All about our Northern Lights hunt


  • Departure: 9 pm 16. Oct - 1. Apr (10 pm 2. Apr - 15. Apr 2019)

  • Duration 4-5 hrs

  • Available Aug 20 - Apr 15

  • Small group: minibus never more than 15 people, jeep 1-8 people

  • Pick up and drop off anywhere in Reykjavik area

  • Also available as private tour

Words simply cannot justify the sight of this spectacular phenomenon. It’s an experience that we know you will want to savour and enjoy.

So, with this in mind, our Northern Lights tour has been created accordingly - with an absolute emphasis on the word ‘experience’. First off, we will start our hunt for the Northern Lights with a bit of pre-planning via the Aurora forecast and start our exploration by heading in that direction. Should ‘that direction’ lead us over mountain tracks and rivers – then fear not for our Jeep (21.900 ISK) are suitably equipped to tackle such terrain.  

Our minibuses (9.900 ISK) take you comfortably towards the proposed location of the lights, in a group no bigger than 15 people. We like to keep good connection with our customers and even though the minibus fits more, we do not exceed this number. 

Once (and if) the elusive lights appear its time to pull over, roll an Icelandic wool blanket around you and take in the spectacular swirling overhead light show. Now is the time we break out the hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries known as ‘kleina’ (a sort of twisted, yummy doughnut) – all of which are included in the tour price. 

Could there ever be a better moment? 

Here is how it works

Every day we take a look at the forecast for the evening. Favorable conditions require at least moderate light activity, cold weather and a clear sky. When conditions are favorable, we send out an email to confirm the tour.

Even with the best of guides and a detailed forecast, sightings are never guaranteed. If we don´t find any lights on the tour, you have the option of going again another day for free (we call it a re-run). Just notify us at eastwest@eastwest.is before 14:00 the following day to guarantee your seat.

If the tour never operates while you are in Iceland due to unfavorable weather conditions, we will refund you 100% of the tour price.

Book now - two options

Minibus

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Jeep

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Included

  • Pick up 30 mins prior to departure, at any location in Reykjavik area

  • Hot chocolate and Icelandic 'kleina'

  • Wool blankets to keep warm

  • Free WiFi

  • Camping Rocking Chairs (superjeep only)

  • Knowledgeable, local guide

  • Drop off, back in Reykjavik


Best decision we made! It was a great laugh in a smaller group and a more personal experience, highly recommend East West!
— Emily J. on TripAdvisor
An excellent trip but with Northern Lights it’s all about the companies experience in getting you the best views - which ours excelled in. Top marks to East West!
— Chris C. on TripAdvisor