If you are thinking about travelling to Iceland to see the natural beauty that our country has to offer, nothing beats taking Reykjavik, Iceland private tours like the northern lights adventure tour. At Basecamp Iceland, our team of local guides would love to share all of their favourite northern lights viewing spots with you. Along with our private northern lights adventure tour, we also offer a wide range of day tours that are perfect for tourists of all ages.
What are the Northern Lights?
One of the most beautiful sights Reykjavik, Iceland has to offer, the northern lights are a complex display of light caused by collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun as they enter the Earth's atmosphere. These lights can only be seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres and can appear in many forms, from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains, or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow. While the northern lights can display many colours, such as shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet, pale green and pink are the most common colours seen by spectators.
Private Northern Lights Adventure Tour from Basecamp Iceland
At Basecamp Iceland, we know that the best way to view the northern lights is with a small group of friends in the middle of nowhere. Our private northern lights adventure tour works to emulate just that by taking small groups of 6-15 people on a northern lights expedition, away from the large crowds and city lights of Reykjavik. This 3-4-hour tour will take you to some of the best locations in Iceland for spotting the lights based on current measurements from a network of magnetometers and cloud coverage data.
While we cannot guarantee that there will be a successful sighting of the northern lights, we can guarantee that we will reserve you a free seat on the next available tour to continue the search and that all of our northern lights adventures make stepping away from overcrowded Reykjavik tour groups worth it.
If you would like to learn more about Reykjavik, Iceland private tours like the northern lights adventure tour, or if you are interested in one of our caving tours, please contact Basecamp Iceland at +345-777-0708 or by filling out a contact form on our website.
These 5 must-see attractions in Iceland are the perfect destinations for tourists to immerse themselves in a true Icelandic adventure. At Basecamp Iceland, we understand how important it is for world travellers to take in the most interesting sites a destination has to offer. That is why we offer a wide range of day tours that are perfect for tourists from around the world, looking to explore the natural beauty of Iceland.
1. Skaftafell Nature Reserve
Skaftafell Nature Reserve is home to some of the most surreal landscapes on the planet. Formed from the constant duel of fire and water, this area of Iceland features black sand deserts, glacial rivers, birch forests, and the Vatnajokull ice cap. Travellers can camp in the nature reserve or spend the day hiking numerous trails, one of which leads to Svartifoss, a waterfall that flows over a cliff of black basalt columns.
2. The Volcano Hekla
The volcano Hekla, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, stands 1,500 m (5,000 ft), towering over the grassy landscape below. This Icelandic volcano has often been described as the gates of hell and has been an inspiration for numerous artists and filmmakers. At Hekla, tourists can take in the breathtaking views while marvelling at the remains of significant eruptions that have taken place over the years.
3. The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa filled with seawater rich in silica and minerals, is often thought to have natural healing powers for skin related problems. Located close to Keflavik International Airport, the Blue Lagoon has been one of the most popular attractions in Iceland for years, as visitors are often enchanted by the milky blue water surrounded by lava.
5. Snaefellsjokull National Park
rSnaefellsjokull National Park, located on the most western part of Snaefellsnes peninsula, covers 170 sq. km of breathtaking landscapes. This national park is home to a lava field, Bardarlaug (an ancient water-filled crater), and the Snaefellsjokull glacier, making it the perfect place for travellers to see some of the many sides of Iceland in one beautiful location.
If you would like to learn more about these 5 must-see attractions in Iceland, or if you are interested in one of our caving tours, please contact Basecamp Iceland at +345-777-0708 or by filling out a contact form on our website.