Northern Lights Hunt | Superjeep Tour With A Photographer

Northern Lights Hunt | Superjeep Tour With A Photographer
The dancing auroras over a country road in Iceland.
Blue, white and pink auroras are rare, but do show in Iceland.
The Northern Lights dancing above Snæfellsjökull glacier volcano.
Proposing under the Northern Lights.
The entire horizon in Iceland coloured by the Northern Lights.
A super jeep under the Northern Lights.
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Hop on board a super jeep and travel in style on this hunt for the breathtaking Northern Lights. Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic landscape while keeping an eye on the sky for this elusive but incredible sight. This tour is perfect for those who’d like to witness one of the world’s greatest wonders in comfort. 

You will be picked up in Reykjavík in the evening by a custom 4x4 super jeep, built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain. You will be driven far away from the lights of the city to the darkened countryside for the best possible view of these bright dancing lights. 

On your journey, you will be driven by an expert guide who will look for gaps in the clouds and signs of the aurora borealis. They will pick the best location to see this beautiful light display and entertain you with information about the Icelandic nature. 

On the way to the perfect spot, you will be driven through the stunning Icelandic landscape. You will travel past fields and mountains and get an unbelievable nighttime view of the country. 

The super jeep, in which you will be travelling, provides comfort unmatched by the big buses. Its size allows the driver to reach places the big buses cannot. You will also travel in a small group, which makes the experience especially private and peaceful.

You will get a chance to exit the super jeep for a better view of the green, pink and white colours in the sky. The Northern Lights are only visible during the wintertime and only in countries in the far north. So dress warmly for this unique opportunity to see this rare natural phenomenon. 

Don't miss your chance to see the incredible Northern Lights with your own eyes. Come along for an intimate, awe-inspiring experience that you will never forget. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Northern Lights
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 21:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • We Take your Photo with the Northern Lights for Free.

  • We can assist you with your own camera settings.

  • We Borrow Tripods for Free.

  • Hotel pickup

  • Professional guide

  • Free Wifi

What to bring:
  • Warm Clothes

  • Warm Cloths :-)

Good to know:

The Northern Lights hunt runs as 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 on the next available opportunity.

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We joined the tour on 8/31 to see the northern light, It's so great, the guide is sincere, and take lots of pics for us, very professional, highly recommended to all my friends already.
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1.000% recommended! The coordination between the tour guides and the super Jeep made it possible for us to have a great Northern Lights experience! Even if the weather condition in Iceland wasn't the gratest in the week I was there :) - Tour guide -> Super! - Northern lights -> Amazing! - Super jeep -> the "Chuck Norris" of cars! - Weather in iceland -> crazy and cold as S*#t! -> a hot beverage wouldn't hurt ;)
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Our guide Thor was amazing. It was overcast and snowing, and he had reviewed the weather forecasts and maps and knew exactly where and at what time there would be a break in the clouds. We got to see the lights and the whole experience was wonderful. Would definitely recommend A++++
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What an amazing experience! Even though we didn’t get to see the Northern Lights, being outside amongst all the stars in Iceland was stunning. Thanks so much to Thor our guide!
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Highly recommend this tour, 2 huge off road trucks with 7 passengers in each. 2 guides were excellent, took us on tracks other tours could not reach to find best spots for viewing. Also they take as many photos as you want.
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Amazing. Thor was fantastic and made sure everyone got pictures with the Northern Lights. I’d definitely recommend this tour.
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It was a great tour!!! The weather was good that day, the northern light was weak but Thorn (the guide/photographer) was very professional! I enjoyed the trip and got really great photos! If you go to Iceland without a good camera (phone is definitely not enough to capture it unless you are extremely lucky), this trip is what you should book!!
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Went out on the first night with Thor, who was absolutely fantastic. We unfortunately did not see the lights, but it was still a fantastic experience. He gave me a tripod to used and helped me adjust my settings properly. He also was informative about the northern light and told us stories and kept us entertained while driving. The truck held 10 passengers, a bit snug, especially when there’s 4 people all the way in the back with jackets on, but it was tolerable. I would have liked to see the comfort level a little more upgraded for the price paid, but it is what it is. Since we didn’t see the lights, we were able to book again the following night. I don’t remember the name of the gentleman we had, but he was no where close to as entertaining and informative as Thor. He didn’t give us any history about the lights and didn’t tell us stories. He also was terrible at using his microphone so if you were sitting in the back, no one could hear anything. This driver was lucky enough to get a phone call from Thor who told him that he found some lights in the sky so we quickly rushed over to that location and we were fortunate enough to see them. Our driver took a photo of us which was nice and then he posted them on Facebook almost Immediately once the tour was over. I can’t compare this to a larger bus tour since I didn’t experience the bus tour, however I can say this was overall a great experience and I would highly recommend. Northern Lights were on my bucket list so I wanted to see them and driving in a smaller vehicle as compared to a large bus really increased the places we were able to drive to (up steep hills). Thank you Thor for a great experience. Now if every driver could follow Thor’s lead, it would be a fantastic company.
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Excellent a fantastic enthusiastic guide who was fully committed to offering us an opportunity to see the NL, and we did against all the odds, got the picture to prove.
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You will not find a better more personal, friendly and affordable tour than Gravel Travel. We were picked up promptly at 9pm in a super jeep. There were plenty of jeeps going past us at the pick up which were glorified land rovers but Gravel travel’s were super jeeps. The jeep held 5 persons in big comfy seats, pretty luxurious to be fair. ‘Wally’ had advised a lot of tours were heading South due to cloud coverage but he thought best head north along with his son ‘Thor’ as will clear up. We headed north for around 40 mins and within 10 mins of arrival you could see the clouds opening up and the northern lights appearing and dancing. We had them for around 45 mins and towards the end a entourage of jeeps and mini buses started to appear who had found nothing south and headed north to our location. Unfortunately they missed the show but luckily for us we got a show. Wally and Thor, the tour operators and also father and son were friendly approachable and that extra bit of money gets you pictures with download link as getting your camera settings bang on for the lights is tough to anyone. Fortunately for us, as well as seeing the lights and getting pictures on the tour. We went to the same location the following night due to good Aurora forecast and some then magically dancing in the skies for few hours which was amazing and due to Thor’s camera advice I got perfect and almost professional images so very grateful for that also. Choose this tour over any other northern light tour
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