Private Northern Lights Tour in Iceland

The Northern Lights in Iceland

To maximize your chances of seeing the Northern Lights take this two-day Super Jeep tour into the Icelandic countryside and stay overnight at a hotel far from the city lights of Reykjavik. We have two itineraries so we can choose the part of Iceland that has the best weather forecast and thereby maximize your chances of seeing the Auroras (Northern Lights) on a short stay in Iceland.

This is the best way of maximizing your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) on a short visit to Iceland as you have much more flexibility than if you stayed in the Reykjavik.

This Northern Lights tour is available from September 20 to March 20, on all dates except for Christmas (December 24th and 25th) and New Year's (December 31st and January 1st). We will gladly customize the tour to your needs and wishes so please don't hesitate to contact us at: 

For 2 people: ISK 289400,- total
For 4 people: ISK 325200,- total

Price is for people staying in double rooms and includes:
Two-day private Super Jeep tour with a driverguide
Accommodation for one night and breakfast on day 2

Optional: Extending the tour for 1 or more nights.

Please note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and are highly dependent upon weather and the solar wind (the energy bursts originating from the sun which create the Aurora Borealis). Sightings can never be guaranteed.


All Year

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Itinerary for the Northern Light tour

Our driverguide will pick you up in Reykjavik on day 1 and you'll either head to north or south Iceland, depending on weather conditions.  During the day you'll do some sightseeing and visit some of Iceland´s nature attractions on the way.

North Iceland:

If you travel north places of interest may include the following: Hraunfossar waterfall that flows out of the lava, Barnafoss waterfall, scenic fjord Hvalfjordur, Deildartunguhver, the most powerful geothermal spring in Iceland and Europe, Thingvellir (Pingvellir) national park, where Iceland's parliament was founded and.  You'll also have an off-road adventure in the Super Jeep, for example by driving up onto Langjökull glacier, or travelling from Thingvellir national park across the Kaldidalur mountain track.  Depending on the weather these are hotels you might stay at:

Hotel Blonduos by Hunafloi Bay and the river Blanda.

Hotel Varmahlid in Skagafjordur, an area which is known for its fine breed of Icelandic horses.

South Iceland:

Travelling south you'll find different but equally beautiful sites, for example: Seljalandsfoss, one of the taller waterfalls in Iceland, a small path will take you behind the waterfall to enjoy a different view of it, Dyrholaey peninsula which forms an arc into the ocean and from where you can view Reynisdrangar, Hveragerdi greenhouse village, Skogafoss waterfall, Hekla volcano and the town of Vik i Myrdal.  You'll also go off-roading on a black sand beach and travel onto Myrdalsjokull glacier.

These are examples of accommodation you might stay at in Southern Iceland:

Hotel Fljotshlid in Smaratun, a family run countryside hotel just outside of Hvolsvöllur

Hotel Geirland in the town of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, just west of Vatnajokull glacier

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Source: Central Bank of Iceland