Super Jeep Northern Lights Hunt - With Free Photos - AA11

Escape the city lights and search for the Auroras

Fully licensed travel agency & tour operator

On this super jeep excursion, we take you off the beaten track and chase one of the most mysterious and profound phenomena the world has to offer. So leave the bright lights of the city behind, to see the majestic bright lights of nature, otherwise known as the Northern Lights. Your guide will find the best spots, take free photos of you and your group so you can keep the memory and tell you all about this natural wonder!

Duration: ~4 hours

Pick-up: 20:30 - 21:00

Group maximum: 16 persons

Available: Sep-Apr

Age limit: 6 years

Difficulty: Easy / Sightseeing

Tour Highlights:
  • Northern lights searching
  • Stargazing
  • Expert guide
  • Free photos when lights are seen
  • Super Jeep transportation
  • Small group experience
  • Hot chocolate & biscuits


In Reykjavik from 20:30 - 21:00 (8:30 pm - 09:00 pm). 


Pick-up from Reykjavik, Hot chocolate & biscuits, Super Jeep ride, English speaking guide

Bring with you:

Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good warm shoes and wooly socks. You also need a tripod to properly capture the northern lights on camera.

Video - Northern Lights over Iceland

Northern lights image gallery

17 990 per adult

Children (6-15): 25% off



Worried that your travel plans might change? Book your tour more than 21 days in advance with a 10% deposit & pay the rest 14 days before departure. Alternatively, you can pay full price and get a 5% early bird discount! Choose the deposit or full payment option in the third step of your checkout.

Tour Description

northern lights iceland

The Northern Lights in all their miraculous glory.

Throughout the centuries humans have been gazing at the mesmerizing natural phenomenon known as the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. Each winter Iceland welcomes an increasing number of people, who wish to experience this awe-inspiring and other worldly phenomenon. On this tour you will turn your eyes up to the heavens, to see the dancing colours and majestic shapes flickering across the artic sky.

Your guide will find the best spots, take free photographs so you can keep the memory and tell you all about this natural wonder!. Seeing the Northern Lights is without question, one of the most profound and memorable experiences that you will ever have and is something that everybody should do at least once in their lives.

aurora borealis iceland

Vivid colours dancing across the night sky

We will collect you from your Reykjavik hotel in one of our custom-built super jeeps and go in search of the Northern Lights. As we leave the bright lights of the city behind our expert northern lights guide, will tell you everything that you need to know about this natural miracle, as we head into the darkness for the adventure of a lifetime. As we cut through the dark terrain, we will pass some of Iceland’s other natural wonders, which your friendly guide will of course point out.

cloud forecast northern lights

Escape the light pollution in the city, and let's follow the cloud forecast to the northern lights.

The reason we use super jeeps is they give us the flexibility to travel away from the beaten path and reach locations which the big tourist busses cannot get to: giving us the best chance to see all the wonders which the Northern Lights have to offer. We will also try to travel away from the big crowds, so you can enjoy the Aurora in all its stunning serenity and glory, without noisy tour groups spoiling it. Once we find a spot, we will warm you up with hot chocolate and the adventurous amongst you can even add some Icelandic Brennivin to theirs. Our guides understand the importance of this experience and take photos every time we see the northern lights: guaranteeing that you get your picture taken with the aurora.

Seeing the Northern Lights in the flesh is a miraculous experience, which will stay with you for the rest of your life. Language does not do them justice: the Northern Lights are ineffable and as close to the divine that the natural world gets. So book this magical experience today and search for the auroras in a super jeep.

The success of our Northern Lights Explorer tour is heavily dependent on the prevailing weather conditions, so we reserve the right to cancel departure until 18:15 on the day of the tour. If the tour happens and we aren’t lucky enough to see the Northern Lights we offer our clients the opportunity to join a Minibus Northern Lights tour free of charge. Please remember that you have to contact us to re-book your second tour.

Read customer reviews

Northern Lights Explorer - Rated 4.7/5 based on 22 customer reviews

Northern Lights

3 by Gary Peck March 20, 2019
Unfortunately, they were not visible on our excursion. We tried to rebook to try again but could not as the box said they were visible. It was irrelevant anyway as the remaining nights we were in Iceland were cloudy......

