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The Aurora Borealis is a brilliant feature of the Arctic skies at night. Although seeing it involves journeying away from the bright lights of civilization, on this family-friendly Jeep tour you’ll have the best seating to one of nature’s most captivating shows not far from Reykjavik.
The custom-built 4x4 vehicle allows you to avoid the busy spots large enough for tour buses and get away from the crowds for pristine views of the Northern Lights. As you pass through Iceland’s stunning landmarks and pause to take pictures, your expert guide will teach you about the lights and the stories surrounding them. You’ll be sure to return the city at the end of the evening with irreplaceable memories of Iceland illuminated by swirling colours and hundreds of stars.
01 Sep - 15 Apr: DailyDuration
4 hours approx.Start time
Daily departures at 9:30pm. Pick-up starts 30 minutes prior to departure.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
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You will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
Your tour begins when your expert tour guide arrives in a custom 4x4 Jeep to pick you up from your hotel in Reykjavik. You will head out of the bright city lights in Reykjavik and into the surrounding landscape to start your hunt for the elusive Northern Lights.
Their spectacular winter show is one of Iceland’s top attractions, and their memorable dancing rays are worth the trip! As your guide takes you through some of the many stunning sites in the region, you’ll hear about the legends and science behind the lights themselves. In the jeep you’ll have the unique flexibility to avoid the crowded spots that the massive tour buses go to, and instead get a better viewing of the sky with front row seats off the beaten path.
The Northern Lights Explorer Tour is heavily dependent on weather conditions. Our local partner reserves the right to cancel departures up until 6.15pm on the day of the tour. If the tour goes ahead and no Northern Lights are seen, guests are offered the chance to join another evening's departure free of charge.
At the end of the evening you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Reykjavik.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
The Northern Lights Explorer Tour is heavily dependent on weather conditions. The Supplier reserves the right to cancel departures up until 6:15pm on the day of the tour. If the tour goes ahead and no Northern Lights are seen, guests are offered the chance to join another evening's departure free of charge.
For photography, the guide will assist you in camera setup and settings.
We suggest cameras with no less than 5 megapixels, and a tripod if available
No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Children rates are based on maximum 2 children per 2 adults
Our guide, Simon was very good at explaining how the Northern Lights appear, it's incredible how many things have to be right for us to see them. The hot chocolate and biscuits...Deena Playfoot, United Kingdom, 10/Feb/2018
Not the cheapest (approx. £135 per person) but definitely worth it. The super jeep was brilliant, and the driver (Captain A) was great fun and very informative. For those who had...Harry Atwell, United Kingdom, 24/Jan/2018
We were picked up in a super jeep which was fun in itself and super warm. Our guide was very enthusiastic saying the lights were already out and hopefully would stay out for us...Sally Bostock, United Kingdom, 08/Jan/2018