Northern Lights Tour With Photographer

The Northern Lights are fickle but appear regularly in Iceland
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Reykjavík, Iceland
5 hours
Aug. - May
Minimum age
1 years old


Experience the majesty of Iceland's northern lights in a comfortable, small group setting with this intimate aurora hunting tour. Check availability now if you wish to marvel over this Arctic phenomenon and have professional pictures to commemorate the experience!

You'll be picked up in the evening from a meeting point near your Reykjavik accommodation by a friendly guide, local expert, and aurora photographer. They will escort you from the capital into the dark surroundings, following their knowledge and the signs in the sky to find you the perfect point to watch the northern lights. You will be on the road for as little time as possible to maximize your viewing experience.

Once they've found your spot, you'll wrap up warm in the blankets provided and step out to stare at the stars. If the forecast is weak, it may take a few minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark; if it is strong, you'll see vivid shapes above immediately.

Every aurora borealis show is different, though all are spectacular. Green and purple are the most commonly seen colors, though it is often possible to witness a whole kaleidoscope. They may appear as swirls, stripes, and streaks, undulating gently, falling like rain, or occasionally dancing in magnificent symphony.

As you marvel, your guide will get shots of the northern lights and incorporate you and your traveling group into them; they can send these to you the next day. This means you don't have to spend any time fussing over your camera and can enjoy the entire experience with your own eyes. Due to your small group size, you can be sure that they'll get plenty of shots of you!

After what will hopefully be a once-in-a-lifetime display, you'll head back to your meeting point in Reykjavik.

Marvel over the northern lights in an intimate setting with a local expert and receive photographs of your experience the next day. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Northern Lights hunt
English speaking guide
Warm blankets
Free photographs




Northern lights hunting
Cultural Activity

What to bring

Warm, outdoor clothing
Hat and Gloves

Good to know

You Need to Know before the tour:

We email tour confirmation on the day of the tour around 5 pm, please make sure you check your email prior to the tour. Contact us if you have any issues. Group size will vary depending on the season and will be with our team of guides.

You will be picked up from either your hotel, guesthouse, or bus stop starting at departure time (Please allow 1hr for everyone to be picked up).

The bus size can vary, depending on group sizes, we have a maximum group size of 35-40 people per vehicle, on our larger vehicle tour there is a private guide and photographer for the group and then a separate driver to keep everyone warm and cozy in the bus with enough space. It tends to get cold out there, so it is great to have a warm and cozy bus to heat up in between photos or attempts to spot the Northern Lights. We have been doing this for a while now and this has been our best and most appreciated setup for the tour. There is a self-service on our Hot Chocolate, Coffee, and Tea with cookies. Guidance is provided so you can take care of yourselves in regard to the refreshments.

Our journey will take us outside of the city limits away from as much light pollution as possible. The Northern Lights are harder to see from Reykjavík. The location will depend on the cloud coverage and activity each time. We try to keep it as short of a drive as possible and we might stop at several locations as the lights can be quite elusive and often it will be a waiting game for this beautiful phenomenon, which might be perfect while your guide sets up his camera for the free photo shoot of your group and you..

THIS TOUR RUNS DEPENDENT ON WEATHER - we only go if there is a high possibility of a sighting - every day we assess the situation and decide whether or not to run the tour. This decision is made by 5 PM, in the case of a canceled tour due to weather you will be notified at this time, and feel free to send us any questions at

David the Guide started out as one guide wanting to share and give more. With growing demand, the David the Guide team has grown and our team of adventure-loving guides will be with you on your tour with us. This is not a single-man operation, but a family of guides who believe in the vision David has for the industry.

Your Good to Know after the tour:

A little note on the Northern Lights, they are fickle and elusive. They are very common in Iceland but alas cannot be promised by anyone, so in order to make sure that you get another chance to see them we will take you a second time if your first time out turned out to be only stargazing and hot chocolate. This re-use ticket is valid for two years after purchase.

When succesful with the Northern Lights, links with your photos will be sent to you within 48 hours, photo links go to the email address used for the booking.


The David The Guide Team

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