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Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik provided by Gray Line Iceland

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Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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• Allow access only via the back door of the vehicle if possible. • Ask passengers to spread throughout the vehicles as possible. • Masks are only required for those who are coughing or sneezing. • May need to present COVID-19 free results from testing at the airport.
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On this Northern Lights tour, travel outside Reykjavik with a guide who knows the area’s dark country roads. Relax on a coach bus as you head to the best viewing spots, hearing about the science of this unique natural phenomenon and its related Icelandic folklore. You also get great photography advice, and if for some reason you don’t see the lights, you can take another trip for free.
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    Stop: 4 hours -
    Before setting off on the Northern Lights tour, our specialists and guides make a decision of where the best possible chances to see the lights are. That means that there is no fixed location visited, and the destination is selected on a day-to-day basis. We can say with certainty that the Aurora Borealis is one of the most unique spectacles that life on Earth has to offer. That is why we make every effort to provide an unforgettable Northern Lights experience to our passengers with daily tours, supervised by our expert guides. After operating Northern Lights hunting tours for many years, we know a thing or two about finding the best possible viewing conditions. Before each tour, we study the weather forecasts to help us decide what the best location that night will be. If the conditions are right, you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens, painting dramatic shapes, colors and patterns on the night sky.
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  • Book in advance to secure your spot on this popular Northern Lights tour
  • Save money with convenient pickup and drop-off at select meeting points
  • Get tips on how to set up your camera for the best photos of the lights
  • Your guide gets you in the spirit of this tour by sharing Icelandic myths
  • Guaranteed Northern Lights sighting or get a ticket to take the tour again
What to Expect
Hop aboard a comfortable coach bus and ride through the city toward Iceland’s countryside on the lookout for Aurora Borealis. On the way to the best viewing spots, your guide tells you about the science behind the lights, as well as folklore surrounding them. Your guide takes you to some of the best places to see the Northern Lights in Iceland. The darker the night sky, the better the chances are to see this unique natural phenomenon. Your guide also shares tips for the best way to photograph the lights. At the end of your tour, head back to your departure point with some awesome photos and amazing memories.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Bus stop #5 Harpa, Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Gray Line Iceland HQ, Klettagarðar, Reykjavík, Iceland Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavík, Iceland Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
3–5 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If the tour is cancelled due to weather, clients can re-book for another evening free of charge, or get a refund. If the tour goes ahead but no northern lights can be seen, clients can re-book for another evening free of charge but no refund is offered.
  • Passengers will be dropped off at their original pickup point or as close as possible.
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • It is important to dress appropriately for this tour, warm clothing is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The tour lasts between 3-5 hours.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lou N wrote a review Mar 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom20 contributions6 helpful votes
We were collected from the hotel promptly and taken to their depo. We were driven to a car park area with 7 other buses where we all got out. Waited half an hour then got in and were taken to a road side bus stop for 20 minutes. Then taken back to the car park for another hour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 23 Mar 2020
Thank you Lou N for your feedback. It is always a disappointment when the Northern Lights are not seen in good strength on any given night. When this happens we invite all our passengers to repeat the tour. The main idea is to go out on a dark night, find a good spot away from city lights where our passengers can stand outdoors safely. The Northern Lights are after all a natural occurrence that can never be guaranteed. I hope that you can join us again
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Jayne Hammond wrote a review Mar 2020
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The customer service I have received from Gray Line has been absolutely fantastic. We had windy tours, cancelled tours and a northern lights tour that lacked the lights, but none of this can be helped at all. Gray Line have really excelled in customer service and organisation. I
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ALperez wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York61 contributions3 helpful votes
Jacob and the greyline company we’re just amazing. I highly recommend them for the northern lights tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kim K wrote a review Mar 2020
Hevingham, United Kingdom59 contributions13 helpful votes
We got picked up at 8pm and returned at 130am! But it was worth it. As we saw the northern lights! We travelled to a few different locations and I’m pleased that we saw what went wanted to see
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Joe F wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
So with the lights being a force of nature its normal to expect not to see them. Getting picked up us simple, there are 5 meeting spots for to get picked up at and the bus takes you where they think the best place to see the lights is. All in all didnt get to see the lights
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Date of experience: March 2020
About the operator

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Key Details
  • Duration: 3–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish
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