Northern Lights Day Trip from Akureyri
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Northern Lights Day Trip from Akureyri
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Northern Lights Day Trip from Akureyri

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About this activity
Leave your Akureyri hotel by coach and set off into the darkness to hunt for the mesmerizing lights. The remote wilds around Akureyri are one of the best places to witness this impressive spectacle thanks to the high latitude.

As your driver buses you out to a prime viewing location, take in the scenery from the window. Travel into the countryside, moving further away from the urban light pollution of Akureyri, which dilutes the intensity of the show. When the city glare is far behind and the skies sufficiently dark, disembark and prepare to stargaze.

Cast your eyes upward in search of the incredible display. The Northern Lights appear in many forms: There may be a fleeting streak of spectral light across the night sky or an extended display of dazzling multicolored waves and flashes, ranging in color from green (the most common) to various shades of red, blue and purple.

The lights are caused by collisions between charged particles that enter the Earth’s atmosphere and emit flickering light. In between bouts of sky watching, learn more about the science behind them from your expert guide.

If you’re lucky enough to catch the mystical light show, spend a few minutes taking photos. Cameras often capture more light and color than the naked eye can see, and the images will no doubt act as a magical reminder of your experience. On the conclusion of the tour, the coach will drop you back to Akureyri.

Please note: The Northern Lights are visible from September to April but can only be seen on a clear night, sightings cannot be guaranteed.
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by coach
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring warm clothes, gloves and a bottle of water
  • Please note: some cameras may have difficulty operating below certain temperatures
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
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