Overview

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience where you'll grab the best seats for a show of the Northern Lights and hike up to Geldingadalir to witness an active volcanic eruption. This is truly an experience you will never forget!

Highlights

  • Small-Group Experience
  • Northern Lights Photos
  • The Northern Lights
  • Guided Tour In A Minibus
  • Budget Option
  • Iceland Countryside
  • Active Volcanic Eruption
  • Free Pick-Up From Reykjavik
  • Guided Hike

Dive with us into the journey of the greatest natural spectacles on earth  the Northern Lights  and one of the rarest events in nature – a volcanic eruption. The element of rarity, the sheer power and potentially destructive forces behind eruptions make them hypnotically fascinating. Escaping the artificial lights and driving into the deep darkness of the landscape make this trip even more memorable. Our guides will keep a close eye on the weather conditions to find the perfect spot to admire the Aurora Borealis. Encountering these fleeting lights will make for a magical night! 

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Local Guides
  • Small group
Availability Sept - April
Duration 14-16 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Minimum age 8 years
Ratio 1:16 Guide to client ratio
Difficulty Easy / Moderate
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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What's included

Included

  • English-speaking expert guide
  • Guided hike to the eruption site
  • Headlamps
  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Minibus Transport
  • Northern Lights Photos
  • Free Wi-Fi on Board Your Bus

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Good waterproof hiking shoes
  • Snacks for the hike
  • Face mask for the bus ride
  • Scarves
  • Camera

Not Included

  • Meals

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Itinerary

Information

Traveling to the volcanic eruption is very easy for people who are willing to put in the effort of hiking to witness this magnificent natural spectacle. If anything should be on your bucket list, it is to experience a live volcano where you can really see new land being formed. Lava flows from the volcano cone into the valley, slowly but surely filling it up. You will see steam and gases rising from the growing lava field and the newly formed crater. With this offer, you can experience both!

Our minibus tour to see the Northern Lights is one of our most popular tours. We are guided by the best available aurora and cloud forecast to optimize your chance of seeing the aurora dance across the night sky. Due to its proximity to the Arctic Circle and the magnetic pole, Iceland's auroral activity is some of the most intense in the Northern Hemisphere.

Please note: We reserve the right to adjust the itinerary and/or choose different routes depending on conditions. 

Pick-up from Reykjavik: 

8:00 am from 1st September to 15th September  

10:00 am from September 16th to 15th March 

8:00 am from 16th March to 15th April

 

For the Northern Lights adventure, pick-up is at either 20:30 or 21:30, depending on the season. You’ll find the actual pick-up time in the booking process and on your final voucher. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes and your patience is much appreciated. Available pick-up points: Adventures.com pick-up list

FAQ

Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.

The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we, unfortunately, cannot promise you will see them. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions.

For more information on the Northen Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights information.

We, unfortunately, do not have one simple answer to this question.

There isn’t just one single setting for your camera that ensures great photos. However, if you have manual options, you are probably best served with experimenting with various combinations of ISO, aperture, and exposure settings. As a rule of thumb, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2 8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed at between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have proven effective.

A good thing to keep in mind, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have given great results.

Different combinations may give very different results. Higher ISO setting will allow you to capture faster exposures, but the downside to this might be for example grainier images.

If the shutter speed is above 15 seconds it will result in a slight star movement.

Wider angle lenses are usually more versatile in low light settings, but longer lenses give you different options for compositions. Make sure that you remove all lens filters, as they may distort images. You will probably get the best results with manual setting for infinite focal length.

Reimbursement is not given if the northern lights tour goes ahead and no lights are seen but we do offer you the change to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge.

Please go to customer portal to re-book your tour.

When Northern Lights tours are canceled it’s usually due to unfavorable weather conditions.

In that case, your options will be to:

  1. Reschedule for another day.
  2. Find another tour to do and use the deposit for it.
  3. Get fully refunded.

Please go to customer portal to re-book your tour or contact us by phone +354 562 7000

The northern lights are a pretty difficult thing to predict. We recommend you to check en.vedur.is to see the forecast and if the level is high and the skies are clear then it’s very likely that the tour is going ahead. We do update our website’s tour departure sheet with the information at 17:00 pm the latest. If your tour is canceled then you will receive an email from us.

If we think there is no chance at all of seeing the lights we will cancel the tour. We don’t want to bring you out and disappoint if there is no chance of the lights to be seen.

Yes, the guide on your tour will take a photo of you with the northern lights in the background.
These can be single or group photo’s and are free of charge.

The Northern Lights season is from late August until mid-April. However, if you want to increase your changes of seeing them, it is best to wait until the clear winter months of mid-September until March.

The northern lights depend on luck and weather if that is in your favor than you will be able to see the Aurora Borealis above the inviting streets of Reykjavík. Whether you see the lights or not they depend on two different factors. The first being the weather. If the sky is clear, no clouds, then you are halfway there to seeing the astonishing spectacle that is the Northern Lights (although light pollution can sometimes be a problem). Increased solar activity is the second half so, if these two merge together you may well be able to see the Northern Lights from Reykjavik.

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