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4-Hour Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Reykjavík provided by EastWest

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4-Hour Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Reykjavík

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Set out on a thrilling adventure in search of the Aurora Borealis on a small-group tour from Reykjavik. Based on forecasts and with the help of other experts on the ground, your professional guide is ready to chase down the best viewing spots for the Northern Lights. In the event that you have to wait at one location, stay cozy with blankets, hot chocolate, and Icelandic pastries.
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    Stop: 4 hours
    First off, you will start your hunt for the Northern Lights with a bit of planning via the Aurora forecast and start your exploration by heading in that direction. You might drive for up to one hour to a good spot and perhaps wait for the lights. At this point, take out the hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries. Also have Icelandic wool blankets on board the minibus to keep you warm while standing outside. There may be the decision of changing spots, by interacting with other locals as there are many different people outside looking for lights every night. This is of course done to increase the possibilities of finding some Northern Lights. If not, you get to try again upon your availability or the next good forecast.   By traveling in a minibus you get the qualities of a smaller group of no more than 16 people, as crowds are being avoided for the best spot available.
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  • Get the personalized experience of a small group
  • Relax in round-trip transportation from Reykjavík
  • Learn about the Aurora Borealis from your guide
  • Take a second tour for free if no lights are sighted
Important Information
  • Hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Snacks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Availability for tour cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Alex T wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
This was a good, professional tour in a mini-bus style vehicle (seemed the standard tour vehicle while we were in Reykjavik, about 16 seats), it was comfortable, pretty warm, enough room but not loads (our bus was full). They had charging points which was handy given the length
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Date of experience: March 2020
a wandering friend wrote a review Mar 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida202 contributions29 helpful votes
EastWest is top notch! They are definitely a boutique tour provider and not a mass tour company. We had a few issues with Cancellations due to the Covid19 issue and they were very communicative and understanding. Peter our guide was great, hospitable and informative. He found a
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GlobeTrotting707478 wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Amazing customer service. I didn’t see them the first night but the second try( easily rebooked) was a success ! My dream come true!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Elly wrote a review Mar 2020
Cumbria, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked this tour after a recommendation from a friend. It was fairly cloudy the night we headed out and the previous day's tour had already been cancelled, so admittedly we weren't holding out too much hope for seeing the lights. However, as our trip was only a couple of
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Date of experience: March 2020
brigittekarner wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Due to the weather forecast it was foreseeable that there was not much to expect and even if the guide tells us at the beginning that it's nature and anything can happen, they should know that with this forecast there is nothing at all to be expected. So why do they offer tours
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Date of experience: March 2020
About the operator

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By: EastWest
AVOID THIS COMPANY. EastWest cancelled our tour with less than 24h notice, and then completely failed to refund my
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Amazing trip
Such an excellent tour! Thanks so much! It was for my partner's 30th birthday, and he really enjoyed it!
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Nice and beatiful trip
This was a really fantastic trip. We saw many exiting things with a competent guide/driver. Tony is a really nive
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Nice Tour to Snaefellsnes
Thank you, Natalia, for helping us to book this tour to Snaefellsnes. This is one of the most delightful travel ex
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Excellent choice for adventurers
I love how Kuli (I hope I remember his name right), our tour guide, was very jolly and chill throughout the trip. T
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Highlight of our trip!
We never actually booked this tour to begin with, though we did check it out. We had decided not to do any of the l
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EastWest - Just the Best!
Travelling to Island for the first time we selected some guided tours out of the large number of operators. Having
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Snaefelsnes Tour - Lucky if we get home
Great Golden Circle Tour with EastWest and Juan. This Snaefulnes tour is a disaster so far. Stuck in snowdrift twic
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Very good
We did Snæfellsnes - Local dinner included - Minibus trip. It started late due to a problem with the minibus and we
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Richard P
Excellent day with very knowledgeable guide
The day started with a small hitch when we went to the wrong bus stop, but Eastwest found us and picked us up anywa
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Golden circle tour with Juan
Great trip and Juan was very knowledgeable. Such a special day. Great little group. Prepare to sleep well. Awesome
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Excellent tour company
Firstly this site required me to name one of the EastWest trips but in fact we booked 4 with them. We were booked
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Great tour for those with limited time
I was in Iceland for business and so I had only one day for sightseeing. Therefore this tour was ideal, as it did n
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Snæfellsnes 12 Hour Minibus Tour
Skuli our Tour Guide was very informative and helpful. The minibus arrived on time and was clean and comfortable.
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Northern Lights
A bit disappointing. Pick up just after 2100h with vehicle which did not have EW Logo. Guide seemed unprepared co
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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