The Pursuit for the Northern Lights Adventure

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The Pursuit for the Northern Lights Adventure

Great choice! 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 all of its glory! We'll pick you up at your accommodation (near Reykjavik) and bring you away from the light pollution of the city to a place where the probability of a sighting increases even further.

We want you to see the Northern Lights as much you want to see them so visitors should be aware that although Adventure Patrol endeavors to show off the northern lights to as many of our guests as possible, seeing them is by no means guaranteed. (See their description below)  The destination for each night varies depending on cloud cover and the forecast Kp Index. Should weather conditions be restrictive, we will reschedule the tour at a time of your convenience. 

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.


  • - Only private tours available
  • - Prices for the Pursuit if the Northern Lights Adventure only are as follows:
    •      - for 2 guests is Kr. 45.000 per person (approximately $360 per person); and,
    •      - for 4 guests is Kr. 22.500 per person (approximately $180 per person); and,
    •      - for 7 guests is Kr. 15.750 per person (approximately $125 per person); and,
  • - Pick up time at your accommodation (near Reykjavik): 8-9:30 pm, depending on the time of year
  • - This tour is inclusive with the 3rd private day tour booked with Adventure Patrol
    •      - Please see the day tours available here.
  • - Time frame: 3-4 hours

    If you should have any questions then please send us an email at and we will get back to you straight away