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We were lucky enough to have a clear sky and a feast of green lights to follow out the the national park..tour guides were great and stopped a couple of times along the way so we could nip out into the -13 air and take quick photos before racing back onto the warm bus :
It was looking a lot like we would not see the lights. However the guide and driver were both so informative about lots of other really cool and interesting things along the way and as we were heading back in to town with about 15 monutes of the journy left to go the aurora came out and lit up the sky dancing around for all to see. Do not make this the absolute must see of your visit. We were lucky it hadnt been visible for several days and I met a lot of people who never got the chance to see it. This is a really good plus if you do get to witness it but dont make it your overall goal. You should go on this tour though. Even if you dont see the lights the guides are really great and should you not see it your ticket is valid for 2 years until you do.
It was wonderful and we saw the lights. What could be better than that!
We had a very long night but a very enjoyable and worthwhile one. After our first stop it seemed we would not see the lights. We were then taken to some hot springs and that appeared to be that. But the tour guides kept trying and we finally saw the lights. The guides described them as not the best but at least we had seen them. On our way back we stopped again and this time saw the lights even better. Thanks to the perseverance of the tour guides.
We enjoyed our norther lights tour. We went on January 5, 2015 and were able to see the lights from about 10:00pm for roughly half and hour. The skies were partly cloudy and there was a full moon. As the night progressed, the skies cleared but we saw no more activity. The tour took us to two spots. We were thrilled to have seen the lights since the tours were cancelled the day before and after our trip due to poor weather conditions.
After a second attempt and location we finally got to see the beautiful northern lights which took our breaths away. 4 hours of chasing the northern lights were worth the unbelievable experience of a lifetime! Highly recommend!
The tour guides are really good, pointing out where to look, you need a good camera as an iPhone doesn't pick the lights up! The driver also stopped on the way back so we could see a great view on the lights!
It was too cloudy. Could not see the lights. Was told tickets was good for two years if you don't see the lights you just have to rebook. your name is in the system. Nice ride out, could see the John Lennon light from Videy Island.
We had an excellent guide. We didn't get to see the lights on this tour but are rebooking for another date. Our hotel informed us that you never have to worry about the tours filling up when trying to rebook, because they just add more buses and guides, which is a huge relief to my partner and me.
The tour was great! It was very organized and the guide was knowledgeable and friendly!
AMAZING TOUR. A must when in iceland. Went out first night unfortunately only seen Ñorthern lights faintly. Was told we could go again the following night free of charge. Glad we did had the most amazing display. Female tour guide arga ? Was amazing. Very knowledgeable. Loved this tour. Well don
Great tour guide Anna and we luckily got to see the Aurora borealis.
Seeing the Northern Lights is not a given. I would suggest booking this tour for the first night and then keep trying on other nights if you don't see the lights. At 4pm each day, you'll find out if the tour is going that day. If the tour does go out and you don't see anything, you can go another night for free. If you don't see anything while you're there, the ticket is good for two years.
tour was fine. We did get to see the northern lights. My only problem with all the tours is the tour guides. None of them had a good handle on the English language. In most of their sentences, there long pauses trying to find the words necessary. I believe a tour guide must be able to speak clearly , making the tour much more enjoyable.
We were picked up from our hotel and the tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. She showed us the best place to see the lights and what a show it was too! We can't thank you enough for making our trip perfect. My fiance proposed on this trip and it was magical. Thank you!
Excellent tour and professional guide!!!!! I should have joined one more day. :)
We went on a Wednesday night and the weather was overcast and we were not able to see the lights. They offered to let us go again on any other night we wanted until we saw the lights. So, we ventured out again on Thursday night to a different location by the lighthouse near the village of Gardur and we saw the lights dancing across the night sky. They were spectacular to see in person! The tour operaters were kind and informative and just as happy to see the northern lights as we were. A great experience!
It took two attempts, But well worth every minute. Try to book the excursion on your first full day in Iceland.
We had the chance to see northern lights (beginning of October) !! :) :)
It was great. At the beginning, we had to wait 2 hours before some lights appear. We took some hot chocolate to warm up !
This is something that I have wanted to do for years now and I can finally say that I got to see the northern lights. It is and awe inspiring moment when you get to see them. Our guide and the whole trip was great