from EUR 3260

SMALL GROUP: With the Northern Lights in Style we offer you an exclusive escorted bus tour. You stay in first-class hotels and travel in a group of maximum 16 persons. The tour is available as a 6-day or 8-day program. You experience unspoiled nature, geological wonders, cultural and culinary treats and a variety of soft adventures and activities during the day. At night you search for the Northern Lights: a mysterious, multicoloured curtain of light swirling through the sky with a wondrous glow.

Tour Code: GJ-26
  • Tour Availability: Sun
  • Seasons: October to March
  • Duration: 6 or 8 days
  • Min. nr of Participants: 1

Kerid (6).JPGWith the Northern Lights in Style, we offer you an exclusive escorted bus tour. You stay in first-class hotels, travel in a tour bus offering two seats per person and the group size is small with maximum 16 people. The tour is available as a 6-day or 8-day program. You experience unspoiled nature, geological wonders, cultural and culinary treats and a variety of soft adventures and activities during the day. At night you search for the Northern Lights: a mysterious, multicoloured curtain of light swirling through the sky with a wondrous glow. The Aurora viewing success for this tour was 80-93% during the past seasons.

Highlights and Experiences:

  • Small-group tour with maximum 16 people
  • First class accommodation
  • Wellness at Fontana steam baths and Blue Lagoon
  • Langoustine dinner, crab feast and gourmet dining
  • Visit to Cheese & Skyr school
  • Glacier hike for beginners
  • Meet the locals and learn about living with geo-powers
  • Educational Northern Lights program and guided Aurora hunts
  • 80-93% Aurora viewing success as per statistics of the past seasons

The 2-night extension program includes also

  • Northern Lights fjord cruise
  • Super jeep adventure into the highlands and on top of a glittering glacier
Tour Code: GJ-26

Small group tour, first-class hotels, and unique soft adventures

Northern Lights in StyleDay 1, SUN: WELCOME to ICELAND (50 km/31 mls)
Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík where you spend the night at the first-class hotel Icelandair Hotel Marina in a superior room. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own.

At 09:00 meet the tour guide and start the exclusive program with a two-hour Reykjavík city tour. Visit the exceptional observation tower of the Hallgrímskirkja church offering incredible panoramic views across the city. Learn about Icelandic cheese and the unique dairy product skyr, while having a lovely lunch in a cheese school buttery. Depart for Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and stop for a wellness retreat at the Fontana thermal baths and an experience of a geothermal bakery. Stay three nights in the luxury country hotel Grímsborgir in South Iceland. After a gourmet dinner, our expert tour guide provides you with a seminar about the Northern Lights and teaches you how to take photos of this natural phenomenon. Step into the darkness, soak in the hotel's outdoor hot tubs and check if the Northern Lights are visible. These spectacular skylight shows are also known as the Aurora Borealis and are frequently seen in Iceland from September through April on clear and crisp nights. White and green are usually the dominant colours of Northern Lights, but sometimes there are considerable colour variations. They are ephemeral; however, sightings are not guaranteed.

Visit Gullfoss waterfall and the nearby Geysir geothermal fields with a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The explosion crater called Kerið is filled with water and resembles an ancient amphitheatre. Meet a local who tells us all about living in an earthquake active place with its geothermal powers and challenges. You get the opportunity to boil an egg in a hot spring and taste bread baked with hot steam. Travel to seashore villages with many old and colourful houses. During a private tour around a local folk museum and a historic wooden church, we taste shark meat, dried fish and Brennivín (Black Death) snaps. After an excellent langoustine dinner at a nearby seashore restaurant, we go outside to watch out for the magical Northern Lights before returning to the hotel.

Today, we take you out along the South coast. Travel to the Lava & Volcano Exhibition Center where we learn about geothermal activities and volcanoes. Next stop is at Seljalandsfoss which plunges over the mountain, considered one of Iceland's most photogenic waterfalls. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. You can choose between a guided walk that is specially organised for beginners on a nearby glacier (total walking time is about 3 hours), or continue the bus tour to explore a black lava beach with bird cliffs. After a gourmet dinner at Hotel Grímsborgir, see a video presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program and look out if the auroras are across the sky.

