Northern Lights Mystery Tour

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From 45.00
Duration 3 to 5 Hours




Join us on a dark winter night to experience the captivating Northern Lights and their ghostly dance in across night sky. We have over 25 years experience in operating Northern Lights tours in Iceland which has taught us a thing or two about where and when the best viewing conditions will occur


  • Watching the Northern Lights flashing across the sky in brilliant patterns
  • Learning about the science of Northern Lights
  • Engaging and eduscating guidance


  • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels, guesthouses and bus stops
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Please Note

  • Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon - no one can guarantee sightings.
  • If you don’t see on Northern Lights on your tour, please contact our call centre and our agents will book you another Northern lights tour, which is free of charge.
  • A decision is taken daily at 6 pm whether the tour will take place or not, depending on Northern Lights forecast. To confirm wether the tour will take place, please visit or contact your hotel or our sales office.
  • Our tours are by default guided in English.
  • Spanish: Mondays & Fridays at 21:00
  • Mandarin: Tuesdays & Saturdays at 21:00
  • Japanese: Sundays at 21:00

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72% of reviewers liked this tour
Oct 19 2018
They had to cancel my trip due to bad weather they said.
Oct 18 2018
So far it has been cancelled 4 nights in a row. We will not be able to avail of it.
Oct 17 2018
Excelente servicio en cuanto a tiempo y resultado obtenido ya que pudimos observar auroras boreales
Oct 16 2018
Review of the Sunday 07, October, 2018 Northern Lights Mystery Tour Bus 23 with the Gray line Iceland..........In terms of taking great pictures, my Northern Lights Mystery Tour of Sunday 7 October, 2018 was a big success. I was able to get beautiful shots.Other than that, the whole experience on Bus 23 was BAD. I’m not sure if the tour guide was a novice, or if she was just in a bad mood. She didn’t engage with passengers, nor provide any educational information. She may not have talked more than 15 minutes the whole trip. She would announce the picture taking settings, ask if we liked the lights, announce hotel stops once we were back, then say good bye as we left. To her credit, she did alert us when the skies were most active. This was very helpful. Among issues.*She didn’t know where to pick up or drop off her customers. You wouldn’t expect that on such a prominent tour of a world-famous landmark. There were patrons from four or five different hotels on our trip. She and the driver didn’t know one of the locations, so the drive kept looping in circles. When another guest on the bus offered Google map from his phone, the guide didn’t respond at first, then said “things are under control.” They circled three more times before finding the hotel. Very poor preparation. And, her unfriendly attitude darkened the mood for all of us. *She didn’t explain the rules regarding water, other drinks, food, etc…for Gray Line buses. *She was not engaging at all, acting as if she hated tourists and this tour. She didn’t discuss any folk tales, or history of the locale.*I was concerned that the stressed driver might rush us to the site because we were so delayed picking up passengers. The driver did honk the horn on one or two occasions, and the bus slid on a slippery turn at one point. *When we finally reached the viewing spot, our guide didn’t caution us regarding slippery ground or safety. She just let everyone loose. *I don’t remember if she introduced herself at first. I did ask later on. The guide identified herself as Christina, and the driver as Bestina. *When we returned, there was again confusion from the guide and driver about how to conveniently get passengers back to their hotels. My group was staying at the Hilton Nordica. The guide said she didn’t want the driver to make a loop inside the hotel grounds. So, they dropped us off on a side street without giving us directions on how to get to our hotel. This was late at night, and we were tourists who didn’t know the area. Summary: A very disappointing experience. Later in my trip, I used Reykjavik Excursion for Blue Lagoon transport and back. That bus driver dropped everyone off at their appropriate bus stops and told them how to walk back to their hotels when customers asked for directions. He took me right up to the revolving door at the Hilton Nordica. Much superior customer service.

Tour Itinerary

This Northern Lights Tour takes you out of Reykjavik the city lights in hope of seeing the Northern Lights.

Aurora Borealis, another name for the Northern Lights, are a natural phenomenon and therefore sighting is not guaranteed. We will drive you to the countryside, into complete darkness, in hope of seeing the skies glow.

What will I do?
When Northern Lights have been spotted, you will be able to go outside and see the fantastic shapes and colours in the dark sky. You will have plenty of time to take photos and truly enjoy the moment.

Why should I go?
Iceland is an ideal place to see the Northern Lights due to our location on the planet. We have operated Northern Lights tours for more than 10 years. Our staff is therefore very experienced and aware of the necessary factors that increase your chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

So if you have the opportunity to see and enjoy something so spectacular, well - we suggest you take it!


Pickup points

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Pickup Info

Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Skarfabakki is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail:


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