tonyspitz66 - 01 dec 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Birthday 🎂 Northern Lights ”
Excellent trip Happy world Happy Place These Guys know there stuff Proper Northern lights adventure never give up Thank you Anthony Trip 26/27 nov See lights
npstewart2018 - 30 nov 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Highlight of a winter visit to Iceland ”
This was the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Þröstur, was amazing - he was all my daughter would talk about :) ... The first night, we only caught a small glimpse of the lights. We rescheduled on our last night in Iceland. We were out until 1 AM and had to head back without seeing the aurora at all. He was more disappointed then we were. Make no mistake, if the lights can be seen during your tour, he will get you in the correct location. On the way back in, the clearing finally came. He got us to a view location, and we got some amazing photos. Stayed there well past the allotted time to enjoy this experience.
I am probably much more experienced with star gazing and astronomy than most tourist. And Þröstur's knowledge and skill impressed me. This was the first time I was able to see the Andromeda Galaxy. He is a great story teller also.
I'd give this a 6 if I could. Well worth paying a bit more for this experience.
Cari W - 27 oct 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Highlight of our trip! ”
Oh my goodness, I can't say enough good things! Our guides Throstur and Bjorn(I don't have the Icelandic keys on my keyboard to spell it properly) were absolutely wonderful! We were picked up right on time from outside our hotel. Driven out in the middle of who knows where. We first stopped on the side of the road, as our guides spotted lights and didn't want us to miss them in case they were gone for the night. Saw the lights for the first time! We then continued driving out to a field. Turned out we were extremely lucky and saw five bands of lights! Our guides were very professional, knowledgeable, and excited! They were very happy to tell us about not just the lights, but some Icelandic lore as well. After some great pictures, they pulled out the telescope and we observed many stars and even another galaxy! We continued with more pics and light gazing, then they brought out the homemade hot chocolate! Our trip was amazing, thanks to our great guides! Thank you!!!
conorh877 - 16 oct 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Aurora Borealis and stargazing ”
Þröstur knowledge of stargazing as well as the lights made this even better.
Ulfar was the other guide who was also very nice.
The hot chocalte and twisted donut was a nice surprise (even though it is on the website but we did not book directly we did it in the tourist office)
Þröstur entuasism was like he either owned the tour company or he was showing it to friends and would feel dissapointed if they were not seen. On the drive how he was genuinely excited.
We didn't have a camera but Þröstur gave out all the needed settings to take good photos.
This was also the first time to see the milky way so clear which was also pretty amazing. Mars, Betelgeuse and a lot of constellations and their mythology was pointed out and discussed which helped the time pass.
We were out for about 3 hours with not seeing much and to be honest we were both (along with a few others) in the jeep having given up but the two guys did not give up and we eventually saw a corona and mix of bands/rays by the looks / memory of it which were all very beautiful which made it all worth it. There were 6 in our jeep but I was not in the back seat but the middle and front was comfortable. The pictures were online so quick, not quite sure when they had the time to get them online to be honest very professional. We are already planning to go back to Iceland and it has a lot to do with this tour.
carmurphy - 27 sep 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome Northern Lights Tour ”
We had picked a trip to Iceland in the hope we would see the Northern Lights. We were so lucky to have selected HappyWorld Jeep tour as they used information on cloud cover and personal knowledge of the best possible dark areas to find a spot where we did have a great show of the Aurora Borealis close to Rejkavik. It was the highlight of our trip! We were also so glad to have the photos they sent from our night as instead of trying to figure out my settings and camera I could just enjoy the show. Thank you!
Elizabeth5815 - 18 sep 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing Experience! ”
I had an amazing experience on the Northern Lights and Stargazing tour with Þröstur and Úlfar! The guides are very knowledgeable and you can tell they have a true passion for hunting for the northern lights. They do an incredible job of taking photos and for my tour Þröstur also caught the best lights of the night on video for us! They don't call him the aurora whisperer for nothing. Amazing tour and would definitely book a tour with Happyworld again.
