Winter Tours

Hunt for the northern lights, explore an ice cave or hike up a glacier on one of these fantastic Winter Tours.

A silhouette of a couple standing under green northern lights.

South Iceland under the Northern Lights: 6-Day Self-Drive Tour

  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Availability: Sep - Apr
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Northern Lights over icebergs at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland.

5-Day Northern Lights Self-Drive Tour: South Iceland’s Wonders

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Availability: Sep - Apr
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ice bergs on black sand at sunset at Iceland's Diamond Beach.

8-Day Winter Road Trip: South & West Iceland with Reykjavik Day

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Availability: Sep - Apr
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Aerial wiew of Hverfjall Crater at lake Mývatn in winter, North Iceland.

About Winter Holiday Packages in Iceland

Winter Holiday Packages provide you with the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Icelandic nature in the winter. You can see stark contrasts of white snow on a black volcanic beach, steam from hot springs rising in the cold, brisk air, and ribbons of green northern lights in a dark sky. 

Our Winter Holiday Packages are available as both guided tours and self-drive tours. Both options are designed to showcase the best Iceland has to offer during this magical season. 

Winter Self-Drive Tours provide you with the freedom to explore at your own pace. You are behind the wheel and in charge of where you go and how long you stay at each location. Self-Drive tours in the winter also provide you with the option of spending a couple of extra hours at the end of the day finding the best spot to view the elusive northern lights.

If you are not comfortable with driving in winter conditions, then a Guided Tour is the option for you. Our tours are led by local professional guides, dedicated to showing you the best Iceland has to offer in the winter. 

Our guided tours can be either Small Group Tours — where you’ll travel around the country with no more than 17 other people — or Privately Guided Tours with only the people with whom you’ve booked the tour.

What’s Included in Your Winter Holiday Package

Included in a Winter Holiday Package are all transport and accommodation, both of which will be taken care of before your arrival. Upon booking, you will also receive a personal itinerary which is fully customisable should you wish to add an adventure or two to your holiday.

Your first and last nights in Iceland are usually spent at a comfortable hotel in Reykjavík. While travelling around the country, you’ll stay in charming country hotels and guesthouses. All accommodations include a complimentary breakfast and come equipped with a private bathroom.

Your car on a Winter Self-Drive Tour comes fitted with a GPS System and if you are visiting between November and March, winter tyres. CDW and SCDW insurance, as well as gravel protection, are also included.

Winter Holiday Package Activity Options

Winter holiday packages allow you to travel around Iceland, admiring the frozen landscapes in the daytime and hunting the Auroras in the evening. 

Those wanting to spice their sightseeing with an adventure or two can add an optional activity to their package. These include:

  • A visit to the Blue Lagoon
  • Snorkelling in Silfra Fissure
  • Snowmobiling on either Langjökull or Mýrdalsjökull Glaciers
  • Riding the Icelandic horse
  • Glacier hiking on either Sólheimajökull Glacier or at Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Whale watching
  • A helicopter tour
  • Caving in Víðgelmir Lava Tube or Vatnshellir Cave
  • Relaxing at Krauma Spa, Mývatn Nature Baths or the Beer Baths
  • Going inside a volcano for those visiting in September and October
  • Stepping inside an Ice cave in Vatnajökull for those visiting Nov-March or Katla Ice Cave for those visiting in September and October

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. 

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. 

Yes, you can! We recommend visiting this website. They have loads of things to rent, including clothes, but also tents, shoes and everything you need to camp in Iceland.

Why Us?

At Traveo, we understand that you are not just another customer, but a unique individual with specific tastes and ambitions. As an agency, we distinguish ourselves by catering to personal criteria, guaranteeing that each of our travellers experiences Iceland in their own way, and at their own pace.

With easy on-site tour comparison and flexible payment options, booking a tour in Iceland has never been more straightforward. Once your tour with us is confirmed, we will provide you with a personalised itinerary that lays out each step of your vacation—with room for exploration, of course. 24/7 customer service is available to those with queries, both before and during your trip.

Here at Traveo, we believe that your time on holiday in Iceland is valuable. Thankfully, all the exciting tours and excursions listed on our site are handpicked by local Iceland experts, ensuring one’s time here is maximised with only the very best experiences. 


