• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 205.87 View price calendar

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Seek out the northern lights on this 4-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 the operator to take the tour again at no extra cost. This tour is a small-group tour ensuring a more intimate experience.

Highlights

  • Small group guarantee
  • 4-hour northern lights tour in the comfort of a super jeep
  • Hunt for the mysterious lights in the Icelandic countryside
  • Learn all about this natural phenomenon from a knowledgeable local guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep

Northern Lights

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

Customer Reviews

Kenneth R B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We were initially a little disappointed to end up as part of a larger group than we expected because the tours had been delayed by weather the previous nights, but it worked out very well and we were pleased that others who didn't see lights on their first chance were able to do so this time. The information is very clear that this may happen and we knew what the weather had been like, so we weren't too surprised by the larger but very manageable group size.
We ended up in the mountains with a very nice display of northern lights and fairly clear skies. The next day we talked to some other people and learned that they had taken a large motor coach for a northern lights tour and been unable to find clear skies, let alone seeing any displays of aurora. Those buses couldn't get into the areas where our tour went. Overall, we were very pleased and the guides did a great job.

Meredith H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The super jeep tour is the way to go. It's a smaller group of people and they are able to take you off-roading so you get the best view. the night I went, the level of light was on lower end of the scale, but we were still able to see it. The one guide took photos of us in front of the lights and taught us how to set our cameras so we could take our own pictures. It was such a cool experience.

Raquel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Superb! The best way to see the northern lights!!!

Yi-Wei L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great night out! We saw the light very quickly within 30 mins or so from departure. They also took photos for us on their camera which is a big bonus. Definitely go for a super jeep tour as they can get you to more secluded places that normal vehicle just won't be able to go on.

Henry C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour.

Daniel J C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had a great guide, Gisly, who made the trip very interesting and fun. Did not see the lights that night, but went the next night at no charge and saw them. Guide on night 2 was Clemmie, also very nice and knowledgeable. Arctic Adventures was the local company in Iceland and we would highly recommend them!

Michelle L L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This is really a ten star tour. Picked up promptly and really easy. The giant jeeps were awesome with about 15 people tops on it we did a caravan of three jeeps. We were incredibly fortunate as the northern lights forecast was updated at 9 pm and we were expecting a 7 out of 8 on the scale. We went off road into a field and it was mesmerizing! The guides were awesome. Obvious that they love what they do. Took its of pictures of us all as the camera sees them much better than the human eye. Stars everywhere. They had snacks of hot chocolate, cookies, and an Icelandic alcohol. Wonderful. We stayed several hours. We were so glad we went our first night as,we met several people that went the next night and saw nothing. Very. Very cold and windy when we were there so dress on lots of layers. I wore full ski gear including ski pants. This made it quite comfortable

Arturo B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

WOW! This tour company is amazing. They are professionals at constellation readings, weather reports, and fun. We had a wonderful experience and we were taken right to where the northern lights could be seen. Additionally it was as great surprise to be serviced hot chocolate and shots of vodka. :-

Kristine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

There are several northern lights tours to choose from but I thought this experience was excellent. Do not let the higher cost deter you, as this is a small group and you are able to have a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience this phenomenon with personal photos to capture the moment.

Melissa K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We were lucky enough to get to see the northern lights on our first try, however, not without a little work! Our drivers were great in communicating with others in the area to find the best stop to view. We made about 3 different stops before getting to see a spectacular display! Money well spent

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