Blue Lagoon (1).JPGDay 5, THU: VIKING SHIP, CRAB FEAST & BLUE LAGOON (220 km/136 mls)
Explore the Reykjanes Peninsula and see the region's many unusual geological features, hot springs, moon-like landscapes, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. Visit a Viking ship and history museum that tells the story about the Viking expansion across the North Atlantic. After a unique seafood & crab feast, we visit the famous Blue Lagoon for a soak in its warm geothermal water. The comfort experience package includes the use of a towel and a bathrobe, a drink of your choice and a volcano scrub or algae mask. After the Blue Lagoon we travel to Reykjavík for cocktail & dinner at the panoramic restaurant at the Pearl, followed by a Northern Lights tour if weather conditions are suitable, and overnight at Icelandair Hotel Marina.

Day 6, FRI: DEPARTURE HOME (50 km/31 mls)
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have leisure time before taking the airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.

Leisure day to explore Iceland's capital, visit museums, go shopping, spa treatments or an optional whale watching tour. Included is a 2-3 hour Northern Lights hunt by boat to escape from the city lights.

Superjeep Tour West Iceland (4).JPGDay 7, SAT: SUPERJEEP TOUR TO EXPLORE HIGHLANDS, GLACIERS, CAVES, AND FJORDS (350 km/217 mls)
Explore West Iceland on a full day super-jeep tour: highland track, glaciers, lava caves, waterfalls, cultural site, hot springs, and fjord. This trip is a real adventure with spectacular landscapes. Stay at Icelandair Hotel Marina in Reykjavík.

Day 8, SUN: DEPARTURE HOME (50 km/31 mls)
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time to explore Reykjavík a bit more before taking the Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.

DAILY DRIVING: Total mileage without airport transfer from day 2-5 is about 850 km (527 miles) which is an average of 212 km (132 miles) per day. You spend about 3 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic, and daily distances. On some days the driving might be longer than on some other days.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded, but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Tour Code: GJ-26

Small group tour, first-class hotels and unique soft adventures

Winter 2018-2019: English guided tours: Sunday to Friday or Sunday to Sunday / Maximum 16 people per group, but 2 seats per person on the bus

Code Date Availability ... Code Date Availability
GJ-26/071018 07.10.-12.10.2018 or 07.10.-14.10.2018 On request GJ-26/211018 21.10.-26.10.2018 or 21.10.-28.10.2018 yes
GJ-26/041118 04.11.-09.11.2018 or 04.11.-11.11.2018 Not available GJ-26/181118 18.11.-23.11.2018 or 18.11.-25.11.2018 yes
GJ-26/130119* 13.01.-18.01.2019 or 13.01.-20.01.2019 On request GJ-26/270119 27.01.-01.02.2019 or 27.01.-03.02.2019 yes
GJ-26/100219* 10.02.-15.02.2019 or 10.02.-17.02.2019 On request GJ-26/240219 24.02.-01.03.2019 or 24.02.-03.03.2019 yes
GJ-26/100319 10.03.-15.03.2019 or 10.03.-17.03.2019 yes GJ-26/240319 24.03.-29.03.2019 or 24.03.-31.03.2019 yes

*Available for private charter only. Big group min. 5 rooms max. 9 rooms.

  • Tours listed with "on request" are operated but have only 1-2 rooms available or unsold rooms had been returned to hotels.
  • If you like to have more time to explore Reykjavik, then we suggest booking the 8 days / 7 nights program.
  • Note that there is limited daylight, about 5-6 hours, from mid-November to end of January. For your information, the shortest daylight in Iceland is on the 21st of December, about 4 hours.

TOUR START: Arrival in Iceland on Sundays and guided bus tour starts on Mondays at 09:00

END OF TOUR: The 6 days/5 nights guided program ends on Thursday evenings, around midnight, at Icelandair Hotel Marina, followed by an airport transfer on Fridays. The 8 days/7 nights guided program also ends on Thursdays around midnight at the same hotel, followed by a 2-days extension program. 

