Keith Cooper, editor of Astronomy Now travelled with Explorers to Iceland in March...
Icelandic Northern Lights
This tour will take you to the awesome beauty of Northern Iceland with is snow covered volcanoes, ice encrusted waterfalls and lakes that are kept ice free by geothermal springs. In the winter of 2013/14 as the Sun remains active we’ll be perfectly placed to give a great chance of seeing the fabulous northern lights in Iceland.
Comments from our February 2012 tour...
The Trip was great. Good fun and great adventure. I thought it was very well organised and that we were all looked after very well. To top it all we had great Northern Lights experience to have seen them in all their varieties and forms, not least for me the Aurora Corona in the middle of the road in Myvatn! - Peter Soe-Wynn
Thanks for a top holiday or to be more precise, experience! Your company and coordination was faultless - Chris James
I had such a good holiday and will certainly be booking with you again. The service you provide is excellent, from my first call to discuss the trip to receiving information now. There were people on the trip who have been going on your tours for 20+ years - that says it all!! - Elizabeth Taylor
Astronomy - Talks and Northern Lights viewing with one of our astronomy experts.
Transport - Private bus, internal flights
Accommodation - Hotels (7nts)
Meals - All breakfasts included.
Passing the beautiful waterfall Goðafoss to Lake Mývatn area, a wonderland for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers. The Lake Mývatn is surrounded by lava fields, volcanoes and mountains, with weird volcanic formations in Dimmuborgir (Dark Citadels), pseudocraters and underground caves with geothermal water (Grjótagjá). A visit to Námaskarð with its steam jets and boiling sulphur pits. From the lake flows river Laxá, one of the world's great salmon rivers.
Viewing of the Aurora
From our hotel base near Lake Mývatn we will spend our evenings looking for the aurora borealis or Northern Lights accommpanied by one of our astronomy experts.
During your time at Lake Myvatn you will have the opportunity to take part in some optional activities. These include a super-jeep adventure on mountain roads and snow, snowmobiling across Lake Mývatn, cross-country skiing through the Icelandic countryside and various city sightseeing tours of the area.