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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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.

Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis

Witnessing a powerful Aurora display will give you a deep sensation in your stomach, like being on a gentle roller-coaster or your first time in love. It is easy to fall under the Aurora spell and an amazing Northern Lights experience is something you will never forget.

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.

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.


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.

Around Iceland with Tony Prower

11 day package

9 day tour

  • Landscape photography
  • March & October dates
  • SiXPaXMaX
  • Total price: $5,100 USD
  • Single room supplement: $680 USD
  • Winter photo workshops with Tony Prower

    5 full photography days
  • South Coast & Vatnjökull region
  • Ice and Aurora photography
  • Regular dates from Oct – March
  • SiXPaXMaX
  • Total price: $2,454 USD
  • Single room supplement: $340 USD
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    Auroras over Kirkjufell

    Auroras over Kirkjufell

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