Private tour

Northern Lights Private Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Private Hire Iceland

Northern Lights Private Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Private Hire Iceland

From US$ 755 per group up to 3

Chase the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, and watch them dance above you on this 3-hour private tour from Reykjavik. The Northern lights are often visible during the winter months from September through April.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your accommodation in the Reykjavík (capital) area.
Private group


  • Chase the Northern Lights
  • Marvel at the sights
  • Learn more from a private driver-guide
Full description
Meet your private guide and driver at your accommodation in Reykjavik where your tour begins. Review the forecast with your guide and drive to the location where the Northern Lights could be seen. The location visited during this tour vary day-to-day depending on the weather. Popular viewing spots are Thingvellir National Park, Hvalfjordur and the Reykjanes Peninsula. Northern Lights are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun and upper atmosphere near the North Pole. This results in pink, green, yellow and violet hues you can see dancing in the sky. After chasing the Northern Lights and spending about 60 minutes at your location, the tour finishes with drop-off back at your accommodation. Because this tour is weather dependent, sightings are not guaranteed.
  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi in vehicle
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop off in the capital area
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • There are weather assessments in the afternoon, the day of departure.
  • The supplier sends both email and text messages around 6:00 PM if the tour is cancelled
  • The tour operates in cold weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions
  • If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Because this tour is weather dependent, sightings are not guaranteed
  • Refunds are never made after tour completion
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

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The private tour was dear, but no messing about collecting/dropping off from/to various locations and access to areas that larger buses cant go. It offered a more personalised experience with the driver whom not only provided hot chocolate and cake, he also assisted with photo opportunities etc. We chased the lights on our agenda with no complications often caused by other tour goers on bigger groups. Generally a warmer, friendlier and more personalised enjoyable experience.

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January 4, 2023

Product ID: 128499