Iceland- Nature’s Cradle
Hitting headlines, topping bucket lists, wooing nature lovers and dazzling increasing numbers of visitors – there seems no end to the talents of this breath taking northern destination. Take a winter holiday to experience the natural phenomenon of the northern lights or go in summer for wildlife favourites like puffins and whales. Join us late February and early March 2020 for a group tour to explore the Northern Lights
An underpopulated island marooned near the top of the globe is a new destination on the travelers map when it comes to exploration. Iceland is literally a country in the making. It’s a vast volcanic laboratory where mighty forces shape the earth: geysers gush, mud pots gloop, ice-covered volcanoes rumble and glaciers cut great pathways through the mountains. Its supercharged splendour seems designed to remind visitors of their utter insignificance in the greater scheme of things. And it works a treat: some crisp clean air, an eyeful of the cinematic landscapes, and everyone is transfixed.
We undertake the tour in February end to see one of Nature’s wonder as it unfolds right in front of our eyes when the nature opens the biggest show on planet earth. This is one show which creates a memory of lifetime for you as the biggest stage is set for a performance by nature.
The Aurora Borealis takes its name from Aurora, the roman goddess of dawn and Boreas, the Greek name for the north wind. On clear, crisp winter nights you can experience the magical dancing of the northern lights across the sky. Seeing this magnificent light show with various colors dancing and twirling before your eyes is nothing short of astounding and each display is unique. The Northern lights are one of the biggest draws to visiting Iceland in the winters, the downside being that they are natural phenomena thus elusive and unpredictable. But Iceland in itself is a winter wonderland where you can experience snow covered waterfalls at every corner, sunrises and sunsets that reflect pink and orange across the sky and pitch-black lava fields covered with a blanket of snow.
The best time of the year is on the darker time of the year so it has to be winters from late September to late March is the best time of the year to spot them. The best time of the day is after it gets darker, the optimum time seems to be around 9:30pm to 1 am and that is when we take the tour to spot them.
Where to see Northern Lights in Iceland- There are numerous tour operators offering these late-night sightseeing excursions from Reykjavik and rest assured we puck the best of the whole lot to get you a pleasant memory of lifetime. Our guides are highly skilled in hunting the lights finding locations where conditions are best for seeing them. We offer northern lights friendly accommodations on this itinerary when outside Reykjavik.
This is a group tour with 12 members departing on 28 Feb 2020