Adventure

From Reykjavik: The Original 3.5 Hour Northern Lights Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

From Reykjavik: The Original 3.5 Hour Northern Lights Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 44.33 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 lights.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible—book your spot and pay nothing today. Learn more
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Join the tour from one of the following meeting points: Bus stop 6 - Safnahúsið Culture House and Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

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 of 2 children/youths per each full paying adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 331 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

A magical experience, we were lucky to have good weather, clear skies, and see the northern lights which were very bright and colorful on that day. We had a great time and made really beautiful pictures. By the way, on the original day of booking, the northern lights didn't show up, so we were offered to take the same tour for free on the next available day with better weather and aurora forecast. So we came again. As a result, we were very satisfied with this tour :)

Read more

February 2, 2022

The trip was good - but despite the Northern lights indicator being very high (4.5) we did not see them. We waited around 3.5 hours in the cold Tundra (had the option to keep warm on the coach) but ultimately we ran out of time and the coach had to leave. By all accounts the Northern lights came out about one hour after we left. As someone who remained at the location saw them.

Read more

January 2, 2022

It was great experience. Firstly We doubted if we would get aurora, because in Reykyavik so cloudy and rain at the time. But when we went out from city center, it was clear sky with stars. We had to wait each 20-30 minutes to see but close to midnight there was a huge and beautiful aurora. We were so lucky. Thx Darren for guiding us :)

Read more

December 22, 2021

Product ID: 2017