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Classic Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik with Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide provided by Reykjavik Sightseeing

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Classic Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik with Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide

Classic Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik with Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide
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Experience unrivaled wonder on a group tour to view the Aurora Borealis in Iceland. The excursion is perfect for travelers on a budget who value comfort and efficiency. During the journey from your hotel, learn about the Northern Lights through a detailed audio guide. You are always free to direct questions to your guide. At the viewing site, get inside photography tips and access to binoculars and tripods.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish, Dutch
Highlights
  • Visit an ideal site for spotting the Aurora Borealis
  • Get tips for photographing the Northern LIghts
  • Learn through a provided touchscreen audio guide
  • Relax in round-trip transportation from your hotel
What to expect
  • Following pickup at your Reykjavik hotel in the evening, board a bus to head out into the Arctic winter night. On the way to your destination, listen to an onboard audio guide in a choice of 10 languages. Learn about what causes this astral phenomenon and fee free to ask questions of your guides. Be sure to wear very warm clothing; heavy 'Aurora Jackets' are available for rental as well.  When you reach your destination, disembark and get a look at your surroundings. This landscape of pure white snow and ice is the best place to see the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights. Your guides have years of experience studying weather patterns and are excellent at predicting where and when the Northern Lights will appear. Get guidance on how to take the best photographs of this otherworldly phenomenon to ensure you walk away with great images.  At the end of your viewing session, head back to Reykjavik for drop-off back at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit an ideal site for spotting the Aurora Borealis
  • Get tips for photographing the Northern LIghts
  • Learn through a provided touchscreen audio guide
  • Relax in round-trip transportation from your hotel
What to expect
  • Following pickup at your Reykjavik hotel in the evening, board a bus to head out into the Arctic winter night. On the way to your destination, listen to an onboard audio guide in a choice of 10 languages. Learn about what causes this astral phenomenon and fee free to ask questions of your guides. Be sure to wear very warm clothing; heavy 'Aurora Jackets' are available for rental as well.  When you reach your destination, disembark and get a look at your surroundings. This landscape of pure white snow and ice is the best place to see the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights. Your guides have years of experience studying weather patterns and are excellent at predicting where and when the Northern Lights will appear. Get guidance on how to take the best photographs of this otherworldly phenomenon to ensure you walk away with great images.  At the end of your viewing session, head back to Reykjavik for drop-off back at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35149P3
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional northern lights guide
  • Touch screen audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
  • Use of astronomy binocular and camera tripods
  • Wi-fi and USB charger for each seat
  • Complimentary star map
  • 10% discount to the Aurora Reykjavík museum.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up starts 30 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready and on the lookout for a green Smartbus. As each driver sometimes has a few stops it can take up to 30 minutes to finish the pick-up so there is no need to worry if the bus is not there on the minute. We pick up from most hotels, hostels, and guesthouses. Please note that in the city center some area is restricted for buses and we can only stop at certain bus stops. Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. We suggest you select the nearest hotel address or bus stop and request the pick-up from there.
  • Bus Hostel Reykjavik, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland The tour will start from Reykjavik Terminal. Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time. Hotel pickups are operated by SmartBus™ - for hotel pick ups we kindly ask you to be ready outside your accommodation or at the nearest bus stop 30 minutes before departure time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Audio guide available in: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional northern lights guide
  • Touch screen audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
  • Use of astronomy binocular and camera tripods
  • Wi-fi and USB charger for each seat
  • Complimentary star map
  • 10% discount to the Aurora Reykjavík museum.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up starts 30 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready and on the lookout for a green Smartbus. As each driver sometimes has a few stops it can take up to 30 minutes to finish the pick-up so there is no need to worry if the bus is not there on the minute. We pick up from most hotels, hostels, and guesthouses. Please note that in the city center some area is restricted for buses and we can only stop at certain bus stops. Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. We suggest you select the nearest hotel address or bus stop and request the pick-up from there.
  • Bus Hostel Reykjavik, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland The tour will start from Reykjavik Terminal. Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time. Hotel pickups are operated by SmartBus™ - for hotel pick ups we kindly ask you to be ready outside your accommodation or at the nearest bus stop 30 minutes before departure time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Audio guide available in: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

3.5
95 reviews
Excellent
43
Very good
16
Average
3
Poor
13
Terrible
20

edelchuanico
3 contributions
Northern Lights Tour
Dec 2019
Thank you for i had a wonderful time in Iceland. There's no boring moment i could say as all your staff knows how to make people feel happy and satisfied. They are funny, kind, friendly and with beautiful soul and so i am one satisfied traveler in your beautiful country. Thank you very much.
Written 20 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

petedawn902
Birmingham, UK8 contributions
Driver "forgot to pick us up"
Mar 2020
After two earlier tours were cancelled due to weather conditions (which I totally understand) we were booked on one for the last night of our holiday. Weather conditions were very good so we were obviously really looking forward to it. Pick up from our hotel was from 8pm (you had to be ready one hour before the scheduled time) and I was in the foyer from 7.50pm. There were 2 groups of 2 people waiting at the hotel for the pickup. By 8.45 we were getting concerned so I called the company eventually getting through to someone who said the driver "had forgotten to pick us up". He was not interested in resolving the problem, and kept saying it was too late to even send a taxi as the coach was about to leave. Eventually he said the coach had left so that was that.

