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Northern Lights in Reykjavik

See the Northern Lights in Reykjavik for the ultimate city escape

Due to its northerly location just outside the Arctic Circle, Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik is an ideal destination to try and see the amazing displays of the Aurora Borealis. The city itself has a distinctive landscape, blending modern attractions and architecture with its historic roots and vibrant nature.

Holidays to see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik offer guests an array of sightseeing opportunities, from the traditional coloured houses to the peaceful Lake Tjornin, in the city centre that is home to a variety of incredible birdlife. Whilst there, you can also enjoy visiting fascinating museums, treating yourself to some shopping and of course, keeping an eye out for the elusive glow of the Aurora Borealis overhead.

Hunt the Aurora

The Aurora are often seen in the sky above Iceland’s capital, and visitors are frequently treated to displays despite the competing artificial light of the city. However, we offer the chance to not only see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik but to head out on an unforgettable Aurora hunting tour! You can set out by boat, away from the city lights and maximise your chances of a sighting as local guides take you to the viewing hotspots of the region. If weather conditions prevent the boat tour from operating, a land based adventure will take its place as you traverse the Icelandic terrains by bus, making your way to the Northern Lights hotspots identified by your guide.

A Taste of Iceland

Take a look at the stunning glacial lagoon when you head out into the country on your break to see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik

Our holidays aim to give you a true taste of Iceland, which is why in addition to exploring the capital city we also include travel to other attractions and natural landmarks. National parks, incredible waterfalls, erupting geysers and volcanic mountains can all be experienced when going on a trip to see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik. Enjoy a tour of the world-famous Golden Circle and witness some of the world’s most incredible geological features, including the unique tectonic rift in þingvellir National Park. This unforgettable site is the one place in the world where it’s possible to go from the Eurasian tectonic plate to the North American in just a single step! Experienced guides will show you each of these natural treasures, offering local insight along the way and ensuring you don’t miss out on any of them.

Your Tour Your Way

To make your journey even more memorable there are also a number of fantastic land and boat excursions that can be booked and added onto your holiday programme. You can extend your break in the capital to ensure that you experience all you want from this vibrant city, meaning you can tailor your itinerary to suit when you go to see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik. Explore this extraordinary country on a range of excursions which include highlights such as Northern Lights Super Jeep safaris, traditional Icelandic meals cooked by a gourmet chef and even whale watching safaris with the chance of seeing Orca and Sperm Whales! There’s plenty to choose from if you decide to add more to your break.

Speak to Us Today

Eager to set out and search for the Northern Lights in Reykjavik? Our experienced travel advisers are on hand to provide any additional information you need on any of our itineraries and to help with any aspect of the booking process. Get in touch today and let us arrange your incredible adventure.

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