What's included

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, including a 3-course welcome dinner
    3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, including a 3-course welcome dinner
  • 3 nights based on sharing twin rooms, including a family-run Icelandic lodge
    3 nights based on sharing twin rooms, including a family-run Icelandic lodge
  • All activities, from a snowmobile safari to the glacial hike, included
    All activities, from a snowmobile safari to the glacial hike, included
  • Max 14
    Max 14
  • Private minibus and shared airport pickup and drop-off
    Private minibus and shared airport pickup and drop-off

Navigate the crevasses and rims of Sólheimajökull glacier on a frozen wilderness hike. Wallow in the rejuvenating waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon, amid plumes of steam in the wide open sky. Rev up your snowmobile to cruise across the icy landscape of Langjökull glacier, and gaze upon the Northern Lights from a hot tub in the heart of the Great Outdoors. Stay at an Icelandic lodge and take advantage of the lack of light pollution, to see the night sky at its finest. Come face-to-face with the magnificent terrain of the Golden Circle and bond with fellow Flashpackers over hearty Icelandic meals, including a welcome feast in Reykjavík

 

Here at the Flash Pack we take bucket lists very seriously. Seeing the Northern Lights is always sky-high on people’s wish radars, so we are more than happy to oblige. Providing Mother Nature plays along, this Icelandic adventure will give you an unforgettable opportunity to marvel at the spectacular lights flashing and dashing across the frosty horizon. Colourful skies aside, there are also exploding geysers to witness in the Golden Circle, the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier to hike and the geothermal warmth of the Blue Lagoon to dive into. Join us for the ultimate long weekend escape, where we’ll be getting back to nature in epic proportions; think striking black lava beaches and snowmobile safaris across the frozen beauty of Langjökull glacier. Get ready to bar-hop your way around the lively city of Reykjavík, dig into innovative Icelandic cuisine, and wallow in a wilderness hot tub, with everything crossed for a dazzling display of the Northern Lights above. To borrow a word off the Icelandics, this dazzling getaway is “Ógeðslega gott”. It literally means “disgustingly good” and sums up our bucket-list trip with more passion and promise than any English phrase in existence. Come escape the city and delight in the Great Unknown, in the company of like-minded solo travellers…

 

The Flash Pack promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

  • Cruise across Langjökull glacier on a snowmobile safari
  • Watch the magic of the Northern Lights from a wilderness hot tub
  • Take a guided hike through the ridges and crevasses of Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Bathe in the geothermal, healing waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Marvel at the Golden Circle's spouting geysers and Gullfoss waterfall
  • Feast on a three-course welcome meal in the vibrant city of Reykjavík
  • Stay at a family-run lodge with zero light pollution, for prime Northern Lights viewing
  • Meet like-minded solo travellers of a similar age and life stage to you

Itinerary

Day 1: Hit the town in Reykjavík

Savour the new face of imaginative Icelandic food with a hearty three-course welcome dinner. Get to know your guide and fellow Flash Pack pals before drinking in the best views of the Northern Lights (if they’re out) from Reykjavík’s waterfront. Hit the city’s vibrant local bars and throw back a few top-notch craft ales

 

Ready to kick-start your Iceland adventure? Touch down in Keflavík airport and let the fun begin. You’ll be given a ticket for a minibus that will whizz you into the heart of the capital, just two minutes from your hotel. As darkness descends and the city lights up, we’ll head out to an Iceland gastro-pub for a three-course welcome dinner. Iceland’s foodie scene is on the cusp of a major step-change, with a new generation of chefs looking to jazz up ancient staples (think fish stew, meaty soups and thin Icelandic pancakes) with exciting and experimental flavours. Get to know your fellow adventurers, as you tuck into a series of hearty Icelandic dishes at a local restaurant famed for its brilliant steaks. Then, if the Northern Lights are dazzling above, your guide will lead you down to the waterfront for the best views in Reykjavík. Afterwards, hit the great local bars along the high street and sample the city’s famed craft beer scene. Get set for the action-packed days ahead, with nothing but epic adventure on the horizon.

