Northern Lights Tours

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Northern Lights Tours, Opening Price of the season is 4.400 ISK

Price for children 12-15 years old: 2.200 ISK
Children under 12 years old are free of charge.

Departures from August 26th to April 22nd when conditions are favorable


Northern Lights Tours
We begin our chase by departing from Reykjavík at a scheduled time and drive out of the city to escape the light pollution. Darkness and clear skies are essential conditions in order to see the Northern Lights and we use our experience as well as several weather forecasts to determine the best location each night. While we are searching for the lights, our knowledgeable guides will enlighten you on facts about the Northern Lights and tell you a few tales of their choosing. A decision is made daily at 17:00 hours as to whether the tour will take place or not. Please visit, ask your hotel reception assistant, booking service or call us at ThuleTravel for more information. If Mother Nature does not deliver the Northern Lights you will be offered to take another tour with us, free of charge. It is however, important to rebook your new free tour as soon as possible which you can do by calling us or sending us an e-mail.

Terms & Conditions  
A decision is made daily at 17:00 hours about whether the tour will take place or not. All hotels and booking agents in Reykjavík are informed by e-mail if the prospects of seeing the lights are good in which case tour will take place. Please contact Thule Travel, the front desk at your hotel or your booking agent to make sure if Thule Travel will be operating the tour. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and seeing the lights can not be guaranteed even though the tour is operated, as this depends on the weather conditions. Therefore, we reserve the right to cancel the tour at any time. The passengers will be dropped off as close to their accommodation location as possible, but the coach size and street access is also taken into consideration. Cancellations must have taken place 24 hours prior to departure and in such cases, you can either call us or send us an e-mail.

Included: Bus fare, English speaking guide and the use of cozy warm blankets, free WIFI & AC on the bus.

Group size: No limits on the number of persons in each group.

Essential: Dress extremely well, preferably in layers. Bring a warm hat, scarf, gloves and wear warm socks and insulated outdoor footwear.

Photoshoot: On our Northern Lights chase, we offer our guests the chance to have a photo taken of themselves with the Northern Lights in the background. We will post those photos to our Facebook page but they can also be sent to an e-mail address if you prefer.

Pickup time:
Aug. 26.-Sept. 30. 2017 between 21.00-21:30
Oct. 1. 2017-March 14. 2018 between 20:00-20:30
March 15.-Apr. 22. 2018 between 21:00-21:30

Length of Tour: 3-4 hours.

Pickup Places

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Departure Points

Bus Stop Pickup places in Reykjavík city center

New arrangement for tourist bus/coach traffic in Reykjavík city center has taken place. For the year 2017 it is as follows:

Bus Stop 1 – Ráðhúsið (Reykjavík city hall)
Bus Stop 2 – Tjörnin (The Pond, Mæðragarðurinn)
Bus Stop 3 – Lækjargata
Bus Stop 4 – Tryggvagata
Bus Stop 5 – Harpa concert hall
Bus Stop 6 – Safnhúsið (The Culture Museum)
Bus Stop 7 – Traðarkot
Bus Stop 8 – Hallgrímskirkja
Bus Stop 9 – Snorrabraut
Bus Stop10 – Hlemmur
Bus Stop 11 – Austurbær
Bus Stop 12 – Höfðatorg on Þórunnartún

Bus Stop Pickup for Hotels

Bus Stop 1 | Ráðhús Reykjavíkur  (City Hall)

Chez Monique
Embassy Luxury Apartments
Hotel Reykjavík Centrum
Kvosin Hotel

Bus Stop 2 | Tjörnin (The Pond / Mæðragarðurinn)

Ambassade Apartments
Castle House Luxury Apartments
Central Guesthouse
Hótel Holt
Luna Hotel Apartments – Laufásvegi 6
Luna Hotel Apartments – Spítalastígur 1

Bus Stop 3 | Lækjargata

1912 Guesthouse
Apotek Hotel
Centric Guesthouse
Hotel Borg

Bus Stop 4 | Tryggvagata

3 Sisters Guesthouse
Black Pearl
Centerhotel Plaza
Central Apartments
City Center Hotel
Farfuglaheimilið Vesturgötu /Downtown Hostel
Gallery Central Guesthouse
Guesthouse Álfhóll
Guesthouse Butterfly
Hotel Hilda
Hotel Metropolitan
House Of Spirits
Lighthouse Apartments
Ocean Comfort Apartments
Planet Apartments
Radisson Blu Hotel 1919
Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

