Frozen Night, Mystery & Magic
Northern Lights Akureyri is a hunting experience. To go into the dark, frozen winter night and observe an unbelievable display of colors, lights and texture, is like waking up in a fairy-tale, full of mystery and magic.
For the Northern Lights hunt we drive out to the countryside or up to the mountains, away from electric glow and city sounds. Where you will be able to enjoy the beautiful night sky at the best possible situation, of course depending on weather. The also called Aurora Borealis, are a natural phenomenon visible in the Northern Hemisphere. A unique display of light caused by a particle collision in the magnetic field of the polar caps.
Our goal in not only to find the right sights for best photograph but also to take our time to enjoy this fragile single moment that will never come again but you might remember for the rest of your life.
We departs daily at 21:30 during the season witch is September 1st until April 15th.
Northern Lights Akureyri tour is also available as a private tour
Private Northern Lights
Read more about the Northern Lights on our blogs
Northern Lights Complimentary
If your Tour Guide confirms that no lights were seen we offer a complimentary tour, on the following departure. Please contact our sales team the day after your tour via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +354 558 8888 to confirm a seat on the next available departure. Be sure to contact before 15:00 so we can reserve your seat.
Sometimes our foreign visitors happen to be at the right place, at the right moment and in the frame of the right Saga Travel photographer.
To find the lights, it is not enough to go out and drive around. You have to know where to go. But sometimes you just get lucky
Star-bright night and purple lights is rear but happens once in a while
We go to places that gives us great photo opportunities
When cloudy our tour guides use their experience to increase the chance to find the lights
To go east, south, west or north to find the lights……is the question
We drive away from the city lights to get the dark surrounding for the best view
We travel away from the traffic and sometimes combine perfect tranquillity with great lights
We use the cloud coverage forcast, wind direction, snowfall, road condition and so much more to decide where to go when hunting for the lights. But first and foremost our experience.
Photographing the lights is combination of luck, location and the right moment
Saga Travel sister company in Reykjavík, GeoIceland offers great day tours from the capital city