Tour Operator: Basecamp Iceland 1h 30m Travel method:   Self-Drive Region / Starts from: Capital Region
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Aurora Basecamp Night pass

The Aurora Lounge at Aurora Basecamp is cozy and low lit Geodesic dome, furnished with tables and benches and with plenty of hot chocolate for warming up on the cold winter night. The Lounge is fully staffed with experts that will tell you everything you need to improve your chances at seeing the Natural Northern Lights on any given night of the season.

Finding the Northern lights can be tricky and it takes more than just driving around in the dark. The Night Pass experience is a 15 minute guided tour through our small educational exhibition, designed to help you identify the natural Northern lights right from the starting phase. Using both still and live images we guide our guests through the different phases of the lights and show the current activity of the Natural lights in our unique Northern Lights Mirror Tubes.

As a Northern Lights Observatory, the real magic happens outside in our Dark Park when the conditions are right. The guided tour ends in the outdoor area that is low lit and with open fire and benches to stay warm while admiring the endless space or simply enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.

Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
Free cancellation until 23 hours before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+23 hours - No charge
<23 hours - 100% of total reservation value
What is included

Guided tour of the Northern Lights Observatory indoor and outdoor area. Experience a real-time, indoor simulation of the Northern Lights in a comfortable setting. From there, if the conditions are right, you can take the leap of faith out into the Icelandic night, to get breathtaking views and photos of the real thing! Aurora Basecamp is an ideal starting point to learn how to hunt the Northern Lights on your own and how to take pictures.

150 square meter geodesic dome specially designed to withstand the harsh weather of the Icelandic winter. Cozy and comfortable viewing platform with low light to preserve the night vision and with easy access to hot chocolate to warm up between lookout walks in the rugged lava field that surrounds our Aurora Basecamp. 

Aurora Basecamp´s expert aurora guides assist you with how to find the Northern Lights and how to take the best pictures of the Northern Lights.

Meeting point
  • Aurora Base Camp, Bláfjallavegur, hafnarfjörður, 220
Important information

Warm clothes. 


Aurora Basecamp is an ideal starting point for a Northern Light hunt on your own. Being in Iceland does not give you a guarantee that you will see the Northern Lights. It requires patience, knowledge luck, and the conditions have to be right. Our expert guides provide all the information you need to hunt on your own.

Many of our guests have told us that they see the value in starting their Northern Lights journey at Aurora Basecamp. They learn so much from visiting us that helps them increase their chances of seeing the Northern Lights during their stay in Iceland. And that is exactly what we want to do. Our aim is to help you out in every way we can to increase your chances of experiencing the phenomenon while you are here. So we do encourage you to come by Aurora Basecamp as soon as you can after your arrival. You can use the help and knowledge you get from visiting us for your remaining time in our beautiful country.

Please bring warm clothes because the Icelandic nights can be very cold. 

Please check our location on the web: 

The address is Bláfjallavegur, 221 Hafnarfjörður or 64°00'37.0"N 21°56'06.0"W. 

The new name of the road is Leidarendavegur, but it has not been changed on Google Maps.