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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Bus

From US$52.40
Highlights
  • Northern Lights tour by bus from Reykjavik
  • Escape light pollution and watch for the phenomenon in the dark countryside
  • Stop at viewpoints and with luck, see the spectacular lights overhead
  • Learn the science and legends behind the lights
  • Keep warm with ‘kleina’ pastries and cocoa
  • Air-conditioned transport by coach, with pickup and drop-off near your Reykjavik hotel
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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Bus
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Overview
Raise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights by heading far from light pollution on this evening tour from Reykjavik. Settle into a comfortable coach, and venture deep into the countryside away from cities and towns, looking for clear skies and watching for the lights. Visit different viewpoints to follow sightings or scan the skies, and with luck, enjoy a memorable light display. Warming cocoa and ‘kleina’ (deep-fried pastries) included.
What to Expect
Dress warmly and begin your evening tour with pickup from your Reykjavik hotel. Hop inside your comfortable coach and leave the city for Iceland’s dark countryside.
On route, listen as your guide shares background on the Northern Lights, otherwise called the Aurora Borealis. Learn how they appear when charged solar particles collide with the Earth’s atmosphere, and hear the legends associated with the spectacular natural phenomenon.
As you travel, your guide will watch for any sign of the lights, and for the clear skies needed for sightings. It’s also important to be away from artificial lights, so your journey will take you far from Reykjavik, and towns and villages.
Keep a lookout from your coach, and stop at viewpoints to see or look for the luminous ribbons. Step outside for the best views, and with luck, enjoy a sighting or two. Capture the lights on camera, and keep warm with delicious 'kleina' and cocoa.
The exact tour duration depends on when and if the lights appear, and how long it takes to find clear skies. Then return to Reykjavik where your hunt ends with a drop-off close to your hotel.
Please note: sightings of the Northern Lights are not guaranteed on this tour. If the lights are not seen, you will be given the option of joining the tour on another date, free of charge.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The disappointing bit is not (only) that we didn't see the Northern Lights (can't blame the company for this) but the fact that we absolutely didn't get anything at all for our money. They took us on a spot that was probably just about 20...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cle011
sternatravel, Public Relations Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Cle011 for spending time to share your experience. We are sad to hear that you didn't have luck with the lights. I am sorry to hear that you weren't happy about our Northern Lights policy. I wish you only amazing Northern Lights in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's ok. The guide was not particularly enthusiastic. We were picked up by a small minibus to be transferred to a large group bus. We were kind of left wondering on the site to find a spot to wait. We didn't see the Northern Lights....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Simone_hammy_bunny
sternatravel, General Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Simone for taking the time to share your experience. We wish you only good luck with the lights in the future!

Reviewed 6 April 2019

I can highly recommend Sterna Travel and this tour in in that we saw the Northern lights, their communication was excellent (the night we originally booked was cancelled due to clouds and we knew by 3pm - rearranging another night was straightforward), and our trip...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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sternatravel, Public Relations Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2019

Thank you Efrevie for taking the time to share your experience. I am really happy that you enjoyed your tour with a company of Fred :) I can promise, that we will work on the pickup case in the future!

Reviewed 4 April 2019

Sterna travel and "Get Your Guide" work together, and I was treated exceptionally well. They were very efficient, courteous and quick to respond to me. I want to mention: Ferlie, Lucio and Mariel who deserve credit for a job well done. I can highly recommend...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TexasJimNo1
sternatravel, Public Relations Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

Thank you TexasJi for sharing your review with us. We are so glad you had a good experience with our service!

Reviewed 1 April 2019

Unfortunately the lights were weak and it was cloudy, but you can rebook for free until you see the lights. Our guide was very professional and friendly. Would recommend

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank blue3yed
sternatravel, Public Relations Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

Thank you Blue3yed for booking with us and sharing those nice words. I wish you lots of luck with lights in the future!

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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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