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Magical Auroras & Aurora Museum | IS-AA26+

A visit to Aurora Museum and Northern Lights Tour

About Tour

This tour starts with a visit to the Aurora Museum where you will learn about this natural phenomenon and then continues to the northern lights tour where you can see them in action.


  • Small Group Experience
  • The Northern Lights
  • Guided Tour in Minibus
  • Aurora Museum
  • Northern Lights Photos
  • Iceland Countryside

This Northern Lights tour includes a visit to Aurora Reykjavik Museum where you can learn the science behind this magnificent phenomenon and uncover some of the cultural beliefs that nations had over them.

You will be picked up from the museum in a minibus and head out of town to have a clearer view of the night sky. A guide will have a camera and a tripod to take pictures of you and your loved ones next to the spectacular Northern Lights.

  • Small groups (minibus)
  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Expert guides
Availability Sept - April
Duration ~5 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No
Minimum age 6 years
Group maximum 28 people


  • No Booking Fees
  • Fast & secure payment
  • Best Price Guarantee

What's Included


  • Pick-up & Drop off from Reykjavík
  • A Visit to Aurora Reykjavik Museum
  • Minibus Transport
  • English Speaking Expert Guide
  • Northern Lights Photos
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

What to bring

  • Hiking Boots or Other Very Sturdy Footwear
  • Warm outdoor layers
  • A weatherproof top layer
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Scarve
  • Camera

Not Included

  • Meals

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Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.

Please note

happy couple posing under Aurora in Iceland

The ticket to the Aurora Museum is valid throughout the day of the tour and can be visited and any time. Keep in mind that pick-up for the Northern Lights tour will be at the museum.


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 Northern Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights tours.

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. Choose another our tour and use the deposit for it.
  3. Get a full refund.

Please go to the customer portal to re-book your tour or contact us by phone at +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.