Frequently Asked Questions on Northern Lights Tours
When is the best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland?
The Northern Lights are visible from September to Mid-April, seeing the Northern Lights is very dependant on the weather on the particular day, Icelandic weather can be very upredictable so even though it's raining sideways in the afternoon - you could be watching the Northern Lights with a calm breeze and clear skies in the evening.
How long do I have to stay in Iceland to see the Northern Lights?
We've heard people stopping on a layover in Iceland that got to view them near the Keflavík Airport. I personally have stood on my balconies at home with all the light pollution of the town and stared at the Northern Lights for hours. The season when the Northern Lights are most visible (fall/winter) are so unpredictable that people usually recommend you spend 2 weeks in Iceland to maximize your chances. It's mostly luck, but with the help of a tour operator you might be able to grab the best spot at the best time.
What happens if I don't get to see the Northern Lights because of weather?
If the tour doesn't ship out during your stay, then most tour operators will either refund your ticket, or give you a complementary ticket to grab the tour again (without additional cost). Remember, we really do want you to see this phenomenon! This is however, very dependant on each tour, so read the description before you book to make sure this is available if the Northern Lights is the only thing you want out of the tour.
Can I see updates on the Northern Lights visibility anywhere?
Yes you can! You can go to the Icelandic Northern Lights Forecast provided by the Icelandic Government. If there's a white spot over your area, then the Northern Lights will be very visible (clear skies)