Day Tours/Activities

Golden circle and Northern lights Bus Tour

Experience the Golden circle and the Northern lights, Iceland’s most popular natural wonders in this day tour from Reykjavík.

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  • Available jan, feb, mar, apr, sep, oct, nov, dec
  • Duration 10 hours, 30 minutes
  • Difficulty
  • Number of participants Min. 1, max. 28
  • Age limit No age limit

What you'll experience.

The Golden circle and Northern lights bus tour takes you to visit Iceland’s most popular natural wonders in one day.

The Golden circle and Northern lights bus tour will let you experience the attractions along the Golden circle and the Aurora Borealis, Iceland’s most popular natural wonders, in one day. Find the dancing northern lights after a joyful Golden Circle tour.

The tour

The Golden circle and Northern lights bus tour starts in the morning. This allows for a 3 to 6 hour interval before heading off on the Northern Lights tour. That interval is the perfect opportunity to grab dinner or go for a food walking tour in Reykjavík city.

The Golden Circle Tour is where we visit the country´s three iconic natural treasures: Þingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian plates have been pulling apart; the erupting geyser that sends water and steam spouting skywards; and the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall where a glacial river thunders 32 meters into a canyon. When night falls we set off hunting for the magical and elusive Northern Lights. Of course it all depends on the weather forecast and visibility conditions as to whether we go, so do keep this in mind. And, don´t forget, the Auroras are only visible over the winter months.

Please note

Reykjavík Sightseeing works with Iceland´s most talented Northern lights hunters to find the best places every night.

It is never guaranteed that you will see northern lights, however, the operator does his best to maximize your chances by picking the best locations.

Since it is never guaranteed to see aurora, we will make sure you get the chance to see them. In the event of a unsuccessful hunt, we offer you the chance to re-book as many times as needed until you partake in a successful northern lights hunt. You can continue to do this within a 2 year period of going on the first hunt.

If the Northern Lights portion of this tour is canceled due to weather and you don’t have an opportunity to participate in a subsequent tour, the northern lights portion of the tour will be refunded.

If you want more information about this Golden circle and Northern lights bus tour or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can either send us a message through the contact form or via email at info@nordicgreentravel.com.

View the weather forecast for the area.

Here you can see the Northern lights forecast for the next few days.

This tour is carbon offset through the forestry project Plant a Tree in Iceland

If you want to know more about Plant a Tree in Iceland, please visit the project at www.plantatreeiniceland.is

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Included in final tour price.


  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Admission to the sights
  • Free Wi-Fi and usb charger in every seat
  • Free use of camera tripod (please note, we only have a few and many people come on the tours, if you own one please bring it)
  • Free use of astronomical telescope, for moon and stargazing
  • Photo memory of you and the northern lights (when aurora can be seen)
  • Photo memory of you and the northern lights (when aurora can be seen)
  • Instructions about how to set up your camera to capture northern lights and the night sky

    Not included

    • Food & drinks
    • Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel can be booked as an extra service with our SmartBus™ service. Otherwise you are advised to be at our Reykjavik Terminal 15 minutes before the tour departure time.


      • Þingvellir National Park
      • Geysir geothermal area
      • Gullfoss waterfall
      • Brúarhlöð gorge
      • Northern lights

      Tour operator

      This tour is operated by our friends at Reykjavík Sightseeing. All their tours are guided in 11 languages and all buses are brand new, equipped with modern technology and comfort.

      Reykjavík Sightseeing’s certifications:

      Tour operator

      14.490 ISK
      Per person

      14.490 ISK
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