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Northern Lights Tour with Hot Chocolate & Icelandic Pastries

1. 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 Northern lights are best viewed in pitch black. This tour is only available during the winter months as the amount of light during the summer months ruins your chances of seeing them. The probability of seeing the lights is always fair however your tour guides will cancel the tour if there is little chance of catching them. However, your voucher will still be redeemable on another date free of charge in the event of cancellation. 

Reykjavik: Northern Lights Evening Bus Tour with Hot Drink

2. Reykjavik: Northern Lights Evening Bus Tour with Hot Drink

Go on an experience of a lifetime and see the Northern Lights swaying in the Icelandic night sky on a bus tour. Follow your experienced guide to the best possible viewing location, and sit back and relax in a cozy chair, wrapped up in a warm blanket, with hot chocolate — the perfect view spot. Rug up under a blanket, with a steaming mug of hot chocolate in one hand and a famous local "Kleina" pastry in the other, and marvel at the spectacular natural light show above you. Keep your camera at-the-ready to snap some stunning pictures. Don't be shy to ask the guide for some photo assistance, they're more than happy to help.

Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Aurora Museum Small-Group Tour

3. Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Aurora Museum Small-Group Tour

On this tour from Reykjavik, you and your small group will focus on finding the perfect location to witness the magic of the Northern Lights and the dark Arctic sky. The Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) are a natural phenomenon visible only in the Norther Hemisphere. Going into the dark and frozen winter night to observe this unbelievable display of color, light and texture is like waking up in a fairy tale, full of mystery and magic. Begin your tour at the fantastic Aurora Reykjavik Museum. There, get an introduction to the physics behind the Northern Lights, and how to best photograph them. Next, drive to the lava fields outside Reykjavik and visit Aurora Basecamp. This newly built Northern Lights Observatory is the perfect place to witness the lights. The observatory also hosts an indoor real-time simulation of the Northern Lights in one of its domes. After the visit to the Observatory, go on a further hunt into the darkness of rural Iceland.


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What people are saying about Reykjavik

The tour was great our guide (Omar) / the spelling is probably not correct, but we understood that, it was super nice and very funny. and we saw great lights the cocoa and cinnamon rolls were very good. The tour is recommended at any time.

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.

Brilliant tour well worth doing. We where really lucky and got to see the North lights. The guide Felix was excellent. Bring lots of warm clothes it gets super cold late at night. A must see.

Great tour and very lucky to see the Northern Lights which are in no way guaranteed.

Great experience, the tour guide, Jacob was brilliant. Super knowledgeable and fun!