Northern Lights Private Excursion | From Reykjavik

Northern Lights Private Excursion | From Reykjavik
The Northern Lights appear in a vast variety of ways and colours over Iceland in winter; all you need is a clear dark sky to see them.
A historic church on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula crowned by the Aurora Borealis.
Green and purple aurora borealis swoop and form an unusual formation over a mountain in west Iceland in winter.
A show of the Aurora Borealis performing over an abandoned house in south Iceland.
The Northern Lights beginning to show on a winter evening in Iceland, before the sky is even fully dark.
Northern Lights occurring in the atmosphere directly above Iceland on a winter night.

Make the most of one of Iceland's most ethereal phenomena, and book this Northern Lights private tour. This excursion will reveal to you Iceland's beautiful landscapes at night, as well as the unbelievable northern lights, without all the crowds.

You and your group will be picked up in the evening, and immediately taken out of Reykjavík to escape the city lights of the capital. Where you go depends entirely on the forecast; your guide will need to find a place with little cloud cover, no light pollution, unblocked views of the sky and, for your personal enjoyment, somewhere that the clogged tour buses will not be going.

This means that anywhere in west and south Iceland could be visited on this tour. You may, for example, head to the barren and haunting Reykjanes Peninsula, renowned for its many lava fields and its dramatic volcanoes, or perhaps the historic and beautiful Þingvellir National Park. As you will hunt for three hours, there are many great destinations you may see by night.

Your guide is an expert on the surrounding landscapes, the science behind the auroras, where to find them, and how to best photograph them. This means that when they start to descend in the sky, your guide will be able to help you capture your memory forever.

The majesty of the Northern Lights must be seen to be believed. Swirling beautifully over the landscapes, they are usually green but can often also be purple, red, pink, white and even blue. 

Because the auroras are a natural phenomenon, they are not 100% guaranteed even on clear nights with a great forecast. If you do not see them—or if your tour is cancelled due to adverse conditions—you will have another opportunity to seek them out again for free.

Do not miss your chance to tick 'seeing the aurora borealis' off of your bucket list. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: West Iceland , Reykjavík, Northern Lights, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 20:00.

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 and drop off.

  • Traditional Icelandic snacks

  • Water and warm tea

What to bring:
  • Warm Clothes

  • Hats, gloves, scarves

  • Camera

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Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees