Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

Join this tour for a thrilling view of the Northern Lights, luminous colors which splash the sky under the right conditions. This tour is for anyone who wants the quintessential cold-weather experience in Iceland, where the locals bundle up in their warmest clothes and go hunting for the aurora.

This tour is designed with your comfort in mind, with small groups so that nothing will interfere with your enjoyment!

The aurora can appear in great glowing hues, or it can be a shy glimmer dancing on the edge of your vision, but the experienced tour guides will endeavor to find the best possible place for you to look! Conditions are checked each day in Iceland, looking for a convergence of clear skies and geomagnetic storm activity in the earth’s atmosphere.

In pre-modern times, before such things as geomagnetic activity and gases which ignite in the atmosphere were common knowledge, previous cultures often tried to explain these strange colors in the night sky.

Though the earliest written description of Northern Lights is credited to a Babylonian stone tablet, they are most often seen at higher latitudes in the North Atlantic, there are cave paintings full of mysterious swirls in the sky which are thought to depict them. Throughout history, they have been interpreted as messages from long-dead ancestors, a celestial fire, a bridge for the Norse gods to cross at night, or even a great arctic fox in the sky. What will you see?

You must also remember to bring your camera for a special keepsake. Your tour guide is happy to help you get a good shot of these elusive lights.

Don't miss out on one of the most beautiful nature displays in Iceland! Check the booking availability above by pressing "Choose a date."

Quick facts

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

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.
  • Transportation

  • Pick-up at hotels or guesthouses in Reykjavik (Pick-up time: 20:30 - 21:00)

  • Drop-off wherever you request in Reykjavik

  • English-speaking guide (Other languages available for pre-booked groups)

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing and outerwear suitable for cold weather in Iceland

  • Camera

Good to know:

This tour requires at least four people to operate, and you can ask reception to help you confirm the tour between 17:00-18:00 on the day of booking. If a tour is cancelled due to unfavorable conditions, you can re-book for the next day and try again. If tours are cancelled for several days before departure, the tour may use a larger bus up to 33 seats to accommodate all guests.

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