From Reykjavik: The Original 3.5 Hour Northern Lights Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

From Reykjavik: The Original 3.5 Hour Northern Lights Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland
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From US$ 65.74 per person

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Search for the beautiful and mysterious Northern Lights on this exciting 4-hour tour from Reykjavik. Admire the magnificent phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis as the sky comes alive with lights.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait outside of your hotel or guesthouse for the pickup bus. Pickup starts 30 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Pickup in front of hotels in the city center is not possible, instead, you must wait at the nearest bus stop.


  • Admire nature’s own spectacular lightshow – the magnificent Northern Lights
  • Drive into Iceland’s countryside, far away from the city lights of Reykjavik
  • Watch as the Lights dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes
Full description
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.
  • Transfer by bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • WiFi onboard
  • Food and beverages

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • The activity provider cannot guarantee sightings even when the tour is operational. If the weather is bad, you will get a refund or be issued with an alternative tour date, free of charge
  • The activity provider reserves the right to cancel this tour if the evening sky is heavily clouded over or weather conditions are not favorable for a sighting. A decision is taken daily at 6:00 PM, at the latest, concerning whether the tour will take place or not. All hotels and booking agents in Reykjavik are informed by email about the decision so please contact the front desk of your hotel or contact the activity provider directly by email or phone
  • The discount for children and youths is a family discount, and applies to maximum of 2 children/youths per each full paying adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 434 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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When we arrived it was a little confusing to find the bus stop a google maps link would have helped. Also us and two other couples names weren’t on the list when onboarding and stood outside for 5 mins in - degree temp which felt like forever to be finally let on. All these minor things aside OLIVER and his driver were amazing. We saw the most amazing lights thanks to his patience and prompts and can’t thank him enough. The journey there was filled with amazing historical knowledge about Iceland which made the journey getting there more interesting. They kindly dropped everyone off to their hotels on the way back even though we didn’t have the hotel pick up option. A just with this group and operator. A special experience.

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March 26, 2023

The tour and the tour leader was great. However we did not see the Aurora, i felt all the time the tour guide try her best - always check the aurora apps and forecasts, make contact with her collagues what is the actual point. We went to Thingvellir, and wait and make night photos a lot The guide very nicely explain everything about aurora and how to make photos of it. Because we did not find the aurora (this is the mother natures fault!), we have possibility to book another tour with this ticket. We made it, and waiting for the good times and hope - all things will perfect to see... All in all i very recommend this tour. We enjoyed it.

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March 26, 2023

Guides prepared to stop when light were seen- we stopped twice for unscheduled photo opportunities. Parked up and waited for the lights. Although these were not on display, guides were engaging and informative about the northern lights and the star constellations that we could see.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 2017