Join Atlas Obscura for the trip of a lifetime in a location like no other: a wintertime adventure in Iceland. Explore the planet’s northernmost capital city, hunt for the Northern Lights, visit some of the world’s strangest museums, bask in geothermal spas, marvel at geological wonders, and experience the magical long sunrises and sunsets of the Icelandic winter.
Iceland is, quite literally, a country in the making: volcanoes, geysers, mud pots, and hot springs are constantly transforming the anomalous island, and glaciers and waterfalls churn the extraordinary landscape. In colder months, Iceland offers front-row seats to the ethereal aurora borealis. This trip is specially scheduled during a time of year when the sun only appears for six hours.
This is a custom trip designed for Atlas Obscura. This exclusive opportunity will be limited to 40 travelers only.
- Earth-shattering landscapes: See the grace and tumult epitomized by the dramatic geology of Iceland. From mud pots to geysers, magma caves to volcanoes, fjords to glaciers and beyond, the island has the scenery of legends.
Relaxing spa retreats: Melt away stress in some of the world’s most famous hot springs, saunas, and steam rooms.
Scandinavian history: Iceland’s history was forged by Vikings. On this trip, you’ll learn their rich history and traditions, and enjoy Iceland's famously good coffee, books, and oddities.
Seasonal nature delights: In the winter months, Iceland offers glorious shows of the dancing aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. Every night we’ll go on the hunt for this spectacular sight.
A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot, as we have a very limited capacity, and we expect the trip to fill extremely quickly. The trip will cost $2,699—the $250 deposit plus the $2,449 final payment—and will cover all fixed costs including all hotel accommodations, all meals, and all the activities listed in the itinerary below. For an additional $625, you can join us for an extra day of sorcery and witchcraft in the Westfjords.