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  2. Capital Region
  3. Reykjavik
  4. Day Trips

Reykjavik: Northern Lights Small Group Tour

Product ID: 172423
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Go on a hunt for the best vantage point to view the fantastic Northern Lights in a small group, and visit the Aurora Reykjavik Museum. Learn about the physics behind the Northern Lights and how to best photograph them before snapping some amazing photos.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Free hotel and bus stop pickup in Reykjavik city is included. Pickup begins 30 minutes before tour departure time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get an introduction to the Northern Lights at Aurora Reykjavik Museum
  • Go hunting for the Northern Lights with a professional guide
  • Stargaze under the Arctic night sky
  • Have a unique experience away from the crowds of the city
Full description
On this tour from Reykjavik, you and your small group will focus on finding the perfect location to witness the magic of the Northern Lights and the dark Arctic sky. The Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) are a natural phenomenon visible only in the Norther Hemisphere. Going into the dark and frozen winter night to observe this unbelievable display of color, light and texture is like waking up in a fairy tale, full of mystery and magic.
 
You will begin your tour by being picked up from your accommodation, or meeting your group at the fantastic Aurora Reykjavik Museum. Begin your Northern Lights hunt with a tour through the museum and get an introduction to the physics behind this phenomenon and how best to photograph it.

After the tour of the museum, you’ll drive out to the countryside or up to the mountains, away from the electric glow and sounds of the city. You’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful night sky from the best possible vantage point the weather can offer.
Includes
  • Fully guided tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Aurora Reykjavik Museum
  • Hot chocolate and treats during the tour
  • Pick-up and drop off in Reykjavik City (if option selected)
  • Second departure on Northern Lights Bus if no sighting on tour

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The lights are a natural phenomenon and beyond human control, they are visible in Iceland from late August through April but visibility is subject to light activity and cloud coverage
• Sightings are not guaranteed even when the tour is operated, in case of no sightings, customers will be offered a complimentary second departure on a Northern Lights Bus Tour
• You can rent a DSLR camera and tripod for your Northern Light hunt at Aurora Reykjavik Museum, bring your own SD card or buy it at the museum
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.1 / 5
based on 22 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.8/5

Organized by

Saga Travel GeoIceland

Product ID: 172423