• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 50.30 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
  • Pick-up 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

Jennie United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We lucked out and was able to see the northern lights on our tour! It snowed earlier in the day February 13th, 2018, so we were not sure if the tour would happen. The company will let you know by 6pm if the tour will commence or not or check with your concierge. The charter bus picked us up outside of our hotel at the bus stop closer to 8:30/9pm. We drove to the northern part of Iceland for about an hour. Along the way, the drive would change directions based on where the tour guide knew where the lights were. THe guide tells your stories about old Iceland and how the northern lights came to be. We stopped at one spot initially, but decided to change at the last minute - so glad we did! The place we ended up stopping at was near a small geothermal pool with a few lights. You NEED to make sure you are in complete darkness no light contamination or your view will not be as good. We ended up walking about half a mile away from the pool into an empty field and the lights were dancing across the sky! It was amazing!!

Make sure to do your research on before you go about camera, or northern lights app for your phone, to be able to accurately capture the northern lights on film.

One IMPORTANT piece of information - book this tour at the beginning of your trip! The great thing about this tour if that if you don't see the northern lights the night that you go, the company will mark it in their system and you will get a voucher to try to go again another night within 2 years of your initial date. If you go at the beginning of your trip, you can try to go again another night during your trip.

Joanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Due to a large amount of snow we were sent to another location and were very lucky to see the northern lights. Fabulous trip.

Kristen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Really good tour. We didn't even get to see the Northern Lights due to the clouds, but it was still enjoyable. There's something about standing around outside in the middle of nowhere in Iceland around 10:30 at night all bundled up waiting to see the Northern Lights. Even though we didn't get to see the Lights, it was still a fun and memorable experience!

vincent s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The reason we picked this excursion was because there was a guarantee to see the Northern Lights. The package is good for a year. If the guide and bus aren't able to find a place to see the Northern Lights, you are able to use it another time. We didn't see lights the original night we booked but we used it 3 days later. I saw the Northern Lights in the park. It was truly amazing and indescribable. I have seen many beautiful things in my life but nothing that compares to the Northern lights. This excursion is well worth attending.

Bryan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Awesome - great experience!

Jamie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour! Our guide G was hilarious. They made it easy! From pick up to drop off everything was thought of. We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights!

Mari United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Let me start by saying that I did not see the lights, BUT the company took me out three nights in search of them. They will do the research and go out to different sites were there is a possibility of seeing the lights. You will return past midnight! If you don't see the lights your ticket is valid for two years!

teddy_the_cow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!

Denise H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The reason we came to Iceland during January was to see the Northern Lights. We were not disappointed! Amazing, dazzling experience we will never forget. A must see!

Debbie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

we could not see the lights with naked eyes but people with good cameras were able to see them which was pretty amazing and better than not at all, however I were told I could try again on a night that suited so book early so you can get more chances if the lights do not show up ,the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and passionate about the lights which made the night very enjoyable.

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