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About Tour

This tour will offer you a thrilling Northern Lights hunt and admission to the Aurora Museum!


  • Northern Lights Hunt
  • Aurora Museum
  • Expert Guide
  • Hot Chocolate

Many visitors come to Iceland hoping to see the wonderful Northern Lights dancing over the night sky. Join this Northern Lights tour to grasp this incredible natural phenomenon. 

The professional team of guides watches the forecasts to predict where and when the auroras will be the most visible, so you'd have the best chance of seeing them. The guides will accompany you on tour and share some interesting stories from local folklore about this beautiful phenomenon. 

The highlight of the trip will be watching the Northern Lights while taking a sip of hot chocolate from our secret recipe.

Availability All Year
Duration 4 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 8 years
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No


  • Expert Guides
  • Free Wifi
  • No Booking Fees
  • Fast & Secure Payment
  • Operated by our trusted partner

What's included


  • Northern Lights hunt
  • Professional English-Speaking tour guide
  • Entrance to the Aurora Museum Reykjavik (valid on the day of the tour)
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Wi-fi onboard

What to bring

  • Hiking Boots or Very Sturdy Footwear
  • Warm outdoor layers
  • Weatherproof top layer
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Camera

Not Included

  • Meals

Contact us for more Information about this tour

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Northern Lights at Thingvellir National Park in Iceland

Your night will begin with a pick-up from a designated place in Reykjavik (our bus stops at various places throughout central Reykjavik. Let us know your preferred pick-up location upon booking). When everyone is onboard, we'll head out of the city, away from light pollution, into the darkness of Icelandic countryside.

The Northern Lights tours are unpredictable as we do not know where we'll be going in advance. The experienced guides will carefully study the day's forecast and decide where to see the Northern Lights best.

While on the way, your guide will tell you stories about the wonderful Northern Lights and share the best tips on how to catch the beautiful auroras on camera.

Hopefully, the Northern Lights will appear soon, and we'll be able to admire them while sipping hot chocolate.

At the end of the night, we'll return to the city and drop you off at the same location in Reykjavik, where we picked you up.

By booking this tour, you’ll also get an opportunity to visit the Aurora Museum in Reykjavik. You’ll be able to visit the museum, located in downtown Reykjavik, at any time on the day of the tour. 

The Aurora Museum in Reykjavik will be a great introduction to the Northern Lights chase. You’ll learn the science behind this beautiful phenomenon and know where to point your attention when seeing them live. Visiting the Aurora Museum before the tour will definitely enrich your experience!

  • The tour duration is 3-4 hours, but the tour length can vary depending on the weather.

  • Wear warm clothes and shoes as the weather can get freezing during the night.

  • Refunds are not issued in case of unsuccessful tours. We do allow guests to join the tour again on another night. This offer is valid for up to 3 years.


The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we unfortunately cannot promise you will see them on our tours. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions, which are factors entirely out of our control.

For more information on the Northern Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights information.

A refund is not available if the Northern Lights tour goes ahead and no Northern Lights are seen, however, we do offer you the chance to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge.

Please contact our Customer Care Team to re-book your tour.

Unfortunately, there isn’t just one simple answer to this question.

Your camera doesn't have a single setting that will guarantee excellent pictures.  But if you have manual controls, playing with different mixtures of ISO, aperture, and exposure settings is usually preferable. As a general rule, ISO settings of 800 to 3200, f/2.8 to f/5.6, and shutter speeds of 15 to 30 seconds have been found to be successful.

Keep in mind that ISO settings between 800 and 3200, f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speeds between 15 and 30 seconds have produced excellent results.

Results from various combinations can vary greatly. You can take faster exposures with a higher ISO setting, but the photographs can turn up grainier as a result. 

If the shutter speed is above 15 seconds it will result in a slight star movement.

In low-light situations, wider-angle lenses are typically more adaptable, while longer lenses provide you with more compositional alternatives. Make sure to take off any lens filters because they could cause image distortion. Most likely, using a manual setting for infinite focal length will get the greatest results. 

For more tips, read our blog on photographing the Northern Lights.

When Northern Lights tours are cancelled it’s usually due to unfavourable weather conditions.

In that case, your options will be to:

1. Reschedule for another day.

2. Find another tour to embark on and use the deposit for it.

3. Get fully refunded.

Please contact our Customer Care team to re-book your tour.

If luck and weather are on your side, then you will be able to see the aurora borealis above the inviting streets of Reykjavik. Whether you see the lights or not depends on two unique factors. The first is the weather: If the sky is clear, with no clouds, then you are halfway to seeing the astonishing spectacle that is the Northern Lights (although light pollution can sometimes be a problem). Increased solar activity is the second factor, so if these two are both favorable at the same time you may well be able to see the Northern Lights from Reykjavik.

The Northern Lights are a pretty difficult thing to predict. You can check the Icelandic Meteorological Office website to see the forecast - if the level is high and the skies are clear then it’s very likely that the tour is going ahead. We do update our website’s tour departure sheet with the information at 17:00 at the latest. If the tour is canceled, you will receive an email from us notifying you.

If we think there is no chance at all of seeing the lights, we will cancel the tour. We don’t want to bring you out and disappoint you if there will definitely be no aurora activity.

The Northern Lights season is said to be from late August until mid-April. However, if you want to increase your chances of seeing them, it is best to wait until the colder winter months, from mid-September until March.

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