Hunt the Northern Lights - Private tour

Hunt the Northern Lights - Private tour
Hunt the Northern Lights - Private tour
Hunt the Northern Lights - Private tour
Duration: 3-4 hours Season: September 15 to April 15

Iceland is the perfect place to observe the Aurora borealis.
We will take you out of the city lights and into the pitch black winter night up in the mountains around Reykjavík. Our guides will accompany you and reveal all the secrets of this dazzling phenomenon. They are expert photographers and they will have a good camera on the tour as well so that you will not miss that perfect photo! All our trips are taking place in the absolute comfort of our Super Jeeps. 

This spectacular phenomenon is visible on a clear sky from September to April. If Northern Lights are no seen during this tour, we will offer you to try once again for free.

Make sure you book your Northern Lights tour at the beginning of your journey in order to maximise your chances of sightings.

You have the option of 3 different vehicules depending on the size of your party. Select rate accordingly:

  • Super Jeep (up to 6)
  • Luxury SUV (up to 6 but no offroad driving)
  • Monster truck (up to 10)

 

Tour itinerary

Tour itinerary

The itinerary for this evening dedicated to observation is not established. Your guide, who has a perfect knowledge of the region, will lead you to remote areas, far away from the parasitic lights of Reykjavik. For the spectacle to be complete, the sky should also be clear, without clouds.

 
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  • Icelandic nature in the dark
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If the green zone is over Iceland, you have a great chance to see Aurora. 
The map is provided by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Update frequency: 30min

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Here are some explanations to help you better understand this spectacular phenomenon:
Sun is causing the Polar Lights. During violent solar storms, a large amount of electrons and protons produced by the sun arrive in the Earth's atmosphere and light up the oxygen and nitrogen atoms, which suddenly become radiant and produce the magnificent veils of colorful light, known as the Polar Lights. We call them Polar on the reason that once arrived in the Earth's atmosphere, the particles are caught by the magnetic field, which forces them to move towards the North magnetic pole (Aurora Borealis) and the South magnetic pole (Aurora Australis).

The aurora has the shape of a thin oval elliptical strip centered on the North and South magnetic poles. The size of this shape depends on the solar activity: the more the Sun is "silent" and the solar wind calm, the less the oval shape is large; on the contrary, the more the solar wind strikes the earth's magnetic field with force and gusts, the more the aurora becomes greater and expands itself.

This tour runs daily from September 15th to April 15th

Free pick-up in the Reykjavik area starts at 20:00 from September 15th to March 14th and at 21:00 from March 15th to April 15th

It is recommended to bring with you the following clothing and equipment:

  • Warm clothes such as fleece or wool clothing
  • Waterproof clothing and windbreaker clothes (on a pair of pants and jacket)
  • Waterproof hiking shoes
  • A camera and a tripod

For your safety, we reserve the right to change the tours on account of the weather conditions, the route or the snow.

Services included

  • Trips in a Super Jeep with our English-speaking driver-guide (capacity of 2-6 persons)
  • If Northern Lights are no seen during this tour, we will offer you to try once again for free.

Services not included

  • Flights to and from Iceland
  • Meals and drinks at the restaurant (if not differently mentioned)
  • Personal travelling insurance

Ready to live your dream?

The encounter of a lifetime awaits. For nature-lovers who don’t follow the beaten path, this is the ideal way to explore the marvels of Iceland. We can’t wait to help you discover all that Iceland has to offer. Start planning your adventure today.

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“Iceland is unlike any other place in the world. It’s a land with a diverse and thrilling landscape that truly reveals the force and beauty of nature.”
Signature John Ker