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Northern Lights Horizon Small Group Tour

Frozen Night, Mystery & Magic

On the Northern Lights Horizon Small Group Tour from Reykjavík we focus on finding the perfect location to witness the magic of the Northern Lights and the dark arctic sky.

We go in small groups, no more than 19 passengers per mini bus and our guests get enough time to enjoy the show. To go into the dark, frozen winter night and observe an unbelievable display of color, light and texture, is like waking up in a fairy-tale, full of mystery and magic.

We pick you up at your Hotel or Guesthouse, or meet you at the fantastic Aurora Reykjavik Museum. We begin our Northern Lights hunt with a tour through the museum and give you an introduction on the physics behind the Northern Lights and how it is best to photograph them. After the tour of the museum we drive out to the countryside or up to the mountains, away from electric glow and city sounds. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful night sky at the best possible situation, of course depending on weather.

The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are a natural phenomenon visible in the Northern Hemisphere. A unique display of light caused by a particle collision in the magnetic field of the polar cap.

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. Ask the staff for assistance in case of doubts on how to use your device at its full potential.

Camera rental at Aurora Reykjavik

You can rent a DSLR camera and tripod for your Northern Light hunt at Aurora Reykjavik Museum. Bring your own SD card or buy it at the Museum. Please email sagatravel@sagatravel.is for further information.

This tour is also available as a private tour:

Private Northern Lights

Read more about the Northern Lights on our blogs :

Searching for the Northern Lights

The Season of Northern Lights is upon us

And listen to our Northern Lights playlist on Spotify:

Northern Lights Complimentary
If your tour guide confirms that no Northern Lights were seen we invite you on a complimentary Northern Light Bus Tour.
Note: The complimentary tour is not a small group guarantee – It is a bus tour with no maximum on bus.

Please contact our sales team the day after your tour via email sagatravel@sagatravel.is or call us at +354 558-8888 to confirm a seat on the next available tour. Be sure to contact before 15:00 so we can reserve your seat.

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Price from

10.900 ISK

Tour type

Day Tour Reykjavík

Highlights

  • Introduction to the Northern Lights at Aurora Reykjavik Museum, including a short photography lesson
  • Northern Lights Hunting with a professional guide
  • Stargazing under the Arctic Night Sky
  • Small Group experience away from the crowds

Available

August 25th - April 14th

Departure

Daily

Departure time

20:30

Duration

3 - 4 Hours

Included

v Fully Guided Tour – English Speaking

v Transport by Comfortable Mini Bus

v Entrance Fee for Aurora Reykjavik Museum (1.600 ISK)

v Hot Chocolate & Treats during the Tour

v Free Pickup / Dropoff in Reykjavik City

 

Note

  • Changes to itinerary and cancellations are notified only via email
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and beyond our control. They are visible in Iceland from September through April but visibility is subject to Northern Lights activity and cloud coverage
  • We cannot guarantee sightings even if the tour is operated
  • If your tour guide confirms that no Northern Lights were seen we invite you on a complimentary Northern Light Bus Tour the following evening or next operated departure.  Note: The complimentary tour is not a small group guarantee – It is a bus tour with no maximum on bus.
  • For complimentary departures, please contact our sales team the day after your tour via email sagatravel@sagatravel.is or call us at +354 558-8888 to confirm a seat on the next available tour. Be sure to contact before 15:00 so we can reserve your seat.
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour
  • Reservation is necessary
  • Please note that we might travel in a pack with other mini buses from our company if more than one car is booked. The reason for this is that in winter time we often have bad road conditions and there is safety in numbers. This also allows for smoother operation on our hot coco and donuts service and assistance with photography

Meeting point: Aurora Reykjavík Northern Lights Museum @20:30. Pickup starts 30 minutes earlier, or @20:00

We recommend you bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Gloves
  • Camera

    Northern Lights Horizon Small Group Tour

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