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Iceland: Northern lights, hot springs + glaciers

A photographic journey through the otherworldly landscape of Iceland, touring the country both by day and by night.

5 Days, 4 Nights

Matador Trips:

Per Person

This trip includes all breakfasts and 2 dinners, all accommodation, private transportation, guided excursions, and activities. Leave the details to Matador Trips so that you can focus on enjoying the sights.

Dates & Guides
October 29-November 2, 2022
Flexible booking, 100% refund guarantee


What you'll do

  • 1

    After exploring the capital city of Reykjavík, our small group will depart on an overland journey, heading south through the Golden Circle with visits to a lava cave, hot springs, and the stunning Bláfjöll Mountains.

  • 2

    This trip is designed to take you to some of the best locations in the world to see the Northern Lights. For two nights, we will sleep in traditional Icelandic guesthouses situated in small countryside towns—the perfect destinations for viewing and experiencing the Aurora Borealis.

  • 3

    Only in Iceland can you enjoy a personal encounter with the one-of-a-kind Icelandic horse, see some of the world’s largest glaciers, and watch a geothermal geyser explode near a waterfall—all in one day.


  • 4

    Whether you are a photography pro or just enjoy taking cool shots with your phone, our Matador photo instructors will work with you during informal photo walks and mini-workshops to take your personal travel photography to another level. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about underwater and nature photography.

  • 5

    Our professional in-house filmmaker will be documenting our adventure on a daily basis, and we will give you the video of this trip so that you can relive the adventure and share it with friends and family on social media.

  • 6

    We curate groups of like-minded adventurers for the perfect vibe. Bring your friends and make new ones on this epic adventure.

  • 7

    We aim to travel as consciously as possible. This trip supports environmental conservation and local communities.

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Trip Details

  • What’s included?
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • 4 breakfasts
    • 2 dinners
    • All land private transportation
    • All activities, entrances, and transfers
    • Lava caving (Leiðarendi Cave)
    • Meet the famous Icelandic horse
    • Golden Circle sightseeing
    • Þingvellir National Park visit
    • Geysir Hot Spring visit
    • Gullfoss waterfall visit
    • Northern Lights hunting (2 nts)
    • Southern coast drive including Skógarfoss waterfall and Seljalndsfoss waterfall
    • Amazing local guides
    • Professional photography and videography training
    • A video and photos of your epic adventure to take home
  • What’s not included?
    • Your flights to and from Reykjavík, Iceland (REK)
    • Accommodation before and after the trip
    • Some meals
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Perfect weather
  • How many people will be on the tour?

    The tour can accommodate up to 14 guests.

  • What’s the sleeping situation?

    Accommodation is provided in hotels and Icelandic guesthouses and is based on 2-people per room.  For an additional fee, private rooms can be arranged or Matador Trips is happy to arrange same-sex solo travelers a shared room.

  • Who is the trip for?

    We encourage a wide mix of people, from old-time adventurers to short-break professionals to first-time travelers – they all contribute to a memorable experience. Unfortunately, this trip is not suitable for travelers under 10.

    All travelers to Iceland will be required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

  • Why is this trip so special?

    Iceland boasts a landscape and culture unlike anywhere else on the planet. Our unique itinerary includes all of the can’t miss experiences in a short span of time, from waterfalls and geysers to the unforgettable Northern Lights.

  • How do I get there?

    Reykjavík, Iceland (REK) is easily reached from most places in the world. For assistance with flights, just let us know—we are happy to help!

  • What’s my itinerary?

    Day 1 Reykjavík

    Arrive at any time.

    Choose from a variety of optional activities, or explore this amazing city.

    Day 2 Reykjavík/Álftröð

    Travel from Reykjavík to explore a lava cave in the Bláfjöll Mountains. In the afternoon, get up close and personal with the famous Icelandic horse before returning to Álftröð. In the evening, you will have your first chance to see the Northern Lights out in the countryside.

    Meals included:

    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 3 Álftröð

    Head to Þingvellir National Park. Visit sights like the Geysir Hot Spring and Gullfoss waterfall. Opt to visit a natural hot spring. In the evening, embrace your inner chef and prepare dinner together at the guesthouse. Afterwards, you will have another opportunity to try seeing the Northern Lights.

    Meals included:

    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 4 Álftröð/Reykjavík

    Travel to Sólheimajökull glacier and take some time to explore the area, or opt for a stunning hike. Drive the scenic southern coast and visit the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on the way back to Reykjavík.

    Meals included:


    Day 5 Reykjavík

    Depart at any time.

    Meals included:


Matador Trips

Iceland: Northern lights, hot springs + glaciers

$2,099 USD / Person
Flexible booking,
100% refund guarantee
Flexible booking,
100% refund guarantee

COVID-19 update

We believe that all of the above trips will happen as planned, but we realize this is a time of uncertainty. To address these concerns and make you feel comfortable scheduling a trip with us, we are offering the following COVID cancellation policy:

  • If Matador or a Matador travel partner needs to cancel a trip due to COVID, the canceled trip will be rescheduled and travelers will be offered the option of a 100% refund.
  • If a traveler must cancel due to the COVID pandemic (including quarantine, canceled flights, or a positive test result), the traveler will have the option of 1) a 100% refund or 2) applying the purchase price to a future trip.

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Photo Education

Learn photography tips
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Every Matador Trip is led by a professional travel photographer, there to capture the best shots of your trip to share with your friends and to train both amateurs and skilled photographers in their methods!

New Friends

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open-minded travellers

Matador led and curated Trips attract a special breed of people. Let’s make some lifelong friends and have unforgettable experiences together.

Video of Your Trip

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video of your trip

We provide a complimentary video documenting the adventure for you to take home at the end of the trip!
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