Dress warmly and after pickup from your Reykjavik hotel, meet your guide and small group of no more than 16. Settle inside your air-conditioned minivan and journey into the darkness-cloaked countryside.
On route, hear fascinating facts about the Northern Lights, otherwise known as the Aurora Borealis, from your guide. Learn how they form when solar particles collide with the Earth’s atmosphere, and hear the Icelandic folk tales associated with the natural phenomenon.
During your drive, your guide will keep watch for the lights, and look for the clear skies needed for sightings. You’ll also head as far from Reykjavik and towns as possible, to escape any urban light pollution.
Gaze out from your minivan, and stop at viewpoints to seek or catch up with the luminous displays. Hop outside and keep warm with melt-in-the-mouth kleina pastries and hot cocoa.
With luck, observe the lights overhead, and if you wish, use the supplied tripod to steady your camera and capture pin-sharp photos.
After four to five hours — the exact tour duration depends on when and if the lights appear, and how long it takes to find clear skies — return to Reyjkjavik, where your trip concludes with a drop-off near your hotel.
Please note: sightings of the Northern Lights are not guaranteed on this tour. If the lights are not seen, you will be given the option of joining the tour on another date, free of charge.