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We’ll collect you from your Reykjavik accommodation or a nearby pick up location, and drive into the velvety dark of night in search of the heavenly light show that illuminates the winter night sky.
Part of the charm of the Aurora Borealis in Iceland is its elusiveness and one of the main parts of our tour is the thrill of the chase. The aurora forecast changes daily, so we can’t tell you exactly where we will go. But if luck is with us, before long, we’ll spy the dancing colors of the Northern Lights above one of Iceland’s iconic attractions such as - Þingvellir, Reykjanes or Kirkjufell. Our well-designed mini buses allow us to go to off-the-beaten-track locations in Iceland’s rural heartlands – meaning that we won’t need to worry about light pollution.
The Northern Lights have enchanted sky gazers for millennia and almost every culture that has ever witnessed them has considered them to be of divine origin. They can appear dramatically or subtly spraying vivid colors across the dark sky. Flickering...)
The Northern Lights have enchanted sky gazers for millennia and almost every culture that has ever witnessed them has considered them to be of divine origin. They can appear dramatically or subtly spraying vivid colors across the dark sky. Flickering patterns then begin to emerge as the swirling colors create surreal shapes that will leave you breathless.
We now know that the dancing lights are a result of charged particles from the sun hitting Earth’s magnetic field. Green and yellow auroras are the most common, but we also see blue, violet and rose auroras. Red auroras are the least common, however, they happen more in Iceland than anywhere else in the world. Whatever color we see – the Northern Lights are nature’s most unrivaled light show and they never fails to astonish!
Our friendly, knowledgeable guides are equipped with high-end cameras and have mastered the settings needed for Northern Lights photography. They’ll snap a photo of you under their dazzling colors – ensuring that you can remember this amazing bucket ...)
Our friendly, knowledgeable guides are equipped with high-end cameras and have mastered the settings needed for Northern Lights photography. They’ll snap a photo of you under their dazzling colors – ensuring that you can remember this amazing bucket list experience forever!
Pickup times for the Northern Lights tour depends on the season – it will either be at 20:30 or 21:30, depending on how much daylight there is.)
Pickup times for the Northern Lights tour depends on the season – it will either be at 20:30 or 21:30, depending on how much daylight there is.
Please remember to bring: The Northern Lights tour takes place at night and temperatures are almost certain to be extremely cold – we thoroughly recommend that you dress up as warmly as possible to maximize your enjoyment of the tour. Temperatures...)
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and we cannot guarantee that you’ll see them during the tour, however, our expert guides will use local knowledge and the aurora forecast to maximize our chances. We may be forced to cancel the tour if ...)
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Great tour guide
Reviewed on April 23, 2019 by CZ Suratos From our post-trip system
Freeman (unsure of spelling) was a great guide. I wasn't sure what to expect and Freeman was very informative and entertaining. We saw some great lights. Pick and drop off was super smooth. Even though I am used to cold weather, it never hurts to think more layers ... mostly because you spend a lot of time standing still in the dark and cold, looking up at the sky.
Great tour and guide
Reviewed on April 16, 2019 by Bhushan C Joshi From our post-trip system
Great tour and very well informed tour guide Ingvaar. Looks like he does the tour as he has a passion for Northern Lights and photography. Definitely recommend it.
Reviewed on April 13, 2019 by Alicia Joy From our post-trip system
Cannot express how amazing the guides, Biggi &Frimann, at Artic Adventures made the trip in Iceland. Everyone was so welcoming and made us feel special and appreciated. What a great experience to see such a beautiful country!
Reviewed on April 10, 2019 by Wendy Murcia From our post-trip system
Definitely is the best idea for hunting the northern lights. Our tour guide had a lot of experience and knowledge about Auroras. Was really nice and friendly. I recommend 100% the tour specially in the jeep because they can go for different routes and kore darkness. In that way you have more chances to see the northern lights.
Aurora explorer super jeep tour
Reviewed on March 13, 2019 by James From our post-trip system
My wife and I were honeymooning in Iceland and took the Aurora Explorer Super Jeep tour. We had an absolutely wonderful time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and there was an astronomer guide there as well pointing out the constellations. On this trip we saw the northern lights and had a wonderful evening. Based upon our experience with Artic Adventures we enlisted their services for 3 additional tours on our trip. Thanks for a wonderful time!
Reviewed on March 12, 2019 by Charlotte From our post-trip system
Our guide Freman, was very knowledgeable and really shown passion the aurora viewing. We managed to get a spectacular view of the lights and he was a massive help with camera settings so we were able to capture the magical moments. Would recommend to anyone who is planning on visiting.
Experienced Guide & Great Tour
Reviewed on February 25, 2019 by Yvette R From our post-trip system
We were very glad to go with the super jeep tour which enabled us to go off the main road to a very isolated spot to enhance our chances of seeing the northern lights. Our guide was very experienced and knowledgeable and on our first attempt to see the lights were successful! The added shot of Brennivin and hot cocoa was a nice touch as it was a very cold night.
Reviewed on February 21, 2019 by Joy From our post-trip system
Wonderful experience and very informative. Although the northern lights is weak at that time, we still had an amazing experience. Our tour guide, Nick, is very nice and knowledgable. We will choose Arctic Adventures again when we come back to Iceland :-)
Bjarni is the best!
Reviewed on February 20, 2019 by Faith Cromwell From our post-trip system
We took the tour on February 10 with Bjarni. The sky was covered with clouds and Bjarni went above and beyond to find clear skies for us. He looked at satellite images of the cloud cover and changed his planned route because he thought he would be able to find clear skies in a different direction. We eventually ended up in a vacant plot of land and over the next several hours, watched the northern lights get brighter and brighter. He brought his camera, took several pics of the skies and of us. When the "show" really began, he took a time-lapse video of it. It was 8 below freezing and many of us went into the van for warmth. I believe other guides would have left because of the cold and because it took a couple hours for the lights to really come to life, but Bjarni encouraged us to wait it out and to venture out of the warm bus to watch the beautiful night sky. Getting a hold of the beautiful pictures and video Bjarni took has been challenging (it has been 10 days and I still can't get a copy of that video), but we had a phenomenal experience on our first night in Iceland!
Reviewed on February 19, 2019 by Ho From our post-trip system
We were lucky to see the aurora shortly after we hop into the bus. And the lights were dancing and shows colors of green, yellow n pink. Andrea was a nice lady to make sure all of us get a perfect picture of the lights
Northern lights minibus tour
Reviewed on February 16, 2019 by Clare From our post-trip system
We had a great evening with Andreane on our northern lights tour. We were lucky with the forecast and the lights were out in their full glory. We didn’t have to go too far from Reykjavík to get a great view of the lights and stars Andreane was a lovely driver and guide. She was knowledgable in terms of information about the lights and the area but also to help people with their camera settings. Andreane was very patient with everyone that wanted photos and snapped away taking shots for us all that were promptly uploaded by the next day for us to download. I would recommend this tour as it wasn’t as expensive as the jeep tours that are available but we didn’t want to be on a big coach - the minibus of approx 20 people was just right and we stopped at an off road area where only a few passing cars stopped, no other tours.