Northern Lights Minibus Tour

Northern Lights Minibus Tour
Northern lights descending over a lonely waterfall.
The Aurora Borealis over a still lake in Iceland.
The Northern Lights dancing in the sky.
The Northern Lights can be seen in human settlements, although they are best viewed away from all lights.
The Northern Lights slowly appearing in the winter sky.
The Northern Lights by Hallgrímskirkja Church in central Reykjavík.
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Reserve your place on this cosy minibus tour and go hunting for the Northern Lights in the company of new friends! This tour is for anyone who has ever admired pictures of the Northern Lights and wished they could run away to Iceland.

You’ll finally see them yourself on this special evening. With a small group, you can have your own communion with nature, and ask your guide all the questions you have. You’ll be picked up at your accommodation and whisked off to the country away from the noise and bright lights of Reykjavik, allowing you to hunt for the Northern Lights in the silence and darkness of the Icelandic winter.

You’ll be outside in the elements while you hunt for the Aurora, so be sure to bundle up and wear your favourite woollen socks. Your tour guides will help to keep you warm with a supply of hot chocolate and ginger biscuits.

Remember that although they are fascinating, the Lights are also unpredictable: the Aurora Forecast in Iceland gives a likelihood every day of where they may be found, but sightings cannot be guaranteed. If you are unlucky and don’t spot any Northern Lights on your tour, you can book yourself another night - for free!

The Northern Lights can be white, blue, green, pink or even red. These colours are caused by particles from solar winds slamming into the earth’s magnetic field. When these charged particles hit the oxygen-rich atmosphere, they react with the different chemicals and burst into glorious colour!

Don’t miss this brilliant display of natural wonder. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Apr.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: 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 within Reykjavik Capital Area: Bus Stops and Hotels

  • English-speaking guide

  • Minibus tour

  • Hot Chocolate and biscuits

What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

Good to know:

Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings are not guaranteed.

Because this tour is highly dependable on weather conditions, the weather is checked daily and all our passengers will be informed if the tour will take place or if it will be cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions.

You will receive an e-mail notification, please also check your spam folder. Please also provide a phone number in case we need to contact you.

Group size maximum is 19.

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Guide was great, made every effort to chase down the lights and also sang to us!
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The tour guide was very patient and tried his best to help us find the Northern Lights. Though I was not lucky enough to see it, still appreciate all his help.
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Very good! Guide had a very impressive sense of location and timing- another tour bus left the site we were at but our guy said no we should stay and we got movement literally 1 minute after they had gone back onto the highway!
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Very impressive tour guide. As it was snowing during the day I was unsure if the northern lights tour would go ahead. We received an email to confirm it was happening which was great. It looked very cloudy during the tour and we struggled to find any lights. We stopped a few times to try our luck but it wasn’t looking good. After we had our hot chocolate and biscuits we headed back to the city and AMAZINGLY the tour guide spotted faint lights in the distance as he was driving. We stopped in a nearby location again and WE SAW THE NORTHERN LIGHTS they didn’t last that long so we were very fortunate to see them and so impressed with the tour guide that he didn’t give up. We also got great photos of the lights. It made our short stay in Iceland perfect.
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Given the low probability of seeing any activity our guide ( who’s name I cannot remember or pronounce but can be identified by his desire to sing Icelandic songs) was as determined and helpful as can be and eventually gave us a glimpse of the aurora. All in all very worthwhile and enjoyable. Barry Mills
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We had a great day. It was windy so the visit to Vik was cancelled. However the scenery was spectacular and the guide kept us entertained.
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It was a cold and extremely windy night, but the scale for seeing Northern Lights was at 5. We decided to bite the bullet and go. We were very happy we did. At first, after we pulled off at our driver’s favourite viewing spot, the activity was very minimal. But, like most things in life that are worth waiting for, you need to exercise patience. After waiting perhaps 10 minutes, the lights came to life and continued to perform for close to an hour. It was spectacular. Our driver mentioned he hadn’t seen the lights, like the night we were there, with the variety of colours (not just green) in a long time. We were, of course, thrilled. It was a darn cold night, but worth every blast of cold air because our Northern Lights display was out of this world.
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Olaf, our guide, was very nice. Even though the weather was not helpful and we didn't manage to see the northern lights, it was an amazing night with beautiful people. We had cookies, fun and hot chocolate. :)
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I wish the guide had shown others how to open the aperture for long exposure shots. I might have been the only person with a cell phone to capture the lights behind the clouds.
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the guide was nice and told us about the science behind auroras. we went to a place outside town. it was awesome. one of the coolest moments of my life! it was sooo cold outside but the auroras were worth it. the van had wifi and i was able to search for camera settings for taking pictures of the northern lights.
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