Hidden Powers and Northern Lights Hunt - Winter escorted tour

Explore the Icelandic South Shore; Waterfalls, volcanoes, glacial lagoon and black sand beaches

Type of tour:Escorted Tours
Season:01 October - 30 April
Duration:6 Days/5 Nights

Hidden Powers and Northern Lights Hunt - Winter escorted tour


Discover South Iceland's raw natural wonders

Icebergs, hot springs and volcanoes dominate Iceland's beautiful yet rugged landscape. On a guided coach tour, experience the hidden powers of the island including dramatic vistas of the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano and the breathtaking Glacial LagoonWith several overnights in stunning rural locations, you’ll be perfectly situated to hunt for the magical Northern LightsIceland is one of the best places in the world to experience this majestic phenomenon. 


  • Walk along the continental rift at Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO site)
  • Enjoy freshly baked “hot spring bread
  • Discover the diverse nature along the South Coast of Iceland, with volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls
  • Walk along the banks of the awe-inspiring iceberg Glacial Lagoon
  • Uncover the impact and power of recent volcanic eruptions near Eyjafjallajokull
  • Hunting for northern lights in optimal rural locations
  • Visit the world-renowned Blue Lagoon

All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants except for German with minimum 4 participants.

Maximum group size: 36 participants.



Please note that northern lights are dependent on weather conditions.  Sightings cannot be guaranteed.


  • 2 nights at a hotel in Reykjavík, including breakfast (except on arrival day)
  • 3 nights at countryside hotels, including breakfast 
  • Guided coach tour from day 2 to day 5
  • 3 x One-course dinners with coffee/tea (days 2, 3, 4) 
  • Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik
  • Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana
  • Entrance to the new Lava Centre and volcano film at the Lava Center's Cinema (day 3)
  • Northern Lights hunt kit on day 3 or 4 (flashlight & blanket)
  • Northern Light guided hunt on foot one selected evening
  • Northern Lights “wake up call” option during the night (available at countryside hotels)
  • Blue Lagoon bathing fee + towel


Not Included:

• Breakfast on arrival day
• International airfare
• Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
• Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
• Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (can be rented on site)
• Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
• Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland is 14:00 (2:00pm)
• Guaranteed late check-out
• Any service not specifically listed under "included"


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25 January 2018ItalianUpon Request
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25 January 2018EnglishUpon Request
01 February 2018FrenchUpon Request
01 February 2018EnglishUpon Request
06 February 2018FrenchCancelled
08 February 2018SpanishUpon Request
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08 February 2018HebrewCancelled
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22 February 2018EnglishUpon Request
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08 March 2018FrenchUpon Request
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Day 1: Arrival

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).


Day 2: Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss

Northern Lights Centre - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - The Famous Golden Falls

Start the day by visiting the recently opened and fascinating Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights.

Onwards to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site) where the world's oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. Drive to Laugarvatn Fontana where your group experiences a geothermal bakery first-hand and digs up bread that has been cooked underground. Sample the delicious bread, served hot from the ground and slathered with fresh Icelandic butter.

Continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Last but not least, visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss Waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade.

Stop at Skalholt, Iceland’s capital during the Middle-Ages and now a culture center with a beautiful church. 

Overnight in the south coast area.



Gullfoss  |Geysir

Day 3: South Shore - Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

Waterfalls - Glacial Views - Black-Sand Beaches - Lava Centre 

Drive along the south shore, an area of Iceland that is beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields.

This part of Iceland is home to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years.   Enjoy both the exhibit and viewing an interesting film about Icelandic volcanoes at the center's cinema.

Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Head onwards, passing by Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sands, and admire the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area



Eyjafjallajokull  |Seljalandsfoss  |Skogafoss  |Vík

Day 4: Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Europe's Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier

Today enter the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe's largest glacier. This national park is also the largest one in Western Europe. The park's Skaftafell region is a site of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajokull glacier.

View Svinafellsjökull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajökull.   

Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft) deep glacial lagoon.

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day 5: Volcanic Areas - Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik

Greenhouse Village - Thundering Waves - Geothermal Lagoon

Head towards the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called "The Flower Village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. Follow along the coastline with its breathtaking waves and through a deserted community that once was a flourishing centre for the region.

On to the Reykjanes peninsula, where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field. 

Return to Reykjavik, where the evening is at your own leisure. Dinner is on your own.



Hveragerdi  |The Blue Lagoon  |Reykjanes

Day 6: Departure

Transfer to the international airport (not included).


Prices per person winter 2017/2018

 in EUR Period DBL SGL
Package price  1.October 2017 - 30.October 2017 1114 1413
 Package price 1.November 2017 - 30.April 2018 1051 1284


Supplement for starter and dessert during stay in the country-side.  EUR 75,- per person.  Must be booked in advance.


