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
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.
We bring our delicious home made hot chocolate to warm you up on the cold Icelandic night, and Kleina so you can taste a…
We bring our camera to take your photo under the Northern Lights. We also bring our big telescope to show you our galaxy.
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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.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 7 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
Please make sure you dress warmly enough, here is a guide I wrote: https://happyworld.is/how-to-layer-like-a-viking/ We take your photo with the Northern Lights but can also help you set your own camera. Here's another little guide I wrote: https://happyworld.is/northern-lights-photography-settings
Northern Lights & Stargazing & Photos