Northern Lights Evening Tour

Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights outside Reykjavik, Iceland

Price: ISK 19900 per person

The Northern Lights, also called Aurora Borealis, are one of the most spectacular shows on this earth and can frequently be seen in Iceland from September through March on cold, clear and crisp nights. If the weather conditions are right, we´ll go away from the city lights and find a dark place in the wilderness to enjoy the Northern Lights.

Tour details:
Duration: 2,5 - 4 hours
Available: Every day September 20 - March 20 on clear nights
Departures: 20:30
Price: ISK 19900 per person
Included: Free hotel pick up in Reykjavik, starting at 20:00
Optional: Upgrade to a private tour, total cost ISK 98800 per Super-Jeep 

Available: Every night from September 20 to March 20

Please note:
On our day tour we have max 5 passengers in each super-jeep but the northern lights tours differ.This tour is co-operation with other super-jeep companies and group size may vary.  

This tour is highly dependent upon weather conditions and therefore we only decide the same day whether we go or not. If we cancel due to weather there is no charge but if we go and don't see them, you get a free tour the next night. Unfortunately, we haven't mastered the fine art of controlling the weather - nor the auroras, so sightings can never be guaranteed.

Perfect experience in an amazing place - unforgettable!!!  -Ian Newbold

Northern lights in Iceland

If you are really serious about seeing the Northern Lights, you should consider a private multi-day tour where we follow the best weather for optimal viewing.

See some more Northern Lights photos or from our Super Jeep Photo gallery or check out a few reasons why you should consider a Super-Jeep tour with Nature Explorer. If you have any questions, please check out the FAQ or contact us.

For your safety Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours due to weather, road and snow conditions.


Every Night Sept 20 - March 20

Very dependent upon weather. If we don't see them the first night, you get a free tour the next night. It's best to book for your first available evening and let us know which other nights you can go.

Price: ISK 19900 per person

Itinerary for the Northern Lights evening tour

There is no fixed itinerary. What decides where we go is the cloud cover and darkness; we need clear skies and as much darkness as possible.

The Northern Lights exist in the outmost layer of the atmosphere. They are created by electrically charged particles that make the thin air shine, not unlike a fluorescent light. They can be seen in auroral belts that forms 20-25 degrees around the geomagnetic poles, both the north and the south. The Northern Lights are also called Aurora Borealis. Named after the Roman Goddess of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. They are one of the most spectacular shows on this earth and can frequently be seen in Iceland from September through March on clear and crisp nights. Away from the glow of the city, we hunt for the elusive Northern Lights but please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Here are couple of helpful links:
Here you can see the cloud cover and aurora forecast for Iceland a couple of days ahead:
Here you can see how the NOAA agency estimates the current aurora levels:

Iceland is on center right, just above the red circle marked ‚60‘ and remember that Earth rotates.

This is the information we use to estimate whether we go or not on a particular night – but please note:

Both are predictions and estimates, not facts - and beyond our control, as the weather.

Northern Lights over Thingvellir


Northern Lights

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Source: Central Bank of Iceland