Let's go hunting for the aurora in Iceland
Let's go hunting for the northern lights where we drive to a nice place to watch the winter sky and enjoy the lights when and if they appear on the sky. The guide will bring hot drink to warm you up while waiting for the lights on the sky.
Please observe that this is a hunting tour. Mother Nature is in control, there is no guarantee of seeing the lights. The guide does not operate the tour unless she believes there is a good chance of seeing the lights. It might be wise to book the tour your first night in Iceland, the tour is postponed if conditions are unfavorable but if you are coming from the US that day is a very long day for you.
Please dress warm. If you like I can bring my camera to take photos of you beneath the northern lights and send to you as souvenir.
I create a customized tour for you in case you have any special requests, e. g. joining a spa to watch the lights, or if you are more than 4 persons, or need a larger vehicle for up to 70 persons.
Pick-up at 8pm. We drive out of town to a place where we wait for the northern lights to appear on the sky. The drive out of town can take up to one hour. We will be watching the sky but if they don't appear on the sky we will start approaching town again at around 11pm. If the lights appear on the sky on the way back the guide will try to stop the car so we can enjoy the show. Please check the forecast: http://www. gi. alaska. edu/AuroraForecast/Europe
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick-up at your hotel or close to it depending on where you stay in centre of Reykjavik, Iceland.
End location: Drop-off close to your hotel in Reykjavik centre, Iceland.
Duration: 3 hours
The duration is usually 3 hours but can last up to 4 hours depending on the sky. The aurora forecast, the weather and the northern lights affect the tour. We might not go if the weather is bad or the likelihood to see the northern lights is minimal.
The vehicle is a convenient Ford E 350 Van 2012.
Transportation (Ford Econoline van E350, 4x4, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Hybrid, 4x4), guidance, fuel, 11% VAT, free wifi in the van and a hot drink during the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 ISK - You just need some pocket money in case you want to buy something warm to drink or eat. You also need ISK 200 in coins for WC in Iceland.
Your own drinks and food are not included in the price. Entrance fee to a spa is not included. If you want to go to the Blue Lagoon then that needs to be organized in a good advance.
If you need to take your wheelchair or other special equipment with you then I might need to rent a special vehicle. Please let me know about this at the beginning of our communications.
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Guðrún was a fantastic guide. I combined her Icelandic Food Tour with her Northern Lights Tour for the same day, and she was more than accommodating. Searching for the Northern Lights was a lot of fun! It was nice to go to places where there weren't other tourists and have the coast and the sky to ourselves. We had so much fun on this trip, and Guðrún deserves a lot of the credit.