Discover the Magic of the Northern Lights with a 5-Day Self-Drive Campervan Adventure

Take a journey to the heart of Iceland's winter wonderland to catch a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights. Travel on the Golden Circle route in your very own campervan and enjoy the freedom of independent exploration. The itinerary and activities have been expertly crafted by experienced guides to give you an unforgettable winter adventure.

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Tour Starts:
Keflavik Airport
Max Guests
5 days

Discover the Majestic Northern Lights on a Winter Self-Drive Tour

Embark on an adventure to the land of fire and ice and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the northern lights. This self-drive tour is designed to take you away from light pollution and give you the best chance to witness the spectacular auroras on your own terms. Ideal for first-time travelers in Iceland or those who prefer to travel with friends and family, this package offers independence and privacy.

Explore Iceland Winter Wonders

Take a journey through the Golden Circle, Iceland's most popular scenic route covering 300 km, and discover its beautiful winter destinations. Your itinerary, campervan, and activities are all carefully selected to ensure you have the ultimate Northern Lights adventure. During this 5-day tour, you will encounter 1195 km and 38 stops.

Hit the Road in Style

Travel in comfort and style with our high-quality campervans, specifically designed for exploring Iceland. With larger tires, a raised chassis, and a 4X4 drive, you'll be able to reach every corner of this magical island. Our campervans come equipped with a mounted spare tire and are fully insulated, ensuring a comfortable camping experience regardless of season or temperature.

Fully-Loaded Campervans for Your Convenience

Our campervans are fully equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable road trip, including thick duvets, cookware, a compressor fridge, a quality stove, a charging station, running water, an inverter, a BBQ, a table and chairs, parking sensors, post-collision braking, park distance control, a mobile phone interface, and more!

Step into Adventure with Just Three Simple Steps!

  • Embrace the beauty of Iceland with our 5-day Northern Lights Adventure tour. Get ready to collect unforgettable memories and explore the country like never before.

  • Personalize your trip with ease using our signature trip planning tool. Plan your itinerary, add detours, remove stops, or book additional activities to make the most of your adventure.

  • Say goodbye to hassle and hello to adventure as our shuttle service takes you to your fully-equipped camper. Navigate your way through the country with ease using the onboard trip planning tablet. Get ready for the road trip of a lifetime!

What's Included in Your Package

Campervan: Hit the road with our top-of-the-line 4x4 campervans that come fully equipped for your journey.

Zero-Risk Insurance: Never let accidents or theft ruin your road trip. Our Zero-Risk Insurance covers you in case of theft, gravel damage, collision damage waiver, wheel/tire damage, burn-out engine, and more.

Tailor Your Trip with Optional Activities: Our itinerary experts have carefully crafted a list of optional activities that you can add to your journey to make it even more memorable. Simply choose the ones you want during your booking, and they'll be included in the tour price.

Campsite: Enjoy the freedom of spending each night in a different location with the convenience of reserved camping sites along the way.

Navigate with Ease Using Our Signature Easy Guide: Never get lost or miss out on a must-see destination. Our signature Easy Guide is your trusty companion throughout the journey.

Worry-Free Cancellation Protection: Change your mind? No problem. Cancel your reservation within 24 hours of pickup for no charge. If you do not show up within 24 hours, a fee of 30% of the total amount will be charged to your credit card.

Enjoy a Stress-Free Arrival with Our Free Shuttle: Arriving at the International Airport Keflavik (KEF)? Let us handle the transportation. Our free shuttle will take you to our office at Selvík 5 during operating hours.

What's Not Covered?

Personal Accident Insurance: Personal insurance coverage is not provided.

Traffic Fines: Parking or speeding fines incurred during the trip are not included in the package.

Parking Fees: Any parking fees accumulated during the journey will have to be borne by the traveler.

Campsite Services: Electricity or any other service at camping sites is not a part of this package.

Flights: Airfare is not included in the tour package.

Suggested Activities: Any activities that are suggested in the itinerary of the tour but not selectable in the booking require separate bookings made by the traveler.

Customized Activities: Any additional activities selected by the traveler are not included in the package.

Food and Beverages: Food and drinks are not included in the package (excluding any dining experiences included in the tour)

Fuel: The cost of fuel used during the trip is not included in the package 

Essential Gear for Your Winter Adventure

  • Moisturizer and Lip Balm: Keep your skin hydrated and protected during your trip.

  • Warm Outerwear: Protect yourself from the elements with a waterproof shell and a warm thermal layer.

  • Fleece Layer: Add an extra layer of warmth and comfort for those chilly days.

  • Merino Shirts/Thermals: Stay cozy and comfortable with these shirts made from warm, soft material.

  • Insulated Mittens or Gloves: Keep your hands warm and protected during your outdoor adventures.

  • Waterproof Hiking Pants: Stay dry and protected on your hikes through rain, snow, and sleet.

  • Thick Wool Socks: Keep your feet warm and toasty with these heavy-duty socks.

  • Hiking Boots: Traverse rough terrain with confidence and stability.

  • Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from the bright sun and glare.

  • Swimsuit: Take a dip in the hot springs and enjoy the natural beauty of Iceland.

  • Camera Gear: Capture all your adventures in stunning detail.

  • Thermal Underwear: Stay warm and cozy even on the coldest days.

