Activity: Northern Lights Tour

See the Northern Lights in all their glory! Unforgettable experience!

Our guided tour increases your chances of seeing the lights. Our team of seasoned experts review and study the weather, locations and aurora forecast on a daily basis to see if the odds are favorable or not.

Our tour takes you to see a spectacular phenomenon which can be seen from late August to mid-April. The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the Magnetic Pole.

The tour is weather dependent, sightings are not guaranteed. However, you will experience Icelandic nature during the night, Milky Way, stars, moon, clouds and total darkness. Please note that indicated return times can vary.

If you don‘t see any Northern Lights during this tour, you are invited to join the tour again, free of charge.

Where do we go?

Our experts decide where the best location is each night. One of the most important thing is we go away from the city lights. Based on the forecast we decide if it is worth going at all, and if yes, our experts decide on the most likeliest place to go to if we should go west, north-south or east of Reykjavik on a particular night we don’t know in advance.
What you can expect:

  • It may be cold outside even though our buses are warm and comfortable. You will have plenty of time to take photos and therefore we recommend that you dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. We recommend three layers, a cap, gloves, warm socks, and a warm jacket.
  • Despite all our efforts, we cannot guarantee that you will see the Aurora. If we do NOT see Northern Lights on the tour, passengers can rebook for another evening.
  • Your rebook-ticket is only valid for you, you can not assign your ticket to someone else.
  • You will get some basic information from our guides on how to photograph the best pictures of the lights
  • Our guides are experts in the Aurora, where to hunt them down and how to take pictures of the lights, so please do not hesitate to ask them about the northern lights or for assistance with your photography.
  • Please note that looking for the Aurora is a hunting tour. Civilization is left behind (including conventional WCs) in order to increase our chances of seeing the Aurora. Auroras are best seen outdoors at night in Iceland’s winter. Your personal well being on the tour depends on your own clothing.
FAQ about this tour:
  • How can I rebook? As per details on the voucher.
  • Why was the tour canceled tonight? A team of experts considers the weather- and aurora forecast for every day to see if the chances are favorable or not. If the odds are against Aurora being visible for some reason we cancel the tour.
  • If you go on a tour and you see the Northern Lights and you’re not able to rebook during your stay at this time, your rebook-ticket is valid for 2 years for your next visit.
  • How far away from the city do you go and where? The average time heading out to the first stop is usually within an hour. The direction the tour goes is decided shortly before departure and based on the weather forecast.
  • We did not see the lights on the tour yesterday and we are not able to join the tour again during our stay now, can we then have a refund?
    If you were on the tour a refund is not possible, your ticket is, however, valid for 2 years for rebooking.
  • When is the best time of the year to see the lights? From late August until mid- April.
  • Why do I not see the lights as in the photos? The human eyes usually see the northern lights as faint colors of light green, gray and white. Camera sensors do not have our eyes limitation as they have long exposure and other factors.
Additional information:
  • Remember to dress warmly.
  • This tour depends on weather, activity, and sightings are not guaranteed.
  • Indicated return times can vary due to road & weather conditions.
  • If you don’t see any lights on the tour you can re-book again for free.
  • The tour is scheduled daily, however, we do cancel the tour if the forecast for the weather- and the aurora is not promising enough when we cancel, people who are booked can change their booking to another date.

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