Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour
Escape the big tour buses and go off-the-beaten-track to hunt Iceland's magical Northern Lights. We pick you up and drive you around in stylish and comfortable Super Jeep!
Our Northern Lights chase on a super jeep is the ultimate experience for space lovers. Adventure off the beaten track in the super jeep grants you exclusive access to the best spots in Iceland to admire the dancing lights in all their glory. We’ll drive where big buses can’t get to, away from the crowds and light pollution. Wrap yourself in a blanket and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while gazing up at the Aurora Borealis in the heavens!
Your guide will tell you all about this natural wonder and take free photographs so you can always keep the memory alive!
Each winter, we welcome an ever-growing number of cosmic fans coming to Iceland in search of the famous Aurora Borealis. Just a smidge below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is among the world's best places to see colours dance in the Northern Hemisphere.
This natural phenomenon occurs when particles from the sun, also known as the solar wind, enter the Earth’s magnetic field. As electrically charged particles start to collide with gaseous particles in the earth's atmosphere, something here about “creates auroras”. Be prepared to be awestruck by swirling curtains of light in the dark sky!
Our expert Northern Lights guide will pick you up in a custom-built 4×4 super jeep. Once everyone is on board, we will leave the city lights behind and head into the darkness for our adventure.
On the search for the Aurora Borealis, we might travel past some of Iceland’s most spectacular natural sights. Though shrouded in darkness, your guide is sure to point out what the night is hiding. The super jeep gives us the flexibility to go off-the-beaten-path on roads the big buses and regular 4x4s can’t reach. Heading out on country roads gives us a greater chance to enjoy the Northern Lights and the wonders of the night sky without the discomfort of big crowds.
Once we find the perfect spot, all we have to do is wait and let the spectacle evolve. Usually, the Northern Lights appear about 100 km (60 miles) above the Earth’s surface. Witnessing a light show emerge above the north magnetic pole is an experience that defies description. It’s as if space is trying to suffuse the Earth with colour. Just don’t forget to dress warmly! On a cold night, there’s nothing like a fleece sweater to keep you warm. We’ll also serve you a tasty cup of hot chocolate. Brave souls can even add some Icelandic Brennivín to theirs!
- Operates from 1 September to 15 April @ 2030 or 2130 depending on the time of year
- Duration is around 4 hours
- Prices Include Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off, Guided Tour in a Super Jeep, English Speaking Tour Guide, Northern Lights Photos, Hot Chocolate & Biscuits & Free Wi-Fi on Board Your Super Jeep
- As the success of the Northern Lights Explorer tour is heavily dependent on weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel departures until 18:15 on the day of the tour. A refund is not available if the tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen but we do offer you the chance to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge.
Child 6 - 15 Years £96.75