Northern Lights & Stars

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

In this Northern Lights & Stars Tour you will experience the essence of the Icelandic Winter. You will be taken to the best place to see Northern Lights away from the city lights. You will also get the chance to go stargazing under the magical Icelandic sky.

The Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis) are often the main reason for people visiting Iceland during the wintertime. The Auroras are a magnificent phenomenon, and a must see if you are traveling in Iceland during winter. In addition to the Aurora Borealis hunt, this tour is great for watching the stars, with free use of astronomical binoculars to view the moon and countless stars. Your 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 helpful. The guides also have decades of experience in analyzing the Northern Lights forecast. Therefore, the tour will not depart unless there is a good chance of sightings of the auroras, resulting in high success ratio.

The free use of camera tripods and astronomical binoculars, will enable you to make the most of your Northern Lights & Stargazing tour.

Tour highlights

  • Experience the phenomenal Northern Lights
  • Get local knowledge from an expert guide
  • Watch the stars and moon with binoculars provided
  • Don’t miss out on the magical aurora borealis in the Icelandic sky


  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik
  • Knowledgeable Northern Lights and Stars guide
  • Free use of astronomy binoculars and free use of camera tripod
  • Full refund if the tour is cancelled due to a poor Northern Lights forecast

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 good. In the case of non-sightings, you can return 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. It is therefore recommended to dress in warm and waterproof clothing, hats, gloves and sturdy walking boots. It is also possible to rent warm jackets and winter boots on the tour.

It is recommended to bring your own headphones for the in-bus audio guide. This is offered in 10 different languages during the bus ride. Headphones can also be purchased during the tour.


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