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Northern Lights Horizon Small Group Tour

Northern Lights Hunting & Aurora Reykjavik Museum

On the Northern Lights Horizon Small Group Tour from Reykjavík we focus on finding the perfect location to witness the magic of the Northern Lights and the dark arctic sky.

We go in small groups, no more than 19 passengers per minibus and our guests get enough time to enjoy the show. 

The Northern Lights Tour is a hunting experience. To go into the dark, frozen winter night and observe an unbelievable display of color, light, and texture, is like waking up in a fairy-tale, full of mystery and magic.

We meet at the fantastic Aurora Reykjavik Museum. We begin our Northern Lights hunt with a tour through the museum and give you an introduction on the physics behind the Northern Lights and how it is best to photograph them. After the tour of the museum we drive out to the countryside or up to the mountains, away from electric glow and city sounds. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful night sky at the best possible situation, of course depending on weather.

The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are a natural phenomenon visible in the Northern Hemisphere. A unique display of light caused by a particle collision in the magnetic field of the polar cap.

You will find detailed information on how to use cameras in the Aurora exhibition and have the chance to test your settings in the northern lights photo simulator. Ask the staff for assistance in case of doubts on how to use your device at its full potential.

This tour is also available as a private tour

Frequently Asked Questions on Day Tours

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You can pay upon arrival on our day tours, but we might not have a seat available. If you book online and pay the deposit of 20% we will secure a seat for you. You then pay the remainder of the cost upon arrival. Either with the guide or at the departure point.

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We charge a 20% deposit on our website for securing a seat on our tours. The remainder of the cost (80%) is then charged upon arrival. You can pay with cash or card upon arrival. We accept all major cards and currencies. The deposit is non refundable, but can be forwarded to a new booking (either a new tour or a new date of departure). The reason we do not refund the deposit is that costs for the booking have already been created, we have credit card fees, online advertising costs and service desk employees.

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If there are no lights on the day tour you can rebook another tour with a 50% discount, not valid for private departures. A discount code will be sent upon request via email.

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Our day tours departing from Reykjavik City Center depart from Aurora Reykjavik Museum at Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavik. Our day tours depart at 9AM. Our Northern Lights tour starts at 8:30PM at the Museum. We recommend you show up at least 15 minutes prior to tour starting time. The museum offers coffee and snacks for the road, and you can also use the toilet before departing. Admission ticket for the Museum is included in the price (2.000 ISK). We recommend you check out the museum when we arrive back after the tour.

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We operate every night between September and March. The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and subject to various factors, such as cloud coverage. We operate as long there are seats booked on the tour. We do not operate unless reservations are made. Reservation is thus necessary.

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We leave our departure location at the scheduled departure time. If you are not there we will unfortunately leave you behind. No refunds are available if you do not show up on your booked tour.

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Normally we do not cancel the northern lights tours. The tour is only cancelled if the weather conditions do not allow a departure. Instead we allow customers to cancel the tour with a full refund until 5 hours prior to departure. You can also change departure date with out costs. We recommend that our customers take a good look at the Northern Lights forecast at www.auroraforecast.is to assess the changes of seeing the Northern Lights.

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If we cancel the tour, you will receive an email and offered to reschedule. If rescheduling does not work out, we refund the booking.

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Yes, please bring your ticket, you can either have it on your phone/tablet or print it out. Make sure the QR barcode is visible and readable.

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Price from

8.900 ISK per person

Location

Reykjavík

Highlights

  • Dark Icelandic Winter Night
  • Northern Lights Hunting with a professional guide
  • Stargazing under the Arctic Night Sky

Available

September 1st - March 3st

Departure

Daily

Departure time

08:30 PM

Duration

4 Hours

Included

icon v Free WiFi onboard
icon v Fully Guided Tour – English Speaking
icon v Transport by Comfortable Mini Bus
icon v Entrance Fee for Aurora Reykjavik Museum (2.000 ISK) and a short photography lesson
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Hot Chocolate & Treats available during the Tour

Note

  • Due to weather or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation
  • Changes to itinerary or cancellation are notified only via email, so be careful to use a functional email and follow it on departure day
  • Refreshments are not included in Tour Price
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and beyond our control. They are visible in Iceland from late August through April but visibility is subject to light activity and cloud coverage.
  • We cannot guarantee sightings even if the tour is operated. We offer free cancellation up until 6 hours before departure in case of bad forecast
  • Retry is not included
  • Please note that we might travel in a pack with other mini buses from our company if more than one car is booked. The reason for this is that in winter time we often have bad road conditions and there is safety in numbers. This also allows for smoother operation on our hot coco and donuts service and assistance with photography

Meeting point: Tour departs from Aurora Reykjavik Museum, please be ready 15 minutes before departure

We recommend you bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Walking shoes
  • Water bottle and refreshments
  • Camera