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Description

Please note: This tour does not include hotel pick up and drop off service. This means that you will have to arrange your own transfers to reach the designated meeting point and start the tour. Meeting point: Bryggjan Brewery, 8 Grandagarður, Reykjavík, 101. Please be there no later than 10 minutes before the event starts. - The Northern Lights Tour: You will be picked up at Bryggjan Brugghús

Start with the famous hosted beer and food tasting event in downtown Reykjavik then go out with an expert guide and search for the northern lights in the skies around the city.

If you are into trying the local beers, local foods when you travel and would like to learn about the local culture inn Reykjavík and Iceland, then this is the tour for you. This beer and food tour is based at Bryggjan Brugghús in the heart of Reykjavík Old Harbour and is perfect for foodies and beer enthusiast, not to mention those wanting to find out a little more about Icelandic culture, heritage and current affairs.

After the tour we will pick you from Bryggjan Brugghús and head out for a Aurora Borealis hunt. For many travelers, the idea of experiencing the Northern Lights is the ultimate reason for traveling to Iceland in winter. And for good reasons, the Auroras are both wonderfully mysterious and beautiful. 

In addition to it excellent record for frequent sightings of the Northern Lights, Iceland offers some of the best conditions for seeing stars, as the air is pure and the light pollution is minimal in this sparsely populated land.

Itinerary

Bryggjan Brugghus

This is the meeting point for your beer and food tasting tour. Head down to this cozy brewery and restaurant located in Reykjavik's old harbor for an evening of delicious beer, tasty teasers, and good laughs.

Northern Lights Hunt

In the evening after the brewery tour, you will head out into the night to look for the elusive aurora borealis. We will pick you up right at the Bryggjan Brugghus restaurant and you will join us on a hunt for the northern lights. Our knowledgeable northern lights guides will be happy to share stories and information about this ever elusive phenomenon. 

Itinerary

  • The cheers to reykjavik tours starts at 18:00, after two hours of enjoying food and drink at Bryggjan Brugghus we will pick you up and head out into the night.
  • The weather forecast plays a big influence on choosing the location, but we always try to get to the best possible sight with the best chances to view northern lights. The location can be anywhere from 30-60 minutes from Reykjavik
  • Once at the location we will stay for approximately 1.5-2hrs hunting the northern lights before returning back to Reykjavik. Depending on the forecast multiple locations may be chosen for searching for aurora.
  • The tour lasts around 5 hours including 2 hours for the Cheers to Reykjavik portion and about 3 hours for the northern lights hunt.

What's included

Brewery Tour at Bryggjan Brugghus
  • A local host/guide.
  • Beer tasting of six different Icelandic beers.
  • Six Icelandic courses, locally sourced and cooked by Bryggjan Brugghús Chefs and served “Tapas” style.

Norther Lights Hunt

  • Knowledgeable Northern Lights & Stars guide
  • Free use of camera tripod (please note, we only have a few and many people come on the tours, if you own please bring it along)
  • Free use of astronomical telescope, for moon and stargazing
  • 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
  • Northern Lights Guarantee – see the lights or come again for free!
  • Free Wi-Fi and USB charger for each seat

What's excluded

  • Food & Drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pick up & Drop off.

What do I need to bring

For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts. 

For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended, especially since we will be outside at night.

For your camera: If you have a DSLR Camera and Tripod bring them along. Our guides will help you set up you camera so that you can take home a memory of the northern lights. 

Important information

  • We are working with Iceland´s most talented Northern lights hunters to find the best places every night.
  • It is never a guaranteed that we will see northern lights, however, we do our best to maximize our chances by picking the best locations.
  • Since it is never guaranteed to see aurora, we will make sure you get the chance to see them. In the event of a unsuccessful hunt, we offer you the chance to re-book as many times as needed until you partake in a successful northern lights hunt. You can continue to do this within a 2 year period of going on the first hunt.
  • If the Northern Lights portion of this tour is canceled due to weather and you don't have an opportunity to participate in a subsequent tour, the northern lights portion of the tour will be refunded. 

Cancellation policy

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

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