Golden Circle Classic and Northern Lights Mystery

Take a classic Golden Circle tour to witness the Aurora Borealis: the Northern Lights! Both Golden Circle and Northern Lights are the most celebrated attractions of Iceland. This day tour perfectly values these wonders and lets you see nature's jaw-dropping glory. It would be apt to say that this tour is an experience of a lifetime.

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Golden Circle And Northern Lights Mystery Day Tour

Take a classic Golden Circle tour all the way to witness the Aurora Borealis: the Northern Lights! Both Golden Circle and Northern Lights are the most celebrated attractions of Iceland. This day tour perfectly values these wonders and enables you to see the jaw-dropping glory of nature. It would be apt to say that this tour is an experience of a lifetime.

Let's Seek The Northern Lights Through Golden Circle!

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights are truly wonders of the divine nature. On the other hand, the Golden Circle of Iceland is truly the highlight of the country. Tag both along and join one of the leading Golden Circle & Northern Lights tours.

Your journey will begin at Rejkvaik! Next, you will be witnessing the extraordinary land of the Vikings filled with epic sagas. Along the Golden Circle, you will have an adventurous time at the Thingvellir National Park and the Geothermal Area. Not to forget the Gullfoss Waterfall that awaits you. Next, it's time to rest for a bit and prepare for the highlight of this tour.

Finally, we will set off to see the Northern Lights! Away from the light pollution and city lights, it will be a sight to behold. The team takes into account the Aurora forecast beforehand to make sure you get to see the Northern Lights.

Golden Circle And Northern Lights Tour Itinerary

This is how your amazing Northern Lights and Golden Circle Tour will roll:

Starting With þingvellir National Park

Þingvellir National Park should be your first destination if you embark on a Golden Circle & Northern Lights tour. It is the location of Althing, the oldest parliament in existence today. The literal translation of Þingvellir is "the fields of parliament," a fitting name for this historic site.

Visitors have walked between North American and Eurasian tectonic plates to witness Öxarárfoss waterfall since 930 AD! Thingvellir National Park is also a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cherishing The Gullfoss Waterfall

Whether it's winter or summer, Gullfoss is an incredible sight to behold. With its multiple tiers of rushing water, the falls offer a majestic beauty that can't be captured in photographs alone.

On sunny days you'll even find several rainbows created from the mist! As one of Iceland's most impressive cascades, it needs to be experienced firsthand - come and see Gullfoss with your own eyes today!

Sensing The Warmth Of Earth's Core At Geysir Geothermal Area

Don't miss out on one of Iceland's most iconic wonders: the Geysir geothermal area! Here you'll be able to witness a spectacular eruption every six to ten minutes, with boiling hot water shooting up to 30 meters in the air. Make sure this breathtaking show is part of your itinerary - it can only truly be experienced at Geysir and its related areas.

If you take this tour, don't forget to show your reservation confirmation at Gullfoss Café or Glíma restaurant in the Geysir Geothermal area - it gives you an automatic discount on savory drinks and meals!

Rest For A Bit

After you have your fill of fun at Golden Circle, we will take you back to the safety and comfort of your hotel or any other specified lodging. This way, you can rest up before venturing out on a life-changing journey to witness the majestic aurora borealis-- pick-up for which is at 8:30 PM from the same location!

Let's Go Northern Lights Hunting!

As evening descends, we set off to search for a mesmerizing Northern Lights hunt. Finally, the time will come that you would be waiting for.

Please keep in mind that our tour is only possible with good weather conditions and proper visibility. As a reminder, you can catch glimpses of these majestic lights during the Northern Lights season, specifically the winter months.

On the Northern Lights Tour, you will be enthralled by the spectacular performance of the Aurora Borealis in its purest form in the night sky. As we'll spend an extensive amount of time outdoors, it's a must to dress up warmly for Iceland's cold winter climate!


  • Professional Tour Guidance and Coordination in English
  • Round-the-tour transportation
  • Complete Golden Circle Tour with all major sightseeing
  • Professionally trained staff and drivers
  • Free Wi-Fi facility onboard
  • Comfortable and reliable coaches
  • Informative Tour Guide
  • Complimentary 10% off at the Glima Restaurant and Gullfoss Cafe

Good To Know

  • Since the Northern Lights are an unpredictable natural occurrence, we cannot guarantee a sighting. Nevertheless, if you find yourself without a glimpse of this grand celestial spectacle, please join another Northern Lights tour with us, and do not worry about any additional costs.
  • After the Golden Circle tour, you will have plenty of time to refresh and recuperate before our Northern Lights excursion begins at 8:30 PM. Our staff will drop you off back at your hotel in Reykjavik so that you can ready yourself for this next part of the journey!
  • To ensure a smooth process when departing on your tour, please present your electronic travel voucher/ticket at the designated time.
  • Make sure you are ready to go at least 30 minutes prior to the tour's scheduled departure time, as pick-up services from hotels, guesthouses, and designated bus stops will commence then.


What Happens If We Miss The Northern Lights Due To Bad Weather?

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that is out of control. Please be assured that if you miss the lights due to bad weather, we will gladly arrange another Golden Circle and Northern Lights tour for free!

What Are The Potential Pick-Up Points For This Northern Lights Tour?

To ensure that our guests receive the best experience possible, we offer pick-up services from all major hotels in Reykjavik and its surrounding areas.

For those located in the city center where bus traffic is limited, designated bus stops are available for convenient access to our transportation. We also cater to cruise ship passengers by providing a pickup option directly at their ports of call.

What's The Northern Lights Season?

In Iceland, you can witness the magnificent Northern Lights from late August through to April. How long they dance across the night sky is unpredictable - sometimes it's just a few minutes, but other times it could be hours! Furthermore, their intensity changes throughout this time too so that viewers are treated to an ever-changing display of natural beauty.

Does The Tour Cover Food And Refreshments?

No. Food and refreshments are not included in this tour. However, you may purchase snacks and beverages onboard the coach or at one of our designated stops.

Is Special Assistance Included In This Tour?

This tour covers special assistance partially. We offer wheelchair-accessible coaches and provide special assistance on request so that everyone can enjoy their experience with ease!

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All our tours are handpicked from the best tour operators in Iceland, featuring key attractions like the Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. The Golden Circle tour also highlights the significance of hot springs, including the famous Geysir hot spring. Additionally, Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is renowned for its cultural and historical value.
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