From  £1850
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Chase the Northern Lights
  • Discover the sights of the Golden Circle
  • Travel to Snæfellsnes Peninsula and discover charming fishing towns
  • Take a walk between icebergs on Diamond beach
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Northern Lights Explorer Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £1850 per person
Itinerary Dates
09 Sep  -  16 Sep
23 Sep  -  30 Sep
07 Oct  -  14 Oct
21 Oct  -  28 Oct
04 Nov  -  11 Nov
18 Nov  -  25 Nov
02 Dec  -  09 Dec
13 Jan  -  20 Jan
27 Jan  -  03 Feb
10 Feb  -  17 Mar
24 Mar  -  03 Apr
07 Apr  -  14 Apr

Dive head-first into a journey that uncovers Iceland’s greatest winter wonders, on a group tour specially designed to discover the natural highlights of the South West whilst also maximising your chances of witnessing the aurora borealis.

By day, discover the sights of the Golden Circle route and by night, head out into the remote countryside for the best spots to watch the northern lights flicker.

Please note: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities and day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Tour Itinerary

Northern lights - Iceland

Fly to Iceland. Transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from the airport to your hotel in Reykjavik for an overnight stay.

Northern lights - Iceland

Enjoy a city tour of Reykjavík and discover some of the highlights of Iceland’s capital before heading west to Borgarfjörður Valley, also known as the Saga Valley of West Iceland. Climb Grábrók volcano crater and feel the heat at Deildartunguhver - Europe's most powerful hot spring. Discover the Hraunfossar series of waterfalls pouring from beneath a wide lava field and visit Barnafoss known as the Children’s falls. Check in to your hotel in Borgarnes for two nights and in the afternoon listen to a short lecture about the Northern Lights. After dinner, take a guided walk outside to search for the flickering neon lights in the sky and warm up with a hot chocolate or tea. (B)

Mt Kirkjufell - Iceland

Travel to Snaefellsnes Peninsula and discover charming fishing towns. In the afternoon, stop at the fishing village of Grundarfjörður, a place with an impressive coastline and mountains, lakes and waterfalls behind the village. Jutting out into the bay rises one of the most photographed mountain in Iceland Mt Kirkjufell. En route back to Borgarnes, learn some tips on how to photograph the northern lights from your guide. Head outside to await nature’s light show from the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs. (B)

Strokkur geyser - Iceland

Today visit the many varied sights that make up Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. Travel along the scenic shores of Hvalfjörður  and onwards to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. En route stop at an Icelandic wool outlet store, where those who wish can buy a traditional woollen jumper. At the Geysir geothermal fields discover hot springs, bubbling pools and the erupting Strokkur geyser. Meet the chef of the Geysir Restaurant and taste freshly baked hot spring bread,  geothermally boiled eggs, herring and enjoy a small glass of exceptionally cold Geysir Schnapps. Continue on to the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and in the afternoon visit a geothermal greenhouse before meeting some Icelandic horses and learning about their history. Spend the night in South Iceland and keep a look out for the elusive Northern Lights from the comfort of a hot tub in the garden of the hotel, amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland. (B)

Skógafoss waterfall - Iceland

Travel along the south coast and learn about geology and active volcanoes, visiting the Lava Exhibition Center in Hvolsvöllur. See Skógafoss waterfall and visit one of Iceland's finest folk museums to discover an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artefacts typical of Iceland’s past. In the afternoon, take a stroll on the black lava beach and along amazing bird cliffs at Reynisfjara in South Iceland. Check in to your hotel near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in Vatnajökull  National Park for two nights. (B)

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon - Iceland

Explore Vatnajökull National Park, home to Europe’s largest glacier. Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is one of the many highlights of visiting Iceland - see huge icebergs of various hues floating on the ice-cold waters and search for seals playfully swimming*. Take a walk on the black sand beach among different sized glaciers flung onto the land by the power of the sea and, in the afternoon, visit the tiny tuft church of Hof. In the evening, enjoy a video presentation about the Northern Lights before heading outside where they may be visible dancing across the night sky. (B)


*Optional Ice cave tour offered between October and April

Seljalandsfoss waterfall - Iceland

Discover the impressive Eldhraun lava field and reach Seljalandsfoss waterfall. In the afternoon, visit the Blue Lagoon to relax in its mineral-rich waters. Spend the evening at leisure. (B)

Blue lagoon - Iceland

Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1850 per person
(Single person supplement + £385)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from the UK to Iceland 
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • 7 nights accommodation in three-star/four-star hotels
  • All transfers and transportation*
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified
  • Meals as specified by BLD (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

 *Return airport transfers by Flybus plus shuttle

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary


Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • Price per adult is based on two people sharing on stays between Sept 2022 and Apr 2023, and there may be supplements for travel in peak season. Speak to your Regent Specialist for details. 
  • Please note that fixed 2-course dinners with fish, meat or vegetarian main courses are available at the hotels starting from £50-55 per person per person per night. Generally the guide on this group tour will arrange this with you locally and the choice of various meals and the quality is very good. Country hotels do not generally offer a la carte meals and there are no other restaurants nearby.
Itinerary Dates  
09 Sep 2022
16 Sep 2022
23 Sep 2022
30 Sep 2022
07 Oct 2022
14 Oct 2022
21 Oct 2022
28 Oct 2022
04 Nov 2022
11 Nov 2022
18 Nov 2022
25 Nov 2022
02 Dec 2022
09 Dec 2022
13 Jan 2023
20 Jan 2023
27 Jan 2023
03 Feb 2023
10 Feb 2023
17 Mar 2023
24 Mar 2023
03 Apr 2023
07 Apr 2023
14 Apr 2023

Tour Route Map

  1. Iceland, Reykjavik
  2. Iceland, Borgarnes
  3. Iceland, West Iceland
  4. Iceland, Stykkisholmur
  5. Iceland, Thingvellir National Park
  6. Iceland, Skogafoss waterfall
  7. Iceland, Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
  8. Iceland, Blue Lagoon
  9. Iceland, Reykjavik

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The design of this tour was outstanding. Every day a new high.

Ms. H. Butcher

All the hotels were very good and the tour guide and driver were excellent. They made a good team and nothing was too much trouble. They made the holiday.

Mr & Mrs Kearsley

A very enjoyable holiday from beginning to end – very well organised and both the coach driver and guide were excellent. I was very happy with all aspects of the holiday and would consider using Regent Holidays in the future. 

Mrs. Thompson

The Icelandic guide was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and approachable. She ensured that every activity was safe and most of all very enjoyable.

I had such a good time and met some fab people. 

Ms Cornish

Our guide and driver were SUPERB. There was rain, snow and gale force winds but my memories are all good ones! Thank you for organising such an experience. 

Mrs Dray

Our tour guide was excellent. He really made the holiday – so informative everywhere we went, telling us history and facts about Iceland. We learnt so much through him that was so interesting. He also made sure the activities suited everyone on the trip, which was really nice.  

Thanks for a great holiday and an unforgettable experience, we had a fantastic time!

Miss A Pool
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