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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Super Jeep

Seek the celestial green glow of the northern lights on a 3.5-hour Iceland tour by ‘super jeep,’ a spacious SUV that’s designed to travel on the rugged Icelandic terrain with ease. Learn about the natural phenomenon on your way out of Reykjavik, and venture deep into the countryside to find the best spots for viewing the lights. If you're not lucky enough to see the lights on the night of your tour, simply rebook with your guide at no extra cost.

Numbers are limited to 13 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.


  • 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

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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!

Leave your centrally located Reykjavik hotel by ‘super jeep,’ a uniquely designed SUV mounted on monster tires that measure upwards of 38 inches (95cm) tall. Relax in the spacious seats as you travel out of the city and into the countryside to hunt for the famous northern lights.

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, are caused by magnetic storms that graffiti the sky with vibrant colors. Depending on certain variables—weather, location, chance—you could strike gold, or rather yellowish green and occasionally crimson, but there is never guaranteed admission to this light show. Throughout the evening, your guide will constantly be on the lookout for the best places to spot them, and your jeep will be able to take you to those hard-to-reach places that standard tour coaches can’t access.

In between stargazing, learn all about Iceland's northern lights from your guide. Iceland is known as one of the most accessible places in the world to see the spectacle, home to vast swathes of remote countryside far from urban lights that can often hinder sightings of the lights. Located at extreme latitude, the country is close to the Earth’s magnetic poles, meaning that when the solar winds collide with the magnetic forces, surreal ribbons of color are etched across the crystal-clear night skies. Have your camera ready to capture the phenomenon!

After roughly three hours of exploring the countryside on the lookout for the lights, travel back to Reykjavik and finish your experience with a drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: If you don’t see the northern lights on the night of your tour, you can rebook with your guide at no extra cost, subject to availability.

Customer Reviews


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!


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.

Tom L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The trip was really made by our excellent guide, Clemens. He was truly passionate about the northern lights, and Iceland in general, and he made the whole experience one of the highlights of our trip. He loved telling is stories along the way while we were searching for the lights, and he was really knowledgeable about the various meteorological aspects in order to find the best viewpoint. The lights themselves were just awe inspiring and pictures can't do justice to the eeriness you feel when you witness them in total silence and darkness. Highly recommended. Bring plenty of warm clothes though!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour. Our guide took us to several places on our hunt and we were initiallly unsuccessful. On our way back to Reykjavik, he kept a look out... and lucky he did because we managed to finally catch 2 beautiful moments!

brian b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

We went out family of 6 on the 21/12/14 Orie was our driver, fantastic jeep, sadly no lights but the men in our party liked the jeep so much they embraced a second attempt to see the lights, again on 23/12/14 with clements in a different jeep and wow the northern lights danced. Great memory thankyou

Emily S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Sadly we didn't see the lights but this guide tried so hard and never gave up. This company did a great job when they had to cancel prior days for weather.

Perry P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Glenn J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Artis was a brilliant guide. She took us to some amazing places where my husband was able to take great photos of the Northern Lights. She kept us entertained and informed throughout.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a tough tour because you don't know if you will get to see the Northern Lights or not. We were lucky enough to find them. Our guide was very knowledgeable about cameras and was able to help us set them up so that you can get pictures.

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