Iceland Northern Lights Holidays

Iceland is the land of stunning volcanic landscapes including Glaciers, Geysers, Mini Rift Valleys, Waterfalls, Volcanoes, Lava Flows and of course is a top destination for seeing the magical northern lights.

Over 10 years we have crafted a selection of short breaks for the discerning independent traveller, picking the best locations for seeing the Aurora Borealis.

We have exclusive use of several unique luxury wilderness cabins where you can see the Northern Lights from your very own front door! These are also great if you are traveling to celebrate a special occasion.

The twin-centre breaks we offer also includes our celebrated New Year break to Reykjavik and Hotel Ranga, famed as the northern lights holiday destination in Iceland.

We only work with carefully selected local guides who share our desire to give you a once in a lifetime experience, and are relentless in their desire to show you the best of Iceland including the Northern lights. They have fascinating stories to share about their experiences during the volcanic eruption in 2010 and we continually receive fabulous feedback from satisfied clients who enjoy this personalised service.

Our northern lights holiday programme is always a sell out so if you want to enjoy the northern lights and your own Wilderness Cabins book early to avoid disappointment!

To get a feel for the adventure that awaits you watch this video

Northern Lights Wilderness Cabin Escape Aurora Borealis over Skogafoss Waterfall in Iceland
This 4 night break offers you superb chances of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland from your PRIVATE designer cabin. Experience Dramatic Volcanic Scenery on guided offroad Super Jeep Adventures & Blue Lagoon.

HIGHLIGHTS: Private wilderness designer cabin, Guided Super Jeep Adventure up Eyjafjallajökull's volcano, Guided 4WD tour to Strokkur Geyser, Behind Mount Helka and Gullfoss Waterfall, 1 night in Reykjavik, 1 privately cooked dinner for you.
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Equinox Northern Lights break in Iceland Aurora Borealis
Stay at Hotel Ranga during the Spring Equinox, the best time to see the Northern Lights, with 2 exclusive interactive practical talks on what causes the Northern Lights and how to photograph them, with the opportunity to photograph the moon through the telescope at the observatory.

HIGHLIGHTS: 3 nights at Hotel Ranga, 2 Interactive Talks, Guided Super Jeep Adventure up Eyjafjallajökull's volcano or in Thorsmork Valley. See Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Geysers, Lava Fields, Mini Rift Valley & Blue Lagoon. 1 night in central Reykjavik.
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The Iconic Northern Lights break in Iceland northern lights over Hotel Ranga
This is our most popular northern lights holiday to Iceland combining great Aurora viewing at Hotel Ramga, Icelands premier location for Northern Lights, with unique SuperJeep Adventures and Reykjavik.

HIGHLIGHTS: 2 nights at Hotel Ranga, Guided Super Jeep Adventure up Eyjafjallajökull's volcano or in Thorsmork Valley. See Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Geysers, Lava Fields & Mini Rift Valley. 2 nights in central Reykjavik, Take an Off Road Super jeep Northern Lights Hunt and See the Blue Lagoon.
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Iceland Northern Lights & Whales Explorer Whale watching in Reykjavik
This Iceland Northern Lights trip has a great combination offering you the chance to see Northern Lights as well as many of the natural wonders that Iceland has to offer, whilst staying in the vibrant capital of Reykjavik.

Enjoy two very different Northern Lights Safaris; 1 by boat & 1 by Superjeep. Spend the afternoon on a Whale Watching Trip & see the famed Golden Circle by SuperJeep. End off with a visit to the Blue Lagoon.
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Iceland Highlands Northern Lights Adventure Northern Lights over the Highland Centre in Iceland.
This Feb half-term break takes you deep into the heart of Icelands Highlands, staying in an area fantastic for seeing the Northern Lights. See many of Icelands natural volcanic wonders and experience Iceland wilderness at it‘s best away from the crowds and discover some hidden gems, as well as seeing the highlights of the Golden Circle.

HIGHLIGHTS: Snowmobile to private bbq, SuperJeep Tour in remote Highlands, 4 WD Drive Tour behind Mt Helka, Golden Circle 4WD Tour, Visit Secret Lagoon and Stong Farm, Northern Lights Hunt
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Northern Lights Paradise Northern Lights over Hotel Ranga in Iceland
This 4 night break offers you the chance to explore the stunning Icelandic wilderness including a chance to actually hike on a glacier. Relax at the Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel without the crowds, and with 3 nights at Hotel Ranga you have an excellent chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

HIGHLIGHTS: 3 night stay at Hotel Ranga, Iceland's premier location for Northern Lights viewing, SuperJeep Adventure Tour, Glacier Ice Hiking Experience, 1 night at Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel
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The Best of Greenland and Iceland Wilderness The view from Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat in Greenland

Photo: Mads Pihl. Visit Greenland
This unique wilderness adventure lets you experience some of the most beautiful and remote places on the planet. This is a Wilderness Experience with a capital E!