Donna C - 16 sep 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing tour! ”
We went on the Northern Lights and Stargazing tour. Þröstur Freyr and Úlfar were our guides and they did an amazing job making sure we saw the Northern Lights! They had the expertise to know where to be to see them and made sure to constantly check the forecast to see if we should stay or go to a more favorable location. I don’t think we would’ve seen them that night if we were on a large tour bus. We went to locations a bus would’ve gotten stuck in and we wouldn’t have been able to travel so quickly if there was a larger group. I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights and I am extremely glad I was able to see them because of Happyworld. I would definitely recommend this tour to others!
Alyssa R - 18 December 2017 - 25 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Best night ever under the Northern Lights ”
For having only 3 full days in Iceland, deciding to go in December, we wanted to make sure we saw the northern lights! After driving out on our own first two nights with no luck and pretty bummed, we decided we needed to see them the right way, and decided to book this tour based on reviews. BEST NIGHT ever and best decision we could have made. Not only were the skies clear for us, but as soon as we got to the spot, the lights showed immediately and not only were stunning, but with our small group, the whole night felt intimate and fun. Everyone committed to the experience and having the best guides made it even sweeter. Þröstur and Gummie were awesome! In the beginning while everyone's getting adjusted, Þröstur was extremely knowledgeable about the stars and stargazing for us was filled with views through a telescope, constellation spottings along with the history and stories that go behind them. They set up the camera for us and took the most perfect pictures for everyone!!! They were never impatient to take multiple for any group, and let us make the experience our own. Getting the pictures back the next day, I couldn't believe how clear and perfect they looked. Since the pictures come with the tour, we all were excited to keep taking them and enjoy every minute. We even received a time lapse video with the pictures as well - such a bonus!! Bucket list item checked :) special thanks to our guides for being so awesome, personable and fun!! They made sure everyone had a blast. Highly recommend!!!
Lee S - 11 December 2017 - 25 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Iceland Northern Lights ”
When booking with Happyworld, you must request Thruster as your guide. His knowledge, humor, commitment and passion for the Northern Lights and ensuring every client has the best possible experience is inspiring. We stayed well past the contracted time (midnight) because the lights were a little late on our evening, and we ended up having an experience of a lifetime. The lights can be temperamental, so, you want to make sure you are with someone who will do whatever it takes to make the most of this bucket lister.
radx4 - 22 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Once in a Lifetime Experience ”
Seeing the Northern Lights was a big part of why we visited Iceland, so we wanted to book a tour with a smaller, experienced tour company. We had a great time on our tour with Happyworld.
There was concern about whether or not we would be able to see the lights as it was cloudy all day. I was not able to get in touch with Happyworld early in the evening via email due to an outage on their end. However, they did send an email out around 6:30 pm to let us know that the tour was happening as scheduled, and it had detailed pick up instructions. I do wish our booking had a bit more detail about pick up and the email notification.
We were picked up in an off road vehicle along with another couple, met up with a second jeep, and headed off to the national park. We lucked out with the weather. The winds died down somewhat and the clouds broke apart yielding great views of the northern lights.
Some things to note: The lights are much dimmer to the naked eye than the pictures make them seem. It's still impressive to see.
It's cold. Wear layers and warm clothing. The jeeps are heated, so you can get back inside if you are getting too cold, but consider that you will be outside for hours. Hot chocolate is served, which helped keep everyone warm.
Happyworld took a good set of pictures and sent them to us the next day. This is a big perk with the small group since we got many good pictures. They took some pictures with a GoPro as well that weren't very good. We could have done without them, but it's easy enough to just delete the files.
I was able to take some pictures of my own using the advice on Happyworld's web site. For my camera, ISO 800 / F1.8 / 8 second shutter worked well with the self timer. I actually think a higher sensitivity and shorter shutter may have worked a bit better. Of course, you need a tripod, and it's not going to be possible to take pictures with people since you would need a special device to light them up (which Happyworld has). Still, I'm glad I had some of my own pictures to complement Happyworld's.
The star gazing was a bit of a gimmick. The telescope wasn't very powerful. Still, it made for some fun pictures.
