Witness the world’s most popular natural phenomena- The Aurora Borealis, known as the Northern Lights, which are seen in winter, usually on clear crisp nights in places far away from the city lights. In Latin the word aurora refers to sunrise and the name of the Roman Goddess of the dawn and borealis, the Greek name for the north wind. Be in awe of the magical shimmering night giving you a once in a lifetime kind of experience! Visit Aurora Reykjavik museum on the day of the tour for FREE and experience the exhibition full of interactive displays as well as a specially equipped ‘photo booth’.
If you are lucky enough to see the beautiful Northern Lights dance across the sky they are sure to mesmerize you. However if you do not see the lights we offer you another tour absolutely FREE of cost!
In case you are booking for same day please make the booking at least 6 hours before the start time of the tour and reconfirm your departure details with Local operator.
25 Aug - 15 Apr: DailyDuration
4 – 5 hoursStart time
25 Aug - 15 Apr: 8:30pm (Pick-up between 8:30pm and 9:00pm) & 9:30pm (Pick-up between 9:30pm and 10:00pm)
Pick-up at selected hotel and authorized bus stops in central Reykjavik (Please mention your hotel/guest house details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
You will be dropped off at your pickup location after completion of the tour.
You will be picked up from a designated location in central Reykjavik and taken on a 3 to 5 hours guided bus tour for the Northern Lights Tour.
Experience and enjoy the absolute wonder of the Northern Lights, one of Iceland’s and the world’s greatest shows. Your guide will also reveal the science behind this spectacular natural phenomenon and explain the best conditions in which to view it.
They are commonly referred as Northern lights because the lights are mostly visible from northernmost countries. The tour will last for 4 hours, and you will be taken to areas with the clearest view so that you can relish the best of the northern lights and add another beautiful memory to your diary.
The Northern Lights originate from the sun, where large explosions and electronic storms throw flares and solar particles deep into space. These clouds of solar particles are caught by the Earth’s magnetic field on the south and north poles. The solar particles collide with the atmospheric gases and create this wonderful light effect, known as the Aurora Borealis. Each time the lights appear in the Arctic sky, they dance differently with ever-changing colours. The most common colour you will witness is fluorescent green, followed by orange and purple, and many shades of red, pink, blue and yellow.
Before starting this tour, the activity operator always checks the weather forecast around the south western part of Iceland. From experience, they decide where each journey will lead, their decisions based on the giving travelers best possible opportunity to see the Northern Lights. Enjoy Free entrance to Aurora Reykjavik museum and Enjoy the exhibition.
The tour will take you to all the places where these Northern Lights are most likely to be seen. However, the activity operator cannot guarantee that you will witness the spectacle. If the Lights are not seen you will be offered a second tour free of charge.
You will be dropped off at your starting location after completion of the tour.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm pick-up details. Pick-up at hotels and guesthouses takes place 30 minutes before start time.The Northern Lights are visible from Aug through April but can only be seen on a clear night. Therefore, the local operator reserves the right to cancel this tour if the evening sky is heavily clouded or weather conditions are not favorable.
The local operator cannot guarantee sightings of the Northern Lights even if the tour operates. If the tour runs and the Lights are not seen the company based on availability will offer you a second tour free of charge or an open ticket for the next 3 years for when you come back to Iceland.
Hotel pickups will start approximately 45mins before the tour start time.Please wait at your hotel / guest house in this time span.
You can visit Aurora Museum in Reykjavik, Grandagarour 2, 101 for FREE. It is valid only on the day you join the tour depending on whether the tour is operational. You will get the confirmation via mail. You need to reach the museum by your own.
You may or may not avail the FREE ticket for your visit to the Aurora Reykjavik Museum. In case you don’t intend to visit the museum, we are afraid that we would be unable to provide any partial refund as it is a complementary ticket.
This was a great and convenient tour. Our tour guide Matt was so great and funny and made the long drive enjoyable. Him and the driver were constantly checking to find the best...Shadi Fallah, United States, 17/Apr/2018
Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the Northern Lights, but the tour guide was great and made the best hot chocolate!!...Adele Ashiru, United Kingdom, 13/Apr/2018
We went on the tour the first night we got to Iceland. We didn't see any lights, so they told us to reschedule for another day free of charge. We went out on 5 of the 7 nights we...murtaza curim, United Kingdom, 06/Apr/2018
The tour for the northern lights was excellent. Date was changed as forecast wasn't good, but rebooting was easy and pick up and drop offs were very convenient. Only dropped a star as it's stayed here that we were had a free entry to the Reykjavik museum. We were actually unaware of this and only found out we had that when you requested the review, by that point we had return home. Therefore missed the opportunity
Great communication and very good tour guides. We had a wonderful time, and saw the lights a few separate times that evening.
Tour director and bus driver tried very hard to find best viewing of lights. We ended up seeing a weakish display, due to weather conditions, but we were excited to see anything! Excellent attention to detail and snacks were much appreciated.
Big thank you to photographer who sent through fabulous photos.