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Golden Circle and Northern Lights Tour, from Reykjavik

Instant confirmation E-Voucher Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    11 hours

  • Start time

    23 August – 15 April: 9pm

    Daily at 8:30pm, 9:30pm and 10:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    We offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off at hotels, guesthouses and bus stops in Reykjavik. Please mention your pickup address while making the reservation. Alternatively, you can join the tour at our local partner’s office at Hafnarstræti 20 / Bus stop 6.

    In case pickup is not possible directly from your hotel, you will be picked up from another location nearest to your place.

    Check the Useful Downloads section for the list of hotels and the list of nearest bus stops.

  • Ending Point

    Your hotel or the nearest stop in Reykjavik

Key Highlights

  • Guides have years of experience tracking the Northern lights
  • Gaze at Northern Lights dancing and changing colors upon the Arctic sky on the Northern Lights Deluxe Tour!
  • Witness the world's most amazing natural phenomena, also known as the Aurora Borealis
  • If no northern lights are seen during the tour, enjoy another FREE Northern Lights tour!
  • Enjoy the convenience of return transfers from your hotel in Reykjavik
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.
  • Visit the picturesque Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • See two of Iceland's greatest natural attractions- the Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area

Overview

Discover the natural and historic wonders of Iceland on the Golden Circle and Northern Lights tour from Reykjavik.

This ‘Golden Circle’, showcases the most spectacular scenery in Iceland as well as the continent’s important historic sites.

Admire Gullfoss, the queen of Iceland’s waterfalls, as it tumbles down a deep gorge. Discover lovely The Þingvellir National Park – full of natural beauty and historic interest. Witness the places where Iceland’s landscape tearing apart due to massive forces of the Earth’s crust.

Visit the birth-place of the Icelandic parliament, the site of the world’s oldest national assembly at Thingveller’s plains. Take in sprouting springs of Geysir, the epic water jets are so well known that they’ve lent their name to all the hot springs of the world. The stop at Geysir will be around 60 minutes.

Join us for a thrilling night-time adventure to find one of Mother Nature’s greatest showstoppers – the magical phenomenon known as The Northern Lights!

Far from the glow of the city, we will hunt for the magnificent but elusive auroras, best seen on cold, clear nights in winter. If conditions are right, we may be lucky enough to witness the awesome spectacle of the Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky in vivid colours and dramatic patterns.

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a spectacular natural phenomenon. The waves of brilliantly coloured light dancing across the Arctic sky have been astounding visitors for decades.

After the Golden Circle tour you will be dropped off to your accommodation for a short break and picked up again at 8:30pm for the Northern Lights tour.

Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide
  • Golden Circle tour
  • Northern Lights
  • Free WiFi on the bus
  • Comfortable coaches
  • Tour guided in English

Exclusions

  • Gratuity

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

Please call the local operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm your pick up.

You will be picked up at your hotel 30 minutes prior to tour departure.

In case pickup is not possible directly from your hotel, you will be picked up from another location nearest to your place. Please arrive at your pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour.

Icelandic weather is unpredictable; we recommend dressing in warm layers and sturdy shoes.

Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon and sightings are not guaranteed! In the event of an unsuccessful northern lights hunt, there will be no refund. However, you may join on subsequent tours until you have a successful night of seeing the northern lights.

If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, you can attend same tour later day, or you can get a refund.

Tours on 31st December will miss the fireworks in Reykjavik. The Northern Lights tour lasts between 6 -8 hours and so we won’t be back in Reykjavik before midnight. If you want to see the fireworks in Reykjavik on New Year’s Eve, don’t book this tour on 31 December!

If the weather forecast predicts heavy cloud cover, the right to cancel is reserved.

If your tour is canceled it will be done at 18.00 hours on the day of your tour. As soon as has the decision has been made your hotel and booking agent will be contacted, so it’s best for you to check with your hotel or our local partner whose number will be mentioned in the voucher.

If you don’t see the Northern Lights, you will be given a second tour for free, however please note the second tour will be the standard Northern Lights Tour. 

Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at hotels, guesthouses and bus stops starts 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Please note that for hotels in the city center, you might have to go to a nearby bus stop for the pick-up due to traffic restrictions.

In case pickup is not possible directly from your hotel, you will be picked up from another location nearest to your place. Check the useful downloads section for the list of stops.

The Northern Lights tour may be cancelled if weather conditions are deemed unfavourable. Please check https://book.grayline.is  to see the tour's status. We cannot guarantee sightings even if the tour is operated. In these cases we offer our customers a second tour free of charge.

Covid-19 restrictions in Iceland: People who present a vaccination certificate or a certificate of previous infection are allowed to enter the country. Other visitors must stay in a government quarantine facility for 5-6 days with double PCR testing. Unnecessary traveling from high-risk countries is banned.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. For your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who: Has one of the youngest coach fleets in Iceland. Comfortable coaches with air conditioning, seatbelts and free WiFi. Offers pick up and drop off service at all licensed hotels and guesthouses in the capital area that have at least 10 rooms. Has a 24 hour telephone service which can be used by all customers while in Iceland Is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.

Customer Reviews

  • 3
    Overall it was alright experience, just a long drawn out cold night. Getting back to our hotel after 2 am was a shock
    01/31/2019 Miss Hendry, United Kingdom

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