Aurora On The Beach

Starting from: Reykjavik or Keflavik International Airport           
Season: 1st Sep-10th Apr
Duration: 6+ days
Driving distance: 
Price from:  ISK per person

Highlights: Southern Westfjords - Snaefellsnes National Park - Kirkjufell - Stykkisholmur - Breidafjordur - Hraunfossar 

A winter holiday to the remote Westfjords and Snaefellsnes to discover some of the most beautiful landscapes in Iceland. Away from city lights and tourist crowds you have great chances of seeing the northern lights.

If you are looking for a northern lights tour in Iceland that is different from all the others and want to experience the northern lights out in the countryside with spectacular scenery around, then this the tour for you!

This trip is also possible as a private tour with a comfortable jeep / minibus and a local guide.

A road trip is a personal experience and our goal is to design an itinerary that matches your dream trip. Below is a 6 day / 5 night itinerary to give a general idea of our Arora on the Beach self-drive starting from Reykjavik:


Morning departure from Reykjavik. Enroute we explore the Borgarfjordur fjord dotted with uncountable islands, the Deildartunguhver hot springs and Barnafossar waterfalls; and "the valleys" of Dalir where you can enjoy a breathtaking sunset. Overnight in Fellsstrond beach at a country hotel with a beautiful view over the Breidafjordur fjord and the Snæfellsnes peninsula, a fantastic backdrop for the Northern Lights.


Drive to the Southern Westfjords and stay two nights in Patreksfjordur, from where you can explore the remote and picturesque villages of Bildudalur, Talknafjordur and Patreksfjordur; enjoy stunning views over the great Arnarfjordur fjord; relax in geothermal hot springs; and look out for northern lights in the evenings.


Today's program is weather and road condition dependent, options include: The Latrabjarg cliffs and the golden beaches of Breidavik and Orlygshofn, the red hued beach of Raudasandur, and Dynjandi waterfall & the Dynjandisheidi heath. Take an early evening ferry from the Westfjords to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, with time for a Northern Lights hunt from Stykkisholmur in the late evening. Stay two nights in Stykkisholmur.


Today start by exploring the colourful Berserkjahraun lava fields and the iconic Kirkjufell mountain. We then head to the magical Snæfellsnes National Park: a wonderland featuring amazing beach rock formations, scattered craters and of course the Snaefellsjokull glacier itself.


On the way back to Reykjavik you can take a detour along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord and stop at the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes town, to learn about the first viking settlers of Iceland.

Price for self-drive: 344,000 ISK per person on a twin-sharing basis in summer

- 6-day 4x4 SUV car rental (including CDW insurance, GPS, airport pick up and drop off, unlimited kilometres and emergency service)
- Digital map for each day
- 5-night two-star hotel accommodation (double or twin room with private bath and breakfast)
- Detailed day wise sightseeing itinerary
- Contact person in Iceland

Price for private guided tour: from ISK per person for a group of 4
Contact us with details of group size, language and requirements.

For self-drive, since the northern lights are only visible during late summer and winter and some gravel road driving is required, we only offer this itinerary with a 4X4 SUV.

We offer a wide variety of accommodations from star category hotels to guesthouses and apartments, all well rated and located so as to balance your daily driving time.

Our detailed itinerary is completely tailored to your specific interests. It will include comprehensive information on the must-see attractions and offbeat sights you will visit, a day-wise outline and directions on Google map.

We can also include tours and activities of your choice, self-guided walks and hikes, restaurant recommendations and information on camping sites. Typically this requires adding extra time to the trip.

And of course, we are always available for questions or assistance during your trip.

Additional information for your Iceland trip will be sent to you after the booking. This will include details about weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.

The minimum driver age for is 20 years for smaller cars and 25 years for jeeps. Drivers must bring an international driving licence or a local driving licence written in a Roman script.