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Northern Lights with Expert Astronomer SNL

Visiting: Iceland
Trip Duration 4 Days

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Northern LightsScores 9.4 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
(10 out of 10)


An excellent short trip. Both the local guide and the expert astronomer were outstanding. The local guide (HowKon - sorry about the spelling!) had a deep knowledge and love of the country and was an endless source of fascinating information and lots of humour! The astronomer (Andy) was enthusiastic, informative and clearly loved his subject. We saw the Northern Lights brilliantly on the first night. The driver was also very helpful.
Confirmed traveller: 10 March 2016
Published on: 13 March 2016
(10 out of 10)


Can't rate this trip high enough. The care and attention to all details has been marvellous. The staff at both Hotel Gullfoss and Hotel Kriunes were friendly and helpful providing good meals and excellent warm rooms. The local guide we had was superb. Hakon Oskarsson passed on a wealth of local information using a very British sense of humour and ensured we visited all the best places as safely as possible. For me the three best experiences of the tour were a visit to the black sand beach at Reynisfjara, the aurora borealis and a superb meal at The Fish Market. The evenings spent viewing the lights with Andy Green, the expert astronomer, were amazing as he passed on so much knowledge in a friendly and amusing way which made you feel involved regardless of your level of experience. He also recommended and joined us at the Fish Market for a first class meal which would rival any of the top restaurants in the UK.
Confirmed traveller: 10 March 2016
Published on: 11 March 2016
(9 out of 10)


Tour leader and astronomer were excellent. Both very knowledgeable and good company. Lovely small group of only 6 people. Iceland is an amazing country with extraordinary scenery. And we saw the Northern Lights on the last night. And it was a spectacularly dramatic display.
Confirmed traveller: 07 March 2016
Published on: 08 March 2016
(9 out of 10)


Two nights worth of northern lights and a visit to the black beach at Reynisfjara.
Confirmed traveller: 07 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015
(10 out of 10)


Seeing the northern lights.
Tip - pack warm, it can be very cold
Confirmed traveller: 07 December 2015
Published on: 08 December 2015
(10 out of 10)


Garden Grove, CA
Seeing the aurora two nights in a row was outstanding. Our astronomer, Andy, was exceptional and his presentation about the aurora was top notch. I can thing of nothing about this trip that I would change.
Confirmed traveller: 07 December 2015
Published on: 08 December 2015
(10 out of 10)


Perhaps surprisingly, it wasn't seeing the Northern Lights, but the little eccentric things like having lunch in a tomato farm greenhouse and dinner in a launderette, or walking across a seemingly endless beach, that gave this trip the edge. A true insight into a people that make the most of their extreme environment with enthusiasm and humour.
Confirmed traveller: 16 November 2015
Published on: 18 November 2015
(10 out of 10)


New Jersey
Great guides and tour group. Dress warmly and be prepared for fun!
Confirmed traveller: 16 November 2015
Published on: 17 November 2015
(10 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

The snow covered scenery was awesome. The geysers, volcanoes and frozen waterfalls amazing to see. We witnessed extreme changes in the weather including gail force winds which closed the roads. The Icelandic guide never stopped talking during the entire trip. He was knowledgeable about all things Icelandic including poetry. The astronomer, Andrew was also present throughout the trip and happy to talk about the night sky and stay up watching for those elusive Northern Lights.
Confirmed traveller: 10 April 2014
Published on: 07 November 2015
(9 out of 10)


The highlights were actually seeing a good showing of the Northern Lights. this was largely due to staying for the first two nights in a small country family run hotel, away from light pollution. We were also accompanied by an astronomer, who kept watch for the lights and then let us know. in addition we were led by a very knowledgeable Islander, with excellent English.

Tips would be to book with Explore and if wishing to take film get equipped with a tripod.
Confirmed traveller: 19 February 2015
Published on: 21 October 2015