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About Tour

Hunting for magical Northern Lights and relaxing in luxurious seawater baths in one tour? Get on board!


  • Northern Lights Hunt
  • GeoSea Baths


  • Small Personal Group Experience
  • Guided Tour
  • Transportation
  • Northern Lights Hunt
  • Admission to GeoSea Baths
  • Hot Chocolate

What to bring

  • Dress According to Weather
  • Warm Outdoor Clothing
  • Headwear & Gloves
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Swimwear & Towel
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability Sept - April
Duration 5 hours
Departs From Akureyri
Difficulty Very Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 3 years
Group maximum 17 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes (Hella/Hvolsvöllur)


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Please note the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and are also dependent on weather conditions, if the northern lights are not seen, you get to go again on a Northern Lights-watching standard tour from Akureyri without GeoSea Baths.


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 Northern Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights tours.

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.

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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