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Northern Lights and Stargazing: Small Group tour with Local Guides from Reykjavik

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Northern Lights Hunt

We pick you up and whisk you away from the city lights to where we predict the best sightings according to the cloud forecast. Our small tour group allows us to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds to enjoy the Northern Lights in serenity.* 

Stargazing with telescope

While waiting for the lights we use our powerful stargazing telescope to explore crude details of the planets in our solar system and deep space phenomena lightyears away. We take photos of everyone under the lights, for free.

Your guides

We spend our winters chasing Northern Lights weather, and our summers chasing Paragliding weather. We know our Icelandic weather! We are local sky enthusiasts and our small and personal tours are designed to make you feel like a part of our team and a part of Iceland.
  • Your guide takes you to admire the Northern Lights in a heated 4x4 vehicle
  • Tour goes out only when conditions are favorable, with option to reschedule
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from your Reykjavik hotel
  • Small-group tour limited ensures a personalized experience with your guide
What to Expect
Expect an email confirming the tour the day-of, a decision based on weather. Your guide picks you up from your Reykjavik hotel by 4x4 vehicle and leads the way into the countryside to spot the Northern Lights. With good planning and a little luck, you watch the Northern Lights dance across the evening skies. Peer into the provided telescope as your guide points out constellations and planets. Your tour includes a photograph with the Aurora Borealis behind you if it’s visible. Note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings can never be guaranteed. Relax and soak up the scenery with a hot chocolate and a pastry, then return in comfort to your Reykjavik hotel. Tour duration depends on the time of year and weather conditions. Tours may be canceled as late as 6:30pm due to unfavorable weather conditions.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
1. Sept.-30. Sept.: 9-9.30 pm
1. Oct.-15. March: 8-8.30 pm
16. March-15. April: 9-9.30 pm
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Door-to-door pick up and drop-off at your accommodation in central Reykjavik
  • 3-5-hour tour, depending on search conditions
  • Photos of you under the Northern Lights
  • Stargazing telescope and guidance
  • Home made hot chocolate and Kleina (Icelandic pastry)
  • Professional, informative and friendly local guides
  • Small-group (max 14 people) in a modified super jeep
  • Guide to guest ratio 1:7
  • Unlimited re-try in case of non-sighting (within 2 years)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • PICK UP TIMES: 1. Sept.-30. Sept.: 9-9.30 pm 1. Oct.-15. March: 8-8.30 pm 16. March-15. April: 9-9.30 pm
  • At 6.30pm each day we make our Go/NoGo decision according to weather and message you to CONFIRM OR CANCEL through the Viator system. As we have no other way of contacting you please make sure you contact us directly if you do not receive ANY message from us, before you start waiting for your pick up. If the tour is cancelled due to weather you can either re-schedule or receive a full refund.
  • If you do not see the Northern Lights on your tour, you may re-book free of charge (subject to availability). You must confirm via e-mail.
  • If The Customer fails to show up at pickup: No refund.
  • If we cancel the tour, for any reason at any time, The Customer is eligible for a 100% refund. This does not include tours that are free re-runs (such as after non-sightings Northern Lights tours).
  • Under no circumstances is The Customer eligible for a refund in part or full for a tour that was performed.
  • We travel in modified superjeeps – Because the Earth is not Flat. Prepare for an adventurous activity tour rather than luxury!
  • It is recommended that you wear thick, warm and windproof layers. You will spend a lot of time outside in the cold Icelandic night. To enjoy the night sky at it's best it is important to be able to stay warm outside. You can jump back in the vehicle once in a while to catch up on warmth
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We took this tour for my wife's birthday. We were picked up by a Nissan Jeep 4x4 and were joined by 4 other passengers. We met up at a gas station with another Jeep and we drove about 40 mins to the side of some road just outside Reykjavik. The main guide was Clemmy and our
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I couldn't fault anything about this trip it was a great experience, great guides and I'd give the hot chocolate a 10 out of 10. Thank you for making a dream come true.
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Firstly a rickety old jeep arrived, nothing like the 4x4 on the leaflet. We were told to get into the back, it was a very small cramped space and difficult to get into for myself and my friend, and we're petite sized females. Mariusz, the driver didn't assist and appeared to
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We have taken a lot of tours in different places, but this was the best ever, easily. First, the guide was great. Throstur was friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. You could tell that he loves the night sky and sharing it with people. He told us fun stories on the ride to
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This was probably the best experience of my LIFE. Our guide Throstur (sorry if I butchered the spelling!) was an incredible host and an all around interesting guy. His knowledge of the aurora and the stars was incredible. Keep in mind the pictures of the aurora MAY not be what
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Key Details
  • Perlan Happyworld
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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