Every year an untold number of people come here to Iceland to chase the northern lights. The hunt for the divinely beautiful lights is now a easier, thanks to Sævar Helgi Bragason. He is Iceland´s leading authority on everything astronomical. He has just launched the web site www.auroraforecast.is which features detailed northern lights forecasting for Iceland.

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Read the interview with Sævar Helgi Bragason about watching the northern lights and stargazing in Iceland 

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We will be following the web site religiously and will update our Facebook and Twitter feeds to let you know when the northern lights forecast for Iceland is promising.

Top ten northern lights tours in 2018

These are the most viewed northern lights tours this winter:

Northern lights – Minibus

Tour operator: EastWest     
Duration: 4 hours
Travel method:  Mini Bus / Car
By traveling in a minibus you get the qualities of a smaller group (max 15 people) as EastWest avoids the crowds for the best spot available.

Northern Lights Superjeep Tour

Tour operator: Superjeep.is     
Duration: 4 hours
Travel method:  Jeep / 4×4
Make sure you book your Northern Lights tour in Iceland for your first night in town in order to maximise your chances of seeing the northern lights. Superjeep tries it best to find Northern Lights for everyone!

The Secret Lagoon and The Northern Lights

Tour operator: Gray Line     
Duration: 7 hours
Travel method:  Bus
The Secret Lagoon is a natural hot spring and pool located near the village of Flúðir in South Iceland, just off the Golden Circle route.

After bathing in the Secret Lagoon, the tour continues to Restaurant Grund for a delicious buffet-style dinner where you can enjoy sampling variety of Icelandic cuisine.

Heading back to Reykjavik, the exciting hunt for the elusive Northern Lights begins. On the way, your guide and driver will select viewing spots to give you the best chances of experiencing the amazing light show.

This is a truly enjoyable tour, combining some of the best experiences Iceland has to offer; the awe-inspiring Northern lights and a warm, relaxing open air bath.

Northern Lights over Iceland. Northern lights forecasting is now available.
Northern Lights over Iceland.

Northern Lights by Boat

Tour operator: Reykjavik Sailors
Duration: 2h 20m
Travel method:  Boat

You would like to head out on an adventure that will leave you feeling breathless, and Reykjavik Sailors want to give you the opportunity to do just that. They would like to take you on an experience that you will remember forever, guiding you on a Northern Lights tour by sea in Iceland.


Northern Lights – Private tour

Tour operator: Basecamp Iceland
Duration: 3 hours
Travel method:  Jeep / 4×4

The hunt for the lights is best done in co-operation with trusted colleges and friends spread around, notifying each other of any sightings and conditions and Basecamp Iceland makes full use of our luxurious Land Rover Discovery vehicles so that we can maximize our chances, stay flexible and to get away from the flashing cameras, crowds and paved streets to enjoy this night out far away from traffic and city lights.

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