Hunting The Northern Lights - Reykjavik

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9 pm
  • Departure Details :
    All hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik
  • Return Details :
    All hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


The hunt for the northern lights is one of the most exciting tours on offer. As is common knowledge, hunting is not a guarantee for results. But going out with an experienced and professional tour guide goes a long way. On the way to the hunting grounds, the guide will talk a little bit about the history of Iceland and what causes the northern lights to appear in our sky. This tour is a premium one, which means that you travel in a small group on a minibus with free wi-fi and maximum 19 passengers.

Know More about this tour

The tour starts from Reykjavik normally around 9 pm and pickup starts 30 minutes before that from all hotels, guesthouses and bus stops. The forecast for the evening basically controls the area that the guide chooses as the hunting grounds for the night. Normally, the area is within 60 minutes driving range outside of Reykjavik. On the way, the guide will go over some of the history of Iceland and the northern lights, how they appear and so on. At the hunting grounds, the guide will show great control and patience while observing the clear winter sky. Sometimes he can feel it in his hips if there are going to be lights or not. It is essential to monitor the guide and follow his instructions in order to be successful in the hunt. One of the most important instruction is that you have to look up into the sky if you want to see something. Sometimes its only stars but if you are lucky, dancing northern lights. The tour takes place in a mini bus that takes only 19 passengers, so it is a small group tour with less impact on nature. There is free Wi-Fi on the bus and an option to charge your phone. The guide will do his best to help you with your camera settings in order to catch a picture of the lights. The best way is to bring a camera and a tripod. Do not forget the extra battery. After a successful tour, you are taken back to Reykjavik and dropped off at the same place as you were picked up from.


  • Professional licensed Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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