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About Iceland

Iceland allows you to combine an incredible number of natural wonders in a short space of time. It is almost unfair that one country has volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs and a great Aurora record!

The list of bucket list experiences available on this northerly island is staggering and we have tried to incorporate as many as we possibly can into our dedicated Aurora hunting holidays in Iceland.

We know that there are often adverts showcasing cheap deals to Reykjavik for Aurora hunting, but trust us, you get what you pay for. Reykjavik is a wonderful city and a must-see, but the light pollution of the capital is no place for Northern Lights viewing. So, whilst holidays such as our Reykjavik, Golden Circle and Northern Lights Inn, will show you the bright city lights, we will also take you well away from them in order to hunt the Aurora.

Together with our local team, we offer a range of dedicated Aurora holidays, each with their own style, so you can choose the trip that suits you and your bucket list best. You can search on land, on sea, from a super jeep or from a hot tub, the choice is entirely yours.

Not as icy as you think...

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Icelanders have a saying that ‘if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes’ and never have truer words been spoken. The weather here can be changeable and so you can have snow, sun, rain, clear skies all within a short time. You need to be flexible in your approach here but the guides are more than used to Iceland’s four seasons in one day experience.

It has a surprisingly temperate climate (the Gulf Stream helps this island stay much warmer than its name suggests) with average temperatures in Reykjavík in winter being just below freezing.

Our holidays in Iceland follow the Aurora season and so they kick off in late September/early October and are available until the end of March. Iceland is not the destination for those of you who want a snow-covered, winter wonderland with dog sledding and reindeer, it leaves those attractions to Finland, Sweden, and Norway. Iceland is all about some of nature’s greatest spectacles and, as none of those are reliant on snow cover, you can catch the early Auroras without missing out on other highlights.

Our holidays focus on some key areas of the country, each of which offers an unforgettable experience. Reykjavik, of course, is a must see as is South Shore and the famous Golden Circle (the trio of the geysirs, Gulfoss waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park) is popular for a very good reason. Slightly off the beaten track, we can also help you uncover areas such as the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west of the country during our Northern Lights cruise holiday.

Land of fire, ice, and Northern Lights

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There are some remarkable Northern Lights experiences to be had in Iceland.

During our Natural Wonders and Northern Lights holiday, you can experience an exceptional Aurora hunt in a super jeep! Your expert guide will link into their network of Aurora hunting friends and will use the latest forecasts to lead the hunt for the lights. This holiday also combines time at Hotel Ranga where you can witness glaciers and volcanoes during the day and watch the night sky from the comfort of an outdoor hot tub later at night.

Our Northern Lights at New Year holiday has a fairly self-explanatory title. This four-night break means you combine cosmopolitan Reykjavik with Aurora hunts away from the city lights at night and see in the New Year somewhere extraordinary.

Lastly, for those who want a different perspective on this island and the Aurora, our Northern Lights Cruise incorporates some incredible coastal experiences and three nights on land to take in the sights.

IMAGE CREDIT: ICELAND PRO TRAVEL AND THORIRNK

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Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
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Hotel Ranga

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Our Locations

Home to some of the greatest natural wonders on the planet, Iceland’s volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and glaciers offer visitors a topography begging to be explored. Couple this with an excellent Northern Lights record owing to its enviable location within the Aurora Zone and it is easy to see why Iceland is often chosen as a destination over Finland, Sweden and Norway.

The locations we have included, highlight Iceland’s natural wonders and explore the capital city, Reykjavik, Akureyri in the north, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and the South Shore.

The South Shore features some of Iceland’s most well-known natural wonders and our Northern Lights tours to this region take in many of them, such as the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the Myrdalsjokull Glacier and the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

Our Northern Lights Cruise and Island Highlights holiday starts in Reykjavik and visits the Snaefellsnes Peninsula before moving on to Akureyri in the far north. Snaefellsnes is often referred to as ‘Iceland in miniature’ and the reason becomes apparent as you venture around the varied landscape. Akureyri lies close to the Lake Mývatn Nature Reserve and visitors can enjoy the bubbling mud pools and lava formations of Dimmuborgir.

Explore the Golden Circle during our Reykjavik, the Golden Circle and the Northern Lights Inn holiday or stay at the splendid Hotel Ranga during our Natural Wonders and Northern Lights holiday.

Our trips include some time in the capital Reykjavik where you have time to enjoy the vibrant cafés and restaurants of this buzzing capital.

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Egilsstadir
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Hrauneyjar
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Grindavik
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Húsafell
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Borgarnes
Borgarnes
Selfoss
Selfoss
South Region
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The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with our clients. We’ve explored the destinations, researched the science, and fallen in love with the Scandinavian way of life. It’s our mission to pass this knowledge on to you, providing you with the very best chance of experiencing the magic for yourself on your Northern Lights holiday.

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  • Aurora knowledge and experience
  • Unique holidays, in the very best destinations
  • Expert guides – exceptional local knowledge
  • Advice and guidance every step of the way

Comprehensive

  • We include more in our holidays than any other Aurora operator
  • Price Comparison guarantee
  • No ‘from’ prices, everything you see is included in the price
  • No hidden extras

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  • Proudly Independent
  • The original and still the only dedicated UK Northern Lights tour operator
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  • Over 16 years’ experience