Northern Lights Hunt & Telescope Stargazing

Bask in the glow of the Northern Lights on this spectacular aurora hunting tour from Reykjavík, where you’ll be whisked away from the crowds for an authentic stargazing experience in Iceland. If seeing these celestial wonders with your own eyes is on your bucket list, secure your spot on now for an unforgettable excursion.

Your late-night adventure begins with a pickup in the capital city of Reykjavík, where you will meet your local guide and the rest of your small group. This tour is small-scaled and designed to be an intimate and personal experience, as to provide you with a memorable and authentic winter adventure in Iceland.

Get ready to leave the bright city lights behind and trail off the beaten path, as your guide will use the aurora forecast to find the most ideal location to experience the Northern Lights in the serenity of nature.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings are never wholly guaranteed, but with knowledge of solar storm occurrences and the search for clear-skied nights, every effort is made to provide you with the best sighting chances possible. If the lights decide to be shy, don't worry, you can try on another night.

The tour includes the using of a powerful telescope with which you can explore the stars and galaxies of the night sky during your aurora hunt. With a bit of luck and planning, you might also witness rare and wondrous astrological events such as meteor showers or a lunar eclipse.

Be prepared to spend a few hours out in nature with your travel companions and telescope, during which you will enjoy a complimentary scone and hot chocolate to warm your bones in the cold winter night.

Your adventure concludes with a drive back to Reykjavík City, where you can hopefully go through all your wonderful new photos of the Aurora Borealis. Book this excursion now for the ultimate Northern Lights experience. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Reykjavík
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 20:00, 21:00

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:
  • Pickup & transportation

  • Hot Chocolate & Kleina

  • Stargazing Telescope

  • Heat Pads (optional extra)

  • Dinner


What to bring:
  • Warm clothing with layers

  • Winter hat and gloves/mittens

  • Camera


Good to know:

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this tour is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weather allows.

This is a small-group experience with minimum 2 and maximum 16 passengers.

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible.



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