Chasing the Northern Lights

Chasing the Northern Lights

 

An experience that continues to mystify us all. In the corners of the Northern Hemisphere, dancing across the winter  night sky. 

Iceland is one of the best countries to witness this incredible spectacle, especially between November and March.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS 

  • With your own personal guide go in search of the Northern Lights without the distraction of others.
  • Take a thrilling snowmobile ride across Eyjafjallajokull ice cap
  • Enjoy an al fresco private picnic of tender and mouth-watering local lobster, an Icelandic delicacy
  • Compare stories in the evening around a roaring fire in your own luxury lodge
  • Relax and unwind in the thermal pools of the Blue Lagoon
  • Enjoy an authentic dinner in an ice cave

This trip can be customised to your personal preferences. 

Description

 

The lights blazed in the silent sky. They moved in great swaying bands of colour like a living organism. On some nights they would resemble the swirl of a nascent rose that had begun to open, sometimes it was a great river, and sometimes it was great lines descending to earth like the landing lights of a UFO.

Few places showcase the magnitude of Mother Nature's forces at work quite like Iceland. Earth, fire, wind and water clash and vie for supremacy before your eyes. The result is a raw and untamed landscape of otherworldly beauty. 

 A dramatic fissure in the Earth's surface runs through Thingvellir National Park. Spouting geysers, waterfalls and rift valleys are a visual reminder of the tectonic plates slowing drifting apart beneath your feet. Why not embark on a caving adventure through a vast lava tube? The vivid colours and unexplainable formations of this subterranean cave are striking. 

 Race ATVs along the black-sand beaches of the southern shores. As you gather speed the salty sea-spray and Atlantic winds will blast renewed vitality into your soul. Or feel an icy rush as you snowmobile across glaciers and pristine snow. Vantage points along the way afford jaw-dropping views – from the mighty volcanic ash mountain of Ingólfsfjall, to the coastal archipelago of the Westman Islands. 

 It's not just the under-road heating system that gives Reykjavik a warm glow. Icelanders are peaceful and hospitable with an endearing love of myths, magic and elves. Colourful rooftops and character-filled streets contain an edgy array of off-the-wall architecture, innovative art, lively music and a vibrant nightlife. 

 Capitalise on the healing powers of the mineral-rich geothermal waters of the Blue lagoon or the lesser-known Fontana Geothermal Baths. Soaking in the hot springs under the starry sky, you can't help but succumb to unadulterated relaxation. Throughout your trip we will be monitoring the aurora activity. With the ability to forecast the behaviour of the Northern Lights up to an hour in advance, we can make sure that you don’t miss an opportunity to see this magical phenomena. If you wish, an astronomer can join you for some added insights.