From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Guided Tour with Photo Shoot

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55 reviews

Activity provider: David The Guide Iceland

From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Guided Tour with Photo Shoot

Activity provider: David The Guide Iceland
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Explore Iceland´s nighttime wilderness on a guided trip from Reykjavik. Witness the glorious northern lights, hunt for Aurora Borealis with your group, and get a photoshoot done under the stars.

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Duration 3 hours
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Pickup included
Please allow a 45-minute window for everyone to be picked up. The guide will pick you up at designated bus stop or at an arranged meeting place. If you cannot find your bus stop on the list please contact us and arrange for your pickup at


  • Hunt for the Aurora Borealis
  • Witness the glorious Northern Lights
  • Enjoy a hot drink
  • Get your picture taken with the Aurora
  • Stargaze in Iceland
Full description

Hunt for the aurora borealis on a guided group tour from Reykjavik. Witness the unique starry sky with the flash of light cutting across the Icelandic landscape. Curl up in warm blankets with hot chocolate and snacks.

The journey will go outside of the city limits away from any light pollution as the northern lights are harder to see from Reykjavík. The end location is not pre-determined as it will depend on the cloud coverage and activity in the evening.

The drive will be kept as short as possible and you might stop at several locations as the lights can be quite elusive. It is often a waiting game for this beautiful phenomenon, but it is always worth it.

As you search for the aurora borealis, your guide will set up their camera for a free photo shoot of your group. Round off your night with a hot drink while stargazing in good company.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hot chocolate
  • Warm blankets
  • Northern Lights hunting
  • Local guide
  • Free photographs with the Aurora
  • Food
  • Warm clothing
  • Water
  • Winter boots
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  • It's suggested to book this tour on the first night of your trip so, in the event the weather conditions are unfavorable, there is time to reschedule
  • A little note on the Northern Lights, they are fickle and elusive. They are very common in Iceland but alas cannot be promised by anyone so in order to make sure that you get another chance to see them we will take you a second time if your first time out turned out to be only stargazing. This re-use ticket is valid for two years after purchase.
  • If the tour is canceled and you are not able to make a reschedule before you leave we will refund fully!
  • This tour is dependent on certain conditions, and we email the day of the tour to confirm the tour status, including the final pickup time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 55 reviews

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One to tick off the bucket list. This was a really great tour and we were lucky enough to see the lights not once but twice. Our tour guide Frank spotted them again on our return back to Reykjavik and decided on a second stop. Freezing cold so wrap up but definitely well worth it

January 29, 2023

We drove far out of Reykjavik to an empty parking lot (great: there was a toilet nearby) There were various hot drinks and biscuits, you could always get back on the bus to warm up! At first the aurora was faint but the photographer was patient and then we were rewarded with amazing Northern Lights!! She takes a long exposure photo of everyone in front of the lights in case your phone or camera fails! Great tour with a very nice guide!

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January 19, 2023

The guide was brilliant and the tour on the bus is the best to see the Northern Lights or Aruora. Highly recommend the photo shoot as the photographer is very good at capturing the Northern Lights with you in it. Looking forward to seeing my family photos when they email it over.

December 22, 2022

Product ID: 352631