Guided 3 hour northern lights hunt and stargazing tour from Reykjavik. Journey out of the city on a hunt for the elusive northern lights, one of the most popular things to see during the winter while in Iceland.
For many, the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights is the reason for visiting Iceland in winter. The Auroras are both wonderfully mysterious and magical. Iceland holds an excellent record for frequent sightings of the Northern Lights. Iceland also offers some of the best conditions for seeing stars, as the air is pure and the light pollution is minimal.
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.
The tour not only sets out to find the legendary Northern Lights, we also use the opportunity to pinpoint some of the stars & constellations in the sky. The guide brings along astronomical binoculars for you to try out and will assist you in finding the most known constellations and stars.
The amazing natural phenomenon that occurs in the upper atmosphere of the sky. 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
Being able to read the stars is an important part of Icelandic culture. Many Icelanders know how to navigate by the constellations just like our viking ancestors. Icelandic countryside can often be featureless and thus it was a vital survival skill. Enjoy learning some of this culture as you attempt to find some of the constellations
The all new bus fleet is equipped with WiFi connected computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use the Audio Guide that will will tell you interesting facts about Iceland and the places you are travelling through. The audio guide is available in 10 languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish.
Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.
You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. There is no bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.
Please note, it will not be possible to refund this tour in the event of an unsuccessful northern lights hunt. However, you may re-book the tour and continue coming back on subsequent tours until you have a night of successful northern lights.
For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts.
For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended, especially since we will be outside at night.
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.
Great job finding a break in the clouds for a nice pink and green dancing light show. Enjoyed it!!
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