Northern Lights and Stargazing in a modified Land Rover Defender Adventure vehicle
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Unlimited free re-try
Home made Hot Chocolate
Pick up in central Reykjavík
Guide to guest ratio: 1/7
Warm vehicles all night
Friendly & relaxed
Northern Lights and Stargazing
Into the Darkness
We pick you up and whisk you away from the city lights to where we predict the best sightings according to cloud forecast. Our tiny tour group allows us to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds to enjoy the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in serenity.
Northern Lights hunting is all about the weather. We spend winters chasing Northern Lights weather and summers chasing Paragliding weather. We teach meteorology on our Paragliding courses every year. We know 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.
At our chosen spot, while waiting for the lights, we use our powerful stargazing telescope to explore crude details of the planets in our solar system, their moons and deep space phenomena light years away.
Our mission is to find the Northern Lights for YOU and we don’t give up easily! We stay away from the crowds and we stay small and flexible. We also try to be friendly and fun! Our vehicles are installed with additional diesel heaters to stay warm on location.
We take photos of you under the lights, for free, and share them with you the next day. We can also help you set up your own camera. Check out our settings guide here to prepare your camera during daylight hours before the tour.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and displays can never be guaranteed. For a sighting we need three things to come together: solar storm, darkness and a clear sky. Overall, on any given night during dark hours in Iceland, your chances are about 50/50. We maximise this chance by going out when auroral activity and cloud cover forecasts are favourable. Our sighting rate is 90%.
If I could give Happyworld a 10 out of 5, I would. 😉nlehe - TripAdvisor
Aurora Borealis Tour Schedule
GO/NO GO: 6.30pm: Our meteorology expert makes the Go/NoGo decision and e-mails you the decision. In case of cancellation due to weather please check your e-mail at 6.30pm with re-schedule/refund options.
PICK UP TIME: We head out to where conditions are predicted best.
1. Sept.-30. Sept.: 9-9.30pm
1. Oct.-15. March: 8-8.30pm
16. March-15. April:9-9.30pm
LOCATION: At our first stop we assess conditions and decide to stay or keep looking. We stay on location if most likely for sightings. We may change location later on if we believe it to give better results.
ON TOUR: While waiting, we explore the sky through telescope, take photos, share stories and explore our location.
PHOTOS: When & if the Northern Lights show up our guides take photos of you under the lights and share them with you for free the next day.
SNACK: Late evening we serve hot chocolate and Kleina to warm you up and keep you going a bit longer.
FINISH: We stay out until midnight. If no lights are seen by then we may extend up to 60 minutes if we believe our chances are good.
DRIVE HOME: The drive back to Reykjavík is normally 30-45 minutes. We are usually arriving back to accommodation between 1-2.00am.
Non-Sighting on our tour:
The Northern Lights or their magnitude can never be guaranteed. If we do not see any lights on your tour you are welcome with us again for free, subject to availability, as often as needed within 2 years. Please see Tour specific Terms & Conditions below.
If we cancel due to weather:
Please see Tour specific Terms & Conditions below.
Stargazing comes second:
The Northern Lights are our priority, if we are busy hunting for them we may not have time to use the telescope.
We don’t have the availability you are looking for?
Contact us and we’ll see what we can do.
Contact us and we’ll see what we can do.
Rental tripod: check that your camera has a tripod mount option.
Warmer pads: provide external warmth for 5 to 8 hours.