info@wwtrek.com

Send us an Email

801.943.0264

Give us a Call

Iceland | Northern Lights Adventure
Iceland | Northern Lights Adventure
Previous slide
Next slide

Iceland | Northern Lights Adventure

Experience the uniqueness of living in darkness– along our Iceland | Northern Lights Adventure, trek across various terrains in search of the Northern Lights. In late fall and throughout winter, Iceland is dark for twenty hours a day, making it the perfect time to explore the beautiful Icelandic landscapes and witness the spectacular sight of the Northern Lights.

Contact our team to sign on to this distinctive adventure! 

CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE A ZOOM CALL WITH AN ADVENTURE SPECIALIST

Trek Summary

Trip Type:

Adventure

Activity Rating:
Trip Length:

8 D / 7 N

Spaces Available:

Up To 14

Dates 2024

November 2 - 9, 2024

THE WWTREK ASSURANCE | OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGE

Challenge:

Weather plays a large role in the success and enjoyment of this trek. Following the Gear/Packing list is extremely important to ensure you’re prepared for anything you run into. There are several days of hiking over varying terrain in unexpected conditions.

Reassurance:

Guests will be hiking in lower altitudes along established trails. With excellent guide-to-group ratios, guests can take varying paces throughout the days; If needed, guides can modify the trekking routes to reduce the distance of hikes.

Northern Lights:

While we hold high hopes for glimpsing the ethereal spectacle of the Northern Lights during our Iceland trip, our itinerary is meticulously crafted to offer an abundance of captivating experiences beyond celestial phenomena. Our program is brimming with exhilarating hikes through Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes, where towering glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and volcanic terrain await exploration. Immerse yourself in the unparalleled natural beauty of this land of fire and ice as you traverse rugged trails and verdant valleys, and behold panoramic vistas that will leave you spellbound. Additionally, our itinerary features many enriching activities, from soaking in geothermal hot springs to discovering hidden gems tucked away in remote corners of the Icelandic wilderness. 

Northern Lights

The World Wide Trekking Difference

In our Iceland | Northern Lights Adventure, we bring our guests through varying terrains, across lava fields, and even allow the option to add a trip to the Blue Lagoon! Experience the most Iceland has to offer and stay in exceptional accommodations the whole way!

Double Occupancy
From
$ 7400
Per Person
Single Supplement
Add+
$ 1525
Per Person
Small Group Fee
Add+
$ 1000
Per Person 2-4 Guests
$ 500
Per Person 5-8 Guests

WWTrek Accommodations

Stay in luxury accommodations on this adventure, and have all the comforts of home while trekking through Iceland. The itinerary for this adventure allows guests to fully enjoy the added luxuries offered at the hotels or in the local villages.

WWTrek Meals

Enjoy delicious local cuisine prepared fresh for you each day. From our welcome reception to our celebration dinner, you will be delighted by the plethora of nutritious culinary options and delicious flavors prepared. We will happily cater to any allergies or food preferences; contact us before travel.

WWTrek Team

Our team of highly trained professional Guides is here to help you every step of the way. From the first point of contact with the office through the end of your trekking experience with us, World Wide Trekking will work with you to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared to embark on your journey.

WWTrek Experience

We think it’s imperative to offer our guests the ability to hear from one another. This way, guests can get the nitty-gritty details about the trek… like finding out just how challenging that hike really is!

Reviews coming soon!

WWTrek Guest Services

Once you sign on with WWTrekking, we are here for you every step of the way! You will be assigned an adventure specialist who will help you prepare for your trip. Whether your questions or needs are regarding flights, packing, early arrivals, departures, accommodations, or anything else, your adventure specialist is only a phone call away!

Once your trip begins, World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew. We provide medically certified, Professional guide(s) for all adventures of 10+ passengers as well as local professionals to aid the group. Additionally, you have access to a Local Operations Manager throughout your adventure.

Trek Itinerary

 Reykjanes Peninsula and the South Coast waterfalls Skógafoss.

  • Morning pickup at the Keflavík International Airport (KEF ) and then we’ll take the scenic South Coast road with stops along the way.
  • Walk on new and old lava fields and see beautiful waterfalls. We’ll hike the Skógafoss, waterfall trail and admire the river Skógá, which emerges from the mighty Myrdalsjökull Glacier.
  • At night, we’ll be on the lookout for the Northern Lights.

  • Our countryside hotels give us great viewing prospects far from the city lights, and the restaurant is known for some of the freshest fish available.

