They are created by collisions of oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere with the electrons released by the sun during geomagnetic storms, making them notoriously difficult to predict with even state-of-the-art meteorological equipment.
The dancing colors of the Northern Lights that illuminate the winter night sky have captured the imagination of celestial gazers for millennia. To see them in the flesh is a profound, ethereal experience, which philosophers, religious scholars, and atheists alike all equate with divinity. In Icelandic tradition, their appearance was associated with the ride of the Valkyries, while Greeks and Romans believed that it was the sister of Helios the Sun God riding a multi-colored chariot across the sky and expectant Icelandic mothers refused to look at their beauty because their beauty was so profound that it would cause the baby to be born cross-eyed.
However, our expert guides are familiar with the area and will take you to the best places to see the lights, using information from a network of magnetometers situated around the world and the most up-to-date reports of the Icelandic Met Office.
Our specially designed all-terrain vehicles are ideal once we get a scent of the Aurora as it allows us to go where other vehicles can’t and escape the crowds of people who come to view the heavenly light show and detract from the mystery and majesty of the experience.
If we do find them, then you are in for a treat: the jet-black night sky dotted with nothing, but twinkling stars will suddenly be illuminated by various shades of green, purple, and pink, which dance and flicker in ways that you cannot imagine.
They are truly unique and have a transient beauty that flickers into life, enchants those who see them, and then disappears just as suddenly as they arrived. It is mesmerizing, profound, ethereal, or divine and will give you a new perspective on the smallness of humanity and the regal beauty of the world.
We firmly believe that everyone should see the Aurora or Northern Lights at least once and invite you to view the most incredible light show that our world has to offer.