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Small-Group Deluxe Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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Join our Northern Lights Deluxe tour for the exciting hunt of the ‎Aurora Borealis! There will be no more than 18 passengers with you in a comfortable minibus so the intimate and personal experience is guaranteed.  

You will be picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik (see pick up details) in a minibus lead by one of ours great guides who knows everything about the Northern Lights phenomena. Soon after you'll head away from the light pollution of the city and start hunting for the best point from which the lights can be seen!

During the tour you will get hot chocolate, Icelandic pastries and blankets to warm you up.

Please remember that we cannot guarantee sightings. However, if you don’t see any Lights on your Deluxe tour you are welcome to join Northern Lights Bus tour for free!

So, if seeing the Northern Lights is on your bucket list and you don't like the hustle and rush of the big bus then do not hesitate and join us for the winter hunting!
  • Ideal for travelers looking for an adventure with a bit of comfort
  • Hunt for the northern lights in the comfort of a minibus 
  • Enjoy included hot chocolate, blankets, and Icelandic pastries 
  • A guide will find the best spots to view the lights 
  • Hear about the science and legends behind the phenomenon
  • Stress-free, round-trip transportation from Reykjavik
What to Expect
Begin your tour by meeting your driver and guide at the city-designated pickup spot. Settle into your climate-controlled minivan and head out as far from Reykjavik as possible. Your guide looks for clear skies and takes you to the best places to spot the northern lights. En route, listen to Icelandic folktales and learn about how the lights form when solar particles collide with Earth’s atmosphere. Drive through the dark countryside, stopping to stretch your legs and enjoy the view. With luck, observe the lights, and take photos with a supplied tripod if you’d like. Stay warm with a hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries. If you don’t spot anything, you can book the next trip for free. Afterward, make the return journey to Reykjavik for a drop-off near your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your Hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik (no pickup from private apartments or AirBnb) 
• City regulations do not allow us to pick up directly from hotels downtown. You will be asked to go to the nearest Pick-up place from ones listed here: www.busstop.is
• Should your pickup location be at a Bus Stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
Departure Time
9:00 PM
Return Details
You will be dropped off at your hotel or guesthouse or the nearest drop-off available.
  • Round tour on minibus with up to 18 passengers
  • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik
  • Professional guiding in English
  • Hot chocolate
  • Kleinurs (Icelandic doughnuts)
  • Blankets
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress appropriately: warm clothes, good shoes, hat and gloves, thick socks
  • There are no restroom facilities on board the bus and there might not be access to restroom during tour
  • Sightings can not be guaranteed as the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon.
  • 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 on your Deluxe tour you are welcome to join the Northern light Bus tour on another night 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.
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 via mobile

Due to weather conditions this trip did not go ahead for 3 consecutive nights Respect to sterna travel who refunded my money without being asked

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank _andycrispin36
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't successful in the pursuit of the lights - but good small group tour that I recommend over the larger bus tours. The smaller buses can access different parts of the National Park opposed to the larger buses that are overcrowded so we were infact...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TheTravellingNorthen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide was really good and gave us loads of information. It was a really long night. We all wanted to see the aurora and we were really determined.At the first location we were'nt successful.With the second we were lucky to catch the Nothern Lights....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 May 2019 via mobile

We took this tour in early April (the 7th I believe) with the window closing on being able to see the lights but thankfully our amazing guide knew where to be. He helped people to take pictures with our phones and point out where to...More

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sternatravel, Public Relations Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

Thank you Bootstr for taking your time to share this review. We are really happy that you had a bit of luck to see the lights. I wish you some more great shows in the future! Greetings from sunny Iceland :)

Reviewed 4 April 2019

Thanx to Sterna Travel Iceland and particulary Johnson :-) Thanx a lot for your help for seeing the Northern Lights, all your capacity to chase them was so amazing ! :-O We enjoyed a lot the time spent with you, really :-) What impressed me...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nick S
sternatravel, Public Relations Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

Thank you so much Nick S for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are so glad you had a nice time with our guide Johnson! We will pass along the kind words :)

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25 January 2019|
Response from Pootle78 | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up at 21:00 and there was maybe 45mins of pick ups before we got going. We went two a couple of different locations about 1-1.5 hrs up the road and watched for a while in each location. We got dropped off back... More
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Response from Pootle78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, he had a proper camera. My phone app worked the first night I was out but not the second (in this tour) as the formation of the lights wasn’t strong enough.
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