Aurora Basecamp: Northern Lights Nighttime Observation Tour

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Enjoy a Northern Lights experience including a brief introduction to the Aurora Borealis at an educational exhibition in Hafnarfjörður. Sit in a heated lounge while you wait for the celestial show.


  • Witness the breathtaking Aurora Borealis in an unspoiled location near Reykjavik
  • Learn about the lights and how to spot them in the night sky from your guide
  • Stay warm and cozy and enjoy a hot drink while you wait for the lights to come out
  • Discover the science behind the phenomenon at the Aurora Basecamp exhibition
  • Get tips on how to capture a picture-perfect photo from your local expert guide


When the conditions are right you will be able to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Northern Lights at Aurora Basecamp, located just 30 minutes drive from Reykjavik. Please note transfer is not included. When and if the time comes, and the Northern Lights light up the night sky, head out to witness the Aurora Borealis in all its glory. Upon arrival, meet your guide at the entrance of the dome and enjoy a welcome hot chocolate to warm up. Then, wander through a small exhibition together with your guide and learn all there is to know about the Northern Lights and how to spot them. As you wait for the magic to happen, wander in and out of the heated lounge, or have a seat outside by the fire pits. Feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have or for help getting the perfect photograph.


Guided tour Hot chocolate Tea Parking WC facilities

Important Information

  • Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon that can not be controlled or promised by anyone. The conditions needed to be able to see the lights are darkness and a partly or fully clear sky.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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