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Classic Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    August to April: Daily

  • Duration

    3 hours 30 minutes

  • Start time

    Aug & Sept: 10pm

    Oct onwards 9pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make your own way to BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10, 101 Reykjavik. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point.

Key Highlights

  • Witnessing the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights is one of the world’s ultimate travel experiences
  • Gaze at Northern Lights dancing and changing colors upon the Arctic sky!
  • Be amazed as the sky change the color from yellowish Blue to beautiful shades of red, pink, purple and Green.
  • Our local partners have years of experience in tracking the Northern lights and this tour is carefully researched to offer you the best chance of a sighting
  • Discover fascinating facts about the occurrence of this phenomenon, with help of your experienced English-guide
  • If you don‘t see any lights, you can join a later tour free of charge
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!


Set outside Reykjavik for an exciting hunt for the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a spectacular natural phenomenon, often seen dancing around in fantastic colours across the Arctic sky. 

Northern Lights can be seen when certain weather conditions are fulfilled, usually during crispy cold and still evenings. During the night, however, you will see Icelandic nature, including the Milky Way, stars, moon, clouds, and complete blackness. On a daily basis, team of experts evaluate and study the weather, locations, and aurora forecast to see if the odds are in favour. Passengers can buy waffles and hot drinks on-site, at an extra cost, when available, to enjoy while looking up into the sky (offered only in 9pm departure)

The tour will take you to all the places where these Northern Lights are most likely to be seen. At the end of an exciting three-hour hunt, you will be dropped back to the starting point.


  • Transportation by luxury coach
  • English speaking guide
  • Free WiFi onboard


  • Hotel Transfers (upgrade possible after booking at extra cost)
  • Refreshments (payable onsite)

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Please arrive at your meeting point 15minutes before the departure of the tour.

Icelandic winter nights can be very cold, we recommend dressing in warm layers and sturdy shoes.

You will get some basic information from our guides on how to get the best pictures of the lights.

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.

Indicated return times can vary due to road & weather conditions.

Customer Reviews

  • Keith Boardman

    beautiful experience . good service too.

  • Sarah Moss

    Good tour and offered a change of date when not seen


    Received a free re-booking due to faint lights but managed to photo them both nights so not too disappointed.

    United Kingdom 02/04/2019

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