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Northern Lights

 Join ArcticShots for one of the most unique and memorable Aurora/Nightscape photography tours you will ever experience, and please note that ALL are welcome, with or without a camera. Check out reviews from our previous customers 

When booking please inform which additional nights you could also go out on

What´s included:

  • Personal experience with a small group of people (only 1-12 people per tour).
  • Pickup and Drop-off at your accommodation in the Reykjavik area.
  • Personal guidance with your camera from a professional photographer.
  • Hot chocolate to warm you up.
  • A shot of our signature spirit for those that want something stronger.
  • Photos of you with the northern lights in the background taken by a professional photographer.
  • Photos of the northern lights taken by a professional photographer.
  • Two high resolution image from the night worth 10.000 ISK each
  • The northern lights hunt of a lifetime guided by a veteran aurora hunter.
  • Unique experience and flexibility.
  • Arcticshots ehf is a certified travel agency from the Icelandic tourist board.


  • Price per person: 24.900 ISK.
  • Price per private 4x4: 100.000 ISK (a private 4x4 to yourselves with the flexibility of your own pickup/drop-off time but still part of the normal tour).
  • Price for a private tour: 109.000 ISK (a private 4x4 to yourselves with the flexibility of your own pickup/drop-off time and not part of the normal tour). 

Tour details:

  • Availability: 1st of September - 15th of April
  • Duration: 3-5 hours (plus/minus depending on activity and weather).
  • Vehicles: Depending on size, we use 4 seat 4x4s or a minibus
  • Pickup: Depends on time of year (7-9pm) but usually at 8pm but we will confirm the pickup time when we confirm the tour which can be as late as 6pm the same day.
  • If we don´t have availability on your desired date, we will try and find you a spot on dates close to the initial one.
  • If that date does not fit into your schedule, we will refund your deposit (note that exchange rates change and it might not be the exact amount).
  • You need a tripod to photograph the aurora borealis. Tripods are only available if ordered in advance. Tripods are available for rent at 2.500 ISK per tripod. 
  • We understand plans can change. So be assured that there will be a full refund for cancellation up to 30 days before your tour.

The fine print:

  • The Icelandic weather is famous for being constantly changing with cloud cover affecting our view of the sky, stars and of course the Northern Lights. With that in mind, we do read into 3 different weather reports and decide on locations based on these predictions. 
    The Aurora activity is a phenomenon that can not be fully explained or understood so even though the forecast and most numbers are showing good possibility they might not show up if the Bz value is unfavorable during the night, but with us you will maximize your chances and be in the right spot to photograph them when they show up.
  • We offer a second try if we are unable to catch the lights on the first night (valid for up to 2 years from tour date).
  • Decision on going out or not will be made on the tour date, if possible around noon or at he latest around 6,30pm (18:30). 


RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW with a 4900 ISK deposit per person!

The remaining balance can be paid with a payment link before pickup or with cash (ISK) at pickup. Due to high demand, please contact us for availability if you are booking within 2 days of tour date.
Please let us know which dates you are available so we can help you pick the best possible night when we have the latest forecasts and
don´t forget to let us know where you will be staying so we know where to pick you up.


Northern light regular tour
Deposit pr person
4.900 ISK Stykki


Northern light private tour
Deposit pr 4x4 Jeep
10.000 ISK Stykki



Who Are We

We are a group of photo guides, all certified by the Icelandic Tourist Board, who love to share our passion for photography and the Icelandic landscapes with our guests from all over the world.


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Terms & Conditions

Arctic Shots ehf. reserves the right to cancel bookings, change assigned tour guides, prices and tours being sold without prior notice. We reserve the right to change itineraries and/or schedules if deemed necessary because of road conditions, severe weather or any other unforeseen circumstances. 
Bookings can be confirmed before the start of tour by sending us an email at info@arcticshots.is or by calling us at +354 822 3353.
Booking procedure
 All booking requests will be processed within 48-72 hours. Please include the preferred dates, tour guides and tour or custom itinerary requests. We will process booking requests in the order that they were received. Due to extremely high demand, not all tour guides and tour options may be available on your preferred dates. A surcharge can be added during peak season for incidental fees, special booking requests, and preferred tour guide options. If the preferred tour and services is not available, a service representative will be in contact with you about alternative tour options. All tours are done with Arctic Shots ehf. or if necessary, with one of our trusted tour operator partners of Arctic Shots ehf. choosing.
Cancellation right / right to a refund
The buyer can cancel anytime before 21 days prior to the tour date. After this period has lapsed, cancellation requests and refunds will only be processed for force major, sudden illness or other unforeseen circumstances. Within the 21 day period, the buyer must provide proof to show legitimate reasons for the booking request cancellation. Arctic Shots ehf. may cancel tours due to force major or impossible weather conditions where safety of the buyer can not be guranteed. Please contact Arctic Shots ehf. for any additional questions with regards to our cancellation and refund policy.
Please note that the tour prices listed on our website can change without prior notice. Surcharges and additional fees can be added during peak season for special requests, custom tours, preferred tour guide options and other tour add-ons. If there are any additional fees, Arctic Shots will communicate these to the buyer prior to confirming any booking requests.
Taxes and fees
All prices on the website include VAT and invoices are issued with VAT as well.
Arctic Shots ehf respects our clients privacy rights and will hold all information from the buyer in relation to the purchase as confidential. Under no circumstances will information be handed to a third party.
We advise all our clients to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance before traveling to minimize potential personal loss during your trip.
Arctic shots will not be liable for any loss, damage, injuries, illness or death during your tour. Arctic Shots will not be held responsible for changes in tour schedules because of weather or other natural calamity.

Arcticshots ehf is a licenced Travel agency
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