Northern Lights tour with a photographer

seltjarnarnes, Iceland

Experience hosted by Valthor

4.5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks and equipment

What you'll do

I pick up at 9 pm from your accommodation or a bus stop nearby depending on the location on clear nights I have a few favorite spots to go to in a short distance from Reykjavík where the photos of you with the Northern Lights come out best, on Days where is a little cloudy we drive around until we locate a good spot where we can see stars while looking north but that are parts the conditions required to see the lights other depends on wind speed, density, and interplanetary magnetic field.
The tour is 3-5 hours depending on if we find lights early and everyone is cold :-) or if we need to work harder to see the lights we will stretch the tour a little
We offer Photos with you and the northern lights, Kleinur (Icelandic Donuts ) and Brennivín free of charge
and on the rear occasion we do not see the lights there are as many free retries,s as required until you find the lights
Other things to note
You will need good shoes and warm clothes
I pick up at 9 pm from your accommodation or a bus stop nearby depending on the location on clear nights I have a few favorite spots to go to in a short distance from Reykjavík where the photos of you with the Northern Lights come out best, on Days where is a little cloudy we drive around until we locate a good spot where we can see stars while looking north but that are parts the conditions required to see the lights other depends on wind speed,…

What's included

  • Food
    We offer Kleinur ( Icelandic Donuts)
  • Drinks
    We have Hot Chocolate for you
  • Equipment
    We will take your photo with the Northern Lights
    We have tripods for r...

Meet your host, Valthor

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 2 Reviews
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I am a Northern lights Expert with years of experience of reading the right conditions in forecasts and hands down figuring our where is the best location to be while hunting the northern lights
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Where you'll be

No two nights looking for Northern lights are the same
We have to go where there is no or little cloud coverage, I know of good places to go where we can be by our self without having busses with large number of people are around us

2 reviews

Leila
October 2021
The US$178 I spent on this tour could have been easily saved or spent on something else. First of all, there was neither food or drinks or anything offered not even water. I asked if I can buy coffee and basically guide mentioned there is nothing around and walked away. Considering that it is 3-5hours, it is quite disappointing that did not get what paid for or as tour advertised. Importantly, we did not see any northern lights, we went to only one location and stopped there for more than hour, I fell asleep in the car waiting. Then close to midnight, the guide took pictures of the group and in the photos you could see some northern lights. I expected him to atleast try another destination, or alternatively set realistic expectations and cancel the tour earlier knowing the disappointment. I contacted the host with this info the next day, and informed him that I will be in town for another 3 nights for a retry. I felt that I am chasing him to arrange another try and he didn't even pretend to care, he said that weather is bad and if anything he will let me know or give me 20% refund. I kept following up, he informed me weather doesn't allow for another retry and to remind him again to refund me as he may forget, as if I am his assistant. This is 4 days later! The point is: if host was confident that its unlikely to see northern lights for all the following dates with somewhat similar weather for the most part- then why schedule a tour that doesn't deliver any of its advertised claims? At this stage I don't care if he refunds me the 20% as the time and money both was wasted on this trip. There are other tours who honorably refund and cance prior, as opposed to charge visitors crazy prices for nothing. We have the technology and weather forecast to atleast guess if chances are good for northern lights. It seems that this tour makes use of them only selectively. Do better.
Elizabeth
March 2020
Valthor was very easy to communicate with to set up the excursion. He picked us up very near our accommodation in his fun vehicle. Vehicle was warm and comfortable and fun to ride in. We met the photographer and another group at a place outside the city and saw the northern lights almost immediately. I was not expecting to be successful because the weather had been awful and another tour had been cancelled from another company, but we saw a great display of lights and even a shooting star. The only problem was that there was two carloads of people and the pictures took a long time for the other groups and we waited until last and the lights had faded by then so our pictures didn’t turn out as well as the other peoples. We drove to two other remote locations to look for more lights but it had clouded up. The pictures were made easily available and we found them the next morning. All in all, if you are ok with the price, you will enjoy this experience.

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Sat, 23 Oct
    21:00 - 01:30
    £130 per person
  • Sun, 24 Oct
    21:00 - 01:30
    £130 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.