• Duration: 4 hours
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  • Meet on location or pick up

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Experience a beautiful evening at the most exclusive locations for your perfect Northern Lights photograph. One of our specialist northern lights guides and professional photographers will guide the tour. You will receive professional help and guidance when photographing the Northern Lights, in addition to the photographs your guide will take of you during the tour. This small group option, with maximum 18 passengers, will offer you an intimate experience ensuring our guide will have enough time for everyone.

Capturing the northern lights on camera can be difficult for those without experience. On this tour we will bring you to remarkable places, providing a stunning backdrop, for your once in a lifetime photography experience. The location will always depend on weather conditions, and our professional team will work hard during the day to find the perfect site according to the weather data for that evening. 

In addition to this adventure, you will receive a free ticket to the Aurora Museum Reykjavik exhibition for use on the day of the tour. You can visit the museum at any time on the day and we can even collect you for your tour directly from there. You will also enjoy some 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.


  • Northern Lights Hunt
  • Experienced Guide
  • Professional Photographer
  • Free pictures
  • Tripods
  • Aurora Reykjavík entrance ticket (valid for use on the tour date booked)
  • Free pick up and drop off from several locations in Reykjavík
  • Hot chocolate and refreshments
  • In case that you don’t see the Northern Lights, you can reschedule for free to BusTravel Iceland’s Northern Lights Bus Tour as much as you want until the beautiful Aurora is seen.



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. Please note the entrance ticket is only valid for use on the day of the tour.

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. Unlike our day tours the Northern Lights tours do not have a specific number of stops or a specified amount of time spent at each location. Adaptability is key to ensuring a good sighting of the northern lights, so the tour will be focussed on finding the best viewing location. This decision is based on various weather data and knowledge about how certain mountains and micro climates affect the weather in particular areas. 

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. Please note that it is useful to bring your own tripod, although we will have some available. Many modern smartphones allow you to take phenomenal photos of the Northern Lights, but with a DSLR camera you will get the best results. You are also able to rent a camera from the Aurora Centre. 

With a maximum group size of 18 passengers, 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.

Hot chocolate and refreshments

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. Although a sighting is not guaranteed, and the lights are notoriously hard to predict with various factors impacting on their appearance. Our in-house specialists work hard to ensure that tours only departure if there is a good possibility of seeing the lights. However, if you are unfortunate not to glimpse the aurora then we offer a complimentary reschedule valid for three years from the date of your first departure. 

Please note that the duration of the tour is normally 3-4 hours but can vary in length depending on weather conditions on the evening.

What's included

  •  Northern Lights hunting experience
  • Professional Northern Lights Guide
  • Professional photographer
  • Free photos from your northern lights tour
  • Professional guidance when taking northern lights photos
  • Guaranteed picturesque location 
  • Aurora Museum Reykjavik entrance tickets. You can visit the museum by yourself at any time on the day of your tour.
  • 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 click here

Cancellation policy

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



Guided Language

  • English


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Perfect trip

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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