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Northern Lights Tour - best operator?

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Northern Lights Tour - best operator?


I wanted to get your thoughts on who you used for your Northern Lights tour adn if you recommend them. I was reading the reviews on TA and they are very mixed when it comes to NL. Some are positive adn others negative all on the same company.



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I believe all trip organisers will do their very best to let you experience the NL. But you do have to remember these are a natural phenomenon and no one can guarantee it. Even when the forecast is good the sky may cloud over-this happened to us. But our guide was brilliant pointing out where the green would shine through the gaps in cloud coverage. I think we went with Reykjavik excursions and would recommend them for the guide alone whose knowledge and experience was invaluable.

I would also recommend wearing more clothes than you think you'll need - we were very glad we took more jumpers despite thermals fleece lined trousers etc etc. company provided blankets but some people turned up in. Tshirts and sweatshirts which seemed very bizarre. Boy were they frozen.

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Not important what tour operator ... but much more important what kind of tour ... evening tour out of Reykjavik or day tour with golden circle or glacier hike or caving or fontana spa or something else included ... 2 days tour for South Coast and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon or 2 days tour up to the highland to Landmannalaugar and Hveravellir. Do you want big group or small group? etc. Many different tours ... much more important to choose tour up to your wishes than which tour operator. The best tours are where you accommodate out on the countryside ... the more darkness the better.

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Check the weather on the day. The tour we used set off and told us more or less immediately that we were unlikely to see the lights! We had a disastrous trip into the middle of nowhere, a hot chocolate and returned having seen nothing. Yes, we got our money back.

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