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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
Booked 54 times yesterday

From US$ 52.06 per person

Booked 54 times yesterday

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 included at selected hotels and guesthouses as well as authorized bus stops in the central areas of Reykjavik.

Experience

Highlights
  • See 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 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. Benefit from an itinerary that includes stops for you to go outside and take photographs. 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 the Northern Lights in the Aurora Museum. The Northern Lights tour includes a complimentary 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 BorealisTransportation
  • Professional guide
  • Stops to take photos
  • 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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    Meeting point

    Please meet your guide at Bus Stop 12.

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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

    4.1 /5

    based on 2407 reviews

    Review summary

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

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    Although the condition were partially cloudy, our guide did and the bus driver did their best to hunt down the best lights for us, always looking and alerting us whenever there is something appearing to his expert eyes. We had 4 stops and the pacing was very nice, especially the last one with hot chocolate! Highly recommended!

    November 24, 2022

    This was an excellent tour and Artis was so helpful. She was a terrific guide who not only showed us how to find the lights and capture them on camera but also had hot chocolate waiting for us at the bus. By the way, it was absolutely delicious and warming on a cold night!

    November 23, 2022

    We went 4times with the bus travel for northern lights hunting. Good part was all the 4 times we were taken to different locations and some of them were really nice. Best part we saw aurora on 4th time and we were happy about it. They give you nice hot chocolate which is good . You can never guarantee the viewing. The day when we saw aurora, that was also luck because our driver saw it and stopped it sometime and we luckily saw it. Its a disappointment to see NL with camera, you only enjoy it when you see it you own eyes. Trust me . Most of time they show white clouds and when you see through your camera only then you can see green lights. We were very lucky I guess. Thanks to all guides who gave all the information about NL.

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    November 23, 2022

    Product ID: 67019