Northern Lights (Aurora) photo tours & workshops
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).
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.
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.
This photo tour combines the Golden Circle, Snæfellsness Peninsular , South coast & Jökulsarlon photo tours to give a complete South Iceland experience.
This four day Photo Tour of the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, South coast, Jökulsárlón and Höfn offer a huge range of photo opportunities.
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.
Feel the powerful silence of Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon and explore the South Coast & Vesturhorn - one of our best Iceland Photo Tour for Auroras.
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.
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
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.
5 full photography days
- South Coast & Vatnjökull region
- Regular dates from Late Sept - Late March
- Maximum Number of Participants: 6
- Total price: $2590 USD
- Single room supplement: $260 USD
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
8 day package
- nighttime and ice photography
- Regular dates from Nov - March
- Maximum Number of Participants: 12
- Total Price : $3900 USD
- Single room supplement: $650 USD