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

Highlights
  • Chase the northern lights through Icelandic countryside from a "super Jeep"
  • Travel with a guide who knows where to see the northern lights
  • If you don’t see the lights, rebook with your operator for no extra cost
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Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep
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9pm tour start time (Reykjavik pickups commence at 8:30pm)
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Overview

Visitors from the world over flock to Iceland to catch a glimpse of the elusive northern lights. With this tour, increase your chances of seeing the spectacle when you trade in the usual plodding tour bus for an SUV specially fitted to traverse the rugged Icelandic countryside. Your guide takes your small group to hard-to-reach places in the service of helping you see the aurora borealis.

What to Expect

Meet in central Reykjavik and hop on board a "super Jeep," which seats no more than 15 and has monster tires that measure upward of 38 inches (95 centimeters) tall. Once settled in, travel out of the city in search of the northern lights.

Your guide takes stock of weather reports and other variables to find the best locations from which to view the lights. Drive along the Icelandic countryside to secluded locations buses can’t get to, including mountaintops. Listen as your guide tells you about the science behind the northern lights phenomenon, and why Iceland is one of the world’s most accessible places to see it.

Stop for photos ops if you choose. Your guide will take photos and show you how to set your camera to capture the lights. Enjoy a snack of biscuits, hot chocolate, and Icelandic liquor.

Your evening tour concludes with a drop-off back in central Reykjavik.

Reviews (103)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Very informative and entertaining evening

From the moment we boarded the mini bus with Omar you knew it was going to be a very entertaining evening. From his tall tales of Elf's, Trolls and other mysterious characters he certainly knows how to captivate an audience. We moved a couple of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kphillipsBristol
Reviewed 1 week ago
Not what I expected!

I was very excited to take this tour and thus paid the higher price for the ability to go on a Northern Lights hunt in a super jeep with the hopes that we can get to places that you cannot get to with a regular...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mimski360
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great experience!

Artic adventures told us around midday that our tour would go ahead that evening giving us plenty of notice either way. We were promptly picked up in the Arctic style mini bus and driven to our first location to find the lights. There was very...More

Thank laurapM8707DK
Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear laurapM8707DK, Thank you for booking your adventure with us, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it! You wrote a detailed description of how a perfect Northern Lights tour should look like. We are so glad to hear that you managed to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Didn’t make it but...

...Arctic Adventures got in touch well in advance on the day to say the trip had been cancelled & offered us a refund / a chance to rebook. We couldn’t make the new date so opted for a refund which was processed the next day....More

1  Thank Mickoharriso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Aurora Rip Off

Please check for yourself the likelihood of seeing the Aurora before taking this trip and cancel if it seems unlikely. It was clear to us that we were unlucky with our timing and it was too cloudy and the moon too bright to see the...More

2  Thank 2_kids_under_2
Camelia Andreea G, Sales at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear 2_kids_under_2, First of all, we would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us. We have a team of specialists that are checking constantly the forecast and they have years of experience in tracking down the aurora activity. Most of the time,...More

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