Dress warm, and get ready to hunt the northern lights. Listen to your expert guide as they explain the science behind the natural phenomenon as you drive deeper into the dark of the Icelandic night. The lights are at their most frequent in late autumn and winter/early spring. Between the autumn equinox and spring equinox (15 September – 15 April), However, the weather is also of importance, and September, October and November tend to be wet and snow-less in the north.
From December the weather dries up, and there is normally plenty of snow. If you come in December or January, you experience the polar nights with atmospheric evenings and very short days. In February and March the days are longer and you see more of the snow-clad landscapes during daytime, and the evenings still offer maximum chances to spot the northern lights.
Note: seeing the northern lights cannot be guaranteed. Some weeks, you are treated to fantastic displays, repeated several times during the evening. Other times, the snow falls densely, or the northern lights simply stay away. Naturally, the longer you stay and the more time you set aside, the better the odds.