More +

Touch down in the cosy city of Reykjavík

Get to know your fellow Flashpackers over a hearty welcome meal

Hit the local bars of this handsome capital

Drink in views of the Northern Lights from the city waterfront

Day 2: Steamy geysers and a snowmobile safari

Be wowed by a whistle-stop trip to the Golden Circle, passing through Thingvellir National Park, the Geyser Geothermal Area and Gullfoss waterfall. Head off-piste on jeeps to Langjökull glacier, for a thrilling snowmobile safari across the icy wilderness. Stay overnight in a remote Icelandic lodge, and marvel at the Northern Lights from your vantage point in a steaming hot tub

 

No trip to Iceland could go without a visit to the Golden Circle, Iceland’s stunning trio of bucket-list sites. The day kicks off with a trip to Thingvellir National Park, which is one of the only places in the world where you can see tectonic plates above sea level. Next up it’s geyser time, visiting a vast, geothermal field dotted with bubbling, multicoloured mud pools, spurting steam vents and hot and cold springs. A few minutes’ drive away is Gullfoss “Golden Falls” waterfall, where white water thunders down into an impressive canyon that looks even more spectacular when frozen. After admiring these Iceland must-sees, it’s time to go off the beaten track and gear up for a snowmobile ride. We’ll jump aboard super-jeeps and get a feel for off-road driving by zooming up to the Langjökull glacier, before swapping over to our sleek fleet of snowmobiles. Feel at one with the amazing scenery as you slice across the ice on your slick machine, surrounded by the striking beauty of your snow-draped surroundings. Along the way, we’ll stop by a newly-discovered ice cave, where you can admire the awesome natural patterns carved into the ice. Then, from the depths of the ice to the highs of the sky, it’s time to see if the Northern Lights will come out to play. We’re staying in a family-run Icelandic lodge, where the lack of light pollution makes for prime conditions in which to admire the elusive lights. Providing Mother Nature is on our side, sit back in the outdoor hot tub here, and watch the skies dance above you in a display of shimmering magic.

More +
Snowmobiling Iceland

Slice across the ice of Langjökull glacier

Snowmobiling Iceland

Zoom along in a convoy of Flash Pack vehicles

Feel the wind in your face as you zip across a snowy wilderness

Be wowed by the Golden Circle's exploding geysers

This ancient geothermal landscape is truly extraodinary

Marvel at the frozen beauty of Gullfoss waterfall

See a geyser erupt hundreds of feet into the air

It's a humbling spectacle to behold

Head out into the snowy wilderness in a fleet of super jeeps

Snowmobiling Iceland

Visit a newly-discovered ice cave

Head beneath the ice into a naturally-formed grotto

Marvel at the awesome formations in the ice

Will the Northern Lights come out to play?

Let's hope so...

A family-run lodge is the ideal place to see the lights

Take your pew in the hot tub

Day 3: Hike across a glacier

Channel your inner mountaineer for a day’s hike across the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier. Let your experienced guide lead the way as you traverse the crevasses and rims of this spectacular frozen outback. Toast your courage back at the lodge, with another warming dinner and night of Northern Lights (if the conditions are right)

 

Rise and shine in your peaceful surroundings, fresh for a day of exploring the stunning south coast of Iceland. Here vast black lava beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, huge waterfalls thunder down and glacier tongues pierce the coastline. Not content with just admiring from afar, us Flashpackers will gear up for a glacier hike across the rugged beauty of Sólheimajökull. This ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water is an impressive sight to behold, with a maze of crevasses and jagged ridges to discover. Your experienced glacier guide will lead the way throughout this epic landscape, showing off amazing ice formations and sinkholes to look out for. After this heart-pumping experience, we’ll then return to your cosy hotel for another chance to see the Northern Lights. That hot tub has your name on…

More +
Glacier Hiking Iceland

Gear up for a rousing glacier hike

See the sun dance across the ice, with wide blue skies all around

Marvel at the natural ice formations

Glacier Hiking Iceland

The scenery of Sólheimajökull is quite incredible

Glacier Hiking Iceland

You'll be led by an experienced guide

Glacier Hiking Iceland

This otherworldly terrain promises to wow

Glacier Hiking Iceland

Channel your explorer within

Feel all pumped up in the Great Outdoors

See Iceland's mystical black lava beaches

Admire the endless waterfalls

Spend the evening in a hot tub with the Northern Lights above

Your Icelandic lodge offers a prime viewing spot

It's a pinch-myself moment

Important notes

Fly into and out of: Reykjavik Keflavík International Airport

Try to arrive into Iceland before 5pm on day 1 and make sure your flight home is after 3pm on the last day otherwise you may miss out on the Blue Lagoon.

