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Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

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Don't miss the opportunity to take a mysterious night trip to witness the famous Northern Lights, one of nature's most spectacular displays. Join us on a guided tour that takes you to optimal locations for Northern Lights sightings.
  • Book in advance to secure your spot on this popular Northern Lights tour
  • Save money with convenient pickup and drop-off at select meeting points
  • Get tips on how to set up your camera for the best photos of the lights
  • Your guide gets you in the spirit of this tour by sharing Icelandic myths
  • Guaranteed Northern Lights sighting or get a ticket to take the tour again
What to Expect
Hop aboard a comfortable coach bus and ride through the city toward Iceland’s countryside on the lookout for Aurora Borealis. On the way to the best viewing spots, your guide will tell you about the science behind the lights, as well as folklore surrounding them. Your guide will take you to some of the best places to see the Northern Lights in Iceland. The darker the night sky, the better the chances are to see this unique natural phenomenon. Your guide will also share tips for the best way to photograph the lights. At the end of your tour, you’ll head back to your departure point with some awesome photos and amazing memories.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
2: Bus stop #5 Harpa, Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
3: Gray Line Iceland HQ, Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland
4: Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavík, Iceland
5: Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up is offered from most hotels and guesthouses in the capital area upon request (if option is selected). Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, pickup may not be directly in front of hotel but rather at a nearby designated pickup point.
The "No pickup" does not include hotel pick-up, but complimentary pickup from the following locations is offered upon request for no extra charge, please be at meeting point 30 minutes prior to departure:
*Bus stop 5 - Harpan
*Bus stop 3 - Lækjartorg (Hard Rock Cafe)
*Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur
You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.

Skarfabakki cruise port, Miðbakki cruise port
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If the tour is cancelled due to weather, clients can re-book for another evening free of charge, or get a refund. If the tour goes ahead but no northern lights can be seen, clients can re-book for another evening free of charge but no refund is offered.
  • Passengers will be dropped off at their original pickup point or as close as possible.
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • It is important to dress appropriately for this tour, warm clothing is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Explained what we were likely to see and detail on how to set the camera to take the pictures of the lights. We went to the location with the best chance of seeing them but the clouds came and we had to move to another location and
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It took us two attempts to see the lights. Impressed by the service offered. Glad we bought the transfer from the hotel to the boat. Taking your own pictures of the lights is tricky but Special Tours provided photos on their website the next day.
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A chilly night looking up at the sky. Very atmospheric and beautiful scenery but alas, not the perfect conditions to see the lights. Maybe next time Northern lights....
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Response from GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you Lisa W for your feedback. The Northern Lights being a natural occurrence is never guaranteed to show on any given night. Very sorry that you were not able to reschedule this time around and use your complimentary tickets as these are given whenever the lights don´t show. I hope that you can visit us again in the next 2 years and join us again
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My friend and I went out the first night to see the lights with no success. We were so disappointed, but with Grayline if you do not get to see them you can rebook. We rebooked the next day for a later time for 9pm via their online chat. It was efficient and extremely quick! We
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Something special, cannot describe how amazing it was. Colours changed all the time. So thankful we were graced to see such a special event. Guide was amazing, so knowledgeable
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Response from GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you Sally-Ann H for your very positive review. Glad you got to see the Northern Lights in all its glory as we have been very lucky in recent days. Your comments are very much encouraging
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Key Details
  • Gray Line Iceland
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese, Spanish
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