25 Aug - 15 Apr: Daily
4 – 5 hours
8:30pm & 9:30pm. Pickup starts 30minutes before the departure time.
You can join the tour at Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg (on Þórunnartún).
Or if you choose hotel pickup option:
We offer pick up and drop off from selected hotels, guesthouses and locations in Reykjavik. Please mention your pickup address while making the reservation. 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 tour departure time stated on your voucher.
same as starting point
You will be picked up from a designated location in central Reykjavik and taken on a guided bus tour to see The Northern Lights!
Experience and enjoy the absolute wonder of the Northern Lights, one of Iceland’s and the world’s greatest natural wonder. Your guide will also reveal the science behind this spectacular natural phenomenon and explain the best conditions in which to view it.
Witness the world’s most popular natural phenomena - The Aurora Borealis, known as the Northern Lights, which are seen in winter, usually on clear crisp nights in places far away from the city lights. In Latin the word aurora refers to sunrise and the name of the Roman Goddess of the dawn and borealis, the Greek name for the north wind. Be in awe of the magical shimmering night giving you a once in a lifetime kind of experience! The tour will last for 4 hours, and you will be taken to areas with the clearest view so that you can relish the best of the northern lights and add another beautiful memory to your diary.
Before starting this tour, the activity operator always checks the weather forecast around the south western part of Iceland. From experience, they decide where each journey will lead, their decisions based on the giving travelers best possible opportunity to see the Northern Lights. Northern Light hunting requires a lot of patience, your guide will keep you warm by serving a special hot chocolate recipe as well as light nibbles. You will be dropped off at your starting location after completion of the tour.
That's not all! Visit Aurora Reykjavik Museum on the day of the tour for FREE and experience the exhibition full of interactive displays as well as a specially equipped ‘photo booth’.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
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 winter nights can be very cold, 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.
Indicated return times can vary due to road & weather conditions.
You can visit Aurora Museum in Reykjavik, Grandagarour 2, 101 for FREE. It is valid only on the day you join the tour, only if tour is operational. You will get the confirmation via mail and you need to reach the museum on your own.
You can choose whether or not to use the complimentary ticket for your visit to the Aurora Reykjavik Museum. We regret that, because this is a complimentary ticket, we will be unable to issue any partial refund if you do not intend to attend the museum.
We were lucky to view the lights . Money well spent.
Very informative tour guide. Well organised tour. Expectations after visiting the aurora museum were high. Unfortunately the reality was less.
Good guide. Amazing northern lights.
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