  • Warm Scarf and Insulated Hat: Cover up and keep warm during the long, dark winter nights.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Explore Reykjanesbaer and Hveragerdi

Journey Distance: 148 km, 10 exciting Stops

We welcome you to the Land of Fire and Ice with open arms! Your adventure begins with a complimentary shuttle service that will pick you up from the airport or your stay in Keflavik. Our team at the starting point will set you up for your journey, introduce you to your cozy camper and its facilities, and personalize the tablet-based travel guide for you. While you wait for the preparations to complete, help yourself to a warm cup of coffee!

Drive along the Scenic Route

On your first day, depending on your flight time, you'll be exploring the most beautiful and unique sights around Reykjanesbaer and Hveragerdi. Visit the iconic Bridge Between Continents, immerse yourself in the warmth of Gunnuhver Hot Spring, take in the breathtaking views from Reykjanes Lighthouse, marvel at the natural beauty of Brimketill, and bask in the serenity of Gigvatnsvatn, Krisuvik, and Kleifarvatn lake.

At the end of the day, you'll be resting your head at the Hveragerdi campsite, surrounded by the beauty of nature. We've planned a lot of exciting destinations for you on this first day, but if you're arriving late or want to take it slow, you're free to pick and choose which sights you'd like to visit.

Day 2: Explore Golden Circle & Majestic Waterfalls

Journey Distance: 287 km, 8 exciting stops

Awaken to a brand new day filled with adventure and breathtaking scenery as you embark on a journey to the Golden Circle! First on the itinerary is the legendary Thingvellir National Park, a historical and geological wonder where two tectonic plates meet.

Soothe your senses in the warm geothermal waters of Laugarvatn Fontana baths. Take a dip in the serene waters with a General Admission ticket, or join the delightful Rye Bread Tour for a unique cultural experience.

Next, feast your eyes on the beauty of Friðheimar Restaurant and Farm, known for its horse breeding, horse show activities, and tomato farm powered by geothermal energy. This free entrance farm is a must-visit, with the option to treat your taste buds to a meal at the restaurant (at your own expense).

Be sure to stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind its cascading sheets of water and feel the mist on your skin.

Finally, end the day with a visit to Skógafoss waterfall, a stunning natural wonder that takes your breath away. Relax and spend the night at the Skógar Campsite, surrounded by the beauty of Iceland.

Day 3: Journey to the South Coast!

Journey Distance: 234 km, 9 exciting stops

Today we set out for a thrilling journey to the stunning South Coast. The first stop of the day is the magnificent village of Vík, where you have the option to join a Katla Ice Cave Super Jeep Tour at 9:30 AM. (This optional activity can be added to your itinerary when you make your booking.)

Discover Black Sand Beaches and Majestic Waterfalls

As we travel along the coast, you'll encounter breathtaking stops such as Reynisfjara, a black beach with towering basalt sea stacks standing tall in the Atlantic Ocean. We'll also explore the breathtaking vistas at Dýrhólaey, Fjadrárglúfur Canyon, and Systrafoss waterfall.

End the Day at Skaftafell

At the end of the day, you'll arrive at Skaftafell, where you'll stay at the Skaftafell campsite for the night.

Day 4: Uncover the Beauty of Diamond Beach and Explore a Majestic Glacier

Journey Distance: 192 km, 5 exciting stops

Embark on a journey of natural wonder and stunning beauty as you discover Iceland's glacier-carved landscapes. Your first stop will be at the breathtaking Diamond Beach, where glittering ice formations wash up onto the shore, creating a mesmerizing sight. Then, head to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where you can witness the awe-inspiring power of nature.

As you make your way to Vatnajökull National Park, take a detour to Kirkjubærklaustur, a small village that holds its own unique charm. On the way back to Selfoss, take a moment to snap some photos or visit a place that you may have missed earlier.

Round off your adventure by camping at Selfoss Campsite, where you can relax and reminisce about your discoveries.

Day 5: Final Farewell in Reykjavik

Journey Distance: 337 km, 5 exciting stops

Say goodbye to Iceland in style by exploring the stunning city of Reykjavík. Start the day with a visit to Hallgrímskirkja Church, where you'll be treated to a breathtaking 360° view of the city from the top. Continue your journey by exploring the Saga Museum, or for a more relaxing experience, visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon. Soak in the warm waters and take in the peaceful surroundings before returning to our departure point for the end of your unforgettable Icelandic adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What type of campervan is provided in the tour package?

Ans: The tour package includes a high-quality, 4x4 campervan that is fully equipped with amenities for a comfortable road trip experience.

Is insurance included in the tour package?

Ans: Yes, the tour package includes zero-risk insurance coverage for theft, gravel damage, collision damage waiver, wheel/tire damage, burn-out engine, and more.

Can I add or remove stops or activities in my itinerary?

Ans: Yes, the tour package includes a signature trip planning tool that allows you to personalize your itinerary and add or remove stops or activities.

Are parking and speeding fines covered in the package?

Ans: No, parking and speeding fines incurred during the trip are not included in the package.

What is the cancellation policy for the tour package?

Ans: You can cancel your reservation within 24 hours of pickup for no charge. If you do not show up within 24 hours, a fee of 30% of the total amount will be charged to your credit card.

What amenities are included in the campervan?

Ans: The campervan is fully equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable road trip, including thick duvets, cookware, a compressor fridge, a quality stove, a charging station, running water, an inverter, a BBQ, a table and chairs, parking sensors, post-collision braking, park distance control, a mobile phone interface, and more.

Are there any additional costs involved in the tour?

Ans: Fuel and any parking or speeding fines incurred during the trip are not included in the tour package. Some campsite services, such as electricity, may also incur additional costs.

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