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Magical Auroras - Northern Lights Minibus Tour - EI26

Go out to search for the northern lights - Our most popular aurora tour

A minibus evening tour where we look for the northern lights. We check the cloud and aurora forecast and drive out of Reykjavik to a location where conditions are optimal to find the magical auroras.

Included in this tour are free photos of you and your group so you can keep the memory of this natural wonder! See photos from previous tours here.


Duration: ~4 hours

Pick-up: 20:30 - 21:00

Available: Sep - Apr

Age limit: 6 years

Difficulty: Easy / Sightseeing

Tour Highlights:
  • Northern Lights search
  • Small group tour in a minibus
  • Free photos of you/your group
  • Expert Aurora Guide
  • Stargazing

Location: South West Corner of Iceland

Included: Pick up and drop off at hotels or guesthouses in Reykjavik, tour in a minibus, English guidance, northern lights tour.

Bring with you: Hiking boots or sturdy footwear, warm outdoor layers, weatherproof top layer, headwear, gloves, and scarves. There is no such thing as too many layers on a northern lights tour! A tripod for your camera is very useful too.

For further information: Contact Us

Video: Northern Lights over Iceland

from:
9 990 per adult

Children (6-11 years): 4 950


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Aurora Bonus
If the Northern Lights don't show up on your tour you can contact our sales team: info@extremeiceland.is and we will book you on another departure, free of charge upon availability. Please remember to mention your booking number in the email. Please note that the Aurora Bonus is available once per customer.


Tour Description

The Northern Lights

Escape the city's light pollution and come with us to look for the magical Northern Lights or Auroras Borealis as they are called as well. Our specialised guides will decide, on travel day, where to go, after taking into account both the aurora forecast and cloud cover to maximise your chances of seeing them in all their glory. We travel in a minibus, which means small groups and therefore personal service from our guides.

northern lights iceland

Remember to bring a tripod if you want to take a picture of the northern lights

Places

We never know where the best conditions will be. The weather changes quickly and the destinations vary. We might head to the National park Thingvelllir, Reykjanes (The Southern Peninsula) which is covered with lava and extreme landscape or Borgarfjordur which is a beautiful fjord in west of Iceland to name a few.

What are the Northern Lights?

This natural phenomenon happens because of chemical reactions in the Earth‘s atmosphere. Gaseous particles collide with electrically charged molecules and atoms released from the sun‘s atmosphere. These particulates from the sun are blown towards earth by the solar wind and can enter both the northern and southern hemisphere because of weak magnetic field at the poles.That‘s the reason for why we only see those dancing lights close to the Northern pole (Auroras Borealis) and south pole (Auroras Australis).

The different colours are due to different molecules, oxygen forms the most common one, yellow/green and nitrogen produces blue/purple-red for instance.

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magical auroras iceland

Please note: As the success of the Magical Auroras tour is heavily dependent on weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel departures until 18:15 on the day of the tour. If the tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen we offer clients the chance to join another evening’s departure free of charge upon availability. The second tour might possibly be in a minibus. Note that you need to re-book through the booking portal link in your voucher.

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Magical Auroras - Rated 4.9/5 based on 10 customer reviews


Unbelievable

5 by Dustin Kennedy 2018-02-23
I booked Extreme Iceland for a variety of tours while in Iceland and none disappointed. I wish I had experienced this company before I arrived as most my tours were booked before we landed, and the ones I went on with other companies did not even compare. I must say, our driver was unbelievable. Not i only informative the entire time on educating us, but would not quit until he found the lights. He was calling friends in different a parts of Iceland getting weather and my updates in effort to plan and head to the right spot. We drove for hours, in which other drivers and tours had quit and gone home, well we were one of the only tours to see the lights that night as a result. When we finally found a break in the sky, our driver couldn’t have been more excited for all of us. He took professional pictures for us as well, and uploaded them for us to download. Such an awesome experience. You would be crazy not to book with these guys. Thanks again!

Northern Lights tour

5 by Elle 2018-01-27
An amazing tour- a poor northern lights forecast, but we were treated the most spectacular display. Simon was a great tour guide- really friendly and knowledgable :)

Perfect day

5 by Mylene Le borgne 2018-03-03
Everything was great and well organized. Our guide was awesome with lots of stories

Northern Lights

5 by Pietro & Claudia 2018-03-10
Great experience with Northern Lights tour on March 2nd. Tour guide was simply the best! We saw an amazing show in the sky. Unforgetable experience!!!

Aurora guide fantastic

5 by Tariq Pir 2018-03-12
Very enthusiastic and informed guide. He wanted us to get the most out of the tour.

Great Experience

5 by Andrea S 2018-03-19
We were picked up promptly and having picked up others we headed out of town. Our tour guide was really helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and really took the time to explain how to get the best pictures. You really do need to get your camera sorted whilst on the bus as it is infuriating for others if you are flashing lights around once you get to a destination and they are trying to get pictures! Our guide spent a lot of time taking photos so that even if ours hadn't tuned out well we still would have had good ones to download. A fantastic experience and I would highly recommend!

Northern Lights

5 by David and Ellen Jordan 2018-03-25
The guide we had and the knowledge he imparted on the night could not have been better. The bonus of course was that we experienced seeing the lights in their majesty and would not have done so without the persistence of our guide who travelled far and wide to get a decent cloud break. It was stunning. Thanks again.

They tried!

4 by RAGHU 2018-04-07
The tour guide tried his best to find a gap in the clouds. But couldn’t. He drove South for quite a distance. After a wait we headed north. No luck. Mini bus is recommended as it helps get in and out fast in the cold night.

Amazing tours with great guides

5 by Dilini 2018-04-19
Having spent a full day and night on tours, I can’t say how much we enjoyed the time. Both guides were great and so informative. Would highly recommend

April 12th Tour

5 by Mariana Oliveira Rodrigues 2018-04-20
The tour was great, but our tour guide Clemmy really made the difference. He has an extensive knowledge and he’s very passionate about the northern lights. We got a tour and a lesson about nature and science. The tour was a great experience and even though the lights were not too bright, Clemmy took some great photos of the Aurora. Definitely recommend this tour!
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