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Akureyri: 3-Hour Northern Lights Tour

4.6 / 5

18 reviews

Akureyri: 3-Hour Northern Lights Tour

From US$ 136.14 per person

A 3-hour tour out of town to go into the dark, frozen winter night and observe the unbelievable display of colors, lights and texture known as Aurora Borealis.

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  • Hunt the Northern Lights with a professional guide
  • Stargaze under the arctic night sky
  • Enjoy a small group experience away from the crowds
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After being collected from your nearby hotel, you will drive out to the countryside or up to the mountains, away from electric glow and city sounds. Out here you will be able to enjoy the beautiful night sky at the best possible situation, of course depending on the weather. Also called Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon visible only in the far northern hemisphere. They are a unique display of light caused by a particle collision in the magnetic field of the polar caps. Your goal is not only to find the right sights for best photograph, but also to take your time to enjoy this fragile single moment that will never come again, but you may well remember for the rest of your life.
  • Fully guided tour
  • Transportation in a comfortable minibus
  • Hot chocolate
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    • The meeting point is at Whale Watching Akureyri • Hotel pickup is also available: please arrange with the local partner

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    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
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    4.6 /5

    based on 18 reviews

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    Very great experience ! Even though the weather wasn't with us at the beginning (very cloudy sky), the guide managed to find a place to see beautiful northern lights, it was amazing ! They took us at our hotel at the time indicated and everything was very easy, I would recommend the experience if you want to be sure to see some northern lights in Iceland !

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    February 20, 2020

    We are lucky that the weather was to see the light. It was so nice,

    September 20, 2021

    Amazing! It was very cloudy in Akureyri so our guide drove us an hour north to a patch of clear sky. Hot chocolate and donuts were provided as we watched the northern lights.

    September 4, 2021

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