Day Tour Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
No words can describe the feeling of observing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) – this is something that you have to experience yourself!
- Experience the Arctic night
- Hunt for the Northern Lights
- Fantastic views of winter landscapes, on moonlit nights
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis can be visible on a clear winter night and will light up the sky with green color, often with touches of pink around the edges and occasionally a deep violet centre. This often dramatic display is caused by the collision of charged particles from the sun with the Earth’s magnetic field.
We will drive into the countryside well away from the city lights in search of the Aurora Borealis. The route we take may depend on the weather and road conditions each time.
Dates & prices
Scheduled tours available:
Different departure time depending on month (due to darkness and higher likelihood of visibility). Please see exact departure time in the booking engine at the right of this page: once you select your specific travel date, the departure time is shown.
Duration: 2,5 – 3 hours
Price per person: ISK 8.590
Teenagers (12 – 15 YRS): ISK 4.295
Children (0 – 11 YRS): Free
During the booking process you can select if you wish pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavik (cost ISK 1,590) or not.
- Knowledgeable Northern Lights & Stars guide
- Free star map to learn about the sky above you, at that specific time in the year.
- Learn the basics of Northern Lights photography on our smart tablets.
- Northern Lights Guarantee – see the lights or come again for free!
- Free Wi-Fi and USB charger for each seat
- In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages, ear phones bookable during booking process for 1000 ISK per person
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
What do I need to bring?
- Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
Good to know:
The Northern Lights are a naturally occurring phenomenon that no-one can control. Seeing them is always dependent on weather conditions and Northern Lights activity on any given date, but also some planning! You can see the aurora forecast every day here.