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Aurora Basecamp & Northern Lights Hunt

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Experience hosted by Anita

4 hours
Includes drinks, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our first stop will be at Aurora Basecamp, a one-of-a-kind Northern Lights Observatory. From the simulated Northern Lights experience, in a cosy inside setting, you will learn everything there is to know about the natural phenomena; what to expect and how to photograph the lights.

By carefully mixing gases and charging them with electrical energy, real Northern Lights have been made in 6 large glass tubes. The tubes are connected to real-time satellite data and simulate natural Northern Lights, their colours and movement. Here, your eyes will also have the necessary time to adjust to darkness to better observe details and colours of the Northern Lights.

From there we step out onto the observatory platform where, if the conditions are right, you will have breathtaking views and photos with the Northern Lights.

If viewing conditions are not right in this location we'll have a cup of hot chocolate and warm up by the camp fire before we jump back into the minibus and continue our hunt. We will scour the surrounding area to find the best sighting spot. !

Pick up for the tour is between 8.00 - 8.30pm.

Departures are guaranteed. We only cancel for weather related warnings or hazards.

Northern Lights sightings can never be guaranteed but if the lights are to be found we will find them on this tour!

Total tour duration depends on weather and can be 3-5 hours.
Our first stop will be at Aurora Basecamp, a one-of-a-kind Northern Lights Observatory. From the simulated Northern Lights experience, in a cosy inside setting, you will learn everything there is to know about the natural phenomena; what to expect and how to photograph the lights.

By carefully mixing gases and charging them with electrical energy, real Northern Lights have been made in 6 large glass tubes. The tubes are connected to r…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Complimentary hot chocolate or tea at Aurora Basecamp.
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee to Aurora Basecamp is included.
  • Transportation
    Depending on the group size we will travel in a 4x4 or a small group minibu...
  • Equipment
    Should we be lucky enough to find the Northern Lights you can have your pho...
From $109
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Anita

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I am born and raised under the Northern Lights of Iceland and every time I experience the lights I feel at one with life, the universe and everything. I have been a professional Northern Lights hunter since 2014 and love sharing my passion with people as they experience the magic for the very first time.

With an extensive knowledge of space weather, local meteorology and a love for the Northern Lights my little company, Happyworld, has become a leader in the field of Northern Lights hunting in Iceland.

My co-hosts: Klemmi, Þröstur, Ástþór, Gandri and I are all expert Northern Lights guides. We have a priority access to the Aurora Basecamp facilites and we know several secret locations in the area giving us an advantage in Northern Lights hunting.
I am born and raised under the Northern Lights of Iceland and every time I experience the lights I feel at one with life, the universe and everything. I have been a professional Northern Lights hunter since 2014 and love sharing my passion with people as they experience the magic for the very first time.

With an extensive knowledge of space weather, local meteorology and a love for the Northern Lights my little company, Happyworld, has become a leader in the field of Northern Lights h…
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Where you'll be

Aurora Basecamp is located in the vast lava fields of Reykjanes Geopark. The real-time Northern Lights simulation is the perfect way to set expectations and prepare for the search. Sightings of the natural phenomena are up to Mother Nature and never guaranteed.

The Reykjanes area offers optimal viewing grounds surrounded by lavafields, volcanic and geothermal areas. We use our expertise and experience to choose the best location.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

Please wear very warm clothes to enjoy this tour fully, we spend a lot of time outside in the cold.

What to bring

Wear warm and windproof layers to be able to enjoy this tour to the fullest. We spend a lot of time outside in the cold Icelandic winter.

If you have your own camera remember to bring a tripod. We can help you choose the right settings. We also bring our own camera and take photos to share!