For many, the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights is the reason for visiting Iceland in winter. This can easily be understood, since the Auroras are both wonderfully mysterious and magical. In addition to it excellent record for frequent sightings of the Northern Lights, Iceland offers some of the best conditions for seeing stars, as the air is pure and the light pollution is minimal in this sparsely populated land.
You are about to embark on a mission to see the Northern Lights, which are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful celestial displaysfound in nature. But up there, there are many other cosmic wonders waiting to be discovered. All you need to do is gaze skywards into theArctic night canopy to explore the magic of countless stars and the moon itself.
The tour not only sets out to find the legendary and mesmerisingNorthern Lights, we also use the opportunity to pinpoint some of theconstellations in the sky. We learn what they are and what they have represented to our ancestors and to different cultures throughout time. Our host will assist you in finding the most-known constellations and stars, and answer any questions you might have. Do you for example know where Jupiter is?
We depart from Reykjavík, where you will step on board our brand new bus fleet. On board you will find a USB charger and free WiFi.
There are a few factors that determine whether or not seeing theAurora Borelis is possible, and we´re experts in reckoning our chances of seeing them. This means we have a high success rate, and we do not go out unless we feel the odds are well in our favour.
In order to find the Northern Lights you need two things: patienceand warm clothing. If by chance you didn´t bring a warm jacket, no worries. We´ve thoughtfully brought along ultra warm “Aurora Jackets’’ for rent on our tours. In fact we´re the only operator to do so.
Price & Availability: See booking window on right. Teenagers 12-15 years: 50% Discount & children 0-11 years old free. From 28 August to 30 September & 1 April to 15 April at 22:00. From 1 October to 31 March, every day at 21:00. Departures are highly dependant on weather. Min: No minimum number of participants. Age limit: No age limit In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board. Duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Free tour pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
Knowledgeable Northern Lights & Stars guide
Free use of astronomy binoculars on every tour
Free star map to learn about the sky above you, at that specific time in the year.
Learn the basics of Northern Lights photography on our smart tablets.
Free use of camera tripods, every tour has tripods that fit almost any camera or phone
Northern Lights Guarantee – see the lights or come again for free!
Free Wi-Fi and USB charger for each seat
In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
What do I need to bring?
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise we sell earphones on the bus.
Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.