Northern Lights Tours & Holidays

With small and large vehicles departing from various locations across Iceland, northern lights tours are the surest way of hunting for the elusive and beautiful aurora borealis, providing for mesmerising and educational evenings looking up towards the stars during the winter months.

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Northern Lights Tours & Holidays

With small and large vehicles departing from various locations across Iceland, northern lights tours are the surest way of hunting for the elusive and beautiful aurora borealis, providing for mesmerising and educational evenings looking up towards the stars during the winter months.
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4.8
139 reviews
Duration:
7days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavík

Jump aboard this affordable bus tour for your chance to see one of nature’s greatest marvels, the Northern Lights. This tour is for those travelling outside of the summer months, who seek to tick ‘seeing the aurora borealis’ off of their bucket list.You will be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation in the evening and whisked away from the bright lights of the city. Departure times differ depending on the time of year. There is no itinerary or a specific set of locations, instead, your guide and driver will use their experience and knowledge of the weather conditions to take you the most promising viewing spots.The tour will last approximately three hours, and you will be taken to the areas with the clearest skies for the best view, so you’ll be able to enjoy the wonder and beauty of the sky when the auroras start to descend from the canopy of stars above.Each time they emerge, they dance differently, and in ever-changing colours. Most of the time, they will appear green but can be purple, pink, red, white, or blue depending on their strength and the atmospheric conditions. Your experience with them will be entirely unique, and all the more special for it.Solar winds and cloud cover dictate whether or not the northern lights will show and so your best chance of catching them will be on a clear night. Iceland is one of the most accessible and reliable places in the world to see this incredible phenomenon.The tour is weather dependent, so if the auroras are not expected to be visible, the tour will not run. If you join the tour and the lights do not appear, fear not, you are welcome to join the tour again another night, free of charge. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to see this incredible natural wonder and give yourself a magical winter night in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date
4.2
152 reviews
Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Minibus Tour

Reserve your place on this cosy minibus tour and go hunting for the Northern Lights in the company of new friends! This tour is for anyone who has ever admired pictures of the Northern Lights and wished they could run away to Iceland.You’ll finally see them yourself on this special evening. With a small group, you can have your own communion with nature, and ask your guide all the questions you have. You’ll be picked up at your accommodation and whisked off to the country away from the noise and bright lights of Reykjavik, allowing you to hunt for the Northern Lights in the silence and darkness of the Icelandic winter.You’ll be outside in the elements while you hunt for the Aurora, so be sure to bundle up and wear your favourite woollen socks. Your tour guides will help to keep you warm with a supply of hot chocolate and ginger biscuits.Remember that although they are fascinating, the Lights are also unpredictable: the Aurora Forecast in Iceland gives a likelihood every day of where they may be found, but sightings cannot be guaranteed. If you are unlucky and don’t spot any Northern Lights on your tour, you can book yourself another night - for free!The Northern Lights can be white, blue, green, pink or even red. These colours are caused by particles from solar winds slamming into the earth’s magnetic field. When these charged particles hit the oxygen-rich atmosphere, they react with the different chemicals and burst into glorious colour!Don’t miss this brilliant display of natural wonder. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.5
239 reviews
Duration:
3hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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3 Day Golden Circle & South Coast Tour | Northern Lights, Ice Cave & Glacier Hiking

Jump aboard this three-day excursion, to see the famous sites of the Golden Circle and South Coast, as well as Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to explore a blue ice cave, glaciers, and to increase your chances of seeing the Northern lights. This tour should appeal to anyone looking to pack the best attractions in Iceland in just a few days.On this tour, you will have the opportunity to see popular sites such as the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which are world famous for a reason. You will also see all of the attractions on the south coast of Iceland, like the waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and the black sand beach, Reynisfjara.The experience of exploring an ice cave in Europe's largest glacier is what makes this tour even more special. Ice caves only form throughout the winter months, so only a few people are fortunate enough to be able to witness their beauty first hand.By reserving this tour, your three days in Iceland will be fully organized for you. You need not worry about negotiating the winter road conditions or arranging your accommodation, everything will be taken care of! During your trip, you will stay at the best accommodation available, providing a comfortable and relaxing end to each day.All equipment will be provided for the glacier hike and ice cave exploration. The only things you need to remember are your hiking shoes, warm clothes, a camera and your sense of adventure.Book this action-packed and great value three-day, two-night, trip in a winter wonderland as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Check the availability by choosing a date.
4.9
638 reviews
Duration:
3days1hour
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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Gorgeous Northern Lights Bus Tour

Take advantage of this opportunity to see the marvellous Northern Lights! This is one of the must-see phenomena in the dark of Iceland’s winter months. In fact, it has become so popular that people have begun to book their tours more than a year in advance!You’ll be picked up at your accommodation and taken to the countryside outside of Reykjavik for the best possible viewing on a clear night, far from the lights of the city. You’ll stand in the cosy embrace of the darkness and cast your eyes above in order to see these magical lights in the sky. Be sure to dress warmly and bring your camera. Though catching the Northern Lights on film can be tricky, your guides are happy to help you capture the moment.The Northern Lights are caused by particles from solar winds disturbing the Earth’s magnetosphere. They are centred on the earth’s magnetic poles, and so are generally visible only in countries in the far north or south. Even some areas in Scandinavia, such as Denmark, do not often get to experience the wonderful glow of the Aurora.This is why everyone, locals and visitors alike, feel that the Northern Lights are very special. When you see them, it is easy to feel connected to all those who have ever looked up at the night sky and gazed in awe at the strange colours shimmering there.The guides on this tour have much experience in predicting weather conditions and will do their best to provide you with the Northern Lights experience you are hoping for; however, if the Northern Lights decide not to appear, you are more than welcome to try again on another night for free!Don’t miss your chance to see the famous Northern Lights with your own eyes! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
42 reviews
Duration:
3hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Tour | Chasing the Auroras in South-West Iceland

Come along on this affordable guided tour to hunt for the magical Northern Lights. Get away from the bright city lights and into the darkened countryside of southwest Iceland to witness the celestial display of the Aurora Borealis. Those travelling in the winter months should not let this exceptional opportunity pass them by.You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík in the evening and driven out of the city into the Icelandic countryside where you’ll start your adventure, chasing the perfect sky to see the Northern Lights.The best conditions for witnessing the spectacular Auroras is darkness and clear skies, and on your journey, an expert guide will seek out gaps in the clouds and signs of these elusive lights. They will also throw in a few interesting facts about the Northern Lights, as well as entertaining tales from their bottomless well of knowledge.Once a good spot is found, you’ll exit the cosy bus and go out into the frosty winter air, so remember to dress well so you can comfortably enjoy the magic of the lights. However, if your choice of thick coat and woolly socks isn’t enough, you can ask your guide for a blanket to keep you warm as you watch the sky light up with the green, white and pink hues of the Aurora Borealis.The Northern lights are caused by particles from solar winds entering the earth’s magnetic field, but as you watch these lights expand and contract in all direction, moving like dancers above, you might think that they are more than just particles—that they are a living, breathing presence in the sky.You will have the opportunity to have your photo taken with the backdrop of the Northern Lights flickering above you. After the tour, you can find the photo on Facebook or have the guides send it to your e-mail address.So don’t hesitate! Breathe in the Arctic air and witness the spectacular Northern Lights, surrounded by nothing but the wild Icelandic nature. Book now to secure your spot on this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
3.7
21 reviews
Duration:
4hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Northern Lights | Live Tour with Audio Guide in 10 Languages

