Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

4 hr

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Stop At: Aurora Reykjavik, Grandagardur 2 aurora Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Hemisphere, are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere.

The locations visited are different from day to day as we head in the direction with the most chances of seeing...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Aurora Reykjavik, Grandagardur 2 aurora Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Hemisphere, are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere.

The locations visited are different from day to day as 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.

Booking this Northern Lights tour also gives you a free ticket to visit the Aurora Museum in Reykjavik, Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík. The free entrance is only valid on the day you join the tour, from the time we announce whether the tour is ON (by email and on our website). 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.

Join us for a night of adventure and wonder in the Icelandic countryside! Be sure to be dressed up accordingly: warm, wind and waterproof clothing and footwear.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Aurora Reykjavik
  • WiFi on board
Not Included
  • Dinner
Departure Point
Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes so please wait at your pickup location from the time written on your ticket.

More locations we do offer pickup service from:
- Subway at the former Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Hringbraut 119
- Burgerjoint (Hamborgarabullan), Geirsgata 1
- Gamli Gardur, Hringbraut 29
- BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 (front / taxi side)

Many accommodations in central Reykjavik are redirected to official "Tour Bus Stops" from which we also offer pickup:
- Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491)
- Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547)
- Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296)
- Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296)
- Tour Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894)
- Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425)
- Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973)
- Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289)
- Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414)
- Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228)
- Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866)

Free pickup location:
- Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

Ports

  • Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavik


Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Booking this Northern Lights tour also gives you a free ticket to visit the Aurora Museum in Reykjavik, Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík. The free entrance is only valid on the day you join the tour, from the time we announce whether the tour is ON (by email and on our website). 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4
/5
Based on 17 reviews

Reviewed: March 3, 2020

Laura M

We were lucky enough to see the lights on the last night of our trip! The tour bus picked us up, and dropped us off, right out the front of our hotel. We drove south and saw the lights right as we pulled up! The tour guide was super friendly and informative, and provided us all with hot chocolate whilst we observed the colours in the sky. Unfortunately my camera didn't pick up the best images (the guide does tell you how to set your camera on the drive there, I just have an old camera!) so I contacted the company the next day and I was sent some amazing photos taken by the guide, which was a really nice touch. I'd highly recommend this company ☺️


Reviewed: February 28, 2020

Stevejb4u

Absolutely amazing experience to witness at first we only saw faint glimpses of the lights then they went..... So we then enjoyed some warmth round a small fire the guide had set up for us and enjoyed some hot chocolate and icelandic chocolate 😋
Then as most people started boarding and the guide had packed everything away he came back on board saying "we might wanna get off again"

Boy they were dancing around and above us green waves were in the black sky
We were blessed book on your first night so can reschedule if don't get lucky the first time. We travelled out of Reykjavík probably about an hour out in to the wilderness and yes cold night but the buzz was amazing
The guide was excellent in facts and stories he told

Book it asap you won't regret it


Reviewed: February 19, 2020

shub06

Went our two nights in a row but unlucky us, we didn’t see the northern lights. KPI was 2 on both nights. First night our guide was brilliant. She took us to the national park and it was completely dark. Though there were no northern lights, we were awed by the bright stars and star gazed, even saw a few shooting stars. End of the night, the driver dropped us to our designated hotels (as we paid for this service).

On the second night, the guide was AWFUL! Firstly, we went to 2 locations and they were both in a bright lit place! You could barely see the sky because there was too much light around. Secondly, the driver was doing the headcount, the guide was reading out poems in Icelandic. She didn’t bother translating them or telling the passengers what the poem was about, which we found odd. Lastly, the driver didn’t stop at our hotel, just drive off. My husband went up and asked whether he will be going back to drop us, to which the driver said “no we passed it so you get off here and just walk”... at 1am my husband and I had to walk approx 15 mins to our hotel when we had paid for the hotel pick up and drop off service! The guide was supposed to tell the driver which hotels we were stopping off at but the guide was oblivious herself. Second night was AWFUL!!


Reviewed: February 14, 2020

Simarjot K

Even though it was veryyyyyyyyyy cold, it was an amazing experience. The guide and the driver both were really informative. They tried there best to make this experience worth. The guide took us outside to a location where the chances of seeing the northern lights were maximum. We did get to see a very faint one, but it was still a great experience. On top of this, in this cold weather, we were provided with hot chocolate, Icelandic cookies and worth mentioning fermented shark. If this is your first time to see northern lights, then you should definitely take this tour.


Reviewed: February 13, 2020

Adam R

It was a very nice time. Unfortunately it got cloudy so we were not able to see the northern lights. It was a beautiful sky and saw many stars and the milky way though. We are allowed to book another northern lights tour for free which is very nice. Tour guide was very informative and talked about various myths and histories of the country which made the experience quite enjoyable.