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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik provided by Reykjavik Excursions

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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Many travelers want to see the northern lights in Iceland, but without a guide, it can be hard to know where to spot them. On this evening tour from Reykjavik, your driver and guide take you to the best spots to view the northern lights. If you don’t spot them, rebook the tour for another night free of charge.
  • You'll start at
    Umferðarmiðstöðin BSÍ
    Iceland, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    BSI Bus Terminal is the meeting point for the tour.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Reykjavik Excursions
  • You'll end at
    Umferðarmiðstöðin BSÍ
    Iceland, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    BSI Bus Terminal is the meeting point for the tour.
    See address & details
  • Maximize your chances of seeing the northern lights on this evening tour
  • Your guide takes you to the best places to spot the elusive phenomenon 
  • If you don‘t see any lights, you can join a later tour free of charge
  • Seasonal tour available from September to mid-April
What to Expect
Start your evening northern lights adventure with a pickup from central Reykjavik. Drive out of the city, heading toward clearer skies and some of the best spots from which to see the northern lights. Your guide explains why the aurora occurs, and the science behind the variations in its brightness and color. Head to locations where you are most likely to spot the lights based on the weather and “Aurora forecast.” Follow the lights, admire them, and take pictures if you’ve brought a camera. If you don‘t see any, book the tour again free of charge on another night Journey back to Reykjavik, where the tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Umferðarmiðstöðin BSÍ, Iceland, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bus Fare
  • Professional Local Guidance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pickup from hotels
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers with young children are advised to take the 20:00 departure which is available from 15 October through 14 March 2020.
  • This tour depends on weather and sightings are not guaranteed. The tour may be cancelled on the day if the weather is poor
  • Remember to dress warmly
  • No pickups from hotels
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Indicated return times can vary.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Colin A wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
We went on the tour 16.03.2020 and saw very little as the clouds obscured the sky. When this happens you are invited to re-book the tour for free. We did so for the 18.03.2020. It snowed that morning but was a clear sky by midnight. We arrived at 11.15pm but the show really
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from RE-TEAM, Customer Service at Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Dear traveler Thank you for your kind words about our northern lights excursion. We are pleased that you were satisfied with our tour arrangements and that you enjoyed the lights. We hope that you had a great time in Iceland Best Regards Team Reykjavik Excursions
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andreiacsalgador2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom3 contributions
Very good guide and show us a really good spot for the northern lights. I saw the amazing dancing in the sky. Was amazing
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Date of experience: March 2020
Beate wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
The Tour Guide was very Good and the Spot for seeing the lights Perfect. On the way back we got an additional stop because the driver had seen some great lights.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Julia H wrote a review Mar 2020
Aylesbury, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
A fab experience and lucky enough to see the lights as driver stopped when on our way home so didn't get back till 2am - best night ever.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Linda H. wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois23 contributions4 helpful votes
I saw another post that was done for Saturday March 14th and how horrible of an experience they had. I was on a separate bus (I believe there were 4 large busses) but still had an awful time. We were put on the us at 9 pm and got the speech about how its "never guaranteed" that
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RE-TEAM, Customer Service at Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 18 Apr 2020
Dear Linda Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are truly sorry about the fact that you did not enjoy our services on the tour. We try our very best to predict the activity of the lights and we do have specialists that estimate the activity as accurately as possible. All employees go through thorough training for the excursions, therefore we are extremely sorry if their behavior was unpleasant and which we take very seriously. Therefore we kindly ask you to send our Quality Manager Helga B. Jónsdóttir a detailed description of events, so we can assist you accordingly. We hope that you enjoyed your stay in Iceland Best Regards Team Reykjavik Excursions
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About the operator

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Maureen S
Cancelled trip - immediate refund
We didn't take the transfer, as we had to postpone our trip due to Covid 19. We were a bit concerned as we had boo
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Ride not taken - refund request made last June
Never took the ride as my tour was cancelled. Haven't heard back from you regarding my refund!!!! Hope that all i
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Flybus - Hotel to Airport
Bus never picked us up and we did not receive a refund as they said they were there. My wife and I waited outside
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Great golden circle tour!
It was great experience again with golden circle tour! I booked this tour so late so I was not able to booked a pic
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The standard tourist circuit plus a tomato greenhouse
This is the classic tour of Icelandic sights within a day tour from Reykjavik, with the unusual addition of a tomat
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Excellent tour with a great guide
Albert was an excellent tour guide, the trip was lovely. The tomato farm was especially interesting as I had never
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We will drive in 10-15 minutes (or after an hour)
Bustransfer from the airport to Reykjavík. We arrived just after midnight and the busdriver said - I will drive aro
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A very good choice, just go for it
Golden Circle Day Trip is a good way to see amazing sights like: Fridheimar, Strokur the geysir, Gullfoss and Thin
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Must do thing
If you are visiting Iceland you cant ignore golden circle tour, whether through travel company or driving your own
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Easy and convenient airport transport
Flybus is an easy and convenient transport option with many convenient drop off points near hotels in the city.
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No quibbles refund
Thank you Reykjavík Excursions for giving me a no-quibbles full refund on the Flybus Airport Transfer tickets I had
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Transport early in The morming
Sorry to give you a bad review, but hardly didn’t catch my flight. At the homepage you said it would take 45 minute
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Really good and convenient
That's a good option for those who don't wanna have to file for bankruptcy after paying for a taxi. Not cheap but n
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Great customer service
Unfortunately I couldnt take my trip to Iceland but I am giving this experience top marks as it was a very easy and
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Nice and comforable
Nice crew. We felt safe with our seatbelt and good to be able to use the powersupply for our smartphones.
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