Northern Lights Photo Tours

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.

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.

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

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.

1 day photo tours

Evening Aurora tours

There are plenty of beautiful locations within a 2 hour drive from Reykjavik. Our evening tours are highly successful because they only run in accordance with weather & aurora forecasts.

Evening Aurora tours

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.

Two day Golden Snæfellsnes

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

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.

Five day Beautiful South

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

6 day Diamonds & Dragons

This multi-day tour will take you around the best of South & West Iceland in six days. Touring from North West to South East with many top photo locations.

Seven day Full Circle

Iceland has a rich variety of landscapes and seascapes and this tour is designed to enhance that variety & capture Iceland’s full diversity.

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. Our great collection of Iceland photo workshops are based in superb locations for northern lights. Professional photo instructors will guide you through the experience.

Iceland Photo workshops

Winter photo workshops with Tony Prower

5 full photography days
  • South Coast & Vatnjökull region
  • Ice and Aurora photography
  • Regular dates from Oct – March
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  • Total price: $2,659 USD
  • Single room supplement: $450 USD
  • Around Iceland – Skarpi & Co

    11 day package

    9 day tour

    • Nature & landscape photography
    • Regular dates from Nov – March
    • Maximum Number of Participants: 10
    • $5.700 USD
    • Single supp. $700 USD

    Ice cave & Aurora – Iurie & Co

    8 day package

    6 day tour

    • nighttime and ice photography
    • Regular dates from Nov – March
    • Maximum Number of Participants: 12
    • Total Price : $3990 USD
    • Single room supplement: $750 USD

    Aurora & Ice Cave – Skarpi & Co

    8 day package

    6 day tour

    • Landscape & Nature photography
    • Regular dates – Nov-Mar
    • Maximum Number of Participants: 8
    • Total price: $4.200 USD pp.
    • Single room supp.$650 USD

      Around Iceland – Iurie & Co

      11 day package

      9 day tour

      • Nature & landscape photography
      • Regular dates from Nov – Feb
      • Maximum Number of Participants: 14
      • Total Price : $5200 USD
      • Single room supplement: $700 USD
      Auroras over Kirkjufell

      Auroras over Kirkjufell

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