DURATION: 6 days/5 nights with extension to 8 days/7 nights

LANGUAGES: English only


  • The 6 days / 5 nights program includes 5x breakfast, 2x lunch, and 4x 3-course dinner
  • The 8 days / 7 nights program includes 7x breakfast, 2x lunch, and 4x 3-course dinner

GROUP SIZE: Maximum group size: 16 Persons for the 6 days/5 nights program. From day 2-5 there are 2 seats per person in the bus included. Group size on Northern Lights fjord cruise depends on the size of the boat and final amount of bookings. Group size on the super-jeep tour is from 1-12 persons, depending on the size of the jeep used and the final amount of bookings. For the super-jeep tour, there is only 1 seat per person included.

Tour Code: GJ-26

Price per Person

6 days/5 nights program October 2018-April 2019 / maximum 16 people per group 8 days/7 nights program October 2018-April 2019 / max 16 people per group
per person in single per person in twin/double per person in triple* per person in single per person in twin/double per person in triple*
EUR 3.860 EUR 3.260 EUR 3.260 EUR 4.930 EUR 4.100 EUR 4.100

*Triple room on request



  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
  • Fully escorted 4-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide and 2 seats per person on the bus
  • 5-nights accommodation in first-class hotels (see list below) including breakfast
  • 2x lunch + 4x 3-course dinner including langoustine dinner and seafood & crab feast
  • Welcome cocktail at Hotel Grímsborgir 
  • Cocktail at the panoramic restaurant at the Pearl 
  • Entrance to observation tower at Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík
  • Visit and seminar at cheese & skyr school in Reykjavík
  • Entrance with towel at Fontana steam baths
  • Geothermal bakery bread tasting at Fontana
  • Entrance to Kerið volcano crater
  • Meet the locals and guided tour in Hveragerði including egg boiling and hot steam bread tasting
  • Meet the locals and private tour at folk museum and historic church in South Iceland
  • Shark meat, dried fish and Brennivin (Black death) schnapps tasting
  • Visit to multimedia presentation at the Lava & Volcano Exhibition Center in Hvolsvöllur
  • Especially designed glacier hike for beginners
  • Entrance to Viking Ship and History Museum
  • Experience package at Blue Lagoon that includes entrance fee, towel, bathrobe, a drink of your choice and a volcano scrub or algae mask
  • Northern Lights program during 4 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights and midnight refreshments
  • Use of winter & Northern Lights Explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flashlight that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your photo camera at night

The 2-nights extension program includes additionally

  • 2-nights accommodation in a first-class hotel (see list below) including breakfast
  • Northern Lights fjord cruise
  • 8-9 hours super-jeep adventure in West Iceland 

ACCOMMODATION: For this program, we have selected first-class hotels.

  • Day 1: Icelandair Hotel Marina / Superior rooms
  • Day 2, 3, 4: Luxury Country Hotel Grímsborgir in South Iceland. The hotel is built in a village set up, with different buildings including villas, hotel, and restaurant. Note that it is about 2 minutes walk from the guest rooms to the restaurant where breakfast and dinner are served. Possibility for bus transport if weather conditions are not favourable for the short and refreshing walk. Grímsborgir Hotel offers geothermal outdoor hot tubs.
  • Day 5, winter 18-19: Icelandair Hotel Marina / Superior rooms
  • Day 5, 6, 7: Icelandair Hotel Marina in downtown Reykjavík / Superior rooms for the 8 days/7 nights program

INFORMATION REGARDING DINNERS AND LUNCHES: In Reykjavik, the dinner is on your own. There are many restaurants both for fast food and fine a la carte dining in Iceland's capital. From day 2-5 most meals are included. If you have any special diet requests or allergies, please let us know at the moment of your booking. Optional lunch stops are at roadside diners or restaurants.

NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the natural attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot when entering any of these natural sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at present and are subject to change.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: This program includes during 4 evenings a combination of presentations, lectures, film and guided searches for the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. All countryside hotels in this program offer a Northern Lights wake-up call for guests that register for that particular service at the hotel reception. This tour series is designed to spend 4 evenings in the countryside to maximise the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights. Still, the tour is dependent on weather, and therefore sightings are not guaranteed. The Northern Lights are visible in the northern sky from September through April when the sky is clear and free of clouds. Like many natural wonders, it is an ephemeral spectacle – the Northern Lights may be visible, they may appear for a bit and then be gone (it is not a TV show that you can just turn on and off). But it is worth the patience which is much required. Because they are a winter event, you need to be prepared to wait outside while looking for them. It is best to dress very warmly, in layers, with good footwear, gloves, hats and whatever else makes you comfortable while you await this truly outstanding event. For the best photos, we recommend using a tripod.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded, but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

BOOKINGS & FURTHER INFORMATION: Either via our international tour operator network or directly by email and we process your booking by personal email communication. In general, there is a non-refundable booking fee/deposit of up to 20% to secure space on tour. We will send you a confirmation and invoice. Payment is due latest 4 weeks prior arrival. We accept international bank transfer, Visa or MasterCard. Once paid, we will send the vouchers and travel documents. Unfortunately, we do not offer an online booking engine for this tour.

CANCELLATION: A cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before departure. From 28 days until 8 days before departure, the fee is 50%. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 8 days before departure, or for no-shows, and a tour began but not completed. The exchange of one arrangement for another must be agreed by us beforehand.

Tour Code: GJ-26
2016 - 2017
Loved it, apart from the weather.  Excellent! (Booked by Nordic Travel)
Excellent tour.  Busy program. Saw lots and lots of amazing things.  What a great experience.  (booked through All Iceland)
2015 - 2016
Very good tour - if the weather had been good. Brilliant guide. Plenty of enthusiasm and knowledge - just how a guide should be. Hotels were wonderful and meals out good. Perfect driver. Coach always kept cozy and warm. Felt safe and looked after throughout. (booked through On The Go Tours UK)
Wonderful tour. The guide was lots of fun! Langoustine and seafood were excellent. Driver very good. We felt safe at all times. (booked through All Iceland UK)
The tour could not have been better. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. A real gem. Brilliant driver (booked through All Iceland UK)
I loved the tour - but a couple of days just a bit too full. Excellent guide! Very comfortable hotels. All meals out were very good. The driver did a good job. (booked through Regency Travel UK)
Hi to everyone. I just wanted to write and thank you for an excellent service and a wonderful and most amazing holiday. I shall be writing on TripAdvisor my comments but safe to say - everything was wonderful! We had a great time - got to see the northern lights and enjoyed wonderful food and great knowledge. It most definitely WAS 'Iceland in Style' and I cannot express how great the experience was. We are turning into holiday snobs in our old age - but also due to the fact that we manage to come across excellent companies such as yourselves! Watching the masses from our lovely minibus and exclusive super jeep - no more coach tours - thank god! No sitting on airport floors when flights are delayed - Icelandair Lounge was most relaxing..... Thank you again, Claire & Guy, (booked through All Iceland UK)
Outstanding tour program. Informative and excellent guide. Our special diet was graciously accommodated. Our driver and guide did a fine job (booked directly through GJ-Travel Iceland)
A magnificent selection of places - lots to do and see and well set out. The guide is 6 stars. Very well informed, helpful and fun to have stayed with us. Beautiful accommodation. Grimsborgir has excellent food and service. All meals fantastic. The crab and seafood feast was amazing. (booked through All Iceland, UK)
Outstandingly well-organized tour and a wonderful trip. The guide was well prepared and know a lot. He made the trip! Highly recommended and professional. The hotels are very good and the meals amazing. Very professional driver. We really felt safe. He knows the roads, is experienced, a sweet and wonderful man. (booked through Mare Nostrum in Mexico)
Very good variety of scenery and not too long on the bus. Interesting, knowledgeable guide with a wealth of information. Grimsborgir hotel very good. Safe driver. (booked through All Iceland UK)
Excellent tour. Very knowledgeable guide and easy going. Good hotels and meals. The langoustine feast was excellent. Great driver - we felt safe at all times. (booked through Iceland Pro Travel UK)
Fantastic tour. Was great to get off the beaten track and also regular photo stops. Very passionate guide about Iceland, which came across superbly. Nice hotels and meals. Very easy to get substitute meals for a fussy non-seafood eater, very rich food too. Overall - very good! (booked through Baltic Travel UK)
Superb tour! The guide has a wealth of Icelandic knowledge and lovely personality. An asset to Iceland! Great hotels and meals are a gourmet delight. Very nice and experienced driver (booked through All Iceland UK)
All great! Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide - loves Iceland. Hotels are so great, beautiful and comfortable. Seafood has been a real treat! Siggi, our driver has been safe and excellent. What a great diver! (booked through All Iceland UK)
Excellent holiday - we loved it all! The best guide ever. The hotels are nice - and Hotel Grimsborgir is amazing. All meals very delicious. (booked directly through GJ Travel)
The tour took in so much of Iceland in such a short time. The glacier climb and seeing the northern lights was amazing. Erik, our guide, is so funny and knowledgeable. Very good personality and made the trip fun! The meals were generally very good. Loved the chosen lunch! Driving in the snow was challenging and the driver handled it professionally. (booked through All Iceland UK)
It was an informative and very interesting tour. We loved it!. Björn Eric Wastergren was well informed, entertaining and very attentive to our group. Lovely hotels and most wonderful meals. Very comfortable bus and our driver Runar was very friendly. (booked through Borton Overseas USA)
Hi Erna! Hope this email finds you well. First of all, my husband and I would like to commend your tour company for letting us have a memorable honeymoon at Iceland last March 15-22. We joined the Northern Lights in Style for 8 days with Eric as our tour guide. I must say, I have been going on tours for 10 years now with Trafalgar and Globus and never have I encountered a tour guide like Eric. He has so much passion for his work, is very knowledgeable and best of all, he complains to the restaurant owner/ manager whenever the food served displeases him. My husband is such a picky eater and he appreciates Eric's high standards for food as well. We also like his humor. Most of all, we enjoyed our time at the Blue Lagoon :) We love spas! Regards, Eryleen Dioraine Y. So
Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Guide couldn't have been better, accommodation relaxing, Meals tasty
Best! We saw the Northern Lights! Absolutely wonderful guide! She was kind, cheerful, and always ready to help in every way. 
Excellent overview and maximum experience for a short visit. Guide knowledgeable and accommodating. Loved his sense of humor and delight to benefit from his photography. Each Hotel was excellent.. clean, great showers, fabulous breakfast, comfy beds. Hotel Grimsborgir is situated perfectly for Northern Lights viewing! All meals very nice. I felt very safe and warm on the bus. (booked through Nordic Saga)
Excellent mix of sites, culture, activities. Peter was a very good guide. Well spoken and informative. Driver Alli was excellent. (booked through Nordic Saga)
Tour Code: GJ-26

