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Where and when is the best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland?

From September through April, the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights can be seen in all parts of Iceland so long as the sky is clear and it is dark. Areas that are not subject to "light pollution" are the best places to watch for the lights. Areas in the Icelandic countryside tend to be best. Researchers have discovered that auroral activity is cyclic, peaking roughly every 11 years. Usually the best time of night (on clear nights) to watch for auroral displays in Iceland is between 9pm to 1am.

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Alti, the trip you planned for us was one great day after another, and we certainly thank you for the experience. The countryside offered unique beauty, scenes we don't have in our area: lava fields, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, geysers. We were also impressed with efficiency of the hotel staff and our day tour operators. I must tell you that our tour to the Golden Circle with the small group, five of us and our guide, was exceptional. Our guide, I believe he might have been the owner of the company, was the best guide we have ever had and considering that I've travelled to over 30 countries that is a real compliment. I am recommending Iceland and you to all my fellow travelers.
I'm sending two photos that are not your usual glacier in hopes that they may add to your collection of pictures.
Thanks again, Linda


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Northern Lights Sailing and Whale Safari

6 nights, winter
Northern Lights Sailing and Whale Safari

Enjoy a great scenic cruise, along sheltered fjords in the Westfjords of Iceland. We hope to find a calm area in the bay of Hornvik surrounded by rugged mountains. At the northern tip of Iceland we hope to be able to snowshoe up to a view point, Hornbjarg, which is an impressive rock face towering the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. In Breiðarfjörður fjord we search for Orcas and continue our sailing expedition around the mystical Snæfellsnes Peninsula towards Keflavík in Southwest Iceland.

Price from $2,320

Northern Lights Mystical Sights

4 nights, winter
Northern Lights Mystical Sights

Aurora borealis means ‘dawn of the north’ in Latin, so it’s not surprising that the remote highlands of northern Iceland provide such a perfect backdrop for the spellbinding northern lights.  The shallow water of Mývatn reflects the iridescent lights as they dance across the night sky, casting an ethereal glow over the dramatic, volcanically-formed landscape.

prices from $1,495

Northern Lights Exclusive

4 nights, winter
Northern Lights Exclusive

The northern lights are one of the great natural wonders of the world, illuminating the night sky with continually changing patterns of iridescent color and producing a natural laser show.
Our Northern Lights Exclusive tour will take you to western Iceland where you will get to explore beautiful landscapes, stay in a country lodge, and hunt for the spellbinding northern lights.

price from $1,635 per person

Northern Lights Luxury Break

4 nights, winter
Northern Lights Luxury Break

Enjoy the luxury of a top class country villa, while hunting for the Northern Lights and exploring the magnificent landscapes of southern Iceland.   A private driver picks you up at the airport and drives to the villa where you stay 3 nights in luxury. You will enjoy dinner at the Grimsborgir gourmet restaurant. The next 2 days you go on private guided tours to experience the famous Eyjafjallajokull Volcano and the most beautiful places on the Golden Circle. Stay the last night in Reykjavik 4 star hotel.

Price from $2,995

Northern Lights and Solar Eclipse

6 nights, MARCH 2015
Northern Lights and Solar Eclipse

On March 20th 2015, the Moon will pass between Earth and the Sun, creating one of the most impressive natural phenomena of all: a total solar eclipse. This unique event will be visible in the North Atlantic. This 6 night tour will take you to the highlights of South and South East Iceland where you will visit the hot springs and waterfalls of the Golden Circle, the south coast, the black sand beaches of Vik and the amazing glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón with its floating icebergs. 

Price from $2,436

Northern Lights Hunt in Iceland

4 nights, winter
Northern Lights Hunt in Iceland

The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are an enchanting spectacle in Iceland’s skies. When you see the Northern Lights dancing across the night sky, you are struck dumb with wonder. Blown towards the earth by the solar wind, charged particles enter the earth's atmosphere and collide with gas particles. These collisions emit light that we perceive as the dancing lights of the north.  On this trip you stay 4 nights in the Capital, Reykjavik, and go on evening tours hunting for the Northern Lights. You will also see some of the amazing natural scenery of the South of Iceland.