Marvel over the Northern Lights on this incredible, relaxing tour. There is no need to worry about language barriers on this bus; each guest receives a kit through which they can be audio guided in 10 different languages.Seeing the aurora borealis is on the bucket list of many, and Iceland is one of the best places in the world to catch sight of them. To watch the lights dancing in brilliant displays of green, purple, red, blue and white is an unreal experience that you will not want to miss.Your tour will start from Reykjavík Terminal at your chosen departure time or 30 minutes before if you have chosen tto be picked up. You will spend approximately three hours hunting for the lights. There is no set plan of where to go, but your guide, an expert on the aurora, knows all the best vantage points and will be tracking the cloud cover online to get you to the best spots.Although you will have an audio commentary, your guide is still more than happy to answer any additional questions that you have. Furthermore, they know the best ways to photograph the aurora. When the Northern Lights appear, they will help you out with your camera so that you can capture your memory of them for life. Tripods are kept on the bus for your use so that you can get the perfect picture. You can also rent out an ‘aurora jacket’ if the winter night is colder than you dressed for, so you can marvel in comfort.Of course, the appearance of the Northern Lights is very dependent on weather. The sky must be dark enough, there must be significant space between the clouds, and atmospheric conditions, reliant on solar winds, have to be right. Therefore this tour will only run if the lights are expected.If your trip is cancelled, or it goes ahead, and you are not lucky enough to see them, fear not. You will have as many free extra goes as it takes until you get your moment.Seeing the Northern Lights is an incredible experience. Doing so with an experienced guide, with commentary in the language most comfortable to you, makes it all the more special.So do not hesitate a moment longer. Jump aboard to see the incredible, awe-inspiring phenomenon of the Northern Lights. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
31 reviews
Duration:
3hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Small Group Tour

Join this all-encompassing, guided minibus tour, travelling the full circle around Iceland to explore and experience the country's most iconic natural attractions. This tour is tailored to travellers who are looking to maximise their vacation time, as well as those looking to experience the full breadth of Iceland's unmatched diversity.  From the snow-wreathed mountains of the Eastfjords to the rugged, dried lava fields of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, there's no telling of the adventure that awaits. Throughout this eight-day winter journey, you will visit numerous towns and coastal villages, scale glaciers, discover charming lakes, marvel at cascading waterfalls, and so much more. There is also ample opportunity to add extra excursions to your trip during the booking process. You can go glacier hiking up Sólheimajökull, venture into a lava tube at Vatnshellir Cave, go horse riding, or partake in the incredible chance to go inside an authentic ice cave.You will spend time in many of Iceland's national parks and nature reserves, including UNESCO World Heritage site Þingvellir and Vatnajökull National Park. For landscape photographers and nature lovers, these regions offer a fantastic opportunity to revel in Iceland's landscape and geology. This is a guided tour, meaning there will be plenty of opportunities to soak up the Icelandic culture, ask questions and garner a true understanding of the geological makeup and natural phenomena that make the country so attractive. Every night will conclude with a possible display of the celestial phenomenon,  the Northern Lights. Their appearance can never be guaranteed, but exploring the country in wintertime is one of your best chances of spotting them. You will also retire to the best available accommodation available throughout your entire stay.  So don't delay—hop on this fantastic guided bus excursion and you too can experience the best of Iceland's natural delights! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
122 reviews
Duration:
8days1hour
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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8-Day Winter Package | Ring Road of Iceland in a Small Group

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter without worrying about planning or driving yourself. This immersive vacation package is perfect for anyone who is spending 7 nights in Iceland. You will be guided in a comfortable minibus around Iceland's famous ring road to incredible locations such as the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the Eastfjords and Lake Mývatn.This package should appeal to anyone who is eager to see the beautiful sites and landscapes of Iceland, as well as those who seek to include some adventure on their holiday. In addition to sightseeing across the South, East and North of this amazing country, you have the chance to go horse riding or book glacier hiking and ice caving excursions to truly make the most of the opportunities that come with winter.Of course, as this tour is conducted in the winter you will also have plenty of chances to see the Northern Lights. You will be travelling in the dark hours to reach your destinations around the ring road, and often staying in rural hotels, giving you better odds of capturing the phenomenon than those who are just staying in the capital.Your accommodation in Iceland will all be sorted for you prior to arrival, as well as transfer to and from Keflavík International Airport, as well as a guided six-day tour. You can also choose to add a trip to the Blue Lagoon for a bit of extra pampering.Do not miss this chance to see Iceland’s greatest sites in the winter. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
9 reviews
Duration:
8days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Hunt | Superjeep Tour With A Photographer

Hop on board a super jeep and travel in style on this hunt for the breathtaking Northern Lights. Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic landscape while keeping an eye on the sky for this elusive but incredible sight. This tour is perfect for those who’d like to witness one of the world’s greatest wonders in comfort. You will be picked up in Reykjavík in the evening by a custom 4x4 super jeep, built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain. You will be driven far away from the lights of the city to the darkened countryside for the best possible view of these bright dancing lights. On your journey, you will be driven by an expert guide who will look for gaps in the clouds and signs of the aurora borealis. They will pick the best location to see this beautiful light display and entertain you with information about the Icelandic nature. On the way to the perfect spot, you will be driven through the stunning Icelandic landscape. You will travel past fields and mountains and get an unbelievable nighttime view of the country. The super jeep, in which you will be travelling, provides comfort unmatched by the big buses. Its size allows the driver to reach places the big buses cannot. You will also travel in a small group, which makes the experience especially private and peaceful.You will get a chance to exit the super jeep for a better view of the green, pink and white colours in the sky. The Northern Lights are only visible during the wintertime and only in countries in the far north. So dress warmly for this unique opportunity to see this rare natural phenomenon. Don't miss your chance to see the incredible Northern Lights with your own eyes. Come along for an intimate, awe-inspiring experience that you will never forget. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.1
55 reviews
Duration:
4hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Boat Cruise from Reykjavik

See the Northern Lights from the open waters of Faxaflói Bay, on this boat cruise that sets out from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. If you’re staying in the capital but wish to escape the city lights to bask in the glow of the Aurora Borealis, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins at the scenic Old Harbour by Reykjavík's city centre. The Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre lights up the area with an incredible glass panel display, as you board your boat and set sails for Faxaflói Bay.Prepare to see the Reykjavík shoreline in all its glory, until you escape the lights and are greeted by the darkness of winter. If the skies are clear, you will see the stars of the night sky shine brighter than before, with the only beacon of light being the luminous Imagine Peace Tower, where it rests in the island of Viðey. Then, prepare yourself for a stunning display of the Northern Lights, as they dance in an array of different colours, ranging from green and pink to purple and yellow. You will spend over an hour in the waters, but don’t worry about getting cold, since the boat boasts a cosy indoor cabin with a bar which you can retreat to at any time. Your expert local guides will share captivating stories and mythical folklore about the Northern Lights from different cultures around the world, as well as explaining the quintessential science behind this incredible natural phenomenon of the Arctic night sky. Now, the lights show up on their own accord and can never be unquestionably guaranteed, but by reading the cloud forecast and solar wind occurrences, the lights are often able to be calculated regarding their appearance. If, however, the Aurora doesn’t show on the night of your cruise, don’t worry, you will receive a free voucher to try again on any other night. Make use of the darkness outside Reykjavík’s shores and book your Northern Lights cruise now. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.8
16 reviews
Duration:
2hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Golden Circle and Northern Lights | Live Tour with Audio Guide in 10 Languages

Come along for two essential Icelandic experiences: sightseeing around the Golden Circle, and hunting for the Northern Lights. This tour should appeal to all those who seek to immerse themselves in Icelandic nature and witness one of the world’s greatest wonders.Your tour starts at Reykjavík Terminal where you will meet up with your guide or you will be picked up (available at extra cost) from outside your accommodation to board a bus that is part of a brand new fleet and has Wi-Fi, a tablet for each guest, and an audio guide which provides commentary in 10 different languages. Of course, there will also be an expert guide on board to help you with any queries.The first stop is Þingvellir National Park. This is the most important historical site in Iceland, where early settlers founded their first parliament in 930 AD. This parliament continues to this day in Reykjavík, making it the longest-running, ongoing institution of its kind.Þingvellir is located in the valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Iceland is the only place this rift comes above sea level, and nowhere is it more apparent than here.The next stop will be the Geysir Geothermal Area in the Haukadalur Valley. This area is renowned for its hot-springs, most notably its two geysers. Geysir itself no longer erupts regularly, but its neighbour Strokkur blasts water up to 20-metres (65 feet) high every five to ten minutes.Once you have seen it erupt several times, you will move onto the third and final stop of Golden Circle, Gullfoss. This is a magnificent waterfall, falling in two tiers from a height of 32 metres (105 feet) into an ancient canyon. You can witness the majesty of these falls at a viewing platform right beside where the water is dropping.With the three sights of the Golden Circle complete, you will return to Reykjavík where you'll have a few hours to unwind before you are picked up again for the Northern Lights hunt. Once you set off on your Northern Lights hunt, there are no set destinations; your guide will follow the weather online and direct your driver to the spots with the least cloud cover. They are experts at finding the Northern Lights and know all the darkest, most secluded viewing locations.Watching the auroras descend from the stars is a magical experience. If you want to take some photographs, your guide can help you with the settings of your camera. There will also be tripods on board which you can use to get the best results.After a three-hour hunt, you will return to Reykjavík. If you are not lucky enough to catch the lights, you will get another try for free.So do not hesitate. Jump aboard for a tour that combines two incredible, essential Icelandic experiences. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
63 reviews
Duration:
10.5hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Golden Circle and the South Coast in 1 Day |Small Group Comfort Tours