Overall, I would highly recommend this tour. The experience of the operator, fantastic tour guides, and photography made for a magical experience and well worth the cost.
Rachel W - 20 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE! ”
I can't say enough good things about this tour. My friends and I went to Iceland in the winter with the goal of seeing the Northern Lights. After no luck on our own the first two nights, we found this company online. The reviews seems almost too good to be true - but now I don't think they even do it justice! We were picked up in the jeep by Þröstur after receiving an email that visibility was possible right from our hotel at 8pm (best part - they won't take you out if they don't think you have a chance of seeing it and will give you the tour another night until you do!). We went to a secluded area where our guide thought we'd see them. They take pictures, talk about the stars (most beautiful sky I've ever seen), and keep you occupied while the lights do their thing. I can't say enough good things about this company or our tour guides, Þröstur and Gummy. Thank you, Happy World!
Giulia B - 18 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Dishonest ”
I booked their northern lights tour and they took us out on a very cloudy day because they’re a small company who wants to keep your money like “Happy”world. You have no choice because there is a 24 hour cancellation and the weather changes so often that you’re not able to cancel if the weather gets grim and if the tour is scheduled to go out. This was truly disheartening because I felt they kept our money knowing we wouldn’t see the lights so they can run a profit. It’s a very expensive tour and it’s a small company so they need the revenue so they don’t cancel unless it’s pouring. You’re better off with a bigger, more reputable company. They also claim and advertise to do a lights show and they didn’t do it. Their donuts were stale so that didn’t help. Two stars cause I liked our tour guide however he said we could get a refund cause we didn’t see the lights. He should know what their return policy is and not say that to the group. I knew that once they take you out, you have no choice and cannot get refund. Also our tour guide HIMSELF said when he picked us up that while it looks cloudy other groups have cancelled and is hopeful we’d see the lights. Huh? Goes to show you. They RIP you off. I don’t care that we didn’t see the lights with them; I care that they took us out- KNOWING it was cloudy and NOT likely to see the lights so they take your money. My friend was on the website that you can check to see cloud coverage. My advice - you can see the lights on your own like we did in Vik. Don’t waste your money on this dishonest company.
Imaney A - 18 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Best bet if you wanna see the Northern Lights ”
This tour was absolutely amazing! Saw an awesome show with, white,green and even red lights! Also spotted a shooting star! Best of all they take your pictures for you so you don't have to invest in a high-tech camera! Definitely worth the money! If anyone coming to Iceland to see the Northern Lights then best bet is with them!
Snappy78 - 18 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Not all Tours are created equal ”
It is fair to say that my visit to Iceland was very much centred around seeing the Northern Lights and to achieve this I actually booked on 3 different tours. I have now sadly returned from iceland a place that I can honestly say is one of my favourite places in the world and a true "Bucket List holiday", but on to the tour. The three tours I booked were with different companies so I would hopefully get some variety and they all had a slightly different angle. To be fair they were all goo in their own way but her I will focus on the Happy World Tour. I have written other reviews on the other tours so feel free to read them.
I think is is fair to say that we should not focus on the Northern Lights as this is somewhat out of the control of the tour and in the hands of Mother Nature. That being said we did see them and I was delighted. However had we not seen them I understand that we would have been invited back at a time of our choosing to try again which is fairly standard for most of the tours. What is perhaps more important to say is that even if we hadn't have seen the lights I believe I would have still really enjoyed the experience!
Our tour consisted of approximately 10 people across two Landrovers and two tour guides. The main guide, Þröstur, was an absolute credit to not only the company but also his father who was the other guide. The evening was filled with humour, information, friendly discussions and a very clear passion for the job they were both doing. We really did hunt the lights as they were proofing a bit tricky that night but also got to see some very interesting places along the way, the "haunted house" and the geothermal vent pumping steam and gas in to the air and some of the other sights along the way.
They really went the extra mile to give us a great experience event pulling off the road at about 2 am when we had all said goodnight, were driving home and a lot of us were dozing in the back as the lights had started to come out again. So we all bundled out for more sky gazing and photos.
