Discovering the Northern Lights

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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

Take a Northern Lights boat trip!
Take a Northern Lights boat trip!

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!

Check out everything else you can do in Reykjavik in our latest post!


12 responses to “Discovering the Northern Lights

    • 5. Vikki

      Hi Paul, the best times tend to be between the end of Feb to the start of April according to most sources. They also tend to be visible in September/October but the winter months offer the best chance 🙂 Have a great trip!

  1. Josephine

    I’m getting married on the 22nd of November and we want to see the northern lights for our honeymoon. Is this a good time to go? We would like a package where we can see the lights by boat, go to the blue lagoon and have a lovely hotel to celebrate our first few days as man and wife. Any ideas?

    • 5. Vikki

      Congratulations Josephine! A trip to Iceland is such a romantic idea post-wedding 🙂 We offer this Northern Lights by Boat excursion which is really popular ( and a Blue Lagoon Express which takes you there for the day. For such an important and detailed package the best thing is definitely to ring one of experts based in our York call centre. They’re really knowledgeable about the products so could tell you what would be the best package for you (0871 221 3344). Thanks for the message! Vikki

  2. gio interested for the northern lights packaged tours could you give me some price.imhoping to go around 15 Dec for a weeknd break for two people..thnx very much..

    • 6. Hayley

      Hi Lizzie,
      Our Ultimate Iceland Package is a popular choice with our customers and includes a Northern Lights Tour You can get 3 nights in a hotel with this package included from £245.50pp (based on Mon 24th Nov 2014). We can also add flights to your booking – prices would be dependent on date and airport location. Let us know if you need any further help or feel free to call us on 01904 717 362
      (calls charged at standard rates) 🙂 Thanks, Hayley @SuperBreak

  3. Helen

    We have just come back from Iceland and it was amazing! Saw the Northern Lights in Thingvellir National Park and I would definitely suggest going the night you get there because if you don’t see them the first night, the tour companies will usually give you a free trip another night to have another chance to see them

    Tip! Bring gloves, hats, ski coat and warm socks and boots as you want to be able to stay outside to wait for them as long as possible

    • 5. Vikki

      Hi Helen, thanks so much for the comment! Amazing that you got to see the Northern Lights – one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences! Did you do any other activities during your time in Iceland? Vikki@SuperBreak

  4. Carolyn

    Hi. Would like a trip to see Northern Lights this year, possibly in March. Can you tell me how much extra flights would add to your package price please?

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