• Duration: 4 hours
  • Very easy
  • Electronic Voucher

  • Meet on location or pick up

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Experience a fun evening of aurora hunting on this tour which takes you to the best locations and helps you get that perfect Northern Lights pic. Your guide for the night is a pro-photographer who will assist you in capturing the lights yourself, as well as take great photos of you with the aurora as your background.

This tour is suitable both for those looking for a small group size and photography enthusiasts alike! This small group option will offer you an intimate experience ensuring our guide will have enough time for everyone. And you will also receive free photos after the tour.

Attempting to capture the lights on camera can be intimidating for even experienced photographers. On this tour we will bring you to remarkable places with stunning backdrops, for your once in a lifetime aurora experience. The location will always depend on weather conditions, and our professional ops team will work hard during the day to pinpoint the perfect cloud free location, studying the weather data for that evening.

In addition to this adventure, this tour includes a complimentary visit to the Aurora Centre Reykjavik, as well as tasty Icelandic snacks and hot chocolate to warm you up during the excursion. For those nights where mother nature is not on our side, you will still be treated to a night sky full of stars, and offered a complimentary rebooking.

For more information check out our Complete Guide to the Northern Lights


  • Northern Lights hunting experience
  • Professional Photography guide
  • Entrance ticket to Aurora Museum Reykjavík 
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Free Photos
  • Free WIFI


Your evening will start with a smooth and efficient pick up service, included in the price. Once everyone is on board we will take you to the Aurora Museum to start the tour. After getting an introduction into the science and stories behind the Northern Lights and photography tips you will be taken outside of the city to hunt for the lights. After the tour you will be brought back to Reykjavik and dropped off at your designated location.  

Aurora Reykjavik

Aurora Reykjavík is a Northern Lights Centre and museum curated by highly educated northern lights enthusiasts and photographers. It will provide you with a great preview of what to expect on your Northern Lights hunt. The museum includes an interactive display of the aurora, and an education centre focused on the science, mythology and history of the aurora borealis. A magnificent film about the Northern Lights dancing over Iceland is one of the many highlights in the museum. 

Northern Lights Hunting

After the visit to the museum the tour will depart Reykjavik in the direction of the most promising weather and aurora forecast. Adaptability is key to ensuring a good sighting of the northern lights, so the tour will be focused on finding the best viewing location.

During the drive our enthusiastic northern lights guides will share their knowledge about this spectacular phenomenon with you, prepare you for the night and give you camera tips. We recommend that you bring your tripod along on this tour.Many modern smartphones allow you to take phenomenal photos of the Northern Lights, but with a DSLR camera you will get the best results.

With a small group size, you can be assured of a more focused experience that is flexible and personalised. It will be guaranteed that your guide will have the time to help you achieve your photography ambitions.

The aurora is a natural phenomenon and unpredictable which means that patience is key. To make the wait more comfortable, and to warm you up, you will be offered some homemade hot chocolate and some traditional Icelandic snacks. Nevertheless please make sure to wear warm and windproof clothing, a good hat and gloves, and warm shoes.

In case there are no lights

Viewing the Northern Lights is a unique experience and a must do when in Iceland. However the lights are hard to predict and a sighting is not guaranteed. Our in-house specialists work hard to ensure that tours only departure if there is a good possibility of seeing the lights. If you do not see the aurora, we offer a free retry tour, valid for three years.

What's included

  • Northern Lights hunting experience
  • Professional Northern Lights Guide
  • Free photos from your northern lights tour
  • Aurora Centre Reykjavik entrance;
  • Icelandic hot chocolate and snacks

What's excluded

  • Food and drinks other than refreshments

What do I need to bring

  • Warm clothing and good sturdy shoes

Important information

  • Please note, children under the age of 8 years old are not permitted on this tour. For further information on travelling with young children

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure

Guided Language

  • English


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Geweldige belevenis. Perfecte avond en volop Noorderlicht gezien. Naar 2 locaties geweest in een prima bus met een enthousiaste chauffeur die alle tijd nam voor uitleg en zelf iedereen fotografeert en de genomen foto's meteen met je deelt. Helemaal top !!

By Thijs Ruiter on 2023-01-13

Northern Lights Photography Tour

Fantastic . Can’t thank our guide enough for a truly wonderful experience seeing the Northern Lights. The best trip we have ever been on. Would 200% recommend.

By Cath Murphy on 2022-01-03

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