Join us as we journey out of the city of Reykjavik on a trip to see the elusive northern lights, one of the most popular and elusive activities visitors to Iceland like to take part in during the winter season.
The Northern Lights (or aurora) are perhaps one of the most popular things that tourists come to Iceland to visit. This stunning light display occurs high in the upper atmosphere of the earth as a result of solarwinds colliding with the magnetic field of our planet.Our Northern Lights team works hard throughout the day, checking on weather data in order to best predict a location where the lights should be clearly visible. The locations visited are different from day to day we head in the direction with the most chances of seeing Northern Lights. As this tour is weather dependent and sightings are not guaranteed you are welcome to join another Northern Lights tour free of charge.
Northern Lights tour
The Aurora Borealis, known commonly as the Northern Lights, is a naturally occuring light display that is commonly seen in high latitude locations.
These ethereal lights are formed when solar winds agitate the magnetic field of the earth, Ionising the particles and causing them to give off light which we see in the form of the wispy bands of colour across the night sky.
The auroras can form in a variety of colours depending on the altitude of the particles when they become ionised.
Our evening tour will begin with our fast and efficient pick up service. We will come to pick you up you from either, one of the hotels in the centre of Reykjavik or from one of the many pick up spots dotted across the city. Once we have all of our guests our hunt for the Aurora borealis will begin!
Reykjavik has quite a high amount of light pollution, making it difficult for good viewings. So instead we go out into the Icelandic countryside to hunt for the Northern Lights.
You will be joined by an experienced northern lights guide who will have loads of information to share with you. They will also have spent the hours prior to the tour scanning over various weather maps looking for an ideal spot to head to for your viewing.
With a little bit of luck you will find an amazing spot to view the Aurora borealis. When you reach the location that your guide thinks will have the best chances then will you get out of the bus to see the lights. You will have plenty of time to take some photographs, If you are struggling then your guide should be able to help you setup your camera.
Make sure to note down your pickup times and Departure Times. Pick up can take up to 30 minutes starting from the time on your ticket. Please wait at your hotel / guest house in this time span. We collect our guests with several mini buses, so please be aware that you may need to change busses at a meeting point before the tour begins!
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