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The Northern Lights, Kirkjufell Iceland

Northern Lights Escape

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Discover one of nature's finest displays on Earth as you join this fascinating 1-day expedition from Reykjavik to locate this spectral glow in the night sky. You will leave the city lights and drive into the rural darkness. Your guide will monitor weather conditions to determine the best location to view the Aurora Borealis. Capture either the common green and yellow auroras, the stunning blue, violet, and rose, or the rarest red that can be seen in Iceland more than anywhere else on the globe. These stunning fleeting lights will surely create a fantastic evening for you!
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  • Explore Iceland's countryside in pursuit of the Northern Lights
  • Spot the amazingly beautiful phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: The Northern Lights Tour

Iceland's auroral activity is among the best in the northern hemisphere because of its close proximity to the Arctic Circle and the magnetic pole. On this most sought-after Northern Lights tour, your adventure starts with a pickup from Reykjavik for an exciting search of the Aurora Borealis. Due to the aurora Borealis' unpredictable daily location, your guide will drive you far from the city lights to remote areas in South Iceland like Hvalfjörður, Þingvellir, and Reykjanes to avoid light pollution. By traveling in a minibus, you can access unique locations that larger buses cannot reach.

During the minibus tour, your guide will take a free photograph of you and the aurora, which you will be able to see online after the tour. This is a moment you will undoubtedly want to capture on film! Capture either the common green and yellow auroras, the stunning blue, violet, and rose, or the rarest red that can be seen in Iceland more than anywhere else in the world. 

Please note: As the success of the northern lights tour is heavily dependent on weather conditions, the guides reserve the right to cancel the northern lights part of the tour until 18:15 on the day of the tour if the aurora forecast is not looking good. 

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  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • English Speaking Expert Guides During the City Tour
  • Minibus Transport
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
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  • Additional excursions during free time
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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.


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