Private 3-Hour Northern Lights Hunting Tour with Refreshments from Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland
3 hours
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Witness the breathtaking beauty of the elusive aurora borealis by joining this private northern lights hunting from Akureyri. If you want to see one of the highlights of the Icelandic winter with the help of a private guide, don't miss this excellent opportunity.

This exciting three-hour adventure starts with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation in Akureyri or the airport. You'll meet your local tour guide here, an expert in finding the best locations to spot the northern lights.

To ensure a more comfortable and convenient trip, don't forget to wear weatherproof clothing with warm layers and suitable outdoor shoes. The adventure takes you to the countryside, so temperatures can get very low and cold. Likewise, don't forget to bring a camera to capture a memento of the experience.

The northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, are a natural phenomenon in Iceland during winter. The lights can vary in color from green to purple, pink, red, and yellow, appearing in various shapes like ribbons, arcs, or curtains dancing across the sky.

The guide will take you to Akureyri's outskirts on board a private vehicle with spacious seats and free Wi-Fi. Away from city lights, your group has a better chance of spotting the magical glow of the northern polar region. As you journey through the wilderness, the tour will stop at various locations to take in the beauty of the North Icelandic landscapes.

Once you find the perfect spot, the group will settle in and wait for the lights to appear in the starry skies. Although the aurora borealis are notoriously unpredictable, your guides will monitor weather conditions and use their expertise to ensure the best chance of spotting them.

With the right weather conditions and a bit of luck, you don't have to wait long to see the highlight of your trip. When the lights appear, don't forget to take photos as you admire them, as they usually only last a few minutes. The guide will happily assist you if you need assistance capturing the northern lights.

Since this is a private tour, your group will be the only participants during the trip. You can ask the guides questions as they explain the science and traditional Icelandic stories behind the phenomenon. In addition, they will serve complimentary hot chocolate and doughnuts to keep you warm.

Please note that although Iceland is one of the best places to see the aurora borealis, sighting it during your tour isn't guaranteed. It remains a natural phenomenon that requires the right weather and sky conditions.

After a successful northern lights hunting, you will head back to your accommodation in Akureyri, signaling the end of this tour.

Don't miss this excellent opportunity to see the beautiful aurora borealis of Iceland on this private northern lights hunting from Akureyri. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfer from Akureyri
English-speaking guide
Hot chocolate and twisted doughnuts
Free Wi-Fi on board vehicle
Private tour experience



Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Winter gloves, hat, and scarf
Comfortable closed shoes

Good to know

- Sighting the northern lights during your tour is not guaranteed as they are natural phenomena.

- This experience requires good weather and road conditions. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a full refund or a different date.

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