Northern Lights Hunt from Reykjavik | Possible in 4 Languages

Witness the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights on this evening winter tour. This once in a lifetime opportunity should not be missed by any who seek to tick ‘seeing the Aurora Borealis’ off of their bucket lists.

This tour begins when you are picked up by your friendly, expert guide, and after that has no set itinerary; they will be using the Aurora and cloud cover forecasts to find the most promising places with the least light pollution where you can enjoy an incredible show. There are dark, secretive places all within an easy drive from Reykjavík, and your guide knows them all.

For the auroras to appear, certain atmospheric conditions need to be met, so this tour will only set out if they are expected to be seen. If they aren’t - or the tour is cancelled - then worry not, as you will get another chance to search again for free.

Iceland, however, is one of the most promising places to go to find them. In the depths of winter, there are about twenty hours of total darkness, and they can be spotted throughout this time so long as there aren’t clouds. Of course, because Iceland is so rural and sparsely populated, most of the country is without light pollution to allow for optimal viewing conditions.

When the lights do show, it is a magical, otherworldly sight. The vividness of their colours, the way in which they swirl and dance, and the backdrop of stars all make it so that none are left wondering why so many are eager to see them.

If you want to enshrine your memory of them, your guide is also an expert on northern lights photography. They will help you with your camera settings, and, if you have one, aid you in setting up your tripod. You need a long exposure time, thus a perfectly still lens, to be able to catch the auroras well on film. 

After a thorough hunt and a hopefully incredible show, your guide will return you to Reykjavík.

Do not miss this chance to witness the incredible aurora borealis. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Croatian, Slovenian
  • Highlights: South Iceland, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Northern Lights
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 21:30

Included:
  • Professional, friendly Guide

  • Transfer

  • Food, drinks


What to bring:
  • Warm, waterproof clothes

  • Cameras (with a tripod if possible)


Good to know:

If you do not see the Northern Lights on your first try or your tour is cancelled, you will be allowed to try again for free.



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