Northern Lights from Myvatn | Private Super Jeep Tour

Over the smooth blankets of snow of north Iceland at night in winter, you have a great shot of seeing the Northern Lights.
Northern Lights swirl in the distance, as seen from the geothermal Námaskarð Pass.
A current of the aurora borealis reflects perfectly in the still waters of Lake Mývatn in winter.
The pseudo-craters of Mývatn in Iceland are beautiful in winter, and even more so under the Northern Lights.
The Northern Lights are a phenomenon that are better seen in north Iceland due to the longer hours of darkness.
A super jeep can allow you to reach untouched places in north Iceland around lake Mývatn.

Witness the Northern Lights in north Iceland far from the crowds with this private super jeep tour. This excursion should suit those staying in the Lake Mývatn region in winter.

The tour begins when you are picked up from your Mývatn accommodation; if you are staying in Akureyri or Húsavík, you can organise a lift from here for an additional price. Once your private group is all on board, you will set off on your adventure.

Where you go depends entirely on where the lights are showing. Aside from the two aforementioned towns, north Iceland is sparsely populated with many rural areas of complete darkness, perfect for prime viewing. Of course, however, it is not just darkness required to see the northern lights; you also need a clear sky, which you guide will be seeking by avoiding the cloud cover. 

Thankfully, the north has beautiful locations to view the lights from all across its expanse, so no matter where you head to, you are sure to have an incredible viewing experience. As the tour is conducted in a super jeep, you will be able to reach places over rivers, or up mountain passes, that larger buses cannot. This allows you to watch the auroras in peace, with no one but the people you have chosen.

Watching the northern lights is one of the most magical experiences possible in Iceland. You have, however, chosen the best place in the country to do it; the further north you go, the longer the hours of darkness, so the higher chance you have of a sighting.

If you are not lucky enough to spot them, or if the tour is cancelled as it seems like a sighting would be unlikely, you will get to rearrange another tour for another night.

Don’t miss this chance to watch the aurora borealis from the Lake Mývatn region in north Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Apr.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Danish
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Skútustaðagígar, Hverfell
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 21:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. 

  • Pickup in the Myvatn area

  • Driver/guide

  • Super Jeep

  • Water bottle

  • Pick up outside Myvatn area

What to bring:
  • Warm, waterproof clothing

  • Camera

Good to know:

This tour does not leave town if weather conditions are not right and will instead be rescheduled for another night. It is highly recommended to book the tour on the first night(s) of your stay in Iceland to maximise the chance of catching the lights. Pickup from Akureyri or Húsavík is available for extra fee.

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Northern Lights from Myvatn | Private Super Jeep Tour

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