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.
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.← Frequently Asked Questions
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.← Frequently Asked Questions
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.← Frequently Asked Questions
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.← Frequently Asked Questions
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.← Frequently Asked Questions
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.← Frequently Asked Questions
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.← Frequently Asked Questions
If we cancel the tour, you will receive an email and offered to reschedule. If rescheduling does not work out, we refund the booking.← Frequently Asked Questions
Free WiFi onboard
Fully Guided Tour – English Speaking
Transport by Comfortable Mini Bus
Entrance Fee for Aurora Reykjavik Museum (2.000 ISK) and a short photography lesson
Hot Chocolate & Treats available during the Tour
Meeting point: Tour departs from Aurora Reykjavik Museum, please be ready 15 minutes before departure