• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 53.39 View price calendar

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Seize the opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles on this evening Reykjavik Northern Lights tour. Hop into an air-conditioned 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!

Highlights

  • Evening tour to see the amazing Northern Lights
  • One of the world's most amazing natural phenomena, also known as the Aurora Borealis
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik area hotels and guesthouses

What You Can Expect

Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Mystery tour

Leave your Reykjavik hotel by air-conditioned coach, and journey into Iceland’s countryside to search for the Northern Lights.

On route, listen as your guide explains the science behind the extraordinary natural phenomenon, also known as the Aurora Borealis. Learn about the Icelandic myths that have grown up around the spectacle, and how the fluorescent lights are formed by electrically charged particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Leave Reykjavik far behind, and head into an area free from any urban light pollution — the darker the skies, the better the chances of getting a good view of the lights.

Hop out of the coach at select locations with your camera in hand and scan the skies, with pointers from your guide. If you’re lucky, be treated to a display and gaze at the shimmering veils of fluorescent lights as they dance and move across the sky.

If you’re keen to get shots, get tips from your guide on how to set up your camera and take good quality photos. Sightings can’t be guaranteed, but if you don’t observe the lights, you will receive a complimentary ticket to take the evening tour on another day.

After between three and five hours of looking for the lights, return to Reykjavik where your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Mitch C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

love it!!!!!!

Sebastian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Despite all of the negativity towards Grayline, we could not have had a better experience. Highlight of the trip, but make sure you wrap up warm!!!

When booking our tours, we were strongly advised to avoid Grayline, but after the experience we had, I have no idea why??

Make sure you book this on the first night as if the weather is bad they may cancel it, but they generously offer to book you again the following night until the tour actually runs.

We booked for the first day we got there at 8pm, but they emailed us saying it wasn't going ahead at around 6pm. So I called them up and rearranged/booked to go the following day at 8pm.

On the second day, while we were on another day tour that was supposed to be back at 6pm, we were informed we would not be back until 8pm which meant that we'd miss pick up for this tour.

So I emailed Grayline around 4pm, explained the circumstances and asked to see if we could get onto the 9pm tour and they said that it was no issue. SO SO Glad they could make this accommodation in the booking for us at such short notice, as we were lucky enough to see them. I have to say one of the most amazing experiences for both me and my girlfriend.

Ebba or Edda?? was our tour guide, she was hilarious, it was like we got a comedian and Northern Lights tour, for the price of one. She also took delivering the science behind the Northern lights in her stride not surprising considering that shes an Environmental Scientist at the University of Reykjavik in the day! and gave some folk talks for the people who arent interested in the science.

Petru Ciprian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fantastic!

Michael Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I was in Reykjavik for only 3 nights and this tour was canceled the first and third nights due to cloud cover. On the second night we managed to get out to a dark location but there were 6 large buses worth of people in a really small pull-off from the highway. I understand the tour goes to different places every night depending on a few factors ours was chasing the empty sky, there were still a few clouds around but after standing around for an hour a few people managed to catch a glimpse of a green streak. They didn't 'dance or move' according to the guide so she said we could come back again as this glimpse wasn't sufficient. Keep your voucher as it is still valid for 2 years! One important point though - if the tour is canceled due weather, MAKE SURE YOU REBOOK! at the hotel desk, or give them a call - do NOT just turn up thinking you'll be put on the next night's tour automatically - as my hotel told me I would be. I was lucky I was a solo traveler and they could squeeze me on but definitely ensure you lock your place in as this is one of the most popular tours to do! as well as Blue Lagoon - also another must-see

Brian L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour company took me three times to see the lights. Unfortunately, it was cloudy every night. So they gave me up to 2 years to come back and redeem the tour.

kjgaus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guide made this trip ! After waiting for hours and not seeing the lights our guide spotted them out the window on the way back and the bus pulled over. Incredible to see and would recommend this tour. Thanks

rgiangre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We were lucky and saw the lights on our first try! Tour bus was big and and location had many other tour buses, which means many people which didn't bother us but might bother some

Ruth C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Not only was our tour guide Karl incredibly fun, but they were determined to make sure we saw the lights.
When the cloud cover threatened to spoil our night, they moved us to a different site and we saw them in all their glory.

Mcjose

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Wow! This was definitely one of the coldest nights I've experienced but the guides were able to find a huge open field with no city lights so that we could enjoy the northern lights in all their glory. To see the night sky look like it's being cut with a knife of light is an experience second to none! The agency was very professional and ensured we were comfortable on the coach and warm when we were in the field.

arsonor7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

While the conditions weren’t great for our trip, we loved the scenery at the falls and brisk winter air. And we can try again for free within two years! I can’t wait to go back.

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