Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavík

Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavík
Looking out at the dancing aurora from the coastline.
Northern Lights over the city pond in Reykjavík
A Northern Lights bus tour allows you to escape the light pollution of the city limits and instead find an observation point that's nice and dark.
There's no telling what form the Northern Lights will take on any given night.
The Northern Lights often appear to span the whole sky.
A blanket of stars matches the Northern Lights majestically over the fields of Reykjanes.

Jump aboard this affordable bus tour for your chance to see one of nature’s greatest marvels, the Northern Lights. This tour is for those travelling outside of the summer months, who seek to tick ‘seeing the aurora borealis’ off of their bucket list.

You will be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation in the evening and whisked away from the bright lights of the city. Departure times differ depending on the time of year. There is no itinerary or a specific set of locations, instead, your guide and driver will use their experience and knowledge of the weather conditions to take you the most promising viewing spots.

The tour will last approximately three hours, and you will be taken to the areas with the clearest skies for the best view, so you’ll be able to enjoy the wonder and beauty of the sky when the auroras start to descend from the canopy of stars above.

Each time they emerge, they dance differently, and in ever-changing colours. Most of the time, they will appear green but can be purple, pink, red, white, or blue depending on their strength and the atmospheric conditions. Your experience with them will be entirely unique, and all the more special for it.

Solar winds and cloud cover dictate whether or not the northern lights will show and so your best chance of catching them will be on a clear night. Iceland is one of the most accessible and reliable places in the world to see this incredible phenomenon.

The tour is weather dependent, so if the auroras are not expected to be visible, the tour will not run. If you join the tour and the lights do not appear, fear not, you are welcome to join the tour again another night, free of charge. 

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to see this incredible natural wonder and give yourself a magical winter night in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Highlights: Northern Lights
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 19:30, 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.
  • Bus fare

  • Approx. 3 hours guided tour

  • Free WiFi on bus

  • Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure

  • Meals and beverages

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Clothes according to weather

Good to know:

Indicated return times can vary.

Travelers with young children are advised to take the 20:00 departure available mid-October through February.

Loading prices and availabilities
Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees