Northern Lights Tour in Iceland

See the glory of the northern lights in Iceland! A truly unforgettable experience! The tour takes you to see a spectacular phenomenon which can be seen from late August to mid-April. Choosing a guided tour increases your chances of seeing the northern lights in Iceland. This team of experts reviews and studies the weather, locations and aurora forecast on a daily basis to determine if the odds are in your favour.

How can I see the northern lights in Reykjavik?

Taking a tour with Reykjavik Excursions is one of your best bets to see this incredible natural phenomenon - when you book a tour with them, their team of experienced experts decide where the best location is each night, making sure that your chances of seeing the lights are as high as possible, and in the best location possible, away from the lights of the city.

The tour is weather dependent and sightings are not guaranteed. However, you will experience Icelandic nature during the night, the Milky Way, stars, moon, clouds and total darkness. If you don‘t see any northern lights during this tour, you are invited to join the tour again, free of charge.

What causes the northern lights in Iceland?

The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, come from the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the Magnetic Pole, causing the captivating luminous green and purple streaks across the skies that people travel all across the world to see. Because of the extreme dark of its winter, Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see it – between September and April, the people of Iceland can commonly see the amazing natural display.

There will be plenty of time to take photos, and therefore they recommend that you dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. They recommend three layers, a cap, gloves, warm socks, and a warm jacket. The guides are experts in the aurora, where to hunt them down and how to take pictures of the lights, so do not hesitate to ask them about the northern lights or for assistance with your photography! It can get pretty cold out there, so make sure you stop off to buy waffles and hot drinks on-site to keep yourself warm. Enjoy them while looking up into the incredible sky!

  • Tours last approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Adults – £38.22
  • Youth – £19.12
  • Children – FREE!

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