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Small-Group Deluxe Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik - with unbiased reviews

Small-Group Deluxe Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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US$ 87.03
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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
  • 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ling C wrote a review 3 Dec
2 contributions
We had a great trip.Thanks for everything.It is really rare to see the northern lights that night.But we got all the luck and saw it in the end.It was my first time to see the northern light.And it is amazing.We are so lucky.My friends been to Iceland twice but didn’t see the
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Date of experience: December 2019
Burnley family wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
Gummy bear was fantastic! We drove to the Reykjavik peninsula and not only saw the lights but the peak too. We feel incredibly lucky to have seen this. Great service and knowledge, we would highly recommend. We are a family of five, travelling with our children aged 14,13 and
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Date of experience: November 2019
kyro298 wrote a review Nov 2019
16 contributions34 helpful votes
Completely different experience than the large bus tour (we did both). Feels far more personal, bus was comfortable, guide was knowledgeable and entertaining, they take you where the large buses can’t and there’s hot chocolate. :) Although we did not see lights, it was obviously
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EyePatchGirl wrote a review Nov 2019
61 contributions32 helpful votes
We were so privileged to actually witness the aurora on our trip but even if we hadn’t I would still give this trip five stars. Our guide Austice (please forgive spelling) explained the science behind the phenomenon on our journey out of Reykjavík. Our first stop just staring up
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Date of experience: November 2019
Alison Garcia wrote a review Nov 2019
82 contributions6 helpful votes
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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  • Sterna Travel Iceland
  • Duration: 4h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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