Northern lights and stargazing
Activities

Northern lights and stargazing

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See Calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Go on a hunt for the rare and elusive Northern lights
  • A choice of 10 different audio-guide languages
  • Professional and experienced local guide to ensure the best possibility of seeing the lights
What to expect

For many, seeing the Northern Lights is the reason to travel to the Northern island in winter. They are mesmerizing, and a sight that will not be forgotten.

It is simple, nothing says “Icelandic Winter” like the idea of hunting for the Aurora Borealis. Created by solar storms originating from the sun, the Northern Lights need clear winter skies to be seen.

Step on board the bus, 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.

The expert operational team has decades of experience analyzing weather patterns. They will review, each and every day, the cloud forecast and the northern lights forecast in detail. The local tour operator will decide on the night if there is a high success ratio to see the lights, otherwise, the tour will not continue.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • In-bus-audio-guide
    • Knowledgable Northern lights guide
    • Free WiFi and USB charger for each seat in the bus
    • Free use of camera tripod (please note, the tour operator only have a few and many people come on the tours, if you own one please bring it)
    • Free use of an astronomical telescope, for moon and stargazing
    • Complimentary star map
    • Photo memory of you and the northern lights (when aurora can be seen)
    • Instructions about how to set up your camera to capture northern lights and the night sky
    What's not included
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • Snacks and drinks
    Reduced price

    Teenagers (12 -15): Reduced

    Children (0-11): Free

    Where

    10 Skógarhlíð, Reykjavík IS

    Meeting point:

    Please meet at the Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik, at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

    What to remember
    • It is recommended you dress weather appropriate: waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, with warm socks and waterproof shoes if possible. The local tour operator have "Aurora jackets" available for rent
    • To use the in-bus-audio-guide please bring your own headphones, otherwise, they will be available for purchase from the local tour operator
    • Audio guide Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, France, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German, Finnish, and English
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    When
    • The tour departs at 8.00pm and 9.00pm
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    Provider
    Reykjavík Sightseeing
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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