Northern Lights Bus Tour

Northern Lights Bus Tour
A green and purple string of northern lights reaching across the sky.
Sharp green and white Aurora darts through the sky.
The Icelandic sky bright with northern lights, as they dance above the mountains.
Aurora Borealis above Þingvallavatn Lake, south Iceland.
A wide shawl of Aurora over Lake Þingvallavatn, south Iceland.
The northern lights form high in the stratosphere, and are influenced by solar storms.
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Gaze up at the stunning Northern Lights as you journey outside of the capital city, Reykjavik, to some of Iceland’s darkest, and most beautiful corners. This tour is for anyone and everyone who has heard of this famous cosmic phenomenon and dreams of ticking it off the bucket list!

You’ll be picked up at a selected pickup location to be taken out of Reykjavik on a journey to see the bright dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Visitors to Iceland come from far and wide during the winter months in the hope of seeing these sparkling bands of colour decorating the night sky.

Throughout history, ancient people looking up at these strange, glimmering colours have searched for an explanation - messages from beyond? The spirits of the dead? Though we know now that the Northern Lights are caused by collisions between gaseous particles in the earth’s atmosphere, it is hard not to think of the supernatural when you bask in their magical illuminations.

It is best to see the aurora display on a night with good atmospheric activity and clear skies. Your guides will endeavour to find the best location that meets these conditions, giving you the best possible chance to see the Northern Lights during your trip.

Booking this Northern Lights tour also gives you a free ticket to visit the Aurora Museum in Reykjavik, Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík. The free entrance is only valid on the day you join the tour, from the time we announce whether the tour is ON (by email and on our website). The entrance fees to the Aurora Reykjavik exhibition are complementary meaning that if you do not wish to go to the museum, there is no partial refund.

There is no set location for this tour due to the unpredictability of the lights; you’ll go where the forecast takes you! As this tour is weather-dependent and sightings are not guaranteed, you are welcome to join the Northern Lights tour on another night, free of charge, if you have no luck on your first try.

Don’t miss your chance to see the Northern Lights, set against the beauty of a cold winter’s night! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Please note that children under 8 years old cannot join the tour as it is very late at night and tiring.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Apr.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Northern Lights
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 20:30. 21:30,

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. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to reach your pick up point.

Included:
  • Professional English speaking tour guide

  • Bus tour

  • Free entrance to the Aurora Museum Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík


What to bring:
  • Clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking


Good to know:

Weather in Iceland changes quickly, so don't be caught unawares. It is better to wear a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.

Please note that children under 8 years old cannot join the tour as it is very late at night and tiring.

Booking this Northern Lights tour also gives you a free ticket to visit the Aurora Museum in Reykjavik, Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík. The free entrance is only valid on the day you join the tour, from the time we announce whether the tour is ON (by email and on our website). The entrance fees to the Aurora Reykjavik exhibition are complementary meaning that if you do not wish to go to the museum, there is no partial refund.



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We've had an amazing experience with our guide Daniel and our driver Maciek. We saw aurora and even got a hot chocolate during our trip. My husband accidentally left his mobile phone in the bus and these guys did everything to bring it back to him. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone!
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We’ve had an amazing experience seeing the northern lights, the show was just amazing as we wee very lucky to see it in one of its best. The guide was nice and informative. Note to have warm clothes so you can enjoy the night to its best and bring your best camera.
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Unfortunately this was cancelled due to weather conditions. Company was very informative and advised us of cancellation in plenty of time.
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The customer service of Guide to Iceland was amazing, they answered any questions within hours, I was really happy, because a did make a lot of changes, but they manage everything for my trip to be perfect! Iceland weather is very unpredictable, be prepare for everything! Is make a huge difference for your trip.
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From Indonesia !!! It’s an Amazing trip !!! I’m A Solo traveller and join a small group and of course wE made friends with another travellers from another country , and of course the tour guide SVEIN so friendly and always tell us where and when wE can spot the northern lights , In 7 nights , wE could saw the green lady for 4 nights !!!! It’s amazing . It will be a memorable Journey !!!
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Brilliant tour! Our guide Daniel as very informative and entertaining, explaining the facts behind the Aurora in a way that helped them stick in your head. We waited for quite some time before the lights made an appearance but it was definitely worth it, what a display!! The hot chocolate and Icelandic donuts were a lovely touch! I would definitely book this tour again
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The tour was good, we saw the northen lights and the hot chocolate save us from the cold!
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We got to see the northern lights! And the guide brought us hot chocolates so we could enjoy some warmth in the cold weather of iceland! This was very thoughtful of her!
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The tour was good, we obly had the chance to see the lights a few minutes but the gyide share the best tips for the pictures and also brought hot chocolate and bread I like that this tour took us a little bit far of the city over a small hill
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Amazing experience! We luckily saw the northern lights with the KP value of 2. The tour guide was very professional and nice. She shared a lot of information about the northern lights and took great picture for us. I'm very satisfied with this tour.
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