Hunting The Aurora | Northern Lights Sightseeing Tour

Hunting The Aurora | Northern Lights Sightseeing Tour
Your guides will show you the best camera settings to photograph the lights yourself.
Northern Lights often appears as Number 1 on people's bucket lists.
Even if the Northern Lights don't appear, you'll be sure to hear about the stars and ancient Norse legends.
Northern Lights need a clear night in order to appear.
Northern Lights appear and dance in a variety of colours; green, yellow, red, purple and orange.
You guide will be eager to share with you the science behind the Northern Lights.

See the glowing majesty of the Aurora Borealis first hand with this fantastic Northern Lights hunting tour. This is the perfect tour opportunity for travellers looking to see the Northern Lights untarnished by light pollution, as well as those hoping to tick this incredible natural phenomenon off their bucket list. 

During winter months the Northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, will often appear in the night sky—though there is no guaranteeing exactly when, where and how strong they will be. Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see this incredible phenomenon, so joining a certified tour such as this greatly ups your chances of catching them. 

Each time they appear, they dance differently and in ever-changing colours. Most of the time, they appear as green—depending on the atmospheric conditions, they also may show up as purple, pink, red, white and blue.

Your professional local guide will, throughout the experience, provide you with enlightening entertainment along the way as well as fun and educational facts about the Northern Lights, the South region and everything in between!

The hunt is about three hours long, during which time, you and your group will follow gaps in the clouds, ever hunting for the clearest sky and the finest views. This includes a stop for some light snacks en route.

If the conditions are not favourable, the tour will be postponed until conditions improve.

Join this tour for a fun and exciting Northern Lights Hunt and marvel at the beauty of the sky when the Aurora Borealis descends from the canopy of stars above! Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: South Iceland
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 20:30.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
Southcoast Adventure, Gljúfrabúi Waterfall, Road 249, South Iceland 861
  • Guided tour

  • Light snacks

  • Transport

  • Certified Guide

  • Lunch and Dinner

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Headwear and gloves

  • Good shoes are recommended

Good to know:

1. Pick up/drop off, Hvolsvöllur/Hella area = FREE (Pick up can start up to 30 minutes prior to tour departure*)

2. Pick up/drop off, Selfoss/Vík area = 5.000 ISK pp each way (Pick up can start 1 hour prior to tour departure*)

3. Pick up/drop off, Reykjavík = 10.000 ISK pp each way (Pick up starts up to 2 hours prior to tour departure*)

*Please note that it can take us up to 30 minutes to arrive to your location.

Please contact us to organise pick up/drop off service. Otherwise meeting point will be at Gljúfrabúi base.

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Hunting The Aurora | Northern Lights Sightseeing Tour
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