Northern Lights Tour | Chasing the Auroras in South-West Iceland

The Northern Lights can be seen across the country but are best viewed away from the lights of towns, cities and villages.
The Northern Lights can appear in orange, green and purple shades.
This Northern Lights Tour allows for the opportunity of seeing the Northern Lights at their best.
The Northern Lights appearing above an Icelandic mountain on a Northern Lights Tour.
Because this tour is conducted in a minibus it allows for an intimate and personal experience.
The Northern lights putting on a show.
Based on 12 traveller reviews

Come along on this affordable guided tour to hunt for the magical Northern Lights. Get away from the bright city lights and into the darkened countryside of southwest Iceland to witness the celestial display of the Aurora Borealis. Those travelling in the winter months should not let this exceptional opportunity pass them by.

You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík in the evening and driven out of the city into the Icelandic countryside where you’ll start your adventure, chasing the perfect sky to see the Northern Lights.

The best conditions for witnessing the spectacular Auroras is darkness and clear skies, and on your journey, an expert guide will seek out gaps in the clouds and signs of these elusive lights. They will also throw in a few interesting facts about the Northern Lights, as well as entertaining tales from their bottomless well of knowledge.

Once a good spot is found, you’ll exit the cosy bus and go out into the frosty winter air, so remember to dress well so you can fully enjoy the magic of the lights. However, if your choice of thick coat and woolly socks isn’t enough, you can ask your guide for a blanket to keep you warm as you watch the sky light up with the green, white and pink hues of the Aurora Borealis.

The Northern lights are caused by particles from solar winds entering the earth’s magnetic field, but as you watch these lights expand and contract in all direction, moving like dancers above, you might think that they are more than just particles—that they are a living, breathing presence in the sky.

You will have the opportunity to have your photo taken with the backdrop of the Northern Lights flickering above you. After the tour, you can find the photo on Facebook or have the guides send it to your e-mail address.

So don’t hesitate! Breathe in the Arctic air and witness the spectacular Northern Lights, surrounded by nothing but the wild Icelandic nature. Book now to secure your spot on this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Apr.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Northern Lights
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 21:00

  • Reykjavík Pickup

  • English speaking guide

  • Free WIFI and AC on the bus

  • Use of warm, cozy blankets

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes, dress in layers

  • Hat, scarf and gloves

  • Wear warm socks and insulated outdoor footwear

Good to know:

This tour will not be operated if the conditions are bad. The Northern Lights forecast is checked every day, and at 17:00 it will be decided if the tour is going to be operated or not. You can check with the provider for further information.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but the tour guides will do their best to find them. If the Lights do not show on your trip, you are more then welcome to join this tour again another night for free. Just remember to rebook your new free tour by contacting the tour provider.


Average rating 3.8 / Number of reviews 12

We were very lucky to have Omar as our guide. He was kind and knowledgeable and made sure we saw whatever we could that night of the northern lights.

Omar was very fun and the sky was right for seeing some NOrthern lights

If anyone can find the Northern Lights, Omer can! He seized a couple of opportunities on a night when the Lights were playing hard-to-get, so we were not disappointed. I also valued his stories about the people and culture of Iceland told to us on the way out. I thoroughly recommend this trip!

Really knowledgeable guide and great photos provided of the lights! Would definitely recommend to others.

Was a good experince, the weather wasn't very good around Reykjavik on the night I joined the tour, but was OK. The guide Mr Omer was a wonderful person and he tried his best.

Spent an entire weekend in Iceland (3 nights) and each night this tour was cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions. Apparently there was supposed to be a huge snow storm in the area which is why they cancelled the tour each night, however, the first two nights that it got cancelled the weather seemed perfectly fine and it seemed as though they cancelled the tour prematurely in my opinion. All in all, they were very good at rescheduling my tour for the next day each day that it got cancelled (until I had no more days in Iceland left), so props to them for managing their bookings well. Would really have liked to at least get the chance to go out, so I'm hoping I can win a tour with Guide to New Zealand or Norway Travel Guide to make up for a missed opportunity in Iceland.

Would not recommend. Chose this tour because they mentioned blankets, Wi-Fi on bus and having photos taken by guide. Reality was being driven to a brightly lit car park near the airport with visible light pollution on all sides. No Wi-Fi on bus, no blankets and no clue really. The guide had a camera but didn't know how to use it and didn't have a tripod. Stayed in the car park the whole time, despite a few requests to go to Ice land countryside as per the website description. No 'chasing aurora' and then came home angry and disappointed. If the logo wasn't on the bus I may have thought 2 people had stolen the bus to con tourists. One poor girl had been out the night before with them, they didn't see anything despite everyone else and most of Iceland seeing a glorious display! We went with Gray Line the day before, much more professional and knowledgeable.

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Northern Lights Tour | Chasing the Auroras in South-West Iceland

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