Follow the Northern Lights

Starting from: Reykjavik or Keflavik International Airport           

Season: 1st Sep-10th Apr

Duration: 6+ days                    Driving distance: 

Price from: 95000 ISK per person

Highlights: Northern Lights - Iceland

Follow The Northern Lights - this is our signature northern lights tour and the best way to maximise your chances of seeing the northern lights while in Iceland.

The itinerary is completely flexible as we only determine 1-2 days in advance where to travel and where to stay. We will make use of our Iceland travel expertise, road conditions & weather forecasts, and the short term aurora forecasts to guide you to the region(s) or place(s) in Iceland that maximise your chances of catching the northern lights during your trip - and enjoy amazing sightseeing around Iceland as you travel between overnight locations.

Longer tours in the same format are possible - more days will increase your chances even further and there is no shortage of exciting natural sights to discover in Iceland. Shorter tours than 6 days are possible but then it will be more difficult to hunt for the auroras in the regions that are furthest away from Reykjavik. We highly recommend a longer trip as opposed to a shorter one, to further increase your chances of seeing the northern lights during the trip.

This trip is also possible as a private tour with a comfortable jeep / minibus and a local driver guide for the best possible experience and taking care of the often difficult winter driving required during northern lights season.

Most northern lights tours follow a fixed sightseeing itinerary and hope to catch the auroras in the evenings at pre-fixed locations. We turn this idea on its head: Hunting down the fickle auroras at night is the priority, so we maintain a flexible sightseeing & overnight schedule. We travel as far into the countryside as needed to hunt down the northern lights at night, while we pass through the beautiful landscape of Iceland during the day. You don't have to worry about the hassle of securing accommodation on short notice as our office staff takes care of that while you enjoy the tour.

Since the trip typically starts and ends in Reykjavik, it is always possible to include some time in the capital area and to see the nearby attractions (Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon) as part of the trip - or you can choose to skip those and focus your time only on the relatively more offbeat attractions in the countryside.

Price for self-drive: from 95000 ISK per person on a twin-sharing basis in winter

- 5-day 4x4 SUV car rental (including CDW insurance, GPS, airport pick up and drop off, unlimited kilometres and emergency service)
- Digital map for each day
- 5-night two-star hotel accommodation (double or twin room with private bath and breakfast)
- Detailed day wise sightseeing itinerary
- Contact person in Iceland

Price for private guided tour: from 284000 ISK per person for a group of 4
Contact us with details of group size, language and requirements.

For self-drive, since the northern lights are only visible during late summer and winter, we highly recommend a 4X4.
For private tours, we offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local guide.

We offer a wide variety of accommodation options from star category hotels to guesthouses and apartments, although to follow this itinerary there will typically be a smaller set of options in the ideal location every night.

We will give you daily itineraries and driving directions on Google maps as you go along. And of course, we are always available for questions or assistance during your trip.

Additional information for your Iceland trip will be sent to you after the booking. This will include details about weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.

The minimum driver age for is 20 years for smaller cars and 25 years for jeeps. Drivers must bring an international driving licence or a local driving licence written in a Roman script.