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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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A note from Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik
Face masks will be available to purchase, if forgotten. All clothes worn by staff are washed on a hot cycle after every tour. Passengers are requested to wear clean clothes. Instructions on how to avoid infection are in all our vehicles.
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The northern lights are famously tricky to see, so increase your chances by booking this tour from Reykjavik led by an experienced aurora hunter. Leave nighttime driving to the experts and travel outside the city, away from light pollution, to a location specially selected for its optimal aurora-viewing qualities. Avoid disappointment with the knowledge that if you don't see the lights, you can join the tour another night for free.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Þórunnartún 1
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Aurora Reykjavik
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Hemisphere, are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere. The locations visited are different from day to day as we head in the direction with the most chances of seeing Northern Lights. As this tour is weather dependent and sightings are not guaranteed you are welcome to join another Northern Lights tour free of charge. Booking this Northern Lights tour also gives you a free ticket to visit the Aurora Museum in Reykjavik, Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík. The free entrance is only valid on the day you join the tour, from the time we announce whether the tour is ON (by email and on our website). The entrance fees to the Aurora Reykjavik exhibition are complementary meaning that if you do not wish to go to the museum, there is no partial refund. Join us for a night of adventure in the Icelandic countryside!
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  • You'll end at
    Þórunnartún 1
    Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)
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Highlights
  • Aurora hunter-guide takes you to the best location for northern lights viewing
  • Take a free second tour if you don't see the lights
  • Warm up with hot drinks while waiting
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik included
What to Expect
After pickup from your Reykjavik hotel or other designated departure point at the prearranged time, meet your guide and settle into the vehicle for the journey out of the city and into the countryside. Your exact destination depends upon the conditions and the informed decisions of your aurora hunter-guide, who takes you to where their experience tells them you have the best chance of seeing the lights. Enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate as you wait for the aurora to make its appearance. With luck, the lights will soon appear to dance across the sky in colors of green, pink, and violet. Your guide can take souvenir photos for you to capture the moment (additional cost). If, however, the lights do not appear, join the tour again on another night at no additional cost. Afterward, the tour returns to drop you off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
3–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Aurora Reykjavik
Exclusions
  • Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Booking this Northern Lights tour also gives you a free ticket to visit the Aurora Museum in Reykjavik, Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík. The free entrance is only valid on the day you join the tour, from the time we announce whether the tour is ON (by email and on our website). The entrance fees to the Aurora Reykjavik exhibition are complementary meaning that if you do not wish to go to the museum, there is no partial refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Dress in warm, wind and waterproof clothing and footwear.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 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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Marc T wrote a review Mar 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
I have been to Iceland before & have seen the Northern Lights, so coming back I was really excited to bring my girlfriend & go on a Northern Lights excursion. We were told to be there at 8:30, so we arrived at 8:30 and we were stood freezing cold at the bus stop until 9:10. We
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Response from Bustravel-Iceland, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 16 Mar 2020
We are sorry you did not enjoy your Northern Lights tour. We go to the best location to see the Northern Lights, and so sadly there is not always an option to take passengers somewhere where there might also be a waterfall. Although these tours are at night and in the winter we do try and take passengers to interesting locations where we can tell you about the history and folklore etc. Unfortunately during the night it is not possible to see extensive scenery, due to the darkness. We are sorry you did not enjoy the traditional Icelandic snacks offered on your tour. Whilst fermented shark is not for everyone the feedback we receive from our guests is that they enjoy the opportunity to experience a truly Icelandic cultural delicacy. We also provide hot chocolate and candy which you did not mention in your review. We go above and beyond on our Northern Lights hunts to make these tours an experience. We offer expert guides, stories, information, advice on setting up cameras as well as blankets and traditional Icelandic snacks. We want all our guests to enjoy their time in our beautiful country. We care deeply about the experience, so we are surprised to hear you did not enjoy it. We would like to investigate further and encourage you to send us a direct message so we can improve our services.
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Anabel wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a lovely tour with Alexander (tour guide) and Linax (bus driver) and we could catch the northern lights some km to the north of Reykjavik despite of the low chances shown by the forecast. So it was a really nice surprise for us. The organization was super and our guide
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Happy people wrote a review Mar 2020
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Brilliant trip Daniel the courier was so helpful and knowledgeable he even lit a fire. He would help individuals with their cameras which was so helpful
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Date of experience: March 2020
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c0nn0rstr0ng wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom2 contributions
We did this tour on the 2rd March 2020. 1st I want say Charia was a absolutely brilliant tour guide. She was extremely informative and really gave her passion about the lights to the whole bus. While we was driving to the destination it started snowing pretty badly but her
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Spscho wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Unfortunately we didn't see the lights, despite weather conditions being perfect. Can't hold that against the company though and for their part the staff were jovial and entertaining. The tour guide Palli regaled us with Icelandic history, myths, and ghost stories, and the tour
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About the operator

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Scott G
Scott G
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canceled
My wife and I were supposed to go on tour with this group on Thursday, 13/05/2021 and we recieved an email the day
Angry_Sian
Angry_Sian
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Excellent customer service
I can’t comment on the trip yet as we haven’t been, but so far their customer service has been outstanding. I chatt
gejsildas
gejsildas
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Great experience
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. He was explaining passionately all the time and keeping us
chris351985
chris351985
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What a day!
This tour starts fairly early, on the bus by 7am and goes through to late evening, but it is worth every second! Wa
KLarsen2020
KLarsen2020
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2 wonderful day-trips to Snæfellsnes peninsula and Jökulsárlón in August 2020
The Corona-virus changed my travel plans to go from DK to Iceland this year in stead of going to the sunny South Eu
hilarycuthbertson007
hilarycuthbertson007
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Wonderful day out with great guide and driver
Had a most enjoyable day out with great informative guide and driver. The day was full on with loads of interesting
merle251
merle251
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Great Tour also on a rainy day
Best tour we did during our stay. We saw allot of attractions. It rained the whole day long and fog and wind were a
Jens B
Jens B
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Great trip
it was a great excursion with many highlights. Our tour guide had lots of good ideas and gave us lots of tips. Hi
SzoKo666
SzoKo666
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Long Tour
Lucky enough to visit recently so there were not so many people at the stops. Nice (small) bus and friendly guide (
de82
de82
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3 perfect days
We come in Island for 5 days (me, my husband and our 11 years old son) and we made with Bustravel Iceland company 3
tatyanavenable
tatyanavenable
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Great Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon with an even better tour guide!
I would most definitely recommend this tour! We departed at 9am and started making our way to Jokulsarlon. We made
FamilienHermann
FamilienHermann
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Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón) Tour with boat ride
This trip was absolutely fantastic because of the scenary but, most imporatntly we had the best Guide/driver that w
d4nthe
d4nthe
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To add in your checklist
We had a great time thanks to the Iceman. Thank you to him for making us to discover great landscapes.
P8515WYivanj
P8515WYivanj
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Fantastic!
The tour was perfectly organized and our guide ICE-MAN made it incredible with fantastic educational stories. I str
shiftyseagull
shiftyseagull
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Excellent day out
This is a great tour. The route is excellent, the bus was comfortable and spotlessly clean, and our guide, Ásgeir,
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