Akureyri: Hunt for the Northern Lights

Activity provider: Star Travel

Akureyri: Hunt for the Northern Lights

Activity provider: Star Travel

From US$ 122.44 per person

Escape the city's light pollution and spend a night hunting for the elusive and beautiful northern lights near Akureyri. Whether you see the aurora or not, you'll get to discover awe-inspiring views of the night sky and billions of stars.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Please be ready at your hotel entrance 10 minutes before your specified pickup time.


  • Spend a night hunting for the elusive and beautiful northern lights
  • See how many constellations you can spot while stargazing
  • Get away from the city light pollution for the best views of stars and northern lights
  • Stay warm and energized with Kleina donuts and hot chocolate
  • Learn how to spot the northern lights
Full description

Get away from the light pollution of the city and enjoy a night of hunting for the elusive northern lights after dark. The solar activity that produces northern lights has been very active this winter so it's the perfect time to go. The areas around Akureyri are some of the best places to see the aurora.

Your tour will take you out of the city, away from residential light pollution, for the clearest view of the night sky. You may even get to see the Milky Way if you're lucky. Based on the predictions, the guides will choose which direction to go from Akureyri for the best possibility of seeing the awe-inspiring northern lights.

Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather conditions and bring your camera.

Your guide will give you tips and pointers for spotting the northern lights as sometimes they start very faintly.

You can opt for pickup from your hotel, or you can meet the tour guide with the van at the meeting point.

  • Hotel pickup
  • Local guide

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    Meeting point

    The tour leaves at 10:00 pm from KEA Hotel Hafnarstræti 87-89. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hat
    • Camera
    • Water
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Gloves
    • Long-sleeved shirt
    • Long pants
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Warm shoes

    Know before you go

    • The northern lights tour is dependent on the weather and sky conditions and the tour operator reserves the right to cancel at any time. If the tour goes ahead and the Northern Lights are not seen, you will be offered another booking for free
    • The tour operators decide if the tour will run at about 6 PM each day, please contact the operator shortly after 6 PM on the day of your tour to confirm if the tour will run
    • The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed, even if the tour runs
    • If you book a northern lights minibus tour and conditions do not allow us to run the tour during your stay. You will receive a full refund
    • Pictures do not always reflect actual experience or sightings
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

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    The children were too tired and slept on the bus the whole time. The guide was nice but there wasn't much sun activity that night. We had booked because when we arrived in Iceland we didn't think we'd be able to see them alone and finally the day before the trip we saw some magnificent ones from our hotel... The next day too... The activity taught us a few things on the northern lights but otherwise not too interesting. We regretted it given the price.

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    October 29, 2022

    Product ID: 411084