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Iceland northern lights vacations 2022-2023

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About our Iceland Northern Lights Vacations

The thrill of witnessing the aurora borealis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many. Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights and in warmer temperatures than in other countries in Scandinavia, thanks to its proximity to the Arctic Circle. Above that, the choices for a fantastic backdrop are endless. Of course, a lot of natural factors need to align just right for the magical lights to occur and to be visible to us. 

Whether you are staying in Reykjavik for a weekend or spending several days in Iceland, you will find that it is possible to hunt the northern lights in Iceland in many ways. You can join an Iceland northern lights vacation or a northern lights day tour, rent a car and go on a northern lights hunt yourself or opt for a private tour for maximizing the chances of witnessing the northern lights.
Remember that as northern light is a natural phenomenon that depends on weather conditions and the period of solar explosions there is no guarantee that you will see the northern lights even if the forecast is promising.

Northern lights and geothermal bath in Iceland.

The best time to see the northern lights in Iceland

The best time to see the northern lights in Iceland is the season with the most hours of darkness, mainly from September through March. It is not possible to see the northern lights during most of the spring and summer months, since the days are longer with few hours of total darkness.

Optional activities

The hunt for the northern lights is just one of the countless attractions in Iceland. Combine the search for the magical lights with sightseeing to Iceland’s scenic landscapes and thrilling winter activities. Join a snowmobile tour, take a glacier walk, soak in the blue milky waters at the Blue Lagoon, go ice caving or snorkel between tectonic plates in Silfra, visit Golden Circle, go horse riding or on a super jeep tours ... the options are endless.

Glacier walk in Iceland.

Iceland - the perfect destination to experience the northern lights?

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Guaranteed darkness
Iceland is close to the Arctic circle and in winter the nights are dark and long.

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There are many great places in Iceland to see the northern lights.

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Most natural attractions and activities are accessible year-round.

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Culinary paradise
Experience the Icelandic culture and its extraordinary cuisine.

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Perfect conditions
There are wide open spaces without any light pollution.

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Short distance
You don't need to travel far from Reykjavik to see the northern lights.



Diana Pajkic

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Jenny Hartwich

Sales Agent [email protected] (929) 458-2174

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