20. September, 2023.
Traveling to Iceland Stress-Free We just went on a 12 days trip to Iceland made easier thanks to Traveo! We aren't experienced travelers and weren't sure what to see and what to do, there's many amazing things in Iceland and we didn't know what should make the list. Traveo took the stress out of figuring things out where all we had to do was drive to the next destination and decide where to eat that day. Jonathan worked with us to find accommodations and activities that met our budget and what we wanted to see/do. He patiently answered all questions we had leading up to the trip and checked in with us when we arrived and when we got back home. We didn't need to call but he made sure we had everything we needed and gave us his contact info if needed even though he was away himself on vacation. One cool thing is the app Traveo uses for your itinerary, it made things easier with how it lists all activities and destinations on every day of your trip with a section for the accomodations and a Navigate button to bring you to Google maps for each item. Thank you so much again to Jonathan and his team at Traveo for helping us make amazing memories and fill up our online storage with photos!
Roger C
Roger C
11. September, 2023.
Just go and see for yourself. So much to see of such an awe inspiring country.If you are interested in Geology a visit is a must.All accommodation and food were first rate.Icelanders are very friendly and proud of what they have got.No litter anywhere!Will definitely go again.Roger and Sheila Calvert.
29. August, 2023.
A superb holiday, brilliantly organised! My 14-year-old son and I have just spent the most amazing 9 days on a self-drive trip organised by Omar. It was utterly wonderful! Iceland offers breathtaking experiences every day and we went whale watching, dropped down inside a volcano and travelled into a glacier. Throw in excursions on a snowmobile and an ATV, plus the most spectacular scenery of waterfalls and canyons and it all adds up to an unforgetable holiday that was brilliantly planned and ran as smoothly as we could have wished for. Thanks again to Omar and his team and we highly recommend Traveo to anyone considering a holiday to this incredible country!
27. August, 2023.
Very professional organisation Just came back from an amazing trip to Iceland that was perfectly organised by Jonathan! Half a year before the trip Jonathan and I had a Zoom call in which we talked about options and the costs of them. The first draft of the trip (an organised tour with personalised extensions) was already spot-on. With a great balance between lots of experiences and the budget I had. My teenage boys loved the being active in this country! Iceland is such an amazing place but very expensive. So it paid off to have someone help me make the most of my budget. Thank you Jonathan for designing this trip!
Anjelica M
Anjelica M
24. August, 2023.
Great itinerary and trip! My friends and I had an excellent trip planned by Omar. Whenever we had questions, or may have missed one of our busses, he was available to help and coordinate to get us back on track. 10/10!
20. August, 2023.
Excellent and memorable trip planned by Traveo Jonathan was an incredible help for our trip planning this summer to Iceland. He was always available to answer our questions and was knowledgeable about the different areas to visit. He booked us wonderful overnight accommodations and fabulous tours. Highly recommend Jonathan and his team if you are traveling to Iceland!
Anke d
Anke d
17. August, 2023.
Fantastisch! We hebben een fantastische vakantie gehad in IJsland! Het contact met de lokale reisagent verliep prettig en vlot via de chat van Evaneos. De reis is aangepast op wat we graag wilden doen. In de app vind je alle details van de reis. De gidsen zijn allemaal even vriendelijk en vertellen vol trots over hun prachtige land. Het is een onvergetelijke reis geworden!
Tom P
Tom P
16. August, 2023.
Excellent. Highly recommend! We did a 4 day self-driving trip organized by Traveo. Jonathan set out a detailed itinerary for us that we followed to the letter. It was a perfectly planned trip that had great accommodations, and the itinerary was slightly customized for our preferences. Everything from hotels to car to sights all went as planned without any issues. Saved us so much time planning ourselves and was an amazing trip! Jonathan checked in with us prior to the trip, on arrival, during the trip, and after! We had no issues at all but was comforting to know he was available if needed.
Alexandra C
Alexandra C
16. August, 2023.
Amazing trip thanks to Traveo! Dream trip organised in a wonderful way by Traveo! Jonathan suggested an amazing and tailored itinerary, had great tips and recommendations on each stops and was available throughout our trip for last minute questions or help, which was very reassuring. I couldn’t recommend more!
9. August, 2023.
Highly recommend Everything was perfect with this trip! Jonathan planned everything out perfectly with tours and hotels. Highly recommend his services. Sent me all information including navigation in an app that made it super easy to follow Definitely recommend!!

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