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Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

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Don't miss the opportunity to take a mysterious night trip to witness the famous Northern Lights, one of nature's most spectacular displays. Join us on a guided tour that takes you to optimal locations for Northern Lights sightings.
  • Book in advance to secure your spot on this popular Northern Lights tour
  • Save money with convenient pickup and drop-off at select meeting points
  • Get tips on how to set up your camera for the best photos of the lights
  • Your guide gets you in the spirit of this tour by sharing Icelandic myths
  • Guaranteed Northern Lights sighting or get a ticket to take the tour again
What to Expect
Hop aboard a comfortable coach bus and ride through the city toward Iceland’s countryside on the lookout for Aurora Borealis. On the way to the best viewing spots, your guide will tell you about the science behind the lights, as well as folklore surrounding them. Your guide will take you to some of the best places to see the Northern Lights in Iceland. The darker the night sky, the better the chances are to see this unique natural phenomenon. Your guide will also share tips for the best way to photograph the lights. At the end of your tour, you’ll head back to your departure point with some awesome photos and amazing memories.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
2: Bus stop #5 Harpa, Kalkofnsvegur 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
3: Gray Line Iceland HQ, Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland
4: Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavík, Iceland
5: Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up is offered from most hotels and guesthouses in the capital area upon request (if option is selected). Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, pickup may not be directly in front of hotel but rather at a nearby designated pickup point.
The "No pickup" does not include hotel pick-up, but complimentary pickup from the following locations is offered upon request for no extra charge:
*Bus stop 6 - Safnahúsið / Culture House
*Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur
You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.

Skarfabakki cruise port, Miðbakki cruise port
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If the tour is cancelled due to weather, clients can re-book for another evening free of charge, or get a refund. If the tour goes ahead but no northern lights can be seen, clients can re-book for another evening free of charge but no refund is offered.
  • Passengers will be dropped off at their original pickup point or as close as possible.
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • It is important to dress appropriately for this tour, warm clothing is required
  • Not wheelchair 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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Popular mentions
Friendly tour guide, but unfortunately didn’t see any Northern Lights! I would advise booking the tour on the first day of your trip as you have the opportunity to do the tour again on a different day if you don’t see the Northern Lights.
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We arrived in Iceland in the 27th September & were booked for the northern lights tour that night. It was a very clear night & the best of the season. Our tour guide if I remember was called Roman & he was fantastic from beginning to end. He told us stories, history & made us
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Very informative guide and really fun evening tracking the lights. They are a natural phenomenon so it's always a lottery. We did see some amazing sights as well as just the night sky was stunning
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Response from GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you Joyanne W for selecting Gray Line Ieland for your touring experience - glad to see that the tour of the Northern Lights was succesful during your tour and our guide informative and pleasant. Your compliments are very much appreciated
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I recommend doing the Northern Lights Tour with Bus Travel instead. This tour was unorganized and lacked a more personable experience. We did see the Northern Lights though which was great but then the tour guide kept calling us out specifically to post our photos online as we
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We went on our 1st day and only saw a small area in the sky that was lighter although definitely was the northern lights as was green in our photos. Stars were stunning when the clouds cleared. Is a lot of waiting around in the cold but worth being patient. The second night we
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Key Details
  • Gray Line Iceland
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Chinese, Spanish
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