The DSD difference...

  • No deposits
  • No amendment fees
  • Real theme park tickets
  • Worry free guarantee

You are here

Northern Lights Tour in Iceland

The Northern Lights tour in Iceland takes you to see a spectacular natural phenomenon which happens during the winter months.

During the winter months, from late August to April, Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the always-spectacular Northern Lights!

Also known as Aurora Borealis, the Lights are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole, as you'll learn on this fascinating hunt.

Choosing a guided tour increases your chances of seeing the Northern Lights as a team of experts review and study the weather, locations and aurora forecast on a daily basis to determine if the odds are in favour for the tour and the best location. Therefore, the locations visited during the Northern Lights tour vary from day to day depending on weather conditions but keep your eyes peeled and camera handy.

As this tour is weather dependent, sightings are not guaranteed, however, you will experience Icelandic nature during the night, the Milky Way, stars, moon, clouds and total darkness. If you do not see the Northern Lights on your booked tour, you are invited to join the tour again, free of charge. It is highly recommended that you book your tour early in your trip to Iceland, so if needed you can rebook this tour.

Experience Includes

  • Opportunity to see the world famous Northern Lights!
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Bus transportation
  • Free Wi-Fi on board

Experience Excludes

  • Meals, snacks or refreshments
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel transfers unless this ticket is selected


25th August to 15th March.

Departure location

BSÍ Bus Terminal or hotel/guesthouses in Reykjavik dependent on ticket selected.

Start times

10:00pm: 25 August – 15th October; 9:00pm: 16th October - 15 March.  Hotel pick-ups from approximately 30 minutes prior to that time.


Approximately 3.5 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Although your booking will be confirmed, tickets will not be available to download until 30 days before your visit date.
  • In the event of inclement weather, road closures or other causes which may impact your hotel pick-up, you will be advised of the nearest collection point. It is the customer's responsibility to be at this location in order to be collected.
  • You will be required to present a printed copy of your voucher at the time of tour departure.
  • Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses begins 30 minutes before the tour departure time (if ticket with hotel pick up is selected). You will be advised specific times upon reconfirmation locally.
  • Returning from your tour, you will be dropped off at the pick-up point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.
  • Children MUST be aged 1 year old and weigh a minimum of 9kg to participate on this tour. Babies younger than 1 year old (under 9 kg) are only safe in babie car seats that require 3-point seat belts, which cannot be provided. and you can not bring your own car seat. Child´s car seats for children 9 – 18 kg approx. (1 – 3 or 4 years old) will be provided. Children aged 3 or 4 years and older (over 18 kg) can use the normal seat belts on the bus.
  • Passengers traveling with children 5 years and younger are kindly asked to select the earlier departure.
  • Once you have joined a departure that the tour is non-refundable regardless if lights are visible or not.
  • Despite all efforts, it cannot be guaranteed that you will see the aurora. If you do NOT see Northern Lights on the tour, you can rebook for another evening - please try to book this tour early in your trip, so you have the flexibility to rebook.
  • *CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.