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Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

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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’ll also get great photography advice, and if for some reason you don’t see the lights, you can take another trip for free.
  • 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 will tell you about the science behind the lights, as well as folklore surrounding them. Your guide will take 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 will also share tips for the best way to photograph the lights. At the end of your tour, you’ll head back to your departure point with some awesome photos and amazing memories.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
2: Bus stop #5 Harpa, Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
3: Gray Line Iceland HQ, Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland
4: Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavík, Iceland
5: Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up is offered from most hotels and guesthouses in the capital area upon request (if option is selected). Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, pickup may not be directly in front of hotel but rather at a nearby designated pickup point.
The "No pickup" does not include hotel pick-up, but complimentary pickup from the following locations is offered upon request for no extra charge:
*Bus stop 6 - Safnahúsið / Culture House
*Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur
You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.

Skarfabakki cruise port, Miðbakki cruise port
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the lights however the communication was poor during the trip. We were told by the representative that the tour could take between 3 & 5 hours and that they had 3 different places to try view them however we ended up just staring at the sky in
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We were so excited for this trip, but also realistic knowing that seeing the northern lights even on a day with perfect conditions is hit and miss. Amazingly, even though it was cloudy and a little rainy, we managed to see them. However, my review is not about the actual
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Your all crammed onto a bus and taken to a destination with at least another 10 buses. This meant long queues for toilets and it was so busy. The guide was boring, uninspiring and lacked any interest. He read from a sheet of a paper to tell us the very few bits of information he
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Went on the northern lights tour we had pretty clear sky’s and a good chance of seeing them. However we drove into a field and sat there for 5 hours with no avail, my northern lights app showed that there could have been a possibly sighting a little further up from us but no
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We took this tour on two consecutive nights without much luck. ON the first night too much cloud, on the following, no activity. The third night we were more hopeful as the signs were good. Success!! We had the most wonderful viewing thank to our Guide Frederick, who literally
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Key Details
  • Gray Line Iceland
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese, Spanish
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