When I got back home I emailed the company for a refund. I was told that the driver had been at the hotel a few minutes early but had driven off without collecting us. Firstly I do not accept this because I was in the foyer 10 minutes before 8pm and no bus arrived. There is a car park at the front of the hotel so it is not possible to miss when a vehicle comes to the hotel. Secondly, all drivers/ guides who came to collect people from the hotel would come inside to get people if they had not already gone outside to meet the bus, so if the driver had travelled to collect passengers, why would he then drive off without collecting them?

My feeling is that the coaches were over-subscribed due to previous tour cancellations and that the company didn't allocate seats correctly. I've read in other reviews that people said their names weren't on the list but they were put on the coach, which was full. How can this be when there are already seats allocated to people like me and the other 3 people waiting at the hotel to be collected?

The only thing is that I eventually got a refund from secret escapes (not from Reykjavic Sightseeing). It's a once in a lifetime trip to Iceland and we had great trips with other tour companies and it was spoiled by this situation. I wish we had been booked with one of the better companies because this company's behaviour was totally unacceptable.
Written 17 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

blackchina
Greater London, UK2 contributions
Under the circumstances
Mar 2020
Despite the circumstances the tour operator went ahead with the tour. We were kept up to date on cancellation and rescheduling was easy. Big up Iceland for the fantastic organisation..
Written 24 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

marymcrios
1 contribution
Great View of Northern Lights
Mar 2020 • Family
Overall we had a great view of the northern lights but the experience was not as listed. There was no wifi on the bus during the travel to and from the location, which was a major selling point. We also received little information from our guide during the ride. That said, being able to see the Aurora Borealis made the bucket list experience worth it.
Written 23 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Georgina L
Brentwood, UK9 contributions
Good photographs but that’s about it
Mar 2020
We travelled around 20-30 mins out of Reykjavík to what can only be described as an off road parking spot where there were around 4 other coaches waiting to try see the lights. We did not ’hunt’ for the best spot or anything. The reason I booked this tour was to at least do star gazing so if the lights didn’t appear it wouldn’t be a complete waste of time, but there was no star gazing whatsoever and certainly no ‘telescope’. The only positive was the guide was pleasant and they offered to take some nice photos which they spent time doing.
Written 23 March 2020
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Jenny B
1 contribution
Great expedition !!!
Mar 2020
Thor was our guide and driver who was excellent. Nothing was too hard for him. Great sense of humor. Went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. I have a bad knee so he put on my Krampon on my shoe for me every time without a complaint. Took us to great places. Itinerary was terrific. So many places covered in such a small amount of time but it wasn't rushed or too hard. Plenty of time at every venue. Really went out of his way to make sure we all had a great time. Loved his stories especially the one about marshmallows. Thanks Thor for a great experience
Written 18 March 2020
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529958728
1 contribution
complaint
Mar 2020
I am a tourist from China named Tianrui Su, I booked your company's Northen Light tour, Sun 8.Mar’20 @ 21:00 (RSS-T14462864).

My friends and I arrived at the Bus Station 8 at 8:35. At that time, there were many buses at the station. We couldn’t tell which one was the tour we booked. Before I could get on the bus, a few buses had already driven away. At that time, I realized that I might miss the bus that was supposed to pick us up. I immediately dialed your company's phone number, but unfortunately I called several times and no one answered the call.

Since we were not sure if we missed the bus, my friend and I were waiting in the cold wind. At 8:55, when I called your company for the eighth time, a staff member finally answered the phone. He told me that we had missed the bus and that he was not responsible for handling customer complaints. He told us that the driver arrived at the Bus Station 8 at 8:35 (we were already waiting at the station at that time), as a customer, we had to find the bus ourselves, and it’s our fault that we couldn’t get on the bus, which caused us to miss the trip and he could not provide us with a solution and we cannot get a refund. The next morning, I personally came to the front desk of your company to try to fix the problem. The response from the staff was: He couldn't solve the problem for us, and all the after-sales problems of your company could not be solved face to face. I must write a email. Therefore, I hope to express my dissatisfaction with your company's service through this email and request a refund. My dissatisfaction with your company's service are as follows:

1. According to your company staff, the driver arrived at the station at 8:35 and I was not late. When the driver arrived at the bus stop, he did not give us enough time to identify the bus, and confirmed that all passengers are on the bus. He got off the platform so quickly that we can not find the right bus and get on. I'm not late, and I think the driver should be responsible for that.
2. I have booked 4 tours in Ice land before March 8th. After each driver arrives at the station, they will get off the car and read a passenger list to confirm that the passengers get on the bus. If your still think your company's driver has fulfilled his duties, please show me the service policies of your company and tell me that it is my duty to “find the bus by ourselves” as your stuff told me.
3. Even if I missed the bus for my own reasons, I left my
Written 17 March 2020
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Judieukie
1 contribution
Excellent activity!
Mar 2020
Our guide was experienced and helpful. We saw the lights....! We were lucky and our guide Dennis took beautiful photos of us w his nice camera showing all the colors.
Written 15 March 2020
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beth861
1 contribution
total bust
Mar 2020
Expensive and we didn't see anything..It would of been cheaper to rent a car and drive out to the country side.
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

L H
Edinburgh, UK7 contributions
God trip despite no show
Mar 2020
Didn’t see the lights but it was still worth the trip. Andre our guide was entertaining and informative and it was quite an experience to be out in the freezing cold in the middle of nowhere with great hopes of seeing the lights.
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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