Northern Lights Mountain Camping Tour

Amazing trip to discover the Northern Lights! A light climb on top of Mt. Esja where you will stay for the night in a tent. There you can witness the amazing spectacle of the dancing northern lights right above you while having a taste of Icelandic snacks in the company of like minded people. The view from Mt. Esja is a spectacular one over the capital Reykjavík and Faxaflói, the gulf where Reykjavík is located. Included is a pick-up, tour guide, tent, sleeping amenities, and any extra equipment needed to make the trip. Weather plays an important role, both when going up the mountain as well as seeing the northern lights. The trip will only commence if the circumstances are right. And when they are right the experience is magical. Other services can be negotiated. Maximum 6-8 persons.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Mar.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Swedish
  • Highlights: Esjan
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 16:00

Pick up at 4pm/16:00. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
Included:
  • Pick up/ drop off.

  • Meals and drinks.

  • Camping equipment.

  • Sleeping amenities.

  • Insurance.

  • English speaking guide.

  • Alcoholic beverage.


What to bring:
  • Warm clothing and hiking boots.

  • Camera.


Good to know:

No access to WC on the mountain.

We do provide outdoor clothing upon request.

Weather plays an important role, both when going up the mountain as well as seeing the Northern Lights. The trip will only commence if the circumstances are right.

Other services can be negotiated.



Daily itinerary

Day 1


Pick up from your hotel is approximately at 4 pm. From there we drive to Mt. Esja, which is about 30 minutes from downtown Reykjavík. We climb to the top of Mt. Esja to set up camp and settle. There we have warm traditional Icelandic meat soup and snacks while watching the amazing Northern Lights.


Day 2


We wake up in the Icelandic nature and fresh mountain air. We have Breakfast, take down camp and drive back to Reykjavík. This is a unique experience that not many can boast of. It´s a real adventure in Iceland.


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