On the Hunt for the Northern Lights: A Long Weekend in Iceland
Think you don’t have time to discover the natural wonders of Iceland? Think again! Experience the best of Iceland over a long weekend as you explore from Reykjavik to the countryside.
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Program No. 22981RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Iceland in a long weekend? There’s more than enough time to discover the natural beauty of this incredible island during a five-day learning adventure! Beginning in Reykjavik, soak in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon — Iceland’s most famous geothermal gem. Then, venture into the countryside to explore the Golden Circle, home to the historic Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall and active Strokkur geyser. Walk along the black sand beach below the Myrdalsjokull glacier, and learn about the creation of Iceland at the Lava Centre. On quiet evenings in the country, search for the magical northern lights and enjoy the calming stillness of Iceland in the winter.
Activity Level
Varies by date
The Activity Level for this program varies by date. Please make sure that you are attending a departure date that meets your activity level.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Search for the magical northern lights — conditions and weather permitting — and learn about this phenomenon at the Northern Lights Center.
  • Savor a greenhouse-fresh lunch at the Fridheimar tomato farm, and learn how geothermal energy is used to grow vegetables in Iceland.
  • Marvel at the many natural wonders of Iceland, including a geyser, glacier, volcano and waterfalls.
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