• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 49.00 View price calendar

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The Northern Lights are one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomenon, and Iceland is one of few places in the world where it’s possible to view the elusive Aurora borealis. Maximise your chances of witnessing nature’s lightshow on this 3-hour tour from Reykjavík, and seek out the best viewing spots around the city.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Northern Lights viewing tour from Reykjavík
  • Be in with a chance to see the spectacular Northern Lights
  • Seasonal tour available from September to mid-April
  • Choice of evening departure times available
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity

What You Can Expect

Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

The Northern Lights

Begin your evening adventure with pick-up from your central Reykjavík hotel and admire the capital’s illuminated landmarks as you head out of the city. As the glittering skyline fades from view, listen as your guide explains the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights, caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. Learn how the Lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere and charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere, and discover the science behind the variations in color and brightness.

Depending on the weather and ‘Aurora forecast’, your guide will take you to the viewing locations where you are most likely to spot the Northern Lights, so make sure you have your camera ready. If you’re lucky, get chance to admire the mesmerizing lightshow, before journeying back to Reykjavík, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: the Northern Lights in Iceland are visible only during the winter months, from September to April, and sightings are not guaranteed. However, if you don‘t see any Northern Lights during the tour, you are welcome to join the tour again, free of charge, on another night. For this reason, we recommend booking your Northern Lights tour for early-on in your trip, in case it needs to be rescheduled.

Customer Reviews

Betty L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The tour itself wasn't bad. You couldn't see the Northern lights with the naked eye. The tour guide had a camera and we saw a little bit but not what you usually see in photos. It wasn't the tour guides fault.

susan072753

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We visited Iceland to see the Northern Lights and others.
On 2 beautiful nights, we didnt see the Borealis though they were caught on cameras.
We came home with the experience of Northern Lights hunting and glad we did it.
Drivers and Guides were wonderful.

lesley k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We booked this for our first night, we were taken up the mountains, absolutely freezing so wrap up warm, no lights but re booked for free 2 nights later. 2nd visit was at national park and we saw some lights for about 10 minutes. Fantastic

Marisol R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

THE TOUR GUIDE WAS AMAZING AND THE SIGHTS WERE BEYOND WORDS

Inês C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was absolutely amazing. We went the first day and weren't lucky enough to see them, but it was super easy to book for the following night where we finally saw it. We were supposed to wait for the lights until 23:45h max, but they only started around this time, so the guide was kind enough to stay with us there to enjoy them until 1am, when he was supposed to probably be home by then. The actual lights were probably the most beautiful thing I ever saw in my life, I cannot recommend this tour enough.

Claudia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

If everything else had failed, this would be enough to consider our trip a total success! We didnt see anything the first night and rescheduled for the following day. What a spectacle by mother nature! The lights popping up in the sky, left and right! We even saw the ones that move! Priceless!

Maggie V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

My trip was cancelled due to weather but I had no problems receiving a refund

Wanda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!

Charlene C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The staff was excellent and made sure we had a great experience.

susan.klima

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I scheduled this tour for our first night there. The weather did not permit the tour to take place. However, the company was willing to reschedule to the next day. We went the following day and were able to see the northern lights. It was still on the cloudy side, but were able to view them nonetheless. The northern lights are a spectacular sight and glad we were able to see them. This was a big tour bus and given the previous day was cancelled....there were at least 3 full tour buses that went all together. The tour guide would state different facts along the ride. This is a definite to do. Later in the evening, so plenty of time to do something else during the day.

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