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Northern Lights Explorer

Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour

Escape the big tour buses and city lights on this off-the-beaten-track northern lights super jeep excursion!

Escape the big tour buses and city lights on this off-the-beaten-track northern lights super jeep excursion!

Northern-Lights Sightseeing Tours Super-Jeep
4.6 rating based on 8 ratings

Venture into the night with us in the luxury of a super jeep on a quest for the spectacular, unique and ever-changing show put on by the northern lights. Riding in a super jeep will give you exclusive access to the best spots around to really get to enjoy these phenomenal dancing lights in the sky we so eagerly seek to witness. Wrap yourself in a blanket and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while getting to experience the magic of the Aurora Borealis. Your guide will find the best spots, tell you all about this natural wonder and take free photographs so you can keep the memory alive!

  • Availability

    Sept. - Apr.

  • Duration

    ~ 4 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Ratio


  • Departs from


  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    16.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
The Northern Lights
Super Jeep Ride
Icelandic Countryside
Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
Northern Lights Photos
Guided Tour in a Super Jeep
Hot Chocolate & Biscuits
English Speaking Tour Guide
Free WiFi on Board Your Super Jeep

Each winter we are welcoming an increased number of people coming to Iceland in search of the famous Aurora Borealis. This fascinating natural phenomenon, otherwise known as the northern lights, is one of the most mesmerizing sights you will ever come across in your life. The dancing colors and shapes in the dark arctic sky will simply leave you awestruck.

You will be picked up at your selected pick up location in a custom-built 4×4 super jeep by our expert northern lights guide. We leave the lights of the city behind and head into the darkness for our adventure. On the search for the northern lights, we might travel through some of Iceland’s most spectacular natural sights without knowing but your guide is sure to let you know what the night is hiding. The super jeep gives us the flexibility to go off of the beaten path to locations the big buses can not reach. Giving us a greater chance to enjoy the northern lights and the wonders of the night sky without the discomfort of big crowds. In the cold night, there is nothing like some hot chocolate to keep warm and the brave ones 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.

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. If the tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen we offer clients the chance to join another evening’s departure free of charge upon availability.

Practical Information

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good warm shoes and woolly socks. Northern lights tours require you to watch the skies and that means you will be outside at night in Iceland in winter. Dress warmly, there is no such thing as too many layers of clothes on our Aurora tours.

Pick-up Information

Pick up is at 21:30 pm from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. 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. Note that you need to contact us to re-book.

Will I definitely see Northern Lights on the tour?

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.

What are the best camera settings for photographing the Northern Lights?

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

What if the Northern Lights tour goes ahead and no Northern Lights are seen?

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.

What are my options if my Northern Lights tour is cancelled?

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.

Please go to My Adventures to re-book your tour or contact us by phone +354-562-7000.

How do I know if the Northern Lights tour is on for the evening?

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.

Will my guide take pictures for me?

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.

What months can you see the northern lights?

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.

Can you see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik?

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.

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Price from: 16.990 ISK


If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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Northern Lights Explorer | Average rating: 4.6/5 based on 8 customer reviews

"Northern lights tour" | 5 stars By Edmund 26/01/2018
Thank you Simon for being such a fantastic guide! Informing us when the northern lights appeared while we hid in the bus to escape the cold. And he was eagerly ensuring everyone had a photo with the northern lights.
"Fun Night" | 5 stars By Julie 16/02/2018
We didn't get to see the lights on our trip and were leaving the next day so we couldn't re-boook for another try but we still had a great time. It was nice being out in the cold we were given hot coco and vodka if anyone wanted. We had fun with the guides asking them questions and spending time with them. We know the lights aren't a guarantee so we just had a nice evening instead. Thank you!
"We enjoyed the tour" | 3 stars By Jen Chesnut 22/02/2018
We enjoyed the tour and were so excited to see the Northern Lights, we got lucky and the lights were out right away. However, I booked with this company because they say they take pictures. We posed for 2 different pictures with the lights behind us, and neither of them were uploaded. I have emailed the office a few times and have been offered very little help, and there is many days between responses. Seeing the lights may be a once in a lifetime experience and we so badly wanted to have the picture. Not sure if I would suggest a friend to take this tour or not. While the guide there was great, overall I am left feeling sad about the photos we were told we would get the next day.
"Northern Lights Superjeep tour" | 4 stars By Nuala Morris 22/02/2018
This is a great experience and definiteky worthwhile doing with these guys. They take you out for about 4 hours and we were very fortunate to see the Northern Lights. My only suggestion would be to make it slightly shorter if possible as we got back at 1pm when midnight would have been ample.
"Wonderful experience" | 5 stars By Kirsten 10/03/2018
Wonderful experience, fun guides, and I definitely recommend springing for the super Jeep over a bus. We were able to go where the busses could not, and it was really fun to ride in. Seeing the Northern Lights was incredible! I really appreciate how the tour group gave us the option to reschedule when weather wasn’t ideal for the Northern Lights. They sent out an email in advance and rebooking for another night was quick and easy.
"We got to see the northern lights" | 5 stars By Lin Lefevre 16/03/2018
We were so lucky as we got to see the northern lights. The super truck was great fun too.
"Super" | 5 stars By Aleksandra Czesak 18/03/2018
Worth every penny.
"The best northern light" | 5 stars By Dwi Widayana 14/03/2018
Thank you for the best northern light I've ever saw! Eventhough the forecaster said the activity was low, but the sky was exploded with the bright aurora. It was my first active dancing aurora. Thank you again for allowed us stay a little bit longer that night!
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