The added touches of the telescope to view the stars supported by the knowledgeable discussion was great while waiting for the lights to show and I really like the photos that are taken of you and shared at no cost to really help you remember the experience. Much better than a blurry selfie.
In conclusion the tour from Happy World was the most expensive tour I went on in the week but it was by far the best. I cannot recommend the experience more and although the other tours are good in their own way my recommendation would be to book this tour and probably on your first night so you have the chance to try again if the lights don't show.
I would like to thank the team, as this was absolutely a highlight of my holiday and a lifelong memory.
Kurt N - 11 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ A Highlight Experience ”
Went on the Dec. 9th Northern Lights tour. A memorable experience! Our tour guide Throlstar (sp?) had a passion for providing interesting and useful information and is a 'stellar' ambassador for Iceland. Seeing the lights was one of the main reasons for our visit and we were not disappointed.
anacfgcia - 11 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ the best tour ever!! ”
I took the tour on November 18, and it was the most beautiful experience I had in Iceland.I saw the northern lights for 6 hours. Thruster and Mariusz the best guides!!
I really thank you very much for making my dream come true! When I returned to Iceland, I would take all the tours with you! worth it! thanks you very much!
sandianc - 11 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ The ONLY way to see the Northern Lights ”
Before we came to Iceland from Texas, I read about Happy World and decided to book the Northern Lights & stargazing tour with them. We were in Iceland with a group bus tour of 32 people and I didn't trust having adequate opportunity to see the lights. I also had read that taking pictures of the lights is hard - so Happy World was the solution.
They hunt out the best location for each night and don't just go to the same spot every time. We moved around to different spots on our tour. You can just relax and enjoy the light show, while they are taking professional quality pictures of what you are seeing. They even take pictures of the Northern Lights with you in the picture. By the following day they email you a link to download whatever pictures you want.
Thruster was VERY knowledgeable about the lights and the stars, and moon. While waiting for the lights, they bring a telescope and show you lots of stars and constellations. Some of these pics and close up of the moon were included with our pics also. It is so obvious how much Thruster loves what he is doing and he is so friendly, it is like being out with a friend. He wasn't watching his watch to be finished with us and take back to the hotel - but offered to wait a while longer if we wanted to see if more lights were coming.
They give you hot chocolate and a pastry to warm you up. Also, their vehicle has a heater that works without the engine running and so you can get in and out of it, whenever you need to warm up.
It is a small group with up to 7 people in a vehicle - we had 2 vehicles.
Not only the guides are great, but also a big thanks to Anita. I chatted with her online and asked questions both before we left Texas and after we got here. She responds almost immediately and is also very friendly.
I can't say enough good things about them .. so try them and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed
am680810 - 04 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Northern Lights Experience ”
Such a fun group. Was entertained with stories and star gazing while waiting for the lights to appear. Thought we were gonna have no luck but as soon as we were getting ready to leave the lights came in strong. Guides decided to extend trip by an extra hour just so we could see the lights. They were beautiful and this experience was my favorite! Thanks for a great time! Would highly recommend them!
LindsayConners - 04 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ EPIC experience and the BEST experience!!! ”
Our trip to Iceland was solely booked to see the lights...and Happyworld and Throstur hit our expectations! We were picked up at 830pm from the lobby of our hotel by Throstur, our guide and true Icelandic Viking! From the second we met Throstur, a smile was on our faces. The entire ride outside of Reykjavik was full of stories, experiences, and expectations for the evening. Once we got to Throstur's claimed spot, we immediately saw the lights. He got the camera and go pro out and just started capturing the moment(s) for us. We had incredible sightings and all were so well captured on film! As the light's intensity came and went, Throstur shared stories of constellations as we looked through the telescope. When the clouds came in, the fun didn't stop there. He led us into an abandoned house and shared thrilling stories of paranormal activity. He is such a good storyteller that we were hooked on every word!
