Unforgettable 6.5-Hour Northern Lights & Geothermal Baths Tour with Transfer from Reykjavik

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Summary

Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
6 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
Oct. - Mar.
Minimum age
6 years old

Description

Take a dip in Iceland’s geothermal waters and hunt down the northern lights on this incredible guided excursion from Reykjavik. Those eager to discover the magic of the aurora borealis and have a relaxing soak in a hot spring should book this tour now. 

The tour starts with a pick-up in Reykjavik at 18:00. Your driver will take your group out of the city, through Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and to your first stop at Laugarvatn Fontana, a geothermal bath. 

Laugarvatn Fontana is a lakeside spa resort built on a natural hot spring. There are three steam rooms, four hot bathing pools, and a sauna. Each pool’s temperature depends on that of the natural springs, but you can expect comfortable warm waters between 104 and 112 F (about 40–50 C). 

Relaxing in soothing geothermal waters is a classic Icelandic pastime. You’ll be able to move from pool to pool, enjoying the geothermal water’s warmth and natural healing properties. 

If you’re feeling brave (and if it’s accessible to the public during your visit), you can take a dip in the colder waters of Lake Laugarvatn to cool down between each hot pool or steam room. 

In the changing rooms, you’ll be able to use Soley Organics shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner. Swimwear and towels are available to buy or rent if you need them. There’s also a restaurant at the spa where you can purchase dinner.

Laugarvatn Fontana has incredible panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. It’s the perfect place to unwind and chat with your family or friends. 

You might even be lucky enough to spot the northern lights from here, as they sometimes appear in the sky early. Don’t worry if you don’t see them, though, as the next part of the tour is a hunt for the northern lights on the way back to Reykjavik. 

The driver will look at accurate cloud cover and aurora borealis forecasts to maximize your chance of seeing the lights. They’ll take you to the best places, away from light pollution and clouds, to increase the likelihood that the lights will appear in the sky above you.

Since the aurora borealis is a natural phenomenon, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to see it. However, if you don’t spot the lights during your tour, you’ll receive a free ticket to another northern lights hunting tour to try again.

After hunting for the lights and hopefully watching the magnificent display, you’ll make your way back to Reykjavik. You should arrive in the city at around 00:30.

Relax and soak in gorgeous geothermal waters before hunting for the northern lights on this fantastic tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Bus transportation from Reykjavik
Expert, English-speaking tour guide
Admission to the Laugarvatn Fontana spa
Free Wi-Fi onboard the bus
Northern lights hunting

Activities

Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Swimsuit and a towel (these are also available to rent from the spa)
Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy outdoor shoes
Fully charged camera
A packed dinner to eat on the bus (or you can buy soup at the spa's restaurant)
Reusable water bottle

Good to know

If you don't see the northern lights during this tour, you'll receive a free ticket to another tour to try again.

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