Private 3-Hour Northern Lights Hunting and Super Jeep Tour in East Iceland from Egilsstadir

The northern lights look more breathtaking with a snowy landscape setting in East Iceland.
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Egilsstaðir tjaldsvæði, Egilsstadir, Iceland
3 hours
English, Icelandic
Oct. - Dec.
Minimum age


Witness the mesmerizing dance of the northern lights in the remote and enchanting landscapes of East Iceland on this private super jeep tour from Egilsstadir. With an experienced local guide and a super jeep built for conquering winter's challenges, this three-hour adventure offers a unique opportunity to see one of nature's most breathtaking displays.

Your adventure begins in Egilsstadir, the vibrant capital of East Iceland and the perfect starting point for an aurora borealis journey. You can request any evening departure time, as this tour will be exclusive to your group.

This region's remote location, with only a few settlements scattered across vast expanses of untouched wilderness, makes it one of the best areas to hunt for the elusive northern lights.

Before hopping on the trip, make sure to dress warmly for a more comfortable northern lights hunting experience. Consider wearing a weatherproof jacket and thermal layers to protect yourself against the cold winter season.

Onboard a spacious super jeep, you'll venture away from Egilsstadir into the wilderness of East Iceland. The super jeep is your ticket to reaching more locations and off-the-beaten paths, where the northern lights reveal their enchanting magic undisturbed.

The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are a celestial spectacle that has captivated the hearts and minds of people for centuries. These luminous displays are caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with the Earth's atmosphere, creating breathtaking colors and shapes that dance across the night sky.

The most common colors you may witness include shades of green and pink, but on rare occasions, the lights can take on red, yellow, blue, and purple hues. The shapes and patterns are equally diverse, ranging from shimmering curtains to swirling spirals and rays.

With favorable weather and sky conditions, you don't have to wait long to see the colorful lights. Once you get an excellent vantage point, don't forget to take photos and videos as you admire the lights because they don't last very long.

While enjoying the views, your local guide will entertain you with exciting information about the northern lights. They will delve into the science and folklore behind the lights, sharing captivating tales and revealing their secrets.

Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, and their appearance cannot be guaranteed. However, the advantage of a private tour is the flexibility it offers.

If the forecast is unfavorable, the tour operator will contact you a few hours before departure, allowing you to reschedule or receive a refund. This ensures you have the best chance of witnessing the northern lights during their most active moments.

After a successful hunt for the northern lights, the guide will drive you back to Egilsstadir, where this tour ends.

Embark on this private super jeep tour in East Iceland, where the remote landscapes and dark skies provide an unparalleled setting for witnessing the northern lights. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Super jeep transfer from Egilsstadir
English-speaking guide
Bottled water
Private tour experience (maximum of four participants)


Super Jeep
Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Warm and weatherproof clothing with layers
Comfortable closed shoes
Winter gloves, hat, and scarf

Good to know

Sighting the northern lights during your tour is not guaranteed. The tour operator will contact you a few hours before departure in case of an unfavorable weather forecast, where you can opt for a new schedule or a full refund.

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