Christmas Land of the Northern Lights Comfort - 5 days

Christmas Land of the Northern Lights Comfort - 5 days

5 Days



Christmas Land of the Northern Lights Comfort - 5 days

5 Days Starting and ending in Reykjavik

Visiting: Reykjavík, Blue Lagoon, Hella, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, Thingvellir National Park

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:


Specialist Group:


Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 40

Age range:

Child: 8 - 11.99yrs. Adult: 12 yrs+


Beach Tours, Photography


Sightseeing, Wine Tasting

$1657 (USD) WINTER SALE @ Tourhub Discount: $48

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Tour Overview

CHRISTMAS TOUR: Visiting the highlights of southern Iceland, departing Reykjavik into the Icelandic countryside, you'll enjoy a soak in the famous blue lagoon, marvel at the incredible waterfalls and witness exploding Geysers. On Christmas day you'll enjoy a festive evening feast before seeking out the Northern Lights.


  • Reykjavik - Explore the capital of Iceland

  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Visit hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages

  • Blue Lagoon - Relax in a natural geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field.

  • Hella Travel across the Icelandic countryside for Northern Lights hunting

  • Eyjafjallajokull Glacier - See the home to the famous eruption of April 2010 that halted international air travel for a week

  • Golden Circle - Visit Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Marvel at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls


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Day 1: Reykjavik


Reykjavik. Welcome to Iceland and the start of your Northern Lights adventure! Your transfer to your accommodation is by Flybus shuttle. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: The Blue Lagoon

Reykjavík, Blue Lagoon, Hella

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner

Reykjavik - Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon - Hella. This morning you meet your tour guide who shows the group some of the highlights of Iceland's capital. Then we head out to the Reykjanes peninsula famous for hot springs, picturesque mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and quaint fishing villages. Later on we get to relax in the warm blue waters of the famous Blue Lagoon

This evening we celebrate Christmas the Icelandic way, we start the evening by heading to the villages of Hvolsvöllur and Hella to witness their traditional Christmas lights. In Iceland this is a tradition that dates back to the middle ages when people would would keep fires burning inside the central pit of the Viking longhouses in order to keep the darkness of the Winter Solstice out. We then enjoy a sumptuous 4 course Christmas dinner and a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate this evening with any luck you might also see the northern lights.

Day 3: Hella

Hella, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Hella

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Hella - Eyjafjallajokull - Skogafoss - Black Lava Beach - Hella. Today we travel along the South coast and visit the active volcano that is beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. We travel on to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges down from the mountain, and then visit one of the finest museums in Iceland, the LAVA centre in Hvolsvollur. Nearby is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country; the 60-meter high Skógafoss waterfall. This afternoon the tour continues further south where you can stroll on the black lava beach to see the amazing bird cliffs at Reynisfjara near Vík.

In the evening, you have a presentation on the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, step into the garden to see if they're visible. These stunning light displays are common in Iceland from September to April on clear nights and often appearing in white and green hues. However, sightings aren't always guaranteed. The expansive, dark grounds at Stracta Hotel in Hella provide an ideal spot for Northern Lights viewing, but it demands patience, warm clothing, and the anticipation of a possible sighting.

Day 4: Golden Circle & Fine Dining Evening

Hella, Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, Thingvellir National Park, Reykjavík

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner

Hella - Golden Circle - Reykjavik. This morning we learn about the indigenous Icelandic horse and its history and special qualities. We also visit a geothermal greenhouse seeing steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as you arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. Continuing on to Gullfoss "the golden falls", a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvita River. Next we travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to Reykjavik for one night. This evening we return to Reykjavik for a dining experience which includes some local Icelandic cuisine.

Day 5: Reykjavik


Meals Included:


Today our Northern Lights Icelandic experience comes to an end with included FlyBus transfer to Keflavik Airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Upgraded hotels and Cottages

  • 4 breakfasts

  • 4 nights upgraded hotels and cottage accommodation

  • Keflavik Airport arrival and departure transfer (FlyBus shuttle)

  • Services of an English Speaking Icelandic Guide

  • Transportation in heated coaches with free Wi-Fi on board

  • Entrance with towel into the Blue Lagoon

  • Entrance into Skogar folk museum and turf houses

  • Use of winter and Northern lights explorer equipment simple non-slip snow and ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating a photo camera at night

  • This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 10 - 40 persons.

  • 4-course festive dinner on the 24 December

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What's Not Included

  • International Flights and Visas

  • Gratuity for your tour guide. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture

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Reviews of this Operator


Wonderful experience


Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

Norma Sullivan  

Land of the Northern Lights 5 day tour of Iceland


The Land of Northern Lights tour was a triumph! My tour of Southern Iceland was absolutely wonderful. The venues chosen, the timing allotted at each venue and the variety of things to experience was nearly perfect. Our guide, "Thor", was smart, amusing, full of history and anecdotal stories as well as being incredibly hospitable and helpful. This small group experience was my first, but not my last thanks to On the Go.

