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

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

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US$ 195.39
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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.
  • 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
3–5 hours
  • 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
  • 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 we cancel the tour, 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!
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Leslie wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The weather during our visit just didn’t cooperate so the tour never actually happened, but I greatly appreciated the company’s effort and honesty in trying to work with some special circumstances we presented them with. I will definitely book with this company again on any
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Mskd10 wrote a review 8 Dec
4 contributions3 helpful votes
After reading through various reviews about different types of northern lights tours (buses, cruises, jeeps, etc)...we decided a smaller group tour was the way to go. I liked that other reviews from Happyworld kept referring to their guides by name. I know for me ...I’m only
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Date of experience: December 2019
Fiona M wrote a review 5 Dec
3 contributions
Hunting the Northern Lights is an exciting experience. It is also a cold one with no guarantee that the renowned phenomenon will choose to put in an appearance. So picking the right guides to go with is super important. Happyworld promise not to take out visitors unless they are
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Date of experience: November 2019
Inspire585227 wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions
We took this tour for my wife's birthday. We were picked up by a Nissan Jeep 4x4 and were joined by 4 other passengers. We met up at a gas station with another Jeep and we drove about 40 mins to the side of some road just outside Reykjavik. The main guide was Clemmy and our
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Date of experience: November 2019
Phil Rayner wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
I couldn't fault anything about this trip it was a great experience, great guides and I'd give the hot chocolate a 10 out of 10. Thank you for making a dream come true.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Key Details
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  • Duration: 3–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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