We could go on and on with this review but, to sum it all up, stop researching and book a tour with Happyworld. They're the ONLY team to go with - you won't be disappointed.
HAN_YO01 - 27 nov 2017, TripAdvisor
“ FANTASTIC ”
Tour on 23rd November. Small group BIG experience!!! I was surrounded by very friendly other guests! Our guide Mr Throstur is truely talented! He brought us to an amazing place with several abandonned houses, he told interesting stories about Northern lights, Astronomy, Icelandic culture... and he captured very professional photos! The beauty of that night sky was simply speechless, I enjoyed there at each instance.
However beware it could be super windy, so be ready!
matthewandJulie - 27 nov 2017, TripAdvisor
“ An amazing evening not to be missed ”
From being picked up at the hotel at 8.30pm to being dropped off again at 2.45am this tour was amazing. We chased the lights all night but also did star gazing through a telescope. visited a haunted house and saw a hot spring pumping steam into the atmosphere right by where we were watching the lights. A small group in a 4x4 led by a guy who wants to see the lights as much as you do. Pay a bit extra and go on this tour you will be amazed. Wrap up really warm - 6 hours outside in the freezing cold if you don't wont be pleasant
Lilianaeg - 27 nov 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Northern Lights and Stargazing! amaizing tour! ”
Best tour we took in Reykjavik! Amazing guide, he knows about his stuff, well prepare with equipment, the photos where amazing the experience was too. It was a long and word it tour. They pick you up at the hotel, drive you on the jeep to the areas where they think they are gonna show up, and they move you to other areas, they give you hot chocolate and bread, great explanations of the sky and such a great service. We stop to see the lights several times, they do everything in they reach for you to have a great experience.
jasminledig - 27 nov 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect ”
We can totally recommend this tour and have nothing to complain about. They have a very good customer service, the tour guide has very good knownledge and takes you to spots you wouldn't find alone. On our first night we didn't see any northern lights, so we went on another tour the next day for free. On our second night we were successfull and it was a perfect organization and trip. It's way more expensive than the bus tour, but its totally worth money!
lyn974 - 18 nov 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing, would highly recommend!!! ”
This was an excellent trip, the guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the island, history and on astronomy. They did everything they could to ensure that we all got amazing views of the northern lights and where in no rush to take us all back home. We visited different sites and had plenty of information and stories to keep people entertained whilst waiting for the lights to appear. We where not disappointed, had an amazing evening with the lights present for most of the evening. Would definitely recommend this tour company.
lepoch22 - 18 nov 2017, TripAdvisor
“ SPECTACULAR - THE BEST ”
I've been in Reykjavik for 5 days and i've done 5 northern lights tours, being this tour the one with who i could finally see the Lights! They are completely professional, explaining how they do the hunt, giving you warm chocolate when it starts to get cold, and play games and stargazing in the wait for the lights. When we were going back, they stopped like 2 o 3 times in the middle of the road because the lights appeared there, they really love their job. AND THE PICTURES THEY TOOK YOU ARE AMAZING. Book now!
Jennifer D - 15 nov 2017, TripAdvisor
“ I would only book with this group - AMAZING ”
After reading the Tripadvisor reviews we signed up to see the Northern Lights with this company and were NOT disappointed. Our guide, Throster (sp? I call him THOR. He is a true Viking) was absolutely the best part of this tour. His knowledge, commitment, entertainment, and 6th sense for finding the elusive Northern Lights is unmatched. We found the lights and they were spectacular. The lights were only part of the tour: Thor is also very knowledgable about the constellations and legends of Iceland. Warning: it is darn cold at night in Iceland and you need about 100 layers of warmth to make it for the 2 hours we were out of the jeep in the middle of nowhere. Also, regular cameras can't really capture the lights, but this group takes professional photos of everyone and sends them the next day via Drop box. This was a MUST; even strong amateur photographers on the tour weren't getting the quality he was.
jutiyi - 11 nov 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing northern light with experienced guide ”
Great enjoyable tour chasing the northern light. Our Guide Þröstur is very friendly and professional. He kept us entertained throughout the night sharing with us his vast knowledge on the NorthernLights and the stars. He also informed they have a high percentage of success rate (90+%) in catching the northern lights and he did not fail us this time also.