Travel in comfort and style to the popular Golden Circle and the stunning South Coast in luxury. We will show you magnificent sceneries of the Icelandic landscape. Only small groups with a local driver-guide.  Comfortable mini-bus or SUV depending on number of passengers.The Golden Circle: The first destination of this trip is the historical Þingvellir National Park with its geological wonders.This is the place where the Viking settlers established what is now the world's longest-running parliament.Þingvellir is located between the North American and Euro-asian tectonic plates. The edges are clearly visible and marked by deep cracks in the ground on both sides of the valley. The area is also noted for its birch forests, ravines, lava landscapes and crystal-clear water from under-ground rivers.After Þingvellir, we drive to the Geysir Geothermal area. This colourful, hilly landscape is broken with steaming and spouting hot springs. Strokkur blows boiling water high in the air every five minutes.Gullfoss is one of the country's most known waterfall. It cascades in 3 steps in to a deep canyon. While most tours end here, we now have plenty of sites left along the beautiful South Coast.The South Coast:  Seljalandsfoss is a tall waterfall that you can walk behind while Skógafoss is a massive, wide waterfall and throws off a huge cloud of spray in the air. These waterfalls sit in the shadow of the notorious sub-glacial volcano Eyjafjallajökull.On a clear day we can enjoy the beauty of the white Glaciers Mýrdalsjökull, Sólheimajökull and Eyjafjallajökull as we drive further along the South Coast. We now have majestic cliffs and many small waterfalls on one side and the coast on the other side.We finish the day with the spectacular Black Beach.  Dyrhólaey is a set of cliffs with a mighty rock arch that becomes the home to thousands of puffins in summer, whereas Reynisfjara Black Beach known for the sea-stacks called Reynisdrangar and amazing hexagonal rock formations and caves.On our way back we can now enjoy the view of the Glaciers, cliffs and waterfalls of the South Coast and now from the other direction.Don't miss an opportunity to combine two essential sight-seeing tours in this one-day tour of comfort.Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
11 reviews
Duration:
10hours
Available:
All year
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2 in 1 Bundle Discount Winter Tours | Golden Circle, Ice Cave & Snaefellsnes

Visit many of Iceland’s highlights over four days and save money while doing so with this discounted tour bundle. Those who want to mix their winter-time in Iceland with both sightseeing and adventure, while cutting on costs, should not miss this opportunity.This combo consists of two tours, which will bring you to many famous sites and all three of Iceland’s National Parks. On the 3-day south coast tour, you will get to explore the Golden Circle, South Coast and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon; you also get to embark on a glacier hike and an ice caving adventure. On the day tour to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, you will see majestic waterfalls, stretches of dark lava fields and a mighty glacier. During the 3-day tour to the south coast, you will be staying in country hotels along the trip for 2 nights, which are included in the price. This will cut down on driving time and put you right in the middle of the sites. You will also be transported around in comfortable minibuses throughout both tours, led by experienced guides, making the experience as personal and enjoyable as possible.Iceland during winter is one of its most beautiful times. Many of the sites you will visit will be draped in snow and sparkling with frost; the glaciers will be clad in fresh, electric blue ice; and the ice caves are open. These caves only occur in Iceland’s coldest months, and only then under certain conditions, so the chance to explore one is something very few have.Of course, winter is also the season of the Northern Lights. There will be many hours of darkness each day, and whenever there is no cloud cover, you have a chance of seeing them. This is only amplified when you are staying out in the country, where there is little light pollution.Make the most of your time in Iceland throughout winter, without breaking the bank. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
53 reviews
Duration:
4days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the classic sites as well as some of the most enigmatic hidden treasures off the beaten track. This tour package is perfect for travellers who want to fully experience Iceland in winter without having to worry about driving the icy roads of the countryside. Allow your experienced and friendly guides to take you along to witness volcanic terrains, idyllic coastal towns, majestic glaciers and mighty waterfalls, as you explore everything from the highlights of the South Coast to the desolate and snow-covered fjords of the East, and the versatile wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.After you've travelled around the countryside, there will be no need to leave the shores of Iceland right away, since this package includes two additional free days in Reykjavík City with accommodation. That means you can explore the Northernmost capital in the world to your heart's content. There are also plenty of possibilities to make your already action-packed trip even more adventurous, as you have the option of adding additional excursions during the booking process. These include visiting an authentic ice cave, venturing into a lava tube, embarking on a glacier hike, going horse riding and whale watching, just to name a few!Seeing the country couldn't be easier. Prior to your arrival, your accommodations and transport to and from Keflavík International Airport will be sorted for you. While circling the Ring Road, your guides will do their very best to hunt down possible sightings of the elusive and hypnotic Northern Lights, the winter-phenomena that tops the bucket list of so many people.So sit back and get ready to experience all the wonders of the Ring Road in a small group with this fantastic package. Don’t hesitate and book your winter adventure now! Check availability by choosing a date.
5
17 reviews
Duration:
12days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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4 Day Winter Vacation | Northern Lights, Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

Book this city break package and have a wonderful vacation in Iceland! The moment you arrive, you'll be able to enjoy the magnificent environment as well as the quirky and cool city of Reykjavík.This package lets you sample the best parts of Iceland without fuss or stress. Come on over and enjoy! We'll handle the rest.The itinerary strikes an excellent balance between nature and culture. You'll visit the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, see tall, beautiful waterfalls and geysers blowing sky high in a wondrous display of power, and behold volcanic glaciers and the grim-yet-enchanting black sand beaches.A Northern Lights tour is also included for you so you can hunt for their otherworldly beauty in the night sky.There are plenty of ways to add more excitement to your vacation, despite its short length. Good things come in small packages, after all. You may choose extra activities to add on to certain days during booking. On your way around the Golden Circle, you could opt for snowmobiling on the great Langjökull glacier, whizzing over the white expanse without a care, or go snorkelling in the crystal clear Silfra fissure, in the waters that fill the void between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates. You could also get back to nature with a horseback riding tour in the south Icelandic countryside. The Icelandic horse has one of the smoothest gaits known to man, and their small size means that they are not intimidating, even for beginners. As you admire the black sand beaches and splashing waterfalls of the south coast, you can take a few hours to hike across the glacier and experience what it feels like to be isolated from the world. Reserve a date now and welcome to the land of Northern Lights! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
47 reviews
Duration:
4days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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4.7
100 reviews
Duration:
6days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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2 Day Ice Cave Tour | South Coast Waterfalls & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Step right up to join this fully guided tour of the most popular and unique sites along the south coast of Iceland, along with one of the rarest experiences of all - exploring an ice cave under Vatnajökull glacier! This tour is for anyone looking to make their time in Iceland extra special, while still visiting all the attractions which have made Iceland one of the most famous travel destinations in the world.You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in Reykjavik and driven down the picture-worthy South Coast on the famous Highway 1 which impressively encircles the entire country.Over the next two days, you’ll explore the coast, particularly waterfalls and black sand beaches, all the way to the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You have a chance overnight to spend time in the evening looking high above for signs of the Northern Lights, which delight all those who see them.For the next big adventure, you’ll make your way to an ice cave near Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. There is extremely limited availability to see these rare, naturally occurring structures, so book your place now to ensure that you will be able to see it this year.Each season, as the weather cools, specialists begin to explore the area around the glacier, searching for ice caves large enough and safe enough to explore inside. Each one is unique, filled with rock structures painted with frost, sheets of transparent ice the colour of a tropical sea, and ice sculptures in strange and fascinating shapes. The weather may warm suddenly at any time, in which case melting begins, and it is gone forever.Throughout your adventure, you will stay at the best available accommodation which gives you added comfort at the end of each incredible day.Don’t miss your chance to explore the heart of the glacier! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
272 reviews
Duration:
2days1hour
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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Northern Lights Boat Tour from Reykjavik