Xtreme Floor Care (Google Reviewer)  


Traveled through Egypt with On the Go Tours, professional service, very informative and helpful tour guides. The choice of hotels was excellent... Definitely recommend this company

Gavin Harrigan  

King Tutankhamun 10 day tour of Egypt


I have just returned from my tour with On The Go and it was an amazing trip! From arriving at the airport and meeting the OTG representative, everything was well organised and hassle free.  Our tour guide was Amir. He is awesome!! From the beginning he was so friendly and enthusiastic about showing us around Egypt, giving us loads of information at each place and time to explore ourselves. Learnt so much from him about this fascinating place, and he was always happy to answer more questions.   The trip itself was amazing. There's lots of travelling on this trip, but it's really not too bad, and the sights you see when you get to where you are going are worth it. I'm not a big fan of boats, but the Felluca ride across the Nile was pretty fun too.  On the first day I also did the optional tour of Cairo with Ahmed Helal - another excellent guide from OTG. It's worth doing this add on as you don't spend much time in Cairo, and you go to three very different places.  I'm so glad that I decided to do this trip. It was just ace.  If you're thinking about it too, you should probably just book it. And hopefully you get Amir as your guide.

Paul Kelly (Google Reviewer)  


TOTALLY MOROCCO We booked a 9 day tour of Morocco visiting many main cities and places of interest. The coach was very comfortable and we felt safe with the driver Suliman. The guide was Hicham Touraouine and he was fantastic. He spoke perfect English as well as French, Arabic and Berber. He was so kind and considerate and made a good tour great. We particularly enjoyed ‘glamming in the Sahara Desert. So much to see and do and great food and company. We would definitely use On The Go Tours again, especially if Hicham was the guide. Paul & Penny

Tina Ebrahim  

Totally Morocco - 9 days


This was a great tour through Morocco! There was quite a bit of time spent on the bus but the stops to see the sites and breaks were timed perfectly. It allowed us to see so much of Morocco in a short amount of time. What really made this trip extra special was our tour guide Hicham! He was so friendly, professional, knowledgeable and had an infinite amount of patience. You could tell that he is very proud of his country - as he should be! When I arrived, I mentioned that I was sad about missing Chefchaoen and he went out of his way to make sure we could add it to our itinerary (luckily the other 2 people on the trip also wanted to go). It was a highlight for me! This was my second On The Go tour. The first tour was amazing (Pyramids, Petra and Promised Land) so the bar was set high but Hicham and Hussein made this trip just as memorable!

Rolly Hay hay (Google Reviewer)  


Gallipoli tour. The guide was awesome. Everything went like clockwork.. My complaint is that you expect 4 people to cramp together on the back seat of the van for 4 hours. That is poverty travel. Not really acceptable for the price paid. So uncomfortable. If was to do this trip again I'd just rent a car. Although the guide was amazing, but that's 3 hours of the trip.

Jane Elson (Google Reviewer)  


We booked the Land of Northern Lights and the actual trip was a wonderful experience we had a great guide and driver. The problem we had was with On the Go Tours. We accept meals are not included but did expect meals to be available. When in Hella the hotel restaurant was closed and there bistro was full, but we were told we could eat at about 7.45pm - when we asked again at 8pm we were told it would be another 15 - 30 mins. There is a street van, pizza and burger bar but all close at 8pm so we could not grab anything there - we had a Northern Lights presentation at 8.30pm so no chance of us getting meal at the only other restaurant. The next day our lunch stop was unable to provide lunch just coffee & cake! I have raised this with On the GO Tours and the bottom line is they do not include meals!!!!

brandy hoffman (Google Reviewer)  


I had used them once before and loved them. I decided to try them again for a Baltic tour not knowing that they put me on another Tour group- Baltic vision. Loved that tour but was not impressed they marked up the cost for me over 100%. I understand taking some for yourself because of paperwork, but over double the cost everyone else paid on the tour. Just double check before you book with them that you’re not over paying.

Giovanni Guidi (Google Reviewer)  


I booked three tours with this agency. While the first two experiences were very nice, with well-thought-out itineraries and knowledgeable guides, the third tour was an absolute nightmare for us. Due to the unavailability of an hotel from the trip notes, the agency opted to replace it with another they claimed was "similar." To our dismay, this alternative was nothing short of a decrepit, filthy establishment that threatened to ruin our entire safari experience in South Africa. But the fiasco didn't end there. This so-called hotel began proposing and organizing activities starkly different from what we were promised in the trip notes, together with an awful services of their guides and vehicles. And when this disaster struck and we desperately needed their support? The agency ghosted us. It took them an entire day to respond, and when they did, they simply shrugged off our concerns, asserting it was too late to fix anything, even though three nights of our trip were still ahead. The level of unprofessionalism was staggering. Forced to salvage our experience, we took matters into our own hands, leaving that awful place to book another hotel and activities for the remainder of our trip—all at my own expense. Based on my experience, I suggest travelers to think twice before considering this agency. Seek out reputable companies known for their commitment to customer service and integrity.

Dates & Availability

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Saturday - Wednesday

Dec 23, 2023 - Dec 27, 2023
$1705 $1657 (USD)

WINTER SALE @ Tourhub Discount: $48 (USD)

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Dec 23, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024
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Operator discount: $398 (USD)

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    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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