Northern Lights & Stargazing Tour
Search for the rare and elusive northern lights (Aurora Borealis) in the skies around Reykjavík on this all time winter bestseller! For many, seeing the Northern Lights is the reason to travel to our northern island in winter. They are mesmerizing, and a sight that will not be forgotten.
It is simple, nothing says “Icelandic Winter” like the idea of hunting for the Aurora Borealis. Created by solar storms originating from the sun, the Northern Lights need clear winter skies to be seen.
The expert operational team has decades of experience analysing weather patterns. We will review, each and everyday, the cloud forecast and the northern lights forecast in detail. We will not venture out in search of them unless we think we have good chance. This means we have a high success ratio.
All our northern lights tours are guided by one of our specially trained northern lights guides, they are both knowledgeable and helpful and will even give you tips on how to take photos of the night sky and of aurora. We offer free use of camera tripods (a must to take northern lights photos), we only have a few so if you own a tripod be sure to bring it along.
Every guide brings along an astronomical telescope for you to try out. Look for the stars and astronomy signs in sky using the provided star map and see the space that surrounds in a new way.
To search for the Auroras you need to stand outside in the Icelandic winter and you need to dress very warmly.
PRICING & VALIDITY
Tour costs £44 for Adults and half price for 12-15 year olds. Children under 12 travel for free
The tour duration is around 3 hours but can be longer depending on how far we have to travel from Reykjavik and includes English speaking guide. This tour depends on weather conditions and sightings are not guaranteed. If you do not see the lights you can take the tour again free of charge. Remember to dress warm.
The tour operates from 15 August to 25 April at the following times;
- 15-24 August & 15-25 August at 2230
- 25 August to 30 September & 15 March to 14 April at 2200
- 01 October to 14 March at 2000 & 2100