Fire, Ice and Northern Lights
Keflavík, Iceland 7 nights from £3,699

Fire, Ice and Northern Lights

Guided hikes through the landscapes of southern Iceland. Glaciers, waterfalls, volcanic hot springs and the chance to view the elusive Northern Lights, all packed into a seven-day adventure.

  • 5 days hiking


Breathtaking landscapes

Breathtaking landscapes

Iceland is famed for dramatic and inspiring scenery, take the chance to witness these phenomenal scenes first hand.

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

Perfectly positioned to maximise the chance of witnessing the magical Aurora Borealis dancing across the night sky,

Spectacular natural phenomena

Spectacular natural phenomena

Subterranean ice caves and magnificent waterfalls are but some of the delights to uncover in Iceland.


Explore the highlights of southern Iceland, on a multi-day trekking adventure, under the leadership of expert guides. Over many centuries, the volcanic activity in this region has crafted and sculpted a landscape unlike any other in the world. An incredible setting for adventure, with the added bonus of being perfectly positioned in the northern latitudes to offer the chance to view the Aurora Borealis.


  • Swim in geothermal pools

    Make use of the geothermal activity, swimming in the aquamarine waters of naturally heated pools. 

  • View the Northern Lights

    Search for clear skies to witness the Aurora Borealis dance across the star-studded northern skies.

  • Hike over vast glaciers

    Strap on a pair of crampons to hike over vast sheets of glacial ice on the Vatnajökull Glacier.

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  • All fitness levels

Degree of difficulty

  • Suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Expect to hike on well-trodden trails for up to a maximum of six hours per day. 
  • Weather can be unpredictable, making hiking feel more difficult at times. 

Eating and drinking

  • A hearty breakfast is provided each day, with a good variety of items along with tea and coffee. 
  • A buffet-style lunch is laid out in the mornings from which packed lunches are to be prepared by the participant.
  • Evening meals will make use of local produce where possible, including plenty of fresh vegetables, along with delicacies such as smoked salmon, seafood, skyr and lamb.
  • Evening meals are a communal affair and participants help in the kitchen is appreciated and expected. not only does it add to the authenticity of the trip, but it helps to build a strong group bond and atmosphere. 


  • Accommodation during the trip is provided using a combination of Guest houses and Farmhouse Inns.
  • Guest house: This is friendly accommodation in large, typical Icelandic houses, located in towns or along the main road no.1. The guesthouses will normally have 5 to 10 dormitory style rooms accommodating 4 to 6 people in each. Single or double rooms can be booked on request and subject to availability.  The guesthouses will have shared bathroom facilities, and a kitchen is regularly available. Wifi is available and breakfast is provided.
  • Farmhouse inn: In the heart of the Icelandic countryside, inns are often located on farms. These are generally small structures with 10 to 20 dormitory rooms. This simple and welcoming type of accommodation is the best way to get to know the locals and their culture. There are shared bathroom facilities but private en-suite rooms can be provided on request and subject to availability.  There will be electricity for charging, hot running water and WiFi is available at most locations.


  • Hard shell outer jacket and trousers - waterproof and windproof
  • Insulated jacket (optional)
  • Walking boots - waterproof with rigid soles and good ankle support
  • Trainers - or any more comfortable shoes for shorter walks and evenings
  • Warm beanie-style hat and gloves or mittens
  • Scarf or snood to protect your neck from cold wind
  • Fleece or soft shell jacket and a warm jumper
  • T-shirts (mix of long and short sleeves)
  • Trekking trousers and comfy trousers for evenings
  • Swimming costume
  • 3-4 pairs of thick hiking socks
  • Thermal base layers (top and leggings)

Equipment to bring

  • Sleeping bag (comfort rating 0 ° C)
  • Sunglasses - with good UV protection (essential for glacier walking)
  • 2 x 1 litre water bottles or hydration pack 
  • Head torch with spare batteries and bulb
  • Toiletries (including biodegradeable wet wipes)
  • Dry bags to keep clothes dry in your luggage
  • Container for any toxic rubbish (batteries, sanitary items etc)
  • Duffel bag (80 to 90 litres), flexible and water resistant
  • Daypack (30 to 40 litres) to carry with you each day


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  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
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  • Dec

  • Flights
  • Transfers

Meeting point

Keflavík Airport

Travel to iceland

  • Keflavik Airport is well connected to a range of airports in the UK and various international locations.
  • Guides will meet travellers at the airport upon arrival before taking a transfer. Keflavik is a short drive away from the capital Reykjavik.

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Fire and Ice Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival in Iceland

    Arrive in Iceland. Take a transfer to Reykjavik and the accommodation.

  • Day 2 | The Golden Circle

    A tour of the sights of southern Iceland, two to three hours hiking whilst exploring the region. Evening visit to the Secret Lagoon to swim in geothermal pools.

  • Day 3 | Lava tunnels, waterfalls and Vik

    Hike through the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel to arrive at the Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, en route to the black sand beach and dramatic rock formations at Vik. Evening swim in Iceland's oldest natural water pool if the weather permits.

  • Day 4 | Skaftafell and Jokulsarlon Lagoon

    Hike to Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. Some snowshoeing will be required to navigate the terrain at times, equipment for this is provided. Visit Jokulsarlon in the afternoon, one of the most impressive landscapes in Iceland, where the lagoon fills with icebergs from the nearby glacier. 

  • Day 5 | Glacier Walking and ice caves

    Attach a pair of crampons to walk on the Vatnajökull glacier itself. A sublime opportunity, accentuated by the experience of exploring an ice cave that lies within.

  • Day 6 | Lava, snowshoeing and swimming

    Visit the Lava Museum at Hvolsvollur before arriving at the Hveragerdi geothermal area, home to fumaroles and bubbling mud pools. Hike and snowshoe through this region before relaxing in a river of hot water, heated by the Hengill volcano.

  • Day 7 | Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon

    The morning is free to take any additional trips, or just to relax and explore Reykjavik. Meeting with the group at lunch, before taking a trip to the Blue Lagoon, the most famous geothermal spa in Iceland.

  • Day 8 | Departure

    Transfer to the airport to take the flight home. 

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guides
  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Transfers


  • Return airport transfers
  • All accommodation
  • All transportation
  • Full board (except in Reykjavik)
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Lava tunnel visit
  • Glacier walking and ice cave visit
  • Blue Lagoon entry fees
  • Secret Lagoon entry fees
  • Lava Centre entry fees
  • Winter equipment (snow shoes, crampons, trekking poles)

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Visa (if required)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals in Reykjavik
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses

  • Carbon offset
  • Plastic bottle free

This trip takes responsibility seriously and ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that your presence in this country is entirely positive.

Central to this is

  • Caring for the crew
  • Caring for the local environment
  • Caring for the local communities

All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.

This commitment to Responsible Travel is mutually beneficial without compromising the countries and communities touched or the depth and uniqueness of your adventure.

Key values of this trip

  • Leave nothing behind
  • We’re the visitors, let’s be respectful at all times
  • Deliver a breathtaking experience
  • Let’s benefit local communities and environments

Let’s help keep these wonderful places precious.

Porters and crew

All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.

Friends of Conservation

Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.

Travellers Against Plastic

This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Between 2-10 in group
  • Private group option
  • ABTA
  • ATOL




Price per person (inc deposit)