Aurora Borealis: Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

Aurora Borealis: Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

From US$ 57.14 per person

Search for the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis on a guided tour with an expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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  • See the Northern Lights dancing upon the Arctic skyline
  • Enjoy a 3-hour tour led by an English-speaking guide
  • Join the tour again free of charge if you do not see the lights the first time round
Full description

Go in search of The Northern Lights on a guided excursion from Reykjavik. With an expert guide, try to spot the amazing natural phenomenon by visiting a variety of locations. The locations visited are dependent on the day of the tour, due to weather conditions and other factors. If the dancing lights are spotted, enjoy a fantastic natural light show with various vibrant colours.

This tour is unable to guarantee sightings, as the Northern Lights are very unpredictable. If you do not see any of the lights the first time round, you are welcome to join the tour again free of charge.

  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Refreshments
  • Pickup at hotels and guesthouses in central Reykjavik

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Meeting point

The departure point for this tour is from the departure side at the BSI bus terminal.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour depends on weather and sightings are not guaranteed. Please check your emails for any updates before the tour
  • Remember to dress warmly with multiple layers of clothing. To enjoy the Northern Lights, you may spend long periods of time standing outside in very cold winter conditions
  •  It's important to stay warm when you're out gazing up at the sky, which is why freshly baked waffles and hot beverages are available for purchase on-site on the 9:00 PM departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 542 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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We have just been on this amazing tour and I felt I needed to write a review. The lady that was our guide was 5 stars, she was enthusiastic and very knowledgable. The coach driver a good driver and friendly. We were very very lucky and saw the northern lights, it was an amazing show for us.

November 25, 2022

We were lucky to have a lot of Northern Lights! The guide of bus #5 was humorous on the way which was very nice. The only negative points (which could be positive depending on the point of view): - We stayed quite a long time in the bus while waiting for the 3 people who wanted to stay to take pictures while the majority wanted to leave. - on the way back, the bus dropped everyone off at bus stops near their hotels quite to take detours. While they had come on their own at the start. I was rather critical but it must be recognized that without this activity I would not have been able to see the northern lights during my stay. So Takk

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November 9, 2022

We had a great tour guide with lots of interesting information and were very lucky to see the Northern Lights as soon as we got off the bus, which stayed until we left and even later hung over our Reykjavik hotel! A great night and, since the northern lights are not very green in the sky for our eyes, which I didn't know beforehand, a great experience, as we were now able to "discover" them ourselves as our trip progressed. Thumbs up for this great event!!!

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September 9, 2022

Product ID: 18094