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Small-Group Deluxe Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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Ideal for travelers looking to spot the northern lights while traveling in comfort, this minivan tour takes you out of Reykjavik’s light pollution in search of the best places to witness the radiant spectacle. Along the way, get treated to a warm blanket, hot chocolate, and Icelandic pastries. Best of all, if you don’t spot the lights on your particular evening, you can book for another night free of charge.
  • Ideal for travelers looking for an adventure with a bit of comfort
  • Hunt for the northern lights in the comfort of a minibus 
  • Enjoy included hot chocolate, blankets, and Icelandic pastries 
  • A guide will find the best spots to view the lights 
  • Hear about the science and legends behind the phenomenon
  • Stress-free, round-trip transportation from Reykjavik
What to Expect
Begin your tour by meeting your driver and guide at the city-designated pickup spot. Settle into your climate-controlled minivan and head out as far from Reykjavik as possible. Your guide looks for clear skies and takes you to the best places to spot the northern lights. En route, listen to Icelandic folktales and learn about how the lights form when solar particles collide with Earth’s atmosphere. Drive through the dark countryside, stopping to stretch your legs and enjoy the view. With luck, observe the lights, and take photos with a supplied tripod if you’d like. Stay warm with a hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries. If you don’t spot anything, you can book the next trip for free. Afterward, make the return journey to Reykjavik for a drop-off near your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your Hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik (no pickup from private apartments or AirBnb) 
• City regulations do not allow us to pick up directly from hotels downtown. You will be asked to go to the nearest Pick-up place from ones listed here: www.busstop.is
• Should your pickup location be at a Bus Stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
Departure Time
9:00 PM
Return Details
You will be dropped off at your hotel or guesthouse or the nearest drop-off available.
  • Round tour on minibus with up to 18 passengers
  • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik
  • Professional guiding in English
  • Hot chocolate
  • Kleinurs (Icelandic doughnuts)
  • Blankets
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress appropriately: warm clothes, good shoes, hat and gloves, thick socks
  • There are no restroom facilities on board the bus and there might not be access to restroom during tour
  • Sightings can not be guaranteed as the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon.
  • We decide after 17:00 every day if conditions are favourable to operate the tour and post on our Facebook page and send an email to all major tour desk and hotel receptions if we are not going ahead with the tour.
  • If no Northern Lights are seen on your Deluxe tour you are welcome to join the Northern light Bus tour on another night for free. If no northern lights are seen for the second or third time we offer passengers a voucher for a free trip that is valid for three years. If you book a Northern Lights tour, but conditions do not allow us to run the tour during your stay, we refund the ticket in full.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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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It took 3 tries to finally see the Northern lights and I finally lucked out. I was in Iceland for 7 days. My initial trip was the deluxe tour with Fred Johnson. He was a fantastic guide with great sense of humor and knowledgeable regarding the phenomenon. Unfortunately we didn’t
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Excellent tour! We had a fantastic guide, Klaus, who made such a great effort to find the best lights on the night of our tour. We were lucky to have had a clear night and saw amazing lights. Hot chocolate, pastries and blankets were given to us during the tour to keep warm and
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We came to see the Northern lights over a 4 day stay. Each day around 4pm we were notified that the trip was canceled due to poor conditions. Conditions dont mean just clouds but also solar activity. This happened every day and we never got to go on this trip. While we were sad
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Response from Connector818278, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Johnthef for your nice review. We are happy that you appreciate the way how we communicated with you. We are sad that you didn't see the northern lights show but we wish you good luck in the future!
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Nice tour, good staff and very massive experience. Bring a good camera. iPhone 7 won't do the trick :).
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Response from Connector818278, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you 765sop for sharing your nice review! We are happy that we had you on our tour :)
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It is always unpredictable whether you see the northern lights, we were unlucky to see them only through the clouds - in all honesty I wouldn’t have said I saw anything but the guide claimed they were there. The guide tried for a while, but I got a sense he didn’t try that hard.
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Response from Connector818278, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you 762julia for sharing with us your experience. We promise that we will discuss your comments with our guide. We are sorry that you didn´t have luck with the lights. We wish you only good luck with lights in the future!
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Key Details
  • Sterna Travel Iceland
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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