HIGHLIGHTS: Husky Dog Sled Adventure to remote Inuit settlement, See Magnificent Icebergs, 3 nights in Greenland with Sea Fjord View, 3 nights in Iceland in PRIVATE Wilderness Cabin, Golden Circle Highlights 4wd tour, Off-Roading SuperJeep Adventure, Ilulissat tour, Blue Lagoon, Private Dinner
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Abisko and Iceland Northern Lights Capitals Adventure Northern lights over waterfall in Iceland
Visit 2 of the world's premier northern lights destinations, South Iceland and Abisko in Swedish Lapland. A great journey bringing 2 contrasting experiences into one memorable 9 day itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS: Have a unique and private wilderness boutique cabin in Iceland combined with Abisko Mountain Lodge in Swedish Lapland. Great Aurora adventures including Abisko's Aurora Sky Station, Huskies & Photo evening. Volcanoes, Blue Lagoon, Geysers, Reykjavik and Stockholm
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Iceland New Year Northern Lights Classic New Year fireworks in Reykjavik Iceland
The ultimate 4 Night New Year Break to Iceland. Witness Reykjavik's amazing Fireworks on midnight cruise. See Iceland's Northern Lights at Hotel Ranga and experience Iceland's amazing wonders! Welcome 2018 in Style!

HIGHLIGHTS: New Years Eve 4 course celebratory dinner, Firework New Years Eve Cruise. 2 nights at Hotel Ranga Aurora hunting; Optional Extra Choice of SuperJeep Tour up Eyjafjallajökull Volcano or the Volcanic Porsmork valley
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Blue Lagoon Northern Lights Escape the Blue Lagoon Iceland
This break combines a relaxing stay at the Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel so you can enjoy the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon away from the crowds, and a stay at Hotel Grimsborgir which is ideally placed for both the Aurora Borealis and the Golden Circle.

HIGHLIGHTS: 1 night stay at Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel, 2 night stay at Hotel Grimsborgir in the heart of the Golden Circle, Whale Watching Boat Trip, PRIVATE Northern Lights SuperJeep Hunt
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The Complete North & South Aurora Adventure
If you are looking to experience true nature, dramatic volcanic landscapes, the Northern Lights and the magical experience of Husky Dog Sledding then your name is written on this "Get Away from it all" wilderness holiday !

HIGHLIGHTS: Mush your own Siberian Dog Sled Team, Take 3 SuperJeep and 1 4WD adventure Tours exploring the Volcanic Landscapes, Northern Lights SuperJeep Hunt, Bathe in the warm Geothermal Myvatn Baths, Stay in Private Wilderness Cabin
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Iceland and ICEHOTEL Aurora Adventure Ice Hotel entrance in Sweden
This 9 night break combines a stay at the Original ICEHOTEL with the dramatic Volcanic Landscape in Iceland, whilst staying in some of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights.

HIGHLIGHTS: Staying at the Ice Hotel in an Art Suite, Super Jeep Adventure Tour, Husky Safari, Golden Circle with Geysers, Volcanoes, Lava Fields, Black Volcanic Beaches and Waterfalls, Snowmobile Safari with Ice Fishing, Sami Culture day, Blue Lagoon, and fantastic Aurora Sighting Opportunities!
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Icelandic Aurora over the Golden Circle Northern Lights over Hotel Grimsborgir in Iceland
This hotel is situated near Iceland's famous Golden Circle. Great night time Aurora hunting is combined with seeing Strokkur Geyser, Thingvellir mini rift valley and site of the first democratic parliament in the world, Kerio Crater and Gullfoss waterfall during the day.

HIGHLIGHTS: 3 night stay at Hotel Grimsborgir, PRIVATE Northern Lights Superjeep Hunt, Off Road SuperJeep Tour to see Eyjafjallajökull volcano or Þórsmörk Valley and Waterfalls, Golden Circle very close by!
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Winter Reykjavik Short Break Northern Lights on show during the Northern Lights Hunt with Lobster Feast
Perfect for the 1st time Iceland visitor as all the great features of a Reykjavik Short Break are included in this 3 night stay in central Reykjavik. See some of the extraordinary scenery that Iceland has to offer, as well as have the opportunity to search out the Northern Lights.

HIGHLIGHTS: SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt, Golden Circle including Snowmobiling, Strokkur Geyser, Gullfoss waterfall, Pingvellir rift valley and Blue Lagoon visit
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Iceland Dog Sledding Aurora Experience Siberian Husky Sledding in N Iceland
This wonderful 5 night break shares the best of N Iceland with you so that you have the opportunity to see the Northern Lights, Drive your own Husky Team as well as experience the dramatic Geological Landscape created including lava pillars, volcanic craters and geothermal areas. See Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe up close, and of course the famed Golden CIrcle out of Reykjavik..

