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Reykjavík, Iceland
Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

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Safety measures
icon3 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Seize the opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles during this evening Reykjavik Northern Lights tour. Hop into a climate-controlled 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 select Reykjavik meeting points

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

If you don’t see the aurora on this tour, you can do it again at no additional cost.
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Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
WiFi on board
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur. You must be ready for pickup 30 minutes before tour departure.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Hafnarstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Bus stop 6 - Safnahúsið / Culture House

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Bus Stop 3 - Lækjargata, You must be ready for pickup 30 minutes before tour departure.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Leave the city by comfortable coach, and journey into Iceland’s countryside to search for the Northern Lights.

En 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 receive a complimentary ticket to take the evening tour on another day.

After your evening spent looking for the lights, return to Reykjavik where your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Iceland
Before setting off on the Northern Lights tour, our specialists and guides make a decision of where the best possible chances to see the lights are. That means that there is no fixed location visited, and the destination is selected on a day-to-day basis. We can say with certainty that the Aurora Borealis is one of the most unique spectacles that life on Earth has to offer. That is why we make every effort to provide an unforgettable Northern Lights experience to our passengers with daily tours, supervised by our expert guides. After operating Northern Lights hunting tours for many years, we know a thing or two about finding the best possible viewing conditions. Before each tour, we study the weather forecasts to help us decide what the best location that night will be. If the conditions are right, you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens, painting dramatic shapes, colors and patterns on the night sky.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If the tour is cancelled due to weather, clients can re-book for another evening free of charge, or get a refund. If the tour goes ahead but no northern lights can be seen, clients can re-book for another evening free of charge but no refund is offered.
  • Passengers will be dropped off at their original pickup point or as close as possible.
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • It is important to dress appropriately for this tour, warm clothing is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • The tour lasts between 3-5 hours.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Iceland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik.

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star-5
We saw the greatest...
Debbie_S
, Sep 2021
We saw the greatest display of the northern lights! It was phenomenal! We had an episode with one of the guests and our driver was very professional with dealing with it.
star-1
Refund
Robin_S
, Sep 2021
A man went missing from our group ran away drunk we were stuck with his son and stuck waiting hours in the bus to figure what was happening. We didn’t get back til 3am and only looked at the lights til 11pm. All should be refunded.
star-2
Disappointing
Janet_H
, Sep 2021
To long and to many people on the coach. Disappointed that we did not see the Northern Lights. Wouldn’t recommend.
star-5
A nice drive
MacKenzie_K
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. Unfortunately we did not see the lights but it's not guaranteed. We did get a good view of the volcano haze. But I will say the place we stopped was very brights with cars and didn't seem like we were a dark enough area to truly see much.
star-1
Better luck next time
Meliza_G
, Sep 2021
Too cloudy. We didn’t see any northern lights. We were disappointed but we understand. Nature has its ways.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Northern lights
Sean
, Mar 2020
We didn’t manage to see the lights this time but the overall experience was great. We had a smooth pick up from up from our hotel, brilliant and informative tour guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
"Chasing" the Northern Lights
JiMi_64
, Mar 2020
Very good tour package. We went twice! On the first night, we were taken to several spots to look out for the northern lights. It did appear but was not very "showy" as the guide (Mr Erick) termed it. So, we were offered to go again the following night FOC. On the 2nd nite, it was very clear sky but alas, the northern light didn't appear at all. We were lucky then to have able to witness it the 1st nite, even though not very clear.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent experience
Liz_H
, Mar 2020
Our first tour was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions but we were booked onto the next evening’s tour with no trouble at all. The whole excursion was brilliantly planned from beginning to end. Our tour guide was brilliant and full of local knowledge- we learnt a lot about the country and it’s traditions on our way to see the Northern Lights. We were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the lights which was amazing! I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone wanting a guided tour of the Northern Lights.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Northern lights tour
Inforner123
, Mar 2020
Northern lights trip is just a waiting game, slim probability of seeing anything. There are so many factors that have to take place in order for you to see it. We waited in one place in the national park for about 3 hours - because we didnt see anything you can go on this trip again free within a year I think. Not much going on while you wait in the cold wind or on the coach which you can return to.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
There was none
Martin_M
, Feb 2020
Did not see anything which was fine but holding area was full of people far too many there was 14 large tour buses and definitely lost that wild wilderness experience
1 traveler found this review helpful

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