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Northern Lights Private Tour

Small Group
Hot Chocolate
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Warm Vehicles
Stargazing

Northern Lights Private

Up to 7 passengers per booking.

Discover the magic of the Northern Lights on our exclusive private tour, guided by local experts in specially equipped Jeeps. Venture into remote landscapes for optimal viewing, with safety and comfort guaranteed. With small group sizes, immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Aurora Borealis, creating cherished memories beneath the dancing lights.

 

 

Into the Darkness

Escape the city hustle as we sweep you away from the bright lights to secluded spots carefully selected based on cloud forecasts for optimal Northern Lights sightings. Our intimate tour group ensures an exclusive experience, steering clear of tourist crowds to immerse you in the serene beauty of the Aurora Borealis.

Expert Knowledge

In our pursuit of the Northern Lights, weather is key. Throughout winter, we’re on the chase for optimal conditions, while in summer, our focus shifts to the perfect paragliding weather. Each year, we integrate meteorology into our paragliding courses, sharing our deep understanding of Icelandic weather patterns. As local sky enthusiasts, our private, personalized tours aim to immerse you not just in the sights but also in our passion for the skies of Iceland.

Free pick up at your door anywhere in central Reykjavik
Free Quality Photos, Professional Edits & Raw Images

Propper Home Made Hot Chocolate
Maximum 7 Passengers
Professional Northern Lights Hunters
Professional Weather Observers

DURATION: 3-5 hours from pick up to drop off. Free pick up from anywhere in central Reykjavík.
PICK UP TIMES:
1. Sept.-15. April: 9-9.30 pm

BOOKABLE EXTRAS:
Tripod:
Make sure your camera has a tripod mount.
Warmer pads: Provide external warmth for 5-8 hours.
LARGER GROUPS:
 Please contact us for larger groups and private tours: info@happyworld.is

 

Our mission is to find the perfect Northern Lights Experience 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, edit them and share with you the Raw images 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 wind, darkness and a clear sky. Overall, on any given night during dark hours in Iceland, our chances are about 50%. We maximise our sighting chance by going out only when auroral activity and cloud cover forecasts are favourable. Our sighting rate is 90%. We reserve the right to cancel the tour as late as 6.30 pm due to weather not being favourable. We make honest, transparent decisions and e-mail all our guests at 6.30 pm latest to confirm whether the tour is on or off.

GO/NO GO: 6.30 pm: Our meteorology expert makes the Go/NoGo decision and e-mails you the decision. Please check your e-mail at 6.30pm with detailed pick up info or re-schedule/refund options.
PICK UP TIME: We head out to where conditions are predicted best.
1. Sept.-15. April: 9-9.30 pm
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.
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 Pastry to warm you up and keep you going a bit longer.
FINISH: If no lights are seen before midnight we may extend up to 60 minutes if we believe our chances are good.
DRIVE HOME: The drive back to Reykjavík is normally 45-60 minutes. We are usually arriving back in Reykjavik around 1 am. Sometimes a bit later and sometimes a bit sooner, depending on sighting conditions.

DURATION: 3-5 hours from pick up to drop off. Free pick up from anywhere in central Reykjavík.
PICK UP TIMES:
1. Sept.-15. April: 9-9.30 pm
PRICE PER PERSON: 21.900 ISK per person.
DESTINATION: Our final destination is dictated by weather and where sightings are most likely. Normally withing a 45-60 min. driving radius from Reykjavik.
TOUR GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 and max. 10 guests per guide/vehicle. Max 2 vehicles travelling together.
CLOTHING: We recommend thick, thermal, windproof winter gear. Click here for our Clothing guide.
INCLUDED: Pick-up in central Reykjavik, driver/guided tour, home made hot chocolate & pastry and photos.
BOOKABLE EXTRAS:
Tripod:
Make sure your camera has a tripod mount.
Warmer pads: Provide external warmth for 5-8 hours.
LARGER GROUPS:
 Please contact us for larger groups and private tours: info@happyworld.is

If we cancel due to weather:
You can re-schedule or receive a 100% refund. Please see Tour specific Terms & Conditions below.

Tour specific Terms & Conditions
For both our General and Tour Specific Terms & Conditions click here

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

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Free pick up from your hotel/hostel/Airbnb in central Reykjavik.