Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavík

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Guided 3 hour northern lights hunt and stargazing tour from Reykjavik.

Description

Journey out of the city of Reykjavik on a hunt for the elusive northern lights, one of the most popular things to see during the winter while in Iceland.

Highlights:

  • Northern lights

  • Star Gazing

  • GPS activated audio guide

Starting off in Reykjavik, pick up is included in your price so you will be fetched from either your accommodation or the nearest pick up point in Reykjavik.

Travel away from the bright lights of the city, out into the countryside to hunt for the Northern Lights. You will be joined by an experienced northern lights guide but an audio guide offered in 10 languages will also be at your disposal. Together with your driver and of course a little bit of luck you will find an amazing spot to view the Aurora borealis. On this tour you will also enjoy some stargazing courtesy of a pair of astronomical binoculars.

When you reach the location that your guide deems to be the best you will hop out of the bus to see the lights. You will have plenty of time to take some photographs and there is a handy tripod onboard that you can borrow to help you get the best shot.

If you are still struggling then your guide should be able to help you setup your camera to snag the best shot


Northern Lights

The amazing natural phenomenon that occurs in the upper atmosphere when charged particles from the sun collide with the magnetic layer around the planet. Best viewed between 10PM and 2AM on a clear night! Also known as the Aurora or the Aurora Borealis

Stargazing

Being able to read the stars is an important part of Icelandic culture. Many children are taught how to navigate by the constellations from a young age as the Icelandic countryside can often be featureless and thus it becomes a vital survival skill. Enjoy learning some of this culture as you attempt to find some of the constellations


Important information:

Pick-up starts 30 minutes prior to departure. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.

Dress appropriately for the weather baring in mind that you will be out late at night so the temperatures can drop quite low. Further into winter you should also expect the possibility of snow so it’s important to wear sturdy shoes.

You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40 people but is very spacious and comfortable. There is not a bathroom on the bus but the bus offers free wifi and a USB charging port.

You will also be able to listen to the GPS activated audio guide (offered in 10 languages) while you travel so make sure to bring your headphones or buy a pair on the bus.

This tour is 3 hours long including travel time and the time you spend on location. In the event that you do not see the lights you will be contacted about rescheduling your trip for another night at no additional cost.

What's included

  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Free tour pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík 
  • Knowledgable Northern Lights guide 
  • Free Wi-fi and usb charger in every seat.
  • Free use of camera tripod.
  • Free use of astronomical binoculars.


What do I need to bring

In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise we sell earphones on the bus.
Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare expect the unexpected.  Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended. Aurora jackets and winter boots available to rent!

Cancellation policy

Fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day(s) or less before the activity

kr 5,790 3 Hours , Very easy
Organized by: Reykjavik Sightseeing
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Customer Reviews

So friendly and funny, would definitely recommend

5/5    

We went on a northern lights tour and it was amazing, first night we got there and we saw beautiful auroras over Reykjavik, then our tour guide took us to chase them, so friendly and funny, would definitely recommend.

Sabrina Caiafa • 28 Sep 2016

Enjoyed it!!

5/5    

Great job finding a break in the clouds for a nice pink and green dancing light show. Enjoyed it!!

Valerie Cook • 20 Sep 2016

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