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Northern Lights & Blue Lagoon

Marvel at Iceland’s Northern Lights and Blue Lagoon

Soak in the rejuvenating waters of the Blue Lagoon before hunting the Northern Lights at night!

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Experience the best of winter with this ultimate day tour of the Northern Lights of Iceland, including the Blue Lagoon! Begin the day at the Blue Lagoon, the most famous geothermal pool in the world. Float in the mineral-rich turquoise water and feel your troubles melt away. After your soak, hop in a minibus with an expert aurora guide to chase the Northern Lights! 

Upgrade to a premium tour to bring your Iceland Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights tour to the next level. The premium version includes premium admission into the Blue Lagoon and a Northern Lights tour upgrade to a super jeep, an off-road vehicle that takes you into secluded pockets of nature for the best views of the lights.

  • Availability

    Sept. - Apr.

  • Duration

    ~10 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

  • Ratio

    1:28

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    21.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Blue Lagoon
Northern Lights
Small group experience
Super jeep tour (premium upgrade only)
Included
All transfers
Blue Lagoon comfort admission, including silica mud mask, towel and a drink of your choice
Blue Lagoon premium admission (premium tour only), including bathrobe, slippers and second mud mask
Super jeep (premium tour only)
Expert aurora guide

Iceland has a lot to offer, but nothing tops the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights. Visit Iceland between September and April and experience these two great wonders in just half a day with our Iceland Northern Lights and Blue Lagoon package! 

Blue Lagoon

Hop on the shuttle from downtown Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon and get ready for the best spa day ever. We’ll arrive at the Blue Lagoon at 15:00 (3:00 p.m.). Along with the transfer to and from the Blue Lagoon, this package includes comfort admission with the classic tour option and premium admission if you upgrade. 

The geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon are sourced from an enormous lava field. The silicon-rich waters are said to benefit sufferers of psoriasis and other skin ailments. Effortlessly floating on the milky blue water, it’s hard not to feel instantly rejuvenated.

Standard comfort admission to the Blue Lagoon includes entrance, the classic silica mud mask, a towel and one drink of your choice. Upgrade to the premium option for a bathrobe, slippers and a second mask of your choice. Go ahead, treat yourself! 

Northern Lights

After your relaxing splash in the Blue Lagoon, take the transfer shuttle back to Reykjavik and rest up before your Northern Lights hunt.

This guided Northern Lights tour guarantees the best chances of spotting the auroras. Our expert aurora guides have years of experience chasing the Northern Lights. They consult weather and aurora forecasts to determine the best place to chase the lights on any given night. Hop in the minibus and be whisked away deep into the Icelandic wilderness, far from city lights. Upgrade your tour to a premium super jeep ride for an even more thrilling Northern Lights adventure. These specially-designed, off-road vehicles can zoom over mountain roads and even rivers to bring you to hidden pockets of wilderness that most travelers can’t reach. Deep in the Icelandic hinterlands, you might be treated to your own private light show.


Pick-up Information

For the Blue Lagoon: Pick-up is at 13:30 (1:30 p.m.) from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

For the Northern Lights: Pick up is at either 20:30 (8:30 p.m.) or 21:30 (9:30 p.m.), depending on the season. You’ll find the actual pickup time in the booking process and on your final voucher. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated. 


What to bring: Warm clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots and a swimsuit. We also recommend bringing a tripod for your camera for the best shots of the Northern Lights.

Please note

The success of the Northern Lights tour depends heavily on weather conditions. We reserve the right to cancel the Northern Lights part of the tour until 18:15 (6:15 p.m.) on the day of the tour if the forecast is not promising. In this case, you will be offered to reschedule your Northern Lights tour. If you don't wish to reschedule it, you will be offered to get a full refund for the Northern Lights portion of the combo tour. If the tour goes ahead and we don’t see the Northern Lights, we offer clients the chance to join another evening’s departure free of charge upon availability. Note that you need to contact us to re-book.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

 

How does carbon offsetting work?

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

Will I definitely see Northern Lights on the tour?

The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we unfortunately cannot promise you will see them. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions.

For more information on the Northen Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights information.

What are the best camera settings for photographing the Northern Lights?

Unfortunately, there isn’t just one simple answer to this question.

There isn’t just one single setting for your camera that ensures great photos.  But if you have manual options, you are probably best served with experimenting with various combinations of ISO, aperture, and exposure settings. As a rule of thumb, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed at between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have proven effective.

A good thing to keep in mind, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have given great results.

Different combinations may give very different results. Higher ISO setting will allow you to capture faster exposures, but the downside to this might be for example grainier images.

If the shutter speed is above 15 seconds it will result in a slight star movement.

Wider angle lenses are usually more versatile in low light settings, but longer lenses give you different options for compositions. Make sure that you remove all lens filters, as they may distort images. You will probably get the best results with manual setting for infinite focal length

What if the Northern Lights tour goes ahead and no Northern Lights are seen?

A refund is not available if the northern lights tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen but we do offer you the chance to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge.

Please go to My Adventures to re-book your tour.

What are my options if my Northern Lights tour is cancelled?

When Northern Lights tours are cancelled it’s usually due to unfavourable weather conditions.

In that case, your options will be to:

1. Reschedule for another day.

2. Find another tour to do and use the deposit for it.

3. Get fully refunded.

Please go to My Adventures to re-book your tour or contact us by phone +354-562-7000.

How do I know if the Northern Lights tour is on for the evening?

Like you might have heard, the northern lights are a pretty difficult thing to predict. You can check en.vedur.is to see the forecast and if the level is high and the skies are clear then it’s very likely that the tour is going. We do update our website’s tour departure sheet with the information at 17:00 pm the latest. If the tour is cancelled, you will receive an email from us.

If we think there is no chance at all of seeing the lights we will cancel the tour. We don’t want to bring you out and disappoint if there is no chance to see the lights.

Will my guide take pictures for me?

Yes, the guide will take a photo of you with the northern lights behind you. These can be single or group photo’s and free of charge.

What months can you see the northern lights?

The Northern Lights season is said to be from late August until mid-April. However, if you want to increase your chances of seeing them, it is best to wait until the clear winter months of mid-September until March.

Can you see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik?

If luck and weather are on your side, then you will be able to see the Aurora Borealis above the inviting streets of Reykjavik. Whether you see the lights or not are dependant on two different factors. The first being the weather. If the sky is clear, no clouds, then you are halfway there to seeing the astonishing spectacle that is the Northern Lights (although light pollution can sometimes be a problem). Increased solar activity is the second half so, if these two merge together you may well be able to see the Northern Lights from Reykjavik.

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