Northern Lights Hunting I Minibus Tour

Iceland's unbelievable winter landscapes become something otherworldly when beneath intense aurora borealis.
Winter snow covers a lonely road, and the auroras dance above.
The Northern Lights reflecting marvellously off of the water.
Northern Lights dancing above a spectacular winter landscape in Iceland.
The Snæfellsnes peninsula is one of the most scenic spots to view the Northern Lights from.
When hunting for the aurora, your driver will take you wherever the lights are, be it south, north, east or west in Iceland.
Based on 5 traveller reviews

Hop on board and go hunting for the spectacular Northern Lights. This 3-hour tour is perfect for those who are travelling in Iceland in the winter months and want to see this celestial display for themselves.

You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík in the evening in a small and cosy minibus or a car. Where you go depends on the weather, as you need both darkness and a clear sky to witness this rare natural phenomenon.

Your expert guide will drive you away from the city lights and into the darkened countryside, to a secluded location in the unspoilt Icelandic nature. The minibus or the car can reach places that the bigger buses cannot, making your experience both intimate and unique.

You’ll travel past mountains and lava fields and get an incredible nighttime view of the country as your driver looks for signs of the auroras. When they find the perfect spot, you can exit the vehicle to see the grandeur of the lights with your own eyes.

The Northern Lights are only visible in the planet's northernmost countries during wintertime, so dress warmly as you will be standing in the middle of the Icelandic countryside in the dead of winter to see the dancing lights.

This wonderful phenomenon, known as the Aurora Borealis, is caused by particles from solar winds entering the Earth’s magnetosphere. The lights appear green but can be pink, red or white, depending on their strength and the atmospheric conditions.

Remember that nature can be very unpredictable and the Northern Lights are famously fickle, so if you don’t see any on your tour, don’t worry. You are welcome to join the tour again another night, free of charge.

So don’t miss your opportunity to witness nature at its finest. Book now for your chance to see the unique and ever-changing Northern Lights. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Mar.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Northern Lights
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 20:00 21:00,

Pickup starts 30 min. before starting time. 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 visit for more information.

  • English-speaking guide

  • 3-hour tour searching for the Northern Lights

  • Free WI-FI

  • Refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Hat and gloves

Good to know:

Seeing the Northern Lights is not guaranteed even though the tour is operated. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and as part of nature, uncontrollable. If you don't see any lights on this tour, you can reschedule and try again another night.

Please check your emails for any updates before the tour and ask the receptionist of your hotel if the tour is running as usual.

Remember to dress warmly.

* Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund


Average rating 5 / Number of reviews 5

The tour was great! First there was too much cloud, so we drove and waited a little bit, and went to the another point. All of sudden the northern light came out from nowhere. I felt the tour went smoothely, and we were the only one at the spot. I really enjoyed.

Makrem of Go To Joy Iceland was an amazing guide. He was very diligent in his search for the northern lights. There was a full moon which made it more difficult to see the lights that night. Makrem still managed to find a spot in the North that allowed us to see the lights and the beautiful moon. We were the only group viewing the lights from that location. Based on other people's experiences, I think the mini buses can go to different/more isolated locations than the larger buses. So glad that we did the tour with him instead of on a big bus. I would highly recommend this northern lights tour. He also had a great positive spirit throughout the "hunt for the Northern Lights" Also, my friend left her wallet in the mini bus and he returned it to our airbnb. Great person! Great tour!

I would highly recommend Guide to Iceland to book your tours throughout Iceland. We booked our Northern Lights Hunting tour the first night we arrived since we knew it isn't guaranteed that we would see them and the company offers an additional tour if we do not spot them the first time. Our guide, Markrem is very passionate about his job and makes every effort to find the right spot to view the lights so that everyone has a great experience. It truly is "hunting." Since it is a smaller minibus, it is a more personalized tour. We did not see them the first night so we were able to try again a couple of nights later. Again, we did not see them so Markrem invited everyone in the group to try once more the next night. Three times a charm and we were able to see the northern lights across the sky from the peninsula. With his camera, he took incredible pictures of the group together and individual families which we have free access to from the web to show our friends and family at home. It was very exciting and we were so happy with our guide! I would recommend this company!

Great tour! A relatively new company but with a very passionate tour guide and owner. Very agile and flexible, willing to give more effort than other tours (not the only tour we went on) to make everyone happy. Definitely would recommend.

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