Price from $980

Northern Lights Winter Wonders

4 nights, winter
Northern Lights Winter Wonders

A 5 Day tour in Iceland's winter wonderland, where in addition to experiencing Iceland most famous places we will hunt for the magnificent Northern Lights. A truly wonderful tour including the famous Geysir hot spring area, the Glacier lagoon and so much more. This tour is designed to maximize your chances of witnessing the amazing Northern Lights located in the countryside of South Iceland.

Price from $995

North Iceland Aurora Challenge

7 nights, winter
North Iceland Aurora Challenge

Experience the Arctic North! This new escorted tour takes you on an exploration of West and North Iceland, known as the land of winter adventures in a veritable paradise of nature. Do you want to experience the power of unpredictable and challenging weather? Are you prepared for ferocious wind, snow and road conditions? Do you want to go to places where most people do not go in the winter time? Are you looking for some very unique but not arduous outdoor activities, some walks in the snow, and a chance to search for the northern lights that characteristically appear in high latitudes when the skies are clear? Well, perhaps you’re ready to take the North Iceland Aurora Challenge!

The price from $1,695

Northern Lights Exploration

7 nights, winter
Northern Lights Exploration

Experience the best of Iceland’s winter! The Northern Lights Exploration series are designed to include a lot of Iceland and aim to maximize the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights. In addition to 7 nights of accommodations with breakfast, the program includes six nights Northern Lights Academy – with 6 evenings of presentations, lectures and guided tours at spots likely to offer a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. This is a fully escorted coach tour with guaranteed departures from September to April which can help you experience the winter at its most Icelandic – both during the day and after dark, as you head to the countryside in West and Southeast Iceland, exploring the regions from Snæfellsnes peninsula to Vatnajökull glacier to search for the Aurora Borealis away from the big city lights.
This tour has been a best seller for the last 3 years.

price from $1.275

Northern Lights Self Drive

4 nights, winter
Northern Lights Self Drive

The winter period from October to March is the best time to see the Northern Lights (aurora borealis). This is one of the great natural wonders of the world as the night sky lights up with continually changing patterns of iridescent color to produce a natural laser show. Book a self drive weekend with Nordika Travel and we will help you explore Iceland’s spectacular countryside.

Price from $1,035

Northern Lights Fusion

9 nights, winter
Northern Lights Fusion

Aurora borealis means ‘dawn of the north’ in Latin, so it’s not surprising that the remote highlands of northern Iceland as well as the southern & western coastlines provide such a perfect backdrop for the spellbinding northern lights.  The shallow water of Mývatn reflects the iridescent lights as they dance across the night sky, casting an ethereal glow over the dramatic, volcanically-formed landscape. This 10 day tour includes the main areas you may want to explore while hunting for the Northern Lights.

Price from $3,060

South & Westfjords Winter Adventure

8 nights, winter
South & Westfjords Winter Adventure

Nordika Travel is offering an adventure trip 9 days and 8 nights from $2,300 per person. This is a small group adventure tour with a professional guide to the wild and untouched nature. The tour is filled with action; ice fishing, glacier hiking, hiking or cross-country skiing, horse-riding or kayaking and more. In addition you will explore the South Coast including the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the capital city Reykjavik and relax at the Blue Lagoon.

Price from $2,300

Winter Adventure in the Westfjords

6 nights, winter
Winter Adventure in the Westfjords

Nordika Travel is offering an adventure trip 7 days and 6 nights from $1,775 per person. This is a small group adventure tour with a professional guide to the wild and untouched nature. The tour is filled with action; ice fishing, hiking or cross-country skiing, horse-riding or kayaking and more. In addition you will explore the Capital, Reykjavik and relax at the Blue Lagoon. 

Price from $1,775