Best Value Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavík
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 accommodations 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, rather 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 to see this incredible phenomenon in the world.
The tour is weather dependent, so if the auroras are not expected to be seen, 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
- Available: Aug. - Apr.
- Duration: 3 hours
- Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, Spanish
Pickup time : 19:00, 20:30, 21:30
Approx. 3 hours guided tour
Free WiFi on bus
Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure
Meals and beverages
What to bring:
Clothes according to weather
Good to know:
Please be ready at your pick-up location at least fifteen minutes before your pick-up time.
This tour can be conducted in Spanish on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the 21:00 departure from 1 November to 14 March, and the 22:00 departure from 15 March to 15 April.
Travellers with young children are advised to take the 19:30 departure which is available from 16 October through 14 March 2016.