Join us for a trip into the cold night of the Icelandic winter as we search for a chance to witness the elusive northern lights, a breathtaking display of just how mysterious nature can be!
The Aurora Borealis, known commonly as the Northern Lights, is a naturally occurring light display that is commonly seen in high latitude locations. They have captured the imaginations of people throughout our entire history and have a number of stories and meanings associated with them.
These ethereal lights are formed when solar winds agitate the magnetic field of the earth, Ionizing the particles and causing them to give off light which we see in the form of the wispy bands of color across the night sky.
The auroras can form in a variety of colors depending on the altitude of the particles when they become ionized.
When we call these tours a "hunt" for the northern lights we really mean it. These displays can be difficult to pin down but thankfully we have northern lights specialists on our team who read the weather data throughout the day! Their knowledge mixed with our team in the field looking for early signs of the lights and a little visit from lady luck allow us to get you to where the lights are likely to be and hopefully get you a great sighting.
For those nights however where we are not so lucky we do offer you a chance to reschedule and join us again! We are determined to make sure you see the lights!
The location for a Northern Lights tour is not fixed. because the lights can be highly unpredictable we will head out to a location where we think a sighting is the most likely. We may head out along the south coast or up towards the golden circle but in general we try to keep our travel times as short as possible so that you get the maximum amount of time with the lights.