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Northern Lights in Iceland - Tour Combinations

The icing on the cake

Extend your day tour to include a tour to look at the northern lights, if conditions allow. Tours which begin in the afternoon could therefore be prolonged until 1 AM if the auroras show up. These tours could include snowmobiling, caving, volcano hiking, relaxing in a warm nature bath and far more...

At Extreme Iceland we want to give you the opportunity to chase the northern lights in a comfortable and fun way. This tailor-made tour has been designed to allow you to make the most of the day and evening in whatever way is just right for you.


Duration: Flexible

Available: Sept - Apr

Included: Hotel/airport pick up & drop off, guided aurora tour.

Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.

Aurora Bonus: If the Northern Lights don't show up on your tour you can contact our sales team: info@extremeiceland.is and we will book you on the Magical Auroras tour, free of charge. Please remember to mention your booking number in the email.

Northern Lights image gallery

Upon request.

For groups only (tailor made tour)

Tour Description

Step 1 ~~ Choose what you want to do

Now this is the difficult part! The big question is, what would you like to do during your vacation in Iceland?

During the day you could try out some extreme and fun adventures before the northern lights tour begins. Should you prefer to enjoy some gentle and relaxing activities before your northern lights tour then that is fine too - the choice is for you to make! Examples of the activities we could provide are: caving, snowmobiling, horseback riding, whale watching, glacier hiking and ATV quad biking. More gentle options include visiting museums, places of interest in the countryside or spas such as the Blue Lagoon or Fontana Spa.

Do you have some preferences for after the day tour? We could book a nice restaurant for you to enjoy dinner before the northern lights part of the tour, perhaps at a restaurant in the countryside if the location of your daytime activities would suit this.

If you prefer we could drop you back to your hotel, or at some other location where you could choose a restaurant. We would then pick you up a couple of hours later for your private northern lights tour.

aurora borealis iceland

The auroras are such an unforgettable, emotional experience

Step 2 ~~ Contact us and tell us about it

That's the easy part. Send us an email and we will quote you a price for your private tour.

Step 3 ~~ Enjoy your tour from around 13:00

The tour begins when we pick you up from wherever you have chosen in Reykjavik or its vicinity, or at KEF Keflavik International Airport. Usually the tour starts at 13:00 in the afternoon, but this can be altered to suit your wishes.

northern lights Extreme Iceland

Private tours - northern lights in Extreme Iceland

Step 4 ~~ We check conditions for aurora sighting

We examine the weather forecast and atmospheric conditions for the evening before we decide whether the northern lights part of your private tour can be operated or not.

We then drive you to the place where the weather forecast and atmospheric conditions have indicated will be the best place that night to see the auroras. This location is usually within a 1 to 1.5 hour radius of Reykjavik but it could also depend on the location of your chosen day time activity. We always go somewhere quiet and dark away from light pollution, which is great, particularly if your aim is to photograph the auroras.

You can be reassured our guides are trained to find the best places to track down the lights - it is so exciting for the passengers to participate in the search.

If the forecast is good then we will take you on a tour to look at the northern lights, finding a place to enjoy them away from light pollution in the silence of Icelandic nature. You really will need those winter clothes now - we will probably be just standing out in the cold for quite a while.

Snowmobile northern lights

Snowmobile tour with auroras in the middle of nowhere

Tailor made tours

We always try our best to take you to a remote and peaceful place, giving you the chance to really experience the natural environment of a country which touches the Arctic Circle, whilst enjoying the wonders of the northern lights. We hope you are lucky enough to see them. Our guides enjoy sharing their knowledge of the Icelandic Sagas, nature and folktales and will always ensure our passengers enjoy a memorable evening - even on those occasions when the lights do not show themselves.

After a truly memorable day and the northern lights search we will drop you back to your hotel in the area close to Reykjavik or KEF Keflavik International Airport – hopefully to dream about the things you saw and experienced on the tour!

winter northern lights

The Icelandic winter has some surprises in store

The northern lights are one of those rare natural phenomenons which people all over the world feel excited about seeing. It is truly magical to see the northern lights dancing their brilliant patterns across the night sky when the northern hemisphere is approaching its time of almost total darkness. Seeing the glory of nature´s color and magic is a majestic and never to be forgotten experience.