Unforgettable 3-Hour Northern Lights Photography Tour on a 4x4 Minibus from Akureyri

North Iceland is one of the best places to see the northern lights.
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Akureyri, Iceland
4 hours
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age


Experience an unforgettable trip in North Iceland by joining this private northern lights photography tour from Akureyri. Those who want the best chance of seeing the elusive aurora borealis to capture its beauty in photographs with the help of a local expert should look no further than here.

The exciting adventure begins with a convenient late evening pick-up from the airport or your accommodation in Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. On board a 4x4 minibus that can accommodate up to 11 people, you’ll travel to the countryside to hunt for the northern lights.

In preparing for your northern lights tour in Iceland, wear weather-appropriate clothing like a jacket with thermal layers and comfortable shoes. Winter in Iceland can be frigid, so it’s best to bring layers of clothing once you step out of the vehicle. In addition, don’t forget to bring your professional or mobile camera.

To accompany you during the four-hour private tour is a friendly guide who is also an expert photographer. Aside from providing you with trivia and information about the aurora borealis and your itinerary, they will also give you helpful tips on photography, including the configuration of camera settings.

The outskirts of Akureyri in North Iceland is one of the best places to see the northern lights as it’s also closer to the Arctic region. Away from the city lights and pollution, you have better chances of spotting these magical lights. 

As you wait for the lights to appear in the comforts of the comfortable minibus, you’ll also be served a hot chocolate. During this time, you may also ask your guide photographer for any questions you have in mind.

With the right weather conditions and luck on your side, you don’t have to wait long to see this natural spectacle of nature. Once you spot the curtain-like display of lights, from green to red and pink, you can marvel at its beauty for about 10 to 30 minutes.

While the lights are dancing tens of miles above your head, take as many photos as possible. Your guide will happily assist you so you can capture the magnificence of the aurora borealis. You’ll also get a chance to buy photographs taken by the guide at the end of the tour.

Although Iceland is one of the best countries to see the northern lights, sighting it during your tour isn’t 100% guaranteed. They are a natural phenomenon that only shows with the right conditions. Fortunately, your guide is an expert in locating excellent spots to see the aurora borealis.

If there is no aurora sighting during your excursion, the guide will offer you to join the non-photography northern lights tour for free the next day.

The tour ends as you return to your hotel in Akureyri, having seen and captured the best of the northern lights.

Witness and snap photos of the aurora borealis, Icelandic nature’s top attraction, on this four-hour northern lights photography tour from Akureyri. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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English-speaking photographer/guide
4x4 minibus transport from Akureyri
Hot chocolate
Private tour experience (maximum of 11 participants)




Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Winter clothes with warm layers
Winter gloves, hat, and scarf

Good to know

- Sighting of the northern lights is not guaranteed. You will be offered to join a small-group non-photography northern lights tour for free if the operator is running it the next day.

- You can buy photos taken by your photographer guide during the tour.

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