4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

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

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

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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 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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

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.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

The original tour was canceled because of weather. The only night we had available on our trip was already fully booked and the company was kind enough to book us with a different company on a similar tour. The lights are a natural phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed. We waited for a few hours with the aid of hot chocolate and option schnapps and as we were leaving the northern lights came out and we pulled over to watch them. It was a spectacular display. The staff was very friendly and helpful (both companies). They were even coaching people on the best camera settings to capture the northern lights

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

This tour is great! When our trip was cancelled due to weather they worked with us to re-book us on the next night's trip. The guides took us to some cool spots where we were able to see the lights... and they provided us with hot chocolate and schnapps! Only negative was that while we were in a jeep with a small amount of people, the spots we went to had about 4-5 other jeeps so it wasn't really a small group tour.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

Was a good tour. The driver was friendly and talkative. We only got to see white northern lights after a few hours searching which was disappointing. But it is the most common form. Could only tell they were northern lights through a camera where they popped out as green in the photos.

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2015

The trip was fine. We didn't see the lights but that wasn't the companies fault. I thought a small group would be 4 or 6 but it was 12 so not so small. We were in Iceland for 3 nights so we booked this trip on the first night as if we didn't see them then you got another trip at no cost. However the first night it was cancelled, no one's fault as the lights weren't expected to perform! The second night we went but saw nothing, despite some long driving. We presumed we could go on the next night but they were full so we couldn't go which was disappointing. Most people don't go to Iceland for a long time so be warned that the promise of another trip may not materialise. We were told to book as soon as possible but even though we attempted to book the next night the minute the existing one finished this wasn't possible. The company did not respond to my communication and I had to telephone twice to be told that we couldn't go. We ended up booking with another company on our last night which we had to pay for. Really disappointed with the original company

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