Northern Lights & Stargazing & Photos

Reykjavík, Iceland

Experience hosted by Anita

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.

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
Other things to note
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
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…

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...

Meet your host, Anita

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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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 4.88 out of 5 from 77 reviews.

Steffi
October 2021
AMAZING! The northern lights are magical. The tour is very well thought out and perfectly organized. You also get a lot of extra info about the lights and the stars. Absolutely recommend tour.
Michael
October 2021
What an experience!! Astor went the extra mile in finding the lights for us. He made our proposal trip something we will remember for the rest of our lives! Cannot say enough about how hard he worked, how great the stories and info was, and how magical it was when we found the right place at the right time with the perfect lights!!
Alex
October 2021
We had a great evening with Gantri who was very knowledgeable and he picked up a great spot where the lights exploded over the horizon!
Ruben
October 2021
What a wonderful experience! Our host, Þröstur, was very knowledgeable about the phenomenon we were observing, whether it was the northern lights or the star clusters, and he explained them in a way that was easy to understand. And it was very clear that he has a passion for doing what he does. Photos turned out great, and it was an unforgettable time!
Miles
October 2021
It was a great time, definitely dress warmer than you think you need to! The location we were at had some pretty unforgiving winds, but otherwise was great! The lights look great on camera and I’m glad that our host took so much time to get as many pictures as possible of us with them.
Zach
October 2021
Had a great time and learned so much! I loved that it was a very small group. We did see the northern lights faintly but the weather made it challenging. Even then I felt like I had a great connection with the tour guide and they still found a way to make it a fun adventure! I’d definitely go again!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 6 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

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

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.