Northern Lights Holidays in Iceland
Iceland is known for its dramatic volcanic scenery, wild and untamed nature and warm hospitality. However, if you look up into a clear, dark night sky, Iceland also offers its visitors a great chance to experience the Northern Lights.
Whether around Reykjavik or further north in Akureyri, Iceland is a destination that is well established in Aurora tourism. It has reputable operators are knowledgeable and practiced in delivering the best possible opportunities for Aurora hunting, creating tried-and-tested Iceland Northern Lights holiday experiences.
The wide range of activities and accommodation mean that Iceland Northern Lights Holidays really can cater for everyone from the more budget conscious, to those looking for that once in a lifetime Aurora Adventure.
When the sun comes up in Iceland, you have everything from bustling city life, to some of the best volcanic wilderness on the planet to explore. Guests enjoy adventures up volcanoes, whale watching and spectacular waterfalls, not to mention the wonderful culture and food.
Iceland is a warm hearted, wilderness paradise, add to this the Aurora displays that rival any other Arctic destination and an Iceland Northern Lights Holiday could well be the key to your next dream itinerary.
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When to see the Northern Lights in Iceland
The best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland is during the winter season, between December and March.
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Food and Drink
Icelandic cuisine traces its roots back to Scandinavian traditions. Much of it is based on traditional preservation methods of pickling, drying and smoking. Popular dishes include:
- Skyr – dairy product, similar to strained yogurt
- Hangikjöt – smoked lamb
- Kleinur – fried pastry
- Laufabrauð – Icelandic bread that is most often eaten in the Christmas season
- Þorramatur – a traditional buffet served at midwinter festivals
- Rúgbrauð – dense dark and sweet rye bread
Popular Icelandic drinks include:
- Brennivín – a clear, unsweetened schnapps
- Kúmenkaffi – Caraway coffee
Interested in Iceland?
We make tailor-made Icelandic holiday itineraries to see the Northern Lights that are each fully personalised. Each Northern Lights itinerary is made to meet your exact requirements and guarantees that each Northern Lights trip is unique in its own way.
If you are interested in travelling to Iceland and would like to speak to one of our personal travel experts simply call +44 (0) 800 566 8901 or leave us a message through our Contact Us page. We can’t wait to help make your next dream holiday a reality.