Northern Lights Tour



Before you Go

Tours are suspended until further notice.

Visit Iceland and witness the mesmerising Northern Lights. Also known as Aurora Borealis, this beautiful display of colours that seemingly dance across the night sky are created by the interaction of particles from the sun with solar winds in the upper atmosphere. Reykjavik is the perfect place to witness this natural phenomenon between late August and April. Join the Northern Lights Tour to see nature's most spectacular light show.

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3.5 Hours Duration
Paper Voucher Required
Cancellation Policy


  • Daily departures from late August to mid-April
  • Witness this natural spectacle as the night sky is lit up with shades ranging from pink to green
  • No fixed route – the tour visits the best locations each day according to the weather conditions
  • If you don’t see the lights on the tour, you can re-book again for free
  • 3.5-hour guided tour in English


  • Coach transport
  • 3.5-hour guided tour with an English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up


Hunt for the mythical Northern Lights in Iceland on this 3.5-hour guided tour. You’ll board a comfortable coach and leave Reykjavik behind, heading away from the light pollution and out into the open Icelandic countryside in search of this natural phenomenon. On the way, your expert English-speaking guide will entertain you with fascinating facts about these magical lights.

How they are created is still not completely understood, but scientists do know it’s something to do with how particles from the sun interact with solar winds in the upper atmosphere. Named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek god of the cold north wind, Boreas, the Aurora Borealis are best seen from northern latitudes near the Arctic, making Reykjavik the perfect spot to see them.

In order to improve the chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis, the tour changes its route daily to visit the best locations according to the weather conditions. But don’t worry if you don’t see them on your tour, as you can re-book the tour again for free if nature decides not to treat you with its most spectacular light show.

Before you Go

Please note: when making the booking, please choose the time and date on which you would like to take the Northern Lights Tour.

General Information

  • Departure point: BSI Reykjavik Bus Terminal

  • Departure times:

  • 22:00 (25 August – 30 September & 15 March - 15 April)

  • 21:00 (1 October - 14 March)

  • No tours on 24th and 31st December

  • Duration: 3.5 hours (may vary due to road and weather conditions)

  • Please note: the tour is weather dependent. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon; therefore, sightings cannot be guaranteed

  • If you don’t see any lights on the tour, you can re-book again for free

  • The tour may be cancelled if the weather forecast is not good. If your tour is cancelled before you go, you can change your booking to another available date or ask for a full refund.

  • Warm clothes, waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended (bring a winter hat, scarf, mittens/gloves and warm socks for colder days)

  • Please note that the minimum age for this tour is 1 year old.


Cancellation Policy

All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing.

Supplied by

City Sightseeing Reykjavik
Reykjavik Excursions, Klettagardar 12
104, Reykjavik, Iceland