Our Iceland Northern Lights self drive holiday is specifically designed to give you flexibility and a genuine chance to see the elusive aurora zone. The essential elements in order to see the Northern lights is of course it needs to be dark, cold and finally the sky needs to be as clear as possible (no clouds, please). The first two points are usually not a problem during winter in Iceland. It’s cold and dark most of the time. But the sky is very unpredictable. One minute, clouds would cover the stars and the auroras. But the next minute, there might be a “hole” in the clouds where the auroras would shine through for some time.This is the moment when the flexibility of having your own car comes into its own!
During this tour, we offer you the chance of participating in a scheduled tour with an expert guide on your arrival evening, where hopefully you will learn some useful tips on how to spot the Northern Lights. On your second night when you are staying in the middle of the Golden Circle area with your own vehicle available to you And away from any city lights you can then put what you have learned into action.
By day you can explore many incredible Icelandic sights: uncover dramatic landscapes of geological wonders, exploding geysers and thundering waterfalls. By night once again become an agile Northern Lights hunter aided by the freedom of your own vehicle and Iceland’s new Aurora forecast website making it more rewarding than ever to seek out these mystical waves of colorful light.