Aurora over Jökulsarlon

This Northern lights photo is called “Goddess of Love” and maybe you can also see the face of a Love Goddess in hologram behind the Aurora?

Ephemeral

This was a stunning Aurora display. I was more stunned by the fact that this was the only shot I managed to capture. When I had finished the exposure, the Northern Lights ceased. They just disappeared. So this loop of aurora light was thrown at the earth in the dying energy of a solar outburst. For me, it felt like I had executed the flare with my camera. It wasn’t the first time I had felt like the Northern Lights were performing for me, personally. Everyone in the group had already captured the impressive display in this direction. But when I joined the line of tripods there was a sudden end to the fun.

Settings

  • Canon 5D3
  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4
  • iso 1600
  • f/2.8
  • 30 sec
  • (15 sec on the sky – Magic Cloth on the lagoon.

Multi-day tours

These are multi-day photo tours that include Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon. If conditions are good these tours can include Northern lights photography.

Winter photo workshops with Tony Prower

5 full photography days
  • South Coast & Vatnjökull region
  • Ice and Aurora photography
  • Regular dates from Oct – March
  • SiXPaXMaX
  • Prices from: $1850 USD
  • Single room supplement: $240 USD
  • Three day Jökulsarlon, Vestrahorn & South Coast

    Feel the powerful silence of Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon and explore the South Coast & Vesturhorn – one of our best Iceland Photo Tour for Auroras.

    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.
    Prices from $7,536USD

    Custom Photo Tour

    If you want something that is not listed or you want see Iceland at your own pace on a bespoke tour, our Custom Photo Tours go to all parts of Iceland.

    FlyTour – Jökulsarlon

    Spend a day or 2 in the Vatnjökull area of Iceland. This Iceland photo tour puts you right in the heart of Iceland’s stunning Glacier landscapes with one of our photo guides. These totally flexible photo tours can be booked on the fly and we can sometimes run with flexible dates to avoid a bad weather trip.

    South Iceland Photo Tours

    Our guided, multi-day photo tours of South Iceland will give you incredible photo opportunities. The South coast is rich with, glacier ice, towering waterfalls and black sand beaches.
    Book online from $2,291 USD

    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 in a week long tour around the country.
    Prices from $8,847 USD

    Northern Lights Photos

    Here are some more photos of the Aurora Borealis to help keep you inspired by Iceland.

    Make a wish

    One of the keys to success when you are photographing the Northern Lights is the surrounding landscape or ‘Earthly’ features such as lighthouses or abandoned farm buildings. There is a little bit of luck involved, because the Northern lights have to be active in the right part of the sky.

    Electric Night Orchestra

    I had just bought my Canon 5D mark III, so this was a chance to put the full frame camera to the test.