Hunting for the Northern Lights
If these fascinating dancing lights are the main focus for your trip to Iceland, may we help to maximise your chances of success? The Aurora Borealis are visible in Iceland from late August to mid-April and are best seen in areas without light pollution, even better in a beautiful, unusual location.
Perfect for you if you’d like us to arrange your plans around hunting for the Aurora so that any sightseeing you want to do, where you stay and how you travel is all carefully organised. It’s the details that are important, so please contact us to make a start well in advance.
For a successful trip with a Northern Lights or winter skies focus, good planning and a bit of good luck really helps. Although Aurora sightings are never guaranteed, it’s certainly true to say that we know how to organise holidays that make the best of your chances of success while avoiding the planning pitfalls. We’ll listen to your ideas, understand what you are hoping to achieve and interpret the memories that you want to make. We know from experience that the range of Aurora expectations varies, and we want everyone to return home having fulfilled their hopes so we work hard to get this right from the start.
For some this is simply to be out in the dark, to watch the dancing lights with their own eyes and to have shared in the delight that this brings. For others, it’s the chance to develop photography skills amongst a small group of like minded people or perhaps to be right out on location in a remote mountain hut setting to experience the Northern Lights as part of a rugged winter adventure.
We are here to help with information about our wide range of scheduled and more bespoke holidays.
“A trip of a lifetime! Prior to going, I felt confident about our holiday into the unknown as you were so confident yourself and full of so much information, tips etc. Nothing was too much trouble. Once we were there, we had such a brilliant time doing really different activities we’d never tried before and seeing such interesting geographical features in stunning surroundings. The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful.”
“Iceland has been somewhere I have always wanted to go to, so my expectations were high! I was blown away by the country, its people and the whole experience! Thanks to the Iceland Traveller team!”
WHAT TO CONSIDER:
- Focus on hunting for the Northern Lights
- We recommend 5 or more days in Iceland for this holiday
- Departures from late August to mid-April
- Visits to Aurora focussed attractions
- Photographic support and technical help
- Choice of transport and accommodation
- All areas of Iceland, what would you like to see by day?
- You or your fellow travellers, are you part of a group?
- How long do you plan to be in Iceland?
- What are your preferred travel dates?
- What is your budget?
- Our complete advice and planning service
- Our 100% financial guarantee
- We are members of the Travel Trust Association
- Our package holidays are ATOL protected
- Early bookings really are worthwhile for lower costs and more choice
“The six of us were welcomed by our guide at the airport. We were impressed with the itinerary, both the fantastic craft activities and the quantity of things we did, we did not waste a moment. We had a great guide, she is experienced and listened to what we wanted to do, she was also great company.”
“Thank you very much for the excellent service you provided, we will definitely tell our friends and family about Iceland Traveller.”
“Christmas this year was spent in Iceland as a family having a trip of a lifetime – amazing. Our private guide made it so special – she made us feel safe (no mean feat on the icy roads that would be closed in the UK and in an isolated, magical cave in the darkness), comfortable and really special – she did everything to give us the most amazing time, nothing was too much for her and she made it all great fun. We did/saw/experienced everything we expected and more. It was all even better than we could ever have imagined.”
“We had a fabulous holiday. Thank you for organising it so well. We loved Iceland and the people. We were warned about a virus that made you addicted to the place and we are!”
"We were all happy - from 75 to 18 years old - which is rare! Everything had been organised so efficiently that our trip was easy and meant we could enjoy every minute."
“It was extremely good value for money and one of the most enjoyable holidays I have had. Thank you.”
“We had a fantastic time in Iceland and we thoroughly enjoyed all the tours you kindly organised for us. What an amazing place, the transfer driver was right – we have caught the Iceland virus and will definitely go back at some point!!” We loved it, a weekend was just too short.”
"Another superbly well organised trip, we really enjoyed it and so did all the girls."
“Iceland Traveller organised our trip from start to finish and it was truly remarkable. Everything was thought of! We had the most amazing five days in Iceland and I would recommend your company to anyone who wanted to travel there.”
"It was an incredible holiday. I really feel like if I never get the chance to go to Iceland again I have actually "seen" a part of Iceland."
“As Iceland novices we relied on Julia to put together a four-day package and itinerary for February based on our vaguely expressed preferences. She didn't disappoint. There was just the correct mix of travel, sightseeing, fabulous accommodation and great dining. Couldn't ask for more. The trip went like clockwork, from being greeted at the airport and taken to the Blue Lagoon, to the hire car delivered to our hotel in Reykjavik, to the restaurant bookings, to the glacier walk ...... etc. We had a wonderful time and can heartily recommend Iceland and Iceland Traveller. We will definitely be back for more."
"Very powerful to be up on the glacier!"
“Brilliant adventure and highly recommended. Travellers must be prepared to change activities depending on ambient weather!”
“A trip of a lifetime! Prior to going, I felt confident about our holiday into the unknown as you were so confident yourself and full of so much information, tips etc. Nothing was too much trouble. Once we were there we had such a brilliant time doing really different activities we’d never tried before and seeing such interesting geographical features in stunning surroundings. The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful.”
"Our favourite day was the guided day - getting off the beaten track and doing something not everyone has done - lying in our own private hot spring."