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About Northern Lights in Iceland


Join us as we venture into one of the pitch-black Icelandic winter nights and enjoy the silence of remote nature while searching for the world renowned Aurora Borealis. NASA scientists predict the brightest Northern Lights display for 50 years due to the Solar Maximum – a period where the sun’s magnetic field on the solar equator rotates at a slightly faster pace than at the solar poles. This is your opportunity to exeprience the magic of Northern Lights hunting in Iceland.

Arctic Adventures offers the most extensive Northern Lights tours catalogue in Iceland; day tours from Reykjavík and Akureyri in North Iceland and overnight tours to isolated mountain huts. Every tour is offered in the comfort of our super jeeps with 4-12 clients in each jeep along with a specially trained, expert guide to tell you all about the Aurora Borealis. Using these specially modified super jeeps allows us to move away from the crowds and off the beaten track, where silence and serenity will be our only company as we hunt for the magical light show.

Please note that all of our Northern Lights tours are heavily dependent on weather and conditions, and we will evaluate the likelihood of seeing the lights every time we are planning a departure, giving you our estimation of whether we can reasonably expect to see the Aurora Borealis. The search for the lights in an adventure you undertake, and every customer must realize we can make no guarantees to see them. However, we promise to do our very best.

About our selection of Northern Lights Tours:

Our classic Northern Lights Hunt® tour offers a search for the lights in an exclusive super jeep with only a handful of participants per guide and everything included, such as a lava cave tour and freshly caught lobster in a local fishing village on Iceland South Shore. This famous tour is operated everyday from the 15th of October to the 15th of March.

We also offer a stripped down version of the Northern Lights Hunt® that is the Northern Lights Explorer.  On this tour, the lava cave tour and lobster dinner are not included, but still offers the intimacy, comfort and ability to drive through the beaten track places with an expert informative guide.

We also offer an exclusive 2 day, in-depth northern lights adventure and highland tour called the Northern Lights Voyager . This tour offers a search for Northern Lights in the remote highland valley of the Thundergod, under the watchful eye of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, as well as glacier hiking, lava caving, and off-road driving to a mountain hut far away from civilization.

If you are looking for a weekend package or a custom made trip, our expert staff will be happy to help you plan your Northern Lights adventures here in Iceland. For further information you can email us at

Our Northern Lights tours in Akureyri are relatively new to our selection and offer a great way to see the lights on Northern Latitudes from the quaint little town of Akureyri. Check out the Northern Lights Akureyri and Northern Lights Akureyri and Nature Baths.

Northern Lights tours in Iceland

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Ideal conditions to see the Northern Lights

Best conditions to see the Northern Lights

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