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Dress warmly and begin your 3-5 hour tour with pickup from your Reykjavik hotel. Hop inside your comfortable coach and leave the city for Iceland’s dark countryside.

On route, listen as your guide shares background on the Northern Lights, otherwise called the Aurora Borealis. Learn how they appear when charged solar particles collide with the Earth’s atmosphere, and hear the legends associated with the spectacular natural phenomenon.

As you travel, your guide will watch for any sign of the lights, and for the clear skies needed for sightings. It’s also important to be away from artificial lights, so your journey will take you far from Reykjavik, and towns and villages.

Keep a lookout from your coach, and stop at viewpoints to see or look for the luminous ribbons. Step outside for the best views, and with luck, enjoy a sighting or two. Capture the lights on camera, and keep warm with delicious kleina and cocoa.

After anything from 3 to five hours — the exact tour duration depends on when and if the lights appear, and how long it takes to find clear skies — return to Reyjkjavik, where your hunt ends with a drop-off close to your hotel.

Please note: sightings of the Northern Lights are not guaranteed on this tour. If the lights are not seen, you will be given the option of joining the tour on another date, free of charge.
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Raise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights by heading far from light pollution on this 3-5hour evening tour from Reykjavik. Settle into a comfortable coach, and venture deep into the countryside away from cities and towns, looking for clear skies and watching for the lights. Visit different viewpoints to follow sightings or scan the skies, and with luck, enjoy a memorable light display. Warming cocoa and ‘kleina’ (deep-fried pastries) included.
  • 3-5 hour Northern Lights tour by bus from Reykjavik
  • Escape light pollution and watch for the phenomenon in the dark countryside
  • Stop at viewpoints and with luck, see the spectacular lights overhead
  • Learn the science and legends behind the lights
  • Keep warm with ‘kleina’ pastries and cocoa
  • Air-conditioned transport by coach, with pickup and drop-off near your Reykjavik hotel
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Reviewed 2 June 2018
Great Guide

Having been to Reykjavik before & not seen the Northern Lights, I was really keen to see them this time. We were to meet the tour bus next to the city's concert hall. The bus collects at hotels in the city and last pick up...More

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 23 April 2018
Great customer service

It was the last northern lights tour of the season and due to numbers we were upgraded to the deluxe trip on the smaller bus with no extra cost. We were picked up on time, Sven was a good guide and we went to several...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018
The Lights were Amazing!

We booked this tour a few hours ahead on the day of the tour, as we were waiting to see what the weather was like. The bus arrived to pick us up on time. Our guide was rather montone,but did attempt to share information regarding...More

Thank PamYoung
Reviewed 8 April 2018
We saw the lights!

I was picked up on time; we transferred to a bigger bus; and the bigger bus was a bit warn and tacky. The guide gave us all of the reasons we probably wouldn't see the lights and I knew it was a long shot. He...More

Thank a2jamied
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Weather obviously plays a big part of this. The first night this tour was cancelled and I was emailed and rescheduled for the next night. We waited at our hotel the next night and no one showed up. We found out later it was cancelled...More

Thank DB605
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