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  • Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

    1. Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

    Depart the bright lights of Reykjavík city center to see the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Also known as the “Northern Lights,” it is one of the most spectacular shows during the winter months. Head for wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. To get stunning views of the sky you will aim for areas with no artificial light. Hear explanations of how the Aurora Borealis is caused as a result of the gaseous particles in the earth’s atmosphere colliding with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. The locations visited differ from day-to-day, but you will head in the direction with the most chance of seeing Mother Nature at work. As the tour is weather dependent, and sightings are not guaranteed, you are also invited to join another Northern Lights tour free of charge if the lights don’t appear.  Explore Northern Lights in the Aurora ...

    long wait for them to show up but came briefly, you needed a good camera to capture the colours ( no colours with the naked eye)

  • Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

    2. Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

    Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where lava flows from erupting volcanoes, to witness the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Learn the history of the volcanoes of the area from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano and Geldingadallur Valley. The Fagradalsfjall Volcano is erupting for the first time in 7,000 years. Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some live lava flowing. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you watch the spectacular natural show. Afterward, as you drive along the peninsula, your guide will fill you in on the history of volcanos in the area — many long-dormant, now covered by soft green lava moss.

    Our guide Boje and driver Sentri (probably not the correct spelling) we’re fun and informative and kept everyone safe on this trip. Sadly the weather was horrendous but that’s nature. We saw some smouldering lava and could feel the heat, sadly nothing else. It gives us a reason to come back.

  • Aurora Borealis: Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

    3. Aurora Borealis: Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

    The Northern lights are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun's solar energy with the upper atmosphere of the earth near the area of the North Pole. This reaction creates this wonderful light effect, known as the Aurora Borealis. See if you can glimpse this sublime light display for yourself! Glimpsing the Northern Lights are on the top of many people’s lists when visiting Reykjavik, therefore this tour is organized in such a way as to increase your chances of seeing the phenomenon. The locations visited change every tour, because you will travel to wherever it is most probable you will see them. This tour is unable to guarantee sightings, as the Northern Lights are very unpredictable. If you do not see any of the lights the first time round, you are more than welcome to join the tour again free of charge.

    The lights were very weak when we went and you couldn’t see them through the naked eye or smart phone but, if you had a camera you could. The tour guide was very good and really tried to get us a good view of the lights. On the way home we stopped because there was more activity, which I thought was really good of them to do. They really do try and give you every chance to see them. It was -10 degrees so be prepared for the cold

  • From Reykjavik: 3-5 Hour Northern Lights Mystery Tour

    4. From Reykjavik: 3-5 Hour Northern Lights Mystery Tour

    Join this mysterious trip on a dark winter’s night to search for the Northern Lights. This spectacular natural display can be witnessed at any time from the onset of the autumn darkness to the light nights of spring. Far from the glow of the city you will hunt for the magnificent Aurora Borealis – known as the Northern Lights. On a clear night you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes. The expert tour guides will always check the weather forecast around the south-western part of Iceland before the tour begins. Using their experience and intuition, the tour guide will decide where to lead your journey to have the best chance of spotting the Northern Lights.

    The driver and guide were so friendly and accomodating, just a shame we didn't see the lights but it can't be helped

  • Small-Group Premium Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

    5. Small-Group Premium Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

    Travel from Reykjavik on a quest for one of nature’s most spectacular natural phenomena. Marvel at this breathtaking display, as the Northern Lights dance across the night sky and light up the heavens. Hunt for the Aurora Borealis in the darkness of Iceland's countryside, on a 4-hour tour that operates from September to April. If the lights are not visible during during the tour, reschedule for free! The group size will be a maximum of 15 people, providing a more intimate experience and flexibility. Enjoy more free time and spontaneous encounters than would be possible traveling in a larger group. Booking this Northern Lights tour also gives you a free ticket to visit the Aurora Museum in Reykjavik. The free entrance is only valid on the day you join the tour from the time it is announced whether the tour is on (by email and on the website). 

    Bustravel Iceland are fantastic - when we went on this tour we witnessed a fantastic Northern lights show (after rescheduling due to poor weather). We were lucky enough to have Siggi as our tour guide, who went above and beyond to show and tell us about the Northern Lights. His passion for the Northern Lights was infectious and his predictions about when and how they would show were pretty much spot on. Not only did he tell us how to spot the lights, he also showed us how to capture them on our phones/cameras and was kind enough to share his spectacular photographs, which he captured on his DSLR, with us at the end of the tour. Fabulous.

  • From Reykjavik: Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights Tour

    6. From Reykjavik: Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights Tour

    Start your afternoon by visiting Iceland's most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon.  The Blue Lagoon offers lava and moss filled scenery, state of the art facilities, a unique atmosphere, and silica masks that make your skin extra firm, yet incredibly soft. Included in this combo is the Blue Lagoon Comfort Package, where you receive entrance to the Blue Lagoon, a silica mud mask, use of a towel, and a drink of your choice.   Next, head back to Reykjavik on a new and comfortable coach, offering you free Wi-Fi. Upon arrival back in Reykjavik, enjoy some free time to relax, have dinner and begin on The Northern Lights Tour. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole.   The locations visited during the Northern Lights tour vary from day-to-day depending on weather conditions. ...

