Seeing the northern lights weaving their way across the night sky is a captivating experience.
This Northern lights tour takes you out of Reykjavik city to the best places to see Northern lights swirling across the night sky in their fantastic shapes and colours.
Located under the "Auroral Oval," Iceland is one of the best places on earth to experience the beautiful and mysterious northern lights. Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) are most frequently seen around the North Pole, within an oval shaped region drawn around the Northern hemisphere called the "auroral oval." Iceland lies within this most active region meaning that the Northern lights are potentially visible from every place in Iceland.
In reality viewing conditions for Northern lights depend on many factors including geography, weather, the time of day and more. Crisp evenings with skies clear enough to see stars is a good indicator for auroral activity.
Operating Northern lights tours in Iceland for over 10 years has taught us a thing or two about this elusive phenomenon and how to decide where each trip should lead for best possibilities and viewing conditions.
This tour is guided in the following languages:
All year round:
If you don’t see the Northern Lights on this tour just contact our call centre (+354) 540 1313 and have one of our agents book you another Northern lights tour, which is free of charge.
A decision is taken daily latest at 18:00 whether the tour will be operated or not. All hotels and booking agents in Reykjavik are informed by email about our decision so please contact the front desk of your hotel, the tour desk or our sales office to find out whether we will be operating the tour. If your tour is cancelled, you can either reschedule for another night or get a refund.
Far from the city glow, be enthralled by the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Swirling across the sky in dramatic colors, they are a mesmerizing sight. Before each tour we check weather forecasts and these help us decide where we go to find the Northern Lights. However, the lights can only be seen on a clear night and so we reserve the right to cancel due to weather conditions. Note: We cannot guarantee sightings. In these cases we offer a second tour free of charge. Please call 540 1313 to book the second tour.