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Made the very best of sighting the Northern Lights - an amazing trip!

Our family of 4 took the 9pm trip, sailing for some 1/2 an hour out from the harbour until being far enough away from the city lights to be able to see better into the clear sky. although moonlight was a factor not in our favour. The sea was calm and still. Luckily, we had a very experienced member of staff on board, who kept us well informed as to when the first signs of the elusive lights began to appear as a green effervescent glow quite low in the sky. After a while, as our eyes became accustomed to the conditions, we watched as the show dimmed and then reappeared. Although clear, the visibility appeared hazy meaning stars were barely visible and all attempts to photograph the phenomenon were to no avail. However, the Company did promise to post photos taken by their onboard photographer who had the necessary kit and set-up on their Facebook page, and also emailed them to us. These really did record what we had seen!! Thanks for one-off special which we will remember for ever.

Northern Lights by Boat in Reykjavik Reviewed by Christopher, 03/11/2017

Better one of the bus tour options for those staying in Reykjavik

The guides was the highlight of this tour. Anna was a genuinely nice woman and kept us entertained with her stories on the way to Thingvellir Park and back. Martha was very helpful with the camera settings, she is experienced on shooting aurora borealis and she is the one who made our photos possible :) The cafe was open and we were able to buy coffee, wine and snacks and use the toilets during the evening. Other than that, it’s a big bus tour and we were there with 10+ other buses therefore there’s nothing exceptional about it. The scenery was quite ordinary where we stopped compared to the authentic in fact amazing photos online. Whilst this combination does not give you the dream setting to watch this phenoma - I understand if you’d choose to spoil yourself and stay at a remote, authentic hotel somewhere outside Reykjavik - because we were staying in the city and there’s no guarantee you’ll see the lights, we went ahead with this tour and had a memorable experience. Thx!

The Lights were magical the journey to get there - stressful!

The last day of the holiday and the forecast was 6, we HAD to go! So we booked tickets for half 9 and went on the tour, the tour was PACKED and we went straight to the cafe from the Golden Cirlce tour, along with all the other 20 coaches, 200 people (no joke). The lights took their time (3 hours) and whilst waiting I was massively frustrated because In my head we were meant to be chasing the lights, not sitting waiting along with everyone! The sky clouded over and I thought we’d missed the chance... WHEN at 11pm they eventually showed, we forgot our frustrations and watched the magic for an hour - unforgettable expereince, nature in its purest form.

I am struck by such an awsome experience.

Thank you is a small word to appreciate what your staff has done for me. Reyjakvic excursion Northern lights tour - driver and guide both- please I want to out this on their record - blessings from the bottom of my heart, no money can be paid what humanity they have shown that day and I am indebted for my experience to them. I am already back in my country and they know who I am. If they wouldn’t have allowed me I would have been deprived of this opportunity/ experience -once in my lifetime. God bless them.

From Reykjavik: 3-5 Hour Northern Lights Mystery Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 03/18/2018

Good Northern Light display if you looked hard enough

We were picked up outside are hotel and driven by coach to a remote spot of the coast - about an hour and half journey. The destination was ruggedly beautiful but the Northern Lights didn't appear from nearly two hours (hardly the fault of the tour guides though). When we did see them they were very faint and seen better through the camera lens than our own eyes. A good experience nevertheless.