Come sail away on a fabulous boat tour of Reykjavik’s Old Harbour to hunt the Northern Lights over the ocean. This tour is perfect for anyone who has been captivated by pictures of the Northern Lights and longs to see them with his own eyes.Take a lovely nighttime stroll through the downtown area as you make your way to the harbour, only 5 minutes from the city centre (pick-up at your accommodation is available for an additional fee). You’ll be leaving the hustle and bustle of the bars and clubs behind, going far from the light and warmth of the city shops and heading out to the open sea.Be sure to get cosy in your favourite woolly sweater, for the wind on the water can be brisk. As you stand in the darkness with only your guide and a small group, you can imagine that you are Vikings returning from a voyage to Norway, witnessing this colourful sight for the very first time.Though the Vikings had many explanations for the Northern Lights, they mostly thought of them in a practical way. In one example, they reasoned that the lights were caused by the sun moving around the other side of the earth.Other cultures attached supernatural or religious meaning to the dancing lights. Throughout the medieval period, they were considered bad omens or evidence of restless spirits. What will you see?Don’t forget to bring your camera and try to capture the Northern Lights on film. In fact, it may be easier to get a good picture than to see with the naked eye.Auroras can be relatively dim, and the redder light is often at the limit of what human retinas can see. Cameras, on the other hand, are often more sensitive, and with a long exposure setting and a clear dark sky you can pick up some spectacular shots.Grab this opportunity to see the Northern Lights as the sea wind ruffles your hair. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
3.8
8 reviews
Duration:
2.3hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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The Northern Lights by Bus

Witness one of the great wonders of the world. When the weather is right, and cosmic conditions are in your favour, join this tour and head out in search of the unusual phenomena known as the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights.Avoiding the light pollution of the city, you will be driven towards the area where the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are the highest. On the way, your guides will tell you all there is to know about this arctic marvel as well as pointing out any interesting landmarks on the way.The night might be long, so you will be offered some light refreshments of kleina (a traditional Icelandic twisted doughnut) and hot cocoa to keep you warm. Be prepared for the fantastical show of lights which can appear in a variety of colours and infinite different arrangements.Please remember to dress according to season and weather. Wear plenty of warm layers and don't forget the hat and gloves so that you can comfortably enjoy the celestial show before you.The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and, sadly, sightings can not be guaranteed. At 17:00, after checking forecast and conditions, your guides decide whether or not they operate the tour and inform you of their decision immediately.Should the northern lights not be seen on your tour, you will be offered to join another tour another evening, free of charge. If you book a northern lights bus tour and conditions prevent your guides from running the tour for the duration of your stay in Iceland, you will, of course, receive a full refund.The group size is always limited per bus to provide you with better service and a personal experience.Don't miss out on this opportunity of seeing the Northern Lights in the perfect environment of comfort and care. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
26 reviews
Duration:
4hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Hunt from Akureyri

Hunt for the Northern Lights in their prime location, North Iceland, on this winter tour from Akureyri. If you're staying in this part of the country and wish to have a guided experience enjoying the mystic appeal of the Aurora, this is the tour for you.You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and taken outside town limits to the beautiful countryside in the fullness of night. This is to provide you with the best possible conditions to view the Northern Lights, which is darkness and clear skies.Akureyri is in the far north of Iceland, making the winters there darker and longer than in the capital region of South Iceland. Akureyri is also a much smaller city, so you won't need to drive as far out into the night to escape the town's light pollution.For centuries, viewers of these magical lights have tried to explain what they were, before realised as particles from solar winds reacting with gases in the atmosphere. Some cultures believed that they were messages from the dearly departed or the godly fires of the creator up in the sky.Winters in the North are often heavy with snow and ice, so you might not want to drive out yourself in search of the Aurora Borealis. You can let your experienced local driver and guide do that for you, guaranteeing you a safe and pleasant journey. It may be best, as well, to bring your camera for a keepsake of this unforgettable experience, and a thermos of something warm to ward off the chill as you search the night skies, for veils of glimmering light flashing between the stars.Don't miss your chance to be a part of an unbelievable display of colour, light and texture on a cold, dark night, like something out of a fairytale, and join this popular winter adventure of hunting for the Aurora. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.2
9 reviews
Duration:
3hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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West Coast & Snaefellsnes Peninsula with Lava Caving & Northern Lights Hunting | 2 Day Tour

Explore the beauty of west Iceland in the winter with this fantastic 2-day tour to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where you’ll see waterfalls, hot springs, lava fields, white and black sand beaches, and a legendary glacier. You'll also visit historic villages, step inside an 8,000-year-old lava cave, and hunt for the elusive Northern Lights. Those looking for a tour that combines Iceland’s breathtaking beauty with its rich history (and just a dash of adventure) need to look no further.The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often referred to as ‘Iceland in Miniature’ because of its many and varied natural formations. On this tour, you'll not only explore this fascinating region, but also the equally impressive albeit often overlooked west coast.You'll be picked up in the morning by a professional guide and driver who will take you on an epic journey around western Iceland where you’ll trek the Hvalfjörður fjord, visit the geothermal area at Deildartunguhver hot spring, learn about Vikings and the Sagas, and watch waterfalls cascade.After spending a restful night at one of the best available hotels on the West Coast, you will hike along a path that takes you past dramatic cliffs, explore a black pebble beach, descend into a lava tube, and photograph Iceland’s most iconic mountain, Kirkjufell, all in the shadow of the impressive Snæfellsjökull glacier.Discover some of Iceland’s most iconic sites as well as some hidden gems with this excellent tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
25 reviews
Duration:
2days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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The Northern Lights in Comfort | Luxury Minibus Tour

Don't miss your opportunity to join this brilliant Northern Lights hunting tour, travelling by minibus to discover one of Iceland's most beautiful, mysterious and elusive winter attractions. This is a great tour opportunity for those guests desperate to see the Aurora Borealis during their time in the country, as well as those hoping to maintain an element of luxury whilst doing so. One of the great benefits of this tour is the V.I.P treatment; throughout the experience, you will have access to some great company, traditional Icelandic hot chocolate and cookies, history and cultural trivia and, of course, the Northern Lights themselves. Travelling from spot to spot, you will be seated comfortably in a new, modified Mercedes Benz luxury Minibus (maximum: 16 passengers), boasting plenty of leg room and a panoramic roof from which to stare at the Northern Lights. There is also WiFi on board, meaning you can share the experience with your friends through social media, or even download some aurora-related apps. Once you are out into the tranquil darkness of the Icelandic countryside, you will step out of your vehicle to appreciate and photograph the Northern Lights above you. Fear not if you are concerned about the correct camera settings—you driver/guide will be with you every step of the way to take you through the process.Of course, the Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon, meaning that there can be no certain guarantee of seeing them. With that being said, it greatly increases your chances of seeing them when out with a tour group, this is thanks to the expertise and prior-knowledge of your guides.If conditions look unsuitable for Northern Lights hunting, the trip will be rescheduled for a later date. If you don't happen to see the Northern Lights during your trip, we will attempt to reschedule you for the next available tour. Hurry now and you too can experience one of Nature's greatest artistic displays with this Northern Lights hunting Minibus tour into the dark, Icelandic countryside. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.3
6 reviews
Duration:
4hours
Available:
Aug. - Jan.
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Northern Lights Hunt in a Minibus

Witness the amazing phenomenon that is the Northern Lights on this minibus tour. Travel into the darkened countryside to see this celestial display for yourself. People come to Iceland from all over the world to see these elusive lights, and the best way to spot them is with a Northern Lights tour like this. Your professional guide will spend the day watching the forecast to see if the conditions are right. If the sky is clear of clouds, you will be picked up in the evening and driven away from the bright city lights to the darkened countryside to see the spectacular Auroras.The Northern lights are essentially particles from a solar eruption, and when they hit the atmosphere, they create these lights in the sky that are usually green but sometimes white and purple. When the activity is high, they move around like dancers in the evening sky.People once believed these lights hold great powers, and that if you are born at night, while the Aurora Borealis are dancing in the sky, you will become both handsome and lucky.These spectacular lights are elusive, so if you don't find any on this tour, you will not only be entertained by the guide's stories of Icelandic folklore and world-class jokes, but you are also welcome to try again another night.However, if the Auroras decide to show up, you will see the sky lit up by this spectacular sight. You'll keep warm with an authentic Icelandic wool blanket and hot chocolate, and you can enjoy some Icelandic pastries in between taking pictures of the beautiful Aurora Borealis.So don't hesitate! Come along on a minibus tour to the Icelandic nature to see the beautiful Northern Lights dance in the evening sky. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
4hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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With small and large vehicles departing from various locations across Iceland, northern lights tours are the surest way of hunting for the elusive and beautiful aurora borealis, providing for mesmerising and educational evenings looking up towards the stars during the winter months.

