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“Wonderful surprise”

Reykjavik Excursions Northern Lights Tour
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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
Ranked #79 of 364 Tours in Reykjavik
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 9, 2013

We had been informed by our tour operators that we would not be able to see the northern lights because of the cloudy conditions. However, we found a company which was going out the last evening of our stay in Iceland. We were not disappointed the lights appeared around midnight and were dancing for what seemed light 15 to 20 minutes over our heads. We were fortunate as we were able to sit in the mini coach to keep warm whilst our guides stood outside keeping his eye on the sky. Recommend that if you are in Iceland or Norway during Autumn or Spring go for it. As you may never have the opportunity to see them again.

2  Thank feckenham
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

It was a disappointing evening taking the journey to some outpost at 8pm, and braving the cold winds. Waiting almost 3 hours in these conditions is no fun, especially if you do not manage to see the Northern Lights. Understood there is no "guarantee"; but I'm not sure whether the excercise is worth it. Even if these lights of green, purple and red appear; it is unlikely they appear in the dramatic fashion as shown on postcards. Apparently, cameras have a better chance of capturing these lights; however, you need a tripod as you need to keep your shutter open for at least 20 seconds.
The irony is I managed to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights on another evening, after returning from a South Coast tour
My take home is NOT Recommended

3  Thank sodesa
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

I wasn't really sure what to expect reading some reviews but our guides were helpful, friendly and full of information. We stopped at the side of the road for the first attempt of viewing the lights. We were able to see an arc of light (graded at a 1 out of a 4) but our guide said they would take us to another viewing point to see if we could see more. We travelled further into the countryside and were lucky enough to see the lights dancing (grade 3). They weren't quite as bright as I would have hoped but were still amazing to watch move around. Very magical experience. Wrap up warm as its a pretty chilling trip but the hot chocolate and doughnuts provided a welcome surprise.

5  Thank Tracgod
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

That's all I have to say! Wonderful experience! Very professional personel, took us to the right place and time.

4  Thank FlaviaGois
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

On the first night our guide didn't have a lot to say about the Aurora Borealis but preferred to compare it to fish. We were not told where to look except head to the huts in an over light church. the short walk in the dark where we had no torches was an experience. After getting really cold we returned to the coach and in the warm sore a hint of the Aurora Borealis. the coach was pointing in a different direction to where we told to stand without guides.

On the second night the Guide was energetic and funny and we had less light pollution and the guides actually showed us the direction to look and what to look for. We saw a bit more of the lights but nothing like the pictures.

We went with Reykjavík Excursions based on the second night I would go a gain, but the standard of service is so different that's why is a poor.

1  Thank 02040508BW
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