Northern Lights & Stargazing (Guided in 10 languages)

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Duration3 hours
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DifficultyVery Easy
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Starting pointReykjavik Sightseeing Bus Terminal
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One of the many perks of visiting an arctic island like Iceland, is getting the opportunity to see the Northern Lights. By embarking on this tour, you’ll increase your chances of catching a glimpse of this incredibly unique phenomenon.

What to expect?

For many seeing the Northern Lights is the reason to travel to our northern island in winter. They are mesmerising, interesting and once seen never forgotten.

It is simple, nothing says “Icelandic Winter” like the idea of hunting for the Aurora Borealis. Created by strange storms on the sun, the Northern Lights need clear winter skies to appear.

Step on board one of our new buses, equipped with WiFi connected computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can watch, listen and read expertly written and recorded material about the northern lights and the stars in the Arctic skies. Available with a choice of 10 languages. In each seat you will also find a USB Charger and your own star map.

Our expert operational team has decades of experience analysing weather patterns. We will review, each and everyday, the cloud forecast and the northern lights forecast in detail. We will not venture out in search of them unless we think we have good chance. This means we have a high success ratio.

All our northern lights tours are guided by one of our specially trained northern lights guides, they are both knowledgeable and helpful and will even give you tips on how to take photos of the show. We offer free use of camera tripods (a must to take northern lights photos).

Every guide brings along an astronomical binoculars for you to try out. Look for the stars and astronomy signs in sky using the provided star map and see the space that surrounds in a new way.

To search for the Auroras you need to stand outside in the Icelandic winter and you need to dress very warmly. We are the only operator to offer extremely warm “Aurora Jackets” and warm and waterproof winter boots for rent on our tours.

What is included?

  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Free tour pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Knowledgable Northern Lights guide
  • Free Wi-fi and usb charger in every seat.
  • Free use of camera tripod.
  • Free use of astronomical binoculars.

What do I need to bring?

  • There is an in-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend you bring your own headphones. You can also purchase earphones on the bus.
  • Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare expect the unexpected.
  • Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves.
  • Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
  • Aurora jackets and winter boots available to rent!

Is this experience for me?

  • The tour is suitable for everyone.
  • It does not include hiking or physical difficulties.

Additional Information

  • Disclaimer: Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon. Therefore it is impossible to guarantee viewing of the northern lights, even though weather conditions allow it. If weather conditions are unfavorable the tour operator may cancel the tour on the day of departure. In case that happens, your ticket will be valid for the next night. If you cannot transfer the ticket to the following day and make it to the tour we will offer a full refund.
  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if cancelled 24 hours before event or less.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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