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With small and large vehicles departing from various locations across Iceland, northern lights tours are the surest way of hunting for the elusive and beautiful aurora borealis, providing for mesmerising and educational evenings looking up towards the stars during the winter months.
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4.8
139 reviews
Duration:
7days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavík

Jump aboard this affordable bus tour for your chance to see one of nature’s greatest marvels, the Northern Lights. This tour is for those travelling outside of the summer months, who seek to tick ‘seeing the aurora borealis’ off of their bucket list.You will be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation in the evening and whisked away from the bright lights of the city. Departure times differ depending on the time of year. There is no itinerary or a specific set of locations, instead, your guide and driver will use their experience and knowledge of the weather conditions to take you the most promising viewing spots.The tour will last approximately three hours, and you will be taken to the areas with the clearest skies for the best view, so you’ll be able to enjoy the wonder and beauty of the sky when the auroras start to descend from the canopy of stars above.Each time they emerge, they dance differently, and in ever-changing colours. Most of the time, they will appear green but can be purple, pink, red, white, or blue depending on their strength and the atmospheric conditions. Your experience with them will be entirely unique, and all the more special for it.Solar winds and cloud cover dictate whether or not the northern lights will show and so your best chance of catching them will be on a clear night. Iceland is one of the most accessible and reliable places in the world to see this incredible phenomenon.The tour is weather dependent, so if the auroras are not expected to be visible, the tour will not run. If you join the tour and the lights do not appear, fear not, you are welcome to join the tour again another night, free of charge. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to see this incredible natural wonder and give yourself a magical winter night in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date
4.2
152 reviews
Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Minibus Tour

Reserve your place on this cosy minibus tour and go hunting for the Northern Lights in the company of new friends! This tour is for anyone who has ever admired pictures of the Northern Lights and wished they could run away to Iceland.You’ll finally see them yourself on this special evening. With a small group, you can have your own communion with nature, and ask your guide all the questions you have. You’ll be picked up at your accommodation and whisked off to the country away from the noise and bright lights of Reykjavik, allowing you to hunt for the Northern Lights in the silence and darkness of the Icelandic winter.You’ll be outside in the elements while you hunt for the Aurora, so be sure to bundle up and wear your favourite woollen socks. Your tour guides will help to keep you warm with a supply of hot chocolate and ginger biscuits.Remember that although they are fascinating, the Lights are also unpredictable: the Aurora Forecast in Iceland gives a likelihood every day of where they may be found, but sightings cannot be guaranteed. If you are unlucky and don’t spot any Northern Lights on your tour, you can book yourself another night - for free!The Northern Lights can be white, blue, green, pink or even red. These colours are caused by particles from solar winds slamming into the earth’s magnetic field. When these charged particles hit the oxygen-rich atmosphere, they react with the different chemicals and burst into glorious colour!Don’t miss this brilliant display of natural wonder. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.5
239 reviews
Duration:
3hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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3 Day Golden Circle & South Coast Tour | Northern Lights, Ice Cave & Glacier Hiking

Jump aboard this three-day excursion, to see the famous sites of the Golden Circle and South Coast, as well as Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to explore a blue ice cave, glaciers, and to increase your chances of seeing the Northern lights. This tour should appeal to anyone looking to pack the best attractions in Iceland in just a few days.On this tour, you will have the opportunity to see popular sites such as the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which are world famous for a reason. You will also see all of the attractions on the south coast of Iceland, like the waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and the black sand beach, Reynisfjara.The experience of exploring an ice cave in Europe's largest glacier is what makes this tour even more special. Ice caves only form throughout the winter months, so only a few people are fortunate enough to be able to witness their beauty first hand.By reserving this tour, your three days in Iceland will be fully organized for you. You need not worry about negotiating the winter road conditions or arranging your accommodation, everything will be taken care of! During your trip, you will stay at the best accommodation available, providing a comfortable and relaxing end to each day.All equipment will be provided for the glacier hike and ice cave exploration. The only things you need to remember are your hiking shoes, warm clothes, a camera and your sense of adventure.Book this action-packed and great value three-day, two-night, trip in a winter wonderland as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Check the availability by choosing a date.
4.9
638 reviews
Duration:
3days1hour
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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Gorgeous Northern Lights Bus Tour

Take advantage of this opportunity to see the marvellous Northern Lights! This is one of the must-see phenomena in the dark of Iceland’s winter months. In fact, it has become so popular that people have begun to book their tours more than a year in advance!You’ll be picked up at your accommodation and taken to the countryside outside of Reykjavik for the best possible viewing on a clear night, far from the lights of the city. You’ll stand in the cosy embrace of the darkness and cast your eyes above in order to see these magical lights in the sky. Be sure to dress warmly and bring your camera. Though catching the Northern Lights on film can be tricky, your guides are happy to help you capture the moment.The Northern Lights are caused by particles from solar winds disturbing the Earth’s magnetosphere. They are centred on the earth’s magnetic poles, and so are generally visible only in countries in the far north or south. Even some areas in Scandinavia, such as Denmark, do not often get to experience the wonderful glow of the Aurora.This is why everyone, locals and visitors alike, feel that the Northern Lights are very special. When you see them, it is easy to feel connected to all those who have ever looked up at the night sky and gazed in awe at the strange colours shimmering there.The guides on this tour have much experience in predicting weather conditions and will do their best to provide you with the Northern Lights experience you are hoping for; however, if the Northern Lights decide not to appear, you are more than welcome to try again on another night for free!Don’t miss your chance to see the famous Northern Lights with your own eyes! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
42 reviews
Duration:
3hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Tour | Chasing the Auroras in South-West Iceland

Come along on this affordable guided tour to hunt for the magical Northern Lights. Get away from the bright city lights and into the darkened countryside of southwest Iceland to witness the celestial display of the Aurora Borealis. Those travelling in the winter months should not let this exceptional opportunity pass them by.You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík in the evening and driven out of the city into the Icelandic countryside where you’ll start your adventure, chasing the perfect sky to see the Northern Lights.The best conditions for witnessing the spectacular Auroras is darkness and clear skies, and on your journey, an expert guide will seek out gaps in the clouds and signs of these elusive lights. They will also throw in a few interesting facts about the Northern Lights, as well as entertaining tales from their bottomless well of knowledge.Once a good spot is found, you’ll exit the cosy bus and go out into the frosty winter air, so remember to dress well so you can comfortably enjoy the magic of the lights. However, if your choice of thick coat and woolly socks isn’t enough, you can ask your guide for a blanket to keep you warm as you watch the sky light up with the green, white and pink hues of the Aurora Borealis.The Northern lights are caused by particles from solar winds entering the earth’s magnetic field, but as you watch these lights expand and contract in all direction, moving like dancers above, you might think that they are more than just particles—that they are a living, breathing presence in the sky.You will have the opportunity to have your photo taken with the backdrop of the Northern Lights flickering above you. After the tour, you can find the photo on Facebook or have the guides send it to your e-mail address.So don’t hesitate! Breathe in the Arctic air and witness the spectacular Northern Lights, surrounded by nothing but the wild Icelandic nature. Book now to secure your spot on this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
3.7
21 reviews
Duration:
4hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Northern Lights | Live Tour with Audio Guide in 10 Languages

