Captivating the imagination from ancient times, the name derives from Aurora, the goddess of dawn in Roman mythology and Boreas, the Greek name for north wind. Science explains this marvel as a result of gaseous particles in the Earth‘s atmosphere colliding with charged particles discharged from the sun‘s atmosphere. Color variations depend on the type of gas particles involved in the collision. The most common color is a light yellowish-green. Weather permitting, the Northern Lights can be seen performing their mystic dance from from September to March.
They are especially pleasing for those familiar with Superman’s arctic hideaway, for it is as close as you can get.
Our Winter Photo Workshops always have a flexible itinerary, so participants can use the existing weather conditions to the best advantage.
If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $150 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $150 fee.
45 days or more: 75% refund
30 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund
Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.
The tour is always dependent on weather, as the Icelandic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable. Likewise, visits to ice caves are dependent on favorable conditions, and indeed the ice caves themselves are not permanent. When it comes to the Northern Lights, while they are most likely to be seen between September and April, there is no guarantee that they will appear at a given time. There is however always plenty to see and do if conditions do not favor any part of our original plan.