Northern lights Expert with Photographs

Reykjavík, Iceland

Experience hosted by Thor

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will go out to see the unforgettable Northern Lights.
I will take photos you can show friends and family.

". . . he has a talent for finding the northern lights. Not only was he able to get us to the right spot to see them, but he was also able to take photos that will last us a lifetime."

Be aware that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and vary from night to night. I will let you know by 6pm on the day of your tour what the forecast is, and my recommendation to go or not.

We will travel to some of the best (some secret) locations to see the Northern Lights.

"He made stops on some uncommon places which were incredible to take photos."

I will entertain you with witty banter, funny stories and some great Icelandic cultural wisdom.

"Thor was absolutely awesome and went out of his way to make us feel welcome."

I provide door to door service, I will pick you up and drop you off after the tour.

"Thor, our guide, was the best - perfectly adjusted, not intrusive, very nice and helpful."

The tour lasts 3-4 hours.
We will travel in a comfortable modified SUV.
I will pick you up and drop you off in Reykjavik.
Dress warm, it gets cold out there
Northern lights look more green on photographs
Other things to note
Please be aware that the northern lights are an unpredictable natural phenomenon.

BIG PRINT. Real talk, Northern lights look more vivid and green on a photo
We will go out to see the unforgettable Northern Lights.
I will take photos you can show friends and family.

". . . he has a talent for finding the northern lights. Not only was he able to get us to the right spot to see them, but he was also able to take photos that will last us a lifetime."

Be aware that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and vary from night to night. I will let you know by 6pm on the day of…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Hot Chocolate
    Brennivin (Icelandic spirit)
  • Transport
    Travel in a comfortable SUV.
  • Equipment
    Professional Camera Equipment to give you unforgettable photos

Meet your host, Thor

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 62 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, my name is Thor, and I will guide you on an unforgettable trip.

I am a 5 star rated guide on Trip Advisor and have been leading tours of my native Iceland for over 5 years.

I operate northern lights forecast every day and advise many tour operators concerning the northern lights.

I have taken classes in meteorology and know-how to read into various data that determine cloud cover.

I love to show travelers the best in my country.

A personal favorite is, of course, the northern lights.

Instagram @Icethor1
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From £121/ person

Join 2 other guests
£121 per person
£121 per person
Join 3 other guests
£121 per person

Where you'll be

We will be exploring the wilderness areas around Reykjavik.

The destinations will vary and be optimized to get you the best possible views and photos of the northern lights.

Some of the places we stop are the plains of Mosfellsdalur, volcanic ridges in the foothills around Reykjavik and the Reykjanes peninsula.

We will travel places buses cannot travel.

We have time and we will hunt down the northern lights wherever they may be hiding

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Marni
December 2021
Thor is such a gem! It was cloudy out, and everyone else cancelled, but Thor said there was still a chance to see the lights between patches of clouds so I gave it a shot! I felt safe and comfortable, we drove to a couple different spots (through a town, a lighthouse, abandoned buildings, side of the highway, etc) and saw the lights peaking behind the clouds and sometimes coming out to give us a little show :) It was nice to go with someone in a car instead of a big bus because we had the freedom to jump around and pull off into small random roads for better views. I learned a lot about the science behind when and where to find the lights, and Thor was an easy going tour guide who felt more like a friend.
Colleen
November 2021
They say it's not the destination, it's the journey. Seeing the northern lights has topped my bucket list for ages. There is no guarantee when you chase them you will find them. Mother Nature decides. What I didn't realize is just chasing them can be so memorable. That's because of Thor. He is a adventurous and joyous host. He navigates his SUV over rocky, rutted backroads in search of the lights. On our tour were four other passengers. It was a congenial group and we got along well during the four hours we searched. The sky was clear. But the aurora activity turned out to be low the night we went out. An amazing photographer, Thor took portraits of us that showed the very sedate aurora to its best effect — a souvenir we will treasure. All along he told us stories about the lights and the land and his upbringing in Iceland. While we didn't see the spectacular display I had hoped for, we had a wonderful time.
Steven
November 2021
The BEST!! This is definitely the Northern Lights tour you want to take. Thor is super knowledgeable, a great communicator, and extremely personable. It’s obvious that he authentically enjoys making people happy and takes tremendous pride in his service. It was cloudy on our original appointment so we easily rescheduled. Conditions seemed great the next night but the lights just wouldn’t appear. Thor tried multiple sites, stayed out an extra hour, and stubbornly kept scanning the sky the entire way back to the city. True to his word, Thor took us out again 2 nights later. We couldn’t be happier with the service and the amazing photos. Fantastic!!
Frances
November 2021
Thor was communicative and honest. The weather didn’t cooperate, and while larger companies would take you out, knowing you would not see the aurora, Thor gave us honest expectations and let us decide what to do. I appreciate that integrity.
Neil
November 2021
Thor was an excellent guide who went above and beyond to make it special. He has interesting stories to tell and is very good with photos
Ivars
November 2021
The tour was very interesting and fun, thanks to Thor's personality, knowledge and passion! I felt if I was out to hunt the Northern lights with a professional, who he really is. Plus the great stories, dose of humor and warming drinks added. By the end of the tour we have come up with impressive photos and unforgetable experience! Next time in Iceland I will definitely choose Thor to do this once more! Skål!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 14 and up can attend, up to 6 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.