Northern Lights & Stargazing

23. Aug - 25. Apr Daily About 3 hours Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik Very easy

Prepare for a magical Nothern Lights and Stargazing experience that perfectly encapsulates the essence of the Icelandic Winter.

We’ll whisk you away far from the bright city lights that pollute the sky, where our expert Northern Lights guides will find the perfect viewing location (which varies day-to-day depending on weather conditions). The commute can be anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes outside of the city to guarantee the very best visibility.

The Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis) are Iceland’s main attraction during the cold winter months. The Auroras are a magnificent phenomenon, and an absolute must-see for every traveler.  In addition to the Aurora Borealis hunt, this tour is ideal for stargazing, we’ll provide you with of astronomical binoculars to view the moon and countless twinkling stars free of charge. Your specialist guide will assist you in pinpointing specific stars and constellations in the sky, using the provided star map.

The tour is guided by specially trained Northern Lights guides, who are both knowledgeable and always happy to help, just ask! Our guides have decades of experience in analyzing the Northern Lights forecast. Therefore, the tour will not depart unless there is a high chance of auroras, resulting in a high success ratio. But not to worry, if our hunt is unsuccessful our guides will provided instructions so you can re-book the tour, on the house.

Tour highlights

  • Witness the phenomenal Northern Lights
  • Get local knowledge from an expert guide
  • Stargaze with binoculars provided
  • Get tips and tricks to take the best possible aurora photograph

Included

  • Audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish)
  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik
  • Assistance and guidance in camera set-up
  • Knowledgeable and professional Northern Lights guide
  • Complementary WiFi and USB charging ports on board
  • Astronomy binoculars and use of camera tripod

Good to know

  • Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.
  • Departures are dependent on weather and the tour will only take place if the Northern Lights forecast is favorable. In the case of non-sightings, you can re-book at a later date for free.
  • The weather in Iceland is unpredictable and to see the Northern Lights you may have to stand outside for some time. Please remember to wear water- and windproof clothing (including shoes) that will keep you warm and dry.
  • We recommend bringing thermal layers, a winter hat, scarf, gloves, and warm socks as well.
  • Be advised,  you will need to bring your own headphones for the in-bus audio guide if you do not wish to purchase them on the tour.
  • Children under 12yrs ride free.
  • If you’re unsuccessful in seeing the Northern Lights you can re-book the tour free of charge.

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