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Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Reykjavik

  • See the northern lights without the distraction of bright city lights 
  • A guide helps you find the perfect viewing spot during this northern lights tour
  • Enjoy hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik 
Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Reykjavik
From US$90.36
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Catching sight of the northern lights while in a populous area can be more difficult due to the bright city lights. Head out into the Icelandic countryside's darkness during this guided tour with round-trip transport from Reykjavik. Your guide finds the best spot for viewing the aurora borealis, giving you a better chance to view the light show than if setting out alone.
What to Expect
Your evening begins with pickup at your Reykjavik hotel by small car or minibus. From there you’ll head out deep into the darkened countryside where your tour guide will scout the sky for the first signs of the aurora borealis.

When your guide finds the best place for viewing the northern lights, you'll have plenty of opportunity to get out of the car to view and snap some photos of the dancing lights. Make sure to dress warmly and bring along a few extra layers since you will be standing outside to view the lights.

Although your guide takes you to a location with the best chance of viewing the northern lights, seeing them is not guaranteed. If you don’t get to see the lights on your tour, don’t worry; you’re welcome to join another night’s tour free of charge.

Your northern lights tour ends with a drop-off back in Reykjavik.
Reviews (80)
1 - 5 of 69 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

We joined this tour with only limited expectations of seeing the Northern Lights - the weather forecast wasn’t very good and tourists going the previous day had seen nothing. However, our driver took us well away from Reykjavík and we got lucky. Especially helpful was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anne R
Reviewed 2 days ago
excellent and professional northern lights chasing

We didn't have to look far to see the northern lights. But the first thing we did was stop for a bathroom break in anticipation of the time we'd spend on the road (were also able to buy snacks). We drove out of the city...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chattycathy28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Expert guide

I was prepared for the unpredictable and possible disappointment of the lack of northern lights. The Guide was very good at talking through all the different camera and phone options on how to photograph the lights. The lights were barely visible to the naked eye...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sofia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour

Picked up from our hotel - be prepared that the picks ups start from 7.30pm and doesn't mean you will be picked up at exactly 7.30pm. the mini bus was comfortable and has WiFi. Magnus our guide was informative and friendly. He gave us tips...More

2  Thank Claire H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Northern Lights Spotting is Unpredictable but Rewarding

We chose this tour our first night in Reykjavik just in case our tour was not successful. We were fortunate on a cold and clear night to see the northern lights, but they were easier to see with the camera on the northern horizon. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank waynedR3547TP
Makremson, General Manager at Go To Joy Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Wayne Thank you for taken time to tell about you experience withour service, we really appreciate your understanding and the weather in Iceland, this review support us to do better. Wish you all the Best. BestRegards, Go to joy Iceland Team.

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November 4, 2018|
Response from Go_to_joy_Team | Property representative |
Hi, unfortunately the Northern Lights is available only fron September until end Mars middle April.