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Northern lights, small group with an true expert hunter and a photographer provided by Iceland in Motion

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Northern lights, small group with an true expert hunter and a photographer

Northern lights, small group with an true expert hunter and a photographer
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 143414P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hot chocolate
  • Brennivin Icelandic snaps
  • Photographs of you and the lights
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • some areas in center Reykjavik are restricted for pick up, in those cases we will agree upon specific bus stops
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress warm, in many cases, we will be standing outside in the cold waiting for the lights to show up, standing motionless in the Icelandic night with perhaps a wind chill will take the fun out of even great northern lights
  • Northern lights do look more green and vivid on photographs.
  • The price of the tour is the same, when the lights are weak and when they are strong.
  • Due to nature of the tour being dependent on cloud cover and various space weather data, many nights will be canceled
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hot chocolate
  • Brennivin Icelandic snaps
  • Photographs of you and the lights
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • some areas in center Reykjavik are restricted for pick up, in those cases we will agree upon specific bus stops
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress warm, in many cases, we will be standing outside in the cold waiting for the lights to show up, standing motionless in the Icelandic night with perhaps a wind chill will take the fun out of even great northern lights
  • Northern lights do look more green and vivid on photographs.
  • The price of the tour is the same, when the lights are weak and when they are strong.
  • Due to nature of the tour being dependent on cloud cover and various space weather data, many nights will be canceled
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 19, 2021
A note from Northern lights, small group with an true expert hunter and a photographer
Small group maximum 6 persons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Reykjavik
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Tom C
Wembley, UK2 contributions
We came across Thor on Airbnb and initially chose him due to the smaller group size rather than some of the larger bus tours. This proved to be a great decision as not only was it a more relaxed and intimate affair - Thor proved to be a lights whisper. Conditions were terrible and I was dubious that we'd be able to see anything at all. Thor watched all the weather reports and solar information and drove us out of town searching for the one break in the clouds in all of Iceland. He was completely successful and turned a cloudy and windy evening into one of wonder and amazement with incredible views. I'm also very happy with the photo Thor captured of myself and my girlfriend - as a photographer myself, I went to test out my ability to capture the northern lights and Thor's experience allowed me to do so.

I could not recommend Thor enough if you're looking for a personal guide to the Northern Lights.
Written December 31, 2021
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Thank you very much Tom, much appreciated. It was amazing to search and photograph the lights with you. All the best. Thor
Written January 3, 2022
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Rashmi S
11 contributions
If anyone is looking for a smaller more personal northern lights tour that is excellent value for money then you need to book with Iceland in Motion! Thor was constantly in communication with me even before I arrived in iceland and whilst I was there he gave me his honest predictions for the lights and advice in terms of whether to go or not. When in Iceland you have to balance getting a good nights sleep for the days excursions with staying up later to wait for the lights. Thor helped me manage this by constantly letting me know based on his expert knowledge of the lights. When I met him for the tour he picked me up and was friendly, engaging and told us so much about the lights and funny stories and tales about them. He took us to a location where within minutes we were fortunate enough to see the beautiful Aurora and the bursts of bright greens pinks and purples! It was the best night of my life! Throughout the display he kept us warm with drinks and kept his car heating on so we could get warm in between. He even drove to another location to get another backdrop for the fantastic professional photos he took of us individually and as a group. He was willing to take as many photos as we wanted and the whole night was spectacular from beginning to end! You will not regret booking iceland in motion for your northern lights experience!
Written February 14, 2022
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Thank you. It was a pleasure
Written May 31, 2022
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Ahmed
Manchester, UK3 contributions
What can I say, this was a mind blowing experience and would not be the same without Thor. I cannot recommend this experience enough, Thor goes out his way to make the experience personal and does everything in his power to allow you to see the lights, of course not everything is in his control but he uses science, technology and his expertise of the whole country to ensure you get the best possible opportunity to see the lights. Not only does he do this but prior to the event he keeps in touch with you and alerts you should it be very difficult to see the lights, i would recommend that anyone who visits iceland prepares for potentially cancelled tours due to unpredictable stormy weathers - but this is an unreal experience and once again i cannot recommend Thor more. I would recommend this specific trip to anyone visiting iceland - don’t bother with any other! Trust me! We have crazy photos too all taken by Thor! Legend! Thanks God of Thunder!
Written January 3, 2022
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Wow what a beautiful night it was, thank you so much for this astonishing review. Much appreciated 🙏 Sincerely, Thor
Written January 3, 2022
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Sophie C
London137 contributions
Thor and Iceland in motion were truly excellent. His communication was great and honest. He kept in touch prior to our arrival and when we met him he was exactly as expected, friendly and knowledgeable about the all important northern lights. He managed expectations but also needn’t have worried as the lights we saw were absolutely amazing! We had a very very lucky night. He also took professional photos and sent them out that very same evening/next morning so we had them straight away. He had hot chocolate and Icelandic spirits to keep us warm and we could sit in the vehicle when we got too cold with furious knocking on the windows for when we should jump outside again. We were on a small group tour and he takes a maximum of 6 in his jeep. We only had 4 of us and it felt like a very personal tour. I can’t imagine anyone better for these trips and we felt both lucky to have seen such amazing lights dance across the sky and to have found such an incredible tour guide! Thanks Thor for being such a great host and for a great great evening.
Written February 16, 2022
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Thank you, it sure was a great night.
Written May 31, 2022
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Kevin C
1 contribution
What an amazing trip. Thor is an exceptionally good guide but who is unbelievably passionate about what he does.

