Top 10 Aurora Locations in Iceland

This guide discusses some of the best locations for photographing the Northern lights.  My top ten locations are from the North, South, East and West parts of the country.  I discuss the pros and cons of each place regarding Aurora photography.

Self Drive South Coast

Touring South Iceland can give you amazing photo opportunities. Iceland’s South Coast is made of black sand beaches as well as huge cliffs.

Northern Lights Tours

A selection of Northern Lights tours that run from Reykjavik. Small group photo tours are run by local photographers. Other tours are run by Icelandic tour operators.

South Iceland Multi-Day Tours

A multi-day tour 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 here.

South Coast Tours

Our South coast photo tour is a popular adventure for photographers. Iceland’s most diverse and exciting features make the South Coast Tour a high quality day out.

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
  • Vík & Reynisdrangar – South Iceland

    Vík í Mýrdal is located on the South shore of Iceland near the Myrdalsjokull glacier. It is famous for the Reynisdrengur sea stacks which can be seen from Vik and Reynishverfi.