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About Tour

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

Highlights

  • 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

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

What's included

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

Itinerary

Information

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.

FAQ

The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we unfortunately cannot promise you will see them. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions.

For more information on the Northen 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 but we do offer you the chance to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge.

Please contact our Customer care to re-book your tour.

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

There isn’t just one single setting for your camera that ensures great photos.  But if you have manual options, you are probably best served with experimenting with various combinations of ISO, aperture, and exposure settings. As a rule of thumb, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed at between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have proven effective.

A good thing to keep in mind, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have given great results.

Different combinations may give very different results. Higher ISO setting will allow you to capture faster exposures, but the downside to this might be for example grainier images.

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

Wider angle lenses are usually more versatile in low light settings, but longer lenses give you different options for compositions. Make sure that you remove all lens filters, as they may distort images. You will probably get the best results with manual setting for infinite focal length

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 do and use the deposit for it.

3. Get fully refunded.

Please contact our Customer Care 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 are dependant on two different factors. The first being the weather. If the sky is clear, no clouds, then you are halfway there to seeing the astonishing spectacle that is the Northern Lights (although light pollution can sometimes be a problem). Increased solar activity is the second half so, if these two merge together you may well be able to see the Northern Lights from Reykjavik.

Like you might have heard, the northern lights are a pretty difficult thing to predict. You can check en.vedur.is to see the forecast and if the level is high and the skies are clear then it’s very likely that the tour is going. We do update our website’s tour departure sheet with the information at 17:00 pm the latest. If the tour is cancelled, you will receive an email from us.

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 if there is no chance to see the lights.

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 clear winter months of mid-September until March.