Join us for a complete Northern Lights experience. First we learn all about the Aurora Borealis and how to capture them. Then we visit a unique Northern Lights Observatory in the lava fields outside Reykjavik.
We meet at the fantastic Aurora Reykjavik Museum. We begin our journey with a guided tour through the museum and give you an introduction on the physics behind the Northern Lights and you will see some of the most amazing displays ever caught on film. You will find detailed information on how to use cameras in the Aurora exhibition and have the chance to test your settings in the northern lights photo simulator.
After the museum we drive 30 minutes out of town to our next destination, Aurora BaseCamp. There we will visit otherworldly geodesic domes, hidden in a rough and barren lava field. Inside is an exhibit where they’ve put the physics into practice and create northern lights inside large glass cylinders, among other fascinating displays. There we also have a lounge where you can have a nice hot beverage before we head into the night.
If the conditions are right you will be able to enjoy the northern lights from the fantastic outdoor area of Aurora basecamp. But if not we will head out to test our luck in a few different locations.
Usually the Northern Lights Tours are a hunting experience. You go into the dark, frozen winter night with hopes of getting the opportunity of seeing the elusive natural wonder that is the Aurora borealis. But as with any hunting expedition, there is always the chance of not catching anything. Our tour is not your average northern light excursion however, it is an experience.
Unlike most northern lights tours we go every night, (unless the weather is too bad to travel).
Our main focus is to give people an aurora experience, even when opportunities for first hand sightings are limited. We will always look for the Aurora, but when they are seen they are just the cherry on top, not the entire experience.
Yes, now we offer two payment methods: you can pay all the amount when you are booking or you can just create a booking without payment and all the amount is paid on arrival to the tour. We accept credit cards and cash payments.← Frequently Asked Questions
If there are no lights on the day tour you can rebook another tour with a 50% discount, not valid for private departures. A discount code will be sent upon request via email.← Frequently Asked Questions
Our day tours departing from Reykjavik City Center depart from Aurora Reykjavik Museum at Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavik. Our day tours depart at 9AM. Our Northern Lights tour starts at 8:30PM at the Museum. We recommend you show up at least 15 minutes prior to tour starting time. The museum offers coffee and snacks for the road, and you can also use the toilet before departing. Admission ticket for the Museum is included in the price (2.000 ISK). We recommend you check out the museum when we arrive back after the tour.← Frequently Asked Questions
We operate every night between September and March. The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and subject to various factors, such as cloud coverage. We operate as long there are seats booked on the tour. We do not operate unless reservations are made. Reservation is thus necessary.← Frequently Asked Questions
We leave our departure location at the scheduled departure time. If you are not there we will unfortunately leave you behind. No refunds are available if you do not show up on your booked tour.← Frequently Asked Questions
Normally we do not cancel the northern lights tours. The tour is only cancelled if the weather conditions do not allow a departure. Instead we allow customers to cancel the tour with a full refund until 5 hours prior to departure. You can also change departure date with out costs. We recommend that our customers take a good look at the Northern Lights forecast at www.auroraforecast.is to assess the changes of seeing the Northern Lights.← Frequently Asked Questions
If we cancel the tour, you will receive an email and offered to reschedule. If rescheduling does not work out, we refund the booking.← Frequently Asked Questions
Free WiFi onboard
Fully Guided Tour – English Speaking
Transport by Comfortable Mini Bus
Entrance Fee for Aurora Reykjavik Museum (2.000 ISK) and a short photography lesson
Entrance Fee for Aurora Basecamp (3.900 ISK)
Meeting point: Tour departs from Aurora Reykjavik Museum, please be ready 15 minutes before departure