Northern Lights Tour

Adults from £33.00 | Children from £17.00

Northern Lights Tour

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Adults £33
Children £17
(12 - 17 yrs)

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What: Guided tour.

Where: Reykjavik, Iceland.

Availability: Daily from September to April

Don’t Miss: The amazing colourful dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis!

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Catch a glimpse of the magnificent Aurora Borealis

Escape the busy city nights of Reykjavik and venture on a hunt for the elusive Northern Lights – one of nature’s most beautiful phenomena.

If your hunt is successful, you’ll see a unique celestial spectacular - witness the bright, shining colours of the Northern Lights swirl and shape-shift in the darkness of the cold Icelandic sky.

Experience a unique tour every time

No two tours are the same - we take you to the best viewing location on the particular evening you’ve chosen!

Sometimes you won’t have to go further than Reykjavik’s outskirts to catch the Auroras. Other nights, you’ll find yourself chasing them deep into the countryside.

This means that even if you end up doing the tour more than once, it will be an entirely different experience altogether!  

Will I see the Northern Lights?

Catching the mysterious Aurora Borealis is not a simple task, so unfortunately there are no guarantees.  

But don’t you worry! Armed with science and expertise, we are prepared to give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

Here’s what we do to get the perfect conditions

  • We choose the best time – Science says the Northern Lights are most likely to be spotted from late August to end of March, so this is when our tours take place
  • We plan the best route -  The precise route for the day is crafted by an expert guide with the help of the most up-to-date weather and solar activity reports
  • If the weather’s not good enough, the tour will be cancelled – We don’t want you to be disappointed and waste precious holiday time, so if the optimal conditions are not met, the tour won’t go ahead

What happens with my ticket if the tour is cancelled?

Don’t worry! If the tour can’t take place, you’ll be offered a different date. And if you can’t make it then, you’ll get a refund.

How will I know if the tour will go ahead?

Your guide will keep a close eye on the weather forecast and at 6pm a final decision will be made.  Just ask at the front desk of your hotel after 6pm to find out!

You could also get the information you need at the Tour Desk at Loftleidir, The Hilton and Saga Hotel.

What if the tour goes ahead but I don’t see the lights?

Your guide will try to predict where the Northern Lights will show up. However, the Aurora Borealis might still escape you. If that happens, you can try your luck the following night for free.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Hotel pick-up changes

Pick-ups from several Reykjavik hotels and guesthouses have been affected by new restrictions imposed by Reykjavík City Council. You will be assigned a nearby bus stop where your transport will meet you instead which is contained in the below link.

Take a look at the pick-up list to find out where your tour starts.

Suitable for:
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Teenagers
  • Seniors
Great for:
  • Explorers
  • Culture Vultures
  • Nature Lovers

Availability:

Daily from late August to April (subject to weather forecast).

Departure Time:

  • 25th August - 15th April: 9pm
  • 15th September - 15th March: 8pm
  • 16th April - 25th August: Not available 

Pick-up Points:

Pick-ups from several Reykjavik hotels and guesthouses have been affected by new restrictions imposed by Reykjavík City Council. So if you are staying in any of the below hotels, you will be assigned a nearby bus stop where your transport will meet you instead:

See the list of hotel pick up points to find out if your accommodation is affected.

Duration:

  • Standard: 3-5 hours
  • Deluxe: 5-8 hours

Clothing

Please wear comfortable and warm clothing and footwear.

Accessibility

Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Children:

Children under 12 go free on this tour! However, we will need to reserve a place for them in the coach, so please contact us on 0844 873 0070 to let us know how many children are travelling.

Cancellations / Weather Issues:

  • In the case of adverse weather conditions, it may be necessary to cancel the tour (although every effort will be made to go ahead). Should this happen, you will be offered an alternative date to take the tour and if this is not suitable, you will be offered a refund on your return to the UK
  • If the tour goes ahead but you don't see the Northern Lights, you will be offered to do the tour the following night for free. However, no refunds will be made for not seeing the lights.
  • Please note that unfortunately this tour is not suitable for passengers in wheelchairs or with very limited mobility.

Transfers to and from most Reykjavik hotels (See full list of hotels included)

Northern Lights Tour is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Saw the lights in January! We were lucky enough to see the Northern lights on our short trip in January. After being picked up by the coach, we arrived at a popular viewing area that was away from the city lights which was one of the best places to see the Northern lights. After a lot of waiting around in the cold, they finally appeared and you could hear the crowd gasp! Make sure you wrap up warm (thick blankets for the winter as you’ll be standing still for a long time) and consider bringing binoculars to see the lights ‘dancing’!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Magical We booked our Northern Lights tour for the first day of our holiday, however it was cancelled due to bad weather. We phoned the tour operator the next day and they re-booked us for the day after when the weather was meant to be clearer. The coach took us to a spot just outside Reykjavik where the lights were most likely to appear. There’s no guarantee that you’ll get to see them, however we were very lucky as after around an hour of waiting they showed up in the sky. It was magical and something I'll remember forever. If you want to take photos of the lights you’ll need a decent camera and a tripod, as mobile phone cameras can’t pick them up very well. Make sure you wrap up warm too as you’ll be stood outside for a while waiting for the lights to appear. I wore 5 layers and was still freezing!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Experience even without the lights! We booked this experience with obviously the idea of seeing this fantastic lights show in the sky, unfortunately we didn't get to see them as the weather conditions weren't the best. Due to bad planning on my part we couldn't go again the next night as it was our last night in Iceland but if you were better at planning than me you can then hopefully experience the Northern Lights the following night for free, which i think is a brilliant feature. What i can say is that the guide couldn't have better and was very entertaining. Make sure you do wrap up warm though if you get out to see the lights as it can obviously get very cold at night!
Date published: 2016-09-28
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Northern Lights Tour is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Saw the lights in January! We were lucky enough to see the Northern lights on our short trip in January. After being picked up by the coach, we arrived at a popular viewing area that was away from the city lights which was one of the best places to see the Northern lights. After a lot of waiting around in the cold, they finally appeared and you could hear the crowd gasp! Make sure you wrap up warm (thick blankets for the winter as you’ll be standing still for a long time) and consider bringing binoculars to see the lights ‘dancing’!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Magical We booked our Northern Lights tour for the first day of our holiday, however it was cancelled due to bad weather. We phoned the tour operator the next day and they re-booked us for the day after when the weather was meant to be clearer. The coach took us to a spot just outside Reykjavik where the lights were most likely to appear. There’s no guarantee that you’ll get to see them, however we were very lucky as after around an hour of waiting they showed up in the sky. It was magical and something I'll remember forever. If you want to take photos of the lights you’ll need a decent camera and a tripod, as mobile phone cameras can’t pick them up very well. Make sure you wrap up warm too as you’ll be stood outside for a while waiting for the lights to appear. I wore 5 layers and was still freezing!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Experience even without the lights! We booked this experience with obviously the idea of seeing this fantastic lights show in the sky, unfortunately we didn't get to see them as the weather conditions weren't the best. Due to bad planning on my part we couldn't go again the next night as it was our last night in Iceland but if you were better at planning than me you can then hopefully experience the Northern Lights the following night for free, which i think is a brilliant feature. What i can say is that the guide couldn't have better and was very entertaining. Make sure you do wrap up warm though if you get out to see the lights as it can obviously get very cold at night!
Date published: 2016-09-28
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