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Northern Lights Tours from Akureyri

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Northern Lights Tours from Akureyri
Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and featuring dark night skies, Akureyri makes a prime base for catching the colorful Northern Lights in Iceland. Here’s how to get a chance at witnessing this elusive natural phenomenon on a winter tour from Akureyri.

When to Go
The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are generally visible around Akureyri from September through April—when Iceland experiences its darkest and clearest night skies. Travelers often have to seek out the best viewing points (a tour guide can help with that), but the unbelievable display of dancing lights is well worth the effort. Keep in mind that Iceland can experience a few as five hours of daylight during this time of year and that the frozen winter nights are quite cold—be sure to bundle up.

Where to Go
Home to only 18,000 residents, Akureyri is large enough to offer stylish cafes and restaurants, friendly bars, and contemporary art galleries, yet small enough to offer a true taste of life in Iceland away from the capital city of Reykjavik. Northern Lights tours take you away from any light pollution in town and out into the north Iceland countryside for the best shot at catching the natural phenomenon.

How to Go
As you head out into the quiet wilderness, Northern Lights tours from Akureyri highlight Iceland’s natural beauty, soaring peaks, and clear lakes—the perfect backdrop for nature’s winter light show. Head out on a coach tour into the Icelandic countryside, choose boat cruise for a Northern Lights hunt, or tackle off-road routes on a 4x4 jeep safari, all with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Northern Lights Day Trip from AkureyriDay Trips

Northern Lights Day Trip from Akureyri

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Watch the northern lights illuminate the sky on a 2.5-hour day trip from Akureyri, and experience a remarkable display far away from the city's glare. No two nights are alike, but with clear skies you may see brilliant waves and flashing bursts of color; learn the science behind the spectacle from your guide as you take in the show.
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Northern Lights 4x4 Jeep Tour from AkureyriDay Trips

Northern Lights 4x4 Jeep Tour from Akureyri

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Go in search of the Northern Lights on a nighttime tour from Akureyri. Travel by 4x4 Jeep outside of town to escape any light pollution, and watch the dark sky for one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular shows. This area of northern Iceland is one of the best places to see the lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, so don’t miss the chance while you’re here. Hot chocolate and an Icelandic doughnut will keep you warm and awake while you wait for the lights to appear.
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4X4 Private Tour in Northern Iceland from AkureyriDay Trips

4X4 Private Tour in Northern Iceland from Akureyri

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Of all the natural jewels in northern Iceland, see the ones that most interest you on a customizable private day trip from Akureyri for up to eight people. Travel by 4x4 vehicle to waterfalls, craters, lakes and more, such as Dettifoss, Lake Mývatn, Goðafoss or the Mývatn Nature Baths. With a guide, create an itinerary that suits you and your group.
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