Completing my Bucket List

The Northern Lights

Being from the North of Scotland I really should have seen the Northern Lights, but in my 27 years it’s still not something I’ve ever seen.  I’m even from a city which has a song about the Northern Lights!

So with only one evening on our trip to Iceland to see them my hopes were that high.  We’d also been told during the day there was only a 2 in 9 chance of seeing them that evening.

Reykjavik Excursions picked us up from our hotel at 8.30 pm where we headed out to the National Park to search for the lights.

By 11pm I was so cold and had given up all hope to see them, when the bus driver shouted us all over.  They were out.


Our guide offered to take everyone’s photograph and I’m super happy with the result as the Northern Lights are hard to photograph for a novice like myself.


“The Northern Lights tour in Iceland takes you to see a spectacular natural phenomenon which happens during the winter months. The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. Northern Lights in Iceland are visible during the winter months, from September to April.”

You are more likely to see them in the winter months so make sure you add this experience to your bucket list.  Reykjavik Excursions were excellent and our guide was very knowledgeable and told us all about the constellations whilst we waited for the lights to come out.

Amazing experience that I’d say is a must do in Iceland.

Northern Lights Tour with Reykjavik Excursions

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