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Northern Lights Small-Group Minibus Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Northern Lights Small-Group Minibus Tour from Reykjavik

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icon3 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Brave the winter chill in search of the Northern Lights on this guided Aurora Borealis tour from Reykjavik. After pickup from your Reykjavik lodging, head out away from city lights in a comfortable minivan until reaching a secluded spot in the Icelandic countryside. Watch the natural light show, and then return to your Reykjavik hotel.
  • Northern Lights tour from Reykjavik
  • Head far from the city lights in a comfortable minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Expert guidance to spot the lights
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English-speaking Driver/Guide
Transport by minibus small-group tour max 19 passenger
Pickup and drop-off from your location in Reykjavik or nearest Tour Bus Stops
Free WI-FI with unlimited free browsing
We also pick up from the Cruise Ship Port in Reykjavik (tell us the port and the cruise ship name)
3-hour tour searching for the Northern Lights
A lot of FUN
Luggage are not allowed, only back packs
Refreshments not included
Tripod not included
Warm Clothes, shoes, gloves, and hat not included
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Hallgrimskirkja , Hallgrímstorg 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

To know exactly when and where you will be picked up, please check your mailbox or junk mailbox 6-24 hours before the tour begin for our reconfirmation email

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9:00 PM

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.* Pickup is offered at all Reykjavik hotels, hostels and guesthouses, private homes. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest Tour Bus Stops. Your Hotel reception will help you find it. After receiving your pickup information, the local partner will notify you of your exact pick up time and location 6 to 24 hours before the departure time by email. * If you don’t add a pickup location Meet us at Bus stop 8 Hallgrimskirkja (Cathedral) * If you can´t find your address on the list, you can add it manually, and after we receive your pickup information, we will notify you of your pick up time and location 6 to 24 hours before the departure time. Please be 30 minutes before departure time at your pickup location.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you are a Tour Agency please book with the email and mobile phone number of the traveler, so we can deliver addition information
  • To avoid any misunderstanding and negative reviews, we’d like to inform you that this tour is a very much weather depending and can be cancelled up to one hour before the departure time. In this event you will get a full refund if we can't reschedule your tour to another date. (Please note: This is not for the clients that had already joined the tour)
  • Seeing the Northern Lights is not guaranteed even though the tour is operated. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and as part of nature, unpredictable. We cannot guarantee how much you will see on the night you go. The supplier does not offer refunds for customers that have joined the tour
  • We send reconfirmation email about pick up time and location 6 to 24 hours before the tour begins. Please kindly check your email when you are in Iceland
  • Tour may be cancelled up to 1 hour before the tour starts due to unfavourable weather conditions
  • Please check your emails for any updates up to 1 hour before the tour start
  • Minimum age is 5 years, children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or no show
  • We are picking up more passengers, please be at your pickup location on time, the pickup can last up to 45 minutes
  • Tour can take sometimes longer then 3 hours due to Northern Lights appearance
  • Pickup is offered at all Reykjavik hotels, hostels and guesthouses, private homes but you might have to make your way to the nearest Tour Bus Stops. Your hotel reception will help you find it
  • Dress very warm for the weather, it is Iceland very cold nights
  • Tripod very necessary for phones and photo cameras if you have one bring it with you
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Go to joy Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients
  • Rebooking northern Lights tour due to bad weather cancellation to the 24-25-26-31 of December and first of January for additional cost difference due to Holidays prices
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Go to joy Iceland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.
What is the pick up location?
A:We only offer pickup from central districts. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
What is the policy on sanitization during Northern Lights Small-Group Minibus Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Northern Lights Small-Group Minibus Tour from Reykjavik.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Northern Lights Small-Group Minibus Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Northern Lights Small-Group Minibus Tour from Reykjavik.

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  • "Do dress warmly, as you will be outside a lot." See review


191 Reviews

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Our driver made the utmost effort to show the Northern Lights.
, Nov 2021
Although we didn’t see the Northern Lights, the driver made the utmost effort to show us the Lights. We felt sorry for him. We will come back to see the Northern Lights next time. The only remark which could be made is that the driver was a bit more communicative about his efforts.
Superb experience
, Nov 2021
This was an amazing experience and 100% recommend to anyone visiting Reykjavik. The tour guide ( Triple MMM) was a man on a mission! We got to see the northern lights twice in one night. No chance we would ever spot them by ourselves as much research as you do online. The guide was cheerful and built a good atmosphere. The fact that it was a smaller group meant that we started chatting and bonding when waiting for the northern lights to appear. You need to be patient and listen to the guide and get a lot of warm clothes!
Amazing night
, Nov 2021
What an experience, we had to wait a while, we had triple m as a tour guide and he was brilliant, explained to us the best way to look for the lights, and even showed us how to use our phones properly to get the best pictures
Magical Experience
, Oct 2021
Wow! I didn't have high expectations that we would see the Northern Lights given that the forecast was only a 2 (low probability of seeing Aurora). Our tour guy was determined to find it, and took us a bit west and north from Reykjavik, a different direction from where all the other tours were going. He chose right, and we got really lucky!! Not only were our cameras able to pick up the Aurora, but at one point it got strong enough for us to see it with our own eyes!! This was such a magical experience-- thank you to our wonderful tour guide!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Small tour way to go!
, Oct 2021
Small bus tour is the way to go. Guide took us off road to a place with no other tourists and we saw the Northern Lights! Amazing!
, Oct 2021
Wonderful The guide was very helpful with everyone’s camera and taking time to make sure everyone got photos
So Magical!
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide really knew his stuff. We were able to see the beautiful, breathtaking northern lights. We are so grateful!
There are better companies to try
, Sep 2021
Driver seemed nice and knowledgeable. It was a difficult night for Northern Lights but he tried hard. 3 stars though because the van was old, the driver made a couple of sexist jokes, and I don’t believe we drove far enough outside the city to see the Lights effectively. Not recommended.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Sidney, Thank you for writing about your experience with our services. The van you was driving is new model 2017! The places we visit in the night is different, this is caused by the cloudes they push us to areas with clear sky, sometimes we drive for one hour as we can drive for 40 minutes, but you was out of the city in dark clear sky area. You did see the northern lights the night you go out, pictures are on our Facebook page "gotojoyicelandtour" for the tour of 22nd of September 2021 with your husband and two others. We hope you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful country. Best regards.
, Mar 2020
Overall the service was great, changed the pick up point for the bus with no fuss. The coach driver was very attentive and knowledgeable about the experience.
Great time
, Mar 2020
Our guide was one of the nicest people I have encountered on these trips . Very helpful making sure we all new what settings were needed for both smart phones as well as cameras. Had so much fun that night
1 traveler found this review helpful

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