Travel to Iceland in the Winter of 2020 to experience the magic of the Northern Lights and visit the island of Vikings and Norse gods. Explore Iceland’s volcanic terrain by day, then search by night for the hypnotic aurora borealis as this natural light show fills the Icelandic night sky with dynamic explosions of color and energy!
Visit Iceland with AdventureWomen in January for crisp winter nights and a unique opportunity to search for the Northern Lights. If atmospheric conditions are right, the aurora borealis will roar into your view with a mesmerizing show as rippling ribbons of light radiate in neon green, red, and gold. This light show is awe-inspiring and produces extraordinary night photography. This is an Icelandic winter adventure which will leave you breathless!
At the Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport, meet your Icelandic guide and the women who will be joining you for this unforgettable week of adventure, then, over breakfast and hot drinks, get to know one another and discuss the exciting journey ahead. Reykjavík is a hip city with an Old Europe feel and very walkable so, on your first day, stroll around town exploring and learning more about this charming city.
Winter’s shortened hours of light add an extra layer of mystique to your daytime ventures beginning with a visit to Snæfellsnes National Park. See the mighty Snæfellsjökull Glacier, learn about the roving female Viking, Gudridur Thorbjarnadottir, and enjoy a warming dip in a geothermal pool before heading into the night to search for the Northern Lights.
The next day, you’ll experience the spine-tingling rush of driving a snowmobile to the top of Langjökull Glacier then walk under the glacier through man-made ice caves. When illuminated, the glacier’s ice glows blue. Have you ever wondered whether you “see” total darkness? You’ll walk the tunnels of a huge lava cave to find out! Then winter chills are chased out the Icelandic way with a thermal soak at Deildartunguhver, the largest natural hot springs in Europe before you spend another enchanting night in search of aurora borealis.
Your journey continues on the South Coast of Iceland where you will experience the active Strokkur Geysir, erupting every 6-10 minutes and the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall. Afterwards, you’ll take a relaxing dip in the Secret Lagoon. At Skógarfoss, weather permitting, you’ll walk behind a gushing waterfall for incredible photographs then drive onto the Sóllheimarjökull Glacier and learn about the recent Mount Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption in 2010, and you’ll even learn how to say “Eyjafjallajökull”. It’s a mouthful for sure but with practice, you’ll get it!
At Friðheimar Farm, you’ll meet their prized Icelandic horses then enjoy a joyous dogsledding experience where, after some snuggles and photographs with the huskies, you’ll return to Reykjavík for one more night, spending your last afternoon lounging in the steaming Blue Lagoon. Over your farewell dinner, everyone can celebrate this iconic Icelandic experience, made richer by sharing this amazing feat of nature with your new, adventurous friends.
- Day-by-day Itinerary: Northern Lights Viewing in Iceland
- What’s Included in your Northern Lights Adventure Vacation in Iceland
- Where You Stay in Iceland: Accommodations
- Flights and Traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland
- What to Pack for a Winter Vacation in Iceland
- Detailed Itinerary: Aurora Borealis Womens Trip in Iceland
Main AttractionsIceland Northern Lights Winter Highlights:
- Enjoy nightly hunts for the Northern Lights spontaneously blazing across Iceland’s night sky
- Discover Iceland’s dazzling winter beauty by dogsled and snowmobile
- Explore glacier tunnels, geysers, waterfalls, lava caves, and meet iconic Icelandic horses
- Dip into steaming thermal pools and indulge in the excellent local cuisine
What You'll See and Do
- Cave Tour
- Cultural Exploration
- Dog Sledding
- Glacier Exploration
- Hot Springs
- Local Delicacies
- Natural History
- Natural Hot Springs