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Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Northern Lights Bus

Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Northern Lights Bus

From US$ 48.38 per person

Experience one of the world’s great natural phenomena on a 4-hour evening bus tour of Iceland. Depart the bright lights of Reykjavik to search for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is between 8.30 PM and 9.00 PM if you have booked the tour at 8.30 PM. Pickup is between 9.30 PM and 10.00 PM if you have booked the tour at 9.30 PM. Pickup is included at selected hotels and guesthouses as well as authorized bus stops in central Reykjavik

Experience

Highlights
  • Seeing the light display of the Aurora Borealis
  • Escape the bright lights of Reykjavik for better views of the Northern Lights
  • Learn more about how and why the dancing lights occur
  • Free entrance to the Aurora Museum
Full description

Embark on an evening trip to see the Aurora Borealis. Hear fascinating facts about them from your guides, visit the Aurora Museum, and search to see the lights firsthand.

Depart the bright lights of Reykjavík city center to see the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Also known as the “Northern Lights,” it is one of the most spectacular shows during the winter months. Head for wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. To get stunning views of the sky you will aim for areas with no artificial light.

Hear explanations of how the Aurora Borealis is caused as a result of the gaseous particles in the earth’s atmosphere colliding with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. The locations visited differ from day-to-day, but you will head in the direction with the most chance of seeing Mother Nature at work.

As the tour is weather dependent, and sightings are not guaranteed, you are also invited to join another Northern Lights tour free of charge if the lights don’t appear.  Explore Northern Lights in the Aurora Museum. The Northern Lights tour includes a complementary ticket for a self-guided visit to the museum in Reykjavik, valid on the day you join the tour, from the time you receive confirmation that the tour is on.

Includes
  • Evening trip to see the Aurora Borealis
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Entry to the Aurora Museum (on the day of the tour only)
  • Free entry to another tour if the Northern Lights do not appear
    Covid-19 precautions

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

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

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    Participants

    Date

    Meeting point

    Meet at Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg (on Þórunnartún). The bus will collect you from this location within 30 minutes of the departure time.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • Seeing the Northern Lights is not guaranteed even though the tour is operated. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and as part of nature, uncontrollable. The local partner does not offer refunds for customers that have joined the tour but instead offers you the chance to reschedule for free on the next tour that is operated. If you are leaving Iceland before the next scheduled tour, the local partner will offer you an open ticket for the next 3 years for when you come back to Iceland.
    • Please note that this tour is not suitable for children younger than 8 years.
    • Free entry to the Aurora Museum is only valid on the day you join the tour, from the time it is announced whether the tour is on. 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.
    • Remember to dress warmly with multiple layers. You may spend long periods of time in cold winter conditions.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

    based on 2104 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Safety
      4.5/5

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    We had to wait for quite a whole before being picked up as there were so many people on the tour. we wouldn't have minded but given the weather we were almost the last ones to be picked after waiting almost 40 minutes and then we had to wait for others and move around in the small and big coaches. Once the tour finally started, we weren't given information on how long the drive would take or where we would go which would have been nice. In the end we did manage to see the lights faintly but would probably book a trip again with someone else to have a different experience

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    September 25, 2022

    The bus was late by almost 1 hour (if I am not mistaken) and staying outside in the evening in Iceland is not nice due to the cold temperature. However, the journey was nice we stopped to take pictures of the Northern lights before reaching the destination and stayed at the destination for almost 2 hours, so we got plenty of time to see the Aurora dancing in the sky. The hot chocolate made the compensation for the cold, so I really love this trip

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    September 24, 2022

    We had a great night and saw incredible lights, they could be even seen from the city center. The bus was big and comfortable, the guide Geri very knowledgeable: his explanations were interesting and funny, and helped us taking awesome pictures with our phone, besides taking some with his camera that would be sent to us. There were so many lights and so intense that we even made a first stop along the way to admire them. Also good hot chocolate to warm us up! Suggestion - Take really warm clothes and hats, it will be freezing outside of the city.

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    September 16, 2022

    Product ID: 67019