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693 reviews
693 reviews
Departs from reykjavik

Tour highlights

  • Northern Lights - Going off the Beaten Path
  • Small Group Experience
  • Homemade hot chocolate made from real Icelandic chocolate
  • Icelandic Pastries (Kleina!)
  • Free Wi-Fi & Wool blankets to keep warm
  • We will send a link with photos from the tour
  • Drop-off back in Reykjavik
  • Please Note: A decision whether we run the tour or not is made every day before 18:00

Tour Details

  • Tour start time:
    21:00 or 22:00 depending on which month you book.
  • Pick-up start time:
    30 minutes before departure.
  • Duration:
    The tour is between 3-5 hours in total.
  • Availability:
    From August 20th - April 20th
  • Don't see Northern Lights? :
    No problem! We offer you as many retries as you need as long as there is availability!

Tour description

The Northern Lights are an incredible natural phenomenon and we definitely understand why this is on the top of the to-do list for so many of our guests. For the highest possible chance of experiencing the aurora, it can be a fantastic idea to do a guided tour, as you will be led by a local Northern Lights expert into the night.

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Daníel Andri (Dan)
Daníel Andri (Dan), Owner / Co-founder


If you've made your way all the way to Iceland - then I believe it's a MUST for you to experience the magical Northern Lights.

But finding the Northern Lights can be tricky, which is why I recommend all travelers and friends on their way to Iceland to book this tour. Since you'll have a northern lights expert monitoring the forecast and will take you to the spot each particular night which has the highest chance of seeing the breathtaking Northern Lights in all their glory - a truly once in a lifetime experience.

693 reviews
Wake Up Reykjavik Tour Review by isabellekL1448MP
Awesome guide that made the trip a success

Aurora is always a game of chance but our guide Arni may have made them come out by sheer willpower. He was super optimistic and kept going until we saw them, which was amazing. Just when everyone truly lost hope we got to see them. Arni made sure we all got enough time to see them, even if it made the trip go past its usual time window. This tour was awesome (the hot choc was also a great treat while we waited).

Wake Up Reykjavik Tour Review by GosiaC1992
10/10 Ragnar is an amazing guide!

Had an amazing time on the tour ! Ragnar made the whole trip special! He was so passionate , knowledgeable, and enthusiastic telling all us all the amazing insights about Iceland and each location (#madonna). The whole day was so fun and was one of the highlights of my time in Iceland! He did a great job making our whole group feel included. I hope to do a tour again with this company soon. Ragnar thank you again ! You are amazing! :)

Wake Up Reykjavik Tour Review by Victoria M
Victoria M
Amazing Northern Lights

Great tour for value. Northern lights are partially luck and boy did we get lucky!!! Our guide was awesome, hot chocolate and the cinnamon buns the cherry on top.

Wake Up Reykjavik Tour Review by sahil b
sahil b
Great tour

Tour was great. We were lucky to see the lights on the first day. Daniel was great your guide. Funny stories and great photography. On top of it, had amazing hot chocolate in -15 degrees with cinnamon buns. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wanna see the lights and get great pics.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Full Refund / Cancellation Policy
    If there are any changes to your trip to Iceland, it's always possible to either put your booking on hold (bookings never expire) or reschedule to your new travel dates. We also offer full refunds if you cancel your booking with more than 24 hours prior to your tour :) All bookings cancelled within 24 hours of the tour departure are not refundable. If the tour is operated then a refund is no longer possible. However, if you don't see the lights on the tour, you will have unlimited retries to rebook again until you see them.
  • Is seeing the Northern lights guaranteed?
    The lights are a natural phenomenon and beyond our control. They are visible in Iceland from late August through April but visibility is subject to light activity and cloud coverage We cannot guarantee sightings but have an amazing team that will try their absolute best to find the perfect spot for you to see them :)
  • What sort of camera is used?
    We use Sony Alpha7 III and lens is 14mm 1.8F Sony G. This is the best Northern Lights lens on the market and Sony A7III is one of the best cameras you can use for Northern Lights photographing.
  • How big are the groups?
    We offer a small group experience on all of our tours. No group is larger than 19 as the largest vehicle used is a 19-seater!
  • What sort of vehicle is used on the tour?
    We use 19-seater Mercedes Sprinters - with big leather seats. It’s a great way to travel around Icelandic nature! You will not be disappointed with this luxury ride. There are no large 70 seater coaches.
  • What if we don´t see the lights, can we go again?
    If the tour is operated then a refund is no longer possible. However, if you don't see the lights on the tour, you will have unlimited retries to rebook again until you see them. In order to re-book your tour, please contact the tour operators directly at your earliest convenience :)
  • Can I book a private tour?
    Yes, it is of course possible to arrange a private tour! Private tours are very popular with larger groups of friends and families. You can find the link to it here:
  • When does pick up start?
    The tour starts at 9:00pm or 10:00pm (depending on what month you book). Pick up starts 30 minutes prior. Please be ready at your designated pick up spot and we hope you have an amazing time on the tour :)
  • Will the tour be cancelled if the lights are not visible?
    A decision whether we run the tour or not is made every day before 18:00. If the conditions are poor and it is unlikely to see the lights they cancel the tour. Then you have the option of either getting a full refund or rebook for another night that suits you best without any additional cost.
  • When will I know if the lights will be visible?
    Here in Iceland, we have a pretty good Northern Lights forecast that shows us 3 days ahead, that is the most reliable one but even with that one, seeing the lights can be very tricky and sometimes we don´t know until the day off if we will be able to see it or not.
  • When should I book this tour?
    This tour is highly likely to sell out so we recommend booking sooner rather than later. Regarding what time during your vacation you should book, we recommend booking this tour early on in your trip, that way you are maximising your chances of seeing the lights to the fullest and if you are not lucky on your first evening, you have the rest of your stay to try again!

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Price: 18,990 ISK