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Guided 3.5 Hour Northern Lights Tour with a Backup Plan & Guaranteed Departure

A display of northern lights
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BSI Coach Terminal, Reykjavík, Iceland
3,5 hours
All year
Minimum age
1 years old

See the northern lights in all their glory or be treated to a whale of an experience in Reykjavik.

The Northern Lights are a spectacular phenomenon, one that you genuinely have to see with your own eyes. They can sometimes be visible to some extent from the city but are never as potent or otherworldly than when seen far away from the city lights, in the darkness of the uninhabited wilderness. Our tour guides study the weather forecast, the aurora forecast and the conditions of various locations before setting off, to ensure the best experience for you.

This Northern Lights with a Plan B tour is designed for those who want to ensure they make the most of their night. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and although your guide is an expert in hunting them down, sightings cannot be guaranteed. A traditional Northern Lights tour offers vouchers for a second attempt, but it might be that you only have that one night available in Reykjavik.

That’s why, by booking this tour, you are guaranteed another enjoyable experience in case the departure of the Northern Lights expedition is cancelled.

The Plan B tour is a 30-40 minute guided tour of the Whales of Iceland Exhibition, a 25-minute Northern Lights film with time for Q&A, and a drink of your choice! The Whales of Iceland Exhibition depicts life-size replicas of the 23 whale species found in Icelandic waters, including a blue whale and a sperm whale. This is an experience that truly puts things into perspective.

Your tour provider will be in touch with you on the day to confirm whether you will be witnessing the Northern Lights live or on screen.

In the unlikely event that we depart for a Northern Lights expedition but are unsuccessful in our hunt; passengers are not entitled to a voucher for another northern lights tour, and a refund is not possible. Instead, you will experience Icelandic nature at night, including the Milky Way, stars, moon and clouds.

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Included in the Northern Lights tour:
Professional local guide
Bus transportation
Free Wi-Fi
Included in the plan B tour: 
30-40 min guided tour of the Whales Exhibition 
25 min Northern Lights video 
Drink included (choice of white wine, red wine, beer or club soda) 
Drop off after the tour in the Whales Exhibition




Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Remember to dress according to the weather
Warm clothes, a waterproof jacket, and sturdy shoes are recommended
We recommend bringing thermal layers, a winter hat, scarf, gloves and warm socks
Camera or a mobile phone with a camera

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