Winter

About our Winter tours

Iceland is a magical place in the winter. Here, you can browse through our selection of winter tours to find your perfect holiday in Iceland. Hunt for the northern lights, explore an ice cave or hike up a glacier this season.

Frequently asked questions

The northern lights can be seen all around Iceland when the conditions are right; the sky has to be clear, and you will need little to no light pollution. Our Winter Packages have accommodations outside the capital area, far away from bright city lights, providing ample opportunities to hunt for the Auroras.

Yes, our Winter Packages are available during both Christmas and New Year’s. Remember that this is a very popular travel season in Iceland, so make sure you book as early as possible to secure a seat. 

You should bring warm and waterproof clothes. Wear layers and make sure that the base layers are made from warm material such as wool or fleece. Hats, scarf, and gloves or mittens are also recommended. The roads and pavements in Iceland can be very slippery in the winter, so make sure you bring good winter shoes with soles that provide a good grip, or crampons. Crampons can also be purchased in supermarkets around the country. 

We recommend a 4WD car when travelling around Iceland in the winter, especially if you are circling the country on the Ring Road or visiting North Iceland. For shorter trips around the capital or to the Golden Circle, a 2WD can suffice. 

Yes, if you are travelling between November and March. During that time, Icelandic laws require all cars to be fitted with winter tyres.

Professional travel experts with decades of experience created the itinerary for all of our packages. They have taken the daylight hours into account to make sure that you can see and experience the best Iceland has to offer in the winter. 

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