Northern Lights Tour

Northern Lights Explorer & Aurora Museum | IS-AA-NLE+

Northern Lights Tour with a Museum Entrance!

About Tour

This tour consists of learning and adventure – learn the science behind northern lights in the Aurora Museum and then head out of the city with a Super Jeep to see auroras!

Highlights

  • Small Group Experience
  • Super Jeep Ride
  • Icelandic Countryside
  • Aurora Museum
  • The Northern Lights

This tour includes entry to an incredible Aurora Reykjavik Museum, where you'll get tips on how to photograph the auroras, learn the science of northern lights, and more.

Later, you will be picked up from the museum in a Mercedes Super Truck. You'll head to off-track roads where chances to see the northern lights are higher.

The tour guide will carry a camera and a tripod to take amazing pictures of the Northern lights with you and your family together.

  • Small group
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
Availability Sept - Apr
Duration ~5 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No
Minimum age 6
Group maximum 16 people

From

20 990
Per Adult
    • No booking fees
    • Fast & secure booking payment
    • Best Price Guarantee

What's Included

Included

  • Pick-up & Drop off from Reykjavík
  • A Visit to Aurora Reykjavik Museum
  • Northern Lights Photos
  • Guided Tour in a Super Jeep
  • Hot Chocolate & Biscuits
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Super Jeep

What to bring

  • Warm Outdoor Clothing
  • Waterproof Jacket and Pants
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Good Warm Shoes and Woolly Socks

Not Included

  • Meals

Contact us for more Information about this tour

FAQ

Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.

The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we, unfortunately, cannot promise you will see them. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions.

For more information on the Northen Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights information.

We, unfortunately, do not have one simple answer to this question.

There isn’t just one single setting for your camera that ensures great photos. However, if you have manual options, you are probably best served with experimenting with various combinations of ISO, aperture, and exposure settings. As a rule of thumb, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2 8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed at between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have proven effective.

A good thing to keep in mind, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have given great results.

Different combinations may give very different results. Higher ISO setting will allow you to capture faster exposures, but the downside to this might be for example grainier images.

If the shutter speed is above 15 seconds it will result in a slight star movement.

Wider angle lenses are usually more versatile in low light settings, but longer lenses give you different options for compositions. Make sure that you remove all lens filters, as they may distort images. You will probably get the best results with manual setting for infinite focal length.

Reimbursement is not given if the northern lights tour goes ahead and no lights are seen but we do offer you the change to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge.

Please contact our Customer Care to re-book your tour.

When Northern Lights tours are canceled it’s usually due to unfavorable weather conditions.

In that case, your options will be to:

  1. Reschedule for another day.
  2. Find another tour to do and use the deposit for it.
  3. Get fully refunded.

Please go to customer portal to re-book your tour or contact us by phone +354 562 7000

The northern lights are a pretty difficult thing to predict. We recommend you to check en.vedur.is to see the forecast and if the level is high and the skies are clear then it’s very likely that the tour is going ahead. We do update our website’s tour departure sheet with the information at 17:00 pm the latest. If your tour is canceled then you will receive an email from us.

If we think there is no chance at all of seeing the lights we will cancel the tour. We don’t want to bring you out and disappoint if there is no chance of the lights to be seen.

Yes, the guide on your tour will take a photo of you with the northern lights in the background.
These can be single or group photo’s and are free of charge.

The Northern Lights season is from late August until mid-April. However, if you want to increase your changes of seeing them, it is best to wait until the clear winter months of mid-September until March.

The northern lights depend on luck and weather if that is in your favor than you will be able to see the Aurora Borealis above the inviting streets of Reykjavík. Whether you see the lights or not they depend on two different factors. The first being the weather. If the sky is clear, no clouds, then you are halfway there to seeing the astonishing spectacle that is the Northern Lights (although light pollution can sometimes be a problem). Increased solar activity is the second half so, if these two merge together you may well be able to see the Northern Lights from Reykjavik.

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