The Northern Lights Tour from Akureyri

Join this tour from Akureyri in North Iceland to go and explore the dark, frozen winter night in search of the auroras. Akureyri is in the far north of Iceland, making the winters there darker and longer than in the south of Iceland, near Reykjavík. Akureyri is also a much smaller city, so you won't need to drive far out into the night to escape the town's light pollution.

You’ll be picked up at your accommodation and taken outside the side to the beautiful countryside in the fullness of night, so you can get the best possible conditions to view the Northern Lights: dark and clear.

For centuries, viewers of these magical lights have tried to explain what they were (before they were explained as particles from solar winds reacting with gases in the atmosphere during the modern era, of course). Some cultures believed that they were messages from the dearly departed, or the fires of a creator god up in the sky.

Winters in the north are often heavy with snow and ice, so you might not want to drive out yourself in search of the Aurora Borealis. You can let your experienced driver and guide do that for you. You have a chance to be a part of an unbelievable display of colour, light and texture on a cold, dark night, like something out of a fairytale.

It may be best, as well, to bring your camera for a keepsake from this unforgettable experience, and a thermos of something warm to ward off the chill as you search the night skies for glimmers of light flashing between the stars.

Don't miss your chance to join this popular winter pastime of hunting for the Aurora! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 21:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Pick-up starts 30 minutes before tour departure. 

  • Fully guided tour

  • Transport

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Warm clothing

  • Good walking shoes

Good to know:

● Changes to itinerary and cancellations are notified only via email

● Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour

● The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and beyond our control. They are visible in Iceland from September through April but visibility is subject to Northern Lights activity and cloud coverage

● We cannot guarantee sightings even if the tour is operated

● If your tour guide confirms that no Northern Lights were seen we will invite you on a complimentary Northern Light Tour, on the following departure from Akureyri. Please contact our sales team the day after your tour via email or call us at +354 558-8888 to confirm a seat on the next available tour. Be sure to contact before 15:00 so we can reserve your seat.

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