Magical 4-Hour Aurora Museum and Northern Lights Minibus Tour from Reykjavik

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Summary

Tour starts
Reykjavík
Duration
4 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
Aug. - Apr.
Minimum age
8 years old

Description

Escape the bright city lights in search of the aurora borealis on this fantastic northern lights tour with a complimentary entrance ticket to the Aurora Museum. Those looking for an unforgettable evening in Iceland to witness these colorful lights in the night skies should take advantage of this opportunity.

This small-group tour in Iceland starts in Reykjavik, where you'll be picked up in the evening from your accommodation or the nearest tour bus stop. Accompanying you is a friendly tour guide who will share exciting trivia and stories about Iceland and the auroras.

Before hopping on the minibus, make sure to dress warmly with a windproof jacket and thermal layers. The weather in Iceland is known to be unpredictable. Temperatures can also get very cold since winter is the best season for northern lights hunting. 

The guide will drive you from the Icelandic capital to the darkened countryside, far from the city's light pollution. Your expert aurora hunter will look for total darkness, clear skies, and signs of these beautiful lights. 

Where you go depends on the conditions of the day. Your expert guide will study the weather forecast and data beforehand to see the most promising locations.

The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are a natural light display appearing in areas like Iceland near the Earth's polar regions. The lights often appear in vibrant colors of green while occasionally showing up in red, blue, pink, and yellow.

Once your guides have spotted these beautiful lights, you will exit the minibus and watch the auroras sway in constant motion in the sky, constantly changing shapes.

While admiring the stunning display of lights, don't forget to take photographs to commemorate the experience. You can also ask for assistance from your guide if necessary. In addition, you'll be given homemade hot chocolate and Icelandic doughnuts to warm you up during the tour.

Although Iceland is one of the best places to witness the aurora borealis, it remains a natural phenomenon, so its appearance isn't guaranteed. Fortunately, if you don't see the lights on your tour, you can join another minibus hunt free of charge to maximize your chance. 

Booking this northern lights tour also gives you a free ticket to visit the Aurora Reykjavik, located in Grandagardur 2, 101 Reykjavik. This science museum boasts interactive exhibits, stunning visuals, souvenirs, and knowledgeable staff to help you learn more about the northern lights.

The ticket is only valid on the day of your aurora hunting, from when you get notified by email and through the tour operator's website whether the tour will go ahead.

Don't miss the exciting opportunity to see the luminous glow of the northern lights on this minibus tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Minibus transfer from Reykjavik
Expert and English-speaking aurora guide
Homemade hot chocolate and Icelandic doughnuts
Free Wi-Fi and USB charging sockets on board minibus
Free entrance to the Aurora Reykjavik in Grandagardur 2, 101 Reykjavik
Small group tour experience

Activities

Sightseeing
Northern lights hunting
Museums

What to bring

Warm clothing
Good shoes
Camera

Good to know

Seeing the northern lights isn't guaranteed because it's a natural phenomenon. If you don't see the lights, you can join another aurora borealis hunting tour on a separate date for free.

The free entrance to Aurora Reykjavik is only valid on the day you join the northern lights hunt, from when the tour operator announces whether the minibus tour is on (by email and on our website). The entrance fees to the exhibition are complimentary, meaning that if you do not wish to go to the museum, there is no partial refund.

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