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Northern Lights Tours in Iceland (Reykjavik)

Experience an enchanting solar-powered symphony of lights, which is nothing quite as magical and awe-inspiring on your Iceland’s Northern Lights Tours. Reminiscent of Van Gogh’s piece, Starry Night, the celestial lights have inspired local myths and legends for centuries. Whether you’re partial to the ancient Greek theory that the lights are a multicolored chariot racing across the sky or the Chinese’s interpretation of the lights as fire-breathing dragons, you’ll be left star-struck after seeing this magical site first-hand on a Northern Lights Jeep Tour.
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Our tips for Northern Lights

  • Check the forecast. These are as fickle as they are beautiful. Plan ahead and check the Aurora Forecast to give yourself the best possible odds of viewing the lights on your Iceland Northern Lights tours.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words. Documenting this once-in-a-lifetime experience isn’t as easy as a few clicks on your iPhone. Adjust your camera settings and allow for longer exposure times to snap the sights at their best.
  • We’ll light the way. Book Reykjavik Northern Lights tours to see the lights with an expert guide in tow. You’ll be in the best possible hands, with a Tour guide who has been hunting the lights for years and knows exactly where, when and how to get the best possible viewing experience.
  • Think thermals. Auroras reveal themselves on cold, clear skies, so dress appropriately. Gloves, hats, scarves and a thick coat are advised.

Good to know

The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, has been captivating travellers for hundreds of years, a natural phenomenon that occurs when electrically charged particles from the Sun enter the earth's atmosphere. Aurora borealis is an ancient Latin name for the Northern Lights, which means the dawn of the north.

The winter season is the best time to witness this magical phenomenon along with local sightseeing. Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik is famous for its healing properties so make sure to get a mud bath here.

Aurora can occur in most colours that are visible to the human eye, including red, yellow, green, pink, blue, and purple. Green is the most common colour observed in the northern lights! Hush! Listen to the rumble, hiss, or crackle. That’s right, as per scientists, the Northern Lights do produce a sound

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to book a Classic Northern Lights Tour?
    A:

    Statistically speaking, auroras are most active in the weeks surrounding the equinoxes in March and September. Darkness is essential, so September through to mid-April are the best times boasting long and black evenings.

  • Q: How do I get there?
    A:

    Chasing Iceland’s Northern Lights requires a vehicle, so either a hire car or private tour will be your best bet in seeing this majestic site first-hand.

  • Q: Which Northern Lights Tour is the best one to book if I don’t have a vehicle?
    A:

    Take a guided tour to maximise your chances of seeing the lights and minimize the costs. Saving you the trouble of hiring a car and navigating, our tours are led by guides who know exactly where to go and when to see the Northern Lights in full.

  • Q: Which Northern Lights tour combines the sightseeing experience as well?
    A:

    Get the best of both worlds with Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik to enjoy two popular Icelandic experiences.

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