Small-Group 3-Hour Northern Lights Tour with Hot Drinks from Selfoss

The aurora borealis lights up the starry winter night sky and town lights reflect onto the water below.
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Tryggvaskáli, Tryggvatorg, Selfoss, Iceland
4 hours
All year
Minimum age


Witness an incredible winter phenomenon on this awe-inspiring three-hour northern lights tour with hot drinks from Selfoss. This northern lights hunt is perfect for travelers who want to see the aurora borealis and bright stars on a clear night in South Iceland. 

Your excursion begins at the Tryggvaskali Restaurant, the oldest house in Selfoss. Then, depending on the conditions, you’ll either walk or take a short bus ride to the night’s chosen aurora borealis viewing spot. 

The tour begins with your expert guide teaching you about the science and legend behind the aurora borealis. They’ll also give you information about what to expect on tonight’s tour and where you'll be traveling to see the northern lights. 

Your guide might only take you on a short walk from Tryggvaskali Restaurant to see the northern lights on very active nights. Or, you’ll take a bus for your northern lights hunt when you’re more likely to see the lights outside Selfoss. 

When you reach your destination, it’s time to bundle up in the blankets provided by your guide and sip on hot drinks as you wait for the aurora borealis to light up the dark winter night. Clear skies offer the best chance to see its vibrant colors.

Seeing the northern lights is one of the best ways to enjoy the nature of Iceland at its finest. Looking up at the star-filled sky and witnessing it light up in splashes of green and purple is an unforgettable experience high on the bucket list for any winter traveler in Iceland.

Summer is a beautiful time to visit Iceland, but you can’t see the aurora borealis as the sun doesn’t set at night. The time frame for northern lights viewing is from mid-September through mid-April, and your expert guides know the days with the best chance for you to see the lights in all their glory.

After your northern lights hunting excursion, you will return to your meeting point in Selfoss. If you weren’t able to see the northern lights on this tour, you will get the chance to join this excursion again on a different evening for free. 

Icelandic weather is unpredictable, so dress in warm layers and wear comfortable shoes. Bring a fully-charged phone or camera ready to take photos of your experience for lasting memories.

Don't miss the chance to see the nature of Iceland at its best on this memorable three-hour northern lights tour with hot drinks from Selfoss. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Small-group guided northern lights tour from Selfoss
Return bus trip if required to see the lights
Hot cocoa and blankets




Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Warm clothing suitable for a cold winter's night
Comfortable walking shoes

Good to know

You will take a short walk or a bus ride to see the lights. If you don't see the aurora borealis, you can try again on another night free of charge. The excursion lasts up to three hours.

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