Northern Lights Tour | Chasing the Auroras in Southwest Iceland

Based on 3 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: Nov. - Apr.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Northern Lights
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 20:00

  • 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.


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.

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Northern Lights Tour | Chasing the Auroras in Southwest Iceland

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