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Iceland Northern Lights Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

From $7,099 - $7,699 /person

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6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Special Youth Savings: Kids 4 to 17 save up to 20%. See details.

Iceland Northern Lights Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Dec 2025: Dec

From $7,099 - $7,699 /person

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Winter Wonder in the Land of Glaciers & Volcanoes

Iceland is awe-inspiring at any time of year. To be here in winter is like jumping into a black-and-white photo. Massive glaciers and ice caves, volcanoes, geothermal wonders. Add to this the unpredictable, mesmerizing display of northern lights undulating across the arctic winter sky—we keep our fingers crossed for clear night skies giving way to those dancing lights. Embrace the chill in the air and be rewarded with Iceland's winter majesty.

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Walk/Hike
Horseback
Ice Walk

Highlights

  • Discover the full diversity of Iceland's raw and wild landscape, where Mother Nature's drama is on full display
  • Ice-walk on a glacier for an up-close perspective of glacial ice, then walk into the heart of Katla Ice Field, dotted with everchanging ice caves
  • Marvel at the aurora borealis in one of the world's best spots to experience the magic of the northern lights—if luck is on our side!
  • Travel to a town built on a 5,000-year-old lava bed and ride in an all-terrain super jeep to access frozen waterfalls
Iceland Northern Lights Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Iceland

Start/End Reykjavík

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Travel from Reykjavík to take your first winter walk in Thingvellir National Park, a World Heritage site • Explore a stunning valley in the Hengill geothermal hiking area, taking in views of frozen Lake Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland • ​Hike among steam vents and boreholes in Nesjavellir Valley, witnessing firsthand the power of renewable geothermal energy.

Accommodations

Night 1

ION Adventure Hotel
Nesjavellir
*Casual Plus Hotel

This sleek, modern and award-winning hotel sits amid geothermal pools, near the shore of Lake Thingvallavatn. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Explore Flúðir, renowned for its hot springs and greenhouses, both heated with geothermal water • Hop in the saddle for some riding on the traditional Icelandic horse • Ride aboard a private Super Jeep to explore a remote and rocky road past frozen waterfalls and snowy canyons near the active Katla Volcano • Discover hidden valleys and beaches on foot • After a day in this wintry wonderland, warm up with a relaxing soak in an outdoor geothermal hot tub.

Accommodations
Hotel Rangá

(2 nights)

Nights 2-3

Hotel Rangá
Hella
Premiere Hotel

A countryside log cabin-style resort with three geothermally heated hot tubs and views of mountains, glaciers and the Hekla Volcano. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

With ice ax in hand, don crampons for an unforgettable glacier ice walk with our local mountain guides at Sólheimajökull​ Glacier • Explore the lovely Brúarfoss waterfall and admire the sky-blue waters fed by the Brúará River • Hike through the Haukadalsskógur forest, a national treasure and Iceland’s densest forest • In the Hiedmork Nature Reserve, hike through pseudocraters—wondrous landforms resembling volcanic craters—and ramble through a vibrant spruce forest.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Torfhús Retreat
Selfoss
Premiere Hotel

This remote retreat isn’t your average hotel—its traditional residences blend into the beautiful landscape with their living turf roofs and stone and reclaimed wooden walls.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

ION Adventure Hotel
Nesjavellir

*Casual Plus Hotel

This sleek, modern and award-winning hotel sits amid geothermal pools, near the shore of Lake Thingvallavatn. (pool)

Nights 2-3

Hotel Rangá
Hella

Premiere Hotel

A countryside log cabin-style resort with three geothermally heated hot tubs and views of mountains, glaciers and the Hekla Volcano. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member.

Nights 4-5

Torfhús Retreat
Selfoss

Premiere Hotel

This remote retreat isn’t your average hotel—its traditional residences blend into the beautiful landscape with their living turf roofs and stone and reclaimed wooden walls.

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Tuesday
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