Glacier Walk and Northern Lights
The best combo tour available! On this amazing day tour you will be guided through the labyrinth of a glacier tongue, visit the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Centre, and have a delicious lamb soup dinner at a farm before a Northern Lights hunt - all in the same day.
This tour combines two amazing winter highlights in Iceland: a Glacier Walk and a search for the amazing Aurora Borealis. On the drive towards Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland‘s fourth largest glacier, we pass two impressive waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and of course the world famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. On Sólheimajökull, a safe and easy Glacier Walk on crampons will take you up on to the ice field where you will discover the different ice features, water cauldrons, crevasses and waterways. After the glacier we stop at the Þorvaldseyri Eruption Centre run by the local family. It tells the story of the 2010 eruption from their point of view and its effect on the region. We then head to a local farm for a delicious traditional Icelandic Meat dinner. As we head back to Reykjavík, we will drive into the night looking out for those magical Northern Lights.
Note: Boots can be rented, lunch can be bought on the way, and we lend rain coats to those who need (upon request).
*Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.
September 15th - April 15th with pick up at accommodation in Reykjavík at 11:30.
(Not available December 24th, 25th and January 1st).
Duration: 11-12 hours
Difficulty level: Easy.
Minimum age: 8 years
Included: Transport, guiding service, glacier gear, safety equipment, entrance at Þorvaldseyri Eruption Centre and traditional dinner (drinks and dessert not included).
What to bring: Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and lunch.
How to Book
This tour is bookable upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.