Unveiling nature's spectacular show: embark on an unforgettable Small Group Northern Lights Tour.
Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions by Icelandia
See the majestic northern lights in Iceland! The Aurora Borealis is a spectacular phenomenon of solar activity that results in lights dancing, changing shape and moving across the Arctic night sky. In Iceland, the northern lights are visible during the winter months, from late August to early April, and appear in many different forms and colours, although light green and pink are the most common. This small group tour is a must for guests in Iceland during the winter! The smaller group means you get more time with your expert guide for facts about auroras and assistance with taking photographs of the phenomenon.
About this tour
Seeing the northern lights is a pinnacle, bucket-list experience. And watching the ever-shifting lights flicker in the sky above mountains and the ocean far from city lights is breathtaking.
In Iceland, the aurora borealis attracts everyone from professional photographers to travellers with the phenomenon on their list of things they must experience. You’ll have the best chance of seeing the night lights when it’s cold and dark outside and the aurora activity is high. The cold isn’t a factor, but the sky has to be clear, which is usually on extremely cold nights.
The phenomenon is caused by solar winds, which push electronic particles to collide with molecules of atmospheric gases that cause the emission of bright light. The best time to see the northern lights in Iceland is from September to March.
Choosing a small group tour gives you a more personal experience and increases your chances of seeing the northern lights in Iceland as a team of experts reviews the weather, monitors the aurora forecast and finds the best locations to see auroras.
Please be advised that the tour is dependent on the weather, cloud cover and solar activity, and sightings are not guaranteed. If you don’t see any northern lights during the tour, you will get another chance, free of charge, up to two years after the original booked date.
Your professional guide will help you use the best camera settings to capture photos of the northern lights.
BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center
- Fall, Winter & Spring
- Meeting Point
- BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center
Need to know
Wear warm clothes, a waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes recommended (Bring a winter hat, scarf, mittens/gloves and warm socks on colder days). Bring a camera or a mobile phone with a camera. This tour depends on the weather, and sightings are not guaranteed. If you don't see any lights, you can try again by joining our classic Northern Lights Tour (RE62) free of charge. Remember to dress warmly.
Warm clothes, waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended (Bring a winter hat, scarf, mittens/gloves and warm socks for colder days). Camera or a mobile phone with a camera.
- Flexible Cancellation
- No Booking Fees
What’s included and what to bring on this tour
It’s important to always be prepared for your next adventure in Iceland. See our list of what’s included, and what you should bring or add to your trip
- Bus fare
- Professional local tour guide
- Pick up & drop off
- Food and drinks
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