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Classic Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik with Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide provided by Reykjavik Sightseeing

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Classic Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik with Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 08/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Experience unrivaled wonder on a group tour to view the Aurora Borealis in Iceland. The excursion is perfect for travelers on a budget who value comfort and efficiency. During the journey from your hotel, learn about the Northern Lights through a detailed audio guide. You are always free to direct questions to your guide. At the viewing site, get inside photography tips and access to binoculars and tripods.
  • You'll start at
    Reykjavik Terminal
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Reykjavik Sightseeing
    Stop: 15 minutes
    We will start the tour from the Reykjavík Terminal in Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík. If you have chosen pick up you will be picked up 30 min prior departure time and brought to the terminal where we will start the tour. We will head out approx 40 min ride from Reykjavík to the countryside to one of our great spots to see the northern lights. The location depends on the forecast that particular day.
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  • You'll end at
    Reykjavik Terminal
    Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland
    The tour will start from Reykjavik Terminal. Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time. Hotel pickups are operated by SmartBus™ - for hotel pick ups we kindly ask you to be ready outside your accommodation or at the nearest bus stop 30 minutes before departure time.
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  • Visit an ideal site for spotting the Aurora Borealis
  • Get tips for photographing the Northern LIghts
  • Learn through a provided touchscreen audio guide
  • Relax in round-trip transportation from your hotel
Important Information
Departure Point
Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional northern lights guide
  • Touch screen audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
  • Use of astronomy binocular and camera tripods
  • Wi-fi and USB charger for each seat
  • Complimentary star map
  • 10% discount to the Aurora Reykjavík museum.
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Audio guide available in: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
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
edelchuanico wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Thank you for i had a wonderful time in Iceland. There's no boring moment i could say as all your staff knows how to make people feel happy and satisfied. They are funny, kind, friendly and with beautiful soul and so i am one satisfied traveler in your beautiful country. Thank
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Date of experience: December 2019
petedawn902 wrote a review Apr 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
After two earlier tours were cancelled due to weather conditions (which I totally understand) we were booked on one for the last night of our holiday. Weather conditions were very good so we were obviously really looking forward to it. Pick up from our hotel was from 8pm (you
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Date of experience: March 2020
blackchina wrote a review Mar 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Despite the circumstances the tour operator went ahead with the tour. We were kept up to date on cancellation and rescheduling was easy. Big up Iceland for the fantastic organisation..
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Date of experience: March 2020
marymcrios wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Overall we had a great view of the northern lights but the experience was not as listed. There was no wifi on the bus during the travel to and from the location, which was a major selling point. We also received little information from our guide during the ride. That said,
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Date of experience: March 2020
Georgina L wrote a review Mar 2020
Brentwood, United Kingdom9 contributions17 helpful votes
We travelled around 20-30 mins out of Reykjavík to what can only be described as an off road parking spot where there were around 4 other coaches waiting to try see the lights. We did not ’hunt’ for the best spot or anything. The reason I booked this tour was to at least do star
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Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
About the operator

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By: Reykjavik Sightseeing
I couldn’t fault this tour. This was my 3rd trip to Iceland and have used this company each time for my tours. Whil
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Mimi A
Toss Up
I’m torn between the overall experience. We saw everything we were supposed to see and got a chance to see the wate
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I feel if you get a hire car which we did regardless you could have done this on your own time and terms. The tour
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Lousy service upon cancellation
The operator cancelled our planned tour via e-mail and didn't even try to contact us on the phone. And they were ve
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We took part in the Into the Ice and Lava combined tour. In both locations the guides were amazing. Very knowled
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Bernice W
Sightseeing in Iceland
We had a very memorable trip with these guys. Fabulous Hans, and Seational Ziggi. What a team. The commentary
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Very disappointed with trip advisor
I cancelled my trip on government advise that stated over 70s shouldn’t travel but got no refund because it was dec
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Joep G
Great tours and guides!
During our stay in Iceland we did 2 tours with Reykjavik Sightseeing. The Northern Lights tour and the Golden Circl
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Terrify arrangement
First stop they will send you to bus terminal and group you into a big bus around 50 people in a group. We found o
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Jimmy E
A mixed bag
Our Golden Circle excrusion was uneventful. We had several interesting places to visit, even though I fell asleep m
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Won't regret it
Iceland is anything but boring, nothing is too far away. Great culture, very kind locals all with perfect English.
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1 initial issue, then great
At first, we (and other passengers) were not in any list to get on the bus, they put us in 2 wrong buses, and then
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Despite a initial problem with bus location, everything ok!
At first, we (and other passengers) were not in any list to get on the bus, they put us in 2 wrong buses, and then
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Cancelled but sent with gray line
Our tour was cancelled due to low numbers so they rebooked a tour with gray line. Took a few emails and phone calls
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Alex M
One of the Best Tours I've Ever Been On...
our driver Jac and guide Emmilea were fantastic... it was a long day - 9am to 7pm... but full of sights... informat
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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