Northern Lights Hunt from Akureyri

Escaping the light pollution of Iceland's cities and townships provides for a clearer display of the Northern Lights.
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Summary

Tour starts
Akureyri
Duration
3 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age
3 years old

Description

Hunt for the Northern Lights in their prime location, North Iceland, on this winter tour from Akureyri. If you're staying in this part of the country and wish to have a guided experience enjoying the mystic appeal of the Aurora, this is the tour for you.

You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and taken outside town limits to the beautiful countryside in the fullness of night. This is to provide you with the best possible conditions to view the Northern Lights, which is darkness and clear skies.

Akureyri is in the far north of Iceland, making the winters there darker and longer than in the capital region of South Iceland. Akureyri is also a much smaller city, so you won't need to drive as far out into the night to escape the town's light pollution.

For centuries, viewers of these magical lights have tried to explain what they were, before realised as particles from solar winds reacting with gases in the atmosphere. Some cultures believed that they were messages from the dearly departed or the godly fires of the creator up in the sky.

Winters in the North are often heavy with snow and ice, so you might not want to drive out yourself in search of the Aurora Borealis. You can let your experienced local driver and guide do that for you, guaranteeing you a safe and pleasant journey. 

It may be best, as well, to bring your camera for a keepsake of this unforgettable experience, and a thermos of something warm to ward off the chill as you search the night skies, for veils of glimmering light flashing between the stars.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of an unbelievable display of colour, light and texture on a cold, dark night, like something out of a fairytale, and join this popular winter adventure of hunting for the Aurora. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

English guide
Transportation

Activities

Sightseeing
Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Camera
Warm clothing
Good walking shoes

Good to know

Changes to itinerary and cancellations are notified only via email.

The lights are a natural phenomenon and beyond our control. They are visible in Iceland from September through April but visibility is subject to light activity and cloud coverage.

We cannot guarantee sightings even if the tour is operatedIn case of no sighting of the Northern Lights we offer our customers a complimentary second departure on the following evening or next operated departure. Confirmed reservation is necessary for the complimentary tour.

Due to weather or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation

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