Guide to the enchanting Northern lights

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Guide to the enchanting Northern lights 

One of the most beautiful countries with so much to see & a dream destination for so many travelholics.

Among several attractions, Iceland has famous majestic northern lights that are not less than heaven to watch. The Northern lights in Iceland appear due to the entrance of solar particles on the earth’s magnetic field at ionizing and high atmosphere. These lights usually appear green in color. Our private Iceland tour includes the most perfect day for you where you can enjoy chasing Northern lights dancing on their way. 


Best time to see Northern lights 

 Generally, the Northern lights season begins from September and lasts till April. This is the most favorable time when you can catch the beautiful dancing lights. Northern lights can also be seen during August; however, it consists of 16 hours of daylight, which means you will have to wait a long time to see northern lights unless it is dark. But with every passing day in August, the daylight starts getting shorter and your chances of viewing the northern lights get brighter. The months between September and April are considered the most suitable time to catch the Northern lights in private Iceland tour as these months have shorter days, which means it will offer you a lot of time in the dark to enjoy the Northern lights of Iceland. 

How to reach the Northern lights 

If you wish to see more of the northern lights then it is advisable to drive out of the Reykjavik as the city serves more chances for you to see them. It takes a 4-hour drive from Reykjavik to reach the Northern lights in Iceland. It takes you through the darkness which allows you to enjoy them during the journey as well. Visiting here during the late evening time will allow you to see beautiful lights dancing in the darkness, which looks mesmerizing and heavenly. The benefit of visiting here is that you will be provided with a minibus or a boat during the journey to watch the northern lights. It will give heavenly views with the water reflection. 


You can either go on a self-drive to see the northern lights of Iceland or upgrade your trip with our private Iceland tour, which will allow you to travel by a mini-bus instead of a full-size bus if you are traveling with a group. With our private tour services, you do not have to worry about renting a car, driving in poor weather conditions, or tracking the lights. Here, you will be provided with local experts who will check the weather and the best spot for you. As the climate of Iceland is very unpredictable, make sure to pack your windproof jacket and a warm blanket to have a cozy journey towards the beautiful northern lights in Iceland. 


Best places to see northern lights in private Iceland tour !! 


Thingvellir: If you have inclinations towards clicking beautiful pictures of these enchanting northern lights then you must visit the Thingvellir in Iceland. The route to Thingvellir will require you to drive up the hill, which offers the most heavenly views of the lights over the whole national park.


Eldborgahraun: Our private Iceland tour package includes the best place to view Northern lights are away from the city lights. It offers the perfect opportunity to see just Aurora. Moreover, the moss covering the lava field provides a more picture-perfect view along with the enchanting northern lights. It is a great place for landscape photography. 


Seljavallalaug pool: visiting here to enjoy the northern lights will be a unique experience in itself. This place offers you double enjoyment as you can bath in the oldest pool of Iceland built in the center of nowhere along with watching the majestic northern lights of Iceland. It will be a heavenly and unique experience. 


Vik: lying on the black sand beaches and watching the dancing lights while listening to the nearby ocean waves is a lively experience that we offer in our private Iceland tour. The lights reflecting on the water will look heavenly and perfect for photography. There is also a nearby local church that can offer a closer look at the beautiful Northern lights. 


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