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I highly recommend their Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour!
We joined their Northern Lights Super Jeep tour, and while we didn't see the northern lights, we still had a grand time! First of all, their jeep is badass, and the other people at our pickup point who were joining a different tour were green with envy when they saw our ride. Lol. I liked that the group was small (as opposed to the other tours with busload of tourists), the ride was comfortable, and we could drive off-road. We also had a tour guide who wasn't only nice, but also funny and smart. He kept us entertained with his jokes and interesting trivia. Also enjoyed the hot chocolates and biscuits while we were waiting in freezing weather. :) Would definitely book this tour again when I go back!
Each winter, we welcome an ever-growing number of cosmic fans coming to Iceland in search of the famous Aurora Borealis. Just a smidge below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is among the world's best places to see colors dance in the Northern Hemisphere.
This natural phenomenon occurs when particles from the sun, also known as the solar wind, enter the Earth’s magnetic field. As electrically charged particles start to collide with gaseous particles in the earth's atmosphere, something here about “creates auroras”. Be prepared to be awestruck by swirling curtains of light in the dark sky!
You’ll be picked up at your selected pickup location in Reykjavik, in a custom-built 4×4 super jeep by our expert Northern Lights guide. Once everyone is on board, we will leave the city lights behind and head into the darkness for our adventure. On...)
You’ll be picked up at your selected pickup location in Reykjavik, in a custom-built 4×4 super jeep by our expert Northern Lights guide. Once everyone is on board, we will leave the city lights behind and head into the darkness for our adventure.
On the search for the Aurora Borealis, we might travel past some of Iceland’s most spectacular natural sights. Though shrouded in darkness, your guide is sure to point out what the night is hiding. The super jeep gives us the flexibility to go off-the-beaten-path on roads the big buses and regular 4x4s can’t reach. Heading out on country roads gives us a greater chance to enjoy the Northern Lights and the wonders of the night sky without the discomfort of big crowds.
Once we find the perfect spot, all we have to do is wait and let the spectacle evolve. Usually, the Northern Lights appear about 100 km (60 miles) above the Earth’s surface. Witnessing a light show emerge above the north magnetic pole is an experienc...)
Once we find the perfect spot, all we have to do is wait and let the spectacle evolve. Usually, the Northern Lights appear about 100 km (60 miles) above the Earth’s surface. Witnessing a light show emerge above the north magnetic pole is an experience that defies description. It’s as if space is trying to suffuse the Earth with color. Just don’t forget to dress warmly! On a cold night, there’s nothing like a fleece sweater to keep you warm. We’ll also serve you a tasty cup of hot chocolate. Brave souls can even add some Icelandic Brennivín to theirs!
Our guides take photos every time the Northern Lights are spotted, so you can be sure to get your picture taken with the aurora. See photos from previous tours here.
Kindly note that the Northern Lights are natural phenomena that are difficult to predict, but our guides do everything in their power to make sure you see the lights.
Pick-up Information: For the Northern Lights adventure, pick up is at either 20:30 (8:30 p.m.) or 21:30 (9:30 p.m.), depending on the season. You'll find the actual pickup time in the booking process and on your final voucher. Picking everyone up can...)
Pick-up Information: For the Northern Lights adventure, pick up is at either 20:30 (8:30 p.m.) or 21:30 (9:30 p.m.), depending on the season. You'll find the actual pickup time in the booking process and on your final voucher. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated. Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
Please note: As the success of the Northern Lights Explorer tour is heavily dependent on weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel departures until 18:15 on the day of the tour. A refund is not available if the tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen but we do offer you the chance to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge.
The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we unfortunately cannot promise you will see them. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions.
For more information on the Northen Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights information.
Unfortunately, there isn’t just one simple answer to this question.
There isn’t just one single setting for your camera that ensures great photos. But if you have manual options, you are probably best served with experimenting with various combinations of ISO, aperture, and exposure settings. As a rule of thumb, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed at between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have proven effective.
A good thing to keep in mind, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have given great results.
Different combinations may give very different results. Higher ISO setting will allow you to capture faster exposures, but the downside to this might be for example grainier images.
If the shutter speed is above 15 seconds it will result in a slight star movement.
Wider angle lenses are usually more versatile in low light settings, but longer lenses give you different options for compositions. Make sure that you remove all lens filters, as they may distort images. You will probably get the best results with manual setting for infinite focal length
A refund is not available if the northern lights tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen but we do offer you the chance to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge.
Please go to My Adventures to re-book your tour.
When Northern Lights tours are cancelled it’s usually due to unfavourable weather conditions.
In that case, your options will be to:
1. Reschedule for another day.
2. Find another tour to do and use the deposit for it.
3. Get fully refunded.
Like you might have heard, the northern lights are a pretty difficult thing to predict. You can check en.vedur.is to see the forecast and if the level is high and the skies are clear then it’s very likely that the tour is going. We do update our website’s tour departure sheet with the information at 17:00 pm the latest. If the tour is cancelled, you will receive an email from us.
If we think there is no chance at all of seeing the lights we will cancel the tour. We don’t want to bring you out and disappoint if there is no chance to see the lights.
Yes, the guide will take a photo of you with the northern lights behind you. These can be single or group photo’s and free of charge.
The Northern Lights season is said to be from late August until mid-April. However, if you want to increase your chances of seeing them, it is best to wait until the clear winter months of mid-September until March.
If luck and weather are on your side, then you will be able to see the Aurora Borealis above the inviting streets of Reykjavik. Whether you see the lights or not are dependant on two different factors. The first being the weather. If the sky is clear, no clouds, then you are halfway there to seeing the astonishing spectacle that is the Northern Lights (although light pollution can sometimes be a problem). Increased solar activity is the second half so, if these two merge together you may well be able to see the Northern Lights from Reykjavik.
Super Jeep Northern Lights Tour
Reviewed on February 20, 2020 by Rebecca From our post-trip system
Great experience, would 100% recommend! Did not get to see the northern lights, however they did appear on the camera, but we were not able to take photos. It would have been nice to take photos as they were evident on the camera, and not to the naked eye, but nonetheless, was an amazing tour with the hot chocolate and shot of black death with biscuits! The tour guide was very upbeat and knowledgeable, and was very lovely. The best tour guide I had!
We will return
Reviewed on February 16, 2020 by Keith Overton From our post-trip system
We pre booked a Northern Lights Tour prior to arrival to Iceland and probably had the best of the lights. I said to my wife we were truly blessed and to add to the experience the tour guide was very relaxed, helpful and was not worried about the time we spent. He was more than happy to stay out as long as we were all prepared to gaze at the fantastic light spectacular. He was well informed and shared the information. We were so impressed with our night that we also booked a further two trips with Artic Adventures which were both great. We will return to Iceland and will use Artic Adventures for any further tours.
Reviewed on February 10, 2020 by Dave From our post-trip system
Picked up at exact time. Kolbein was great at explaining the lights and then to have the perfect viewing conditions was a bonus.... lights were stunning! A dream come true