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I had heard mixed reviews of this tour, but when you are counting on a natural phenomenon, you never know what you are going to get. Our guide gave lots of information about the lights on the way and right when we showed up to Thingvellir, the lights appeared! It was very cold, but we stayed as long as the lights were performing.
We booked this trip for the first full day we were there as we knew we may not see them first time.Good job we did as it took 3 nights of looking at the sky in the cold before we saw them,but they were so worth it.Had no trouble re booking onto the next days trip,staff helpful and friendly.Take warm clothes,and a camera with a long exposure of around 15-30 seconds, and a tripod, otherwise you wont get any photos.We were told by the guide that Sept ,Oct and Feb were the best months to see them-Good luck!
I'm normally very sceptical about booking things on the internet but on this occasion I'm so glad I did. Everything about the trip was fantastic. The booking service, actually being collected from our hotel at the time agreed, the on board commentary and then the piece de la resistance actually being fortunate enough seeing the lights in the sky. It took about 1 1/2 hours to get dark enough but when it did WOW truly an amazing experience. Thanks Viator. Will def use again next time I travel.
Sunday february 13 we unfortunately did not saw the Northern lights. The tour operator gave us the opporunity to do the trip again free of charge. Monday February 14 we did the trip again and fortunately we did saw the Northern ligths for a few minutes! After that you couldn't see the Northern lights with your eyes, but on photocamera the Northern lights did appear!
Outstanding, we were about to give up, but the guide insisted and it became a magical and majestic natural light show in the sky.
Bus very punctual.We did not see lights on first night and went back next night free of charge but unfortunately did not see them again.Guide and driver did their upmost to see lights by driving to several locations but we were unlucky.Driver very professional as were the guides who had great sense of humour and kept us amused during the journey and were very informative.
It was great. Although we waited several hours to see the lights we eventually did. At first I was disappointed because no lights were visible to the eye, only to cameras, a big green cloud then came over and we got to see the lights. We had a good clear night sky. It takes a while to get to a really dark spot, but was well worth the wait.
We had a great time and highly recommend it. The guide was super friendly and told us a lot about Reykjavik and Iceland. Although we couldn't see anything the first night, they were more than happy to book us on another night, free of charge, and we did end up seeing the Northern Lights.
Brlliant, we were lucky that we saw the lights although obviously this is not guaranteed the anticpation is fun anyway. Our guide was great, very imformative and friendly.
Our tour guide was very good and spent a lot of time letting us wait and then see the northern lights; a special experience for everyone.
We were extremely lucky that we saw the northern lights as soon as we got off the bus. I was expecting colours but they were just white but I have never been so cold in my life - temperature dropped to minus 10 and we were just stood in a car park for an hour. It's a very good offer because if you don't see them they will take you again and again for free until you do see them.
This is a must-do if you're in Iceland during the winter. They were visible the night of my tour, but you do get the option of trying another night if you're not so lucky. Be sure and dress very warmly, as you'll be spending some time outdoors to capture photos.
An excellent though very cold evening. We left at 8.00 and did not return until 2.00 in the morning, but we were taken right back to our hotel. The guide was extremely informative and spoke excellent English.
We saw the Northern Lights twice! Once at the well-chosen place where we were supposed to see them, the second time as the driver got a glimpse of the beginning of the phenomenon and drove us further to a darker place on a side road. Very nice guide and driver. A must for newcomers to Iceland!
I suppose having actually seen the Northern Lights cannot make the trip any less than wonderful... but be aware in case the weather is not the best night has to be completely clear, no clouds they will cancel and re-book you on the next day or any day you like. Well organised they call the hotel 30min before the pick up is due, we had two trips cancelled before going. The guys know what they do and the guide has a lof of knowledge, we got lucky and saw the lights after just an hour going around apparently it can last for a lot longer!. If you are planning on taking some photos I can only recommand doing a bit of research before to get the right settings and taking a tripod shutter will have to stay open for at least 15-20min. A must do in Iceland but please bear in mind seeing them is very VERY random!
Although the tour was cancelled due to bad weather, the company offered an alternative for another evening. The experience was well worth it. The staff are very professional and made the trip very enjoyable.
Local operator offers a free repeat tour if lights are not deemed to be a good enough show. We went two nights running and were lucky the second night. Excellent value. We would highly recommend this tour.
The trip was amazing!! We had a great time, it is very cold so make sure you bundle up but the tour guides were so friendly and will answer all of your questions!
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I have booked this tour on Monday but since it was too nice and clear weather on Sunday, so we have change our mind to take this tour on Sunday night. Unfortunately we couldn't see any Northern light under the good weather even though we have been driving through around 5hours in dark and try to find the northern light. Anyway, the agent allowing we to come back on Monday for this trip absolutely free. This is what make me think about this is worth trip to go as they will make sure you can see the Northern light as possible.
Excellent tour - and we saw the lights. Highly recommended.
picked up from the hotel on time transferred to main bus drove for 45 minutes guide was unsure whether we would see the lights as it was slightly cloudy. however another 10 minutes of patience saw a slight flicker in the sky - bus changed direction and we stopped in a lane in complete darkness and there were the lights flickering across the sky. unfortunately no colours but spooky got some reasonable pictures using a long exposure. I am truly grateful to have seen them as people in our hotel had mised them the night before!! sropped back in the town centre at our request.
This is a must do trip to do in Iceland during the winter months. I was very lucky when I went and saw those amazing lights, it all depends on the weather though. Wish I'd had a professional camera though for the proof.
Absolutely amazing experience, and the anticipation of seeing the Northern Lights was brilliant. We saw what was rated as 6,510, so i will definitely be returning to hopefully improve this rating!! With a professional camera too!
Our first trip was cancelled because of cloud cover. We knew that nothing was guaranteed of course, but went on the next available trip just in case, and, after quite a long trip out to 'chase the possibilities', we saw the elusive lights!! It was well worth the trip, even though they weren't at full strength. I guess we must have stood watching them for over an hour, before I felt myself shivering with the extreme cold. 'Awe and wonder' can only stand so much cold!! A fun guide and a lovely trip. Most of us fell into a contented sleep on the way back.