Snowmobiling & glacier hiking in Iceland
Hike the crevasses of Sólheimajökull glacier, bathe in the Blue Lagoon and navigate the winter wilderness by snowmobile – with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights
Snowmobiling & glacier hiking in Iceland
Cruise across Langjökull glacier on state-of-the-art snowmobiles
Take a guided hike across the ridges and crevasses of Sólheimajökull glacier
Northern Lights hunting
Seek out the elusive Northern Lights in the icy wilderness
Explore the blue lagoon, geysers and waterfalls of the otherworldly Golden Circle
About your trip
What to expect of Iceland? Pure magic. You’ll know what we mean when you get there.
You’ll arrive in Reykjavík, with the city’s vibrant foodie scene at your fingertips. Next, you’ll venture into the Golden Circle, where a spectacular volcanic terrain waits to inspire you. You’ll hike across the pristine Sólheimajökull Glacier, and you’ll bathe in the waters of the Blue Lagoon. And, if you’re lucky, you may just catch a glimpse of the ethereal Northern Lights.
- Accommodation in twin rooms
- Local transport
- Most meals included
- Max 14 travellers per group
- ATOL protected
Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. If you'd like to upgrade to a single room, you can add this during the booking process or by contacting our Customer Experience team.
Day 01 Arrival in Reykjavík and welcome dinner
Welcome to Reykjavík, Iceland’s coastal capital and the gateway to its volcanoes and glaciers. You’ll be given a ticket for a minibus which will take you into the heart of the city, just a couple of minutes from your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and guide, then head out together for a three-course welcome meal at one of the many characterful gastro-pubs. As darkness falls, make your way to the waterfront for the best views in the city – the Northern Lights may even make an appearance. Then, the rest of the evening is yours to explore Reykjavík’s lively craft beer scene.
Day 02 Explore the Golden Circle
Today will see you venture into the Golden Circle, a region of intense volcanic activity. Start your day in Thingvellir National Park, where shifting tectonic plates have created a rift in the earth, now filled with snow-laden valleys. Weave your way through bubbling geysers and thermal springs, until you reach Gullfoss Golden Waterfall. Admire spectacular views of the river thundering into the canyon below, then jump aboard a fleet of jeeps and head over to Langjökull Glacier. Here, swap your jeeps for snowmobiles as you venture out into the snowy wilderness (and if the weather is on your side, you’ll explore a magical ice cave en route). Then, back at your remote lodge, sink into the outdoor hot tub, with the Northern Lights (hopefully) dancing above you.
Day 03 Hike across Sólheimajökull Glacier
Head down to Iceland’s south coast today, where you’ll find black lava beaches extending to the horizon, and waterfalls and glacier tongues piercing the coastline. You’ll spend today hiking across Sólheimajökull Glacier, with a labyrinth of crevasses and ridges to explore. Your experienced guide will lead you through a series of ice caves and intriguing formations, then return to your lodge in time for a warming final feast.
Day 04 Blue Lagoon and departure from Reykjavík
On your final morning, immerse yourself in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. Set in an 800-year-old lava field, this unique spa is filled with milky-white water found to have healing qualities – an ideal way to soothe your glacier-pumped muscles. Feeling restored, catch a group transfer to the airport (or explore Reykjavík further, if you’re waiting for a later flight). Looking for an extension to your escape? Take a peek at our Finland itinerary (think reindeer and huskies).
Our Favourite Hotels
Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip.
Hótel Lækur, Hella
Beautiful hotel in remote farmland with views of Hekla Volcano
The minimal décor of the ensuite rooms allows the views to do the talking: on a clear day you can see the top of Mount Hekla’s still-active volcano.
Why we stay here
Zero light pollution and an outdoor hot tub make for an unforgettable Northern Lights and stargazing experience.
What Flashpackers say
"What an incredible experience! A must-see gem of an island, with the most incredible sightseeing and food! This trip is perfect for any adventure-seeker looking to explore and experience the many wonders of Iceland. "
"The Iceland trip was the most magical experience of my life. From the food, to the hotels, to our tour guide and the itinerary, it was all amazing. Somehow we had a group of 14 people from all over the world that got along great. I highly recommend Flash Pack and I will be booking with them again. "
"The trip was perfect! Met some of the kindest people who all had the same mindset of just having a great time together. Some great memories were made."
"Great trip with like-minded people. The activities were excellent and the guide ensured the whole group had the best time possible."
"Fantastic experience from Flash Pack - my first trip and it exceeded my expectations in all ways. Great holiday, well worth it and I am already thinking about my next adventure with them!"
Fly into and out of Reykjavik-Keflavík International Airport (KEF).
Please arrive in Reykjavik before 5pm on day 1. We suggest arranging a flight home after 4:30pm on day 4, to ensure that you don’t miss out on the Blue Lagoon experience.
The Northern Lights are visible from September to April, but please note that sightings are never guaranteed.
You may experience a range of weather conditions during this adventure, so we recommend packing plenty of warm layers.
You’ll need a driving license from your home country to ride a snowmobile. If you don’t have one, you can still participate in this experience by riding pillion (you just won’t be able to drive ).
We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, read more here.
Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control – but we’ll always do our best to ensure it has little impact on your experience. From time to time, we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh and exciting.
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