Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep - FREE photos

Reykjavik, Iceland

From $178.83

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Seek out the northern lights on this 4-hour tour from Reykjavik by ‘super jeep,’ a SUV adapted to travel through Iceland’s rugged terrain. Travel out of the Icelandic capital and deep into the countryside, where you’ll search for the best spots from which to view the spectacle. If luck isn’t on your side and you don’t see the lights, simply rebook with the operator to take the tour again at no extra cost. This tour is a small-group tour ensuring a more intimate experience.
  • Small group guarantee
  • 4-hour northern lights tour in the comfort of a super jeep
  • Hunt for the mysterious lights in the Icelandic countryside
  • Learn all about this natural phenomenon from a knowledgeable local guide

What's Included

  • Small group experience
  • Reykjavik pick up & return transfer
  • Guided northern lights tour in the comfort of customized SUV
  • An expert northern lights guide
  • Hot chocolate & biscuits
  • Food & drinks (except the refreshments mentioned in inclusions)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Please note that we only serve the pick-up locations specified in our pick-up list below. Due to traffic restrictions, we are not allowed to pick up from hotels in the city center nor from private Air BnBs. If your pick-up location is not on our pick-up list then we kindly ask you to find the closest pick-up point to your accommodation from our list: 22 Hill Hótel – Brautarholt 22-24. Arctic Comfort Hótel – Síðumúli 19. BSÍ Bus Terminal – Vatnsmýrarvegi 10. Bus Hostel Reykjavík – Skógarhlíð 10. Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House) Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg Cabin Hótel – Borgartún 32. Eyja Guldsmen Hotel – Brautarholt 10. Grand Hótel Reykjavík – Sigtún 38. Grayline – Main bus terminal - Klettagarðar 4. Hilton Reykjavík Nordica – Suðurlandsbraut 2. Hótel Ísland – Ármúla 9. Hotel Ørkin – Brautarholti 29. Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura – við Hlíðarfót, Nauthólsvegur 52. Klettur Hótel – Mjölnisholt 12-14. N1 Gas Station – Ártúnshöfði Radisson Blu Hótel Saga – við Hagatorg. Reykjavík City Hostel – Sundlaugavegur 34. Reykjavík Lights Hotel – Suðurlandsbraut 12. Skarfabakki – Cruise Ship, Reykjavik Harbor, 105 Reykjavik

What To Expect

Depart from your centrally located Reykjavik hotel aboard a super jeep — a custom-built SUV complete with monster tires that measure upward of 38 inches (95cm) tall — and travel out of the city in search of the lights’ celestial green glow.

Sitting comfortably in the spacious vehicle, keep your eyes on the sky as your guide hunts for the best spot from which to find the lights. The northern lights, otherwise known as the aurora borealis, are caused by magnetic storms that paint the sky in vibrant shades of green, pink and other colors. Your chance of seeing them depends on certain variables (weather, location, chance), so sightings are never guaranteed, but you can rebook your tour at no extra cost (subject to availability) if you don’t see the lights.

Throughout the evening, you’ll learn all about the lights from your guide, including why Iceland is one of the world’s most accessible places to see the natural spectacle.

Your 4-hour tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel in Reykjavik.

