Aurora on the Beach

Starting from: Reykjavík
Season: All year
Duration: 4 days
Available as a private tour

An absolutely mesmerising private super jeep tour with a focus on the Northern Lights. The tour takes you to the remote Westfjords in the north-west of the island which are rich of majestic mountains with spectacular cliffs that take your breath away. Then heading to the Snaefellsnes region that is getting more and more popular with its sandy beaches, friendly small towns and the mystical glacier Snaefellsnesjokull.

Sightseeing during the day and northern lights tours during the evenings. If you are looking for a tour in Iceland that is different from all the others and want to experience the northern ligths by the beach with the mountains all around, then this the tour for you!

Private tours are always about you, and are completely tailored to your interests, preferences and the pace at which you want to travel at.

Below is our standard itinerary to give a general idea of our Aurora on the Beach:
Day 1 - Morning departure from Reykjavík. Enroute we explore the Borgarfjörður fjord dotted with uncountable islands, the Deildartunguhver hot springs and Barnafossar waterfalls; and "the valleys" of Dalir where you can enjoy a breathtaking sunset. Overnight in Fellsstrond beach at a country hotel with a beautiful view over the Breiðafjörður fjord and the Snæfellsnes peninsula, a fantastic backdrop for the northern lights.

Day 2 - Drive to the Southern Westfjords where you can explore the picturesque villages of Bildudalur, Talknafjordur and Patreksfjordur; enjoy stunning views over the great Arnarfjörður fjord and relax in geothermal hot springs. Visit the Sea Monster Museum to learn about the mystic underwater creatures that have been spotted in the seas surrounding Iceland. Dinner in Patreksfjörður town followed by a northern lights hunt later in the evening. Overnight in Patreksfjörður.

Day 3 - Today is safari day as we hit the gravel and head for Iceland's westernmost edge: Látrabjarg. At over 400 meters these are Europe's highest vertical bird cliffs. On the way to the cliffs we will pass the golden beaches of Breiðavík and Örlygshöfn. Take an evening ferry from the Westfjords to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Dinner in Stykkisholmur followed by a northern lights hunt in the late evening. Overnight in Stykkisolmur.

Day 4 - Today we start our day by exploring the colourful Berserkjahraun lava fields. We then head to the magical Snæfellsnes. We drive to the western edge of the peninsula and enter Snæfellsjökull national park, a wonderland featuring amazing beach rock formations, scattered craters and of course the Snæfellsjökull glacier itself. On the way back to Reykjavik we take a de-tour along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord. We can also stop at the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes town, to learn about the first viking settlers of Iceland.


- 4 days, 3 nights, private super jeep tour with a driver guide
- Sightseeing during the daytime
- Northern lights hunts in the evenings
- 3 nights in three star hotels with private bath and breakfast
- One way sea ferry transfer between the Westfjords and Snaefellsnes

It is possible to extend the tour by one or more days.

To bring:

- Multi-layered warm clothing appropriate for the weather (base non-cotton layer, fleece or wool mid-layer, wind/waterproof jacket and pants)
- Hiking boots
- Cap and gloves
- Don't forget your camera!