From Reykjavik: The Original 3.5 Hour Northern Lights Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

From Reykjavik: The Original 3.5 Hour Northern Lights Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland
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From US$ 41.94 per person

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Search for the beautiful and mysterious Northern Lights on this exciting 4-hour tour from Reykjavik. Admire the magnificent phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis as the sky comes alive with lights.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Join the tour from one of the following meeting points: Bus stop 6 - Safnahúsið Culture House and Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur.


  • Admire nature’s own spectacular lightshow – the magnificent Northern Lights
  • Drive into Iceland’s countryside, far away from the city lights of Reykjavik
  • Watch as the Lights dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes
Full description
Join this mysterious trip on a dark winter’s night to search for the Northern Lights. This spectacular natural display can be witnessed at any time from the onset of the autumn darkness to the light nights of spring. Far from the glow of the city you will hunt for the magnificent Aurora Borealis – known as the Northern Lights. On a clear night you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes. The expert tour guides will always check the weather forecast around the south-western part of Iceland before the tour begins. Using their experience and intuition, the tour guide will decide where to lead your journey to have the best chance of spotting the Northern Lights.
  • Transfer by bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • WiFi onboard
  • Food and beverages
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • The activity provider cannot guarantee sightings even when the tour is operational. If the weather is bad, you will get a refund or be issued with an alternative tour date, free of charge
  • The activity provider reserves the right to cancel this tour if the evening sky is heavily clouded over or weather conditions are not favorable for a sighting. A decision is taken daily at 6:00 PM, at the latest, concerning whether the tour will take place or not. All hotels and booking agents in Reykjavik are informed by email about the decision so please contact the front desk of your hotel or contact the activity provider directly by email or phone
  • The discount for children and youths is a family discount, and applies to maximum of 2 children/youths per each full paying adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 354 reviews

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We got picked up from bus stop 6. There was a full bus but transport was still comfortable and efficient. We travelled to a national park which took about an hour. On the journey the guide was good at providing information. When we arrived we didn’t have to wait long for the lights to appear and we were really lucky that we had a clear sky. Overall the trip was great, but it’s not guaranteed that you’re going to see the northern lights so it’s best to be prepared to wrap up warm and potentially wait for quite a long time. We only booked the tour the day before, once we knew which day would have the best weather on our holiday.

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September 26, 2022

The pick up point was not very clear they give a bus stop, while there are several bus stops with the same name. In fact the pick-up is in front of a hotel, why not just give the name of the hotel? We saw auroras. And the bus arrived 30 minutes before the other tourist buses, which allowed us to be quiet for a while. He left around midnight which makes an excursion of more than 4 hours in reality.

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February 22, 2022

A magical experience, we were lucky to have good weather, clear skies, and see the northern lights which were very bright and colorful on that day. We had a great time and made really beautiful pictures. By the way, on the original day of booking, the northern lights didn't show up, so we were offered to take the same tour for free on the next available day with better weather and aurora forecast. So we came again. As a result, we were very satisfied with this tour :)

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February 2, 2022

Product ID: 2017