Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik: Lobster Dinner, Lava Caves and Eyrarbakki

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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik: Lobster Dinner, Lava Caves and Eyrarbakki information and booking

from
$253
Duration
6 hours
Departs from
Laugavegur, Reykjavik or your centrally located Reykjavik hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 12am
Time of departure
6:30pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Hunt out the mesmerizing Northern Lights and dine on world-class lobster on a luxury evening tour from Reykjavik. With transport by jeep and an expert guide at your side, your tour includes a visit to the Blue Mountain’s lava caves, a lobster dinner at the highly acclaimed Rauda Husid restaurant, and the chance to see the Northern Lights in the countryside near Eyrarbakki village.

The Northern Lights, or ‘Aurora Borealis’ to give it its formal title, is the captivating natural light display that can only be seen in high latitude locations. This unique phenomenon appears when solar wind particles collide with atoms, transmitting the energy created into an auroral glow. Usually a fluorescent green color, the glow can change within split seconds or stay as a mesmerizing haze for hours. In your quest to see the mystical Northern Lights for yourself, your expert guide will collect you by jeep from your Reykjavik hotel, and whisk you away to find the best aurora sightseeing spots that only the locals know.As the Icelandic skies need to reach an optimum level of darkness before the lights appear, head off first to explore the lava caves under the Blue Mountains, about 25 minutes from the center of Reykjavik. As you walk down into the caves with your guide, learn about volcanic activity that produced this magical subterranean wonder world. See fascinating rock formations and glistening icicles – a sight to remember!After you’ve worked up an appetite, dinner is the next item on your evening agenda. At the acclaimed seafood restaurant Rauda Husid, in the quaint coastal village of Eyrarbakki, a two-course feast awaits. With your guide, dine on the restaurant’s renowned Icelandic lobster, plus a dessert of your choice. Drinks are available at your own expense. The Northern Lights can only be seen far away from city lights, so the countryside around tiny Eyrarbakki is the ideal spot for catching the show. With cloudless weather (and a little bit of luck!) you should be able to witness the stunning, elusive Northern Lights before returning to your Reykjavik hotel.

What's included

  • Lobster dinner
  • Transport by super jeep
  • Local guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)