Breathtaking 2.5-Hour Northern Lights Hunting Tour from Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland
2,5 hours
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age


Cross a bucket-list experience in Iceland and join a northern lights hunting tour from Akureyri. Nature lovers and those who’d like to make the most of their winter holidays in Iceland should not miss this northern lights hunting tour. 

The tour begins in a hotel or at the harbor of Akureyri, also known as the capital of the North. You’ll meet your English-speaking guide, who will assist you throughout this North Iceland tour and give you all the information you need. 

Since this is a northern lights tour, you’ll be exploring the winter skies at night, and the weather can be cold. Make sure to wear warm and layered clothing, a scarf, wool socks, or boots to make yourself comfortable throughout the tour. Moreover, since food is not included in this North Iceland package, you can bring snacks and a water bottle. 

Once you and your group are ready, you’ll drive away from the city lights of Akureyri into the dark and beautiful nature surrounding it. While waiting for the lights to show up, enjoy the stars and the stunning night views surrounding Akureyri.

You can also enjoy a cup of warm drink prepared by your guide, which can help get you through the cold night of Iceland. 

The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, result from the sun particles entering the earth and interacting with its magnetic field. The result is fantastic and magical-looking colored lights decorating the winter skies.

The most common color of the aurora borealis is green, but sometimes, there are other colors like purple, pink, orange, and even blue. 

The darker it is, the easier it is to see the vibrant colors of the aurora borealis. That’s why northern lights tours happen outside the city lights, the vibrance of which can hinder your view of the aurora. 

Since this is a natural phenomenon that depends on the weather, you may not see the northern lights during your booked night. Fortunately, if you don’t see one during your tour, you can return the next evening and go northern light hunting again without any charge. 

The tour ends after you see the northern lights. You can take a picture of the aurora borealis yourself or ask your guide to take a picture of you with the lights in the background. 

Discover one of the best of Iceland when you go on this two-and-a-half-hour northern lights hunting tour from Akureyri. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Hotel and harbor pickup from Akureyri
English-speaking guide
Small group tour (maximum of 15)



Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Warm and layered clothes
Water bottle
Hats and gloves
Good scarf or a neck gaiter
Wool socks
Thick jacket or coat
Good quality shoes or boots

Good to know

- Those who cancel the tour at least 24 hours before departure can get a full refund.

- In case you did not see the northern lights on your booked tour, you can return the next evening and try again for free.

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