Hunting The Aurora | Northern Lights Small-Group Tour

Hunting The Aurora | Northern Lights Small-Group Tour
Seeing the Northern Lights is one of the most memorable experiences open to you in Iceland.
Northern Lights shimmer and dance in a variety of bright colours.
Ancient Icelanders used to believe the Northern Lights were their spirit ancestors, dancing in the heavens.
The aurora only occurs near high latitude regions (the Arctic and Antarctic).
Northern Lights operators are the height of knowledge when it comes to locating the best sightseeing spots.
The Northern Lights over Gullfoss waterfall.

Don't miss your opportunity to experience the majestic Aurora Borealis with this fantastic Northern Lights hunting tour, small groups guaranteed! This is the perfect activity for those guests to Iceland looking to observe one of this country's most famous phenomena in an intimate and personal group size.

Iceland is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. One of the reasons for that (among many) is that Reykjavík is the only capital in the world from where they can be enjoyed, making them easily accessible to Iceland's visitors. Saying that, the best way to enjoy the Northen Lights is without light pollution—on this Northern Lights tour, you will be driven to the darkest spots, thus greatly heightening your chances of seeing the Lights at their strongest.

The Northern Lights are natural phenomena, notoriously elusive and difficult to predict. They exist because of solar winds that hit the magnetic field of the planet; the ionisation of the charged particles emits light of various colours, from white to pink or purple. The strength of the lights then depends on the solar activity.

In Iceland, the Northern Lights can be enjoyed from approximately late August until late April the next year—in other words, the dark winter months. After pickup, the exact location from where you will be observing the Lights is left up to the discretion of your driver, taking into account weather and time conditions. Guests will usually enjoy this spectacle are usually back in Reykjavík shortly after midnight.

Because of the Northern Light's elusiveness, the trip may be cancelled due to bad weather. If this is the case, or you do not see the lights during your trip, you are invited back on the tour at the next opportunity.

So what are you waiting for? Hurry now and you too can stand in awe under the Aurora with this small group Northern Lights hunting tour from Reykjavík. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Icelandic, Danish, Portuguese
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Reykjanes, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 20:30.

Pick up starts at 8:30 PM or you can meet us at Harpa Opera house at 8.50 PM. Please be at your pickup location at 8:30 PM. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Pick Up / Drop Off in Reykjavík

  • Transportation

  • Northern Lights Guide

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm Clothes

  • Rain/Windproof Gear

  • Hiking Boots

  • Your Camera

  • Snacks and Drinks

Good to know:

The Northern Lights cannot be guaranteed, and this tour will not leave if conditions are not suited. If the tour is cancelled, or you do not see the Northern Lights on your trip, you will be put onto the next available tour without extra charge.

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Hunting The Aurora | Northern Lights Small-Group Tour
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