We’ve spent the last week keeping our eyes peeled for them, many claim to have witnessed them throughout the UK (including my mum) and we’ve all got them at the top of our travel bucket lists. That’s right, the Northern Lights! This natural phenomenon has had us dreaming of that alternative short break in the freezing cold, just to catch a glimpse of the stunning Aurora Borealis – and this year is meant to be the best showing yet!
The spectacular lights show is best seen throughout the months of January through to March thanks to darker nights and clearer skies. If you fancy a glimpse at the ‘dancing skies’ than you need to head to any of the Baltic and Arctic regions, namely Iceland and Norway. Luckily for you we have a couple of Northern Lights trips available to book at the moment, so here’s our pick of the best way to take the perfect wintery break.
Northern Lights Tour by Bus
Take our exciting Reykjavik lights trip and see the amazing show from the warmth and comfort of the tour bus! Rather than going to the same place each time, the experienced guides will go to wherever they think you’ll have the best view of the colourful skies, meaning you’ll have the best seat in the house! You’ll even get picked up and dropped off from your hotel too.
Northern Lights Bus Trip tickets with 3* hotel stay included from just £69pp
Northern Lights by Boat
Sit back and relax in this fancy new boat geared up perfectly to show you the best of the action. After departing from Reykjavik Old Harbour, you’ll spend two to three hours taking in the incredible views and beautiful scenery in search of the Northern Lights. After only 15 minutes you’ll be away from the bright lights of the city and in the perfect place to witness the aurora, where a knowledgeable tour guide will talk you through the history, science and folklore behind the phenomena. There’s a cosy seating area for you to snuggle up and keep warm, and for anyone who wants to enjoy the adventure from outside, overalls are provide to keep you warm.
Northern Lights Boat Trip tickets with 4* hotel stay included from just £91pp
Northern Lights Winter Package
So this trip is pretty much everything you could ever want from a break in Iceland. Not only do you get to witness the amazing lights, but you’ll also pay a visit to the mighty Gullfoss Geyser and the ever-so-relaxing Blue Lagoon thermal spas as part of this 3 day Icelandic break. We’re even throwing in return shuttle transfers to and from your hotel.
The best part? You can enjoy this full 3 day package with a 3* hotel for just £150pp
Ultimate Iceland Summer Package
Just because the spectacular Aurora shows only take place during the winter months doesn’t mean that Iceland is only a winter destination – it’s just as incredible in the summer, too! Our summer package sees the Northern Lights swapped for a day at sea whale watching, as well as the same Geyser Tour and tranquil Blue Lagoon visit as our Winter trip. As always, return transfers to and from your hotel are included. Prices start from just £260pp – what are you waiting for, book now!
If you fancy taking a trip to Iceland for the Northern Lights and have some questions, then just leave us a comment below and we’ll help with some advice!
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