Best spots to see the northern lights in Reykjavik
“Can you see the Aurora from the city?”, is a frequent question of hopeful aurora hunters.
The answer: Yes, if conditions are right, you can.
However, the experience will of course not be as delightful as if you’d leave the city lights behind and head out into the arctic wilderness. We often compare it to watching a movie in the cinema with all the lights switched on. Dust an electrical illumination can make it hard to see auroral lights, so your eyes will process them more fainted and not as colorful.
On top, witnessing the magical aurora is definitely a multi-sensual experience. Just close your eyes for a second and imagine the smell of the crispy-clear arctic air and the sound of a cracking glacier above a sleeping volcano – in comparison to the sounds and smells of the city. You get the point, right?
So, if you can – get a guide and head out. You will find our hand-picked selection of tours here:
But: We understand the life is not always following plans – so if you can’t leave the city, or maybe already did and want to try your luck again; here is where you might meet us when we´re in town!