Iceland aurora

Northern Lights (Aurora) photo tours & workshops

Multi-day photo Tours | Iceland Photo Workshops | Evening Aurora photo Tours

The Northern lights or Aurora Borealis are a spectacular solar light show that can be seen very well from Iceland. Auroras can be photographed from late August – early April. Auroras cannot be seen in the Icelandic Summer! The Northern lights love Iceland, but clouds also love Iceland. If you are planning a trip to see the Northern Lights, your chances of seeing auroras is partly luck, partly being in the right place and mostly the duration of your stay.

Aurora Probability guide

This is based on being on a multi-day photo tour to Jökulsarlon (not Reykjavik – if you are staying there – halve the probability).




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Iceland aurora

Northern Light photography assistance

All our photo tours include photography assistance. All our guides are experienced night photographers, so you are more likely to get the photography results you want.

1 day photo tours

Normally a 1 day photo tour finished a few hours before the auroras begin. It may be possible to arrange a 1 day photo tour with aurora photography on a private tour. Please request a late schedule photo tour on the booking form.

Evening tours from Reykjavik

Photograph Northern Lights from Reykjavik with our pro-photo guides.

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Reykjavik based evening photo tours

There are plenty of beautiful locations within a 2 hour drive from Reykjavik. Our evening tours are far from guaranteed because we run many long tours over the Winter. Please read the page carefully before booking.

Multi-day Photo Tours

Featured below are multi-day photo tours that could include aurora photography if conditions are right. They are designed to include overnight stays at locations that have great interest for northern lights photography.

5 day Beautiful South

This photo tour combines the Golden Circle, Snæfellsness Peninsular , South coast & Jökulsarlon photo tours to give a complete South Iceland experience.

Four day North Iceland

This 4 day North Iceland photo tour aims to capture the brilliant Goðafoss waterfall in its Winter glory as well as other amazing features in the Myvatn area.

Four day Geysirs & Glaciers

This four day Photo Tour of the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, South coast, Jökulsárlón and Höfn offer a huge range of photo opportunities.

Two day Golden Snæfellsness

This 2 day Iceland Photo Tour with erupting geysers, waterfalls & sea cliffs & then stay in a fishing village waiting for auroras on the Snæfellsness peninsular

Two day South Coast & Jökulsarlon

This 2 day Iceland Photo Tour includes Jökulsarlon and the South coast - with chance for Auroras on the glacier lagoon and sunrise on the ice beach.

Custom Iceland Photo Tour

If you want something that is not listed or you just wanted to see things differently, we can take you where you want to go. Our Custom Iceland Photo Tours go to all parts of Iceland.

Iceland Photo workshops

Featured below are photo workshops that could include aurora photography if conditions are right. These Iceland photo workshops are based in superb locations for northern lights. Professional photo instructors will guide you through the experience.

Iceland Winter workshops with Tony Prower

5 full photography days
  • South Coast & Vatnjökull region
  • Regular dates from Late Sept - Late March
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 6
  • Total price: $2965 USD
  • Single room supplement: $250 USD

Around Iceland with Skarpi

11 day Package
  • November 11 – 21, 2017
  • January 13 – 23, 2018
  • February 3 – 13, 2018
  • March 10 – 21, 2018
  • $5.700 USD
  • Single supp. $700 USD

Winter workshop with Skarpi

8 day package
  • Aurora & Ice-caves South East
  • November 11 – 18, 2017
  • Nov 22 – Dec 2, 2017
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 9
  • Total price: $4.200 USD pp.
  • Single room supp.$650 USD

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