• Trip duration
    1 day
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
  • Mountain range
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


You cannot leave Iceland without seeing the Northern Lights! On this day trip, we see not just one, but two of Iceland’s natural jewels. We start with a spectacular glacier walk and then go on a search for the incredible Aurora Borealis.

It will be an amazing day out in nature. I (or another member of my guiding agency) will pick you up in Reykjavik around 11:30 am. We will be out for 11-12 hours. We will first go to the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue where we will take a short walk across the glacier onto the ice field. I will tell you about all the different aspects of the glacier, like its water cauldrons, ridges, crevasses, and waterways. Then you will be a bit more knowledgeable of these ice masses.

Next, we will stop by the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall. With the right sunshine, you might be able to see a rainbow in front of the rushing water. The waterfall also appears in some Icelandic legends. After observing the waterfall, we will have dinner at a traditional Icelandic restaurant.

Finally, we will head out searching for the mysterious Northern Lights. On our way, we will visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is lit up at night in the wintertime. We will then spend the rest of the evening looking for a good viewpoint of the Northern Lights. I cannot guarantee a sighting, but I will use my knowledge and experience so that we have the best chance possible.

This day trip combines many of Iceland’s sensational natural features. You will not regret getting outside to experience the best of Iceland!

The trip departs everyday from September 1st to April 15th. If you are interested in booking a spot, please contact me. I can give you more information and answer any questions you might have. 

I offer many other outdoors trips in Iceland. For example, you can join me on a 5-day tour of Hornstrandir National Park.

Price per person

Group of 533900ISK

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
Price includes dinner and dessert at a traditional Icelandic restaurant. It does not include drinks at dinner or other meals.

Other details

Skill level required

First time

Fitness level required

Open to everyone

Meeting point

I'll pick you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik.

More info

Please come prepared with warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, and lunch. However, boots are also available for rent, rain coats can be borrowed, and lunch can be purchased on the way. The price for children ages 10-15 is 16.950 ISK. The prices listed are to join a group. If you are looking for a private tour, contact me. Finally, if I am unavailable to guide you on your requested date, another certified guide will take my place.


Please keep in mind that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and I cannot guarantee a sighting.