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clock-o5 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more


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!
  • 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

If you don’t see the aurora on this tour, you can do it again at no additional cost.
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.


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, Dec 2018

Amazing night, great guide, great experience. Would recommend and want to go again when we visit next

, Dec 2018

Disappointed not the best of nights to see it clearly. Had expected a glowing sky and dancing lights.

, Dec 2018

Actually we did see the lights, but everyone claimed they didn't. While I understan it was not satisfactory, maybe we should not have gone to waste another two hours in the cold to chase them when it was clear we will not see anything better. As a whole I did not enjoy the guide very much.

, Dec 2018

Seeing the northern lights were amazing and it was a great experience but however the tour guide had very little knowledge about it when asked questions he couldn’t really answer

, Dec 2018

We really did not know what to expect or what it took to see the Northern Lights. Conditions have to be ideal. We were told the previous 4 nights had been canceled but our tour was on. We were very fortunate to see the lights “dance”. The length of the tour didn’t make sense in my mind.. but 5-6 hours went by quicker than expected. Ours ended up being 6 hours because our guide was kind of enough to stay longer to see if the lights were going to finally to be active and he was right! They came out a little after midnight. Chasing the lights was a once in a lifetime experience. Totally worth the trip. Advice-pack a snack because there are no real food stops and we were starving mid way through.

, Nov 2018

We saw the lights on a night when there was only a small chance. The tour company has a network of people who help them find the clear night sky with Northern Lights activity.Once we saw the lights, and there was little chance they would return, it would have been better to head home. It was already a late night. Not sure why we hung out for 45 min extra.

, Nov 2018

The crew went out of their way to give us the best experience, the weather was a little against us, but a few photos were taken and we was offered a free return.

, Nov 2018

Caught the Northern Lights on Friday night 26/10/2018, great display at our first stop lasted 2 hours, highly recommend.

, Oct 2018

It was the worst trip I've been on right from the from the start waiting for the bus to be brought to a central location to change bus. When we got there no one telling us anything bus driver's or guide's there for three hours with no information, I know that things don't always happen the way it should because it's nature that decides no man, but when it came to getting even a coffee the paying passengers had to wait in line for up to an hour while the driver's and guide's cut in line to pour their own without paying and laughing while having there coffee. I am a bus driver and I would never treat my passengers that way. We took the Golden Circle Secret Lagoon with Bus Travel Iceland now they know how to treat a customer you can learn from them. Thank You Mike Pritchard

, Oct 2018

I am well aware that seeing the Northern Lights is not a guarantee so let me just start by saying that. This company was awful. We booked the tour for the night of our arrival so that we would have more time to try again should it be cancelled. It was cancelled twice more due to the forecast. We rebooked for the last night of our trip and even though the forecast was no better than it was the other days, they took us out. The pick up went smooth but then they drop you off at another pick up spot so that you can get on the actual tour bus. This was so disorganized. No one was telling anyone where to go. My friend and I were sent to a bus that was already 99 full so we didnt get to sit together. One of the seats was broken on the bus. It was a broken down piece of garbage bus. We get on the bus and the tour guide does not tell us her name. It was bus 24 on Sunday, Oct 21. She was so obnoxious and rude. She seemed completely disinterested in talking to the bus. She would start speaking about this strange stories and just trail off and none of it made sense. I had ZERO interest in what she was saying. Since I was in the front of the bus, I heard her tell the bus driver that this isnt looking good. That is not something I want to hear when I have to go stand out on a frozen tundra-like place staring up at the sky for hours freezing to death. The bus driver was driving so fast and the bus was bouncing up and down. 25 of the bus ended up almost vomiting from his driving. Twice I went to speak to her and when i started speaking to her, her eyes didnt even focus on me, like i was invisible and she just walked away. After spending a few hours at the first place, we got back on the bus and drove to another place, only to be kept on the bus while she went and spoke to another driver, came back and told us the trip was off. Like i said earlier, I am aware that it is a gamble but at least keep us entertained with someone who has even a tiny little bit of a personality. She had the personality of a wet mop and some attitude. I was livid. The company was the local Gray Line Iceland. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. Rent a car, use another company, anything. Dont use them.

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