Cruise in comfort on this exciting hunt for the Northern Lights!  Taken in a superbly designed super jeep, there is no better way to take in one of the world’s greatest wonders.
Taking this trip could not be easier. You will be picked up from your accommodation or prearranged meeting point between 21:00 and 21:30, before heading out of Reykjavík in hunt of the aurora borealis! The search will last for four hours, throughout which your expert guide will find gaps in the cloud and signs of the lights.
Being in a super jeep does not just allow for more comfort; it also gives you the best opportunities to reach points that larger buses cannot. This means you can avoid the best-known viewing spots, so when you watch the lights, it will be as quiet, dark and peaceful as possible. It also means you will get a unique perspective of the beautiful landscape surrounding Reykjavík at night, as you wind up mountain passes and cross shallow rivers.
The Northern Lights hunt runs every day from mid-September to mid-April, so long as the conditions are promising. The tours are not operational when the forecast is poor or if there is too much cloud cover, as the guides know your time in the country is precious.
There is no way to guarantee that the northern lights will show, even under optimal circumstances, but if they do not, you will get another try without any additional charge. The adventure, however, is worth taking in spite of this slight risk; even though the Aurora is what we are hunting for, the nighttime views are incredible and your informative guide is sure to keep you entertained.
So do not hesitate, jump on board for an intimate, awe-inspiring experience that you will never forget! Check availability now by choosing a date. 


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your Hotel (Please email us the address)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 15 minutes before pick-up.
Professional guide Hotel pick up and drop off
 Free Wifi
Price does not include any meals, museums, spas or activities.



Tour Reviews

5 based on 10 reviews
February 24, 2017

We had a great Northern Lights Tour with Valthor on Wednesday night. The super jeep was very comfortable and loved the group size of 6. It made the evening much more fun as we got to know everyone and even shared photos. We saw the lights and Valthor was very informative and also showed us a DVD on how the Northern Lights happen. Would highly recommend Gravel Travel.

October 1, 2017

Wow! It was a challenge to see the northern lights since we had continous clouds and rain for many days. Valthor wanted to find them for us and put the super jeep to work , 4 wheeling to a remote location. He was about to abandon the search when he suddenly spotted them.
Once we jumped out of the jeep, we were treated to a 50 minute light show, the best our guide had seen this season. Our wishes and prayers answered.

October 1, 2017

We could not have seen the Northern Lights without our tour guide, Valthor. He took us outside of the city, up a mountainside in the super jeep. It had been rainy and cloudy for many days but Valthor found the break in the clouds and spotted the beautiful Aurora Borealis.
Our show lasted almost 50 minutes and was beyond our expectations. Thank you Valthor for a once in a lifetime experience.

February 4, 2018

agreable excursion. Valthor notre guide nous a conseillé pour prendre de bonnes photos. Malgré une faible activité, notre guide a su trouvé les aurores boréales et nous emmener dans des endroits paisibles. Un point positif est que la sortie se fait en petit groupe ( nous étions 6). Je recommande vivement!

February 4, 2018


February 26, 2018

Awesome experience and great service! we had a cancellation due to weather and he was very good in following up for the reschedule. he tried very hard to get us to the best place ti see the Northern Lights and he Did it!!! amazing experience… he took many pictures of us and send us via email and post them in FACEBOOK.

March 16, 2018

Valthor est un guide enthousiaste et persévérant. Il a su amener le groupe dans un endroit paisible afin de pouvoir trouver des aurores malgré la faible intensité du phénomène cette nuit-là. La visite est faite en petit groupe ce qui est très agréable. Valthor prend le temps pour les photos et pour expliquer les techniques de prises de vue, il laisse à chacun la possibilité d’apprécier le moment vécu à son rythme.
Valthor, thanks a lot for the birthday gift 😉

June 19, 2018

I joined the tour last week. It was absolutely one of the life time experience to join this highland tour! here are the highlights: 1) so fun to take a ride on super jeep. The jeep picked me up directly in front of city hall, near where I stayed. During the pick up, all other tourists who were waiting for tours, were all amazed this car and took pictures of it. 2) The guide was same as the driver, very responsible for us, and telling all kind of interesting stories whenever we drove through a town or nature view. 3) this is a small group, We had almost 3 hours on highland for ourself, to do anything we would like to do, some taking pictures, some hiking around, some chating with guide. 4) this is a small group tour, the money totally worth it.

September 11, 2018

After a wonderful day with Valthor on the Landmannalaugar tour (highly recommend!), my best friend and I ended up doing the Northern Lights tour that night with Thor. Valthor and Thor were both terrific drivers and guides, and we had a great time. Lots of laughs and fun! Thor found a great spot, and we did see the lights even though it was very early in the season and they were muted. Would love to do the tour again in winter when the lights are really in full effect. It’s nice to support a small local business as opposed to Grayline or other big corporations, and we highly recommend the small-group experience of Gravel Travel!

December 15, 2018

Had a great time with Thor. The super Jeep was comfortable and he was able to find us just the right place for viewing. Definitely would recommend!

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