Northern Lights Tour

Experience the oh-stunning Aurora Borealis in just 4 hours at an affordable rate! The magnificence of the Northern Lights cannot be defined in words. It is only a wonder that you can you witness with your eyes while it leaves you speechless.

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Experience The Spellbound Of The Northern Lights!

The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon that can be primarily seen in the Northern Hemisphere of the world. However, they are also partially visible in the Southern Hemisphere. In the south, they are referred to as "Aurora Australis".

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to experience this amazing light show, and a Northern Lights Tour is an unforgettable way to witness its beauty.  It is an awe-inspiring show of celestial lights, stretching across the night sky and dancing across the horizon in different hues. 

The Aurora Borealis is truly a strangely breathtaking wonder. It is created by the solar wind entering the Earth's atmosphere. The auroral emissions occur as the solar wind particles are further ionized by the Earth's magnetic field. That results in the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis in the night sky away from any light pollution.

The tour takes you away from the bright city lights of Reykjavik and into some of Iceland's most picturesque landscapes, allowing you to take in the sheer natural beauty surrounding you as you search for the lights.

The tour departs in the evening and lasts for four hours, giving you plenty of time to marvel at the dazzling light displays of the Northern Lights. Throughout your journey, an experienced guide provides commentary on Iceland's history and Aurora Borealis while sharing stories of its folklore.

When you reach your destination, you can step out into the crisp Icelandic night to take in the breathtaking view of the Northern Lights.  Be prepared for cold temperatures and dress accordingly as you admire these stunning lights from a comfortable distance.

Don't forget your camera – you will not be able to capture this show of nature's beauty anywhere else.  Come and experience the spellbinding Northern Lights in Iceland today. Don't miss out on this extraordinary chance as this is one of the best Northern Lights tours.

The Northern Lights Tour Itinerary

The Northern Lights tour departs on a fine evening at 5 pm from Reykjavik. Everything is planned timely just to leave well in time to catch the Northern lights.

On a comfortable coach, you will be on your way. The tour guide will provide detailed information about the Northern lights and its myths as you travel to your destination.

Finally, you will reach your destination to see the Northern Lights. When you spot the majestic Northern Lights, step out and relish in its entrancing shapes and hues that adorn the night sky. Don't forget to capture some photos of this astounding experience for lasting memories!

At the end of your tour, you will be safely taken back to Reykjavik where you can reflect on an unforgettable evening.


  • Round-trip transportation
  • Free wifi onboard
  • Tour coordination in English
  • Professional tour guides and staff
  • Reliable coaches

Good To Know

  • The decision for tour confirmation to see the Northern Lights is taken daily at 5 pm on the tour day on whether the tour will take place or not, depending on the aurora forecast.
  • While Northern Lights are a beautiful natural event that cannot be guaranteed, we promise to make every effort to get you the best glimpse of the aurora borealis. Our experienced guides will take you to where sightings have been reported most often for your chance at an unforgettable experience!
  • Please be aware that this tour is not eligible for refunds.
  • Refreshment stops are included in many of our tours, complete with restroom facilities.


What Is The Best Time To Catch The Northern Lights?

The best time to see the Northern Lights is from late August to mid-April.

Can I See The Northern Lights From Reykjavik?

No, you will have to travel outside of the city in order to find dark skies and a better chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

What Should I Bring On The Northern Lights Tour?

We recommend bringing a warm jacket, gloves, and good hiking shoes.  We also suggest packing a camera so you can capture this amazing experience!  If you happen to forget any of these items, our tour guide will be able to provide some alternatives for you.

Can I Book A Free Tour In Case The Nothern Lights Are Not Spotted?

No.  Unfortunately, due to the unpredictability of the Northern Lights and their unpredictable sightings, we cannot offer free tours if you don’t see the lights.  We are confident that with our experienced tour guide leading your journey, you will have a great chance at catching a glimpse of the mesmerizing Aurora Borealis!

How Often Do The Nothern And Southern Lights Occur?

The Northern and Southern Lights occur on a regular basis between late August to mid-April, depending on the weather conditions.  The Northern Lights are more visible when the sky is clear and dark.  As such, visiting during these times will increase your chances of seeing them!

Is The Auroral Activity Harmful?

No, the aurora is completely harmless.  It will simply appear as a beautiful light show in the sky and will not cause any harm or damage.  You can admire this phenomenon from a safe distance!

Which Is The Best Auroral Zone In Iceland?

The best auroral zone in Iceland is the Reykjanes Peninsula.  Here, you will have a greater chance of seeing the Northern Lights due to its dark skies and clear view of the horizon.  It's an ideal location for spotting these magnificent lights!

How Can I Check The Forecast Of The Northern Lights?

You can check the forecast of the Northern Lights on various websites such as the Icelandic Met Office and  Aurora Service which provide detailed information about the auroral activity.  This will help you determine if it is worth making a trip to try and catch a glimpse of this beautiful phenomenon.

Is This Tour Suitable For People With Disabilities?

Yes,  this tour is suitable for people with disabilities.  We provide reliable coaches and professional tour guides to assist and make your experience as comfortable and safe as can be.  Please inform us of any disabilities or special requests prior to your tour so we can best accommodate you!

Is There Any Age Limit For This Northern Lights Trip?

No,  there is no age limit for this tour.  Whether you are young or old,  everyone can enjoy this amazing phenomenon and the thrill of seeing the Northern Lights!

How Will Receive My Tour Confirmation?

Your tour confirmation will be sent to you via email once your booking has been successfully completed.  You may also receive an SMS notification if you have provided us with your mobile number.  We recommend checking your inbox and spam folders for any communication from our team!

Can I Bring Snacks And Refreshments Along?

Yes,  you are welcome to bring snacks and refreshments along for the tour.

Is Smoking Permitted On This Tour?

No,  smoking is not permitted on this tour.  We understand that some people may wish to smoke during their Northern Lights Tour, but in order to ensure the safety and comfort of all our guests,  we ask you to refrain from doing so.

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