Happyworld, Reykjavik

4.2
#4 of 10 in Adventure in Reykjavik
SMALL GROUP - BIG EXPERIENCE

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.

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.

We don't have a walk-in office. We work from the field and our homes. You can contact us by phone, e-mail, Facebook Messenger or website chat. We look forward to hearing from you :-)
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  • We had such a great time and the memories will last. Driving into the middle of nowhere to look at the stars and catch a glimpse of the northern lights was very special. Our guide kept us amused with....  more »
  • We rode out to the hinterlands in the coolest SUVs lead by extremely knowledgeable guides. You must have a guide, and these folks are the best. While awaiting the phenomenon, we enjoyed hot...  more »
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  • We had a really lovely experience watching the northern lights and stargazing with Happyworld tours. On the night we went out, the lights were low intensity so appeared white to the naked eye but we had them all evening and they were moving and changing. They took as many photos as we wanted and indulged all sorts of antics in front of the camera doing their best to create any sort of photo they were asked for. The star gazing in the early part of the evening was gorgeous and informative. It was quite a cold night (about 16-20F over the course of the evening) and hot chocolate in the middle of the tour was most welcome.
  • Caveat emptor! For the northern lights tour, they drove us 20 minutes out of town (the lights of Reykjavík still visible) in jeeps, had us stand on a hilltop in the freezing cold for hours, waiting for what turned out to be NO NORTHERN LIGHTS at all. This can happen, but when we found out that the forecast of solar activity that night was very low, then we definitely felt cheated. And EUR 175/person is very dear, in particular for what is essentially just a 20 minutes drive out of town. My advice: Pass on this one, and just go with a normal bus tour offered by the big tour operators for 1/3 of the cost.
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