4-Day Northern Lights Adventure

4-Day Northern Lights Adventure
4-Day Northern Lights Adventure
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  • Duration4 Days
  • Group SizeMinimum 4 people
  • Meeting LocationMeet at a meeting point in Reykjavik – Return in Reykjavik

Tour description

4-Day Northern Lights Adventure

We have put together this 4-day Northern Lights Adventure package that allows you to experience the otherworldly landscapes of south Iceland along with fun and exciting activities. This is the perfect itinerary for a winter break with the flexibility needed for winter travel in Iceland. We check the weather and adjust the itinerary and thus make sure you get the most out of your stay.

All tours and activities, accommodation, meals, transport and all transfers are included in the price.

Your accommodation

✓ Rooftop Sauna ✓ Hot tub ✓ Comfortable beds

✓ Delicious homemade food ✓ Local beer ✓ Foosball table 

We have created the ideal base for your adventure in Iceland and welcome you to our Midgard Base Camp. Centrally located on the south coast with limited travel distances to the sights and activities. At Base Camp, we have aimed at creating a family feeling where you can enjoy the rooftop sauna, hot tub, our restaurant and the bar. We have amazing chefs at our restaurant that will ensure you taste delicious locally sourced produce. We cater for all diets, vegetarian and vegan, as well as meat and fish eaters.

Northern Lights

While we can never guarantee that you’ll see the spectacular Northern Lights because they are weather dependent, you are more likely to see them in our town of Hvolsvöllur than if you stay in Reykjavík. When looking at the Northern Lights, you want to be in an area of little or no light pollution. That makes our small town of Hvolsvöllur ideal for Northern Lights spotting; you can even watch them while relaxing in the rooftop hot tub at your accommodation at Midgard Base Camp.

Trip highlights:

✓ Super 4×4 adventure

✓ Northern lights (conditions permitting)

✓ Highlights of the south coast of Iceland:

Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, black sand beach, Eyjafjallajökull and more!

✓ New lava field in Fagradalsfjall / Geldingadalur

✓ Golden Circle:

Gullfoss, Geysir and Þingvellir

DAY 1- Welcome to Iceland!

Morning/early afternoon

  • Meet in Reykjavik at 10:00 AM. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or other preferred location.
  • On this day we will do the famous Golden circle.
    • Gullfoss
    • Geysir
    • Þingvellir
  • Lunch at a local tomato farm, Friðheimar.

Late afternoon/ evening:

  • A short briefing with your guide
  • Enjoy dinner at Midgard Base Camp and get to know the rest of the group
  • Hot tub and sauna chill and wait for the Northern Lights to show up 🙂
  • Accommodation at Midgard Base Camp

DAY 2 – South Coast and glacier adventure


  • Enjoy our breakfast buffet at Midgard Base Camp
  • Today we will explore the beautiful south coast. Possible stops include Skógafoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss waterfall (you can walk behind it!), black sand beach, Vík, Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey.


  • Glacier walk time. We will provide all necessary safety equipment, and your professional glacier guide will lead you through the amazing Sólheimajökull glacier.  
  • When back at Midgard Base Camp in the afternoon, we recommend visiting the local swimming pool. Sitting in the pool after an active day is very rewarding. The pool area consists of an outdoor pool filled with warm water, hot tubs and a sauna.


  • Dinner at Midgard Base Camp Restaurant
  • Hot tub and sauna time and wait for the Northern lights.
  • Accommodation at Midgard Base Camp

DAY 3 – Þórsmörk or Eyjafjallajökull super jeep adventure


  • Breakfast at Midgard Basecamp.
  • Today we tie our shoelaces and head on to Þórsmörk on our massive super 4×4 truck. The valley of the Thunder God Thor, Þórsmörk, was made in eruptions underneath the glaciers that make its wonderful/otherworldly landscape. 


  • On our way inside the valley, we will explore the surroundings of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, the one that erupted in 2010. We stop by the outlet glacier Gígjökull where the eruption first presented itself.
  • When in Þórsmörk, we take on hikes depending on the group’s energy.


  • Enjoy a delicious dinner at Midgard Base Camp Restaurant.
  • This night there is still a possibility of visiting the swimming pool or the Lava Centre. Another option is to go on a bike tour around the Hvolsvöllur area. 
  • We will search for the northern lights this late evening if the forecast is promising.
  • Accommodation at Midgard Base Camp

DAY 4 – Reykjanes / Departure


  • After a filling breakfast at Midgard Base Camp, get ready for your final adventure
  • We will explore the recently erupted volcano in Geldingadalur (Fagradalsfjall/Geldingadalir) on this day.
  • The hike to the eruption site is around 10 km in total and takes about 1 hour each way
  • If the weather forecast is not favourable regarding gas pollution, the Reykjadalur hike is our plan B.


  • We will take you to Reykjavík. The expected arrival in Reykjavik is late afternoon.
  • If you decide to extend your stay, we are more than willing to help you book your accommodation in Reykjavík or help you extend your trip elsewhere.

Join us for this 4-day Northern Lights Adventure!

What's Included

  • All tours and activities (ice walk, super 4x4 tour, minibus tours, northern lights evening tours)
  • Professional local guides
  • Accommodation at Midgard Base Camp (6 bed dorm, upgrade available)
  • All meals
  • Rooftop sauna and hot tub
  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik

Good to Know

  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes and warm clothes according to weather

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

The Northern Lights are a spectacular sight which everyone loves, no matter how many times you see them. Turning a Northern Lights hunt into a 4 day adventure is even more spectacular!

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