The extreme dark of the Icelandic winter has a few perks. Between September and April, Iceland is treated to a magnificent natural display: the phenomenon of aurora borealis, named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. This is what we commonly call the Northern Lights.
Our Northern Lights Tour is one of our most popular excursions on our Iceland weekend bBreaks. Seeing the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, is something that many people dream of achieving in their lifetime. Autumn in Iceland is a great time of year to realise such a dream, with October - Late March/Early April being the optimum time to view the northern lights.
They can frequently be seen in Iceland on cold, clear and crisp nights
According to scientists, general conditions for viewing the Northern Lights in Iceland are exceedingly good, although their visibility is always subject to weather conditions.
** Please note the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings are subject to the correct atmospheric conditions.
Duration : 4 hours