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Small Group Northern Lights Tour

Small Group Northern Lights Tour

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Reykjavík, Iceland
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Witness nature’s spectacular lightshow with an unforgettable small-group Northern Lights tour from Reykjavík. Follow your guide on a 3-hour evening tour and hunt down the best viewing spots, far from the crowds of the city. Along the way, learn all there is to know about the mysterious Aurora Borealis and keep your camera close to hand, as you never know when the Lights will make an appearance!
  • 3-hour Northern Lights tour from Reykjavík
  • Escape the crowds to seek out the best Northern Lights viewing spots
  • Witness the dazzling phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis (not guaranteed)
  • Marvel over Iceland’s landscapes by night
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and transport by comfortable minibus
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity!
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Reykjavík, Iceland

TRIPS offers a complementary pick-up and drop-off service from Reykjavik Bus Stops, there are 14 Bus Stops throughout the town and they are within a walking distance from all hotels. Please consult with your reception desk to find out which is the closest Bus Stop.

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Vonarstræti 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 1 The guide will come and call your name

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9:00 PM

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Tjörnin, Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 2 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 3 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Geirsgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 4 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 5 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Ingólfsstræti 1, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 6 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Hallgrímstorg 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 8 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Snorrabraut 24, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 9 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 10 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Snorrabraut 37, Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 11 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Þórunnartún 6, Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 12 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 13 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Klapparstígur 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Please wait at Bus Stop 14 The guide will come and call your name

Departure Time

9:00 PM

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Begin your guided Northern Lights Hunt from Reykjavik with pick-up from your central hotel, then head out of the city to hunt down the best viewing points. Learn more about nature’s dazzling lightshow from your guide as you soak up the scenery of Iceland by night.

Stop at prime viewing points along the way and if you’re lucky, get chance to witness the spectacular Aurora Borealis and take some unforgettable photos. Best of all, enjoy an intimate, small-group experience, free from the crowds, and travel on-board a heated minibus (warm clothes still recommended).

Please note: the exact itinerary depends on the aurora forecast and sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
The tours are weather dependable, our guides will take you to where the sky leads them. Our aim is to find clear sky and to take you to well known areas that are characteristic of Iceland's most famous sights.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kerid Crater
The tours are weather dependable, our guides will take you to where the sky leads them. Our aim is to find clear sky and to take you to well known areas that are characteristic of Iceland's most famous sights.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Blue Lagoon
The tours are weather dependable, our guides will take you to where the sky leads them. Our aim is to find clear sky and to take you to well known areas that are characteristic of Iceland's most famous sights.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Rebooking due to no Sighting. If no Northern Lights are found travellers are able to rebook the tour on any given date after the initial tour date free of charge.
  • Rebooking is available as long as seats are available. If a tour is booked in a minibus we reserve the rights to rebook on a regular bus or any available vehicle.
  • Infant seats available upon request
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The Northern Lights tour are a natural phenomenon and sightings are not guaranteed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Trips
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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star-5
Our guide made this trip
ericacosentino
, Feb 2020
Our guide was very passionate about the northern lights and was very invested in making sure we were able to see them; he took us to 3 or 4 different locations before we finally saw them. When we did see them, he took really great pictures for everyone and gave us all hot cocoa and cookies.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Erica, thank you for your kind words and this amazing review! Best Regards Trips Powered by SkyBus
star-3
Small Group Northern Lights Tour
dorseydiane1031
, Jan 2020
The bus driver was wonderful with an amazing baritone, and cookies. I enjoyed the small bus and group. The only thing missing was the Northern Lights. I will not be back to Iceland anytime soon so I would have preferred even a parital refund instead of the opportunity to go again.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Dorsey, Thank you so much for your review! We are sorry to hear that you didn't manage to see the Northern Lights on your tour. We try to collect all the best conditions to provide the full experience but as its a Natural phenomenon, we can't guarantee the Northern Lights, what we can guarantee is all the conditions to see that phenomenon. when you participate and don't manage to see the Northern Lights we let you move your booking free of charge so you can go again and with that increase your chances of seeing this spectacular Nature's Show. Please understand that our refund policy only applies to clients that, don't participate on our tour when we don't provide the tour due to weather conditions or other factors that don't allow us to give our guests the minimum conditions. Best Regards TRIPS Powered by Skybus
star-4
No luck
Hari P
, Nov 2019
This trip was well organised, driver was very patient to drive us to locations for northern lights, but no luck.We would have loved/enjoyed the tour if we had witnessed lights- bad luck although the KPI was showing 4 rating which is the maximum.
star-5
I liked the small group experience...
KATHLEEN U
, Jan 2018
I liked the small group experience as we were free to go off the main highway and look for the lights. Our guide/ driver was enthusiastic and friendly. He offered us a fun albeit cold evening. He did offer hot chocolate and cookies about mid way through. overall very good. He changed course when he saw clouds in a particular direction. I Would recommend it.
star-4
Definitely worth booking a small...
christine G
, Apr 2017
Definitely worth booking a small group tour, our minibus arrived at the chosen location to find at least 10 large coahcloads of tourists...not what I had expected. However our driver/guide was happy to relocate to somewhere quieter. We did see a glimpse of the said Northern Lights but colours seen better through a camera lens.
star-1
Not worth the money. Even though in...
Lev
, Feb 2017
Not worth the money. Even though in a minivan, they travel in a convoy of 3 vans. This is no difference from travelling in a big bus, one awaiting the other. We waited n when the lights were spotted, they told us 5mins we will leave. These guys are too commercialised n not professional at all.
star-1
The driver had clearly not slept for...
Krystle J
, Feb 2017
The driver had clearly not slept for a while as he kept falling asleep on the road and we had to repeatedly wake him so we didn't go off the road. then he dropped his cell phone and went searching for it while driving and almost took us off a bridge and to top it off almost hit the car in front of us because he wasn't paying attention while driving thought the tunnel. Thank God for prayers because I think that is the only thing that saved our life this night. As for the tour there northern lights little to no information given and there was barley a hint of their existence. really wish we hadn't gone and put our life in this mans hands
star-5
Great fun. Ari was our Icelandic...
Steve M
, Dec 2016
Great fun. Ari was our Icelandic guide. Very funny and entertaining. The lights were not strong, but did make some great photographs. We would do it again, hopefully with Ari.
star-2
We did end up seeing the lights that...
gemma_mccrimmon
, Nov 2016
We did end up seeing the lights that were great. This tour however wasnt anything more than a taxi service, we were driven to a spot where we stood for 2.5 hours. No information was given about the lights and there were a number of other coach trips there so the small group part means nothing.
star-5
We went out two nights running with...
John Stuart D
, Nov 2016
We went out two nights running with this tour operator and they were fantastic, shame we didn't get to see the lights but had lots of fun searching for them.

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