Join our top photographers as they capture the dancing Northern Lights over the epic Arctic landscapes. They will drive you to where the sky is clear and where you can find a great foreground for an amazing photographic opportunity of the Aurora Borealis. Learn the proper camera settings from your talented photo guide and take home with you some wonderful pictures and memories from Iceland.
Aurora, the luminous glow of the upper atmosphere is caused by energetic charged particles penetrating the atmosphere from above. However, when the solar wind is placid, the Aurora would only be seen at high latitudes and would be faint. But, when the solar wind is agitated by a recent flare or other event on the sun, we could see a very strong Aurora. Different websites and phone applications show the forecast of the wind activities to guide the Aurora chasers like us.
However, a dark and clear sky is required to see the activity of Aurora. This is the reason why the Northern Lights cannot be seen during summer or themidnight sun season, when the sun remains visible at the local midnight. The best time for Aurora viewing is from September to mid-April when nights are completely dark. For Aurora photography, we seek for zero light pollution to enable you to capture its pristine glow. Therefore, our guides need to drive you to more secluded area on this tour.
Also, getting a clear sky can be tricky in Iceland because as a small Atlantic island, its weather is subject to fierce and fast changes. But not to worry because our guides, having several years experience of chasing the Northern Lights in Iceland, are closely following the forecasts and have a keen knowledge of the road conditions and terrain to get you safe to each locations.