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Tour code: 5590NLE
Seek out the northern lights on this 3.5-hour tour from Reykjavik by ‘super jeep,’ a SUV adapted to travel through Iceland’s rugged terrain. Travel out of the Icelandic capital and deep into the countryside, where you’ll search for the best spots from which to view the spectacle. If luck isn’t on your side and you don’t see the lights, simply rebook with your guide to take the tour again at no extra cost. This small-group tour is limited to just 13 people to ensure a more intimate experience.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour Iceland northern lights tour by super jeep
  • Hunt for the mysterious lights in the Icelandic countryside
  • Travel off-road in a specially customized SUV to reach areas that standard coaches struggle to access
  • Learn all about the natural northern lights phenomenon from a knowledgeable local guide
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 13 people ensures personalized attention at all times

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Your chances of seeing the northern lights are greatly increased on this tour as your specially-modified vehicle is able to access hard-to-reach places that standard tour coaches can’t.

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Super Jeep

Get off the beaten track and search for the northern lights in a custom-built super jeep!

Depart from your centrally located Reykjavik hotel aboard a super jeep — a custom-built SUV complete with monster tires that measure upward of 38 inches (95cm) tall — and travel out of the city in search of the lights’ celestial green glow.

Sitting comfortably in the spacious vehicle, keep your eyes on the sky as your guide hunts for the best spot from which to find the lights. The northern lights, otherwise known as the aurora borealis, are caused by magnetic storms that paint the sky in vibrant shades of green, pink and other colors. Your chance of seeing them depends on certain variables (weather, location, chance), so sightings are never guaranteed, but you can rebook your tour at no extra cost (subject to availability) if you don’t see the lights.

Throughout the evening, you’ll learn all about the lights from your guide, including why Iceland is one of the world’s most accessible places to see the natural spectacle.

Your 3-hour tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel in Reykjavik.

Customer Reviews

Americo L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

If you want pics of northern lights - this is it - the best out there - absolutely loved it - don't bother with the others. Well worth the money.

Loyd R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Absolutely a great trip. Our tour guide Clemmie was awesome! We were like storm chasers in the night driving around looking for clear skies and the Northern Lights! We saw them at three different stops and they were spectacular! Clemmie explained how to use your camera to take pics which really helped a novice like me. And he even knows how to take pics of you with the northern lights in the background. So amazing. GO ON THIS TOUR!

Kate C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Superb, it was freezing but loved witnessing the aurora borealis. The super jeep was comfortable and gets you to the best places to see the lights totally recommend this trip.

Sam Everitt United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent tour guide, nothing was too much trouble, we did finally see the lights!

Jennifer J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Brilliant Trip with Clements a wonderful guide. We went on this trip two nights and highly recommend it. The guides are very knowledgable and take you off the beaten track

margaret p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Nice tour - great guide! We saw lights! Be sure to check in as our 1st night tour was cancelled.

David J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The tour guide was excellent and there being only seven people in the super jeep made it a very friendly experience. Luckily, having only been out about 45 mintes, the guide though he saw something beginning to happen so drove off road to a quiet location. Over the next 90 minutes or so the Northern Lights thrilled us all with an amazing display. Brilliant.

RS

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an amazing tour! Our guide, Gilli, was excellent! He was very knowledgable and was constantly checking to see where would be the best place to see the northern lights. We drove 2 and a half hours north of Reykjavik and we managed to see them!! They were totally worth it! We were able to stay out a bit later than perhaps other tours would allow, as it is a smaller tour than most, which is a good thing - a more personal touch. Totally recommend this tour!

N J S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was the hi-light of our trip!! We had a brilliant guide who gave us information about Iceland while searching for the lights!! We had to go quite far 2hrs until the jeep came to an abrupt halt and we jumped out of the jeep to a 45min display of wonderful Northern lights!!! Spectacular!!!!!

Jen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

If you're wondering whether or not to spend the extra money on the Super Jeep vs the bus tour, do it. Just do it. We drove past a parking place for the buses filled with hundreds of tourists. Instead, we were isolated, and able to enjoy the sites with a small group of people. Klemenz was an amazing guide and driver. We weren't able to see the lights on the first night due to clouds, and he was very realistic about chances. I rebooked easily for free for a second night - just sent them an email, and luckily, Klemenz was the guide again. And right after getting out of the city, he pulled over, and said that he knew were were going to see something great. From an untrained eye, it didn't look like much, but within 15 minutes we were treated to an amazing hour long show. Plus, he was great with tips for getting photos on a camera. I even got good photos using without an expensive camera and without a tripod. Great tour - highly recommend.

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