Winter picture with aurora and both shiny moon and venus in the sky.

Chasing Northern Lights in Iceland

Aurora borealis is one of the most incredible natural phenomena in the world. Many people visiting Iceland between early September and mid-April have high hopes to see the northern lights during their stay. For us the people living in the Northern Hemisphere, it is quite normal to see the sky covered with different colors of dancing northern lights but believe me – it always amazes us as much as when we saw them for the first time!

inflatable boats sailing on a glacial lagoon close up to the glacier wall.

Boat tours in Southeast Iceland

Iceland is often referred to as the Land of Fire and Ice but no visit to the country would be complete without water. There are some great boat tours that you can book to get out on some of the most scenic lakes, lagoons, rivers and coastal waterways. You’ll often be treated to the bonus of some wildlife sightings too such as seals or birdlife. If you are looking for a hidden gem you should visit Fjallsárlón lagoon during your next trip. Here are some of the boat tours South Iceland can offer.

A floating igloo hut with a person.

Aurora Hut bed & breakfast “a room” with a view!

It can be hard to find accommodation in southeast Iceland during the months of June, July, and August. Scrolling through guesthouses and hotels with no luck can take its toll. You may start thinking about buying a tent and finding the next camping area or sleeping in your rental car. If that is not your style maybe it is time to think outside the box when it comes to finding a place to stay. That’s it! How does overnighting in a boat next to a glacier and icebergs sound?  Some might think, now why did I not think of this sooner? Maybe because the only possible place on earth to experience this unique stay is on Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon.