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Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Northern Lights Bus

Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Northern Lights Bus
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Experience one of the world’s great natural phenomena on a 4-hour evening bus tour of Iceland. Depart the bright lights of Reykjavik to search for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is included at selected hotels and guesthouses as well as authorized bus stops in the central areas of Reykjavik.

Experience

Highlights
  • See the light display of the Aurora Borealis
  • Escape the bright lights of Reykjavik for better views of the Northern Lights
  • Learn more about how and why the dancing lights occur
  • Free entrance to the Aurora Museum
Full description

Embark on an evening trip to see the Aurora Borealis. Hear fascinating facts about them from your guides, visit the Aurora Museum, and search to see the lights firsthand.

Depart the bright lights of Reykjavík city center to see the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Also known as the “Northern Lights,” it is one of the most spectacular shows during winter months. Head for wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. To get stunning views of the sky you will aim for areas with no artificial light.

Hear explanations of how the Aurora Borealis is caused as a result of the gaseous particles in the earth’s atmosphere colliding with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. Benefit from an itinerary that includes stops for you to go outside and take photographs. The locations visited differ from day to day, but you will head in the direction with the most chance of seeing Mother Nature at work.

As the tour is weather-dependent, and sightings are not guaranteed, you are also invited to join another Northern Lights tour free of charge if the lights don’t appear.  Explore the Northern Lights in the Aurora Museum. The Northern Lights tour includes a complimentary ticket for a self-guided visit to the museum in Reykjavik, valid on the day you join the tour, from the time you receive confirmation that the tour is on.

Includes
  • Evening trip to see the Aurora BorealisTransportation
  • Professional guide
  • Stops to take photos
  • Entry to the Aurora Museum (on the day of the tour only)
  • Free entry to another tour if the Northern Lights do not appear

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    Participants

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    Meeting point

    Please meet your guide at Bus Stop 12.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • Seeing the Northern Lights is not guaranteed even though the tour is operated. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and as part of nature, uncontrollable. The local partner does not offer refunds for customers that have joined the tour but instead offers you the chance to reschedule for free on the next tour that is operated. If you are leaving Iceland before the next scheduled tour, the local partner will offer you an open ticket for the next 3 years for when you come back to Iceland
    • This tour is not suitable for children younger than 8 years
    • Free entry to the Aurora Museum is only valid on the day you join the tour, from the time it is announced whether the tour is on. The entrance fees to the Aurora Reykjavik exhibition are complementary meaning that if you do not wish to go to the museum, there is no partial refund
    • Remember to dress warmly with multiple layers. You may spend long periods of time in cold winter conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 2954 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.5/5

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    We had Roberta as our guide during this tour and she was really superb! She shared some really funny anecdotes with us and made this trip all the more enjoyable. It was terribly cold that evening but we could see a slight aurora borealis. In order to warm up we had the right to a small campfire as well as a hot chocolate. At the end we were invited to repeat the experience for free because the aurora borealis was light.

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    January 30, 2023

    trying to find the right bus was mayhem because the tour before us was late so there was a lot of people crowding trying to hear the names being read out. but once we were on, our guide was lovely and gave us alot of knowledge on reykjavik history and the aurora lights. he took us too a good spot, lit a fire and gave out hot chocolate while we waited, and then bam the sky lit up

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    January 30, 2023

    Mia was full of enthusiasm during the trip and was very helpful to ensure we got the best out of our trip. it was a very cold night but welcomed the hot chocolate. this trip was rebooted oringally due on Friday, rebooted for Sat and again moved to Sunday but very easy to rearrange this.

    January 29, 2023

    Product ID: 67019