Northern Lights & Stargazing

Season: 28. Aug - 15. Apr Operates: Daily Duration: About 3 hours Departs from: Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik Difficulty level: VERY_EASY

Tour description
€51 per person

Experience the essence of the Icelandic Winter, with an evening hunt for the popular Northern Lights, and an opportunity to go stargazing under the crisp and clean Icelandic skies.

For many people, seeing the popular Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is one of the main reasons for visiting Iceland during the wintertime. The Northern Lights are a magnificent phenomenon, and once they have been seen they are never forgotten. In addition to the Aurora Borealis hunt, this tour is great for stargazing, with free use of astronomical binoculars to view the moon and countless stars in the sky. Your guide will assist you in pinpointing specific stars and constellations in the sky, using the provided star map.

The tour is guided by specially trained Northern Lights guides, who are both knowledgeable and helpful. They also have decades of experience in analyzing the weather, and good Northern Lights Conditions. Therefore, the tour will not depart unless there is a good chance of sightings, resulting in high success ratio. The free use of camera tripods and astronomical binoculars, will enable you to make the most of your Northern Lights and Stargazing tour, making this a trip to remember.

Tour highlights

  • Northern Lights
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Stargazing
  • Stars and Constellations

Did you know?

Icelanders are equally in love with the Northern Lights as our foreign friends and a good display brings many locals outside for a look.

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • Knowledgeable Northern Lights and Stars guide.
  • Free use of astronomy binoculars and free use of camera tripod.
  • Free star map, adapted to the time of year of travel.
  • Northern Lights guarantee, see the lights or come again for free.

Good to know

Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

Departures are dependent on weather and the tour will only take place if the forecast is good for Northern Lights. In the case of non-sightings, you can return at a later date for free.

The weather in Iceland is unpredictable and to see the Northern Lights you may have to stand outside for some time. It is therefore recommended to dress in warm and waterproof clothing, hats, gloves and sturdy walking boots. It is also possible to rent warm jackets and winter boots on the tour.

It is recommended to bring your own headphones for the in-bus audio guide. This is offered in 10 different languages during the bus ride. Headphones can also be purchased during the tour.