1. Iceland
  2. Capital Region of Iceland
  3. Reykjavik

From Reykjavik: 3-5 Hour Northern Lights Mystery Tour

Product ID: 2017
Search for the beautiful and mysterious Northern Lights on this exciting 4-hour tour from Reykjavik. Admire the magnificent phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis as the sky comes alive with dramatic shapes and colors, creating a spectacular natural lightshow.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese

Pickup included

You must be ready at the designated pickup point 30 minutes before the tour is scheduled to start.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire nature’s own spectacular lightshow – the magnificent Northern Lights
  • Drive into Iceland’s countryside, far away from the city lights of Reykjavik
  • Watch as the Lights dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes
Full description
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.
  • Transfer by bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • WiFi onboard
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Know before you go
• The tour operator cannot guarantee sightings even when the tour is operational. In such cases customers may take a second tour, free of charge
• The tour operator reserves the right to cancel this tour if the evening sky is heavily clouded over or weather conditions are not favorable for a sighting. A decision is taken daily at 6:00 pm, at the latest, concerning whether the tour will take place or not. All hotels and booking agents in Reykjavik are informed by email about the decision so please contact the front desk of your hotel or contact the local operator directly by email or phone
• Please note that pick-up starts 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Please wait outside of your hotel or guesthouse for the pick-up bus. Pick-up in front of hotels in the city center is not possible, instead you must wait at the nearest bus stop
• Please note that the discount for children and youths is a family discount, and applies to maximum 2 children/youths per each full paying adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 267 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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It was a phenomenal experience. Our tour guide informed us on all facts about the NorthernLights lights which was very interesting. She was very helpful and taught us how to take great pictures. She was also very patient and allowed for us to wait at the destination as long as problem so she would ensure that we all got to experience these beautiful Northern Lights.

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February 29, 2020

Actually got to see the northern lights! We planned to try & see them ourselves as we had a hire car but we would have had no chance without the tour. It was not a brilliant sighting however you could see them with the naked eye, and with a camera you could clearly see them. The tour guide was knowledgeable & passionate

January 4, 2020

It was excellent, the guide was informative and did his best. They kept the bus warm. We were lucky and saw excellent lights! It would be nice to arrange the guide to take pictures and upload them, so tourists who did not manage to take such, could have a memento of the experience. It was done by another company.

November 30, 2019

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Gray Line Iceland

Product ID: 2017