Northern Lights Bus Tour

Gaze up at the stunning Northern Lights as you journey outside of the capital city, Reykjavik, to some of Iceland’s darkest, and most beautiful corners. This tour is for anyone and everyone who has heard of this famous cosmic phenomenon and dreams of ticking it off the bucket list!

You’ll be picked up at your accommodation to be taken out of Reykjavik on a journey to see the bright dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Visitors to Iceland come from far and wide during the winter months in the hope of seeing these sparkling bands of colour decorating the night sky.

Throughout history, ancient people looking up at these strange, glimmering colours have searched for an explanation - messages from beyond? The spirits of the dead? Though we know now that the Northern Lights are caused by collisions between gaseous particles in the earth’s atmosphere, it is hard not to think of the supernatural when you bask in their magical illuminations.

It is best to see the aurora display on a night with good atmospheric activity and clear skies. Your guides will endeavour to find the best location that meets these conditions, giving you the best possible chance to see the Northern Lights during your trip. You’ll stay cosy and warm as you watch the skies with a cup of traditional, Icelandic hot chocolate.

There is no set location for this tour due to the unpredictability of the lights; you’ll go where the forecast takes you! As this tour is weather-dependent and sightings are not guaranteed, you are welcome to join the Northern Lights tour on another night, free of charge, if you have no luck on your first try.

Don’t miss your chance to see the Northern Lights, set against the beauty of a cold winter’s night! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Northern Lights
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 20:30, 21:30

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to reach your pick up point.
Included:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at accommodation in Reykjavik

  • Professional English speaking tour guide

  • Hot chocolate

  • Bus tour


What to bring:
  • Clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking


Good to know:

Weather in Iceland changes quickly, so don't be caught unawares. It is better to wear a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.



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