Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavík
Experience the mysterious glow of the Northern Lights on an exciting bus tour from Reykjavík!
This tour is the perfect choice for people travelling during the autumn and winter months in Iceland, when the nights are dark enough for the Aurora Borealis to be visible in the sky. There’s nothing quite as enchanting as venturing out into the crisp, cool air on an evening excursion beyond the boundaries of the city.
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík, before heading towards the city outskirts, far from any light pollution. During the next three hours, you’ll turn your eyes towards the sky, in search of this elusive phenomenon where broad horizons make for a gorgeous, starry backdrop.
The Aurora Borealis is a natural light show which is caused by solar winds entering the Earth’s atmosphere. The result is a myriad of different colours gracing the night sky around the magnetic North Pole. The most common of all the colours is green, though the Aurora can also take on ethereal hues of pink, purple and red.
Iceland is situated just a few degrees south of the Arctic Circle (66°30'N), making it one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. With a combination of exhilarating landscapes, minimal city lights and expansive night skies, you’ll be in for a truly magical evening watching the Aurora dance in the heavens above.
Due to the dynamic nature of this atmospheric phenomenon, departure dates and times for this tour will vary depending on solar activity and the weather forecast. There will be no set itinerary; rather, your driver and guide will monitor the conditions to ensure that you’ll be best placed to witness the Northern Lights, provided that the skies are clear. If there is no Aurora activity forecast or if cloud cover means that it will not be visible, then the tour will be cancelled and you will be issued with a free voucher to join the tour again for another chance to chase the Northern Lights in Iceland.
Do not miss the opportunity to tick off this bucket list item during your trip to Iceland! Maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights on this incredible bus tour from Reykjavík. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Indicated return times can vary.
Travelers with young children are advised to take the 20:00 departure available mid-October through February.