Northern Lights Hunting Minibus Tour

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Duration3 hours
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DifficultyVery Easy
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Starting pointReykjavik Pick Up
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Pickup OptionFree Pickup
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A small group northern lights tour offering you a great chance to see this natural phenomena if the conditions are good. Smaller groups and smaller vehicles results in a more intimate and unique experience.

What to expect?

Hop on board and go hunting the spectacular Northern Lights. This 3-hour tour is perfect for those travelling in Iceland in the winter months and want to see this celestial display for themselves.

You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík in the evening in a small and cosy minibus. Where you go depends on the weather, as you need both darkness and a clear sky to witness this rare natural phenomenon. Your expert guide will drive you away from the city lights and into the darkened countryside, to a secluded location in the unspoilt Icelandic nature.

The minibus can reach places that the bigger buses cannot, making your experience both intimate and unique. You’ll travel past mountains and fields and get an incredible nighttime view of the country as your driver looks for signs of the Auroras. When they find the perfect spot, you can exit the vehicle to see the grandeur of the lights with your naked eye.

The Northern Lights are only visible in the northernmost countries and only during the wintertime, so dress warmly as you will be standing in the middle of the Icelandic countryside in the dead of winter to see the dancing lights. This wonderful light effect, known as the Aurora Borealis is caused by particles from solar winds disturbing the Earth’s magnetosphere. The lights appear green but can be pink, red or white, depending on their strength and the atmospheric conditions.

Remember that nature can be very unpredictable and the Northern Lights are famously fickle, so if you don’t see any on your tour, don’t worry. You are welcome to join the tour again another night, free of charge. So don’t miss your opportunity to witness nature at its finest.

What is included?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Small group experience, Tour max 16 passengers
  • 3-hour tour searching for the Northern Lights
  • Free WI-FI. Log on and enjoy unlimited free browsing
  • Pick-up outside your accommodation or the nearest bus stop of your accommodation. Please be ready to leave at the start of pick up, 30 minutes before departure

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm and waterproof clothes
  • Refreshments not included
  • Hiking boots are not necessary but recommended if you have them
  • Gloves and a hat is recommended

Additional Information

  • Disclaimer Tour can sometimes take longer then 3 hours due to Northern Lights appearance. Although weather conditions are good Northern Lights appearance cannot be guaranteed as this is a natural phenomenon.
  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100.0% if cancelled 2 day(s) before event or less. Fee of 50.0% if cancelled 5 day(s) before event or less. Fee of 10.0% if cancelled 365 day(s) before event or less.
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