This incredible Aurora activity was directly over Iceland’s largest Volcano, which lies dormant under Öræfajökull. Öræfajökull is Iceland’s oldest glacier dating back over 3000 years and is also the home of Hvannadalsnukur – Iceland’s highest mountain.
This was the 3rd night of a 7 day photo workshop in March. The previous evenings had been too cloudy or even raining so it was a real treat to get clear skies for this heavy display. Photographing the Northern lights was the main objective for the guests on this photo workshop. This shot was taken with the Magic Cloth Technique which gives the landscape more exposure time than the sky.
A 7 day photo workshop is almost guaranteed Aurora photography. Six nights out in the untouched nature with zero light pollution is difficult to beat. But if you are staying in Reykjavik, we run Northern lights tours that can put you in a great position with a professional photo guide. These photo tours will take you a couple of hours from Reykjavik to minimise light pollution and give you better viewing conditions.
Our multi-day photo tours have good opportunities for Northern lights photography. In fact many of them are designed with overnight stops in great locations for Northern lights photography. Our South Coast trips have overnight stops at Jökulsarlon – the best place for Northern lights photography. The Snæfellsnes tour has an overnight stop near Kirkjufell Mountain.
Our tours and workshops are always flexible for Auroras. If conditions are reasonable in the area you are staying, there will be an opportunity for Aurora photography.
These are multi-day photo tours that include Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon. If conditions are good these photo tours can include Northern lights photography.
Northern Lights Photos
Here are some more photos of the Aurora Borealis to help keep you inspired by Iceland.