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Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Northern Lights Bus

Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Northern Lights Bus
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From US$ 52.71 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 41 times yesterday

Experience one of the world’s great natural phenomena on a 4-hour evening bus tour of Iceland. Depart the bright lights of Reykjavik to search for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is included at selected hotels and guesthouses as well as authorized bus stops in the central areas of Reykjavik.

Experience

Highlights
  • See the light display of the Aurora Borealis
  • Escape the bright lights of Reykjavik for better views of the Northern Lights
  • Learn more about how and why the dancing lights occur
  • Free entrance to the Aurora Museum
Full description

Embark on an evening trip to see the Aurora Borealis. Hear fascinating facts about them from your guides, visit the Aurora Museum, and search to see the lights firsthand.

Depart the bright lights of Reykjavík city center to see the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Also known as the “Northern Lights,” it is one of the most spectacular shows during winter months. Head for wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. To get stunning views of the sky you will aim for areas with no artificial light.

Hear explanations of how the Aurora Borealis is caused as a result of the gaseous particles in the earth’s atmosphere colliding with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. Benefit from an itinerary that includes stops for you to go outside and take photographs. The locations visited differ from day to day, but you will head in the direction with the most chance of seeing Mother Nature at work.

As the tour is weather-dependent, and sightings are not guaranteed, you are also invited to join another Northern Lights tour free of charge if the lights don’t appear.  Explore the Northern Lights in the Aurora Museum. The Northern Lights tour includes a complimentary ticket for a self-guided visit to the museum in Reykjavik, valid on the day you join the tour, from the time you receive confirmation that the tour is on.

Includes
  • Evening trip to see the Aurora BorealisTransportation
  • Professional guide
  • Stops to take photos
  • Entry to the Aurora Museum (on the day of the tour only)
  • Free entry to another tour if the Northern Lights do not appear
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Please meet your guide at Bus Stop 12.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • Seeing the Northern Lights is not guaranteed even though the tour is operated. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and as part of nature, uncontrollable. The local partner does not offer refunds for customers that have joined the tour but instead offers you the chance to reschedule for free on the next tour that is operated. If you are leaving Iceland before the next scheduled tour, the local partner will offer you an open ticket for the next 3 years for when you come back to Iceland
    • This tour is not suitable for children younger than 8 years
    • Free entry to the Aurora Museum is only valid on the day you join the tour, from the time it is announced whether the tour is on. The entrance fees to the Aurora Reykjavik exhibition are complementary meaning that if you do not wish to go to the museum, there is no partial refund
    • Remember to dress warmly with multiple layers. You may spend long periods of time in cold winter conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 2467 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Safety
      4.5/5

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    Only letdown was having to contact them as they hadn’t appeared by 9pm. However there was a quick response advising delay. Would be good if they could have contacted us first. Excellent evening thanks to Roberta and Halle for a brilliant time although we didn’t see northern lights in first location, we had a spectacular view from second one. Thanks to Roberta for lesson on northern lights and I’m sure it was your hula hooping that made the lights appear! Thanks to Halle for getting us to brilliant location and for your commentary. I would recommend this tour.

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    December 3, 2022

    Our tour guide Daniel was brilliant! Although we only saw a very brief glimpse at the beginning of the tour he was determined for us to get a better look, we all even agreed to stay longer in the hopes we would! He was extremely friendly and approachable, helped us all get our cameras set to the right settings to take the best photos, and was extremely knowledgable about the lights! Unfortunately we did not have the time to book on another tour and get another chance however we really enjoyed the hunting experience!

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    December 2, 2022

    We got lucky enough that our first night in Reykjavík we had clear enough skies to get some absolutely breathtaking views of the northern lights. Our guide was smart about when and where to stop based on his knowledge of the weather formations and that yielded some great photos. Also the hot chocolate treat was super nice at the end. Make sure to go to the bathroom before leaving though as the bus was not really equipped with their on-bus bathroom (no toilet paper for women and/or hand sanitizer). Besides that it was great

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    December 1, 2022

    Product ID: 67019