Best place to see northern lights
Below you will find information on places in Iceland that great for northern lights viewing. Not only because of the lights, but also based on what else you can do at each place. It is important when you are planning a trip to Iceland to research what else you can do at the places you go to as the northern lights can normally only be seen in the evening and many nights there are no lights – so plan your trip and enjoy Iceland in general, all its nature and outdoor opportunities and just think about seeing the northern lights as a nice bonus.
Hotel Ranga – a four star luxury hotel
WELCOME TO HOTEL RANGA
GREAT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Hotel Ranga – one of the best place to see northern lights
Hotel Ranga has been for long time the best known northern lights hotel in Iceland. They were the first hotel to offer a wake up call for guests if the lights decided to show up while they were sleeping. In addition to all the luxury rooms they have it is located in south Iceland, just next to all the famous attractions, such as Seljalandsfoss, black sand beaches, Skogafoss, Eyjafjallajokull and so much more. We highly recommend Hotel Ranga as the first choice for seeing the beautiful auroras dance.
ION Luxury Adventure Hotel
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AMAZING NORTHERN LIGHTS BAR
NO LIGHT POLLUTION CLOSE BY
RELAX IN THE NATURE
Ion luxury hotel with a adventures northern lights bar
Ion luxury adventure hotel is the newest northern lights hotel in Iceland. Located at Thingvellir National Park it is a just perfect drive from Reykjavik to escape the light pollution. The surroundings is amazing to say the least as it is set against a backdrop of majestic mountainous lava. You do both at Ion hotel – relax in a quiet environment or go for a challening trek across ancient glaciers or go fly-fishing in a icy river. A unforgettable experience with great place for northern lights viewing.
Hotel Gullfoss & amazing waterfall
Hotel Gullfoss – next to an amazing waterfall
Hotel Gullfoss has the perfect location on the south coast as it is close to many natural attractions, such as the Geysir area and Skálholt church. The Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland and when this sun is shining, you can see a golden rainbow. During winter it is magical to stay at Hotel Gullfoss. To walk out in the darkness and enjoy the star bright sky and the Northern lights, without any city lights, is an experience of a life time. At Gullfoss you can also get a great opportunity to take great Northern lights photos by the waterfall. The hotel has hot tubs where you can relax and on a clear night, enjoy the aurora dancing in the sky.
On a boat with Special Tours
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THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BOAT
HEATED INSIDE AREA
Hunting the northern lights on the ocean is a unique experience
You dont need to drive for hours outside of the capital area, Reykjavik, to experience the northern lights (when they show up), you can walk down to the old harbor and go with Special Tours for a northern lights hunting tour. It only takes couple of minutes to get out of the harbor and the hunt can begin. In case it is cold – most of the time it is – you can go inside the boat and warm you up with hot chocolate – also the boats are all having heated inside areas. You will be provided with warm winter clothing on board. This really is all a once in a lifetime experience!
Drangsnes – northern lights paradise
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GREAT FOR SEA-ANGLING
UNIQUE HOT TUBS LOCATION
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NEW LOG CABIN
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Great hot tubs for northern lights viewing
Drangsnes is great for northern lights viewing. Not only because you are able to lie in the hot tubs at the seafront while waiting for the lights to show up, but also because Drangsnes is a small fishing town with only 60-70 inhabitans in amazing and peaceful surroundings. You can do so many other things there if you are a nature lover and you are looking for a relaxing environment. Dont forget to mingle with the locals at the Malarhorn cafe. You can book/pay online your room in Drangsnes here.