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Northern Lights Tours from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Tours from Reykjavik

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the elusive Northern Lights. To help you catch a glimpse of this natural display of swirling colors in the sky this winter, we've gathered insider tips and our top guided experiences. See below for your options.

When to Go

The prime time to see the Northern Lights near Reykjavik is from September to March. You need pure darkness and cloudless skies to get the best views, but beware—the clearest nights are often the coldest. Make sure you dress accordingly.

Where to Go

Reykjavik is a perfect starting point for seeing the Northern Lights. Since the city isn't too big and doesn't create much light pollution, you don't have to travel very far to find complete darkness, which creates the perfect backdrop for this natural light show.

How to Go

Whether you travel by super jeep into the mountains, take a cruise on Faxaflói Bay, or combine your Northern Lights trip with whale watching or a visit to the Blue Lagoon, there are plenty of options to hunt down this mystical natural light show near Reykjavik.

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Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

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Seize the opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles during this evening Reykjavik Northern Lights tour. Hop into a climate-controlled coach with an expert guide, and venture deep into Iceland’s darkness-cloaked countryside, far from the electric glow of any towns. Stop at different locations to scan the ink-black skies for the legendary lights, and with luck, catch a dazzling display that you’ll remember forever. Taking a Northern Lights Iceland tour is a must for anyone visiting Reykjavik in winter, so don’t miss out!
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$57.20
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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

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Search the skies for the Northern Lights on a guided boat cruise from Reykjavik. The still waters of Faxaflói Bay make an ideal spot for stargazing and catching the sometimes elusive Northern Lights. Learn all about Mother Nature’s fireworks display from a guide, sip a warm drink on board (own expense), and enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected).
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$91.28
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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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The Northern Lights are one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomenon, and Iceland is one of few places in the world where it’s possible to view the elusive Aurora borealis. Maximize your chances of witnessing nature’s lightshow on this tour from Reykjavík, and seek out the best viewing spots around the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$44.00
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Northern Lights Snowmobiling Experience on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss

Northern Lights Snowmobiling Experience on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss

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Seeing the Northern Lights is an experience that tops many a bucket list. Realize your dreams of witnessing the magical ‘aurora borealis’ on this tour of the Langjökull glacier from Reykjavik. Beneath the luminescent stars, drive a snowmobile to the Langjökull area, home to Iceland’s second-largest glacier, and settle into a prime Northern Lights viewing spot. If conditions are optimum, you’ll witness a magical display of color and light in the night sky.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$294.54
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Classic Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik with Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide

Classic Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik with Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide

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Admire the Northern Lights, brighter in the middle of the Arctic winter than any other time, during this 3-hour nighttime tour from Reykjavik. With the direction of an expert guide well-versed in the best times and places to catch the lights, head out into Iceland's open spaces for spectacular views. Get guidance on how to take the best photos of the phenomenon and listen to your guides explain what causes the lights to appear. Hear an onboard audio tour in 10 languages during your round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels. Wear very warm clothing; special 'Aurora Jackets' are available for rent.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$51.12
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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

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Take a nighttime cruise from Reykjavik for a chance to see the awe-inspiring Northern Lights from the water. Head away from the city and gaze up at the dark sky, where Mother Nature shows off with this natural light display, also known as Aurora Borealis. The boat features outdoor viewing decks and an interior cabin where you can purchase drinks, if you wish.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72.00
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Kopar Fine Dining Dinner and Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

Kopar Fine Dining Dinner and Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

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Enjoy a meal at one of Reykjavik’s top restaurants and seek out Aurora Borealis on this 4-hour dinner and Northern Lights cruise from Reykjavik. Take a seat at your table in the Kopar restaurant in Reykjavik’s harbor, famous for its focus on fresh ingredients. Enjoy a delicious 9-course meal of Icelandic specialities such as marinated scallops, lamb fillet and caramel cake. Afterward, hop aboard your sightseeing boat on the pier and cruise onto the waves in search of the shimmering blues, greens and purples of the spectacular Northern Lights.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$223.69
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Iceland Super Saver: Northern Lights Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Iceland Super Saver: Northern Lights Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Experience two of Iceland’s most incredible natural sights as you go whale watching and search for the Northern Lights with this package of two separate excursions from Reykjavik. Climb aboard your boat to search for the Aurora Borealis, a spectacular celestial display of colorful lights triggered by magnetic storms. For your second excursion, head out again by boat into Faxaflói Bay as you search for the area’s incredible marine life, including humpback whales, minke whales and harbor porpoises, among others. Both trips include hotel transport (if option selected), guides, warm coveralls and Wi-Fi on the whale watching cruise.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$168.53
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Northern Lights Tour by Bus

Northern Lights Tour by Bus

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Experience the spectacular natural showcase of the Northern Lights during an unforgettable 3-hour tour from Reykjavik. Venture into the penetrating darkness of an Icelandic winter night, far from the glittering city lights, in a warm, comfortable vehicle and travel to an ideal spot from which to view the Northern Lights, otherwise known as the Aurora Borealis. With luck, see an awe-inspiring display of vivid color and enrich your knowledge of the science behind the phenomena with your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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