Icelandic folklore maintains there are clans of elves and trolls living in the country’s extraordinary hills, rocky outcrops, and lava fields. Will you meet these “Huldufólk” or “Hidden People” said to dislike churches, daylight, and electricity? Hard to say. But here’s what you will see on this breathtaking tour of Iceland—active volcanoes, roaring waterfalls, jagged glaciers, floating icebergs, black-sand beaches, and brilliant-blue geothermal springs. Unique, local experiences await in the “Land of Fire and Ice,” including tasting piping hot bread baked by the heat from the hot springs, sipping Geysir schnapps served at freezing point, and standing in awe before the spectacular Lake Jökulsárlón, home to Europe’s largest glacier and the site of some of the most dramatic scenes from the James Bond movie Die Another Day. The gargantuan sights in the land of the elves will surely leave you stirred, not shaken.
Witnessing the elusive northern lights’ exotic dance in the night sky is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! This special northern lights edition of our bestselling Iceland Complete tour was created by our team of experts to combine the best of the Ring Road with the enchanting beauty of an Icelandic winter. Witness “must-see” attractions such as the Golden Circle, the Glacier Lagoon, Lake Myvatn and Dettifoss, but with extra-added magical snow, peacefulness, light, and shadows of an Icelandic winter. Northern lights wake-up calls are available on most nights of your trip, ensuring you don’t miss your chance to see the lights up close.