Booked the first night we arrived and lucked out with several hours of great viewing of the Northern Lights. Our tour guide, Svava, was excellent!
First off, you will start your hunt for the Northern Lights with a bit of planning via the Aurora forecast and start your exploration by heading in that direction. You might drive for up to one hour to a good spot and perhaps wait for the lights. At this point, take out the hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries. Also have Icelandic wool blankets on board the minibus to keep you warm while standing outside.
There may be the decision of changing spots, by interacting with other locals as there are many different people outside looking for lights every night. This is of course done to increase the possibilities of finding some Northern Lights. If not, you get to try again upon your availability or the next good forecast.
By traveling in a minibus you get the qualities of a smaller group of no more than 16 people, as crowds are being avoided for the best spot available.
We are not big on bus tours but as this was a small group and we really wanted to see the northern lights, we booked this tour through our hotel. So glad we did. Pick up and drop off #7 bus stop was smooth. Our...More
We were picked up promptly from near our hotel by a very friendly driver (Friday 23rd March) who told us about the Northern Lights and advised us that he was heading for a 2 hour break in the clouds due between 10 - 12pm to...More
We booked for the Wednesday night but the tour was cancelled until Friday due to cloud cover. The company was very good at keeping us updated via email. We headed out on the Friday night with driver/guide Konne. He was a real nice chap and...More
went out the first night did not see the lights but the guide was brilliant very knowledgeable and took a great deal of time helping us to find them. The hot chocolate and cake was welcome. Free second night after about an hour and a...More