Your private driver guide will pick up up at your hotel in the afternoon. After a relaxing time in Hvammsvík Hot Springs, we will have dinner at the Hvammsvík resturant. Once done, we’ll begin our hunt for the beautiful Aurora Borealis.
Make sure you book your Northern Lights tour in Iceland for your first night in town in order to maximize your chances of sightings.
You may have seen the Northern Lights (also known as the Aurora Borealis) in pictures or videos. Spectacular as those photos and videos may be, they don’t do justice to the experience of seeing the lights firsthand. And if you’ve seen the lights in person before, you know it’s a sight that never gets old!
The process behind the Northern Lights is almost as incredible as the lights themselves. It all begins when energized particles from the sun rush into our planet’s upper atmosphere. The particles move incredibly fast, traveling at speeds up to 45 million mph (72 million kph).
As the particles reach the atmosphere, Earth’s magnetic field redirects them toward the North Pole and the South Pole. The particles collide with gas molecules in the atmosphere as they travel, producing countless tiny flashes of light. Together, those flashes create the massive, multi-coloured ribbons of light we see.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, so we can’t guarantee that we’ll see them on your tour. Our guides will reschedule with you if the forecast indicates that the lights won’t be visible. For that reason, we strongly suggest that you book your tour for your first night in town.