Your Guide to The Northern Lights Bus Tour
How about witnessing nature’s unusual phenomenon where art and science collide with each other or we can simply coexist. When in Iceland, you will witness more than just those panoramic views, natural landscapes, floating icebergs, and black sand beaches. Iceland is one of the most preferred and well-known destinations to witness Aurora Borealis, which is a naturally occurring phenomenon. Iceland is located at the edge of the arctic circle, and that makes it the best place to witness the Northern Lights. You can have the perfect view of the Aurora. To make the most of this, hop on to the tour bus from Reykjavik
Getting Through the Icelandic Countryside
Roaming through the Icelandic countryside is an opportunity to witness and spot the amazing and jaw-dropping views of Aurora. The elusive Northern Lights or the dancing lights make a perfect example of art and science coexisting and presenting the most beautiful sights to witness, surely a lifetime experience. The majestic ribbons of green, white, red, or purple fluttering in the sky with variating shapes and position is a result of solar winds from the sun that strikes against the magnetic field of our planet. The subtle hues of the captivating northern lights look magnificent against the dark. People from across the shore and all over the world, visit Iceland to witness this natural phenomenon. When you are on the Bus tour to see the Northern Lights, don’t forget to carry warm clothes and head covers to stay warm throughout the journey.
Know the Science Behind Aurora
If you are amidst those ever-curious travelers who wanted to know the minute details about the destination, before you even start with the journey, then Aurora Museum is a perfect place to get started. Before you head for the Northern Light hunt, get a sneak-peak about the Aurora in the museum. The science behind the lights, how they are formed, and much more interesting information. Not just this, you will get to know the correct way to hold your camera for a perfect picture.
English Speaking Experience Northern Lights Guide & Expert
Northern Lights hunt
Aurora Reykjavík entrance ticket (valid for use on the tour date booked)
Hot chocolate and refreshments
WiFi on board the bus
Every night is different when it comes to the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights Experts will find the best locations each night to watch the northern lights.
What to bring
Warm clothes – it gets cold during the night.
Good to know
- Pick up is not included with this tour but is available for extra fee.
- You will have plenty of time to take some photographs and you can count on assistance from your guide setting up your camera.
- In case that you don’t see the Northern Lights, you can reschedule for free to the non-premium Northern Lights Bus Tour as much as you want until the beautiful Aurora is seen.
- Food and drinks other than refreshments are not included in the tour.
- Our team offer a special recipe of hot chocolate along with light refreshments to keep you warm.
- Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.
- You can bring some favorite snacks and beverages if you like.
Please note that the duration of the tour is normally 3-4 hours but can vary in length depending on weather conditions on the evening.
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Most frequent questions and answers
For tours that state that they pick up from Reykjavík, we ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location, we won’t be responsible if you miss your tour.
Due to regulations of Reykjavik City, tour companies are allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city centre to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher whether we will pick you up directly from your accommodation or from the bus stop.
Check the booking engine to see if your accommodation is available for pick up. If not, find the closest designated pick up location using the map below:
If you don’t want pick up for the tour, please meet us at Bus Stop # 12 (opposite Storm Hotel). We will pick you up there within 30 minutes from the departure time. You can find directions to this location at www.busstop.is
You will receive a full refund if the tour gets cancelled due to weather.
Free cancellation up to 1 day before the tour. If you cancel within 1 day notice, a 100% fee will be charged.
However, we always ask you to cancel the tour as soon as possible so we can adjust the schedule for the day depending on how many people will be joining the tour.
Yes, you can bring your own food and drinks on the tour.
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. This tour is listed as easy so if you do not feel uncomfortable with sitting in a minibus for the rive, this tour should be ideal for you.
If you are unfortunate enough to miss out on them on our tour, we offer you to rebook on to another evening. Details of how to rebook in case of no lights will be supplied by the guide. The offer for rebooking is valid for three years from the date of your tour departure.
The entrance ticket to the Aurora Reykjavik Museum is only valid for use on the tour date booked.
The northern lights guide can help you with setting up your camera so you can capture the northern lights.
You can also read the article about Northern Lights in Iceland or Capturing the Northern Lights be more specific on how to capture the northern lights on a photo.