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Reykjavik Excursions Northern Lights Tour

#161 of 476 Tours in Reykjavik
Reykjavik, Iceland
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About Reykjavik Excursions Northern Lights Tour
The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis are a spectacular natural phenomenon, often seen dancing around in fantastic colours across the Icelandic Arctic sky. The Northern lights are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. That creates this wonderful light effect, known as the Aurora Borealis.The locations visited are different every tour since we go where it’s most likely to see the Northern Lights each day. This tour is dependant on weather and sightings are not guaranteed. Refreshments not included.
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Moira M wrote a review Apr 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom103 contributions7 helpful votes
Thank you so much Reykjavik Excursions for a night we will never forget. We booked for the first night of our trip however the weather was quite cloudy and sadly we saw nothing! However we were able to rebook and had 2 more nights to rebook.. we looked at the aurora index and saw our final night was the best and clearest night weather wise to go. It was our last chance!! So we turned up, had a brilliant guide Siggi and we all went to the same place as the first time we went. There was a haze in the sky which became stronger over the next hour.. the stars were breathtaking in themselves!! We set up a camera and tripod and took some photos which showed the green glow much more vibrant than in person. Suddenly the sky grew much brighter and we took some more photos. To my surprise, I found my boyfriend next to me down on one knee .. I said yes and suddenly the sky just erupted with the most beautiful lights dancing across the sky. It was just stunning and a night we will never forget. Thank you for sending some photos that were taken by the company also!! What an amazing memory!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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gailo1892 wrote a review Mar 2020
Hailsham, United Kingdom1 contribution
We went on the tour on 18/03/20 and it didn't disappoint. The lights were amazing and we feel truly blessed to have seen an amazing show. Something we will never forget. Thank you so much to Reykjavik Excursions for sharing the pictures - a lovely reminder of a wonderful night.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sonja M wrote a review Mar 2020
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It was a clear sky so everyone was hopeful but the moon was bright and the lights never appeared. Reykjavik Excursions is offering up to one year to retake the tour, free of charge, which is great. Unfortunately the next 2 nights I was in Iceland, they didn't even try to go as conditions weren't good :( Very professional and punctual company!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Terry C wrote a review Mar 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma89 contributions51 helpful votes
Through no fault of the company, I, along with hundreds of others, never found the elusive Northern Lights during the few nights I was in Reykjavik. The company cancelled late afternoon, which was helpful because it allowed for me to plan to do something that night, rather than wasting a late night in unfavorable conditions. It was simply too cloudy. They did make good on their promise and I scheduled for free the following night. On this night, I was picked up at my downtown bus stop and taken out to a remote area where visibility might be good. We pulled up to a big parking lot at the national park, where there were literally hundreds of others in search of the Northern Lights. Alas, no luck, although a clearer night. It was cold so people alternated between sitting on the big bus, or standing out in the cold gazing up at the stars along with hundreds of others. Even though February and March are good months for the Northern Lights, I was not fortunate enough to find them. Winter in Iceland can be a bit cloudy, and uh, not to be unexpected, wintry. I appreciated them cancelling the first night in unfavorable conditions, and trying the second when it was clearer. Such is the nature of the beast.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BetsyAT wrote a review Mar 2020
Norton Shores, Michigan23 contributions8 helpful votes
We were lucky that the KP index was at 3 so we were able to see some very faint colored lights. My camera however, set up on a tripod with a long exposure saw much more than we did!! I think I would have been disappointed had I not had a nice camera as the naked eye doesn't see the vibrance that the camera does!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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