Watching the eerie glow of Northern Lights in the Arctic sky is an experience you won’t soon forget

Northern Lights Mystery

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Join us for a mysterious trip away from the city lights to hunt for the Northern Lights

Highlights

  • Amazing dance of the Northern Lights
  • Educating guidance

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Please Note

  • We cannot guarantee sightings. If Northern Lights are not seen on this tour, you can take the tour again for free. Just contact our call centre ( 354) 540 1313 and have one of our agents book you another Northern lights tour.
  • A decision is taken daily at 6 pm whether the tour will take place or not, depending on Northern Lights forecast. To confirm wether the tour will take place, please visit book.grayline.is or contact your hotel or our sales office.

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Feb 12 2018
Rapide avec un bon service mail et des agents très sympa sur place.
Feb 02 2018
Where to begin? We went on 30/01/2017 on the 20:30 northern lights tour; our tour guide lacked enthusiasm and seemed pretty nonchalant throughout the journey with regards to the information provided, an example of this was: “the northern lights look nothing like the photos, to get the northern lights set your camera up to have the iso as long as possible”, but did not actually tell us what we were looking for with the naked eye. Upon arrival to the destination we were told to just get off the bus and when the headlights come on, is when we have to re-embark the bus, very little information was provided beyond this, and it wasn’t particularly clear who our guide was. when on location, although it was pretty scenic, it was heavily dosed in light pollution. I’m no expert on the northern lights, but I would assume this is not appropriate, the following day we went on an ‘excellent’ tour with “bus travel Iceland” and spoke with other travellers who went out on the same night with an organised tour company; they were transported to a beach location and managed to see the lights the same evening we went for half an hour from 00:30. We left our location around this time and were unable to see the lights. Our journey back to the accommodation also incurred issue whereby my partner and I were forgotten about, one of he first drop offs was made at the bottom of our street at foss hotels Lind, we arrived in Iceland from the U.K. on the day of excursion to which we found out the next day that the Foss accommodation was a short walk away and ended up returning an hour after that initial drop. The unenthusiastic tour guide appeared irate about this as well as rudely having issue with another couple on the bus about their accommodation location. Overall this seemed like a lousy corporate tour compared to the wonderful experiences we have had from alternative tour companies as well as the word of mouth given on these tours.
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
Hello, 

We regret to hear about the service you received, as that is absolutely not the standard that Gray Line expects from its employees. We pride ourselves on having amazing tour guides and drivers that are professional, friendly and offer great local insight during our tours. It is our goal that each and every customer has a memorable experience with us, and we will be reaching out to our local team to discuss expectations for our tour guides and drivers. We understand that there is always room for improvement, and we truly appreciate your honest review of the tour.

-The Gray Line Team
Jan 26 2018
Amazing and out of this world
Jan 22 2018
We are not successful to see the northern light because of the weather but we will be back next time and hoping to see it😊
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
Beverly, 

Thank you for taking the time to not only be a guest on our tour, but also for leaving us great feedback. We hope you enjoyed your time in Iceland! See you soon, and have a wonderful new year. 

- The Gray Line Team
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ITINERARY

Join us on a dark winter night to experience one of nature’s most spectacular displays, when the Northern lights dance across the sky in dramatic shapes and colors.

Located under the "Auroral Oval," Iceland is one of the best places on earth to experience the beautiful and mysterious northern lights.

Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) are most frequently seen around the North Pole, within an oval shaped region drawn around the Northern hemisphere called the "auroral oval." Iceland lies within this most active region meaning that the Northern lights are potentially visible from every place in Iceland.

In reality viewing conditions for Northern lights depend on many factors including geography, weather, the time of day and more. Crisp cold evenings with skies clear enough to see stars is a good indicator for auroral activity.

Operating Northern lights tours in Iceland for over 10 years has taught us a thing or two about this elusive phenomenon and how to decide where each trip should lead for best possibilities and viewing conditions.

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