Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

Reykjavík, Iceland

From $54.97

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Seize the opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles during this evening Reykjavik Northern Lights tour. Hop into a climate-controlled coach with an expert guide, and venture deep into Iceland’s darkness-cloaked countryside, far from the electric glow of any towns. Stop at different locations to scan the ink-black skies for the legendary lights, and with luck, catch a dazzling display that you’ll remember forever. Taking a Northern Lights Iceland tour is a must for anyone visiting Reykjavik in winter, so don’t miss out!
  • Evening tour to see the amazing Northern Lights
  • One of the world's most amazing natural phenomena, also known as the Aurora Borealis
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from select Reykjavik meeting points

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

If you don’t see the aurora on this tour, you can do it again at no additional cost.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Pickup details

All passengers must be ready at their designated Starting Point/Hotel/Bus Stop 30 minutes before the tour is scheduled to depart. The "No pickup" does not include hotel pick-up, but complimentary pickup from the Reykjavik Terminal / Bus Hostel at Skógarhlíð 10, please be at meeting point 30 minutes prior to departure. You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.

What To Expect

Leave the city by comfortable coach, and journey into Iceland’s countryside to search for the Northern Lights.

En route, listen as your guide explains the science behind the extraordinary natural phenomenon, also known as the Aurora Borealis. Learn about the Icelandic myths that have grown up around the spectacle, and how the fluorescent lights are formed by electrically charged particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Leave Reykjavik far behind, and head into an area free from any urban light pollution—the darker the skies, the better the chances of getting a good view of the lights.

Hop out of the coach at select locations with your camera in hand and scan the skies, with pointers from your guide. If you’re lucky, be treated to a display and gaze at the shimmering veils of fluorescent lights as they dance and move across the sky.

If you’re keen to get shots, get tips from your guide on how to set up your camera and take good quality photos. Sightings can’t be guaranteed, but if you don’t observe the lights, you receive a complimentary ticket to take the evening tour on another day.

After your evening spent looking for the lights, return to Reykjavik where your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.


Before setting off on the Northern Lights tour, our specialists and guides make a decision of where the best possible chances to see the lights are. That means that there is no fixed location visited, and the destination is selected on a day-to-day basis. We can say with certainty that the Aurora Borealis is one of the most unique spectacles that life on Earth has to offer. That is why we make every effort to provide an unforgettable Northern Lights experience to our passengers with daily tours, supervised by our expert guides. After operating Northern Lights hunting tours for many years, we know a thing or two about finding the best possible viewing conditions. Before each tour, we study the weather forecasts to help us decide what the best location that night will be. If the conditions are right, you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens, painting dramatic shapes, colors and patterns on the night sky.

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If the tour is cancelled due to weather, clients can re-book for another evening free of charge, or get a refund. If the tour goes ahead but no northern lights can be seen, clients can re-book for another evening free of charge but no refund is offered.
  • Passengers will be dropped off at their original pickup point or as close as possible.
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • It is important to dress appropriately for this tour, warm clothing is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • The tour lasts between 3-5 hours.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

If you want pictures, make sure you download the app for northern lights so you can take pictures with your smart device.
Do wrap up well, and be prepared to wait 2 or 3 hours.
We had perfect weather conditions but remember it’s up to nature if you are gonna see something or not.
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Must do amazing
Charlotte_b, Mar 2023
The lights are amazing. The tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. It's a must do if visiting Iceland.
Being able to see the...
Angela_B, Mar 2023
Being able to see the northern lights was a dream come true. Despite the freezing cold - as expected - it was amazing. One of the most memorable in my life.
kay_f, Mar 2023
Great driver Great guide and 1 of the best nights to see the aurora, it did not disappointment. Highly recommend
Perfect views
Kellymarie_o, Mar 2023
Brilliant night with amazing shots of the lights due to the lovely clear skies out in the nature reserve we were taken to get the best possible chance of seeing.
Northern lights
Lenka_S, Mar 2023
Northern Lights were stunning on March. All went well and on time Lucky to see them. The best time of the year is March.
Amazing experience
Navya_S, Mar 2023
Friendly guide and driver. Nice tales, details about northern lights were shared by the driver. We were lucky with the Northern Lights!
The coach pick up went...
Ann_S, Mar 2023
The coach pick up went smoothly and it was warm and comfortable. When we arrived at the location, it was good to have WC but there were 2 strong lights, causing light pollution, which meant a small glimpse of green light later was not ideal. We learned that the count was level 2, which meant the chance of seeing the lights was slight. We waited a boring 3 hours for a bare glimpse. Of course this is a chance you take.
Lacking in amenities
Gillian_G, Mar 2023
The guide was very knowledgeable. The site to view the lights were very lacking in amenities. There were toilets but nothing else and having to stand around in cold for 3 hours was not much fun.
Great experience
Saaket_P, Mar 2023
Fantastic guides and timely pick up and drop off. This us purely based on luck and you can watch the Aurora forecast beforehand and plan accordingly.
Sophia_S, Mar 2023
This was amazing! We had great visibility as well! The tour guides were so friendly and made the drive up smooth and informative:)
Kelsey_L, Mar 2023
Surreal and epic experience Would definitely recommend We got to see the lights and have memories forever
Victoria_C, Mar 2023
We was very lucky !! Amazing 🤩 lights! Oliver and the driver were so lovely and helpful too!! It is a must experience
Northern lights
Paul_R, Mar 2023
Booking the tour was quick and easy. Tour was good and on time. The guide was very good. The best thing was we saw the lights.
Gorgeous Light Show
Tracie_S, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were able to see the light in spite of a cold night. They are beautiful.
Disappointing display
MrsBK_K, Mar 2023
It started out well, we were picked up on time and taken to the bus station to get into a bigger coach, the guide was okay although he kept repeating how the northern lights show themselves, we arrive at our destination and waited and waited for the northern lights, they did appear for a very short time and Very miniscule, it was such a disappointment as this was what we really wanted to see more than anything else on this holiday and I know its not the tour operators fault that it was such a poor display, the reason I gave it an average score is that when we got back to you bus station the guide appeared to say we should get off the coach but when we did there was no smaller buses to take us back to our hotels, we asked him how we are to get back and he seemed confused so he said for us all to get back on the coach and he took us to bus stops near our hotels, we ended up getting out of the wrong stop as he wasn't clear as what stop was needed so we missed ours and had to find our way back which was a bit scary as it was our first day and we hadn't got our bearings yet, so not a good first day of our holiday.
Cold And dissatisfied
Thomas_S, Mar 2023
Would not recommend this tour even if lights are seen for literally 1 minute then disappear company will not issue you with another date free of charge to try again.
Great tour, amazing to...
Margaret_B, Mar 2023
Great tour, amazing to see the lights. Friendly tour guide. Was really cold so dressing warm is essential
We were not picked up,...
Virginia_M, Mar 2023
We were not picked up, when I called the number I was told because I booked it the afternoon of the evening due for the trip, the driver was not aware we were traveling I emailed Viator asking for a refund I have not received a reply!!! Terrible customer service.
Great experience
Charlotte_O, Mar 2023
Great guides and great location for seeing the lights! Warm coach too and learned about the history of Iceland and stars too
Amazing show of lighys
cheryl_p, Mar 2023
Amazing knowledge of guide we waited three hours and we saw the amazing lights , watched them for about 40 mins