Northern lights in Iceland: Classic tour | Icetour

Northern lights in Iceland: Classic tour

from ISK 2.249
Experience the spectacular northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, when visiting Iceland.

About the Northern lights in Iceland: Classic tour

This tour has one goal, to see the spectacular northern lights in Iceland. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Reykjavik and taken on a guided bus tour to where it is most likely to see the northern lights that evening - this varies from day to day.

Book when you arrive Iceland

We in IceTour recommend you to wait booking any northern lights tour until you arrive Iceland. This is simply because northern lights are unpredictable and we want our customers the best experience when they are in Iceland. Feel free to contact the reception at your hotel / guesthouse and ask how likely it is to view northern lights the next few days while you are in Iceland. You can also check it yourself, through this link. Here you can see the probability of northern lights three days ahead (see the scale on the right under «Aurora forecast»). Although the forecasts indicate that it is going to be northern lights, this is something we can not guarantee as it is the weather that determines.

What is Northern lights?

Northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are caused by an interaction of particles from the sun and the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. The northern lights in Iceland are most visible during the winter months, from September to April.


  • Tour type: Northern lights
  • Season: Late August to April (we recommend September-April)
  • Tour duration: 3 hours 
  • Pick up time: Up to 30 minutes before tour departure
  • Guided in: English
  • Minimum age: No age limit


Tour ID: RE62 - Northern Lights Tour

What is included in this tour? Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  1. Pick up/drop off at your hotel in Reykjavik. 
    (If your hotel is located in down town Reykjavik please read about the bus stops here:
  2. Guided tour: Northern lights
What should you bring?
  1. Warm clothes
  2. Camera
What is not included in this tour? Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  1. Food and beverage 
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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Sturdy shoes and a warm outdoor wear should be worn when travelling in Iceland during any season. Nature is the main attraction on many of the excursions and a short outdoor walk may be included to fully enjoy the tour.
Pets are not allowed on coach tours.
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