Small Group Northern Lights Tour With Transfer From Akureyri

Green northern lights showing over waterfall in Iceland.
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Akureyri, Iceland
2,5 hours
Sep. - Apr.
Minimum age
10 years old


Join an expert local guide on an exciting hunt for the famous northern lights in northern Iceland from the town of Akureyri! Book this incredible two to three-hour tour to discover the natural phenomenon of the aurora borealis.

On this top-rated tour, you'll be picked up from your accommodation in Akureyri and dropped off there again once the tour has finished. Your driver will take you out of town and into the countryside to find the best spot to view the northern lights. 

Far away from the bright lights of the town, you have a great chance to enjoy the northern lights more brightly in all of their colorful beauty. These gems of the high north can shine bright in shades of green, red, yellow, blue, and violet on the lucky chasers who find them. Each experience is unique, memorable, and the definition of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

The landscapes around Akureyri make for some fantastic backdrops to the show of the northern lights. You can see the phenomenon occurring over Eyjafjordur fjord, the famous waterfall of Godafoss, or even at one of the unique geothermal areas like Namaskard Pass.

Your knowledgeable local guide will share Icelandic tales and stories during the journey on this magical tour. The tour also includes delicious hot chocolate to keep you warm (weather dependent). 

You'll have a chance to buy professional photographs of your night taken by your guide so you can admire the lights without feeling pressure to get amazing photos yourself. Your guide can also help you configure your camera or phone settings to obtain better images and will give you tips and tricks to get the best northern lights pictures possible.

This small-group tour has a maximum of 19 passengers and is conducted in a minibus, so you'll have ample opportunity to ask any questions.

Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, and there is no guarantee that you will see them during the tour. However, your guides have excellent knowledge of where you will have the best chance of seeing them and will take you there. They will also use weather apps and communicate with other tour guides to help you in the hunt.

If you don't see any northern lights, you will be offered a complimentary trip to try to see them again at your next convenience.

Book now to enjoy the natural beauty of one of earth's most beautiful attractions, the northern lights, from one of the best places to see them in the world. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert local tour guide
Hot chocolate (weather dependent)
Transport in a small group minibus (max 19 people)
Pick up and drop off from your hotel in Akureyri



Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Additional layers
Camera (tripod recommended)

Good to know

If you don't see the northern lights on your trip, and this is confirmed by your guide, you will be able to join the tour on the next day for free, if there is one on this day.

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