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

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • 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
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Small group experience
Reykjavik pick up & return transfer
Guided northern lights tour in the comfort of customized SUV
An expert northern lights guide
Hot chocolate & biscuits
Food & drinks (except the refreshments mentioned in inclusions)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick up points (hotels listed and authorized stops):
BSÍ Bus Terminal – Vatnsmýrarvegi 10.
Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti
Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki
Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall
Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church
Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut
Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur
Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg
Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 - Rauðarárstígur
Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata
N1 Gas Station – Ártúnshöfði
Skarfabakki – Cruise Ship, Reykjavik Harbor, 105 Reykjavik

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.
Stop At:  
Arctic Adventures
pick up takes up to 30 minutes
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group experience limited to maximum 16 participants per guide
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, good hiking shoes are highly recommended.
  • Warm outdoor clothing is essential, also waterproof clothing, hat and gloves.
  • This tour is weather dependent and, as such, is liable to last-minute cancellations (up until 6:15pm on the day)
  • If you do not see the northern lights, or if your tour is cancelled due to bad weather, you may rebook for another evening free of charge (subject to availability). Contact the local supplier in order to rebook. Contact details are mentioned on your voucher.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep - FREE photos?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep - FREE photos?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep - FREE photos?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep - FREE photos?
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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128 Reviews

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Misleading tour description
, Mar 2020
This was not a small group as expected . 20 people is not a group. Maybe there should be more details on vehicle pictures ( Super Jeep was a mini bus and not a Jeep ! ) as well as the number of people that would join the tour instead of small group which can be confusing.
, Mar 2020
Guides were great and appreciate the effort to find a good location with clear sky. Did manage to see the lights and had a fantastic time! So glad to have picked this trip over a bus ride out from the city.
Absolutely Amazing
, Mar 2020
Our tour guide was funny, full of facts and fictional information about the lights and even provided shots and hot choc with cookies! We were lucky enough to see the lights, they were absolutely incredible, even once we’d left the original site our driver pulled over quickly because they became stronger for a short time! Our guide took plenty of photos of us all and really helped capture the amazing experience! Nothing bad about this trip, it’s just VERY VERY cold so wrap up warmer than you think you’ll need to!
, Feb 2020
Cancelled tour. Referenced website to reschedule. Website didn’t recognise booking reference and therefore didn’t work. Didn’t respond to any other communication (email or text). Pick any other northern lights tour over this one.
The lights
, Jan 2020
We saw the northern lights and it was amazing! Tour giver was very informative and friendly, took lots of photos of us
Tried and failed
, Jan 2020
On one hand, I have great respect for this company because they won't waste your time if there's no chance of seeing the Northern Lights. The day we had scheduled was stormy, so they canceled and re-booked for the following night, which had some chance of clarity. But on the other hand, there's still no guarantee you'll see them, so be prepared for some disappointment. The tour was really exciting and the driver was the MOST amazing at driving in snowy and windy conditions that I've ever seen...he was also a really nice guy that was obviously trying to hustle and find a place where we could see the Northern Lights. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. The company honored its guarantee and re-booked us, but they had to cancel (it was our last night, so we didn't get to see the Northern Lights). I think you have to go into this tour knowing that nature will do its thing and there's no guarantee that you'll see the Northern Lights. That said, I believe this tour will give you the best shot because their vehicles can go places a bus NEVER could.
Fun, but Cold :)
, Dec 2019
Its about 45 minutes to the area in the middle of nowhere with abandoned houses and a couple hours outside in the cold or in the bus waiting and hoping for the northern lights which we didn’t see. If you don’t, you can re-book a future trip at no charge. We were glad we tried, but it was a waste of time sitting on a bus in the dark in the middle of nowhere. About halfway through they put up a table and give you shots of “black death” and cookies. If you sit in the back of the truck, hold on especially over bumps. If you get carsick, sit up front. There wasn’t any information given over the loud speaker on the way there so there really wasn’t much to learn. We met some cool people on the bus and played some games while we waited like Heads up. A bunch of other jeeps are parked out there with you and your travel in pairs with another super jeep. When they pick you up, they are high vehicles, but they have stairs that you climb up into the vehicle on.
Northern Lights Tour
, Dec 2019
The tour guide was very gracious and eager for us to enjoy the tour. The hot chocolate and biscuits were good and the hot chocolate helped to warm us. It was a cold night and the wind was strong. We could just faintly see a touch of light color on the horizon. We tried a different location but the colors were not brighter. The stars, however were brilliant. We were allowed to book on another tour at no additional fee.
Making the best of a good thing!
, Dec 2019
Our guide, Aron, was fun. Brought the Brennivin to keep us warm as we waited for the lights to appear. They did! Patience paid off!!
Great experience
, Nov 2019
The tour itself was great and Magnus, the tour guide, was excellent. He is a local and deeply experienced on the Northern Lights. I will recommend this tour in a heartbeat. The hiccup was with Viator due to lack of communication with the local company, after numerous emails confirming the number of people for the tour, they still weren't clear with that information to the local agency, which created a problem but thankfully it was resolved by the time we got picked up.

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