DURATION 3-4 hours PICKUP TIME 21.00
The feeling of staring skywards at the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, can not be caught on film, brought indoors, nor adequately described. Poets have tried, photographers and filmmakers have tried, but only being there gives you that feeling. As it happens, Iceland is right under the Northern Lights belt, and therefore a perfect place on Earth for Aurora viewing. Also, the unstable weather conditions in Iceland increase the chances of those not having unlimited time to catch them. Clear skies are not needed, all you need is a hole in the clouds, at the right time. This is a hunt, not a conventional tour, meaning we’re not going some specific places. Where we go is entirely dependent on the research and expertise of your super jeep guide and the Mountain Taxi team.
If we deem conditions unfavourable; we don’t go. Our super jeeps are essential for maximising your chances of good Aurora sightings. First and foremost, the darker your surroundings, the better you see Northern Lights. Looking for Northern Lights in a city can be likened to watching a film in a cinema with all the lights on. Our Superjeeps can take you as deep into the darkness as possible within our timeframe, away from the city, and away from buses and road traffic and other light pollution. Off road, on snow, as necessary. If they fail to appear, you will still have had a great trip. If you really want to hunt down those elusive Auroras, Mountain Taxi is your best ally.
Other Private Trips
Mountain Taxi has from the beginning stuck to high standards of Super-jeep building and modification. A Mountain Taxi Superjeep is a big, comfortable SUV or van, extensively rebuilt here in Iceland by 4×4 experts, for up to 46 inch tall monster tyres.
Aurora Hunt Private Tour
The feeling of staring skywards at the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, can not be caught on film, brought indoors, nor adequately described.
Golden Circle & Glacier Private Tour
You see the one and only original Geysir and having Gullfoss waterfall in front of you is worth a day trip on its own. Þingvellir is a National Park, nature reserve, Unesco World Heritage site, and split by the Mid-Atlantic Rift. By using our super jeeps, we can also add the extraordinary Langjökull glacier to your list of impressions. We start the day in Þingvellir, where the Parliament of Iceland was founded in 930 AD.