Best tour

5 by Hasan Po March 13, 2019
Spot some northern lights.

Amazing experience!!!

4 by Nuria March 12, 2019
We saw an incredible aurora!! They took us great photos and we drank hot chocolate with biscuits!! The duration of the tour was around 3 hours because we saw northern lights in the first stop outside of Reykjavík. It was an amazing experience and I’ll recommend to you!! We were lucky because the duration of the Aurora was around 2 hours or more and that’s very atypical.

Great Experience

5 by Kelly T February 25, 2019
We had a great experience on our Northern Lights Tour. The guide was funny and knowledgeable. The hot cocoa was a great addition!! The location was good for viewing the lights. Thank you!

Absolutely Outstanding

5 by Lesley February 15, 2019
This was a fantastic tour from start to finish. Our guide collected us from our hotel on time and was kind, funny and very knowledgeable. The super jeeps are amazing, such fun to be in especially when they go off-road. We were lucky to see a magical display of the Northern lights had the opportunity to have lots of pictures with them whilst enjoying a hot chocolate & a biscuit. I would genuinely highly recommend the tour company.

So incredible to see the Northern Lights

4 by Megan Tompkins February 9, 2019
We loved our trip to see the northern lights! Was amazing and so magical! Nice to go off the beaten track and away from the big buses. Would have been nice for our guide to give us some more information about the lights on the way/after when in the jeep.

Great tour

5 by Joe Donnelly February 6, 2019
"Great tour guide and amazing 4x4 ride up the snow covered mountain! Didn’t see northern lights, but the trip was still good Thanks"

Northern Lights

5 by Sara Stewart February 5, 2019
Great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and super friendly!!

Worth Every Penny.

5 by chrid wood January 13, 2019
Brilliantly run tour with brilliant guides with well looked after vehicles, great customer service, as well as our original tour date, was canceled due to poor weather but within a few minutes, we were booked onto the next day. can't recommend highly enough and will certainly be using them again when we come back to Iceland.

Worth it!!

5 by Tess January 2, 2019
I really enjoyed the tour! The hot chocolate, cookies, and brennivin were a nice touch and really made the cold more bearable. Our tour guide was determined for us to see the lights and we ended up seeing the northern lights at the end of the tour.

Northern Lights

5 by Wendy December 21, 2018
We are so glad we chose to do the northern lights tour by Jeep. The weather was not promising and we really did not expect to see them. We were taken to a remote area where coaches certainly could not reach and just before midnight we were delighted to see what we had all been waiting for. Having a photo taken of our family professionally with the lights in the background is a must and included in the price. Our camera would not have captured them. When we returned to our drop off several coaches were dropping off disappointed tourists who had not seen the lights. It really is well worth the extra money to go by jeep rather than a coach.

Northern Lights Extreme Jeep Tour

5 by Lisa December 19, 2018
The tour was great! We didn't have the best showing of the Northern Lights (a combination of some clouds and low activity), but Simon our tour guide was great in getting pictures of what we did see. The treats while out helped to warm us up. Would definitely recommend!

Best experience ever!

5 by Monica December 9, 2018
"Was our last night in Iceland and were really hopping to catch the northern lights. Our tour guide was very friendly and helpful from the moment he picked us up. We joined another group and the other guide was also amazing. They helped us setting up our camera explained about the northern lights, showed us the stars and explained about them. They were all the time making sure we were enjoying the night even when it was freezing cold and the lights not showing. We were on our way back to town without seeing the lights when suddenly our guide stopped on the road an literally kick us out of the bus because the lights start showing!! He was all excited probably as much as we all were!! He took pictures of everyone on the tour which were shared to us after!! It was the best way to finish our trip!! Thanks Extreme Iceland for making the night so enjoyable!!"