Marvel over the Northern Lights on this incredible, relaxing tour. There is no need to worry about language barriers on this bus; each guest receives a kit through which they can be audio guided in 10 different languages.Seeing the aurora borealis is on the bucket list of many, and Iceland is one of the best places in the world to catch sight of them. To watch the lights dancing in brilliant displays of green, purple, red, blue and white is an unreal experience that you will not want to miss.Your tour will start from Reykjavík Terminal at your chosen departure time or 30 minutes before if you have chosen tto be picked up. You will spend approximately three hours hunting for the lights. There is no set plan of where to go, but your guide, an expert on the aurora, knows all the best vantage points and will be tracking the cloud cover online to get you to the best spots.Although you will have an audio commentary, your guide is still more than happy to answer any additional questions that you have. Furthermore, they know the best ways to photograph the aurora. When the Northern Lights appear, they will help you out with your camera so that you can capture your memory of them for life. Tripods are kept on the bus for your use so that you can get the perfect picture. You can also rent out an ‘aurora jacket’ if the winter night is colder than you dressed for, so you can marvel in comfort.Of course, the appearance of the Northern Lights is very dependent on weather. The sky must be dark enough, there must be significant space between the clouds, and atmospheric conditions, reliant on solar winds, have to be right. Therefore this tour will only run if the lights are expected.If your trip is cancelled, or it goes ahead, and you are not lucky enough to see them, fear not. You will have as many free extra goes as it takes until you get your moment.Seeing the Northern Lights is an incredible experience. Doing so with an experienced guide, with commentary in the language most comfortable to you, makes it all the more special.So do not hesitate a moment longer. Jump aboard to see the incredible, awe-inspiring phenomenon of the Northern Lights. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
31 reviews
Duration:
3hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Small Group Tour

Join this all-encompassing, guided minibus tour, travelling the full circle around Iceland to explore and experience the country's most iconic natural attractions. This tour is tailored to travellers who are looking to maximise their vacation time, as well as those looking to experience the full breadth of Iceland's unmatched diversity.  From the snow-wreathed mountains of the Eastfjords to the rugged, dried lava fields of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, there's no telling of the adventure that awaits. Throughout this eight-day winter journey, you will visit numerous towns and coastal villages, scale glaciers, discover charming lakes, marvel at cascading waterfalls, and so much more. There is also ample opportunity to add extra excursions to your trip during the booking process. You can go glacier hiking up Sólheimajökull, venture into a lava tube at Vatnshellir Cave, go horse riding, or partake in the incredible chance to go inside an authentic ice cave.You will spend time in many of Iceland's national parks and nature reserves, including UNESCO World Heritage site Þingvellir and Vatnajökull National Park. For landscape photographers and nature lovers, these regions offer a fantastic opportunity to revel in Iceland's landscape and geology. This is a guided tour, meaning there will be plenty of opportunities to soak up the Icelandic culture, ask questions and garner a true understanding of the geological makeup and natural phenomena that make the country so attractive. Every night will conclude with a possible display of the celestial phenomenon,  the Northern Lights. Their appearance can never be guaranteed, but exploring the country in wintertime is one of your best chances of spotting them. You will also retire to the best available accommodation available throughout your entire stay.  So don't delay—hop on this fantastic guided bus excursion and you too can experience the best of Iceland's natural delights! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
122 reviews
Duration:
8days1hour
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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8-Day Winter Package | Ring Road of Iceland in a Small Group

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter without worrying about planning or driving yourself. This immersive vacation package is perfect for anyone who is spending 7 nights in Iceland. You will be guided in a comfortable minibus around Iceland's famous ring road to incredible locations such as the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the Eastfjords and Lake Mývatn.This package should appeal to anyone who is eager to see the beautiful sites and landscapes of Iceland, as well as those who seek to include some adventure on their holiday. In addition to sightseeing across the South, East and North of this amazing country, you have the chance to go horse riding or book glacier hiking and ice caving excursions to truly make the most of the opportunities that come with winter.Of course, as this tour is conducted in the winter you will also have plenty of chances to see the Northern Lights. You will be travelling in the dark hours to reach your destinations around the ring road, and often staying in rural hotels, giving you better odds of capturing the phenomenon than those who are just staying in the capital.Your accommodation in Iceland will all be sorted for you prior to arrival, as well as transfer to and from Keflavík International Airport, as well as a guided six-day tour. You can also choose to add a trip to the Blue Lagoon for a bit of extra pampering.Do not miss this chance to see Iceland’s greatest sites in the winter. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
9 reviews
Duration:
8days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Hunt | Superjeep Tour With A Photographer

Hop on board a super jeep and travel in style on this hunt for the breathtaking Northern Lights. Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic landscape while keeping an eye on the sky for this elusive but incredible sight. This tour is perfect for those who’d like to witness one of the world’s greatest wonders in comfort. You will be picked up in Reykjavík in the evening by a custom 4x4 super jeep, built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain. You will be driven far away from the lights of the city to the darkened countryside for the best possible view of these bright dancing lights. On your journey, you will be driven by an expert guide who will look for gaps in the clouds and signs of the aurora borealis. They will pick the best location to see this beautiful light display and entertain you with information about the Icelandic nature. On the way to the perfect spot, you will be driven through the stunning Icelandic landscape. You will travel past fields and mountains and get an unbelievable nighttime view of the country. The super jeep, in which you will be travelling, provides comfort unmatched by the big buses. Its size allows the driver to reach places the big buses cannot. You will also travel in a small group, which makes the experience especially private and peaceful.You will get a chance to exit the super jeep for a better view of the green, pink and white colours in the sky. The Northern Lights are only visible during the wintertime and only in countries in the far north. So dress warmly for this unique opportunity to see this rare natural phenomenon. Don't miss your chance to see the incredible Northern Lights with your own eyes. Come along for an intimate, awe-inspiring experience that you will never forget. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.1
55 reviews
Duration:
4hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Boat Cruise from Reykjavik

See the Northern Lights from the open waters of Faxaflói Bay, on this boat cruise that sets out from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. If you’re staying in the capital but wish to escape the city lights to bask in the glow of the Aurora Borealis, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins at the scenic Old Harbour by Reykjavík's city centre. The Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre lights up the area with an incredible glass panel display, as you board your boat and set sails for Faxaflói Bay.Prepare to see the Reykjavík shoreline in all its glory, until you escape the lights and are greeted by the darkness of winter. If the skies are clear, you will see the stars of the night sky shine brighter than before, with the only beacon of light being the luminous Imagine Peace Tower, where it rests in the island of Viðey. Then, prepare yourself for a stunning display of the Northern Lights, as they dance in an array of different colours, ranging from green and pink to purple and yellow. You will spend over an hour in the waters, but don’t worry about getting cold, since the boat boasts a cosy indoor cabin with a bar which you can retreat to at any time. Your expert local guides will share captivating stories and mythical folklore about the Northern Lights from different cultures around the world, as well as explaining the quintessential science behind this incredible natural phenomenon of the Arctic night sky. Now, the lights show up on their own accord and can never be unquestionably guaranteed, but by reading the cloud forecast and solar wind occurrences, the lights are often able to be calculated regarding their appearance. If, however, the Aurora doesn’t show on the night of your cruise, don’t worry, you will receive a free voucher to try again on any other night. Make use of the darkness outside Reykjavík’s shores and book your Northern Lights cruise now. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.8
16 reviews
Duration:
2hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Golden Circle and Northern Lights | Live Tour with Audio Guide in 10 Languages