HIGHLIGHTS: Mush your own Siberian Dog Sled Team, Take 2 SuperJeep adventure Tours exploring the Volcanic Landscape, Take a Northern Lights SuperJeep Hunt, Bathe in the Geothermal Myvatn Baths
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Our Passion for Iceland

The Aurora Nights team of experts never tires of praising Iceland Northern Lights holidays as a superb way to combine the experience of the natural light show with some truly remarkable landscapes. Iceland is a volcanic island and everywhere you look you will see lava flows and volcanoes, as well as a healthy sprinkling of glaciers, geysers, geothermal natural pools and magnificent waterfalls.

Contact one of our Iceland experts to find the best tailor made tour for you so you get to see the Iceland Northern Lights.

Iceland by Night

For a truly magical show you cannot beat the northern lights. Iceland is one of our favourite destinations to visit with travellers who want to experience this phenomenon.

Viewing the Aurora Borealis

If you want to come with Aurora Nights to see the Iceland northern lights then we would recommend that you choose a period between October to March inclusive and a location that has consistently clear skies.

We suggest you join us in our specially selected locations that are far from artificial light and that are peacefully isolated. In our experience this offers our clients the optimum conditions for watching the show.

Southern Iceland Northern Lights

Some of our tours focus on the southern region of the country where there is a high chance of spotting the Northern Lights. Iceland promotes this region with statistics that record sightings of up to 80% across 3 nights.

The Valley of Porsmork

With its frequently clear skies, Porsmork is one of our recommended destinations for viewing the Northern Lights. Iceland short breaks to this valley rarely disappoint.

Surrounded by 3 glaciers that generate cool air currents which hold the clouds at bay, Porsmork has always boasted stunning Aurora displays. Our experts have consulted with locals who recommend Super Jeep drives into the valley to see the lights even when the skies further south are cloudy.

Our portfolio includes an extra cottage in this Porsmork area which enhances the opportunities for sightings of the Iceland northern lights.

We have 2 new superb Super Jeep hunts for the Northern Lights. Iceland has always had a good reputation for its Aurora and combining them with a Super Jeep trip up to the top of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano to hunt for them on top of the Glacier is the most exciting activity. Even if the Iceland Northern Lights don’t show you will have an incredible evening gazing at thousands of stars above you – crystal clear in the darkness. The snow reflects the moonlight and the tiny lights of the villages can be seen well below you.

Iceland by Day

Super Jeep Tours in Porsmork Valley

Our holidays will keep you busy during the days following the viewings of the Northern Lights. Iceland has dramatic terrain that offer visitors plenty of adventures.

We have spent years cultivating our relationships with local guides to give our clients the ultimate Super Jeep tours in this area. The passion of these guides, who have lived all their lives in this area, is infectious. Many of our guests have caught their enthusiasm and tell us over and over again how their guides went above and beyond to guarantee that the day’s adventures were beyond expectations.

Whether they take you to the top of a glacier, behind a waterfall, on the black volcanic sands or river fjording you will not be disappointed!

Blue Lagoon

After your final view of the Iceland Northern Lights, we recommend that you leave some time the following day on your way back to the airport for the Blue Lagoon.

Blue Lagoon is a geothermal lake which, in places, is hotter than your bath. The silica mud is not only good for your skin, but also turns the water a stunning bright blue colour.

Here you can easily spend 2 hours relaxing or having one of the many spa treatments. From personal experience we would recommend the in-water massages – truly heaven on a lilo and a great way to end your Iceland Northern Lights adventure

Our Iceland Northern Lights Trip Accommodations

You shouldn’t assume that remote and isolated equals basic and rugged accommodation. We have carefully selected accommodations for our portfolio that will guarantee your Iceland Northern Lights trip will be based in stylish and comfortable properties where excellent fresh, organic and regional food is provided by the local friendly and warm people.

Hotel Ranga

Well known for its ideal position for sightings of the Northern Lights, Iceland’s iconic Hotel Ranga also boasts an excellent restaurant and hot tubs. We chose this property because it offers a perfect base to explore Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, the dramatic Porsmork Valley or the black volcanic beaches on one of our Super Jeep tours. Our guests also have easy access to other activities such as glacier hiking and snowmobiling.

Boutique Wilderness Cabin

If you crave peaceful solitude from your Iceland Northern Lights holiday then we can offer you our exclusive and private wilderness boutique cabin. Here your guide will cook delicious meals such as smoked organic lamb and then withdraw to let you enjoy the peace on your own, surrounded by the stillness and beauty of the Icelandic night.

Hotel Laekur

The recently opened Hotel Laekur is a converted farm run by a delightful family who offer personal and informal service combined with simple but delicious country food cooked to traditional recipes. Needless to say it has a great location for the Aurora Borealis and even has a dedicated viewing window for the Northern Lights. Iceland’s natural phenomenon could not be experienced in greater comfort!

Hotel Ion

As remote as it gets, the very recently opened Hotel Ion is situated in a stunning location amongst a lava flow close to the “must see” Golden Circle with its erupting geyser and mini Rift Valley. Close to the original site of the Viking parliament and the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, Hotel Ion offers our clients the perfect base for an Iceland Northern Lights experience.
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