Northern Lights Chase - by bus Book
Northern Lights - by Boat Book
Northern Lights Chase


If you book the Northern Lights Chase with us, you get 10% discount.  Just remember to put promocode LIGHTS when you book.

Departures from September 15th 2016 to April 20th 2017 when conditions are favourable. We begin our chase by departing from Hlemmur Square Hostel Reykjavík and drive out of the city  to escape the light pollution. The location depends on where we are most likely to see the Northern Lights.

Remeber:  On our Northern Lights chase we will offer the opportunity to have photos taken of you with the Northern Lights.  We shall publish them on our Facebook page and they can also be sent to an email address free of charge.

Group size up to 40 persons.

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Our bus is safe, warm and cosy and we have blankets to keep you warm when you step outside.

While we are searching, our knowledgeable guides will enlighten and enchant you with facts about the Northern Lights and tell you tales about elves, trolls and other creatures that might be hiding in the night.

A decision is taken daily at 17:00 as to whether the tour will be operated or not.  If the evening tour goes ahead and the Northern Lights are not seen, we will offer the trip again… for free!

Hotel pick up at hotels in Reykjavík as follows:
21:00 – 21:30 15/9. – 30/9. & 15/3. – 20/4.
20:00 – 20:30  1/10. ’16 – 14/3. 2017.
Please be ready at your pick up point at 21:00 versus 20:00.
Departure point: Hlemmur Square Hostel at Laugavegur 105.
Price 6.300,- isk.
Included: bus fare, guidance and use of warm blankets. 

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed even if the tour is operated. The Northern Lights Chase tour is dependent on weather conditions so we reserve the right to cancel at any time. If Northern Lights are not seen in this tour, we offer you to take the tour again for free – book in advance by email to

If you book this tour but conditions do not allow us to run it during your stay you will be fully refunded.

Essential: Remember your camera and to dress extremely well – preferably in layers. Bring a cap and gloves and wear warm socks.

Northern lights by boat

Northern lights by boat

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik and seeing the aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the backround is something you won’t forget. Our expert guide will tell you all about the northern lights, as well as explaining the underlying scientific facts that make this magical light show possible.


  • Free Wi-Fi and Tripod on-board.
  • Full bar & 5 restrooms.
  • Warm overalls included.
  • 2-3 hour Northern lights cruise from Reykjavik´s Old Harbor
  • FREE ticket to Aurora Reykjavik – Northern Lights Museum
  • New & warm overalls for everyone on board!
  • Warm & cozy seating areas inside (heated)
  • Café, snacks & souvenirs for sale on board
  • Pickup service upon request available in capital area


When the northern lights forecast looks good – but it is too windy to go out on sea – we will still take our customers out for a northern lights tour on a bus – plus a chance to join our boat tour the next available day!

If your time is running out and the weather is not in our favor, you can exchange your ticket with for one of the following options*:

  • A Whale Watching Tour!
    The fish adventure menu at Iceland´s most popular restaurant, Kopar, starting with a welcome drink!
  • Or a full refund. (*All options cost the exact same amount as your northern lights by boat ticket).

Additional note:
*These tours are subject to the correct weather conditions
– you can check our website (, call us (+354-560-8800) or check with your hotel lobby around 6 pm of the day to find out whether the tour will operate.
Experienced guide and friendly crew on every tour!