Chasing the northern lights

Aurora borealis night of your dreams

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Price from 9.990 ISK

Difficulty Easy
Availability September through April
Duration 4 hours

Lets go and chase those northern lights in Iceland

 

Tour starts at 21:00 when we pick you up from your hotel or a meeting point very close to your accommodation in Reykjavík. Our pick up process can take up to 30 minutes to complete but you do need to be ready!

We cant tell you exactly where our quest for the northern lights will take us on this mini bus tour.  Following the aurora and cloud forecast to optimize your chance of witnessing the northern lights dancing their glorious magic across the night sky can be tricky. What we do know is that we will take you far away from the city lights to enhance the experience. Our quest could take us to Hvalfjörður, Þingvellir, Reykjanes, or to some other South Iceland location. With our minibus, we can go to some places that the large buses can not reach.

The northern lights are an unforgettable experience bringing some extraordinary photo opportunities. Its exciting to hunt for them because the sudden moment of wonder when they begin to show up is a once in a lifetime experience.  Sometimes they appear, at first, in quite a subtle way before their colors open out and strengthen, swirling and dancing across the sky. Whether they are at their most dramatic or not they are always awe inspiring.

Green and yellow auroras are very common both in Iceland and elsewhere. Blues, because they contain colors within the red spectrum are less common everywhere. Colors within the red spectrum are much more common in Iceland than they are elsewhere when they show as blue, violet or rose shades. These colors are, though, still far less common than green and yellow hues.

The northern light is created by reactions when solar particles hit the earth´s atmosphere. Streams of particles from the sun are carried by the solar wind towards the north and south poles. Oxygen produces green/yellow colors and nitrogen creates blue, rose or violet lights.

Please remember to bring:

 

You will need hiking boots or very sturdy footwear, warm outdoor clothing including headwear, gloves, and scarves. You cannot wear too many layers on a northern lights tour!
A tripod for your camera is very useful.

Please note:

 

If you do not see any northern lights we offer you a free second tour but please note that you must contact us to re-book this.

Because northern lights tours are reliant upon suitable weather and aurora forecasts we sometimes have to cancel the tours. Your tour may be cancelled up to 18:15 on the day of departure. When this happens your payment is refunded.

Tour highlights

Experience the northern lights

Icelandic nature during the night

A night never to be forgotten

What's included

Pick up from pick up locations

Pick up from your hotel

Mini bus experience with a guide

Hopefully some awesome northern lights

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