The Pursuit for the Northern Lights Adventure

The Pursuit for the Northern Lights Adventure

You have traveled to one of the likeliest places on earth to get a glimpse of the northern lights. Now, let Adventure Patrol help you see this spectacular phenomenon in its full glory. We bring you away from the light pollution of the city to a place where the probability of a sighting increases even further.

The destination varies, of course, depending on cloud cover and likelihood of a sighting. Visitors should be aware that although Adventure Patrol endeavours to show off the northern lights to as many of our guests as possible, seeing them is not guaranteed. Should weather conditions be so restrictive, we will have to cancel the trip and rebook at a time of your convenience. If rescheduling is not possible, we will gladly offer a full refund.

What are the northern lights?

The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south.. 

Auroral displays appear in many colours although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported. The lights 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.

The Northern Lights are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere. Variations in colour are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. The most common auroral color, a pale yellowish-green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth. Rare, all-red auroras are produced by high-altitude oxygen, at heights of up to 200 miles. Nitrogen produces blue or purplish-red aurora.

The lights of the Aurora generally extend from 80 kilometres (50 miles) to as high as 640 kilometres (400 miles) above the earth's surface.

 

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Details
  • - Pick up time at hotel: 8-9:30 pm, depending on time of year
  • - Time frame: 3-5 hours
  • - Price ISK 26.500 per person; with a 2 person minimum
  • - Private tours available from ISK 87.500 for this adventure
  • - Combine this tour with one of our day tour and get them both for ISK 62.900 per person

If you should have any quesitons then please send us an email at info@adventurepatrol.is and we will get back to you straight away

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