Northern Lights Tours from Reykjavik Reviews
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No lights first night. No problem as Icelandic Excursions will take you as often as needed til you get to see them at no extra cost and this is open for 2 years. Second night had to be cancelled due to cloud cover. Third night we saw them. What a fabulous sight. So worth the effort. Icelandic Excursions are a brilliant company too - couldn't rate them highly enough. Thanks guys!
tour was cancelled 1st night due to cloud , but was honoured the following night , long trip ,guide had plenty of stories and info about the island and its history .the lights themselves were awesome a must do .
This was one on my list of the things I wanted to see before I die and it was absolutely worth it, it brought a tear to my eye. The tour guide was really knowledgable and shared many interesting facts about the lights and Iceland itself. Although you travel to the location in a very large tour bus you do not feel crowded when viewing the lights and you might even get to make a few new friends. I would really really recommend getting a professional camera as my little digital casio did not do it justice.
I was fortunate that the weather cooperated and was able to see the Northern Lights, but I also want to compliment the bus drivers and tour guides for doing all that was possible for us to see them. We moved to three different locations as they consulted forcasts for the visibility. They really wanted to do their best to allow us to see this spectacular sight
Picked up from our hotel. Taken to national park approx 10:00pm. It was dark, very very cold but brilliant. Guide explained the stars on show and the Aurora was brill.
Excellent tour guides (Jakob, Baldur and co). Even though we had to wait a while for the clouds to clear, they kept the group happy, despite the cold. Spectacular view of the Northern Lights that night too.
This was a great tour! The original date was Feb 24 the tour was postponed several nights due to visibility issues. We finally went in Feb 27. It was clear but the aurora did not show. We then went to a different location ehere we saw some but nothing spectacular. We then moved to another location where they were somewhat visible. The tour company said it was not good enough so they let us go out again at no additional cost. We selected Mar 1 as it was our anniversary. We spent the day at the Blue Lagoon and that evening the aurora was out with spectular viewing. I recommend this tour but would advise scheduling it early in your time in Iceland in case the weather causes a postponment.
Awesome! For the first few hours thought we weren't going tosee the lights, but the tour leaders persevered and when the Lights came they were almost unbelieveable. Would recommend this to anyone in spite of the late finish!
The tour guide done their utmost to make sure we saw the Northern Lights. We were very lucky. She was helpful and very kind. Excellent tour.
our trip was cancelled twice because of cloud . When we eventually went on our last night, it was a very a clear night but unfortunately there was no solar activity. however we were informed that as we had not been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights our tickets would be valid for two years if we hapened to return to iceland. You cannot get fairer than that! It was an enjoyable but cold trip anyway.
Right, let's get this straight so no one else gets as confused as we did. First off don't expect to see lights like you do in pictures and postcards. This is how the camera see's the lights which is NOT the same as how the naked eye sees the lights. A camera lets in a lot more light so is able to collect more colour for the image. If you see lights like in the photos then you are very very lucky indeed! What you will be looking for are "bows" or "electrically charged" sections of the sky. You might see some cloudy night time rainbows or some pale green swoops. Of course this is still a nice experience.
I tried this trip four times to try and get some good photos. The first night we saw a very pale "bow" and on the way home a green streak that was apparently rated a 5 but we couldn't get out the coach. The second night was cancelled. The third we saw nothing at all. The fourth night was the best as we went to a family run hotel in a field. They had hot chocolate and waffles, ping-pong table and seating area so this was a much more enjoyable trip. Previously we had only the coach to keep warm on and stopped for an hour at a service station to wait for it to get dark.
If you are patient, bring lots and lots of warm layers and BRING A TRIPOD then you will have a much nicer time than everyone else. You can not take photos just holding the camera or balancing it on the floor/your knee/friend's head. You need to have a camera that will let you set manually or have at least a 10 second shutter speed.
Go with the expectation that you won't see anything but it will be nice if you do and just enjoy the ride, then you won't be disappointed if nothing happens. Don't sit on the bus and complain that it's late and cold and boring and you didn't see anything. Nature is unpredictable and you need to respect this!!
On the plus side the tour guides are very enthusiastic, helpful with setting up your camera and have a lot of things to tell you and share with you.
After waiting for a couple hours, we saw the lights right before we were leaving. That was awesome
the tour was awesome... we were lucky enough to check out the northern lights
Great tour but the pick up at 7.30 ish is far too early, going out about 9 would be much better and leave you exposed to the cold much less. About 45 min trip out of the city away from all light polution to an isolated spot, there is a cafe you can go in and out of and the buses stay open..guides are really good and know when they are about to appear...Unless you have an intimate knowledge of photography and a brilliant camera, don't take photos, as the flash on your digital one just spoils it...all you could hear was shouts of no flash for hours...we went after the solar flares so we were dead lucky
The tour guides were excellent and tried very hard to get to see the lights, took two nights ...... late evenings ..... paid for another night as reports were that the weekend was going to see excellent activity - but to no avail, too much cloud but the tour guides worked hard to try to find a break in the sky!!.
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