Here below are the Aurora viewing results from the past winter trips that give you an idea of how often Northern Lights have been seen during the Northern Lights in Style Tour while staying 4 nights in the countryside:

Travel Dates
How many nights seen Auroras?
... Travel Dates How many nights seen Auroras?
19.10.-24.10.14 1x medium 02.11.-07.11.14 1x strong
16.11.-21.11.14 1x medium 18.01.-23.01.15 1x medium
15.02.-20.02.15 1x strong + 1x medium 22.02.-27.02.15 unfortunately no northern lights
01.03.-06.03.15 1x medium 15.03.-20.03.15 1x strong + 1x medium
04.10.-09.10.15 1x strong + 3x medium 18.10.-25.10.15 2x weak
15.11.-20.11.15 1x medium + 1x strong 21.02.-26.02.16 unfortunately no northern lights
28.02.-04.03.16 1x weak + 1x medium 09.10.-14.10.16 weak
23.10.-28.10.16 3xweak + 1xmedium 6.11.-11.11.16 1xweak
20.-27.11.2016 1xstrong 15.01.-20.01.17 1x medium
29.01.-03.02.17 1x weak + 1x medium + 1x strong
19.02.-24.02.17 1x medium + 1x strong 26.02.-03.03.17 3x strong
05.03.-10.03.17 1x medium 12.03.-17.03.17 1x medium
19.03.-24.03.17 unfortunately no northern lights 22.10.-27.10.17 1x weak + 2 medium
05.11.-10.11.17 2x strong

Northern Lights Success Rate:

Winter 2014-2015: 87 %

Winter 2015-2016: 80 %

Winter 2016-2017: 93 % (Oct-Mar)

Winter 2017-2018: 83% (Oct-Mar)

Tour Code: GJ-26