Gorgeous Northern Lights Bus Tour

Gorgeous Northern Lights Bus Tour
Northern Lights can be seen in cities and towns, but the display is much stronger away from the lights of human settlements.
The northern lights appearing in the sky while the sun descends beyond the horizon.
The Northern Lights appearing over the statue of Leifur Eiríksson, the first European to discover America.
The Gorgeous Northern Lights Bus Tour is designed to allow you to see the Northern Lights in the best possible environment.
The Gorgeous Northern Lights Bus Tour takes you to the best locations for seeing the Northern Lights.
The Northern Lights can appear in the sky, even though it is not yet fully dark.
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Take advantage of this opportunity to see the marvellous Northern Lights! This is one of the must-see phenomena in the dark of Iceland’s winter months. In fact, it has become so popular that people have begun to book their tours more than a year in advance!

You’ll be picked up at your accommodation and taken to the countryside outside of Reykjavik for the best possible viewing on a clear night, far from the lights of the city. You’ll stand in the cosy embrace of the darkness and cast your eyes above in order to see these magical lights in the sky. Be sure to dress warmly and bring your camera. Though catching the Northern Lights on film can be tricky, your guides are happy to help you capture the moment.

The Northern Lights are caused by particles from solar winds disturbing the Earth’s magnetosphere. They are centred on the earth’s magnetic poles, and so are generally visible only in countries in the far north or south. Even some areas in Scandinavia, such as Denmark, do not often get to experience the wonderful glow of the Aurora.

This is why everyone, locals and visitors alike, feel that the Northern Lights are very special. When you see them, it is easy to feel connected to all those who have ever looked up at the night sky and gazed in awe at the strange colours shimmering there.

The guides on this tour have much experience in predicting weather conditions and will do their best to provide you with the Northern Lights experience you are hoping for; however, if the Northern Lights decide not to appear, you are more than welcome to try again on another night for free!

Don’t miss your chance to see the famous Northern Lights with your own eyes! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Northern Lights
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.

  • Pick-up

  • Drop-off

  • English-speaking guides

What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

Good to know:

Sightings are not guaranteed, and the trip is subject to favorable weather conditions. The weather conditions are checked at 6 PM every day; if cancelled, you will receive an e-mail or you will be notified at the front desk at your hotel. If you don‘t see any Northern Lights on your tour, you can come back later for free!

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The guide is kind and nice. I felt comfortable when traveling. In addition, we saw the northern light because the guide brought us to the place that can be possible to experience the aurora!!! This trip was fantastic and recommend people to choose this!!!’
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The tour was nice! Our guide was experienced that he took us to hunt the aurora in several places to see it in different angles. The hot cholocate was surely a delight after staying in the freezing weather!
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Our tour was awesome! Olaf was hilarious. He sang for us, gave us some chocolate cookies and hot chocolate. He made sure we knew how to see the northern lights, what needs to be present for the northern lights to occur, and then pointed them out. He even used his professional camera to take some incredible pictures of us. He also told us how to set our personal cameras so that we could capture them ourself. The first day our tour was cancelled due to the weather, but the booking people were very helpful in helping us reschedule for another night. I would recommend this tour because you are on a smaller bus with fewer people and therefore able to go to some places to try to see the lights that the larger buses/companies cannot get to. He really went out of his way to make sure we got our money worth. It shows that the tour is 3 hours long but we were there for almost 5 hours (at no additional charge)!!
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We had an absolutely fantastic time on our tour! After booking this through a northern lights app we were extremely happy with the service we received! Our tour guide gave us plenty of facts on our three hour tour to find the northern lights. We were extremely lucky in the fact that the probability of finding them was a 5 the night we went and the first stop we came to was absolutely amazing! The whole sky was lit up with the lights and even puffs of red and blue appeared which can be rare (it’s usually green) our tour guide said it was the best he’d seen in months! Unfortunately the hot chocolate had frozen! But we managed to share a little bit between a few of us which was fine. The most important thing is that we all had an amazing time and we would highly recommend this to anybody wanting to book a northern lights tour! Very reasonably priced, thank you for ticking off one of our bucket list things!!
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We’ve been crossing our fingers and chasing the lights for two nights, and sadly we’re not lucky enough to see the northern lights, saw only clear sky, bright moon, shining stars, and a shooting star the second night. Even though we didn’t see the northern lights, we did enjoy the tour with our tour guides and hot chocolate and ginger cookies they provided. Had great times with some regrets in our honeymoon trip.
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Waste of time and money. I would have preferred the tour be cancelled and me offered a refund than spend 3 hours driving around to see nothing. Your guides showed us some horses at the end as if that was enough. Save your money and just drive around and try to find the tours yourself, you probably would do a better job.
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Fabulous! Guun was an awesome guide with great spirit.....he gave detailed explanations about the lights...how they are measured...what activities we have to look for....he even sang songs with might I add, a fantastic voice....he made it an overall incredible evening...S we were entertained all night....and he knew exactly the right spot to go to view the northern lights....it was a spectacular show....and he made it happen for us...cant thank him enough for his innate hospitality!!!
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The tour was amazing! The guide was informative and friendly. He made the experience so interactive. In the beginning of the tour we kept waiting to see the lights with no luck. So we drove around and finally saw them! We made many stops to see them and the guide kept a look out for any time lights shown. It was a surreal experience!!
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This trip was phenominal! We were very lucky with the night and got to see the lights at a 6 on a scale of 1-9. Our guide was sooo friendly and informative and even brought us hot chocolate. The bus was comfortable and well cared for. And the lights were worth every second in the freezing cold!
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Amazing experience! Our guide G was knowledgeable and made the drive out a party. Great views of the lights, definitely recommend this tour!
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