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Aurora Borealis: Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Aurora Borealis: Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

From US$ 52.03 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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
  • 3-hour tour
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Complimentary Northern Lights buff headwear
  • Refreshments
  • Pickup at hotels and guesthouses in central Reykjavik
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The departure point for this tour is from the BSI Bus Terminal.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 11
  • 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 and 10:00 PM departures
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 511 reviews

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Our booked excursion in the 'minibus' took place in 3 large coaches. Still, the process was easy. The guide told other interesting things. When we got out the northern lights could already be seen. After 1.5 hours it got really fresh and we drove again. It is a shame that there was no option to choose the hotel when booking. At the end we dropped off all of the passengers at their hotels, only we had to stay until the end because the car was parked at the terminal ...

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October 11, 2021

The organization was perfect and Claudia - our German tour guide, was totally funny. Unfortunately we weren't so lucky that night, you could see the northern lights for a short time. I have the following tips for you: Wrap up warm. In winter it is cold and windy at night. There are cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate at the arrival point (I didn't try either because after my cinnamon roll favorites from Braud & Co. You can only be disappointed - absolute recommendation!) Check the website, which informs you about the probability of the aurora and the cloud movements. Prepare your devices! For really clean photos you have to expose properly. All in all a well organized tour. Which I would do again.

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March 22, 2020

The lights were very weak when we went and you couldn’t see them through the naked eye or smart phone but, if you had a camera you could. The tour guide was very good and really tried to get us a good view of the lights. On the way home we stopped because there was more activity, which I thought was really good of them to do. They really do try and give you every chance to see them. It was -10 degrees so be prepared for the cold

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March 22, 2020

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