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First off, you will start your hunt for the Northern Lights with a bit of planning via the Aurora forecast and start your exploration by heading in that direction. You might drive for up to one hour to a good spot and perhaps wait for the lights. At this point, take out the hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries. Also have Icelandic wool blankets on board the minibus to keep you warm while standing outside.

There may be the decision of changing spots, by interacting with other locals as there are many different people outside looking for lights every night. This is of course done to increase the possibilities of finding some Northern Lights. If not, you get to try again upon your availability or the next good forecast.  

By traveling in a minibus you get the qualities of a smaller group of no more than 16 people, as crowds are being avoided for the best spot available.

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Watching the Northern Lights is top of the bucket list for many visitors to Iceland and this 4-hour evening tour from Reykjavík will maximize your chances of catching nature’s dazzling lightshow. Venture out into the countryside after dark, stop at remote viewpoints according to the Aurora forecast, and tuck into Icelandic pastries and hot chocolate as you wait for the Lights to make an appearance.
  • 4-hour Northern Lights small-group tour from Reykjavík
  • Visit Northern Lights viewing spots in the countryside around Reykjavík
  • Maximize your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis with the help of an expert guide
  • Warm up with hot chocolate and tasty pastries while you wait
  • Small-group limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience
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Reviewed 26 March 2018
Superb Northern Lights Experience - Small Group / Minibus is best!

We were picked up promptly from near our hotel by a very friendly driver (Friday 23rd March) who told us about the Northern Lights and advised us that he was heading for a 2 hour break in the clouds due between 10 - 12pm to...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile
Excellent night

We booked for the Wednesday night but the tour was cancelled until Friday due to cloud cover. The company was very good at keeping us updated via email. We headed out on the Friday night with driver/guide Konne. He was a real nice chap and...More

1  Thank Dale O
Reviewed 30 January 2018

went out the first night did not see the lights but the guide was brilliant very knowledgeable and took a great deal of time helping us to find them. The hot chocolate and cake was welcome. Free second night after about an hour and a...More

2  Thank sandywoodruby
Reviewed 26 November 2017
The guide and location makes all the difference.

We were so looking forward to the possibility of seeing the Northern lights. Unfortunately, our guide had zero interest in educating us, getting us excited or in any way preparing us for what we might see. Instead, he suggested if we didn't see them that...More

Thank Kate H
East W, Owner at East West, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Hi Kate Thank you so much for your review. We take this matter seriously as it is totally not up to EastWest standards. Our ambition is to show our customers Iceland in a friendly and educational manner, and 99% percent of the time that is...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Dazzling Northern Lights and Gourmet Golden Circle Tour

These guys really know what they are doing. The possibility of northern lights was below 50%. They will not take you out unless they feel there is a good chance of success. And we were very lucky to see beautiful northern lights and hear the...More

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6 July 2018|
Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
I believe Nov - March is best - but check with tour operator direct?
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