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From Reykjavik: The Original 3.5 Hour Northern Lights Tour

1. From Reykjavik: The Original 3.5 Hour Northern Lights Tour

Join this mysterious trip on a dark winter’s night to search for the Northern Lights. This spectacular natural display can be witnessed at any time from the onset of the autumn darkness to the light nights of spring. Far from the glow of the city you will hunt for the magnificent Aurora Borealis – known as the Northern Lights. On a clear night you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes. The expert tour guides will always check the weather forecast around the south-western part of Iceland before the tour begins. Using their experience and intuition, the tour guide will decide where to lead your journey to have the best chance of spotting the Northern Lights.

From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Guided Tour with Photo Shoot

2. From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Guided Tour with Photo Shoot

Join this 16 people maximum tour, You will be picked up from either your hotel, guesthouse or bus stop starting 30 minutes before departure time (Please allow a thirty-minute window for everyone to be picked up) The journey will take us outside of the city limits away from any light pollution as the Northern Lights are harder to see from Reykjavík. To which location it is hard to say, it will depend on the cloud coverage and activity in the evening. The drive will be kept as short as possible and you might stop at several locations as the lights can be quite elusive and often it will be a waiting game for this beautiful phenomenon, which might be perfect while your guide sets up his camera for the free photoshoot of your group. On this journey we are going to offer you blankets, hot chocolate, and snacks.

Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Aurora Museum Guided Tour

3. Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Aurora Museum Guided Tour

Chase the Northern Lights across frozen landscapes and witness this unique phenomenon. With your experienced guide, scout out the best sights and visit the Aurora Reykjavik Museum. Begin your tour at the fantastic Aurora Reykjavik Museum. There, get an introduction to the physics behind the Northern Lights, and how to best photograph them. Next, drive to the lava fields outside Reykjavik and visit Aurora Basecamp. This newly built Northern Lights Observatory is the perfect place to witness the lights. The observatory also hosts an indoor real-time simulation of the Northern Lights in one of its domes. After the visit to the Observatory, go on a further hunt into the darkness of rural Iceland.

From Reykjavík: Spot the Northern Lights with Snacks & Drink

4. From Reykjavík: Spot the Northern Lights with Snacks & Drink

Discover the majesty of Iceland at night with this tour from Reykjavík. Listen to your guide tell you about the northern lights, stars, the geology of other planets, and the formation of the solar system as you gaze up at the night sky. Board a modified jeep that will allow you to go deep into the Icelandic wilderness where there is little light pollution. Find out how to use cloud cover maps and find a suitable location outside the light pollution of the city. Feel the exhilaration of venturing to secluded natural settings. See the northern lights dancing above you on nights when the conditions are right. Capture the serenity of this remote location with your camera with tips from your guide. Enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate and some typical Icelandic snacks in this tranquil natural setting.

From Reykjavík: Northern Lights Chase with Hot Chocolate

5. From Reykjavík: Northern Lights Chase with Hot Chocolate

Join this small-group adventure to hunt for the Northern Lights in a cozy minibus. Have the chance to witness amazing colors of green with hints of pinks. Strong displays may even have red, violet, and white colors. At the start of your night, you'll be picked up in Reykjavík and then drive out of the city lights. Your guide will take you to the best possible location for the Northern Lights that night. Enjoy your experience with delicious and freshly-made hot chocolate.

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What people are saying about Capital Region of Iceland

A magical experience, we were lucky to have good weather, clear skies, and see the northern lights which were very bright and colorful on that day. We had a great time and made really beautiful pictures. By the way, on the original day of booking, the northern lights didn't show up, so we were offered to take the same tour for free on the next available day with better weather and aurora forecast. So we came again. As a result, we were very satisfied with this tour :)

It was great experience. Firstly We doubted if we would get aurora, because in Reykyavik so cloudy and rain at the time. But when we went out from city center, it was clear sky with stars. We had to wait each 20-30 minutes to see but close to midnight there was a huge and beautiful aurora. We were so lucky. Thx Darren for guiding us :)

We were damn lucky. Weather great and therefore unforgettable impressions and photos. Northern lights deluxe! Guide Gisli and driver Dori - Nordic sober, but true magicians ^^. Tour took place on January 2nd, 2022.

Our guides found very good places where we saw the Northern Lights well. In order to be able to capture the Northern Lights ideally, the latest smartphones or a camera are an advantage

Mega! after a long wait and "freezing" we still had the opportunity to admire the great spectacle thanks for the help that we were allowed to experience it !!