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group experience limited to maximum 16 participants per guide
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, good hiking shoes are highly recommended.
  • Warm outdoor clothing is essential, also waterproof clothing, hat and gloves.
  • This tour is weather dependent and, as such, is liable to last-minute cancellations (up until 6:15pm on the day)
  • If you do not see the northern lights, or if your tour is cancelled due to bad weather, you may rebook for another evening free of charge (subject to availability). Contact the local supplier in order to rebook. Contact details are mentioned on your voucher.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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154 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Kassidy_G, Mar 2023
Because of the un-predictability of the Northern lights we waited on booking, and when we heard the forecast was perfect for a sighting we called around 6pm day off to book. The less expensive tours were sold out already so we went with this. Thankfully the forecast was right and we got to see what the guide described as “the jackpot” of auroras! Con: it’s really a mini bus with 4WD, were ~20 seats on the “super jeep” so manage expectations if you’re thinking it would be more intimate. Pro: guide was funny, good driver and photographer! We had the best time.
Do not book with Viator
Paul_S, Jan 2023
We booked the Big Jeep tour, but on the night it was a minibus that took us on the tour. The guide explained that the Jeep was broken but we would get a partial refund for the cost of the difference between the Jeep tour and minibus tour. However Viator are refusing to give a partial refund.
Although the clouds...
Sandra_D, Jan 2023
Although the clouds prevented us seeing the northern lights, we really enjoyed the guide and the super jeep. Unfortunately it rained almost every day we were in Iceland and the northen lights were not meant to be. I would do this tour again weather permitting!
Yikes - avoid this Northern Lights tour...
Matt_R, Dec 2022
On my first night in Iceland, I booked this tour. The forecast for the Northern Lights was very high that evening. The driver was not a very good guide and did not share much valuable insight into the Northern Lights during the tour. He drove to one location, where we sat for four hours in the cold without seeing much but a small streak of the Northern Lights. I understand the lights can't be controlled, but sitting in one location all evening was not the best chance to see the lights (and even if it was it was not the best way to experience them). I learned this for sure when I chose a different operator the following night and had an amazing experience. Even though the other operator took us to a location where the Lights were strong, we continued to find new and cool locations to see the lights the entire evening - they actually put effort into "hunting" the best views and different perspectives - which this tour did not do in any way. Don't book with these guys unless you want to sit in a cold, windy field all night and hope the lights show up... there are much better companies to book with in Iceland.
Fantastic trip
donna_f, Oct 2022
Our guide was amazing and the Northern Lights were spectacular. The evening was a huge success. Thank you!
Our guide was very...
Gary_L, Apr 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to find the lights. Would definitely choose the hero tour.
Super jeep bummer
mark_h, Nov 2021
We went on a northern lights trip and did not see any lights and we had a free rebooking if we did not see any. I called to rebook and they said that they were sold out. I was able to rebook a trip on my own, but had to pay full price.
Just pure awesomeness
Dakota_L, Oct 2021
The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly, a lot of fun to talk to. The northern lights put on an amazing show, which is out of their control, but we wouldn’t have been able to see them without the tour guide taking us to a perfect spot. 10/10 would recommend.
Misleading tour description
Fatemeh_B, Mar 2020
This was not a small group as expected . 20 people is not a group. Maybe there should be more details on vehicle pictures ( Super Jeep was a mini bus and not a Jeep ! ) as well as the number of people that would join the tour instead of small group which can be confusing.
S_R, Mar 2020
Guides were great and appreciate the effort to find a good location with clear sky. Did manage to see the lights and had a fantastic time! So glad to have picked this trip over a bus ride out from the city.
Absolutely Amazing
Ryan_C, Mar 2020
Our tour guide was funny, full of facts and fictional information about the lights and even provided shots and hot choc with cookies! We were lucky enough to see the lights, they were absolutely incredible, even once we’d left the original site our driver pulled over quickly because they became stronger for a short time! Our guide took plenty of photos of us all and really helped capture the amazing experience! Nothing bad about this trip, it’s just VERY VERY cold so wrap up warmer than you think you’ll need to!
collinjshroy, Feb 2020
Cancelled tour. Referenced website to reschedule. Website didn’t recognise booking reference and therefore didn’t work. Didn’t respond to any other communication (email or text). Pick any other northern lights tour over this one.
The lights
michaela65, Jan 2020
We saw the northern lights and it was amazing! Tour giver was very informative and friendly, took lots of photos of us
Tried and failed
Allison_E, Jan 2020
On one hand, I have great respect for this company because they won't waste your time if there's no chance of seeing the Northern Lights. The day we had scheduled was stormy, so they canceled and re-booked for the following night, which had some chance of clarity. But on the other hand, there's still no guarantee you'll see them, so be prepared for some disappointment. The tour was really exciting and the driver was the MOST amazing at driving in snowy and windy conditions that I've ever seen...he was also a really nice guy that was obviously trying to hustle and find a place where we could see the Northern Lights. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. The company honored its guarantee and re-booked us, but they had to cancel (it was our last night, so we didn't get to see the Northern Lights). I think you have to go into this tour knowing that nature will do its thing and there's no guarantee that you'll see the Northern Lights. That said, I believe this tour will give you the best shot because their vehicles can go places a bus NEVER could.
Fun, but Cold :)
Brooke_W, Dec 2019
Its about 45 minutes to the area in the middle of nowhere with abandoned houses and a couple hours outside in the cold or in the bus waiting and hoping for the northern lights which we didn’t see. If you don’t, you can re-book a future trip at no charge. We were glad we tried, but it was a waste of time sitting on a bus in the dark in the middle of nowhere. About halfway through they put up a table and give you shots of “black death” and cookies. If you sit in the back of the truck, hold on especially over bumps. If you get carsick, sit up front. There wasn’t any information given over the loud speaker on the way there so there really wasn’t much to learn. We met some cool people on the bus and played some games while we waited like Heads up. A bunch of other jeeps are parked out there with you and your travel in pairs with another super jeep. When they pick you up, they are high vehicles, but they have stairs that you climb up into the vehicle on.
Northern Lights Tour
Marilyn_D, Dec 2019
The tour guide was very gracious and eager for us to enjoy the tour. The hot chocolate and biscuits were good and the hot chocolate helped to warm us. It was a cold night and the wind was strong. We could just faintly see a touch of light color on the horizon. We tried a different location but the colors were not brighter. The stars, however were brilliant. We were allowed to book on another tour at no additional fee.
Making the best of a good thing!
cvrountas, Dec 2019
Our guide, Aron, was fun. Brought the Brennivin to keep us warm as we waited for the lights to appear. They did! Patience paid off!!
Great experience
Monica_O, Nov 2019
The tour itself was great and Magnus, the tour guide, was excellent. He is a local and deeply experienced on the Northern Lights. I will recommend this tour in a heartbeat. The hiccup was with Viator due to lack of communication with the local company, after numerous emails confirming the number of people for the tour, they still weren't clear with that information to the local agency, which created a problem but thankfully it was resolved by the time we got picked up.
Amazing experience & guide
Samuel_M, Dec 2018
We visited the northern lights, we were very lucky & got to see them in all there glory. Our guide Omar was truly amazing & made the experience much more enjoyable. Would 100% recommend this tour.
I gave this tour five stars even...
MarthaE_P, Apr 2018
I gave this tour five stars even though we didn't get to see the northern lights, it was a really well planned and friendly tour, with a very small group too. It's a real shame we didn't have more time in Iceland, but the weather overall was really bad the four days we were there. We'll go back for sure!