Shorter Tours & City Breaks

Iceland is an all year round destination. The nature is stunning during winter time and the northern lights are a true attraction. All sorts of winter activities await you in Iceland and Esja Travel is your partner for a great winter experience.
Your Esja Travel Team is more than happy to help with the organisation of the winter adventure in Iceland for you and your fellow travelers, whatever the size of the group. We already have a wide selection of itineraries to choose from: bus tours, photo tours, adventure tours, cultural tours, study tours, just to name a few.
Below you‘ll find few examples of our tailor-made winter itineraries.

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City Break with Northern Lights

Experience Reykjavik and nearby area in its winter coat. This short but exciting trip welcomes you by entering the warm geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon on your way from the airport to your hotel in Reykjavik.


The next day is focused on getting acquainted with Iceland’s capital including its lively cultural venues, various shops and sights. Complete the day by taking a Northern Lights hunt by boat, maximizing the effects of this mystical natural phenomena, and the view towards the nighlty illuminated capital‘s silhouette makes the trip a special experience by itself


After a good night’s sleep at your cosy hotel you participate in a guided Golden Circle bus tour. This tour includes stops at some of Iceland’s most famous attractions including Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfall.

Prices from € 710 | 4 days / 3 nights
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Northern Lights Express

If you come for the northern lights and want to experience a good mixture of Iceland‘s top tourist attractions along the way, this is the tour for you. From icy waterfalls to warm geothermal baths, from black sand beaches to glacier covered mountains, this winter wonderland is at your feet. On the way get the chance for the elusive Northern Lights in starlit nights,  away from city lights.

Highlights and recommended activities

  • National Park Þingvell, Hot Spring area Geysir, Waterfalls Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Reynisfjara, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell and Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður National Park, black beach Reynisfjara and basalt columns, Reykjanes peninsula and Reykjavík. 
  • Horse Riding, Glacier Walk, Geothermal Baths, Whale Watching. 
  • The Northern Lights season is from September to April.
Prices from € 620 | 6 days / 5 nights
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Family Cottage Break

The ideal choice for families travelling with children. You will experience the spectacular nature in of Iceland‘s most popular tourist attraction, the South. With 3 nights in a cozy cottage instead of driving between accomodations each day, your family‘s holiday happens at your own pace.

Highlights & recommended activities

  • The Golden Circle, Reynisfjara Black Beach, Skaftafell National Park and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Dettifoss - Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Lake Myvatn, Reykjavik.
  • Horse Riding, The Secret Lagoon, Slakki Petting Zoo, Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour and Whale Watching.
  • The Northern Lights season is from September to April.
Prices from € 520 | 5 days / 4 nights
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Sagas and Natural Wonders

Visit some of the best natural wonders of south west Iceland and get acquainted with its Viking Age heritage on this 5-day tour. This tour includes an unconventional city tour of Reykjavík, spouting springs, waterfalls, the Blue Lagoon and an introduction to Iceland’s greatest contribution to the world’s literature – the Icelandic Sagas.

Prices from € 2.690 | 5 days / 4 nights
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Discover the Westfjords

Your hosts at the Farm-Hotel Heydalur pick you up from your hotel in Reykjavík and drive you to the accommodation in the very remote Fjord Mjóifjörður in the West fjords. Heydalur is a great base for tours and excursions to experience the wild and untouched Icelandic arctic nature.

The Farm-Hotel Heydalur offers a relaxing and a quiet environment, delicious local food and a variety of activities e.g. hiking, cross-country skiing, ice fishing etc. Be on the lookout for the northern lights every night!

As a guest at Heydalur you have free access to the geothermal pools and a sauna. All rooms at the hotel have private facilities.

Professional guide will accompany you on the day tours and the program is flexible, depending on weather and the guest’s wishes.

Prices from € 1.990 | 7 days / 6 nights
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New Years in Iceland

On this tour you‘ll get the feeling of the Icelandic country side, as we’ll be staying at remote guesthouses as well as experience the much raved about New Year’s celebration in Reykjavík. 

Prices from € 3.670 | 6 days / 5 nights
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Christmas with the Locals

Your hosts, the family at Hraunsnef in the west of Iceland, run a small hotel and a restaurant on their working farm with a few chickens, pigs, horses and dogs. They grow vegetables, get free range eggs from their chickens and produce the pork served at the restaurant.

Celebrate Icelandic Christmas with the Family at Hraunsnef. In the beautiful winter surroundings you’ll enjoy their hospitality in a warm and cosy environment. Relax in the hot tubs and on a clear night you might be lucky enough to experience the northern lights.

Prices from € 2.200 | 6 days / 5 nights
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In the footstep of the Elves

The extraordinary area around the village of Bakkagerði in the fjord Borgarfjörður, one of the most remote fjords of Eastern Iceland, has become a paradise for hikers. The locals have marked numerous trails for hikers in the last decade from one bay to the next.


On this coastal trekking tour you enjoy the hospitality of the locals, their extensive knowledge of the area and its interesting culture. The area has a rich folklore heritage and many of the tales are about the elves and hidden people Icelander’s have lived side by side with throughout the centuries.


You stay at the newly built Álfheimar Guesthouse in the small fishing village Bakkagerði, where you enjoy fresh locally produced food and in a good day‘s hiking in the wonderful mountains you can relax at the local spa with its steaming hot tub and sauna. All rooms with private facilities.

Prices from € 2.350 | 7 days / 6 nights