Northern Lights Tour
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.
- 3-hour guided tour in English
- No fixed route – the tour visits the best locations each day according to the weather conditions
- Witness this natural spectacle as the night sky is lit up with shades ranging from pink to green
- If you don’t see the lights on the tour you can re-book again for free
- Daily departures from late August to mid-April
- Coach transport
- 3-hour guided tour with an English-speaking guide
- Hotel pick-up
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
- Departure point: BSI Reykjavik Bus Terminal
- Departure times:
- 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 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)