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Description

The dancing aurora borealis, or northern lights, are truly one of the unique wonders of the world. Iceland is a leading northern lights destination perfectly situated at the edge of the arctic circle, perfect for spotting the Northern Lights.

Our small group version of the Northern Lights Hunt offers a more personalized experience as there are fewer passengers per expert guide. 

When you buy a ticket for this tour, there is an extra special bonus, a free ticket to the Aurora Reykjavík Museum in downtown Reykjavík. You can visit the museum at any time during the day and we can pick you up for the tour at the museum if you wish. The Museum is a great introduction to the science and wonder of the northern lights. This multimedia exhibition offers interactive displays and an educational center outlining how people and cultures around the world interact and think about the Northern lights. The Museum also has information on the best camera set-ups to make a lasting memory of your time in Iceland.

For more information check out our Complete Guide to the Northern Lights

Highlights

  • Northern Lights hunt with an experienced specialized guide
  • Warming hot chocolate
  • Icelandic snacks
  • Free visit to the Aurora Centre (Valid for the day of the tour)
  • Northern Lights

Itinerary

The Aurora Borealis, known commonly as the Northern Lights, is a naturally occurring light display, commonly seen in high latitude locations. These ethereal lights are formed when solar winds agitate the magnetic field of the earth, ionizing the particles and causing them to give off light which we see in the form of the wispy bands of colour across the night sky. The aurora can form in a variety of colours depending on the altitude of the particles where they become ionized.

Reykjavik city has a high level of light pollution, making it difficult to get a good view of the aurora. Therefore, this tour takes place away from the city, in the darker countryside. Our in-house expert Northern Lights Team and your guide will make this a memorable experience, providing you with all the necessary information required to understand this phenomenon and will take you to the best possible location to view the Aurora Borealis.

You can count on the BusTravel Iceland team doing everything within their power to make the night outstanding for you.

Hot chocolate and refreshments

The Northern Lights are wild and unpredictable, so hunting the lights requires a lot of patience and warm weather-appropriate clothing. We provide warming hot chocolate and quintessential Icelandic snacks to complement your evening tour. Please make sure that you are prepared to spend some time outside in the arctic winter, warm clothing is an absolute must. >center>

What if we don’t see the Northern Lights?

Although Iceland offers ideal conditions to view the northern lights, they can never be guaranteed. If you are unfortunate not to get a sighting on our tour, we offer a free rescheduling to another evening. Details of how to rebook in case of no lights will be supplied by the guide. The offer for rebooking is valid for three years from the date of your first tour departure. At the end of the night, we'll bring you back to Reykjavik and you will be dropped off at your preferred location. Please note that the duration of the tour is normally 3-4 hours but can vary in length depending on weather conditions in the evening.

What's included

  • Free entrance to Aurora Reykjavík (Valid only on the day of your tour)
  • Northern Light hunt
  • Experienced guide
  • Free pick up and drop off
  • Hot chocolate and refreshments
  • In case that you don’t see the Northern Lights, you can reschedule for free to BusTravel Iceland’s non-premium Northern Lights Bus Tour as often as you want until the beautiful aurora is seen.

What's excluded

  • Food and drinks other than refreshments

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm clothing and good sturdy shoes

Important information

  • The minimum age is for participation in the tour is 6 years

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure

Guided Language

  • English

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Brilliant

We got very lucky and saw some magical northern lights. Omar was a great guide - he shared so much interesting information and was very funny. The hot chocolate and treats were very lovely as well. Looking forward to our next tour with bus travel Iceland

By Victoria on 2022-03-13

Amazing, definitely recommend

We’d originally booked with another company and tried twice to see the northern lights and unsuccessful, at which point they gave us voucher which we were unable to use the next day. We booked through Simon as he had been amazing on our South Coast Tour. Omar took us to hunt for the Northern Lights. He was brilliant, amazing knowledge, he explained how the Aurora borealis happens and also showed us individually how to use our phones to take pictures. We saw a glimpse of the Northern lights, which I caught on my iPhone and it was amazing. I’d definitely recommend this tour going by mini bus as you get a personalised experience which was so much better, but do wrap up, it was freezing standing in the fields

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By Mindy Sagoo on 2022-03-02

Amazing experience

Thank you so much to Omar, he was great and completely made the experience, definitely worth booking this trip! We saw the northern lights very faint but it was amazing! Omar explained everything to us to know what to expect and his knowledge is brilliant! Very polite and friendly and the re-booking when the tour has to be cancelled is very quick and easy. With a Small tour you get a personal experience and quick and easy to go in and out of the tour on the evening. Wrap up as the wind is extremely cold! 100% recommend

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By Sarah on 2022-03-02

1st class trip

Excellent trip on a very cold and windy night. This was our second trip as we did not see lights last night. Bustravel rebooked us on tonight's trip. We'll we went searching and driver/guide was very knowledgeable and knew where to go. To be honest we were not hopeful of seeing lights but patience paid off in the end. Lights came out to play. Yes they were not very bright but we seen the. That's good enough for me. I would highly recommend Bustravel.is. communication was brilliant from start to finish.

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By Paul carden-jones on 2022-01-30

Small Group Northern Lights Tour

Sigfus Omar is a legend. He was amenable, approachable and an all round good guy. We booked back to back trips with BusTravel Iceland- south coast and northern lights both in the same day. The service level, knowledge and hospitality was tremendous. We will definitely use this company again. Sigfus made our trip memorable! Big shout out to him!!

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By Anand Tanna on 2021-12-20

Small Group Northern Lights Tour

The Northern Lights Tour was fantastic! I'll definitely do it again next year and also choose a small group. Because we were a smaller group, we could check several locations to finally find the Northern Lights. We've got hot chocolate at midnight and some snack. The guide Omar was exceptional, he knows everything about the Northern Lights! I've learned a lot and I loved the spectacular show of the Lights. One important thing - believe that it's cold outside in the winter! Wear very warm clothes!!!

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By Anna Kierczynska on 2021-11-16

Small Group Northern Lights Tour

Excellent tour and worth every penny that I paid. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about why the Aurora Borealis exists and gave a useful explanation about the precursors/signs to look out for in the sky. Safe to say we were treated to a great light show when the Northern Lights eventually appeared!

By Albert Poon on 2021-12-16

Small Group Northern Lights Tour

Perfect tour guide ! He knew so much. Perfect day even in the rain and snow..

By Arine Huijboom on 2021-11-20

Hard to describe how beautiful it was!

I loved it!!! We went to a few locations and the guide Omar told us everything we needed to know about the northern lights and some facts about Iceland! On the last location we had snacks and hit chocolate and around midnight we saw a lot of northern lights in the sky. It’s incredible how it looks like and how bright and clear the show was! Absolutely breathtaking and I’m going to do it again next year!

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By Ania on 2021-11-16

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