    The severe weather intervened in our trip, making it less attractive to go in the water. Had it been less so, we still might not have gone in, but we would certainly have walked around outside to experience the site fully. But it was impossible to walk about - in fact we were snowed in the bus shelter for a few hours. The cafe, however, was very good and despite the atrocious driving conditions, we felt very safe with our driver.

  • Northern Lights by Boat in Reykjavik

    7. Northern Lights by Boat in Reykjavik

    Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik and seeing the aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean, with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the backround, is something you won't ever forget. This unique tour takes about 2 hours, departing from Reykjavik´s old harbour in a luxurious boats, either Rósin or Andrea. Enjoy great views of the beautiful coastline of the capital on the way out to search for the northern lights. In only 15-30 minutes you will be at a prime location away from the city lights, perfect for viewing the auroras. Please remember that this tour is highly dependent on correct weather conditions. Cancellation may occur if the circumstances are not in your favour.  When the northern lights forecast looks good - but if it is too windy to go out on sea - guests will be taken out for a no...

    This was a great experience and I’d highly recommend it to any travelers in the area! I visited in mid-March (toward the end of northern lights season) so we were only able to see a couple bands of light, but it was still worth it nonetheless. The lights we did see were beautiful, and it was also an incredible view of the night sky and Reykjavik. Because we didn’t get a fill northern lights display, everyone was given a credit so they could return for free and view them again. I’ll definitely be doing this as soon as I’m back in the area!

  • Northern Lights Tour with Hot Chocolate & Icelandic Pastries

    8. Northern Lights Tour with Hot Chocolate & Icelandic Pastries

    Start your tour with a convenient pick-up service from your centrally located hotel. After a short meet and greet, you will hop in your tour vehicle and set-off for your destination that evening. Your tour guides, with the close consultation of Meteorologists, will pick a new and unique location every night. Each tour will take you to a location based on the reports of the Meteorologists, thus giving you the best chance of witnessing this fleeting, magical display.  During your tour, your guide will offer you information and great insight into the Icelandic culture, nature, history and the Icelandic people. You will also get the chance to sip on a hot chocolate, a sure treat to warm up the blood on those frosty winter nights. You'll also get to snack on traditional Icelandic pastries. Each night, your tour guide will pick a location that is as far from light pollution as possible, the ...

    Terrific guide who was very committed to hunting the Northern Lights. Gave us great insight into what causes the Northern Lights including some of the mythical/magical stories involving the elves.

  • Reykjavik: Northern Lights Small Group Minibus Tour

    9. Reykjavik: Northern Lights Small Group Minibus Tour

    This 3-hour tour is perfect for those traveling in Iceland in the winter months and who want to see this celestial display. You will be picked up in Reykjavík in a cozy minibus to go hunting the spectacular Northern Lights. Where you go depends on the weather, as you need both darkness and a clear sky to witness this rare natural phenomenon. Your expert guide will drive you away from the city lights and into the darkened countryside to a secluded location in the unspoiled Icelandic nature. The minibus can reach places that the bigger buses cannot, making your experience both intimate and unique.  You will travel past mountains and fields and get an incredible nighttime view of the country as your driver looks for signs of the Auroras. When they find the perfect spot, you can exit the minibus to see the grandeur of the lights with your naked eye. The Northern Lights are only visible in t...

    Absolutely 5* + couldn’t of asked for a better experience for my partners 30th Birthday. After a manic stressful day travelling to Reykjavík our tour guide made everything a pleasant breeze! And we seen the beautiful northern lights! Thank you for the best experience!

  • Reykjavík: 2-Hour Northern Lights Cruise

    10. Reykjavík: 2-Hour Northern Lights Cruise

    The stage is set to experience one of nature’s most magnificent phenomenon on this tour of the Northern Lights in Iceland, starting with an informative talk before boarding the Elding II in Reykjavik Harbor. Docked just a few steps from the meeting point, where you can watch time lapse videos and look at images and information boards about the lights, Elding II boasts a nice heated lounge where you can sit down to enjoy light refreshments, or head out to the viewing platform wrapped up in the provided warm overalls. Settle down for Mother Nature to start her tricks as your guide keeps you well informed and calls out once the Northern Lights begin. Of course, nothing in nature is guaranteed, but the expert guide and captain will always check the weather and forecast before the tour to optimize your chances of a view. With the glow of the city in the background, set out in search of the...

    Worthwhile for a estimated 2/10, but turned out to be a 4/10 so better than anticipated.

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 2,057 reviews

The tour guide was cool, made sure no one was bored during the drive and also emphasized the rules for hiking up the mountain safely. We stopped at a hotspring area and finally arrived at the bottom of a mountain next to the volcano. The hike to the top wasn’t too hard (says an 18 year old) and the view on the volcano was great.

Perfect tour! The tour guides were the best I’ve ever had. Cared deeply about you enjoying your trip. They took us the best way up the mountain to see the volcano. Bring your own light and remember the path up as it can get a little tricky to get back down if you are oblivious to the route you took up

Really great tour to the volcano. This is a once in a lifetime experience! Who has: Take headlights for the descent, there are some from the organizer, but unfortunately they are not particularly bright. Otherwise, really great organization!

Terrific guide who was very committed to hunting the Northern Lights. Gave us great insight into what causes the Northern Lights including some of the mythical/magical stories involving the elves.

Super informative tour and we were lucky that the volcano was active again.