Come along on a Northern Lights mystery tour. Iceland’s location near the Arctic circle means it’s a prime location for spotting the elusive Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. Those visiting between late August and April, when the nights are dark, should not miss the opportunity to catch their colourful show.
The best way to see the Northern Lights is on a guided tour, as you need both darkness and clear skies. Expert guides are trained to read the heavens, to find where and when your best chances are to spot the beautiful auroras.
On this tour, you'll meet with your guides on location in Reykjavík and get driven to the darkened countryside by a trained expert. Not only will they hunt down the best place to see the dancing lights, but they will also explain the scientific reasons behind the Aurora Borealis and provide fun and informative commentary.
Once you reach your destination for the evening, you'll look up at the dark country sky to see the elusive green, white and pink lights, swirling through the air like a dancer.
Remember to dress in warm clothes as you'll be out in the wild Icelandic nature during the wintertime and it can get pretty cold.
Where you go and how long you'll be on the tour differs each night as this all depends on where the best odds of seeing the Northern Lights are. Guides will look at cloud coverage and weather conditions as these are the biggest factors in choosing that evening's destination.
As the lights are a natural phenomenon, sightings can never be guaranteed. If they don't show up during your trip, don't worry! You can join the tour another night free of charge.
So zip up your jacket, put on a hat and join this tour. Book now to secure your spot. Check availability by choosing a date.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weather allows. If you do not see them, you can reschedule for another night.
You can request a Mandarin-speaking guide for this tour