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Northern Lights Tour by Bus

Reykjavík, Iceland
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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.
  • 3-hour tour to view the spectacular Northern Lights from Reykjavik
  • Travel to an ideal vantage point in a comfortable and heated vehicle
  • Learn about the fascinating science behind the natural phenomenon from your expert guide
  • With luck, experience a spectacular show of vivid color and vibrant illumination
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Departure Point

1: Reykjavík, Iceland
2: Bus Stop #1 Ráðhús City Hall, Vonarstræti 10, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
3: Tjörnin, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
4: Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
5: Miðbakki, Geirsgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
6: Bus stop #5 Harpa, Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
7: Bus Stop #6 - Safnahúsið The Culture House, Ingólfsstræti 1, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
8: Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrímstorg 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
9: Bus Stop #9 Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
10: Bus stop #10 Hlemmur Square, Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
11: Bus stop #11 Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37, Reykjavík, Iceland
12: Bus Stop #12 Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6, Reykjavík, Iceland
13: Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
14: Bus Stop #14 - Skúlagata, Klapparstígur 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Departure Time

9:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • infant seats available upon request
  • The northern lights are a natural phenomenon, sightings are not guaranteed

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Super! We were very lucky, we saw the...
, Jan 2018
Super! We were very lucky, we saw the light at first attempt. Our tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable. There is also hot chocolate and cookies which was a very nice touch during the freezing night looking at the light.
Excellent tour saw the light's too had...
Fred G
, Jan 2018
Excellent tour saw the light's too had a fab time and the guide was excellent
It was a smaller tour group, so it was...
Matt H
, Nov 2017
It was a smaller tour group, so it was easier to do our own thing. Guide was really cool. Sang some Norwegian songs as we went.
The tour guide was great and he tried...
Maria B
, Oct 2017
The tour guide was great and he tried to make it an experience but if the northern lights are not there or the weather is bad, chances are you won't see anything. We had a faint sighting but not a real experience.
i waited in my hotel lobby for an hour...
Monica R
, Mar 2017
i waited in my hotel lobby for an hour and a half and no one showed.. no notification, NOTHING! it was the only day the weather was good and ratings were strong to see the northern lights while we were in iceland! Others we met that went with different tours saw them! Very angry!! do not book them! unreliable!
This was an amazing tour! I got to bond...
Matthew B
, Feb 2017
This was an amazing tour! I got to bond with fellow travelers from my hostel as we drove around looking for the lights. We were able to get some decent images with the right camera settings but they were not highly visible to the naked eye so we were invited back to rebook for free. I would have taken them up on their offer if I hadn't been leaving the next day. Great tour guide and company!
Didn't see anything and was extremely...
Maria R
, Feb 2017
Didn't see anything and was extremely cold. I know it's not guaranteed but we went the opposite way of where the Northern Lights were meant to appear that night.
Waited for an hour and ten minutes and...
Gretchen H
, Jan 2017
Waited for an hour and ten minutes and were never picked up for this tour. Disappointed.
We were picked just as it was about to...
Lizette K
, Jan 2017
We were picked just as it was about to begin raining. From our hotel, we were taken to the transfer station - only to stand in line outside, in the rain. Granted, we were dressed for rain, but the forecast should have been a red flag - you can't see anything if it's that cloudy. I had booked the tour before our trip and learned that next time I should book this tour ONLY once we are there and know the forecast for sure. The tour operator offered to take us out again the following night, but we had the same forecast and frankly, the thought of driving around until 2 or 3 in the morning one more time did not sound appealing. Also, I thought the bus would have a hot drink and sadly it did not.
This was awesome! We were lucky enough...
Karlie V
, Jan 2017
This was awesome! We were lucky enough to see the lights!!! Make sure you atleast try!!!!! Holy moly was it cold and windy though, however the tour offers you hot chocolate and yummy biscuits. Our tour guide was awesome! It was his first night and he was very informative. Many people wanted to sleep, he sensed that and went easy.

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