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Reykjavik Excursions Northern Lights Tour

Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 | BSI Bus Terminal, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 580 5400
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We used Reykjavik Excursions twice over our stay and found them to be pretty useless each time. We... read more

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We booked onto one of the mini bus excursions, we had little expectation of actually seeing the... read more

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The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis are a spectacular natural phenomenon, often seen dancing around in fantastic colours across the Icelandic Arctic sky. The Northern lights are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. That creates this wonderful light effect, known as the Aurora Borealis.The locations visited are different every tour since we go where it’s most likely to see the Northern Lights each day. This tour is dependant on weather and sightings are not guaranteed. Refreshments not included.
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Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 | BSI Bus Terminal, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 580 5400

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Reviewed yesterday

We used Reykjavik Excursions twice over our stay and found them to be pretty useless each time. We opted for the earlier 7:30 Northern Lights trip (£73 for 2 adults) as we had to be up early the next morning. On the way, the tour...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We booked onto one of the mini bus excursions, we had little expectation of actually seeing the lights, as we had spoken to someone who had visited Iceland 8 times and never seen the lights. The weather was near perfect by the time we had...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a day when the prediction for the northern lights was pretty good -- 4 When we got on the bus, we were told we would head to Grindavik, which as per the met website was an area with HIGH cloud cover. I...More

1  Thank Anjana A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Suggestion: Watch the predictions DAILY and book the first night the kp is high (and ideally the cloud coverage is low). Our guide, Claudia, was nice yet had a monotone voice which lulled us to sleep (maybe that was good?). She didn't have much to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked the golden circle tour with this company via the tourist information centre . Simon, bus driver and tour guide, Rumer were awesome. Bus left promptly and kept to schedule.

Thank Myopinion1973
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first night we were not told of it being cancelled so waited for the bus which never arrived and we had to call the company from reception to find out the disappointment. Luckily, we were staying for one more night so were offered the...More

Thank Ellie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I respect the decision not to take people out late at night when no display can be expected. Very impressed that we got our money back as we had to leave and never got to go out. How different from some companies that took people...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very lucky on Jan 19, the Northern Light that night as guide said “so far best of winter” which is really amazing. must see it once in life. however the guide quality is average only compare to others.

Thank Patsy Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

First things first - you have to accept this is a natural phenomenon and the tour providers can't guarantee seeing something like the lights. We were lucky and after the cancellation of out first tour, we rearranged for the next day and it was fabulous....More

1  Thank Phil D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first night in Iceland but I have been monitoring the KP level for a few weeks and even joined an Aurora Borealis Facebook group just to know when the best time to go. It is true that it is a matter of...More

Thank C M
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Gigi I
23 January 2018|
Response from CriticallyMe | Reviewed this property |
I drove in Iceland without problems but would not drive to the snowmobile aerea. Very dangerous. I do not know what the difference is between the two tours as I did only the golden circle
12 December 2017|
Response from SisaOne | Reviewed this property |
It depends on where the aurora map will be that night. I suggest you download the Aurora app from the Apple App Store so you’ll have an idea about aurora locations.