Bus Stop 5 | Harpa

Centerhotel Arnarhvoll

Bus Stop 6 | Safnahúsið (The Culture House)

101 Hótel
Apartment K – Hverfisgata 14
Apartment K – Ingólfsstræti 1a
Apartment K – Skólastræti 1
Apartment K – Þingholtsstræti 2-4
Centerhotel Þingholt
Loft Hostel
Luna Hotel Apartments – Amtmannsstígur 5

Bus Stop 7 | Traðarkot

101 Skuggi Guesthouse
41 – A Townhouse Hotel
Apartment 37
Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 12
Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 3
Apartment K – Hvergisgata 37
Apartment K – Laugavegur 46
Apartment K – Lindargata 60
Apartments Aurora
Black Tower
Canopy Reykjavík | City Centre
Centerhotel Klöpp
Centerhotel Skjaldbreið
Domus Guesthouse
Gray Tower
Guesthouse Óðinn
Guesthouse Turninn
Hótel Frón
Ísland Apartments
Old Charm Reykjavik Apartments
Rey Apartments
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Reykjavik Residence Suites
Reykjavik4you Aparatments – Bergstaðastræti 12
Room With A View
Sand Hotel
The Swan House Reykjavik Apartments

Bus Stop 8 | Hallgrímskirkja

Eric The Red Guesthouse
Forsæla Apartments
Gest Inn
Guesthouse Aurora
Hostel B47
Hotel Leifur Eiríksson
Hotel Óðinsvé
Hótel Adam
Inga’s New Guest Apartments
Loki 101 Guesthouse
Mengi Apartments
Our House Guesthouse
SUNNA Guesthouse
Villa Guesthouse

Bus Stop 9 | Snorrabraut

Skuggi Hotel

Bus Stop 10 | Hlemmur

100 Iceland Hotel
101 Guesthouse
4th Floor Hotel
Alda Hotel Reykjavik
Alfred’s Apartments
Alfred’s Studios
Apartment K – Laugavegur 74
Apartment K – Laugavegur 85-86
Centerhotel Miðgarður
City Comfort Apartments
Guesthouse Von
Heida’s Home
Hlemmur Apartments
Hlemmur Square
OK Hotel
Reykjavik4you Apartments – Laugavegi 85

Bus Stop 11 | Austurbær

Grettisborg Apartments
Guesthouse Reykjavik 101
Guesthouse Snorri
Reykjavik Hostel Village
Stay Apartments Grettisgata

Bus Stop 12 | Höfðatorg

Fosshótel Reykjavík
Storm Hotel

Reykjavík East Pickup places

Campsite Laugardalur / Laugardalur City Hostel

Mjódd / Olís

Direct pick up locations

105 – A Townhouse Hotel
22 Hill Hotel
A Part Of Reykjavik Apartments
Alba Guesthouse
Arctic Comfort Hótel
Atlantic Apartments and Rooms
Bed and Books
Brim Hotel
Bus Hostel
Cabin Hótel
Capital Inn
City Park Hotel
Downtown Reykjavik Apartments
Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel
Fosshótel Barón
Fosshótel Lind
Fosshótel Rauðará
Galaxy Pod Hostel
Grand Hótel Reykjavík
Guesthouse Borgartún
Guesthouse Pávi
Guesthouse Summerday
Harbor – Miðbakki
Harbor – Skarfabakki
Harbor – Sundabakki
Hilton Reykjavík Nordica
Hótel Ísland
Hótel Lotus
Hótel Laxnes
Hótel Örkin
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Icelandair Hótel Reykjavík Natura
Kerno Apartments
KEX Hostel
Klettur Hótel
Laugabjarg Guesthouse
Mosi Guesthouse
Norðurstjarnan Guesthouse
Northern Comfort Apartments
Oddsson Hostel
Radisson Blu Hótel Saga
Reykjavik City Hostel
Reykjavik Lights Hotel
Stay Apartments Bolholt
Stay Apartments Einholt
Student Hostel
Town House

Hafnarfjörður Pickup places

Hótel Norðurey

Hotel Viking Hostel

Hótel Vellir


Direct pickup is for groups of 15+ to their hotel or accomodation.

To book pickup for groups contact us by e-mail: or telephone: +354 519 3399