With Happyworld team, we leave Iceland with a wonderfully memories for our 8 days visit here. Thank you so much to Happyworld team!!!
az5lovs2travel - 09 nov 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Unbelievably awesome! ”
Stop- before you figure out all your activities/budget for Iceland book your Northern Lights tour with Happy World! We are totally budget travelers but but our whole trip budget with Happy World for Norther Lights. There is no comparison. Their super experienced guides- yes Throstur we mean you!- are not only experienced, they love their jobs. While every other tour last night hadn't even started, we saw not only a sky full of moving green but red as well! The difference is they "hunt" for openings in the nights sky all while keeping an eye on solar activity on satellite maps. PLUS, they pull out their telescope so we learned all about the night sky during the Northern Lights intermission. I also love that they took pictures of their guests and provide them with free downloads.
After baking Happy World I found out they could help me with our whole trip. Robert got us all organized with the budget providers we needed for our other excursions.
John C - 06 nov 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome Northern Lights Tour! ”
If you have a decent weather forecast, and really want to see the lights, it's definitely worth paying the extra $ and going with Happy World. Our guides were Prostur and Renier. We had about 12 people in 2 jeeps. Both guides were genuinely nice people who are enthusiastic about what they do. Prostur was extremely knowledgeable about the lights, stars and weather patterns. The night started out cloudy, so we were constantly on the move, looking for breaks in the clouds. We probably made about 10 stops and ended up lucking out and getting to witness a truly amazing show in the sky (see photos below). The professional photos were a major bonus, as we couldn't get our camera to work correctly. Plus it's much better to sit back and enjoy the show, than to fiddle around with your camera the entire time. We couldn't have asked for a more memorable experience and I cant recommend this company enough! Thanks Happy World!
Jessy P - 30 oct 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Worth Every Krona! ”
We only had one night in Iceland on our extended layover and wanted to make it a night to remember- and the Northern Lights tour with Happy World certainly delivered! Not only did our guides find great spots to view unbelievable displays of the northern lights, but they also provided great guidance on the timing of the lights, giving us the option to stay out until midnight (which was rewarded by a truly spectacular reappearance of the lights), even though we had already had an incredible showing that night. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides provided lots of interesting information about the lights, the constellations (with telescope views), and Iceland itself with hot chocolate, personal photos, and even some fun ghost stories! It was a small group, and in those jeeps, even the car ride was fun! We decided to splurge a little by booking with Happy World and I can say that without a doubt that it was worth every krona! PS. Dress warmly!
ajramsay - 27 oct 2017, TripAdvisor
“ We had an amazing experience of the Northern Lights with Piotur. ”
He was very friendly and enthusiastic and kept us interested the whole evening even when the lights faded, persuading us to stay until midnight when we were rewarded with a spectacular finale. Great communication beforehand as well which made our minds up about who to go with, and excellent professional photos included and sent to us by the next day. Well worth the money.
hillaryfreya - 23 oct 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Best northern lights tour - professional photos a HUGE bonus ”
My mom and I were dying to see the northern lights, but we knew it could be very hit or miss considering that we were only in Iceland for a few days. We went to a local tourism office and they said we HAD to go with Happyworld if we actually wanted to see the lights. We argued that we wanted to save money and go on a bus and they said "busses are the Walmart of northern lights tours. You will get what you pay for." Boy were they right. This is a small jeep tour with a very knowledgeable guide. We saw one of the most spectacular northern lights shows I could've ever imagined. For hours, we watched the lights dance across the sky from a perfectly dark and secluded location (they know all the best viewing spots). Besides witnessing a once in a lifetime show, the guides on this trip take professional photos of all guests (as many as you want) throughout the night and then give you the pictures free of charge. I am so grateful that they were able to capture the magic that we experienced. Also included: pastries and the BEST host chocolate I've ever had. I can't recommend this trip enough. If the lights are out, you will have the best shot of seeing them with this amazing company. You pay a little more, but you your experience is absolutely PRICELESS.
liling_kee - 18 oct 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Aurora Borealis ”
Great northern light experience with our fabulous guide Prostur - the aurora whisperer . This is definitely the highlight of my iceland trip .. thank you , HappyWorld to make my dream came true .