  • Overnight: Hotel Lækur or comparable

  • Meals included: Lunch and Welcome Dinner

Northern Lights

Glacier Hike

  • Hike the Sólheimajökull glacier with local experienced WWTrek guides.
  • Overnight: Hotel Lækur or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Northern Lights

Thingvellir National Park

  • A beautiful hike through the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the dramatic rift zone between the North American and European continental plates.
  • Watch for the spouting plumes of Strokkur hot spring, the neighbor of Great Geysir, which gave its name to all the world’s geysers.
  • At the end of the day, we’ll enjoy a hike along the canyon of river Hvítá, and be amazed by the columnar basalt and one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls, the Gullfoss Falls.
  • Overnight: Hotel Basalt or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Northern Lights

Mt. Strútur | Lava Field

  • After a short drive from our hotel, we come to the Hraunfossar waterfall, a 900-meter-long series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of the Hallmundarhraun lava field.

  • Guests can enjoy a nice walk next to the glacial river Hvítá before visiting the Vidgelmir cave, one of Icelands’ plentiful lava tubes and probably the most impressive one on the land; an incredible 1.5-mile-long lava tube filled with stalagmites and stalactites. 

  • After lunch in Húsafell, we turn to Mt. Strútur and enjoy an easy hike up to the summit to take in the breathtaking views of the Highland glaciers. 

  • Our hotel’s location has the clearest skies in Iceland, perfect for our prospects of seeing the lights.

  • Overnight: Hotel Basalt or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Iceland lavafields

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula

  • The Snæfellsnes peninsula and the Snæfellsnes national – the home of Snæfellsjökull glacier, famously featured in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. Explore the mystical coastline of the peninsula, an area of outstanding beauty famed not only for its supernatural powers and otherworldly connections but also for its profound geological history.

  • Although the main tourist attraction of the peninsula is the glacier, there are many other sites to visit in Snæfellsnes.

  • We will visit the picturesque Arnarstapi, hosting one of the most intriguing beaches in Iceland, full of caves, canyons, holes, and cliffs made of columnar basalt, a beautiful reminder of the volcanic energy underneath.

  • Only a 45-minute hike away, you will find Hellnar, a tiny village where the bewitching Baðstofa cave is located, famous for its peculiar luminosity and shading.

  • After enjoying lunch in Hellnar, we’ll hike through lava fields on old fishermen’s trails to remote beaches and up to the summit of a perfectly shaped Vatnsborg crater– with looming ocean views.

  • Overnight: Hotel Langaholt or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Northern Lights

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula

  • The entire day will be dedicated to the famous lava field Berserkjahraun, where your guide will recite the tails of the infamous Berserks, unruly, mythological half-men, half-giants.
  • We’ll warm up with chilling facts about these creatures before we summit Mt. Horn and enjoy magnificent views over Breidafjördur Bay.
  • Following our explorations, we enjoy an authentic taste of Icelandic culture when we visit Hildibrandur, a local farmer in the nearby Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. He will show us around his place to provide insight into the rural Icelandic lifestyle and give us a taste of the fermented shark, a local delicacy.
  • Overnight: Hotel Langaholt or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  •  

City Walk

  • We bid farewell to the peninsula with the last light morning hike, and then it’s time to visit the capital of Iceland.

  • Your WWT guide will lead you on a city walk and take you to a restaurant to enjoy a fresh catch of the day lunch.

  • We will gather for a farewell dinner in a downtown restaurant.

  • Overnight: Downtown Reykjavík Accommodations

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Celebration Dinner

Northern Lights

International Departures

  • Private transfer to the airport (KEF) with a chance to add a warm and delightful soak in the world-renowned geothermal spa, Blue Lagoon.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
Northern Lights

What's Included

  • Pre-trip planning, consultation, and customization
  • Transportation by private vans, vehicles, and buses throughout
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners.
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Transfers and baggage handling on program arrival and departure for all participants
  • Baggage handling throughout adventure
  • World Wide Trekking Lead Guide(s) and local guides based on group size
  • Services of local English speaking guides throughout
  • Services of local porters and staff
  • All services, tours, hikes, entrance and excursion fees described in the attached itinerary
  • Any necessary permits for trekking, national parks, etc.
  • Services of World Wide Trekking Operations Manager in Iceland
Northern Lights

Not Included

  • International airfare (origin > Iceland > origin)
  • Passport and Visa expenses
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals outside of scheduled itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear other than that which is provided with the guest amenity package
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Items of personal nature, laundry, wifi charges, incidentals, etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of World Wide Trekking’s control
  • Gratuities for WWTrek Lead Guide
Northern Lights

Iceland | Northern Lights Adventure

The World Wide Trekking Difference

Nataural Wonders

Visit some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders including volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, and geysers. 

