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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Bus provided by Sterna Travel Iceland

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Overview
Seeing the Northern Lights in Reykjavik is a magical experience, but finding the right viewing spot takes local knowledge. Eliminate the guesswork, and go on a Northern Lights tour with a guide to take you deep into the countryside with minimal light pollution. Visit multiple viewpoints in a night, and enjoy the perk of having pastries and hot chocolate included.
Highlights
  • Go on a tour with a special purpose—to see the Northern Lights
  • Avoid the hassle of transport planning, and enjoy round-trip bus transfers
  • Travel to remote countryside spots to find clear viewing sites
  • Stay warm with delicious local pastries and hot chocolate
Important Information
Departure Point
Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.
  • Professional guidance in English.
  • Hot chocolate.
Exclusions
  • There is no toilet on the bus and there might not be a toilet available during the tour.
  • Food.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress extremely well, preferably in layers. Bring a hat, gloves and wear thick socks.
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon. Sightings can not be guaranteed even if the tour is operated.
  • We decide after 17:00 every day if conditions are favourable to operate the tour and post on our Facebook page and send an email to all major tour desk and hotel receptions if we are not going ahead with the tour.
  • If no Northern Lights are seen, we offer passengers to take the trip again for free. If no Northern Lights are seen, we offer passengers to take the trip again for free. If no northern lights are seen for the second or third time we offer passengers a voucher for a free trip that is valid for three years.
  • If you book a Northern Lights tour, but conditions do not allow us to run the tour during your stay, we refund the ticket in full.
  • Please note that if the tour is cancelled or if you don't see any lights you must reschedule your tour by contacting the local operator directly - tours are not rescheduled automatically
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled 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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ekkarkoski wrote a review Mar 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina59 contributions18 helpful votes
My group and I tried all week to see the northern lights but never did. So we went ahead and booked our tour through this company so we could at least try once if not a couple times. We scheduled that day and all seven of us put the same address where we were staying but in
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Date of experience: March 2020
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H0lty13 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom1 contribution
Do not take this tour! We waited out side for our bus to pick us up! The company didn’t show in the time allocated so we asked the reception to give them a ring, for them to tell us they have gone bankrupt 6 days ago! No email no phone call no message! We can’t get hold of the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Maddy Turner wrote a review Mar 2020
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My trip was cancelled because the lights weren't out that night. This is very normal, but unfortunately the provider didn't inform me of this so I was left standing in the cold with no communication from them. They weren't very apologetic, or responsive to my messages trying
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Lenny Lee Liang L wrote a review Mar 2020
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I find it funny where your ask me for the northern light experience now when it was cancelled yesterday and your company forgot to email me and i had to wait for more than an hour outside of that hotel waiting . # useless
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Uzi wrote a review Mar 2020
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We saw a bit but was Amazing. The Tour people were excellent. Would definitely recommend others to go
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Date of experience: March 2020
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About the operator

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By: Sterna Travel Iceland
Reiselotte2018
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Cancelled Trip not refunded
We booked a bus tour to Thorsmork for July 2020. The trip was cancelled by Sterna Travel a couple of weeks in advan
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J2614ILalexanderm
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Impossible to get in contact with the agency
We made a booking for bustickets. As our holiday got cancelled due to my wife’s prengancy, we wanted to cancel the
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Mivml
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Do not use Sterna Travel
Still waiting for a refund due to not being able to travel to Iceland on 19th March. Have rebooked for November but
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travelbugLDN
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Fab tour and well informed guide
Excellent tour with the very well informed guide and friendly driver. We felt safe and had a relaxed itinerary. Sta
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kays2133
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Bus never showed!
The tour bus for the excursion never even showed to pick us up, leaving us waiting in the cold for over an hour. I
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Tangofeet
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Excellent
A great day out especially as the original provider had gone bust a couple of days before. Amazing scenery. Would h
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406kaylar
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Nice tour
The weather was a little chilly (March, kind of obvious). As long as you dress appropriately, you'll be fine. We to
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adriennstangl
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be ready to pay full price and get "something" for your money
We have booked the "beautiful south coast" tour. Let me just mention that our icelandic tour guide was fantastic, h
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JanetH276
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Janet hills
No show or email or phone calls from this company we were informed they have gone bankrupt though still trying to c
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Aasenjo
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Hunting the Aurora
Maria was funny friendly and knowledgeable . As a local she was full of facts and funny stories about Iceland. She
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daverowie
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Dave
Did the Northern lights tour last night. The guide/driver was a very pleasant lady but started the tour by stating
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Ioana T
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Overall score: awkward
Not sure what was so deluxe about the experience. I think the description of the activity said we get to hear facts
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Jessica G
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Trip cancelled - refund given quickly
My husband and I had booked a tour through Sterna to see the lights on 2/2/20. They were having issues with runnin
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martinemB593MI
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Golden Circle Tour
It's so hard to decide which tour company to go with. By chance we met some people who recommended this company and
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Roshani K
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Awesome tours!
I did the South coast tour with Klaus. It was a great tour! The weather changed from sunny to snowy throughout the
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Key Details
  • Sterna Travel Iceland
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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