Private Northern Lights Tour in Iceland

Northern Lights multi day tour

Price from: ISK 290400

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) in a short stay in Iceland.

Tour details:
Duration: 2 days
Season: September 20 - March 20 
Price for 2 pax: ISK 316000 total
Price for 4 pax: ISK 334000 total

Accommodation at a 3* hotel
Breakfast for day 2
Private Super Jeep and driver guide for 2 days

Extending the tour for 1 or more nights

Price from: ISK 316000

Available: September 20 - March 20

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and dependant upon weather and solar activity - so sightings can never be guaranteed.

In a nutshell, [our driver guide's] expertise transformed what would have been impressive sights of rugged landscape, history, geology and even politics, into experiences never to be forgotten! Our photographs are disappointing because good as they are, they fail to convey the feelings stimulated by the things we saw and did and the discussions we so thoroughly enjoyed. So although we didn't see the northern lights (too much cloud cover brought on by the rain gods) what we did experience far made up for that.      -Ruth and Harvey Maibor.

Northern Lights in Iceland

We explore the sights during the day and place ourselves in the best place for the auroras at night, far away from the city lights to see the auroras.

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


September 20 - March 20

Super-Jeep & driverguide for 2 days. Hotel with breakfast for 1 night      

Price from: ISK 290400

Itinerary for Northern Lights 2-day tour in Iceland

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.

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.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and dependent upon weather and solar activity - so sightings can never be guaranteed. 

Northern Lights

 Tour Highlights Aurora Borealis

The Northern Lights
- See the amazing Aurora Borealis with your own eyes
- Note: Sightings cannot be guaranteed, but we do our very best

Make the most of your days
- Visit some of Iceland's highlights along the way
- Chat with the driver guide and get to know Iceland

Fun off-roading
- Wherever we do go, we include some great off-road tracks to enjoy in the Super Jeep

What to bring and other helpful details

Warm wind & wet proof clothes
Warm sweater (fleece or wool)
Good shoes (preferably hiking boots)
Comfortable evening wear
Bathing suit

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Source: Central Bank of Iceland