Small-Group Northern Lights Hunt in Minibus from Akureyri

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Hótel Kea by Keahotels, Hafnarstræti, Akureyri, Iceland
2,5 hours
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age
3 years old


Marvel over the arctic wonder of the Northern Lights in a comfortable, small-group setting with this fantastic guided tour from Akureyri. All winter travelers to North Iceland eager to witness the country’s most extraordinary phenomenon will love their experience on this excursion.

You’ll begin this trip in the evening when the sun has started to set, and the auroras can start to emerge. Your friendly guide will pick you and a maximum of 15 other guests up from the capital of the North before whisking you out into the nearby nature. 

All you need for a perfect viewing is to find a clear part of the sky away from artificial lights, which your guide will be able to find using their local knowledge and the help of modern apps. As such, they may take you to a range of spectacular nearby locations such as Goðafoss waterfall and the breathtaking Tröllaskagi Peninsula. Furthermore, they’ll be able to answer any questions you have about your surroundings or the aurora borealis.

You will find a stop somewhere without many other travelers to ensure you have a more personalized experience, where you’ll disembark and let your eyes adjust to the sky. When the auroras begin to appear, you’ll be instantly mesmerized by their vivid coloration and ethereal beauty.

You are most likely to see greens most prominently dancing, swirling, and cascading from a canopy of stars. If the display is particularly strong, you’ll also see purple, red, and blue shades. As you stare at the show above, your guide will provide you with hot chocolate to keep you warm, as well as traditional Icelandic kleina donuts.

They can also help you with your camera settings to help you get some incredible images of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

After what is hopefully a magnificent display, you’ll return to the comfort of your minibus for the journey back to the capital. If you don’t see the auroras, you’ll be able to join this tour again until you do.

Enjoy the beauty of the northern lights in Iceland with this small-group tour from Akureyri. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Warm clothing
Gloves and hats

Good to know

The Northern Lights tour is dependent on the weather and sky conditions; if cancelled, you'll be able to reschedule or receive a refund. If the evening tour goes ahead and the Northern Lights are not seen, the trip will be offered again for free.

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