Come along for two essential Icelandic experiences: sightseeing around the Golden Circle, and hunting for the Northern Lights. This tour should appeal to all those who seek to immerse themselves in Icelandic nature and witness one of the world’s greatest wonders.Your tour starts at Reykjavík Terminal where you will meet up with your guide or you will be picked up (available at extra cost) from outside your accommodation to board a bus that is part of a brand new fleet and has Wi-Fi, a tablet for each guest, and an audio guide which provides commentary in 10 different languages. Of course, there will also be an expert guide on board to help you with any queries.The first stop is Þingvellir National Park. This is the most important historical site in Iceland, where early settlers founded their first parliament in 930 AD. This parliament continues to this day in Reykjavík, making it the longest-running, ongoing institution of its kind.Þingvellir is located in the valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Iceland is the only place this rift comes above sea level, and nowhere is it more apparent than here.The next stop will be the Geysir Geothermal Area in the Haukadalur Valley. This area is renowned for its hot-springs, most notably its two geysers. Geysir itself no longer erupts regularly, but its neighbour Strokkur blasts water up to 20-metres (65 feet) high every five to ten minutes.Once you have seen it erupt several times, you will move onto the third and final stop of Golden Circle, Gullfoss. This is a magnificent waterfall, falling in two tiers from a height of 32 metres (105 feet) into an ancient canyon. You can witness the majesty of these falls at a viewing platform right beside where the water is dropping.With the three sights of the Golden Circle complete, you will return to Reykjavík where you'll have a few hours to unwind before you are picked up again for the Northern Lights hunt. Once you set off on your Northern Lights hunt, there are no set destinations; your guide will follow the weather online and direct your driver to the spots with the least cloud cover. They are experts at finding the Northern Lights and know all the darkest, most secluded viewing locations.Watching the auroras descend from the stars is a magical experience. If you want to take some photographs, your guide can help you with the settings of your camera. There will also be tripods on board which you can use to get the best results.After a three-hour hunt, you will return to Reykjavík. If you are not lucky enough to catch the lights, you will get another try for free.So do not hesitate. Jump aboard for a tour that combines two incredible, essential Icelandic experiences. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
63 reviews
Duration:
10.5hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Golden Circle and the South Coast in 1 Day |Small Group Comfort Tours

Travel in comfort and style to the popular Golden Circle and the stunning South Coast in luxury. We will show you magnificent sceneries of the Icelandic landscape. Only small groups with a local driver-guide.  Comfortable mini-bus or SUV depending on number of passengers.The Golden Circle: The first destination of this trip is the historical Þingvellir National Park with its geological wonders.This is the place where the Viking settlers established what is now the world's longest-running parliament.Þingvellir is located between the North American and Euro-asian tectonic plates. The edges are clearly visible and marked by deep cracks in the ground on both sides of the valley. The area is also noted for its birch forests, ravines, lava landscapes and crystal-clear water from under-ground rivers.After Þingvellir, we drive to the Geysir Geothermal area. This colourful, hilly landscape is broken with steaming and spouting hot springs. Strokkur blows boiling water high in the air every five minutes.Gullfoss is one of the country's most known waterfall. It cascades in 3 steps in to a deep canyon. While most tours end here, we now have plenty of sites left along the beautiful South Coast.The South Coast:  Seljalandsfoss is a tall waterfall that you can walk behind while Skógafoss is a massive, wide waterfall and throws off a huge cloud of spray in the air. These waterfalls sit in the shadow of the notorious sub-glacial volcano Eyjafjallajökull.On a clear day we can enjoy the beauty of the white Glaciers Mýrdalsjökull, Sólheimajökull and Eyjafjallajökull as we drive further along the South Coast. We now have majestic cliffs and many small waterfalls on one side and the coast on the other side.We finish the day with the spectacular Black Beach.  Dyrhólaey is a set of cliffs with a mighty rock arch that becomes the home to thousands of puffins in summer, whereas Reynisfjara Black Beach known for the sea-stacks called Reynisdrangar and amazing hexagonal rock formations and caves.On our way back we can now enjoy the view of the Glaciers, cliffs and waterfalls of the South Coast and now from the other direction.Don't miss an opportunity to combine two essential sight-seeing tours in this one-day tour of comfort.Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
11 reviews
Duration:
10hours
Available:
All year
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2 in 1 Bundle Discount Winter Tours | Golden Circle, Ice Cave & Snaefellsnes

Visit many of Iceland’s highlights over four days and save money while doing so with this discounted tour bundle. Those who want to mix their winter-time in Iceland with both sightseeing and adventure, while cutting on costs, should not miss this opportunity.This combo consists of two tours, which will bring you to many famous sites and all three of Iceland’s National Parks. On the 3-day south coast tour, you will get to explore the Golden Circle, South Coast and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon; you also get to embark on a glacier hike and an ice caving adventure. On the day tour to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, you will see majestic waterfalls, stretches of dark lava fields and a mighty glacier. During the 3-day tour to the south coast, you will be staying in country hotels along the trip for 2 nights, which are included in the price. This will cut down on driving time and put you right in the middle of the sites. You will also be transported around in comfortable minibuses throughout both tours, led by experienced guides, making the experience as personal and enjoyable as possible.Iceland during winter is one of its most beautiful times. Many of the sites you will visit will be draped in snow and sparkling with frost; the glaciers will be clad in fresh, electric blue ice; and the ice caves are open. These caves only occur in Iceland’s coldest months, and only then under certain conditions, so the chance to explore one is something very few have.Of course, winter is also the season of the Northern Lights. There will be many hours of darkness each day, and whenever there is no cloud cover, you have a chance of seeing them. This is only amplified when you are staying out in the country, where there is little light pollution.Make the most of your time in Iceland throughout winter, without breaking the bank. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
53 reviews
Duration:
4days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the classic sites as well as some of the most enigmatic hidden treasures off the beaten track. This tour package is perfect for travellers who want to fully experience Iceland in winter without having to worry about driving the icy roads of the countryside. Allow your experienced and friendly guides to take you along to witness volcanic terrains, idyllic coastal towns, majestic glaciers and mighty waterfalls, as you explore everything from the highlights of the South Coast to the desolate and snow-covered fjords of the East, and the versatile wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.After you've travelled around the countryside, there will be no need to leave the shores of Iceland right away, since this package includes two additional free days in Reykjavík City with accommodation. That means you can explore the Northernmost capital in the world to your heart's content. There are also plenty of possibilities to make your already action-packed trip even more adventurous, as you have the option of adding additional excursions during the booking process. These include visiting an authentic ice cave, venturing into a lava tube, embarking on a glacier hike, going horse riding and whale watching, just to name a few!Seeing the country couldn't be easier. Prior to your arrival, your accommodations and transport to and from Keflavík International Airport will be sorted for you. While circling the Ring Road, your guides will do their very best to hunt down possible sightings of the elusive and hypnotic Northern Lights, the winter-phenomena that tops the bucket list of so many people.So sit back and get ready to experience all the wonders of the Ring Road in a small group with this fantastic package. Don’t hesitate and book your winter adventure now! Check availability by choosing a date.
5
17 reviews
Duration:
12days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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4 Day Winter Vacation | Northern Lights, Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

Book this city break package and have a wonderful vacation in Iceland! The moment you arrive, you'll be able to enjoy the magnificent environment as well as the quirky and cool city of Reykjavík.This package lets you sample the best parts of Iceland without fuss or stress. Come on over and enjoy! We'll handle the rest.The itinerary strikes an excellent balance between nature and culture. You'll visit the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, see tall, beautiful waterfalls and geysers blowing sky high in a wondrous display of power, and behold volcanic glaciers and the grim-yet-enchanting black sand beaches.A Northern Lights tour is also included for you so you can hunt for their otherworldly beauty in the night sky.There are plenty of ways to add more excitement to your vacation, despite its short length. Good things come in small packages, after all. You may choose extra activities to add on to certain days during booking. On your way around the Golden Circle, you could opt for snowmobiling on the great Langjökull glacier, whizzing over the white expanse without a care, or go snorkelling in the crystal clear Silfra fissure, in the waters that fill the void between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates. You could also get back to nature with a horseback riding tour in the south Icelandic countryside. The Icelandic horse has one of the smoothest gaits known to man, and their small size means that they are not intimidating, even for beginners. As you admire the black sand beaches and splashing waterfalls of the south coast, you can take a few hours to hike across the glacier and experience what it feels like to be isolated from the world. Reserve a date now and welcome to the land of Northern Lights! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
47 reviews
Duration:
4days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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4.7
100 reviews
Duration:
6days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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2 Day Ice Cave Tour | South Coast Waterfalls & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Step right up to join this fully guided tour of the most popular and unique sites along the south coast of Iceland, along with one of the rarest experiences of all - exploring an ice cave under Vatnajökull glacier! This tour is for anyone looking to make their time in Iceland extra special, while still visiting all the attractions which have made Iceland one of the most famous travel destinations in the world.You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in Reykjavik and driven down the picture-worthy South Coast on the famous Highway 1 which impressively encircles the entire country.Over the next two days, you’ll explore the coast, particularly waterfalls and black sand beaches, all the way to the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You have a chance overnight to spend time in the evening looking high above for signs of the Northern Lights, which delight all those who see them.For the next big adventure, you’ll make your way to an ice cave near Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. There is extremely limited availability to see these rare, naturally occurring structures, so book your place now to ensure that you will be able to see it this year.Each season, as the weather cools, specialists begin to explore the area around the glacier, searching for ice caves large enough and safe enough to explore inside. Each one is unique, filled with rock structures painted with frost, sheets of transparent ice the colour of a tropical sea, and ice sculptures in strange and fascinating shapes. The weather may warm suddenly at any time, in which case melting begins, and it is gone forever.Throughout your adventure, you will stay at the best available accommodation which gives you added comfort at the end of each incredible day.Don’t miss your chance to explore the heart of the glacier! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
272 reviews
Duration:
2days1hour
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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Northern Lights Boat Tour from Reykjavik

