Beer Spa and Northern Lights Hunting from Akureyri

Beer Spa and Northern Lights Hunting from Akureyri
The Beer Spa also boasts an outdoor hot pool with incredible views of the nearby fjord.
The Beer Spa is one of the most relaxing establishments in North Iceland.
Seeing the Northern Lights is often the number one holiday memory for those visiting Iceland.
A faint glimmer of the Northern Lights appearing as the sun sets over North Iceland.
The Northern Lights will most often appear in green, though they are known to also appear as pink, red and yellow as they intensify.
The Northern Lights can be tricky to photograph. Thankfully, your guide will provide you with handy tips and advice in order to ensure your snapshot's quality.

Join this unique tour combing a relaxing stop at Iceland’s acclaimed Beer Spa, before taking to the wilds of the North to hunt down the beautiful, but elusive Northern Lights. This combination is a great balance for those visitors looking to spend some time partaking in Iceland’s cultural scene and indulging in this island’s phenomenal nature. 

To begin, your guide will pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse in Akureyri and drive north towards Árskógssandur village, where the Beer Spa is situated. Quickly, you’ll realise a comfortable visit to the Beer Spa is just what the doctor ordered… you’ll lie back in a bathtub filled with beer, water, hops and yeast, a combination that works wonders for your skin (it is recommended that you don't wash until a few hours later). 

Beside your tub is a beer tap, meaning that you’re free to also enjoy sipping a beer while you soak in the bathtub. You can choose between having a single bath—perfect for the solitary traveller—or, alternatively, enjoy your bath with your partner or a friend. After 25 minutes in the tub, you’ll move over to the relaxation room where you can lay down on a bench, cooling down and relaxing for another 25 minutes. 

During this time, you can also pay a visit to the outdoor hot tub where, again, you soothe your body in the hot bubbles with a tasty beer—they don’t it call the Beer Spa for nothing! To complement the experience further, it is also worth noting that the view from the outdoor tubs is amazing, stretching over the picturesque fjord of Eyjafjörður.

That evening, you can have dinner at Beer Spa’s restaurant where they serve the fresh catch of the day and other delicious dishes. When everyone has had their fill at the restaurant, you and your guide will take to the second half of this exciting; hunting the Northern Lights.

The Northern Lights are notoriously difficult to predict, but partaking in a Northern Lights tour with a professional operator greatly increases your chances of seeing them. This is due to the long-time experience of Icelandic Northern Lights hunters; they know the best spots, the best conditions and the best possible opportunities. 

The dancing Aurora Borealis is a sight to be remembered for the rest of your lives. Dancing in a vivid array of green, yellow and red shades, you will immediately understand just why the Aurora Borealis is so revered; stretching across the sky, the aurora resembles ancient spirits shifting beneath the starlight. After a few hours of Northern Lights Hunting and stargazing, your guide will drop you off at your hotel or guesthouse.

So don’t miss out! Make sure to reserve your place on this brilliant Beer Spa and Northern Lights hunting trip from Iceland’s capital of the north, Akureyri. Check availability by choosing a date.   

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Danish
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Akureyri, Eyjafjörður, Árskógssandur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 16:00.

Please be ready to be picked up 30 minutes before departure.

  • Pickup and drop off in Akureyri

  • Comfortable ride in a jeep or a mini van

  • Local guide/driver

  • Admission to the Beer Spa (Optional)

  • Bottled Water

  • Dinner at the Beer Spa restaurant

What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

  • Warm socks

  • Clothing and outerwear suitable for cold, outdoor weather

  • Bathing suit for the Beer Spa

  • Towel

  • Your Camera/Tripod

Good to know:

Your safety is the first priority, thus the itinerary might be altered due to bad weather or road conditions, the duration of the tour might extend or the operator may have to cancel the tour if weather or other conditions are not in your favour. This tour does not leave town if weather conditions are not right and is, instead, rescheduled for another night.

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Beer Spa and Northern Lights Hunting from Akureyri
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