Did you know: Earth’s Magnetic Field guides the Northern Lights
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Description

The Northern Lights (or aurora) are perhaps one of the most popular things that travellers come to Iceland to visit. This stunning light display occurs high in the upper atmosphere of the earth as a result of solarwinds colliding with the magnetic field of our planet.

Our Northern Lights team works hard throughout the day, checking on weather data in order to best predict a location where the lights should be clearly visible. The locations visited are different from day to day we head in the direction with the most chances of seeing Northern Lights.

Please note that this tour will only operate on evenings when northern lights activity is likely. Remember, however, that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and viewing them cannot be guaranteed. If by chance there are no Northern Lights to be seen during your tour, we invite you to rebook on a regular Northern Lights tour at no extra charge. 

Our evening tour will begin with our fast and efficient pick up service. We will come to pick you up you from either, one of the hotels in the centre of Reykjavik or from one of the many pick up spots dotted across the city. Once we have all of our guests our hunt for the Aurora borealis will begin!

You will be traveling in style in a specially modified vehicle that makes the northern lights viewing feel like you are being pampered. You will travel in either our customised Setra TopClass S 516 HDH or in a gorgeous Deluxe Mercedes car or sprinter. The kind of vehicle we use will be tailor chosen to fit the group size of the tour that evening to ensure maximum comfort.

The light pollution from the city of Reykjavik can often be quite detrimental to good viewings of the Northern Lights. To overcome this problem we will whisk you away into the beautiful Icelandic countryside.

You will be joined by an experienced Northern Lights guide who will have plenty of information to share with you both about the light themselves as well as some insight into Icelandic culture. They will also have spent the hours prior to the tour scanning over various weather maps looking for an ideal spot to head to for your viewing.

With a little bit of luck you will find an amazing spot to view the Aurora borealis. When you reach the location that your guide thinks will have the best chances then will you get out of the bus to see the lights. You will have plenty of time to take some photographs, If you are struggling then your guide should be able to help you setup your camera.

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Highlights

  • Northern lights hunt with an expert guide
  • Icelandic refreshments
  • Professional Photographer
  • Aurora Museum Reykjavík entrance ticket

Itinerary

Our evening tour will begin with our fast and efficient pick up service. We will come to pick you up from either one of the hotels in the centre of Reykjavik or from one of the many pick up spots dotted across the city. Once we have all of our guests our hunt for the Aurora Borealis hunt will begin!

 Northern Lights Hunting  

The Aurora Borealis, known commonly as the Northern Lights, is a naturally occurring light display that is commonly seen in high latitude locations. These ethereal lights are formed when solar winds agitate the magnetic field of the earth, Ionising the particles and causing them to give off light which we see in the form of the wispy bands of colour across the night sky. The auroras can form in a variety of colours depending on the altitude of the particles when they become ionised.

Light pollution is the single biggest obstacle in our human ability to see the Northern Lights so we had straight out of the city. Within only 15 minuets drive from Reykjavík we are surrounded by unspoilt nature, zero light pollution and hopefully endless auroras to marvel at.  

You will be joined by an experienced Northern Lights guide who will have plenty of information to share with you, both about the light themselves as well as some insight into Icelandic culture. Your guide, along with our office based northern lights team, will also have spent hours prior to the tour scanning over various weather maps looking for an ideal spot to head to for your viewing.

With a little bit of luck and the seventh sense for the northern lights, we will find an amazing spot to view the Aurora Borealis. Once at a feasible location you have a very good time to explore, set up your camera (with the assistance of your guide if needed) and admire the skies. As this tour also includes a professional photographer you will get the chance to get the perfect picture of yourself with the Northern Lights in the background to show to all your friends and family. 

The northern lights display comes in various shapes and forms, colours and strengths, duration and intensity. This unique wonder of the world can blow our minds and challenge our patience, we just need to be prepared for everything. 

Icelandic refreshments

To keep us entertained and fulfilled your guide will offer you some local refreshments that will both warm you up and to give you a taste of the Icelandic culture. Please remember to be well equipped to resist arctic winter conditions after dark.

In case of no lights

Even though Iceland offers ideal conditions for northern lights spotting and Bustravel has great expertise in hunting down the lights, seeing the Aurora can never be 100% guaranteed.  

If you are unfortunate enough to miss out on them on our tour, we offer you to rebook on to another evening free of charge. 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.

At the end of the night, we'll bring you back to Reykjavik and you will be dropped off at your preferred location. 

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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What's included

  • Deluxe service
  • Expert northern lights guide
  • Icelandic refreshments
  • Admission ticket to the Aurora Museum (available the day of the booked tour)
  • Free Wi-fi

What's excluded

  • Food.

What do I need to bring

  • Warm, waterproof clothing 
  • Comfortable footwear 

Important information

  • The duration of the tour is 3-4 hours.
  • Make sure you come well equipped with warm and windproof clothing and good sturdy shoes to resist the Icelandic winter conditions after dark. 
  • It's ideal to start your evening at the Aurora Museum and have us pick you up from there for your tour.
  • In case that you don’t see the Northern Lights, you can reschedule for free to BusTravel Iceland’s Classic Northern Lights Bus Tour as much as you want until the beautiful Aurora is seen.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure

Categories

  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR

Guided Language

  • English

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