Private Northern Lights Hunt | Personal experience

Private Northern Lights Hunt | Personal experience
Búðir church, in west Iceland, under a blaze of green northern lights.
Lava-rugged terrain on a winter's night, with the aurora dancing above.
Unique blue and purple northern lights over Kleifarvatn lake, Reykjanes, Iceland.
Skógafoss waterfall on Iceland's south coast, touched by northern lights in winter.
The Aurora are formed by electricity in the stratosphere, that is then charged by solar winds, giving an incredible lights display.
A wide ribbon of green northern lights above Þingvellir national park.

Get ready for the most extraordinary sightings Iceland has to offer.  Join us on a journey you will remember for the rest of your life, - join us on the hunt of a lifetime.

The skies in the northern hemisphere tend to produce those beautiful green, purple, white, red and yellow lights known as the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. This happens with some help from the sun of course, where the solar winds play a big part.

The Aurora Borealis, sometimes known as the polar lights, travel at a speed of up to 8 million km/h (1 million mph). The most known colour of these beautiful lights is green, but they do offer a wider spread of colours, such as yellow, pink, red, purple and white. Quite a spectacular sight.

The best time to see these green dancing lights in the sky is in the evening, so we depart quite late. The tour will begin at the pickup location of your choice in the capital area where we embark on the Northern Lights Hunt. If you are outside the capital, don't worry! We offer pick up there as well for a small fee. You can add that option to your tour upon booking.

You can also choose from several pickup times. If you are travelling with children, we do recommend the earlier timeslots, as the later departures can be hard on the youngest participants.

We will follow the weather conditions surrounding the departure time and pick the route to be driven according to the best possibility of Northern Lights sightings. We will chase clear sky and stick to areas where we have confirmed levels of activity, in correlation with the Icelandic Met Office.

Since the Northern Lights hunt is a winter activity, we suggest you dress according to weather. It can get quite cold in Iceland, especially at night. Nice, warm winter clothes and good shoes are a must since the best sightings are outside of the car. We will stop along the route, so you get to enjoy the lights and the beautiful nature of Iceland.  

We offer all our client’s high standard and professionalism, and we strive to make your journey in Iceland a dream come true. So don't hesitate, come with us on an astonishing adventure to hunt the Northern Lights. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Krýsuvík, Hellisheiði, Bláfjöll, Hafnarfjörður, Grindavík, Kleifarvatn, Northern Lights, Mosfellsdalur, Grænavatn, Seltún Geothermal Area, Þrengsli and Þrengslavegur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00.

Please be on your designated pick up location in good time for tour start.

  • Guided Northern Lights Hunt

  • Stops along the route where the Northern lights are visible

  • Food and beverages along the route

  • Stops at restaurants or cafe along the route

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

Good to know:

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and we cannot guarantee a sighting. We will however follow the Northern lights forecast and decide the best route for each tour, to maximize the possibility of a sighting. If the weather conditions are bad we will inform you before the departure and offer you to change the date of the tour.

If your group is larger than three people, please choose the option of a larger vehicle, so we can accommodate you with ease, and ensure a comfortable experience.

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