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The tour operator for our trip was Iceland Excursions/Grayline. We went twice as we did not see the lights first time. We were picked up from outside our hotel by feeder coach and driven to their offices by the Harbour. You have to go into their offices to exchange your Viator voucher for a ticket then get on a bigger coach which is waiting outside. (A tip for choosing your seat! Do not sit by the middle door. They cannot turn the emergency light off, it shines in your eyes and you cannot search the skies whilst driving for the lights.) They drive you to where the weather is best and do everything they can so you see the lights. The locations they choose have toilet facilities and a place to buy refreshments. Both Guides we had were brilliant and very informative. Definitely wear something warm! You cannot have too many layers on lol. It was freezing. Also take a torch and some snow grips for your shoes. It was very icy! We saw a brilliant Northern Lights display on our second attempt. Amazing! If you do not see the lights you can go again free of charge. You have to go to their office the next day and 're-book. Your ticket is valid for 2 years which is brilliant if you are short on time. I would definitely recommend this tour.
I got to see them faintly. Lucky enough to have clear cold skies. So many stars and clusters could be seen. Unfortunately they were that intense, but I still got to see them! Dress WARMLY if you are going in the winter.
Tour Guide was very informative and knowlegable.
Got a great visiblity of the Northern Lights, very surreal but well worth the trip!
Would have liked maybe a star map to acompany the trip to help identify the constellations?...
Supposedly we experienced the best night in the last few weeks according to both guides and I would have to say I believed them. The whole sky was covered in shifting northern lights - it looked just like the pictures you see online when you search for northern lights!
We didn't get to see the Northern Lights due to the weather but we still enjoyed the experience. It's great to know that our ticket is valid for 2 years due to us not seeing the lights. The staff were friendly and helpful.
the first night we drove out near the airport from city center the tour guide had us walk over a path bridge to a rocky mud surface in some very cold windy weather.the tour guide spent most of her time trying to teach others how to use their digital cameras. even though all were taking pictures there was nothing to take pictures of. i thought this was crazy but decided to try the next night free. it was another trip to the airport area but this tme we were on the bus. we saw nothing this night either. the third night they drove us out two hours into the country and we saw the lights on three different occasions during the tour.. it was amazing and so glad i went out each night to see the lights on my third trip. well worth it
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.
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.
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.
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.
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