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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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The Northern Lights tour from Reykjavík takes you to see a spectacular natural phenomenon which happens during the winter months. The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. Northern Lights in Iceland are visible during the winter months, from September to April.
Highlights
  • Maximize your chances of seeing the northern lights on this evening tour
  • Your guide takes you to the best places to spot the elusive phenomenon 
  • If you don‘t see any lights, you can join a later tour free of charge
  • Seasonal tour available from September to mid-April
What to Expect
Start your evening northern lights adventure with a pickup from central Reykjavik. Drive out of the city, heading toward clearer skies and some of the best spots from which to see the northern lights. Your guide explains why the aurora occurs, and the science behind the variations in its brightness and color. Head to locations where you are most likely to spot the lights based on the weather and “Aurora forecast.” Follow the lights, admire them, and take pictures if you’ve brought a camera. If you don‘t see any, book the tour again free of charge on another night Journey back to Reykjavik, where the tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
BSI Coach Terminal, Iceland, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transportation by coach
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pickup from hotels
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers with young children are advised to take the 20:00 departure which is available from 15 October through 14 March 2020.
  • This tour depends on weather and sightings are not guaranteed. The tour may be cancelled on the day if the weather is poor
  • Remember to dress warmly
  • No pickups from hotels
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 2 days ago

We used this company for a trip to see the northern lights and would not recommend as the guides are uninspiring and very hard to understand and make it a very long night particularly if the lights are a ‘no show’. The first trip out...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank apeake007
Reviewed 3 days ago

The trip itself is a bit of a let down. The trip is basically a tour operator herding out tourists to a car park in the middle of nowhere to see the Northern Lights. The guide said the forecast was “calm and clear” but all...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mm512019
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I initially booked the northern light tour with a different company but got cancelled due to weather. Feeling a little bit lucky, i emailed Reykjavik Exercusion on the availability of northern light tour on that night and they responded very quickly. Without thinking further i...More

Thank syafiqi111
RE-TEAM, RE team at Reykjavik Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear traveler, Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback. It means a lot and helps us improve our services. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Iceland - Always welcome back!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful tour, with glorious things to see. It rained all day when I went, but it was still wonderful. The guide was extremely good too. I recommend it very highly.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SheilaMLondon
RE-TEAM, RE-Team at Reykjavik Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience with us! All the best, Team Reykjavik Excursions

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great night with lots of Northern light activity. Was a shame some people ruined it by constantly taking photos with the flash on ruining it for the rest of us.

Date of experience: October 2019
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486melindaj
19 July 2019|
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Response from MAY1972 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe that’s a good time of year to see them. I wouldn’t bother with the blue lagoon either.. there are natural spas which are more authentic.
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cmcnutty
25 March 2019|
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Response from ps0013 | Reviewed this property |
We were in Reykjavik from 16th to 21st March 2019. Our tour included going out by boat to see the lights but from 18th.If we didnt get to see it then we had up until the 20th. But we checked the weather forecast and the... More
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Response from refitzsg | Reviewed this property |
There is a good app called aurora. It will give you a rough idea if and when you may see an aurora. Certainly worked for us but you just have to watch the weather. If its stormy or very cloudy you will not see the aurora... More
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