Small-Group Premium Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Northern Lights Bus

Small-Group Premium Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Northern Lights Bus
Likely to sell out

From US$ 86.76 per person

Likely to sell out

Head out in search of the Northern Lights on this night tour. Be mesmerized by the spectacular phenomenon as colorful lights dance around the sky.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be ready at the pickup time. The local partner may take around 30 minutes to arrive. Pickup is from selected hotels and bus stops.


  • Hunt for the Northern Lights in the dark Icelandic night
  • Travel on a quest for one of nature’s most beautiful natural phenomena
  • Marvel at the stunning display as the lights dance around the northern sky
  • Enjoy free entrance to the Aurora Museum
Full description

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 the tour, you can easily reschedule for free.

Hop in a premium minibus and enjoy a more intimate experience with better chances to hunt down the auroras. Get plenty of free time and prepare for spontaneous encounters.

As an added perk, 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). 

  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • Refreshments
  • Entrance to the Aurora Museum

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • Viewings are not guaranteed. If lights are not seen, it is possible to reschedule for free with the tour operator. If the tour is canceled due to unfortunate weather conditions for all the days of your stay in Iceland, then you will get a full refund
    • In an effort to guarantee the best experience for the night, no children under the age of 8 years old will be allowed on this tour. The tour can be tiring for young children, especially in the cold weather, and after a potentially long day on other guided tours
    • Pickups can take up to 30 minutes
    • Please bring weatherproof and warm clothing
    • The entrance fees to the Aurora Reykjavik exhibition are complimentary meaning that if you do not wish to go to the museum, there is no partial refund
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 558 reviews

    Review summary

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    What I loved the most was the service! Had to go out a second time as we did not get to see the lights on first try. It was super easy, quick phone call and they booked us in right away, made sure we had all the details, and even set us up with a photographer tour because our small group was not available anymore

    March 27, 2023

    This was the absolute highlight of our trip. I have to say that we got extremely lucky, and the Northern Lights are definitely not guaranteed, but we saw the most stunning display of them and had the best time. We started by taking a quick stop at the Northern Lights museum which was really informative and also had some great information about camera settings for catching the lights, then we got in the van and made our way out of Reykjavik. We ended up stopping at two different spots when our driver spotted the lights, and spent a good amount of time at each. The benefit of a small group (less than 15 people) was that there was no one walking in front of your camera! Our tour guide was very informative and helpful, and got some excellent shots of us in front of the northern lights. I’d do this again in a heartbeat, I highly recommend!

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    March 26, 2023

    We started later at 9.30 as there was a better forecast for 11-12. There was a problem with the first bus but the driver quickly got help and a replacement bus arrived within 10 minutes. We drove north an parked in a dark spot. The lights arrived! Not as colourful as I hoped but wonderful anyway. The driver was lovely, so helpful and patient especially with some quite demanding passengers. After an hour or so and some hot chocolate we were driven back to the city by 2am.

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    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 93690