Come sail away on a fabulous boat tour of Reykjavik’s Old Harbour to hunt the Northern Lights over the ocean. This tour is perfect for anyone who has been captivated by pictures of the Northern Lights and longs to see them with his own eyes.Take a lovely nighttime stroll through the downtown area as you make your way to the harbour, only 5 minutes from the city centre (pick-up at your accommodation is available for an additional fee). You’ll be leaving the hustle and bustle of the bars and clubs behind, going far from the light and warmth of the city shops and heading out to the open sea.Be sure to get cosy in your favourite woolly sweater, for the wind on the water can be brisk. As you stand in the darkness with only your guide and a small group, you can imagine that you are Vikings returning from a voyage to Norway, witnessing this colourful sight for the very first time.Though the Vikings had many explanations for the Northern Lights, they mostly thought of them in a practical way. In one example, they reasoned that the lights were caused by the sun moving around the other side of the earth.Other cultures attached supernatural or religious meaning to the dancing lights. Throughout the medieval period, they were considered bad omens or evidence of restless spirits. What will you see?Don’t forget to bring your camera and try to capture the Northern Lights on film. In fact, it may be easier to get a good picture than to see with the naked eye.Auroras can be relatively dim, and the redder light is often at the limit of what human retinas can see. Cameras, on the other hand, are often more sensitive, and with a long exposure setting and a clear dark sky you can pick up some spectacular shots.Grab this opportunity to see the Northern Lights as the sea wind ruffles your hair. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
3.8
8 reviews
Duration:
2.3hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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The Northern Lights by Bus

Witness one of the great wonders of the world. When the weather is right, and cosmic conditions are in your favour, join this tour and head out in search of the unusual phenomena known as the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights.Avoiding the light pollution of the city, you will be driven towards the area where the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are the highest. On the way, your guides will tell you all there is to know about this arctic marvel as well as pointing out any interesting landmarks on the way.The night might be long, so you will be offered some light refreshments of kleina (a traditional Icelandic twisted doughnut) and hot cocoa to keep you warm. Be prepared for the fantastical show of lights which can appear in a variety of colours and infinite different arrangements.Please remember to dress according to season and weather. Wear plenty of warm layers and don't forget the hat and gloves so that you can comfortably enjoy the celestial show before you.The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and, sadly, sightings can not be guaranteed. At 17:00, after checking forecast and conditions, your guides decide whether or not they operate the tour and inform you of their decision immediately.Should the northern lights not be seen on your tour, you will be offered to join another tour another evening, free of charge. If you book a northern lights bus tour and conditions prevent your guides from running the tour for the duration of your stay in Iceland, you will, of course, receive a full refund.The group size is always limited per bus to provide you with better service and a personal experience.Don't miss out on this opportunity of seeing the Northern Lights in the perfect environment of comfort and care. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
26 reviews
Duration:
4hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Hunt from Akureyri

Hunt for the Northern Lights in their prime location, North Iceland, on this winter tour from Akureyri. If you're staying in this part of the country and wish to have a guided experience enjoying the mystic appeal of the Aurora, this is the tour for you.You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and taken outside town limits to the beautiful countryside in the fullness of night. This is to provide you with the best possible conditions to view the Northern Lights, which is darkness and clear skies.Akureyri is in the far north of Iceland, making the winters there darker and longer than in the capital region of South Iceland. Akureyri is also a much smaller city, so you won't need to drive as far out into the night to escape the town's light pollution.For centuries, viewers of these magical lights have tried to explain what they were, before realised as particles from solar winds reacting with gases in the atmosphere. Some cultures believed that they were messages from the dearly departed or the godly fires of the creator up in the sky.Winters in the North are often heavy with snow and ice, so you might not want to drive out yourself in search of the Aurora Borealis. You can let your experienced local driver and guide do that for you, guaranteeing you a safe and pleasant journey. It may be best, as well, to bring your camera for a keepsake of this unforgettable experience, and a thermos of something warm to ward off the chill as you search the night skies, for veils of glimmering light flashing between the stars.Don't miss your chance to be a part of an unbelievable display of colour, light and texture on a cold, dark night, like something out of a fairytale, and join this popular winter adventure of hunting for the Aurora. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.2
9 reviews
Duration:
3hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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West Coast & Snaefellsnes Peninsula with Lava Caving & Northern Lights Hunting | 2 Day Tour

Explore the beauty of west Iceland in the winter with this fantastic 2-day tour to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where you’ll see waterfalls, hot springs, lava fields, white and black sand beaches, and a legendary glacier. You'll also visit historic villages, step inside an 8,000-year-old lava cave, and hunt for the elusive Northern Lights. Those looking for a tour that combines Iceland’s breathtaking beauty with its rich history (and just a dash of adventure) need to look no further.The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often referred to as ‘Iceland in Miniature’ because of its many and varied natural formations. On this tour, you'll not only explore this fascinating region, but also the equally impressive albeit often overlooked west coast.You'll be picked up in the morning by a professional guide and driver who will take you on an epic journey around western Iceland where you’ll trek the Hvalfjörður fjord, visit the geothermal area at Deildartunguhver hot spring, learn about Vikings and the Sagas, and watch waterfalls cascade.After spending a restful night at one of the best available hotels on the West Coast, you will hike along a path that takes you past dramatic cliffs, explore a black pebble beach, descend into a lava tube, and photograph Iceland’s most iconic mountain, Kirkjufell, all in the shadow of the impressive Snæfellsjökull glacier.Discover some of Iceland’s most iconic sites as well as some hidden gems with this excellent tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
25 reviews
Duration:
2days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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The Northern Lights in Comfort | Luxury Minibus Tour

Don't miss your opportunity to join this brilliant Northern Lights hunting tour, travelling by minibus to discover one of Iceland's most beautiful, mysterious and elusive winter attractions. This is a great tour opportunity for those guests desperate to see the Aurora Borealis during their time in the country, as well as those hoping to maintain an element of luxury whilst doing so. One of the great benefits of this tour is the V.I.P treatment; throughout the experience, you will have access to some great company, traditional Icelandic hot chocolate and cookies, history and cultural trivia and, of course, the Northern Lights themselves. Travelling from spot to spot, you will be seated comfortably in a new, modified Mercedes Benz luxury Minibus (maximum: 16 passengers), boasting plenty of leg room and a panoramic roof from which to stare at the Northern Lights. There is also WiFi on board, meaning you can share the experience with your friends through social media, or even download some aurora-related apps. Once you are out into the tranquil darkness of the Icelandic countryside, you will step out of your vehicle to appreciate and photograph the Northern Lights above you. Fear not if you are concerned about the correct camera settings—you driver/guide will be with you every step of the way to take you through the process.Of course, the Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon, meaning that there can be no certain guarantee of seeing them. With that being said, it greatly increases your chances of seeing them when out with a tour group, this is thanks to the expertise and prior-knowledge of your guides.If conditions look unsuitable for Northern Lights hunting, the trip will be rescheduled for a later date. If you don't happen to see the Northern Lights during your trip, we will attempt to reschedule you for the next available tour. Hurry now and you too can experience one of Nature's greatest artistic displays with this Northern Lights hunting Minibus tour into the dark, Icelandic countryside. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.3
6 reviews