Privately Guided 3 Hour Northern Lights SUV Tour with Transfer from Reykjavik

Bodies of water inland, such as at this Icelandic lake, are great to watch the northern lights from, as they reflect magically in the surface.
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See the aurora borealis dancing over Iceland’s magical landscapes with this northern lights tour from Reykjavík. This excursion is perfect for those who want to see incredible natural wonders, but don’t want to be crowded with other guests.

This tour begins when you are picked up from Reykjavík in an SUV. The small size of this vehicle makes it perfect for families and groups of friends to enjoy the evening together without worrying about the needs of strangers.

You will set out from the capital, and head in whatever direction the lights are most likely to be seen. Your guide is an expert at locating them; they know the dark corners of the countryside where few others are likely to be heading, and will be following the cloud cover both by eye and using the weather website. 

This means that you could head to many parts of the south or west to enjoy the lights, allowing you to get in some essential sightseeing by night. You may, for example, head to the lunar landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula; the historically and geologically fascinating Þingvellir national park; or to the black sands of the South Coast. 

As soon as the lights start to appear, you’ll get out of the SUV to admire them. Most of the time, these beautiful lights are green, sometimes they can be purple, pink, red or blue, but they are always spectacular. Your guide will be on hand to help you photograph them.

Of course, as the aurora borealis are a natural phenomenon, there are no guarantees that they will show. If the tour does not set out as a viewing seems unlikely, or if it does and isn’t successful, you can arrange another attempt free of charge.

Witness a show of Iceland’s aurora far from the crowds with this northern lights tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Pick up and drop-off in Reykjavík


Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothes
Hat and gloves

Good to know

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed. If you do not see them, or if your tour is cancelled, you can take another tour another evening without charge. For this reason, it is best to book this tour as early in your holiday as possible.

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