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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Bus

  • 3-5 hour Northern Lights tour by bus from Reykjavik
  • Escape light pollution and watch for the phenomenon in the dark countryside
  • Stop at viewpoints and with luck, see the spectacular lights overhead
Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Bus
From $53.04
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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Bus
From $53.04
Raise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights by heading far from light pollution on this 3-5hour evening tour from Reykjavik. Settle into a comfortable coach, and venture deep into the countryside away from cities and towns, looking for clear skies and watching for the lights. Visit different viewpoints to follow sightings or scan the skies, and with luck, enjoy a memorable light display. Warming cocoa and ‘kleina’ (deep-fried pastries) included.
What to Expect
Dress warmly and begin your 3-5 hour tour with pickup from your Reykjavik hotel. Hop inside your comfortable coach and leave the city for Iceland’s dark countryside.
On route, listen as your guide shares background on the Northern Lights, otherwise called the Aurora Borealis. Learn how they appear when charged solar particles collide with the Earth’s atmosphere, and hear the legends associated with the spectacular natural phenomenon.
As you travel, your guide will watch for any sign of the lights, and for the clear skies needed for sightings. It’s also important to be away from artificial lights, so your journey will take you far from Reykjavik, and towns and villages.
Keep a lookout from your coach, and stop at viewpoints to see or look for the luminous ribbons. Step outside for the best views, and with luck, enjoy a sighting or two. Capture the lights on camera, and keep warm with delicious kleina and cocoa.
After anything from 3 to five hours — the exact tour duration depends on when and if the lights appear, and how long it takes to find clear skies — return to Reyjkjavik, where your hunt ends with a drop-off close to your hotel.
Please note: sightings of the Northern Lights are not guaranteed on this tour. If the lights are not seen, you will be given the option of joining the tour on another date, free of charge.
Reviews (48)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
It's a miracle!

I was honestly skeptical before we went on our bus tour yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs. I emailed the company to ask if the tour is still on and they said it is. I thought fat chance we will see anything but gave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank theblessingbucket
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing experience

Friðþjófur was a very knowledgeable and fun tour guide! Not only did we get to see the Northern Lights last night, but he made sure we also had a blast!! Thank you Friðþjófur! You are the best.

1  Thank PaolaCaraballo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent trip - even if the lights were a no-show

Despite not seeing the lights the trip itself was great. For the same price as the giants you get a nice cup of hot chocolate and a sweet pastry each. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and gave us great information on the way there, and...More

Thank SGScott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Avoid completely- Completely customer unfriendly and dupes customers

Beware of this tour agent. Read all the fine print in their brochures and then read them again! Choose any other tour agent but this one. They will promise much but not deliver! They will promise that if Northern Lights are not seen, then they...More

Thank Globe-trotter359
Connector818278, Director of Sales at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Globe-trotter359 and thank you for booking with us. I think there is some misunderstanding here. In our terms and conditions we explain that if you do not see the northern lights on our tours - we offer another tour for free. We do not...More

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Great Guide

Having been to Reykjavik before & not seen the Northern Lights, I was really keen to see them this time. We were to meet the tour bus next to the city's concert hall. The bus collects at hotels in the city and last pick up...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ian F
Agnes V, Director of Sales at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thank you Ian F for booking with us and taking time to write about your experience in Iceland. Glad that you were able to see the lights this time :)

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