Northern Lights Mystery Tour

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Duration 3 to 5 Hours




Experience the mysterious Northern Lights in Iceland with their ghostly dance in the winter night sky and learn about the science behind the magic


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


  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Please Note

  • We cannot guarantee sightings. If you don’t see the Northern Lights on this tour just contact our call centre ( 354) 540 1313 and have one of our agents 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.

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68% of reviewers liked this tour
Apr 26 2017
It was perfect. I've got a chance to see the AURORA for the whole 1 hour which was perfect.
Apr 17 2017
Although it was one of the last northern lights tours it wasn't very successful which is not Gray Line's fault at all, maybe they should mention in the description of the tour to bring professional camera, otherwise you won't see any northern lights.
Apr 17 2017
The drive to our lookout destination was lovely during sunset and our guide (geezer I wish I knew his name) was quite funny telling of Icelandic folklore stories. I chuckled a lot and learned a lot. Now we had a perfectly clear night but only saw some mild northern lights as they made a streaked arc acrosss the sky. Nothing fantastic, nothing awe inspiring and FREEZING!!! Standing around in the dark. Luckily they keep the bus open so you can get warmed up if need be. We practically stayed on the bus the whole time and just got off as needed since activity was low. Nothing to do with Grayline but I'm sad I didn't get to see something magical. Prepare for a cold long night. I got back to my hostel at 2am right as expected. Grayline is super punctual.
Apr 16 2017
Excellent. Guides kept searching and eventually we got such a magnifient display. Others staying at our hotel had their trip cancelled with another company. Perfect night and great customer service


What will I see?
The Northern Lights Mystery Tour takes you out of 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 colors 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 increasing 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

Not booked your hotel yet? Hotel not listed? Staying with a friend/family?

Don't worry, you can give us that information when you add this item to your cart.

Redemption Instructions

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

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels and guesthouses 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.

To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present your tour voucher.

Tour status
Check for daily northern lights status and tour updates.

Returning from your tour
On return you'll be dropped off at the pickup point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.

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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