Northern Lights are visible from September to April but sightings are never guaranteed, you just have to hope lady luck is on your side.

It is safe to assume you will experience all the different types of weather during your Iceland adventure so make sure you pack lots of layers.

You need to have a driving license from your home country in order to drive a snowmobile.

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

Flashpacker reviews

More adventure trips

Glamping Northern Lights
Number of days 4 days
Number of people Max 14

Hit your bucket list in winter-time Finland

  • Join a snowmobile safari in search of the Northern Lights
  • Slice through the snowy forest with huskies leading the way
  • Learn the art of cross-country skiing and flex your skills in the snowy wilderness
  • Hop on-board for a reindeer sleigh ride through the winter wonderland
  • Tuck into a fireside lunch in a traditional Lappish kota
  • Stay in a scenic Finnish location, with lakeside saunas and a cosy restaurant
View details
Number of days 5 days
Number of people Max 16 Flashpackers

Into The Wilds Of Norway

  • Hop aboard a private RIB boat ride, for a front-row seat to the fjords
  • Navigate the blue ice of Nigardsbreen glacier, with crampons and ice-picks and an expert guide
  • Sea-kayak along the Fjærland fjord, amid spectacular mountain scenery
  • Savour a traditional Norwegian three-course dinner and glacier picnic
  • Hike to the Leim goat farm for cheese-tasting and lunch
  • A whistlestop adventure in the Norwegian wilderness, with like-minded solo travellers
View details
Number of days 7 days
Number of people Max 16

Ice-cool Canada

  • Go on a moonlight snowshoe trek through the forest trails of Sun Peaks
  • Warm up with hot apple cider and and fireside S’mores after your starlit trek
  • Ski and snowboard down the slopes of Sun Peaks, with optional lessons available
  • Zoom through the snowy wilderness of Sun Peaks on a snowmobile safari
  • Stay in the cosy charm of Whistler village and make the most of this bucket list ski resort
  • Ice skate at the Olympic Plaza Outdoor ice rink in Whistler
View details
Number of days 3 days
Number of people Max 14

Break Free in Summertime Finland

  • Learn the art of camp-side cooking from a wilderness chef, and feast on an al fresco banquet
  • Sleep in unique tree-top tents, suspended between the forest canopy
  • Canoe, paddleboard and wild swim around the epic Nuuksio National Park
  • Stay in a one-time Helsinki prison, with barred windows and boutique décor
  • Wallow in a lakeside sauna, and bathe in pools overlooking Helsinki harbour
  • Knock back craft beer at an artisan brewery, and savour fireside Finnish cocktails
View details
Paddle Boarding Lake Bled
Number of days 4 days
Number of people Max 14

A wilderness weekend in Slovenia

  • Paddle board across the serene beauty of Lake Bled
  • Sleep beneath the stars in peaceful glamping huts with your very own hot tubs
  • Go canyoning through the streams, lagoons and waterfalls of the Bohinj Valley
  • Get back to nature on a hike around Slovenia's largest lake
  • Join a bar crawl through lively Ljubljana with your fellow Flashpackers
  • Forget city breaks, supersize your weekend with this wilderness escape
View details
therapy
Number of days 13 days
Number of people Max 14

Smash your comfort zone in South Africa

  • Climb Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain and abseil part of the way down
  • Stay in a luxury safari lodge and go on incredible game drives and bush walks
  • Paddle board alongside the penguins of Cape Town
  • Learn how to surf on the waves of Kynsna Lagoon
  • Swim with seals in Plettenberg Bay and go whale-watching in Hermanus
  • Go vineyard-hopping and wine-tasting in the valleys of Stellenbosch
View details

Talk to us

Have a question? Fill out the box below and we will email you straight back. Alternatively feel free to call on the number above (London, New York or Melbourne) or request a call back. If you want to keep it informal then hit the live chat option below or drop us a Text / WhatsApp. You’re one step away from an awesome adventure. 

Want to arrange a call back from a Travel Escape Artist? Slot in a time below and we will call you. We have offices in London & Australia so during the week we nearly have a 24 hour operation. Hurry as these time slots (based on GMT) get booked up fast!

Call me later

Let’s keep it casual and communicate by text or a WhatsApp. Hit the number below (on mobiles) and we will message you back. We won’t call you unless you ask us. *UK text rates apply so use WhatsApp if you are overseas*

Our Number
+447926264775