Memorable 3-Hour Northern Lights Bus Tour Departing from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
3 hours
Oct. - Mar.
Minimum age:
6 years old


Immerse yourself in the enchanting splendor of the aurora borealis on this three-hour northern lights bus trip from Reykjavik. Those seeking an economical bus tour and the chance to fulfill an extraordinary winter bucket list item should book this tour now.

From October through to March, this northern lights bus journey, a must-do activity for winter visitors in Iceland, welcomes you aboard. The departure is from the BSI bus terminal in central Reykjavik.

You'll greet your friendly expert tour guide and board the bus. This is a smaller group experience than a regular bus tour, with a maximum of 25 participants. 

Then, it's time to head out to the idyllic Icelandic countryside to search for the northern lights. Your guide will ensure you're far enough from the city lights for an optimal experience and will tap into their local knowledge of the best viewing spots away from the big tour buses.

Although the northern lights are natural and therefore not guaranteed, your experienced guide will review the aurora forecast before your trip to ensure ideal conditions. Dark, clear skies are the two most important factors for successful aurora sightings.

The northern lights, or the aurora borealis, result from the interaction of solar particles with the atmosphere near the Magnetic Pole. Seeing them is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many travelers to Iceland and a winter experience you won't want to miss.

Dress as warmly as possible because the Icelandic winter night will be chilly! You won't be moving around a lot on a tour like this, so you'll rely on your clothing choices to stay comfortable and enjoy the experience to its fullest. 

You'll wait for the aurora borealis to appear at your guide's chosen viewing location. Enjoy the anticipation as you marvel at the serenity of the night and the light shining from the stars and moon.

When the northern lights appear, you'll be dazzled by their unique display. As they dance overhead, enjoy the moment and let yourself bask in the experience of this glorious natural phenomenon. 

See if you can capture shots of the mesmerizing colors and formations. Your guide can also offer advice on optimal camera settings so you can take home picture-perfect memories of your trip. The aurora often appears in shades of green but can range in several fantastic colors, such as pink, purple, red, and blue.

After enjoying the lights in all their glory, the bus driver will transport you back to Reykjavik. If you don't see the aurora borealis tonight, you can try again on another night for free.

Don't miss the opportunity to witness the mystical aurora borealis painting the winter night sky with this 3-hour, small-group bus trip from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Northern Lights

What to bring

Warm clothes, waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes
A winter hat, scarf, gloves, and warm socks

Good to know

If you don't see the northern lights, you can try on another night for free.

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