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Small-Group Deluxe Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik provided by Sterna Travel Iceland

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Small-Group Deluxe Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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Ideal for travelers looking to spot the northern lights while traveling in comfort, this minivan tour takes you out of Reykjavik’s light pollution in search of the best places to witness the radiant spectacle. Along the way, get treated to a warm blanket, hot chocolate, and Icelandic pastries. Best of all, if you don’t spot the lights on your particular evening, you can book for another night free of charge.
  • Ideal for travelers looking for an adventure with a bit of comfort
  • Hunt for the northern lights in the comfort of a minibus 
  • Enjoy included hot chocolate, blankets, and Icelandic pastries 
  • A guide will find the best spots to view the lights 
  • Hear about the science and legends behind the phenomenon
  • Stress-free, round-trip transportation from Reykjavik
What to Expect
Begin your tour by meeting your driver and guide at the city-designated pickup spot. Settle into your climate-controlled minivan and head out as far from Reykjavik as possible. Your guide looks for clear skies and takes you to the best places to spot the northern lights. En route, listen to Icelandic folktales and learn about how the lights form when solar particles collide with Earth’s atmosphere. Drive through the dark countryside, stopping to stretch your legs and enjoy the view. With luck, observe the lights, and take photos with a supplied tripod if you’d like. Stay warm with a hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries. If you don’t spot anything, you can book the next trip for free. Afterward, make the return journey to Reykjavik for a drop-off near your hotel.
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Important Information
  • Round tour on minibus with up to 18 passengers
  • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik
  • Professional guiding in English
  • Hot chocolate
  • Kleinurs (Icelandic doughnuts)
  • Blankets
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress appropriately: warm clothes, good shoes, hat and gloves, thick socks
  • There are no restroom facilities on board the bus and there might not be access to restroom during tour
  • Sightings can not be guaranteed as the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon.
  • We decide after 17:00 every day if conditions are favourable to operate the tour and post on our Facebook page and send an email to all major tour desk and hotel receptions if we are not going ahead with the tour.
  • If no Northern Lights are seen on your Deluxe tour you are welcome to join the Northern light Bus tour on another night for free. If no northern lights are seen for the second or third time we offer passengers a voucher for a free trip that is valid for three years. If you book a Northern Lights tour, but conditions do not allow us to run the tour during your stay, we refund the ticket in full.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kayla wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
The tour bus for the excursion never even showed to pick us up, leaving us waiting in the cold for over an hour. I tried messaging them through tripadvisor as well as emailing them directly and never got a response from either. We called the tour company directly while waiting
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Date of experience: March 2020
Janet H wrote a review Mar 2020
Logan3 contributions3 helpful votes
No show or email or phone calls from this company we were informed they have gone bankrupt though still trying to clarify through Tripadvisor or the tour group hoping to be refunded don’t book with this company
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Date of experience: March 2020
Aasenjo wrote a review Mar 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida56 contributions16 helpful votes
Maria was funny friendly and knowledgeable . As a local she was full of facts and funny stories about Iceland. She taught us to read the Aurora forecast website and hunted around for the best viewing spot. It meant a couple of stops but we got to see the Aurora!
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daverowie wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions
Did the Northern lights tour last night. The guide/driver was a very pleasant lady but started the tour by stating she didn’t like doing this night time tour. We traveled for around 30/45 minutes looking for the lights. During this time the driver received frequent phone calls
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Date of experience: March 2020
Ioana T wrote a review Mar 2020
29 contributions4 helpful votes
Not sure what was so deluxe about the experience. I think the description of the activity said we get to hear facts and stories about northern lights. There was none of that. It was nice that it was a small group and we did get to see the northern lights. Our guide seemed
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Sterna Travel Iceland
Impossible to get in contact with the agency
We made a booking for bustickets. As our holiday got cancelled due to my wife’s prengancy, we wanted to cancel the
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Do not use Sterna Travel
Still waiting for a refund due to not being able to travel to Iceland on 19th March. Have rebooked for November but
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Not the Northern Lights fault
My group and I tried all week to see the northern lights but never did. So we went ahead and booked our tour throug
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Do not take this tour! We waited out side for our bus to pick us up! The company didn’t show in the time allocated
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Fab tour and well informed guide
Excellent tour with the very well informed guide and friendly driver. We felt safe and had a relaxed itinerary. Sta
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A great day out especially as the original provider had gone bust a couple of days before. Amazing scenery. Would h
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Unreliable + Poor Service
My trip was cancelled because the lights weren't out that night. This is very normal, but unfortunately the provide
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I find it funny where your ask me for the northern light experience now when it was cancelled yesterday and your c
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We saw a bit but was Amazing. The Tour people were excellent. Would definitely recommend others to go
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Unorganized Mess
So, we ended up having three different addresses for the take off location making it very confusing and driving aro
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Nice tour
The weather was a little chilly (March, kind of obvious). As long as you dress appropriately, you'll be fine. We to
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be ready to pay full price and get "something" for your money
We have booked the "beautiful south coast" tour. Let me just mention that our icelandic tour guide was fantastic, h
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The Trip That Didn't
The title says it all really. The first booking, we had an email at 4pm to say that the trip was not going ahead -
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No Lights Tonight
was enjoyable, very very cold and high chill factor but free booking the next night have to wait and see but its up
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Full Lights with excitable host
Booked this trip through trip advisor. Was cancelled on the Wednesday night but easily rearranged via email for the
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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