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Owner description: SMALL GROUP - BIG EXPERIENCE - Professional Northern Lights Hunters - Professional Tandem Paragliding Instructor Pilots Northern Lights tour, Guide to Guest ratio: 1/7 Paragliding Tandem flight, Guide to Guest ratio: 1/1 We are a friend-run tiny tour company. Our vehicles are two modified Land Rover Defenders: HappyOne and HappyToo. The big wheels make sure we can go wherever weather takes us. 1) In winter we specialise in Northern Lights hunting. 2) In summer we specialise in Tandem Paragliding. 3) Every summer we teach meteorology to our Paragliding students. That means; all year, all day, all night we chase weather. We are excellent when it comes to weather.
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Booked via the tourist place on the main shopping street. They explained all the refund policies etc which seemed fair to us. The original booked night was cancelled due to inclement weather which was fair as the sky was completely clouded over, they emailed us by 18:30, and asked us to give additional dates so we could rebook, we chose the following night as it was our last and this was fine. We were told to be ready for pickup between 20:00-20:30 at our hotel and they collected us at 20:05 in a heated jeep. We then collected other guests and met an additional jeep at Perlan Observatory. They introduced themselves and let us know what the plan was, we drove towards Keflavik for about 45mins and stopped by the "haunted" house in total darkness, it was an excellent spot with clear views of the stars. The lights were already visible but faint, and they faded and grew on and off throughout the trip. Throstur's knowledge was amazing, he explained everything, he was very enthusiastic and jovial throughout the whole trip. His passion in his job was clear. They set up the camera and continuously took photos, group pics, couples, silly pics whatever you wanted. Also they had some fun lights to get some more unusual photos! They gave top tips on keeping warm, dished out super tasty homemade hot chocolate and traditional Icelandic doughnuts. Throughout Throstur also explained about the stars, discussing Greek mythology, North Star, Milky Way, Beetlegeuse, his knowledge is incredible, and showing us through the telescope he had set up. It was freezing, we did the trip in January and it was thick with snow, we wore full thermals and temp dropped to about -7c, you are outside for about 3 hrs, the jeeps have a special heat system that runs constantly and you can get in and out to warm up when you need to. Throstur and Mariusz continuously check on your comfort and we did feel looked after. We came back to all the amazing pictures emailed to us via Dropbox and great memories of their amazing stories! This tour is more expensive but well worth it due to the pictures you get, (can't take without tripod and long exposure), and the fabulous personal experience our guides gave, thank you!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Anitahaf, Owner at Happyworld, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Wow, EricaGJ, thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely and detailed review. It's very helpful for us to see what is important to our guests and what they enjoy, so we can make sure to continue doing that for future guests. And I'm sure this helps a lot of people looking for their perfect experience. We're so happy that you enjoyed your night in our Happyworld with our amazing guides and the stunning night sky! Thank you!

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Date of experience: January 2018
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Anitahaf, Owner at Happyworld, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Our Northern Lights tour was amazing. Love the small group (6 of us plus the driver) so a lot of flexibility. It was looking like it was going to be a "no show" but our guide convinced us to extend the evening because he didn't want to give up and sure enough, we saw a spectacular show at about 2am! During the hours of waiting he kept us very entertained with stories and a telescope and info about all the constellations, etc. I HIGHLY recommend HappyWorld!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Anitahaf, Owner at Happyworld, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

You guys were great and so patient! Thank you for being a part of our tour and we're crazy happy you got a good Northern Lights show :-) Thank you for the lovely words, we appreciate it a lot. Happy days :-) xx

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Date of experience: January 2018
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Anitahaf, Owner at Happyworld, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

I bumped into these guys by chance on Instagram. The pictures and mostly my gut instincts told me that these guys were not like the regular bus tours. I booked my slot 2 weeks in advance to view the lights on the night of my arrival. Due to unfavorable conditions, I was emailed with 2 options - Refund or Reschedule. I chose to reschedule to another night. The email responses were prompt and the pick up was as scheduled from the accomodation. Traveling to the outskirts in their cozy superjeep is an experience in itself. We then reached a wide open space, far from city lights. There it was, getting intense every passing minute. Happyworld team takes endless photos of you against the northern lights. Be aggresive(as they suggest) and get as many pictures taken with many poses(just like I did). It was freezing cold. Thankfully we were in the company of true icelanders who clearly knew the techniques to keep ourselves warm(jumping around and other such fun ways to keep yourself warm). Not to forget the hot cocoa to keep you company as you look at the sky, gaze the stars and listen to the narration of how onstellations were formed. We ended our tour with some awesome star gazing. They email the pictures next day.
Overall, it was one memorable experience. If you do not want to miss viewing Northern lights, these guys are a big thumbsup!!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Anitahaf, Owner at Happyworld, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Oh wow, thank you so much for a totally amazing review of our tour, so appreciated! We can't thank you enough for coming with us, it was a true pleasure having you on the tour, so lively and fun :-) And your photos are awesome! Stay adventurous! Happy days :-)

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