Northern Lights Tour
Tours are suspended until further notice.
- 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.
Departure point: BSI Reykjavik Bus Terminal
8:00 p.m. (15th October to 28th February)
*Recommended for those travelling with young children
9:00 p.m. (1st October to 14th March)
10:00 p.m. (25th August to 30th September & 15th March to 15th April)
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 dependant. 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
Warm clothes, waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended (bring a winter hat, scarf, mittens/gloves and warm socks for colder days)
All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing.