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4-Hour Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Reykjavík

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Watching the Northern Lights is top of the bucket list for many visitors to Iceland and this evening tour from Reykjavík will maximize your chances of catching nature’s dazzling lightshow. Venture out into the countryside after dark, stop at remote viewpoints according to the Aurora forecast, and tuck into Icelandic pastries and hot chocolate as you wait for the Lights to make an appearance.
  • Northern Lights small-group tour from Reykjavík
  • Visit Northern Lights viewing spots in the countryside around Reykjavík
  • Maximize your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis with the help of an expert guide
  • Warm up with hot chocolate and tasty pastries while you wait
  • Small-group limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience

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3rd times a charm
Getaway33020989523
, Dec 2018
Went out on the tour Friday 12/7 and we were only able to see a sliver of green through the clouds with a digital camera. The guide went to 4 different spots trying to find a break in the clouds, but wasn't able to find one. He gets an A for effort. Since we didn't have luck Friday we went out again on Saturday night and another group told our guide they were seeing lights so she gathered us all back in the van and drove the 45 minutes to where the others were having luck. But, unfortunately by the time we got there the clouds had come in. So, I decided to give it one more try on my last night and it proved the old saying 'Third times a charm". Maurizio drove out towards the airport and after checking with another tour that was already set up there he was told they hadn't seen anything yet, but it looked like Auroras were forming. He parked, I bundled up, stepped out with my camera and tripod, and within a minute of setting up the show started!! I was lucky to have a digital camera and tripod because it picked up the colors that the naked eye doesn't see. With my own eyes all I was able to see were very pale (almost white)forms moving around the sky. But, the camera picked up florescent greens along with some other colors. I had my camera shutter set on 15 and 30 second exposure and wish I had cut that down some because the stars show in all my photos and I think if I had gone down to 5 seconds and raised my ISO I may have less stars and more of the lights images. But, I'm not complaining! It was a great experience and I'm glad I kept trying. I'd also like to note that other companies had cancelled their northern lights tours for Sun 12/9, but EastWest didn't and we were awarded with a great show. I recommend this tour for the perseverance of the guides and the size of the group (under 15) which makes it easier to get people in and out of the van if its necessary to move from one location to the next.
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Our guide was outstanding and found...
Stephen B
, Feb 2018
Our guide was outstanding and found the spot where there was clearing off and on in the night sky and we saw the Northern Lights. The weather was cold and the wind was fierce. So, we all appreciated that the driver and guide served very hot chocolate and Icelandic donuts. This was a very nice tour.
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As soon as we got on the bus, the...
Jim R
, Feb 2018
As soon as we got on the bus, the tour guide told us that the aurora forecast was at 0! I understand when they said it was possible we would not see the northern lights but why did they continue with the tour when other tours cancelled because of the forecast?
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Didnt get to see much of the Northern...
Peggy M
, Jan 2018
Didnt get to see much of the Northern Lights bu5 the trip was still good. Very nice driver.
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This may be surprising, but we did...
Wayne
, Dec 2017
This may be surprising, but we did not get to see the northern lights on the tour, and still felt that the tour deserved 5 stars. We knew that seeing the lights is hit or miss. The reason for the high rating is the great service, nice people, very nice vehicle and the effort put into trying to find the lights. Our hotel was actually outside of Reykjavik and they picked us up at our hotel anyway, and communicated with us very well about the timing and details. Thank you to our tour guide and the driver. It was a beautiful evening.
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The guide started off interesting...
clare l
, Dec 2017
The guide started off interesting and informative but soon went quiet. At the stops we took he was very chatting but whilst driving very quiet. The night was very cloudy with only a couple of small breaks in the clouds but no lights were visable to the naked eye xx
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We didnt see lights the first night...
Sharina P
, Nov 2017
We didnt see lights the first night, but the company was happy to take us out the following night. The guides were very experienced and did an excellent job of providing information and locating areas where we could have the best view. The hot chocolate and sweet treats were an extra added bonus.

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