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There needs to be an 6th star for this review. Picked up at 9 pm from our hotel and made our way about 1 hour north of Reykjavik. Our driver was very knowledgeable about northern lights and area. Sorry I don't remember his name as we were very jet lagged. Our first stop with the moon reflecting off the water was beautiful, although a little windy and cold. Just a few lights. He was making some calls to see where the lights were showing up. I think there was 8 of us in the super jeep - quite roomy. We all piled back end and headed up a dirt road near a water fall named Gylmur. We never saw the waterfall but we could hear it in the distance. Absolutely quiet and beautiful sky....then the lights started...they grew and grew until they filled the sky! A huge check mark in this bucket list box. Also got some great pictures - guide was even a help with camera settings. Don't take a BUS or a BOAT....take the Small-Group Northern Lights Tour!! PS the hot chocolate and local cookies were a nice touch. Still dream of the Northern Lights!
this was just brilliant and highly recommend. Our main aim of the trip was the northern lights so decided to pay above the norm for the usual bus tour to ensure we get the best view of the lights.
The super jeep is amazing, as it gets to locations that the bus cannot get to.
there was about 13 of us so it was nice to be in a small group.
We actually saw the best lights ever on the day - it was the day when the city decided to turn off all the lights as the lights were predicted to be the best and it was !!! the location where we stopped was completely empty... there was no one else there!
The guide was brilliant - so kind and friendly.
Had some hot chocolate and some alcohol to keep us warm.
Would suggest if seeing the lights is high on your list pay extra for this tour!!! We stopped about 3 times in three locations all of which were empty and also the guide took pics on his super powerful camera which we then were provided a link to so we could get the awesome pics to print later on.
Great tour. Lucky for us the night was perfect and we saw awesome northern lights. Loved that the guide took photos with his special slow shutter camera!
Great trip - the guides were knowlegble and patient. Especially in helping is set up our cameras in manual mode so we could get some perfect pictures.
We arrived back at the hotel at 2 in the morning not being able to go to sleep still with the memories of an amazing evening!
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.
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!
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
Excellent tour guide, nothing was too much trouble, we did finally see the lights!
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
Nice tour - great guide! We saw lights! Be sure to check in as our 1st night tour was cancelled.
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.
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!
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!!!!!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Pick up time we were told to be ready as of 20h, and finally picked up at 21h! Quite some waiting around. Besides this the guide was funny, knowledgeable, and most importantly we saw the Northern Lights! And what a show!!!
Great way to see the northern lights (if you are lucky!)
Pick up wasn and #39;t the best! Were asked to be outside hotel at 8:30pm and told pick ups were from 8:30-9pm. 9:29 we were still waiting ~ just about to give up and go inside when the jeep arrived, no apology though!!! But the views AMAZING, very lucky
Our tour by Super Jeep was quite the experience. : First we'd unfortunately been cancelled 4 days in a row due to terrible weather when we were there, however the company was great in continuing to rebook us at no cost until we had the chance to go. On our last night they took us out and we got to faintly see the Northern Lights. The guys were great in working to ensure we'd see them going to 3 different locations, and provided us with some tasty refreshments while waiting at one place.
Great night with good company. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
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