Reykjavik, Iceland
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Overview

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.
  • 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
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.

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k
, Nov 2018

Had to rearrange the trip as lights not active first time. Luckily saw some activity second time so was worth it. Reykjavík excursions were good and reliable with hotel pick ups and nice talkative guides. Thank you!

A
, Oct 2018

good communication about trip being cancelled due to poor weather. re booked for the following night, no success, so trip re booked for 2nd time and a great success

n
, Oct 2018

We initially signed up for a Friday night tour to see the Northern Lights. Due to cloudy weather the tour was postponed to Saturday. The agency did a great job moving us to a new day without issue. Saturday evening the tour guide was warm and very informative even sharing tales of Icelandic heritage. I felt more like a friend was showing me the sights!!! He stayed with us outside moving among the pockets of tourists sharing more information. Loved the tips for setting my camera and downloading an app for my iPhone to pick up the lights. Thanks!

T
, Sep 2018

Tour was very disappointing ! Do not waste your time or money on this one! If I could give it zero stars I would! The tour started out late and there was mass confusion boarding the bus. The tour guide was very cold and unfriendly and did not create a warm atmosphere. She was difficult to understand. We saw very few Northern Lights and the tour returned very late and in my honest opinion was a total waste. My other tours in Iceland were on GrayLine or BusTravel which are far superior companies, Reykjavik Excursions was not as well run as the other companies I mentioned!

P
, Sep 2018

Pick up was on time, very informative guide. We were very lucky to see the lights our 1st night out! Our original tour was cancelled due to weather and frankly I was good with that as we had just arrived that morning and hadn't slept. We re-booked Wednesday afternoon around 2 via email and they responded with in 30 minutes saying no problem see you tonight. So being able to rebook for the same day of event was great. I was worried they wouldn't be able to take us on short notice but they sure did!The bus was warm and comfortable.Within 5 minutes of arrival tge lights started their magnificent show!

R
, May 2018

For value for money this cannot be beaten, I booked this tour for the first night I was in Iceland knowing fully that it was going to be difficult to find the lights, the guides offer advice on how to take pictures in the low light which can be very useful if you do not know what you are doing. Do not go expecting to drive to lots of locations in one night, the tour takes you away from the city to a single location where you will stay the night. The first day I didn't see anything, so they honoured their come back any day policy and I rebooked by email the next morning to go the day after, we saw very faint lights the second night and the guide Kindly said we can rebook as the day after would be better, so again I did and finally on the third night I got the full blown lights albeit for 10 minutes but trust me that will be all you need!

H
, Apr 2018

We stayed longer and were able to see the lights for about 20 min, pretty amazing. Just read online and be aware and not have expectations that what you witness with bare eyes will match the photos you see online, there is a big difference so do not be disappointed. But if you are lucky like us you will still be able to see different colors and it is a once in a lifetime experience for may of us so really worth trying it.

s
, Apr 2018

We didn't see the lights but we didn't like that we went to the meeting place and on the way back we were the last to be dropped off. Also, the guide was hard to hear and did not give a lot of info.

J
, Apr 2018

We saw the lights and they were epic!!!!! Need we say more?

S
, Apr 2018

Great Experience


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