Guided tour

From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Hunt

From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Hunt

From $88.62 per person

Search for the beautiful and mysterious Northern Lights on this exciting 4-hour tour from Reykjavik. Travel away from the city lights and hunt for the magnificent phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis for a chance to see the spectacular natural light show.

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
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Reykjavik hotels. Please be in the lobby at least 30 minutes before the start of the tour.


  • Admire nature’s very own spectacular lightshow – the magnificent Northern Lights
  • Drive into Iceland’s countryside, far away from the city of Reykjavik, on your hunt for the Aurora Borealis
  • Travel in small groups, giving you more flexibility to switch locations on your hunt
Full description
Join this mysterious trip on a dark night to search for the Northern Lights. This spectacular natural display can be witnessed at any time from the onset of the autumn darkness to the light nights of spring. Far from the glow of the city you will search for the magnificent Aurora Borealis – known as the Northern Lights. On a clear night you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes. The expert tour guides will always check the weather forecast before the tour begins. Using their experience and intuition, they will decide which route will give you the best chance of spotting the Northern Lights.
  • Minibus pickup and drop-off at all hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik
  • One free retry, if no lights are found
  • Warm blankets
  • A tripod for cameras
  • Meals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Minibus pick-up starts 30 minutes before departure
  • Cancelations due to bad weather are communicated by email. Please check your emails 30 minutes prior to tour departure. You can also check this information with the receptionist of your hotel
  • If the tour is canceled, you can reschedule with the local supplier or, if you wish to receive a refund, contact GetYourGuide customer service at
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 113 reviews

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The Northern Lights Hunt was completely wonderful! The first night out, despite the efforts of our guide, we did not see any lights. The weather and the solar activity were not cooperating . The tour company took us out again the second night. As our guide was explaining we might have to travel a long distance, he spotted a star and not 5 minutes later the Northern Lights. His enthusiasm was infectious as he tried to get us to a safe viewing area as soon as possible. Our guide set up his camera and took photos of everyone in front of the aurora borealis. He helped others with their camera settings and gave tips and advice. Once everyone was settled and happily photographing, we were served hot chocolate. We stayed watching and photographing until the lights left us. On our way back to Reykjavik our guide gave us his email so he could send us the pictures he took . Within 24 hours we had the photos! Overall, the experience was fantastic! Thank you to our guide and nature!

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February 23, 2020

Marek was a 5 stars guide! Arrived in time at pickup point, sharing a lot of info’s about what we’re expecting to see, gave us a few tricks for beautiful photos. Important thing: he knew where to drive to see this magical show, without searching many places (and wasting time for that). I highly recommended this trip! 5 stars without a doubt!

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April 9, 2018

Viggo, our guide, was great and tried really hard to find the lights for us... However, it was not meant to be and we didn’t manage to find them due to low activity. The hot chocolate was amazing though and we stopped in a beautiful location, where you could still appreciate your surroundings! I would advise you book your free retry in the following day or two though, as we had our retry cancelled due to poor weather and unfortunately we were leaving the next day!

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January 27, 2018

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