For many, seeing the Northern Lights is the reason to travel to our northern island in winter. They are mesmerizing, and a sight that will not be forgotten.
It is simple, nothing says “Icelandic Winter” like the idea of hunting for the Aurora Borealis. Created by solar storms originating from the sun, the Northern Lights need clear winter skies to be seen.
Step on board one of our new buses, equipped with WiFi-connected computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets, you can watch, listen and read expertly written and recorded material, in 10 different languages, about the northern lights and the stars in the Arctic skies. Each seat also comes equipped with a USB charger.
Our expert operational team has decades of experience analyzing weather patterns. We will review, each and every day, the cloud forecast and the northern lights forecast in detail. We will not venture out in search of them unless we think we have a good chance. This means we have a high success ratio.
All our northern lights tours are guided by one of our specially trained northern lights guides, they are both knowledgeable and helpful and will even give you tips on how to take photos of the night sky and of aurora.
To search for the Auroras you need to stand outside in the Icelandic winter and you need to dress very warmly.
Please note that your tour will start from Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik. Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time. You can add a convenient hotel pick up to your tour at www.smartbus.is - Remember to choose hotel pick up time at least 30 minutes before your stated departure time.
For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts.
For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended, especially since we will be outside at night.