Heather G - 13 oct 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Visitors are missing out booking anyone but happywprld ”
Prostur and his accompanying guide persuaded us to stay out later so that we could see better night sky. I was so tired but the rest of the group insisted and I was not let down, thank goodness the guides are passionate about their jobs and not rushing to get home out of the cold. Anita and Robert responded to my email quickly, and enthusiastically. Unlike other tour operators we had our photos at 10am the next day. I spoke to several other tourists that had been out the same night as me and I was shocked that they had no personalized photos! If your coming to Iceland to see the night sky - don’t risk it by booking anywhere else. Thanks to all those at Happyworld! #amazing. Now I have to come back to experience all of their other tours so I can feel the passion of Iceland.
Edith C - 11 oct 2017, TripAdvisor
“ This was definitely the best tour I have been on during my one week stay in Iceland. ”
This was definitely the best tour I have been on during my one week stay in Iceland. My experience with HappyWorld was positive in every way. If you're looking for an adventure hunting the lights, look no further!
Our main guide Þröstur, was super knowledgeable in every aspect about the lights and stars. His explanations were thorough and easy to understand. It was very fascinating to follow his green laser pointer to know were the Northern Lights are/will be, as well as see the star constellations and hear the stories behind them. The telescope added another layer of fun, as you're able to view clusters of stars up close! Þröstur has a great sense of humour and keeps the mood lively during the entire tour. When lights are sighted, he takes every opportunity to help individuals with their camera settings, as well as take personalized photos, group photos, and pure northern lights photos to share with the group afterwards. You can tell that he's really passionate about the Northern Lights and stars, and genuinely wants everyone to have an amazing experience.
The jeeps will climb through anything to get to good sighting spots. It was really fun and exciting sitting in Þröstur's jeep as he'll stop and go, and be constantly driving while looking at the sky and his phone for satellite information. There is no pre-determined location, which makes this tour mysterious and fun as it's literally a 'hunt' for the Northern Lights! Patience is the key though, as the sighting of the lights are never guaranteed, so take in the experience as something on its own. If there is no or very minimal sighting, HappyWorld will do their best to help reschedule another one.
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Northern Lights & Stargazing Tour - Highlight of Trip!
Robert was the main contact for email, and I can't thank him enough for being able book and re-book my friend and I into days that worked for us. He is very responsive on email, and most of the time, it was my wonky wifi connection (while out on other tours) that caused delays. Since my trip was only a week, Robert managed to help reschedule a tour that was first cancelled because of bad weather, and then book a re-run for a worse than expected sighting night, all free of charge!
The hot chocolate provided was one of the best I've had, and it goes amazingly with the Kleina (fried doughnut snack). For those not used to the cold, the cars have heat generators so you can sit inside whenever you need to. Otherwise, with proper clothing, it's enjoyable to stay outside the entire time chatting with both guides, as well as other people on the tour!
ashmulby - 26 sep 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect proposal on a perfect tour ”
First of all I would like to thank Þröstur for an amazing tour as he was enthusiastic and knowledgeable throughout the entire night and we loved hearing his ghost stories whilst warming up with a cup of hot chocolate. This tour was made even more amazing by the photos that he took for us and even helped me with my proposal along with the team including Anita that help to arrange the whole thing they even provided the champagne so we could celebrate with the lovely people that were also on our tour. This tour is well worth the money as not only do you get a private jeep instead of a huge bus full of people but u also get a few little treats along the way including hot chocolate and a sweet snack. The northern lights tour was incredible and he found the perfect spots so we could enjoy the natural wonder without any hassle. The fact that they provide you with professional photos is incredible as there is no way you could capture the lights with a mobile phone or normal camera the pictures alone are worth every penny. Magical experience that me and my now fiance will never forget, can't thank all of you enough plus it got me lots of brownie points and made all of her friends very jealous
plehe12 - 25 sep 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Great tour - so worth it!!! ”
Our guide Thruster (not the proper Icelandic spelling, but that's the English pronunciation) was phenomenal. We went out on a very cloudy night and the forecast was extremely unpredictable. September is not the best time to visit Iceland for the lights, so we were really worried we wouldn't see anything AND it was our last night in town - but thanks to Thruster's expertise and knowledge, we got a FULL sky of the lights!!
