Private Northern Lights Tour for up to 5 Hours from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
6 hours
English, French
Apr. - Sept.
Minimum age
8 years old


Experience the true beauty of the northern winter skies with this private northern lights tour from Reykjavik. Travelers eager to experience the awe of the aurora borealis in Iceland will love this unforgettable winter tour.

The tour begins at your pick-up point, either at your hotel or the airport. Then it’s time to drive far from the city lights into the countryside. Doing so offers you the best chance of seeing the aurora borealis in all its glory. 

The northern lights are an elusive phenomenon. Although there’s no guarantee you’ll see them, your expert guide will carefully check the aurora forecast to ensure there’s a high likelihood the lights will appear.

The tour only runs when the cloud cover forecast is excellent and not when it’s average or poor. As clear skies provide the best possibility for successful northern lights viewing, your guide will ensure optimal conditions before you head out.

Rest assured, your guide knows the best spots to look for the aurora borealis away from the large tour buses, although they’ll need to make decisions in line with weather and road conditions. When they find a suitable location, it’s time to settle in for the evening and wait!

Northern lights viewing requires patience, so sit back and enjoy the hot drinks your guide serves as you wait. Perhaps you’ll get lucky and won’t need to wait long. On other nights, relax in the nighttime serenity that feels a world away from the city.

This tour generally lasts between four and five hours, depending on how long the lights take to appear. Seeing the night sky light up in greens and purples for the first time is an unforgettable experience. As you gaze at the breathtaking scene overhead, you’ll know it was worth the wait.

Seeing the northern lights in Iceland is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If the lights decide to put on a show, your guide will take pictures and allow you to watch the sky’s beautiful colors in peace. 

Because the northern lights are a natural phenomenon outside of human control, the tour company does not offer refunds or rebooking if the lights do not appear. However, you will receive a refund if, despite a clear forecast, it was cloudy all night. 

After a magical northern lights hunting experience, your guide will drive you back to Reykjavik and drop you off at your hotel. 

Don’t miss the chance to check off the aurora borealis from your Iceland winter bucket list by booking this private northern lights tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Professional driver and certified "Northern Lights Hunter"
Transfer from and back to Reykjavik
Hot drinks
Private tour experience for up to six people




Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Warm, waterproof, and windproof clothing
Good shoes and warm socks
Hat and gloves
Water and snacks if desired

Good to know

The tour only operates when the weather forecasts are extremely promising.

You can get a refund or rebook only if the guide fails to find clear skies. You will not receive a refund or the chance to rebook if you do not see the northern lights.

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