Golden Circle & Northern Lights in Iceland

Trip code: ELWI

Trip Highlights

  • Travel across Iceland within a pocket-friendly budget
  • Enjoy the Northern Lights of the Golden Circle
  • Explore the lava cave in the Bláfjöll Mountains
  • Enjoy breathtaking landscapes & soak in the geothermal heat springs
  • Go hiking to the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Visit to the Þingvellir National Park
  • Drive to the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls

Tour Details


It’s common for most people to visit Iceland in the summers, but it is true that Iceland has a completely different side to it in the winter, which is absolutely worth exploring. Reykjavík is one of Europe’s smallest capitals and it is easy and safe to traverse. It has so many restaurants, bars and cafés located in the shopping street Laugavegur and a unique feel to its nightlife. Álftröð has stunning landscapes to hike in and watch northern lights. So spend five days here hiking to glaciers, visiting the Þingvellir National Park, or even retrospecting under the radiant Northern Lights, and soaking up hot springs.


Day 1 - Arrival in Reykjavik

Welcome to Reykjavik! Rest a bit on your day of arrival and take some time to absorb the whole vibe of the northernmost capital of this planet!

Day 2 - Reykjavik to Álftröð

From Reykjavík you will be taken to visit a lava cave in Bláfjöll Mountains. After exploring the cave you will travel to the Þingvellir National Park. There you will see the Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir Hot Spring. In the evening, you will head out to the Golden Circle to look at the Northern Lights before you return to Álftröð.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 - Explore Álftröð

Go hiking around Reykjadalur while taking into view all the stunning landscapes you come across and soak in the geothermal heat springs on your route. On this evening too you can go outside to enjoy the Northern Lights.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Álftröð to Reykjavik

You will be visiting the Sólheimajökull Glacier and exploring for some time. You can also opt for an adventurous hike. Then you will drive along the beautiful southern coast and stop at the Seljalandsfoss and the Skógafoss waterfalls on your way back to Reykjavík. Relish your final night in this city.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5 - Depart From Reykjavik

You can book a flight home on the 5th day of your trip, anytime after 12 PM.

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Cost




Accommodation - Simple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (11 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (2 nt).

A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used in India. These can vary in terms of service, efficiency and cleanliness. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home. Power cuts can and are a regular occurrence in many places, especially throughout North and Central India. Although a number of hotels have generators there may be times when these won’t work. It is also recommended when you are in your room to lock the door, as staff will sometime enter without reason.


Meals Included - 1 lunch

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Vegetarians will be able to find a huge range of different foods - India is vegetarian heaven. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.