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Classic Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik with Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide

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    What to Expect
    Following pickup at your Reykjavik hotel in the evening, board a bus to head out into the Arctic winter night. On the way to your destination, listen to an onboard audio guide in a choice of 10 languages. Learn about what causes this astral phenomenon and fee free to ask questions of your guides. Be sure to wear very warm clothing; heavy 'Aurora Jackets' are available for rental as well. 

    When you reach your destination, disembark and get a look at your surroundings. This landscape of pure white snow and ice is the best place to see the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights. Your guides have years of experience studying weather patterns and are excellent at predicting where and when the Northern Lights will appear. Get guidance on how to take the best photographs of this otherworldly phenomenon to ensure you walk away with great images. 

    At the end of your viewing session, head back to Reykjavik for drop-off back at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The tour will start from Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik.  Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time.  

    Hotel pickups is operated by SmartBus™ - If you add hotel pick up to your tour we kindly ask you to be ready outside your accommodation or at the nearest bus stop 30 minutes before departure time and look out for the green Smartbus.
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Professional northern lights guide
    • Touch screen audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
    • Use of astronomy binocular and camera tripods
    • Free photos of you and the northern lights (when spotted)
    • Wi-fi and USB charger for each seat
    • Complimentary star map
    • 10% discount to the Aurora Reykjavík museum.
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
    • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Audio guide available in: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    No chance of seeing the light. Bad forecast but the tour still started. Conditions during tour were getting worse with rain and wind. Guide kept holding on with no improvment of the weather conditions. Sitting in a bus for 5 hours is niet worth the...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Jens R
    Reviewed 6 April 2019 via mobile

    My partner and I enjoyed this tour, our tourguide was very knowledgeable and gave us insights regarding the aurora borealis and even helped us set our phones/camera to be able to capture the lights, we're thankful that we did not have to wait long for...More

    1  Thank betheljoy
    Sara_Hardardottir, Director of Sales at Reykjavik Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2019

    Hi betheljoy It sounds like you had a great evening and we´re so glad you were able to see the Northern Lights! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future :-) Kind regards, The Reykjavik Sightseeing Team

    Reviewed 31 March 2019

    We went on this tour two times (the second is free if the first is unsuccessful) and we saw the Lights the second time. However, this is a tour with a big bus and the company has several of them and all gather at the...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank AlessioB1452
    Sara_Hardardottir, Director of Sales at Reykjavik Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2019

    Hi AlessioB1452 Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our tour. Our goal is to provide an unforgettable experience for our customers and therefore we value every constructive comment that we receive. We hope...More

    Reviewed 14 March 2019

    Went out 2 days in a row and saw nothing. 8 hours in total wasted. No refund...if they know the probability is low, let us know. I don’t want to waste my time and feel being fooled.More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank 821yuanm
    Sara_Hardardottir, Director of Sales at Reykjavik Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

    Hi 821yuanm We thank you for your review and we appreciate your notes and comments regarding our Northern Lights tour. As you might be aware of, Northern lights are a natural phenomenon, which differ from time to time. Our guides need to seek a location...More

    Reviewed 13 March 2019 via mobile

    If you can take a boat trip rather than this do it. We drove about 40 mins outside Reykjavik, listening to the tour guide talking about poses for your photos and a story about a little bird. It was all a bit strange. We stopped...More

    Thank 854mitchl
    Sara_Hardardottir, Director of Sales at Reykjavik Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

    Hi 854mitchl We thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with our services. Our goal is to provide an unforgettable experience for our customers and therefore we value every constructive comment that we receive. We hope to...More

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    Response from Rich F | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, I was given a complimentary night and the lights were visible.
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    WingYan T
    5 August 2018|
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    Response from Rich F | Reviewed this property |
    No idea. I brought my own gear.
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