing 38°C (100°F). Perfect for a relaxing and re-energising bath.

  • Premium Entrance includes:
  • Premium access to the Blue Lagoon
  • Use of a bathrobe
  • Silica Mud Mask at the Mask Bar
  • Two additional face masks of your choice at the Mask Bar
  • Complimentary drink at the In-Water Bar
  • Use of a towel
  • Glass of sparkling wine if you dine at Lava Restaurant

After the tour, transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sandhotel/Standard Room

29 Oct: Departure from Iceland / Optional Extra Day
For those departing today, meet your driver after breakfast for private road transfer to the airport. 

For those staying another day, today will be spent at your leisure. Optional Excursions to consider at an additional cost (transfers included) :

  • Reykjavik Whale Watching
  • Snorkeling at Silfra – Snorkeling the Continental Divide
  • Volcanic Landscape Horseback Ride
  • Twin Peaks ATV Tour
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sandhotel/Standard Room
30 Oct: Departure from Iceland
After breakfast and check out, you will meet your driver for private road transfer to the airport, in coordination with your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast