Northern Lights and 3 Course Dinner
Join us for a unique 3 course seafood dinner at the small local seafood restaurant Vitinn. You can choose between our specialities the Grand Crab and Shellfish Feast. Other options are Icelandic lobster (langoustine) or fried cod with shrimps.
Please let us know the menu you choose when you are picked up.
We will pick you up at your accommodation between 19:00 – 19:30 anywhere in the greater Reykjavik area. We will drive you to Vitinn Seafood Restaurant. After dinner, we will start the hunt for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) on the Reykjanes Peninsula. All we need is a clear sky, some stars, all the darkness we can find and a bit of patience. This might take us to different locations on the Reykjanes Peninsula, for example to the bridge between the two continents, to the tip of the peninsula, or somewhere totally different, all depending on the cloud cover conditions.
We will at least do our absolute best to find the Northern Lights, although sightings can not be guaranteed.
Departures are every day except Sundays between the 15th of September until the 15th of April, groups of 8 or more can also book a trip on a Sunday.
This tour has no minimum number of passengers, and never more than 22 people in the whole group. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
- Available: Sep. - Apr.
- Duration: 5 hours
- Activities: Northern lights hunting, Cultural Activity
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English
- Highlights: Reykjanes,
Reykjanes is a peninsula in Southwest Iceland, characterised by immense lava fields, volcanoes and strong geothermal activity.
Volcanic & Geothermal Activity
The peninsula runs along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates are drifting apart. Because of this geological setting, the whole peninsula is extremely volcanically active, covered with lava fields and volcanoes and small earthquakes are very common there.
During the middle ages, many eruptions occurred in Reykjanes, but no eruptions have been recorded there for the last 500 years.
The main geothermal areas of Reykjanes are Gunnuhver, Krýsuvik and Svartsengi. Various mud pools and fumaroles can be seen at Gunnuhver while Krýsuvik is characterised by hot springs and mud pots that bestow multicoloured hues upon the soil. The green crater lake Grænavatn is also an impressive sight.
Svartsengi is home to a geothermal power station that produces 76.5 MW of electricity from the 475 litres of 90° C warm water that gush from the earth per second. The mineral-rich surplus water fills up the Blue Lagoon spa.
Nature & Wildlife
Reykjanes' cliffs are teeming with birdlife. Its best-known bird colony resides in Krýsuvikurbjarg which is the nesting place of approximately 80 thousand seabirds. North of Krýsuvíkurbjarg is Kleifarvatn, the largest lake on the peninsula and one of the deepest in Iceland.
Reykjanes is hammered by some of the most breathtaking breaker waves in the world. A short drive from Krýsuvík is Selvogur where one is able to witness some of the country's greatest waves. On Reykjanestá, the southwest tip of the peninsula, the waves are known to reach heights of 20-30 meters.
The peninsula's north side is dotted with fishing villages and towns, most notably Keflavík, Sandgerði, Garður and Vogar. Grindavík town is located on the south shore of the peninsula.
Near Keflavík is the Miðnesheiði heath, where the international airport, Leifsstöð (also known as Keflavíkurflugvöllur or ‘Keflavík Airport’) is located.
The World-Famous Spa
On the southern tip of the peninsula is the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, an ideal place for relaxing and bathing.
Pickup time : 19:00
Guided mini-bus tour (english) and a 3 course dinner
Pick-up and drop-off at accommodation in Reykjavik
Drinks, except of course our fresh Icelandic water.
What to bring:
Camera and tripod - if you have it
And your good humor !
Good to know:
Ideal for small groups to enjoy a local seafood restaurant in a small fishing village only 50 km. away from Reykjavík and 5 minutes drive from KEF airport. A tour like this in small numbers, means that we can have it as flexible as we want to or need to.
Further details: We try to be at the restaurant at 20.00. The Dinner takes about 1 1/2 hours. That gives us 2 1/2 hours to hunt for the Northern Lights on our way back to Reykjavik. But as flexible as this tour can be – it might take us 3 hours or even maybe 4 hours.
Please note that the Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon and there for that is no way to guarantee sightings. BUT we can guarantee you a fun ride and a good meal.