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Northern Lights & Stargazing & Photos

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 60 reviews.Reykjavík, Iceland

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Experience hosted by Anita

4 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll pick you up from Reykjavik city center and take you straight out of the light pollution to find a clear sky for viewing the Northern Lights. A successful sighting depends very much on the cloud cover and we know exactly where all the best viewing spots are.

We take photos of you under the Northern Lights, as many as you want, and explain the amazing science behind their behaviour, colour, intensity and more.

The Northern Lights are elusive and sometimes we must exercise patience and wait for them to show up. Once we have established a good spot we set up the telescope and invite you to explore planets in our solar system and deep space phenomena some lightyears away.

We also serve home made hot chocolate and Kleina, a local delicacy.

We are experts and professional Northern Lights hunters in Iceland. However, the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and a sighting can never be guaranteed. We cancel the tour if the forecast is unfavourable and you can re-schedule to another day. If we don't see lights on your tour, you can come again for free.

The Northern Lights are best enjoyed with a small group you can call your friends at the end of the night. And so we travel in tiny groups. Each driver guide takes maximum 7 passengers in a vehicle and we never travel in more than 2 vehicles together to protect the intimate experience
We'll pick you up from Reykjavik city center and take you straight out of the light pollution to find a clear sky for viewing the Northern Lights. A successful sighting depends very much on the cloud cover and we know exactly where all the best viewing spots are.

We take photos of you under the Northern Lights, as many as you want, and explain the amazing science behind their behaviour, colour, intensity and more.

The Northe…

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What's included

  • Food
    We bring our delicious home made hot chocolate to warm you up on the cold I...
  • Equipment
    We bring our camera to take your photo under the Northern Lights. We also b...
From $168
/ person

Meet your host, Anita

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 60 Reviews
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Born and raised under the Northern Lights of Iceland, I love how seeing them makes me feel at one with the universe, every time. I also love taking pictures of people under the Northern Lights, experiencing the magic for the first time.

I co'founded Happyworld Iceland with my friend Robert in 2014. With his knowledge of the nightsky, being an amateur astronomer, and my flare for photography, being a designer, and both our love for the Northern Lights we hatched our first tour: Northern Lights & Stargazing.

What we did different from other tours was to bring a big telescope along, take photos of everyone and I made real hot chocolate at home for every tour. Now that we have grown and have a handful of amazing guides working with us, we still do all these things. While still keeping our groups small and personal.
Born and raised under the Northern Lights of Iceland, I love how seeing them makes me feel at one with the universe, every time. I also love taking pictures of people under the Northern Lights, experiencing the magic for the first time.

I co'founded Happyworld Iceland with my friend Robert in 2014. With his knowledge of the nightsky, being an amateur astronomer, and my flare for photography, being a designer, and both our love for the Northern Lights we hatched our first tour: Norther…
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Where you'll be

We choose our location each night based on where we predict the best Northern Lights sighting. We do have a few favourites; a ghostly abandoned farm by the ocean, a secret spot in the middle of a volcanic lava field and a wild, sulphur smelling hot spring area to name but a few.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 60 reviews.

Takuto
March 2020
オーロラが見れてラッキーだった。空一面に広がるところはとても感動した。最高の時間を過ごすことができた。
Brian
March 2020
The team had great knowledge about which of various locations we were going to have the best chance of seeing the lights from. It was an evening full of fun, laughs and incredible pictures. I would highly recomend this experience
Erica
March 2020
Bucket List experience - Happy World is very professional at providing this experience for their guests. If the conditions are not good, they will cancel. BUT they keep in touch and kept us on their list for an entire 5 nights. The last night we were in Iceland, the weather cooperated and we saw the lights. Our guides were fun, professional, friendly. If you want to see the Northern Lights, we'd highly recommend using this outfit. We talked to other travelers during the week we were in Iceland, and their experiences with other companies were not nearly as good.
Bucket List experience - Happy World is very professional at providing this experience for their guests. If the conditions are not good, they will cancel. BUT they keep in touch…
Karen
March 2020
Although the northern lights faintly came out for a few seconds that night (all up to mother nature!), this experience was absolutely wonderful. Our host was extremely lively, timely, and kind and was extremely knowledgeable about Iceland and the northern lights. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who is considering, and the best part is that the company guarantees another trip to see the northern lights within 2 years if you are unable to witness them while you are out (as was in our case).
Although the northern lights faintly came out for a few seconds that night (all up to mother nature!), this experience was absolutely wonderful. Our host was extremely lively, time…
Jennifer
March 2020
This trip was amazing. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and funny and spontaneous. They took us to a viewing spot and had the patience to wait until after midnight when the lights became visible. The lights were incredible. They took amazing pictures, we had hot chocolate and snacks, looked at the stars in the telescope and then came the Northern Lights!!! The experience could not have been better. I would HIGHLY Recommend this touring company and their staff. The staff made it amazing! It would have been a great trip even if we had not seen the lights because of the staff and their knowledge!
This trip was amazing. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and funny and spontaneous. They took us to a viewing spot and had the patience to wait until after midnight whe…
Nihal
March 2020
Thor the guide was awesome The tour is really well planned and they really look after you The guide is a trained rescue person so felt very safe considering the conditions Thanks to his insight and knowledge of the phenomenon, we had an amazing and once in a life time experience. Wouldn’t do it any other way.
Thor the guide was awesome The tour is really well planned and they really look after you The guide is a trained rescue person so felt very safe considering the conditions Thank…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

    More tips

    Please make sure you dress warmly enough, here is a guide I wrote: https://happyworld.is/how-to-layer-like-a-viking/

    What to bring

    Dress in all your warmest clothes, it will be extremely cold outside!