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4-Hour Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Reykjavík

By: EastWest
  • 4-hour Northern Lights small-group tour from Reykjavík
  • Visit Northern Lights viewing spots in the countryside around Reykjavík
  • Maximize your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis with the help of an expert guide
4-Hour Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Reykjavík
From US$92.80
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4-Hour Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Reykjavík
From US$92.80
Watching the Northern Lights is top of the bucket list for many visitors to Iceland and this 4-hour evening tour from Reykjavík will maximize your chances of catching nature’s dazzling lightshow. Venture out into the countryside after dark, stop at remote viewpoints according to the Aurora forecast, and tuck into Icelandic pastries and hot chocolate as you wait for the Lights to make an appearance.
What to Expect
First off, you will start your hunt for the Northern Lights with a bit of planning via the Aurora forecast and start your exploration by heading in that direction. You might drive for up to one hour to a good spot and perhaps wait for the lights. At this point, take out the hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries. Also have Icelandic wool blankets on board the minibus to keep you warm while standing outside.
There may be the decision of changing spots, by interacting with other locals as there are many different people outside looking for lights every night. This is of course done to increase the possibilities of finding some Northern Lights. If not, you get to try again upon your availability or the next good forecast.  
By traveling in a minibus you get the qualities of a smaller group of no more than 16 people, as crowds are being avoided for the best spot available.
Reviews (17)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
best tour guide "save the night"!

we waited near the hotel pick up area, indoor. after a while, our guide, Maurizio Tan, shows up with the hotel staff as he was parked on the other end of the building and proceed to come and find us in person when he did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ericainnyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Good tour but didn't see the Northern Lights

The tour was very well organised and it was great in just a small group of 13. You all get a chance to chat with each other which in itself is interesting as everybody was from a different country. Tour guide was very informative and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheBatchelors
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Excellent guide & fun trip

We booked this tour because we wanted a smaller group. I would say there were probably 15-20 people on the bus. A little larger than I would consider a small group, but it worked out OK. Sven, our guide, is hilarious! He entertained us with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PatriceD97341
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Northern Lights in October

I was looking forward to this tour, as it was described as a small group, with blankets and hot chocolate in search for the northern lights. The tour had to be re-schedule twice due to the weather conditions, EastWest were very good at communicating this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charlie G
Reviewed 14 October 2018
Northern Lights in October

Booked the first night we arrived and lucked out with several hours of great viewing of the Northern Lights. Our tour guide, Svava, was excellent!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank awillj-dallas
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6 July 2018|
Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
I believe Nov - March is best - but check with tour operator direct?