Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days

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Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days - On The Go Tours
Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days - On The Go Tours
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Iceland South Coast


  • Visit Thingvellir and Vatnajökull National Parks
  • Climb a real volcano crater
  • Unforgettable Northern Lights
  • Learn about the turbulent Icelandic history
  • Relax in natural geothermal spa in Blue Lagoon
Age range
18 to 70 year olds
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Northern Lights, Coach / Bus, Discovery
Start and end in Reykjavik! With the in-depth cultural tour Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 7 other destinations in Iceland. Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days reviewer 1
    Written on October 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Villi was superb. Loves his country and enjoys showing it off. The itinerary was very well paced and put together. I've traveled a lot but the glacier beach was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. The accomodation was generally great, though the... Read more

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  • LW
    Written on December 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was just wonderful from the moment we met our guide and visited the magical land of Iceland, each day bought new and exciting adventures. The weather was cold but we were prepared. Crampons were a necessity and the tour provided them for our boots.... Read more

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  • AM
    Written on March 31, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing! Fast-paced and definitely not as much time to really get to experience everything we saw, but you get to see so much stuff, and do things you wouldn't get to do on your own. We saw much more than we would have on our own, and didn't even have to do... Read more

    On The Go Tours commented on this review
    Dear Alicia, Thank you for taking the time to write about your tour in Iceland. We are glad to hear it was an experience of a lifetime. The great thing about this tour is that'll definitely see more than you could've done on your own so we are really glad you found that. As you said, best bit - you don't have to do the driving! We look forward to welcoming you on a On The Go Tours trip in the future. Best regards, On The Go Tours
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  • MP
    Written on January 24, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    I wish that I could gush about this experience, but there were too many parts of it that were not to my liking. First of all, the travel agency was a mish mash of numerous people, none of whom knew what information the other had already obtained.... Read more

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  • MS
    Written on November 15, 2016
    2.5 - Average

    I loved the tour but was disappointed it wasn't all I expected. It was a northern lights exploration tour and I thought and( so did everyone else on the tour) that we would go out at night to where we could see the lights not from the hotel. We didn't see... Read more

    On The Go Tours commented on this review
    Dear Ms Stewart, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that elements of your tour of Iceland did not live up to your expectations and On the Go Tours would like to assure you that we take all feedback seriously. As such your comments have been passed back to our product team and we thank you for taking the time to write. Best regards, On The Go Tours
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Reykjavik
  2. Day 2: City Tour & Hot Springs
  3. Day 3: Mountains & Lights
  4. Day 4: Golden Circle & Horses
  5. Day 5: Black Lava Beach
  6. Day 6: Vatnajökull NP
  7. Day 7: Lava Fields & Lagoon
  8. Day 8: Reykjavik

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • When is the best time of the year to take this tour?

      This tour only runs at optimal times during the year to ensure that the skies are dark enough to see the lights to their full effect. The sighting is heavily dependent on the cloud cover and the activity of the Aurora. This is often down to chance, and all of the tour dates offer an equal chance of a sighting.

      September and October are the months we would recommend to anybody who prefers to avoid the extreme cold of an Arctic winter. November and December are very much a time of change in the Arctic and heralds the arrival of the first major snows of the winter. The snow does bring quite a bit of cloud cover but the shorter days also bring darker skies which increases the amount of time during which the Aurora might be visible. January to March are probably the three most popular months for Aurora hunting because they bring long dark nights and plenty of snow to play in during the daylight hours while you wait for darkness to fall!

    • What hotels do you use for the "Northern Lights Exploration" Tour?

      The hotels listed below are ones which On The Go frequently use on this tour. Please note that On The Go reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

      - Centrehotel Plaza, Reykjavik
      - Icelandair Hotel Hamar, Borgarnes
      - Fosshotel Hekla, Selfoss
      - Fosshotel Nupar, Kirkjubajarklaustur

    • Are the Northern Lights guaranteed on this trip?

      Northern Lights (called the Aurora Borealis) is a naturally occurring phenomenon. The appearance of the Northern Lights is notoriously difficult to predict any further in advance than about two hours before it happens. Therefore, it is important to understand that the tour operator won’t be able to guarantee perfect weather conditions while on the tour. That being said, the length of this tour means there will be numerous opportunities to see the Northern Lights and a sighting is likely!

      Aside from the Northern Lights, this tour includes many other unforgettable once in a lifetime experiences. You will have the chance to explore Icelandic capital Reykjavik, stand by the mighty Skogafoss waterfall, bathe in the famous geothermal Blue Lagoon and drive through the beautiful scenery of Iceland’s South Shore. It's sure to be an amazing trip!

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      The Website is so easy to use. And love how they always provide information, and stay in contact with the tour operator and you. Highly recommended!!



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    Start and end in Reykjavik.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 867 km.
    • Reykjavik (Iceland)
    • 122 km
    • Snaefellsjokull National Park (Iceland)
    • 98 km
    • Borgarnes (Iceland)
    • 108 km
    • Hella (Iceland)
    • 45 km
    • Eyjafjallajokull (Iceland)
    • 79 km
    • Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Iceland)
    • 95 km
    • Jokulsarlon (Iceland)
    • 95 km
    • Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Iceland)
    • 63 km
    • Vik (Iceland)
    • 163 km
    • Reykjavik (Iceland)

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