Join a private tour guide and ride into the Icelandic night for a chance to witness the spectacle of the northern lights. Winter travelers should not miss an opportunity to view the stunning aurora borealis with their own eyes.
You’ll begin your evening in Reykjavik, where your guide will pick you up at your desired location. Departure time depends on the time of year. Then you’ll set off and journey outside the city to search for the best viewing spots around the area.
As you are the only guests on this private excursion, your guide can answer any questions you have without interruption.
Visibility is dependent on weather conditions and location, so your experienced driver will use their expertise to find the area with the best chance to see the lights. They will also use the local weather apps. Clear skies far away from any city lights are ideal, so expect to travel a little away from the city.
For example, you could end up on the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula, in Thingvellir National Park, or amongst the Blue Mountains. Ideally, your guide will choose a point with as few other guests as possible.
Because the viewing locations vary depending on the conditions, your experience will be unique. The tour will take 4 hours, and you will likely pass by and see Iceland’s other beautiful sights. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions about your surroundings and the aurora borealis.
Once you and your guide find the perfect spot, it’s time to settle in. Your guide will provide hot chocolate and biscuits while you sit back and enjoy the show. The northern lights commonly appear in radiant green, but stronger solar winds can sometimes display the lights in reds, purples, and blues.
The magic of the aurora borealis is it’s always a new experience every time, so your trip will always be unique and special. Once you finish soaking in the view, you can also take pictures to remember the experience before heading back to your dropoff destination. Your guide can help you with this.
The tour is dependent on the weather, so if the conditions aren’t ideal, it will not push through. If the tour does push through, but you’re unable to see the lights, you’re free to join the tour again another time, free of charge.
Seeing the northern lights is an experience that is sure to be both exciting and memorable, and it is something that you should not miss out on when you come to Iceland in winter. Embark on this adventure without other tourists crowding you by booking this private tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.