Northern Lights Minibus Tour in Southwest Iceland

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Oct. - Apr.

Come along on this affordable guided tour to hunt for the magical Northern Lights.

Get away from the bright city lights and venture into the darkened countryside of southwest Iceland to witness the celestial display that is the Aurora Borealis. Those travelling in the winter months should not let this exceptional opportunity pass them by.

You’ll be picked up in Reykjavik in the evening and driven out of the city into the Icelandic countryside where you’ll start your adventure, chasing the Northern Lights.

The best conditions for witnessing the spectacular auroras is darkness and clear skies, and on your journey, an expert guide will seek out gaps in the clouds and signs of these elusive lights. They will also throw in a few interesting facts about the Northern Lights, as well as entertaining tales from their bottomless well of knowledge.

Once a good spot is found, you’ll exit the cosy bus and go out into the frosty winter air, so remember to dress well so you can comfortably enjoy the magic of the lights. However, if your choice of thick coat and woolly socks isn’t enough, you can ask your guide for a blanket to keep you warm as you watch the sky light up with the green, white and pink hues of the Aurora Borealis.

The Northern Lights appear as a result of particles from solar winds entering the earth’s magnetic field. As you watch these lights expand and contract in all direction, moving like dancers above, you might think that they are more than just particles—that they are a living, breathing presence in the sky. Much folklore is based upon the aurora borealis, and as you watch for yourself, you begin to understand why.

You will have the opportunity to have your photo taken with the backdrop of the Northern Lights flickering above you. After the tour, you can find the picture on Facebook or have the guides send it to your e-mail address.

So don’t hesitate! Breathe in the arctic air and witness the spectacular Northern Lights, surrounded by nothing but the wild Icelandic nature.

Book now to secure your spot on this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.


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Northern lights hunting


Northern Lights

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Pickup begins at 20:00. Be ready for in time for pickup.

See pickup timetable underneath:

Pickup time 21:00-21:30 August 23. – September 30.

Pickup time 20:00-20:30 October 1. – March 14.

Pickup time 21:00-21:30 March 15. – April 22.

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Þórgrímur Ómar Unason

Þórgrímur Ómar Unason

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