Small Group - Dark Night - Photos Included

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Northern Lights and Stargazing – Small group Super Jeep tour

Northern Lights
Starry skies
Dark nights
Super Jeep
Hot Chocolate
Aurora Borealis selfie
Haunted house?
Stars and moons
Deep space objects
& Galaxies not so far away

Northern Lights and Stargazing

On this tour we pick you up and whisk you away from the city lights to where we predict the best sightings according to cloud forecast. Our small tour allows us to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds to enjoy the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in serenity. 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.

Your Chances of Seeing the Northern Lights

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%.

Northern Lights and Stargazing
Northern Lights and Stargazing Happy Couple
Beautiful green Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis in Iceland

Tour Duration

3-5 hours from pick up to drop off.
Free pick up in Reykjavík.

Pick up time

1. Sept.-30. Sept.: 21:00-21:30
1. Oct.-15. March: 20:00-20:30
16. March-15. April: 21:00-21:30

Price per person

21.900 ISK per person.
Optional: warmer pads & tripod rental.

Destination

Our final destination is dictated by weather and where sightings are most likely.

Tour Group Size

Minimum 2 and maximum 14 passengers
in 1 or 2 4×4’s travelling together.

Clothing

Thick, thermal, windproof winter gear.
Click here for our Clothing guide. 

Included

Pick-up, driver/guided super jeep tour, stargazing*, hot chocolate & kleina, photography.

Larger Groups

Please contact us for larger groups and private tours: info@happyworld.is 

Photography

Check out our Northern Lights photography Settings Guide.
We also take photos to share (free).

280

Avg days activity/year

400

Avg Solar Wind speed km/s

100

Avg height/km from Earth

1859

Year / record activity

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Aurora Borealis Tour Schedule

18:30: We make our Go/NoGo decision based on the last weather forecast for the evening.
20:00-20:30 (Oct-March) 21:00-21:30 (Sept & April): Pick up.
We drive to where conditions are predicted best.
At location; assess the conditions, stay or move on.
While waiting, we explore the sky through telescope.
We take photos of you under the lights, for free.
Once you are nearing frozt-bite, we serve hot chocolate and Kleina.
We stay out until midnight, if no lights are seen we extend 30-60 minutes.
The drive back to Reykjavík is normally 30-45 minutes.

STARGAZING:
The Northern Lights are our priority, if we are busy hunting for them we may not have time to use the telescope.

IF WE DON’T SEE LIGHTS ON YOUR TOUR:
Please see Tour specific Terms & Conditions below.

IF THE TOUR IS CANCELLED:
Please see Tour specific Terms & Conditions below.

Optional extras

Rental tripod: check that your camera has a tripod mount option.
Warmer pads: provide external warmth for 5 to 8 hours.

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