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From Reykjavik: 3-5 Hour Northern Lights Mystery Tour

From Reykjavik: 3-5 Hour Northern Lights Mystery Tour

From US$ 44.02 per person

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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You must be ready at the designated pickup point 30 minutes before the tour is scheduled to start.


  • 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
  • Food and beverages
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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 298 reviews

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Although there was only 2/9 chance of seeing the northern lights, we risked it and it paid off. The driver changed the location mid tour as it was too cloudy and managed to find a spot without clouds. Lights were amazing!! Tour guide Darren was fantastic and bus driver very friendly!!

December 1, 2021

Driver/guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable, it was a cloudy night so we weren’t sure we would see any northern lights, however our guide knew where and when there would be a gap in the clouds and we were able to see the northern lights for over 2 hours and captured some amazing photos! Our guide helped direct us to where we should be looking, and was more than happy to chat and answer any questions we had. I couldn’t recommend this trip more highly.

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September 30, 2021

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

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