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Small-Group Premium Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Small-Group Premium Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

From US$ 84.84 per person

Head out in search of the Northern Lights on this night tour. Be mesmerized by the spectacular phenomenon as colorful lights dance around the sky.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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  • Hunt for the Northern Lights in the dark Icelandic night
  • Travel on a quest for one of nature’s most beautiful natural phenomena
  • Marvel at the stunning display as the lights dance around the northern sky
  • Enjoy free entrance to the Aurora Museum
Full description

Travel from Reykjavik on a quest for one of nature’s most spectacular natural phenomena. Marvel at this breathtaking display, as the Northern Lights dance across the night sky and light up the heavens. Hunt for the Aurora Borealis in the darkness of Iceland's countryside, on a 4-hour tour that operates from September to April. If the lights are not visible during the tour, reschedule for free. The group size will be a maximum of 15 people, providing a more intimate experience and flexibility. Enjoy more free time and spontaneous encounters than would be possible traveling in a larger group.

Booking this Northern Lights tour also gives you a free ticket to visit the Aurora Museum in Reykjavik. The free entrance is only valid on the day you join the tour from the time it is announced whether the tour is on (by email and on the website). 

  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • Refreshments
  • Entrance to the Aurora Museum
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Viewings are not guaranteed. If lights are not seen, it is possible to reschedule for free with the tour operator. If the tour is canceled due to unfortunate weather conditions for all the days of your stay in Iceland, then you will get a full refund
    • In an effort to guarantee the best experience for the night, no children under the age of 8 years old will be allowed on this tour. The tour can be tiring for young children, especially in the cold weather, and after a potential long day on other guided tours
    • Pickups can take up to 30 minutes
    • Please bring weatherproof and warm clothing
    • The entrance fees to the Aurora Reykjavik exhibition are complementary meaning that if you do not wish to go to the museum, there is no partial refund
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 209 reviews

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    Absolutely wonderful trip, our guide, Kristinn, was fantastic with his explanations and helpfulness and the experience was truly once in a lifetime. The smaller bus worked well and allowed us to find a spot away from the crowds which facilitated a perfect viewing spot. Kristinn’s knowledge of the area and willingness to explain to us exactly what was happening in the Sky above made the event even more special. Special mention to the company also for there willingness to make this a special event, we started the night by turning up at the wrong pick up point, without drama they simply updated our booking and diverted the bus to pick us up. 12 out of 10 score for all involved, a priceless experience.

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    December 22, 2021

    This trip is definitely worth the extra money - Omar was our driver and was very informative about the northern lights and what to look for. It was a small group in a minibus rather than a coach. He recommended an app and took us to several locations across the night including providing hot chocolate and snacks! Omar also helped us take photos and keep the positive vibes flowing whilst out and about. Although we only saw a glimmer of light we were advised to book onto the same tour if we were to return for no charge. Definitely recommend!

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    November 16, 2021

    I recommend this tour to anyone travelling to Iceland. We were lucky enough to pick up the northern lights on our phone cameras (though it was extremely faint to the naked eye). Our tour guide drove us to a few different locations and we got to spend a nice amount of time at each location. The hot chocolate was a nice touch and it was delicious!

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    October 27, 2021

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