Have you always dreamed of lying beneath the sky illuminated by the brilliant colors of the Northern Lights in Iceland? With a star-studded backdrop, the northern night sky of the Arctic presents a light show unknown anywhere else on this earth. Book this tour, let your eyes be stunned, your heart touched and your mind amazed as you learn about how Mother Nature forms the Aurora, as well as try your hand at astronomy by searching the clear skies over Iceland for constellations and stars which fill the night. Each guide comes with its own pair of astronomical binoculars to help you find constellations and stars. In addition, we have camera tripods so you can take photos like a pro. Book your seat and choose the pick-up that suits you best (pick-up is offered at the Reykjavík hotels / assigned tourist stops in the capital or at the Skógarhlíð bus terminal).





The excursion for the sighting of Northern Lights in Iceland starts from Reykjavík. Once we pick you up at the place of your choice (hotel in Reykjavík / corresponding tourist bus stop or Skógarhlíð bus terminal) and enter our bus, you can enjoy not only the splendid audio guide available in 10 languages, but also a tablet, WIFI and USB charger. The tablet has a guide of useful tips for photographing the Northern Lights.

If you are are worried that you may not see the Northern Lights during your tour, rest assure that if you are not lucky enough to see the spectacular sight the first time, you always have the opportunity to sign up, for free, for another available day. In addition, we have local experts who are able to accurately calculate the possibilities of seeing the beautiful auroras, which assists us in having a high success rate. If the prediction is not in our favor, the excursion will not happen that night.

In addition to the audio guide in your own language, you can count on the help of our English-speaking guides who will answer all your doubts about the Northern Lights. They will offer you the best tips and assistance in use of photographing the night sky as well as how to use the camera's tripods.

Remember that it is important to come well dressed to enjoy this great visual spectacle without problems. If you forget, you can always rent our jackets or our special boots so you can enjoy the light show without feeling the cold.




Northern lights on Iceland trip
Price includes:
Bus or minibus tour with an audio guide (in 10 languages), and English speaking assistant guide, pick-up in Reykjavík, free use of binoculars, star map, guide to photography on the tablet, free use of camera tripods, reservation guarantee on another date in case Northern Lights not visible (depending on availability), local vat.
It is recommended to book several days in advance on the Internet to ensure availability.
About 3 hours.
Pick-ups in Reykjavík available from your assigned accommodation / tourist stop (30 minutes before the booked departure) or from the Skógarhlíð bus terminal (15 minutes before the booked departure). Choose the corresponding pick up when confirming the reservation. To read more information about the pick-up places, see here.

Information about the Northern Lights

What do I need to bring? No matter what time of year you decide to travel to Iceland, it is always important to bring a good waterproof jacket, trekking clothes (waterproof pants like Gore-tex), good trekking shoes, gloves, light hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and water bottle.

Important note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and can not be guaranteed. The excursion leaves only if the weather conditions are favorable. The guides always evaluate the weather situation and, depending on the conditions, the trip is confirmed. Even if the excursion leaves, there is not a 100% guarantee that you will see the Aurora Borealis. In case it is not possible, the provider offers the possibility of taking the same excursion on a different date, free of charge and according to availability. The itinerary of the excursion may vary each day according to the probability of seeing the Northern Lights. If the excursion leaves and the auroras are not seen during the excursion, the provider does not return the money paid since the excursion has been made.


Northern lights on Iceland from reykjavik
Northern Lights tour in Iceland
View of the Northern Lights in Iceland

Important note:All activities in the Icelandic nature are carried out under the personal responsibility of the clients. ISLANDICA s.r.o. is not responsible for any accidents that may occur during the activities or due to the actions of the participants. The people who participate in these outings are accepting these conditions when booking the excursion. You may be required to sign an exemption prior to the completion of the exemption, stating that you are aware that any outdoor activity carries an inherent risk. Code: 004RSS. ID 700