We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Reykjavik

  • See the northern lights without the distraction of bright city lights 
  • A guide helps you find the perfect viewing spot during this northern lights tour
  • Enjoy hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik 
Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Reykjavik
From US$80.33
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travelers
21:00 / 09:00 PM DepartureMost Popular
Tour Departs at 21:00 / 09:00 pm
20:00 / 08:00 PM Departure
Tour Departs at 20:00 / 08:00 pm
Catching sight of the northern lights while in a populous area can be more difficult due to the bright city lights. Head out into the Icelandic countryside's darkness during this guided tour with round-trip transport from Reykjavik. Your guide finds the best spot for viewing the aurora borealis, giving you a better chance to view the light show than if setting out alone.
What to Expect
Your evening begins with pickup at your Reykjavik hotel by small car or minibus. From there you’ll head out deep into the darkened countryside where your tour guide will scout the sky for the first signs of the aurora borealis.

When your guide finds the best place for viewing the northern lights, you'll have plenty of opportunity to get out of the car to view and snap some photos of the dancing lights. Make sure to dress warmly and bring along a few extra layers since you will be standing outside to view the lights.

Although your guide takes you to a location with the best chance of viewing the northern lights, seeing them is not guaranteed. If you don’t get to see the lights on your tour, don’t worry; you’re welcome to join another night’s tour free of charge.

Your northern lights tour ends with a drop-off back in Reykjavik.
Write a ReviewReviews (45)

1 - 5 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This tour is an absolute must if you visit Iceland in the right season. I'm writing my review 5 mths late because I reviewed the Golden circle Go to Joy Iceland tour (also hugely recommended) and the site wouldn't allow me review another. Having just...More

2  Thank Zahra A
Reviewed 22 April 2018
Fantastic tour with an amazing guide!

We had a wonderful experience on our northern lights tour - our guide was so enthusiastic and determined to give us the best possible view of the lights. The drive up was filled with commentary and information on how to optimize our chances of seeing...More

2  Thank brunonian02
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile
Northern Lights

Fantastic trip - it kept clouding over but our guide wouldn’t give up.... in the end we saw some and he guided us through downloading the right apps and getting some great shots. So glad I went on a small personalised (16 of us) tour...More

1  Thank carolfranklin
Reviewed 27 March 2018
Lucked out with great Northern Lights Night

We had a spectacular evening viewing the Northern Lights. Much of the success in viewing the Lights is luck in terms of: a) visibility-you need a relatively clear night, free of clouds and b) the Lights themselves which is dependent on sunspot prevalence. Makrem, who...More

1  Thank Keeneman
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We had a northern lights tour with Makrem on the 24th of March. Unfortunately it was a cloudy night but this did not deter Makrem from trying is very hardest to find the best locations. Taking us to various different brilliant spots, we saw brief...More

1  Thank alexlouise96
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Julie Q
2 August 2018|
Response from Makremson | Property representative |
16 Passengers
26 May 2018|
Response from Makremson | Property representative |
Hi , Thank you for your question, from middle of September to end of March is ok to visit Iceland for the Northern Lights, just hope that you will have a good weather, that most we need, the rest is to us for the hunt to... More