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Northern lights Tours

Experience an enchanting solar-powered symphony of lights, which is nothing quite as magical and awe-inspiring on your Iceland Northern Lights Tours. A natural phenomenon that occurs when electrically-charged particles from the sun enter the earth's atmosphere, the Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, has been captivating travellers for hundreds of years. 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 multicoloured 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.
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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 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

Best time to visit
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.
Getting there
Chasing Iceland’s Northern Lights requires a vehicle, so either a hire-car or private tours will be your best bet in seeing this majestic site first-hand.
Money saving tips
  • For cheaper rates, head to this Iceland’s scenic attarction during October through to April. Although daylight in Iceland during these months is fleeting, you’ll have a lot less people to contend with on your trip.
  • 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.
Did you know?
Impress your fellow travellers with these interesting titbits:
  • 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, Northern Lights does produce a sound
  • Aurora borealis is an ancient Latin name for the Northern Lights, which means dawn of the north

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