His English is perfect and knowledge of the Northern lights was enlightening. He knows all the secret spots to go to.

He is also very honest about the reality of the northern lights and tries to manage your expectations. We were very lucky on the night that we had a great view with an array of colours. He takes as many photos as you want and he also has brilliant knowledge of Icelandic history and folklore.

I couldn’t recommend enough.
Written February 13, 2022
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Thank you Kevin
Written May 31, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: Iceland in Motion
ChuckD776
ChuckD776
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Exactly what I was hoping for!!!
We spent a wild 3 days in Iceland off the beaten path with Thor as our guide. We navigated the F road* maze, clawe
Relax624792
Relax624792
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The Best Middle Highlands Adventure
I have been to Iceland twice, but after touring withTortell Haraldsson, I can only say I have been there once. Thor
181misti
181misti
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Don't miss out on this amazing tour!
This tour is easily the best tour we have done in Reykjavik! The sites were jaw dropping, our guide (Thor) was supe
Al H
Al H
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The Best!
I rarely write reviews! However, I feel I need to regarding a recent trip to Iceland and use of Iceland In Motion!
judithivyb
judithivyb
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Fairyland in Iceland
I have been to Iceland 4x now and I have to say that this tour made me love Iceland even more. Every stop we made w
RowanMarx
RowanMarx
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A most perfect day
This tour was my favorite part of my Iceland trip. I saw sights I would have never seen on the larger bus tours. I
sneumann1
sneumann1
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Perfect 1/2 day trip for nature lovers!
Thor is the probably nicest guy on the island (and the Icelandic people in general are the nicest in the world - so
chcknggt
chcknggt
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Top of the line tour!
Thor took me on my first real adventure here in Iceland, and it was a fantastic experience. Before the tour, he wou
karaleam2022
karaleam2022
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Best tour of my trip
This tour was the highlight of my short trip to Iceland. I am an avid hiker and was concerned the short “hike” woul
micmaron
micmaron
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Iceland with Thor, 100% recommended
Thor was an excellent guide and partner for us on our Iceland adventure. We took the private tour and we were with
enduringwild
enduringwild
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Perfect Highlands Adventure
I am a photographer, and having never been to the highlands before, I wanted to ensure I maximized my time and got
Renzoboldrinipaz
Renzoboldrinipaz
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An excellent experience!
An extraordinary trip, It was a unique experience, very fun and interesting. Thor showed us the attractions of Icel
melitravels_2021
melitravels_2021
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Fantastic experience from start to finish
I really enjoyed seing the bests of Iceland. I had 4 customized private tours mainly, The golden circle and hotspri
pochpach
pochpach
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Thor is The Man!
I have just started working Thor as part of my upcoming trip before even setting foot on Iceland and he has already
Diana91919191
Diana91919191
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Absolutely amazing
FULLY RECOMMEND!! I had such a wonderful tour all over the nicest places around reykjavik, saw lots of northern lig
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