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Northern Lights and Stargazing: Small Group tour with Local Guides from Reykjavik

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Overview
The Northern Lights in Iceland attracts worldwide visitors, but knowing when and where to go for a sighting isn’t easy. On this tour, your guide drives you to the best spots in a heated 4x4 vehicle. This small-group tour includes round-trip travel from Reykjavik and a telescope for views. If you don’t see the Northern Lights on your tour, you may rebook free of charge, and weather cancellations are refunded.
Highlights
  • Your guide takes you to admire the Northern Lights in a heated 4x4 vehicle
  • Tour goes out only when conditions are favorable, with option to reschedule
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from your Reykjavik hotel
  • Small-group tour limited ensures a personalized experience with your guide
What to Expect
Expect an email confirming the tour the day-of, a decision based on weather. Your guide picks you up from your Reykjavik hotel by 4x4 vehicle and leads the way into the countryside to spot the Northern Lights. With good planning and a little luck, you watch the Northern Lights dance across the evening skies. Peer into the provided telescope as your guide points out constellations and planets. Your tour includes a photograph with the Aurora Borealis behind you if it’s visible. Note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings can never be guaranteed. Relax and soak up the scenery with a hot chocolate and a pastry, then return in comfort to your Reykjavik hotel. Tour duration depends on the time of year and weather conditions. Tours may be canceled as late as 6:30pm due to unfavorable weather conditions.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
PICK UP TIMES:
1. Sept.-30. Sept.: 9-9.30 pm
1. Oct.-15. March: 8-8.30 pm
16. March-15. April: 9-9.30 pm
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Door-to-door pick up and drop-off at your accommodation in central Reykjavik
  • 3-5-hour tour, depending on search conditions
  • Photos of you under the Northern Lights
  • Stargazing telescope and guidance
  • Home made hot chocolate and Kleina (Icelandic pastry)
  • Professional, informative and friendly local guides
  • Small-group (max 14 people) in a modified super jeep
  • Guide to guest ratio 1:7
  • Unlimited re-try in case of non-sighting (within 2 years)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • PICK UP TIMES: 1. Sept.-30. Sept.: 9-9.30 pm 1. Oct.-15. March: 8-8.30 pm 16. March-15. April: 9-9.30 pm
  • At 6.30pm each day we make our Go/NoGo decision according to weather and message you to CONFIRM OR CANCEL through the Viator system. As we have no other way of contacting you please make sure you contact us directly if you do not receive ANY message from us, before you start waiting for your pick up. If the tour is cancelled due to weather you can either re-schedule or receive a full refund.
  • If you do not see the Northern Lights on your tour, you may re-book free of charge (subject to availability). You must confirm via e-mail.
  • If The Customer fails to show up at pickup: No refund.
  • If a tour is cancelled, for any reason at any time, The Customer is eligible for a 100% refund. This does not include tours that are free re-runs (such as after non-sightings Northern Lights tours).
  • Under no circumstances is The Customer eligible for a refund in part or full for a tour that was performed.
  • We travel in modified superjeeps – Because the Earth is not Flat. Prepare for an adventurous activity tour rather than luxury!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is recommended that you wear thick, warm and windproof layers. You will spend a lot of time outside in the cold Icelandic night. To enjoy the night sky at it's best it is important to be able to stay warm outside. You can jump back in the vehicle once in a while to catch up on warmth
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We took the tour last night with Prostur. He was a fabulous tour guide with lots of stories and was very polite and helpful. It is very cold standing outside waiting for the lights to appear, so make sure you have enough layers! Prostur was great at keeping everyone
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Such a great experience. I Would definitely go again! You just need to make sure to wear warm clothes because it gets super duper cold!
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Easily the best (of a lot of great trips) trip we took during our stay. We were lucky to see the northern lights, but had we not, we were well entertained by our guide, Þröstur. As well as having excellent knowledge of the lights and the night sky, he can also tell a spooky
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What a not to be missed fantastic opportunity. Like everyone always reminds you, seeing the lights is not a given, but we struck lucky..partly as we hadn’t booked before we left the uk, but mainly because we checked the local weather and light prediction forecast apps on our
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What an amazing experience! Prostur Freyr kept us entertained from start to finish. It was a full moon so visibility was not the greatest. Prostur Freyr explained the constellations in the sky and we viewed the stars and mon through a telecope, provided us with hot chocolate
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By: Happyworld
355 reviews
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sevenwonders08
texas
10
Amazing Adventure
We took the tour last night with Prostur. He was a fabulous tour guide with lots of stories and was very polite
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Sawyer G
10
Really great!!!! (wear warm clothes!!!)
Such a great experience. I Would definitely go again! You just need to make sure to wear warm clothes because it
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iomjoss
40
Best trip of our stay
Easily the best (of a lot of great trips) trip we took during our stay. We were lucky to see the northern lights,
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NannyLadyCat
Horsham, United Kingdom
5112
Great from start to finish
Booked this trip after much research and was not disappointed at all...would highly recommend this company
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NannyLadyCat
Horsham, United Kingdom
5112
Fantastic!
What a not to be missed fantastic opportunity. Like everyone always reminds you, seeing the lights is not a
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Nasdaw
10
Northern Lights Stargazing Group tour
What an amazing experience! Prostur Freyr kept us entertained from start to finish. It was a full moon so
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Raffie_traveller
10
Robert went an extra mile to help us
We came to Iceland mainly to experience the Aurora and from the first day I was emailing with Robert who could not
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tony_nascimentojr
10
Northern Lights
It was just amazing! Anita manages the experience greatly and Troeler (leader guide) is by far the best guide I
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Luke K
111
What I came for
I booked this experience for my last night in Iceland. Seeing the Northern Lights was a big reason for going, and
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Sherri G
102
Knowlegable Guides - Personalized Service - Incredible Experience
I spent a tremendous amount of time researching tours before I finally booked with Happyworld and it was one of
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Damien O
10
Best hot chocolate Ever
We had a lovely night the boys that gave us the tour where friendly and very well informed about the stars and the
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michaelcS5009SC
Pyeongtaek, South Korea
20
Awesome time!
Had a great time on the 4th November! Small group awesome guides! learned alot and had an amazing time! Also some
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4j_nise
Washington DC, District of Columbia
11075
What We Came For
This excursion was everything I hoped it would be!! We choose this company because of the option to go a second
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Kerry T
1123
Amazing
I booked this tour for my first night in Iceland as I wanted a small group tour that provided photos. Can’t
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Grace N
11
Hell on earth!
We booked this northern lights tour as a present for our mothers 60th birthday, this We booked this tour for our
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Key Details
  • Perlan Happyworld
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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