Explore Iceland in the winter months with this 3 night Reykjavik city break, complete with a Northern Lights tour. From your base in Reykjavik, you can learn about life in Iceland at the interesting museums, walk along the pretty harbour, browse the traditional shops and feast on fresh Icelandic seafood for dinner. The highlight of your holiday will be an evening tour to hunt for the Aurora Borealis and see the famous green and purple lights dancing across the sky. On your final cosy evening, raise a pint of Icelandic craft ale and toast a wonderful trip to wintery Iceland.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport. On arrival in Reykjavik, you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in the city, checking in for three nights.
Spend your time in Iceland enjoying the pretty city of Reykjavik. Wander through the harbour browsing the boutique shops, pick up the perfect Icelandic jumper or try a craft ale at one of the cosy pubs. Make sure you try a famous Reykjavik hot dog as you continue to explore the city, taking in the vibrant museums, interesting galleries and a glimpse of Hallgrimskirkja Church, visible from almost everywhere in the city due to its height. If you want to explore outside of the city, there are lots of tours we can book to visit geysers, glaciers and volcanic beaches – just ask us to add one!
On the evening of Day 2, you’ll join a tour heading out into the wilderness on the hunt for the Aurora Borealis. On dark, clear nights it is possible to witness one of Mother Nature’s most awesome displays – the Northern Lights. You’ll drive away from the bright lights of Reykjavik on the lookout for swirling green and purple lights that dance across the clear night sky. The tour will last between 3 and 5 hours, depending on the weather.
*there is no guarantee of seeing the Aurora Borealis – they are a natural phenomenon and appear when they like! *
Spend your final day in Reykjavik walking along the harbourfront and breathing in the fresh Atlantic breeze, before taking a shuttle bus back to the airport in time for your onwards flight.
Iceland enjoys a milder climate than many people think, meaning the summers should be warm and sunny, while winters are as cold as they come. Due its location just where the Gulf Stream and Arctic Air meet, the weather is extremely changeable so make sure you bring a range of clothing, even if you are there in midsummer. The midnight sun shines between late May and August, which means you can maximise your time here by exploring until late at night. In the winter however, the sun doesn’t rise until 11am and disappears around 3pm, perfect for aurora spotters out to see the northern lights.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.