Children rate

Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 25% discount from the listed price.

It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.


Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

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Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.
These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.


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After a 22 hours flight back home, I have to admit that I have had the time of my life in Iceland thanks to this tour (Hidden Powers & Northern Lights).

At first, I was a bit worried to travel alone so far & probably end up touring solo; but I was proven that strangers are just friends you haven't met yet. Everyone was so humble, nice and kind especially our tour guides (Mr. Snorri, Ms. Kristin & our very own Jason Statham driver Mr. Christian).

The tour took us to the most amazing and fascinating spots I have ever witnessed. The landscapes of Iceland were just mind-blowing! Places like Gullfoss, The Great Geyser, Laufskalavarda, The Black Sand Beach, Jokulsarlon Floating Icebergs & Skogafoss were marvelous - their scenery will be carved in my memory forever. Unfortunately though, we have got to see the Northern Lights for only one night due to the cloudy weather; and of course, it was a sight to behold.

Just a note that if anyone would like to try to capture the Lights on camera, please make sure you have a good quality steady camera (cell phone cameras will not work).

All in all, it was a beautiful experience and definitely returning back soon - hopefully very soon

Hamed A, Bahrain

Fantastic holiday, all arrangements perfect right from the start and all dealings with the staff of Iceland Travel excellent, especially Margret who always answered queries promptly. The use of Saga Travel in Akureyri excellent choice all the staff and guides of Saga excellent and cannot recommend them highly enough. Wonderful experience especially topped off by seeing the Northern Lights. Hope to come back do it all again. Definitely will recommend to my friends.

Helen B, UK

Just returned home from an amazing tour with Iceland Travel (Hidden Powers and Northern Lights). Our guide Yrsa and driver Ragnar were absolutely amazing, making everyone feel comfortable and ensuring that a great time was had by all (not to mention the amazing knowledge and contagious enthusiasm). The trip was everything I wanted it to be and more. The only disappointment was that we did not see the Aurora (which obviously has nothing to do with Iceland Travel or the tour itself). I will definitely be back to Iceland and Iceland Travel is the way to go!

Daniel L., Canada

Had a fantastic time during your hidden powers and northern lights tour..we did not manage to see the lights as the weather was not favorable but the rest of the trip was amazing! The guide Benedict was excellent and gave us a lot of information about the places we visited and about Iceland...the politics,the culture and industry in a interesting and informative way. We had a fantastic time and if we ever head back to Iceland we will definitely be booking with Iceland travel again! Many thanks to Herman who drove us all around Iceland safely and skillfully!!driving is tough in Iceland with icy roads,fog covered...

Emily Y., Singapore

Me and my wife have been in the "HIDDEN POWERS & NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNT" Tour between 20th and 26th of Mars 2014.

It was a fascinating experience combined with the privilege of discovering new places and people. Beside the magnificent landscapes and breathtaking locations I want to thank the "Iceland Travel" team, especially to our guide, Hildur, for the well managed time spent. And the driver was very nice too :)

It's an experience I would definitely repeat and recommend to others.

Cristut F., Romania

Just came back from a tour of Southern Iceland with Iceland Travel. Everything was A+. We had a knowledgeable, informative and very nice tourguide and a great driver. I've toured many countries in Europe and been on many organized tours and this was by far the best food I've had on any tours (I recommend meal plan). Tour was organized, never too rushed and took in a lot of sites. Accommodations were very clean. Iceland is a great country with beautiful scenery, clean air, interesting sites, wonderful food and the friendliest people.

Pam C., USA

Thank you for a wonderful 6 day Hidden Powers & Northern Lights Tour 12 - 17 March 2015. We did and saw so much and our guide Snorrie Ingerson was just wonderful. We would recommend this tour to anyone.

Eric M., Australia

„It was great value for money. We just got back and it was an awesome trip. Iceland is unearthly beautiful with so many amazing sites. We would love to go back to see more.“

Mary Yang

I just wanted to leave some feedback of our Hidden Powers and Northern Lights tour that my wife and I did in November 2016. Before we left the UK I had read a travel review that was a bit sniffy about the number of coach tours that operate in Iceland and I was a little fearful that we would be part of a tourism production line. Nothing could be further from the truth. As well as being guided to the best locations, our tour guide Olafur and our driver Gunnar gave us so much interesting information along the way that we would never have got from a self drive. The cameraderie on the coach and the Northern Lights hunt was excellent, and the food and service at the hotels was of the highest quality. Our only regret was not staying in Reykjavik for an extra night or two to give us more time to explore the city. Iceland is spectacularly beautiful and this was one of our best holidays we have ever had. I would not hesitate to recommend your guided tours to others. We will definitely return to do another one at some time. Thank you so much for arranging such enjoyable and good value tours!

Bryn Davies