Nordlichter Reykjavik

Northern Lights in Iceland: Tours from Reykjavik

Would you like to see the Northern Lights during your stay in Iceland? Starting from the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, numerous tours are offered that promise you one thing above all: seeing the Northern Lights. Expert guides know exactly where and when to find them - and that's exactly where they go! With these tours, nothing stands in the way of the magic of the beautiful Northern Lights.

Best Northern Lights tours from Reykjavik

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Comparison of Northern Lights Tours from Reykjavik

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    Reykjavik Nordlichter Tour

    Iceland's Northern Lights Bus Tour

    • From $ 51.98, Duration: 4 Hours
    • Bus tour from Reykjavik to the Northern Lights 
    • Professional guide 
    • Free admission to the Aurora Museum 

    On this tour, you will escape the lights of the capital. A bus will take you to the exact spot where you are most likely to see the famous Northern Lights in Reykjavik on that day. To get the best view of the sky, the tour takes place in an area without artificial light. Your professional guide will provide you with lots of exciting information during the trip and is guaranteed to know the answer to every question.

    You can also look forward to free admission to the Aurora Museum. Here you will learn a lot about the background of the beautiful northern lights.

    If you do not see any Northern Lights due to the weather conditions, you can take part in another Northern Lights tour free of charge.

  • Reykjavik Nordlichter Tour

    Seeing the Northern Lights via luxury yacht

    • From $ 87.49 $ 102.93 –15%, Duration: 2 Hours
    • Northern Lights boat trip on a yacht
    • Warm blankets

    On this tour, you can look forward to marveling at the infamous natural spectacle in Iceland's night sky from a luxury yacht. Make yourself comfortable on one of the decks with warming woolen blankets and enjoy the view of the dancing Northern Lights.

    Alternatively, relax at the bar or in the lounge. There you can look forward to various Icelandic specialties - from shark to the local liqueur "Brennivin".

    The tour takes place in all weathers. Even if it should rain, you don't need to worry. The decks are partially covered. As with all tours, there is no guarantee that you will see the Northern Lights in the sky. Should this be the case, you have the option of taking part in another tour free of charge.

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    Reykjavik Nordlichter Tour

    Northern Lights Tour & Golden Circle

    • From $ 108.12, Duration: 10 Hours
    • Trip to the Northern Lights  
    • A tour to the Golden Circle  
    • Incl. transfer, expert guide, and photo tips for the Northern Lights 

    On this two-part tour, you will see probably the two most beautiful experiences in Iceland. In the morning, you will set off for the Golden Circle. There you will discover Iceland's three iconic natural treasures: Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir geothermal area.

    You will then have some time to rest and recharge for the evening before setting off on the Northern Lights Tour. A specially trained Northern Lights guide will take you to the place where the Northern Lights have a very high probability of being seen. In addition to a wealth of information about the Northern Lights, he will also tell you how to set up your camera to best capture the Northern Lights on camera. If you wish, your guide will also be happy to take a professional photo of you and the Northern Lights as a souvenir.

  • Reykjavik Nordlichter Tour

    Northern Lights Tours from Reykjavik

    • From $ 49.90, Duration: 3 Hours
    • Northern Lights tour with a local guide 

    This Northern Lights tour starts at the bus terminal in Reykjavik. Together with an experienced tour guide who knows the area, you will embark on an excursion where you can admire the breathtaking Northern Lights. Where the trip goes is not decided until a few hours before departure. This is because the destination is determined depending on where the probability of seeing the Northern Lights is highest. Should you still not see any Northern Lights, you can take part in another tour free of charge.

Northern Lights in Reykjavik, Iceland

Seeing the Northern Lights is on the to-do list for many travel enthusiasts and adventurers. And theoretically, you have the opportunity to witness this impressive natural spectacle, even anywhere in the world. But the further north you travel, the more likely you are to see the Northern Lights. Iceland is particularly well known for this natural spectacle.

But let's take a quick step back: What exactly are the Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights are often referred to as Polar Lights. Scientifically speaking, they are called Aurora borealis. They occur when electrically charged particles of the solar wind meet oxygen particles in the Earth's atmosphere. These particles are then ionized and the well-known luminous phenomenon is created.
Sounds quite simple. But unfortunately, it is usually not enough to travel to the polar regions, such as Iceland, and wait there on a park bench for the northern lights. Besides a little bit of luck, it is also necessary to be in the right place at the right time. Besides the weather conditions, it is also important to be in a place without artificial light - away from cities. The less light pollution that obscures the night sky, the higher the probability of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland.

Reykjavik Polarlichter
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That's why we recommend joining a Northern Lights tour in Iceland. The professional guides also check every hour before the tour where the probability of seeing northern lights is highest. And that's exactly where your guide will take you. This significantly increases your chance of seeing the natural phenomenon. Most Northern Lights Tours in Reykjavik even promise to take you again free of charge if you have not seen any Northern Lights. With an aurora tour in Iceland, you have a very good chance of fulfilling your dream of seeing the Northern Lights.

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