Private 4-Hour Northern Lights Tour with Luxury Transport from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
4 hours
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age


Witness the incredible beauty of the northern lights on a private tour, including comfortable transportation from Reykjavik in an off-road vehicle. Book this tour if you want to maximize your chances of seeing the northern lights and enjoy a relaxing evening with a private tour guide.

The excursion begins with pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavik city center. Your expert local guide will collect you in a luxurious SUV. The vehicle will have enough space for up to six guests, so it's perfect for families or groups of friends traveling together. You'll drive out of Reykjavik and look for the northern lights together. 

Since the aurora borealis is a natural phenomenon, there's no guarantee that you'll see the lights during your tour. However, your guide will help maximize your chances of witnessing the spectacular natural light display. 

The guides know how to check the most up-to-date weather and cloud conditions and the aurora forecast. They're also familiar with areas close to Reykjavik with low light pollution and will know the most likely places to see the northern lights during your tour. 

Every northern lights hunting tour is different because the lights can appear strongest in new locations each night. However, the trip always includes an entry ticket to the Aurora Basecamp and a few hours of northern lights hunting.

Aurora Basecamp is a unique northern lights viewing facility with comfortable lounge areas and a small exhibition. It's a great place to learn more about the aurora borealis and relax while you wait for the natural light display to begin. 

When you're finished at the exhibition, your guide will take you further into the countryside to increase your chances of spotting the lights. You'll travel offroad in a comfortable SUV to reach more remote areas with lower levels of light pollution.

While you wait for the lights, you can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a few sweet treats. The winter nights in Iceland are freezing, so a steaming hot drink will help keep you warm. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, gloves, and a hat. 

With the experience of your guide and a bit of luck, you'll be able to enjoy your snacks as you watch the incredible northern lights in the sky above you. Witnessing the lights in a remote area of Iceland is an unforgettable experience. 

Your guide will be able to take beautiful photos of you under the lights, which they'll email to you the next day. They'll also show you the best settings on your camera or phone to get your own photos. 

After a fantastic evening of northern lights hunting, it'll be time to head back to Reykjavik. 

Experience the magic of the aurora borealis with this luxurious private northern lights hunting tour with transportation from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking guide
Comfortable transportation from Reykjavik in an SUV
Entrance fee to the Aurora Basecamp
Hot chocolate and traditional Icelandic snacks
Photo of the experience emailed to you
Camera tips to help you take your own photos


Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing, including gloves and a hat
Water bottle
Fully charged camera

Good to know

The northern lights are a natural occurrence, so there’s no way to guarantee that you’ll see them on the tour. You won’t receive a refund should you fail to see the lights.

Please note that the tour can be subject to change should weather conditions be too dangerous. You can rebook or receive a full refund if the tour is canceled due to safety concerns.

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