Feedback on the northern light tour

4 by Sally December 3, 2018
"I joined the super jeep northern light tour on 24Nov. Although we couldn’t see the light, our driver guide brought us to 3 beautiful locations so we could watch the stars and scenary (and the hot chocolate) which I appreciated it very much. Would like to thank him again. However, for the make-up tour with mini-bus on 27Nov, we were very disappointed. Understood that the driver guide wanted to chase the light, but we drove for 4 hours without making a stop (except the washroom stop in the beginning of the tour) Though the guide said he wanted to find a gap where we could see the light, and explained there was some weak lights at the horizon direction, we couldn’t see anything through filmed windows. We were sitting in the minibus for entire 4 hours without doing anything. Not sure if it is the difference between super jeep and minibus tour. It is suggested we could be given the choice to join the super jeep again (even with additional cost) for the 2nd attempt. It was like heaven and hell experiences. Thank you."

Once in a lifetime experience!

5 by Myra November 30, 2018
This was an amazing tour - kudos to our guide Omar first and foremost and the fact that the universe aligned to show us the northern lights! Bucket list item checked! Omar spoke clearly and gave us a glimpse of Icelandic culture and way of life through his lively and funny discourse of everything from folklore, facts etc. I learned so much about the people and saw unbelievable terrain and landscape. There were times I was at a loss for words as the beauty of the country was overwhelming. Thank you Extreme Iceland! This tour will be one for the books.

90 min light show

5 by Jim March 13, 2018
This was an incredible experience to see the Northern lights. At first it was cancelled for a few days due to weather - so we highly recommend if you have a multi day trip, try to get this in earlier in the week so if its cancelled you have other nights to bounce it to. After a few cancellations we got a clear sky - although there was an almost full moon that made the night sky quite bright. We went out with our tour guide Gummy who was just a fun dude. We waited for about 15 min and then it started... like magic. Started small then spread across the sky. Gummy told us it may be 15 min, but ended up being over an hour and a half of dancing northern lights with a very bright moon. Very very cool. My buddies and I (all former US Military) were in awe, giggling like school children ha ha. Very nice - - oh and the shot of Brennivín in the hot chocolate - - great top off. Loved every minute of this.

Northern Lights

5 by Dominic March 12, 2018
Brilliant tour, the tour guide simon was very good


5 by Greg March 11, 2018
Excellent choice, full service!

Northern Lights

5 by Ryan Cusimano March 10, 2018
The northern lights super keep tour was an amazing experience and is a must if you’re heading to Iceland!

Northern Light Superjeep tour

4 by AYu February 27, 2018
"Our tour guy was very nice, picked us up fairly on time, told nice stories about the northern light and he was funny. So we finally saw the northern light, it was beautiful and worth the wait, our tour guy set up the camera and took pictures for us group by group, we were told that the pictures will be posted within the next day or two. The night ended with a cup of hot chocolate which really warmed us up. The only disappointment was that The pictures my friend and I took were never posted under the Dropbox we were told, it’s been more than a week since our tour, we saw some group pictures posted but ours were not there. It was a huge disappointment and I still wonder why the pictures were not there. We even checked the day before and after, none."

Great times and saw the lights!

5 by Steve February 22, 2018
Extreme Iceland did a fantastic job in getting us in position to see the Northern Lights. The Super Jeep (actually a HUGE tricked out Mercedes Van!) was incredible and unstoppable. When we went on roads that said Impassable I was a little worried but the vehicle did not falter at all. We ended up on a bluff overlooking a desolate valley and the viola the lights - wow an incredible experience. Highly recommend the trip and the company.

Fantastic Northern Lights Tour

5 by Faye & Tom February 4, 2018
We went on a super jeep tour with extreme Iceland and could not have had a better experience. The guide “Gummi” was fantastic! Very funny and approachable. The super jeep was great and enabled us to go off roading which was so much fun! It also meant that we got away from the other big crowds that were on tours. The photos taken were fantastic and they give plenty of opportunities for you to have your photo taken, always asking if you want another. The hot chocolate and biscuits were a welcome treat and were very tasty. I think it is fantastic that the photographs are included and you don’t have to pay extra, it’s just the icing on the cake! As an added bonus we got to see the lights and they were amazing.
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