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

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5590HUNT

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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.


  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Laugavegur, Reykjavik or your centrally located Reykjavik hotel
Departure Time:
6 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 12am

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

Northern Lights Hunt

  • Lobster dinner
  • Transport by Super Jeep
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Ahines11, September 2015

Excellent tour! We were picked up in a super jeep which holds a max of 12 people. Gilli was our guide for the evening. First, we hiked approximately 300 meters into a lava tube, where Gilli was very informative about how they were formed. I would recommend good hiking boots or supportive shoes. Then, we had a fabulous lobster dinner with the most decadent waffle dessert I've ever had. to top off the evening we hunted for approximately an hour and were able to see the northern lights. What an awesome performance they had for us. This was a tour of a lifetime. Thank you Gilli for a fabulous evening!

Reviewed by: Kathryn H, April 2015

Excellent, excellent! Our guide, Christian, was knowledgable, kind and fun! The cave experience was outstanding. The dinner was absolutely wonderful and lovely and the lobster was very tasty! Finally, Christian knew exactly where to look for the Northern Lights. His local knowledge paid off for us as, from talking to other tourists, I was the only one with success at seeing and photographing the northern lights during the week I was in Iceland. Finally, Christian helped with photography. I have limited experience with photographing at night and he had lots of tricks up his sleeve to help me get some fun photos! This was a great tour!

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