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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Bus

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US$ 44.19
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    What to Expect
    Dress warmly and begin your evening tour with pickup from your Reykjavik hotel. Hop inside your comfortable coach and leave the city for Iceland’s dark countryside.

    On route, listen as your guide shares background on the Northern Lights, otherwise called the Aurora Borealis. Learn how they appear when charged solar particles collide with the Earth’s atmosphere, and hear the legends associated with the spectacular natural phenomenon.

    As you travel, your guide will watch for any sign of the lights, and for the clear skies needed for sightings. It’s also important to be away from artificial lights, so your journey will take you far from Reykjavik, and towns and villages.

    Keep a lookout from your coach, and stop at viewpoints to see or look for the luminous ribbons. Step outside for the best views, and with luck, enjoy a sighting or two. Capture the lights on camera, and keep warm with delicious 'kleina' and cocoa.

    The exact tour duration depends on when and if the lights appear, and how long it takes to find clear skies. Then return to Reykjavik where your hunt ends with a drop-off close to your hotel.

    Please note: sightings of the Northern Lights are not guaranteed on this tour. If the lights are not seen, you will be given the option of joining the tour on another date, free of charge.
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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
    8:30 PM
    Return Details
    We offer drop-off at the original departure point.
    • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.
    • Professional guidance in English.
    • Hot chocolate.
    • There is no toilet on the bus and there might not be a toilet available during the tour.
    • Food.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Dress extremely well, preferably in layers. Bring a hat, gloves and wear thick socks.
    • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon. Sightings can not be guaranteed even if the tour is operated.
    • 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, we offer passengers to take the trip again for free. If no Northern Lights are seen, we offer passengers to take the trip again 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.
    • Please note that if the tour is cancelled or if you don't see any lights you must reschedule your tour by contacting the local operator directly - tours are not rescheduled automatically
    • 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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    Popular mentions
    Awful trip! We did not see the Northern lights, which I understand is not guaranteed and I would not judge the tour from this! Although, I do judge the tour for being nothing more than a transportation service - it is not a tour. Something should be put in place as an
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    We got very lucky with the weather conditions last night, despite the very bright moon. Fortunately we were able to see the lights at a couple of different spots, with the last one being the best. Unforgettable. The guide was lovely and very helpful to those who had cameras.
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    Eric was a great tour guide, giving us some additional information about some history as we were on the way to look for the lights. We got there in perfect timing where there were not many people around & the lights were just starting to show. After we had some delicious hot
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    Overall had a good experience but I’m not sure if I would call this a “tour” (it felt more like a transportation service because I don’t feel like our guide added much to the experience- nice guy but can’t say he added much). Having said that, it was super easy to find the
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    Response from Connector818278, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Bus
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Joanna, Thank you leaving us your review on Tripadvisor! We are very happy to read both the positive and critical words and would like to use this opportunity to improve our tours! I have already sent you a private message and rest assured - we will do our best to make up for an experience that was not entirely satisfactory! I am sad to hear that the tour did not go as expected, but I genuinely hope that your stay in Iceland was great otherwise and that you got to see the northern lights well despite somewhat scarce commentary! I also hope that my private message found you well and low-key cross my fingers to have you as our guest on yet another tour in the future! I am sending you my best regards from Iceland! Bestu kveðjur, Guest Relations Manager Sterna Travel
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    Our guide was fantastic she got all our cameras set up before we got off the bus so rather than trying to sort out our settings we could enjoy the lights. We were one of the first buses to arrive as Sterna monitor the forecast to get you to a location with the best chance of
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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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