We were outside waiting for the clouds to clear for about an hour before we saw anything, but Thruster spent that time stargazing with us and imparting his natural wisdom upon us - oh and telling ghost stories :) He's an awesome guy - if you're thinking of doing this tour, I believe it's worth the extra $$ - and there's hot chocolate!!!
JSM1992 - 25 sep 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Northern Lights Super Jeep ”
Great company! The super jeep offers a personal atmosphere and the guides are EXCELLENT. Thruster (spelling?) was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the lights and the stars. While we waited for clouds to clear he pointed out constellations and told us the stories to match. We got to look through the telescope and were served DELICIOUS hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries. Communication with Anita prior to the tour was excellent as well. Fantastic company with fantastic guides :)
Wing Kin A - 25 sep 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Experience of a lifetime ”
Thruster is really great. Because of his experience and knowledge, we waited in a spot that the cloud did eventually cleared out, and we saw northern lights of level Kp=5. That means we saw lights overhead and further south, not just the north. It was amazing.
Thruster also taught us a lot about that stars, galaxies and constellations we were seeing in the sky.
It was cold, but we were all very excited.
He also took great pictures for each of us. And then we received electronic copies of the pictures.....no extra charge....photos are included.
The tour is amazing and I highly recommend it.
abhishekmehra - 21 sep 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Northern lights jeep tour ”
Such an amazing experience! We were picked up right next to our vrbo.... there were 7 people in the keep and we fit comfortably. Mariusz and Prostur were amazing guides and were very knowledgeable about the lights... we scouted 2 locations and were able to see an amazing show. They had set up a telescope for stargazing and the hot chocolate was really tasty. They gave us ample time to view the lights.... and no need to worry about taking your camera... they took pics of all of us and of the lights and sent them to us the next day.Overall about a 3.5 hour tour round trip. Can't recommend enough!!
Neuron8 - 09 sep 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Northern Lights Extraordinaire. Fantastic! ”
Not expecting to view northern lights this time of year but walked into a tour guide company in Reykjavik and they recommended Happyworld as a company with high probability of achieving sighting of this elusive natural phenomena.
I was not disappointed!
The location chosen for the occasion was excellent (its cold out there and exposed so dress very warmly) and our small tour group were completely blown away by what we witnessed. It was fantastic.
Our guide Prostur, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and provided excellent professional photographs of the northern lights...with individuals or couples in the foreground. Photos could be downloaded from Dropbox within 24 hours.
A haunted house and stargazing were added attractions on this most outstanding tour.
lusa8 - 06 sep 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Best Northern Lights Tour! ”
I just did the Northern Lights tour via jeep on 9/3/17, and it was fantastic! I wish I could remember our tour guide's name because he fit his role perfectly and provided excellent service. I am hoping the owner sees this review and gives this particular guide proper kudos for a job well done. What was so great about this tour guide you ask? Let me give you the rundown:
Passionate about his job
He even looked like a fit viking!
He took us out to a secluded area near a haunted house. He loved putting the fright in all of us. It was pretty funny. As we waited for the lights, he took out stargazing equipment and kept us entertained with all sorts of facts. I rarely if ever drink hot cocoa, but his choice in beverages was so good. Along with a traditional Icelandic pastry. Then, it happened......we saw the lights!!!!! It was so amazing and beautiful. I was so happy for myself and everyone on the tour to have witnessed this natural beauty in the sky. This is a highly recommended tour for seeing the Northern Lights!!!