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- Available jan, feb, mar, apr, sep, oct, nov, dec
- Duration 3 hours
- Number of participants Min. 1, max. 28
What you'll experience.
For many people, seeing the Northern Lights is the main reason to travel to our beautiful island during winter. They are mesmerizing, and seeing them is an experience you will never forget.
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 the new and comfortable buses, equipped with WiFi connected computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can watch, listen and read expertly written and recorded material about the northern lights and the stars that can be seen in the Arctic skies. You can choose your audio guidance from 10 languages. In each seat you will also find a USB Charger and your own star map.
The expert operational team has decades of experience analyzing weather patterns. Before heading out they analyze the cloud forecast and the northern lights forecast in detail. Therefore, you will not venture out in search of the lights unless they think chances are good. This means the operator has a high success ratio.
This tour is guided by a specially trained northern lights guide, all of the guides are both knowledgeable and helpful and will even give you tips on how to take photos of the night sky and of the very picturesque lights. In addition you will also get free use of camera tripods (a must to take quality northern lights photos), note that the operator only has a few so if you own a tripod be sure to bring it along.
Every guide brings along an astronomical telescope for you to try out. Look for the stars and astronomy signs in sky using the provided star map and see the space that surrounds in a new way.
To search for the Auroras you need to stand outside in the Icelandic winter and you need to dress very warmly. We are the only operator to offer extremely warm “Aurora Jackets” and warm and waterproof winter boots for rent on our tours.
Please note! 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.
This tour is operated by our friends at Reykjavík Sightseeing. All their tours are guided in 11 languages and all buses are brand new, equipped with modern technology and comfort.
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