Super Jeep Evening Tour from Reykjavik
The Northern Lights exist in the outmost layer of the atmosphere. They are created by electrically charged particles that make the thin air shine, not unlike a fluorescent light. They can be seen in aurora belts that forms 20-25 degrees around the geomagnetic poles, both the north and the south. The Northern Lights are also called Aurora Borealis. Named after the Roman Goddess of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. They are one of the most spectacular shows on this earth and can frequently be seen in Iceland from September through March on clear and crisp nights.
Itinerary Northern Lights Super Jeep Evening Tour from Reykjavik
Every day we check the cloud cover forecast to estimate if there is a chance to see the Northern Lights that particular evening. There is no fixed itinerary. What decides where we go is the cloud cover and darkness; we need clear skies and as much darkness as possible.
If weather allows, we head out early evening, away from the glow of the city, following the best weather and hunt for the elusive Northern Lights. If the weather is not favorable for aurora viewing, we postpone to the next night – and so forth. If we go and you don’t see the auroras, you get a free tour the next night. We there recommend you book the tour for your first night in Reykjavik so you have the other nights as back up.
Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings can never be guaranteed. Also note that while on our super-jeep day tours we have a maximum of 6 passengers, on the Northern Lights tours the size of the group may grow, for example if we have had to cancel a few nights in a row due to weather. The northern lights evening tour is done in co-operation with another super-jeep tour operator.
For your safety, Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours according to weather and snow conditions
Highlights for Northern Lights Super Jeep Evening Tour from Reykjavik
The only thing on the agenda is to try to see the Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis.
FAQ for Northern Lights Super Jeep Evening Tour from Reykjavik
Q: Where do we go to see them?
A: There is no fixed route, we head out of the city, away from the lights and where there are no clouds to block the view.
Q: When do you decide if it’s a go or no go?
A: Usually between 5 and 6 pm on the same day – but if the weather forecast is either very good or very bad, we might make the decision sooner. The Northern Lights tours are very dependent upon weather; we need a clear sky or at least a break in the cloud cover as the auroras are in the outer layer of the atmosphere.
Q: What happens if we don’t see the Northern Lights?
A: Then you get a free tour the next night or the next – if the weather is clear.
However note there is no refund as this is a tour to attempt to see the auroras. The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings can never be guaranteed.
Q: What happens if the tour gets cancelled all of our nights due to weather and we never go at all.
A: Then you get a full refund.
Q: How big is the group?
A: Although we have a maximum of 6 passengers on our shared day tours, this does not apply to the Northern Lights tours. The group size may vary for two reasons; we run the tour together with another super-jeep company and the group size will grow if we have had to cancel the evenings before due to weather. We try to make sure everyone gets to see them – but please note, the auroras are a natural phenomenon and very dependent upon weather so sightings can never be guaranteed.
Do you have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@NatureExplorer.is
“Super Jeep is the way to travel Iceland !!!”
Excellent experience all around, we received an amazing tour of some of the countries key sites (to include the Northern Lights). The Super Jeep does make a big difference when it came to traveling to some of the tough to reach spots and was great because there weren’t a bus load of people to take away from the experience. I will recommend Iceland and Nature Explorer Tours to all my friends.
– Reviewed on Tripadvisor December 5, 2014 by CLC226, NY
To book a tour, please send us an email to info@NatureExplorer.is with which tour(s) and options you wish to book, on which dates and for how many people and we will calculate the total cost, send you a booking number and a link to our secure booking page.
Price: ISK 22900 per person
Available: Sept 15 – April 15
Min: 2 people
Duration: 3 – 4 hours
Departures: Daily around 20:30
Free pick up in Reykjavik 20 – 30 min. before
50% discount for children 0-11 years old
Optional: You can book the Northern Lights Evening Tour as a private tour for ISK 98800 total
Book Tour: info@NatureExplorer.is