Northern Lights
Iceland Transportation

Cultural Immersion

World Wide Trekking’s Northern Lights adventure is one of the best offerings for cultural immersion. Our guides crafted this itinerary for this trek allowing for a great deal of time exploring on your own and enhancing your trip with visits to geographic wonders. Soak in the livelihood of the Land of Fire and Ice.

Off the Beaten Path

See everything that you could ever dream of on this Icelandic adventure, but do it without the normal crowds. World Wide Trekking not only visits Iceland outside of peak tourist times, but traverses the country on routes are are often less traveled– making for the most enjoyable guest experience.

Northern Lights
Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Take witness to the Northern Lights from breathtaking Iceland. The open sky allows the lights to carry for miles. A clear night can make magical scenes.

Trip Add-Ons

Visit the Blue Lagoon! This one-of-a-kind experience is just the relaxing touch you need. Soak in the warm waters, and revel in the incredible journey you just completed.

Iceland_BlueLagoon_06

Human Outreach Project

OUR PLANET… HELPING OTHERS, CHANGING LIVES

HOP works in areas surrounding World Wide Trekking expedition sites in remote areas of Tanzania, Nepal, Peru, and at home in Utah. With a particular focus on youth, HOP partners with communities to identify local needs and co-create sustainable solutions to improve health and education.

What Our Guests Say

Travel Notes

The best time to visit Iceland for a Northern Lights Adventure is March. Not only does Iceland have exceptional winter recreation opportunities– but the chance to see the Northern Lights is exceptionally high. While seeing them isn’t guaranteed, visiting at this time of year makes it all the more likely.

This trip begins and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland. You will fly in and out of Keflavík International Airport (KEF).

*Many guests prefer to arrive before or leave after the scheduled itinerary. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply.

International airfares are not included in program pricing. When booking international travel, we recommend working with an experienced travel agent. One that World Wide Trekking is proud to coordinate with is Brian Mei from Eastern Travel. You can reach Brian directly by calling 801.792.1721 or by email at brian@easterntravel.com. Additional support is always available by calling the Eastern Travel Office at 801.466.8811 or by emailing Michelle at michelle@easterntravel.com.

The benefit of using a travel agent is in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections, and land arrangements, for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them, due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.

We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket. Contact AIG Travel Guard to get more information.

We recommend you safeguard your trip by purchasing travel insurance. World Wide Trekking has partnered with AIG Travel Insurance as our preferred travel insurance provider. For a price quote, or to purchase travel insurance, visit

AIG Travel Guard

Please Note: You must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

American citizens won’t need a tourist visa to visit. If you’re traveling from another country contact us for visa information.

*Note: Please be sure to have at least six months validity on your passport. Most countries won’t allow travelers in their country unless their passport is expected to expire six months after the last day of travel. Make two copies of your passport. Leave one at home and bring the other with you to Iceland along in case of an emergency. Ensure you provide a copy of your passport to WWTrek 90-days prior to your departure date.

Enjoy a variety of accommodations, from modern and elegant hotels to remote historic inns, and cozy huts. All accommodations have been carefully chosen for what they add to our Iceland adventure.

Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified Professional Western Guide(s) before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as medical kits and satellite communicators.

In addition, we recommend visiting your local International Travel Clinic one month before your trip. For more information, feel free to contact us directly to answer questions, at 801-943-0264. We can schedule a phone call with our medical advisor, Dr. Levy, to answer any specific questions regarding your personal needs.

In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.

For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you with detailed tipping recommendations on your ‘Trip Detail’ site once you sign up.

At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.

We recommend exchanging money at the airport as soon as you clear customs. We will offer additional exchange opportunities, but typically you will receive the best rates at the airport. Because exchange rates often fluctuate, we recommend looking up the exchange rate to Icelandic króna right before your trip. We always recommend bringing $500 cash with you on your trip for incidentals.

We provide a complimentary 6-week extensive fitness and nutrition program to help our guests prepare for their journey ahead. The program is tailored specifically for our trips and includes virtual 1 on 1 coaching sessions with our Fitness and Nutrition Specialist.

Learn more here!

General Information

Officially a part of Scandinavia, Iceland is also considered to be a Nordic country by some. This volcanically active island boasts geothermal geysers, hot springs, volcanic mountains, lava fields, waterfalls, and glaciers, the natural landscape is exquisite and captivating. This geothermal activity helps Iceland obtain 85% of its energy from renewable sources.

348,580

UTC +0 (otherwise known as Greenwich Mean Time)

Reykjavík, the capital city is home to about two-thirds of the population in Iceland.

The official currency in Iceland is the Icelandic Króna (ISK). You will also find that cards are widely accepted across the country.

Our Gallery