Join us as we journey out of the city of Reykjavik on a trip to see the elusive northern lights. Our premium version of this tour is run exclusively in small groups of no more than 17 people in a bus.
The Northern Lights (or aurora) are perhaps one of the most popular things that tourists come to Iceland to visit. This stunning light display occurs high in the upper atmosphere of the earth as a result of solarwinds colliding with the magnetic field of our planet.
Our Northern Lights team works hard throughout the day, checking on weather data in order to best predict a location where the lights should be clearly visible. The locations visited are different from day to day we head in the direction with the most chances of seeing Northern Lights. As this tour is weather dependent and sightings are not guaranteed you are welcome to join another Northern Lights tour free of charge.
Northern Lights tour
The Aurora Borealis, known commonly as the Northern Lights, is a naturally occuring light display that is commonly seen in high latitude locations.
These ethereal lights are formed when solar winds agitate the magnetic field of the earth, Ionising the particles and causing them to give off light which we see in the form of the wispy bands of colour across the night sky.
The auroras can form in a variety of colours depending on the altitude of the particles when they become ionised.
Starting off in the city, pick up is included in your price so you will be collected from either your accommodation or the nearest pick up point in Reykjavik. Just let us know where to get you and we will take care of the rest. Once all of our guests are accounted for then our northern lights hunt can begin.
Reykjavik has high level of light pollution, making it difficult for good viewings of the aurora. To overcome this issue we go out into the darker countryside to hunt for the lights. You will be joined by one of our experienced northern lights guide who will have loads of information to share with you.
With a little bit of luck you will find an amazing spot to view the Aurora borealis. With a maximum group size of 18, you can be assured of a much more intimate experience that is more flexible and spontaneous.
When you reach the location that your guide has selected as being the best point for a sighting then you will have some time to get out of the bus to see the lights. You will have plenty of time to take some photographs, If you are struggling then your guide should be able to help you setup your camera.
The duration of the tour is 3-4 hours.
Make sure to note down your pickup times and Departure Times. Pick up can take up to 30 minutes starting from the time on your ticket. Please wait at your hotel / guest house in this time span. We collect our guests with several mini buses, so please be aware that you may need to change busses at a meeting point before the tour begins!
Please note, children under the age of 8 are not permitted on this tour. For further information on travelling with young children click here
In case that you don’t see the Northern Lights, you can reschedule for free to BusTravel Iceland’s non-premium Northern Lights Bus Tour as much as you want until the beautiful Aurora is seen.
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