Icelandic Aurora Borealis in November
October 19, 2010 7:11 AM Subscribe
A week in Reykjavik in early November and would like recommendations for places to go and things to do.
I'm particularly keen to see the Northern Lights, and would like any suggestions for how best to achieve this.
posted by Simon_ to travel & transportation around Reykjavik, Iceland (16 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Whilst I realise that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and so no appearance is guaranteed, I'm wondering how likely it is that we will see them at the beginning of next month.
I'm travelling with my girlfriend and wondering whether the Northern Lights tours that are offered around the place are worthwhile? I've read differing reports, and they seem to vary in price significantly. The price seems to determine whether you are in a 4x4 or a coach, but is it as simple as that?
The New Moon appears to be on the 6th November. This is currently the date we are proposing to leave. However, is the visibility likely to be any better on the 6th on the date of the 'full' new moon than it will be on the 4th or the 5th, during the lead up to it? Does anyone have any experience of this? Should we try and extend
Also welcome are any tips or any advice for travelling in/around Reykjavik. We currently don't see any benefit from hiring a car, so are hoping to get by on public transport and/or tour buses. Is this a workable solution?
Are we in for a wonderful holiday, or will we be defeated by terrible weather conditions that mean everything we'd like to see and do will be closed?
What delights should we make sure we don't miss out on over a 6 day trip?