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)
  • Transportation
    Travel in a comfortable SUV.
  • Equipment
    Professional Camera Equipment to give you unforgettable photos

Meet your Host, Thor

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 88 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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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Your location within Reykjavik
Reykjavík
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 4.89 out of 5 from 88 reviews.

  • Ruth Stefanie
    January 2022
    What an amazing experience! I planned the northern lights tour for my birthday but wasn’t expecting too much since the forecast didn’t show a good solar activity. Thor changed the day so we could have a higher chance and boy we were not disappointed! He really went the extra mile driving us really far out of the city to get the best location. And after a little bit of waiting, some great hot chocolate and some interesting stories about Iceland, Elves and the aurora we got to see this wonder if nature. He also gave us really helpful tips on how to take pictures and how to find the northern lights ourselves. Also I would like to add that we had enough space in the car and were wearing masks inside of the car at all times so we could enjoy the whole trip without worries about covid. This experience was worth every penny. Highly recommend it to everybody.
  • Donna
    January 2022
    Amazing tour with Thor - awesome family photos with Aurora. We were offered to move our tour day earlier with more chance to see the lights. Glad we did! Thor is an expert guide and photographer so it is really a great deal. Highly recommended!
  • Amanda
    January 2022
    This experience exceeded our expectations. We were originally supposed to do a "Warm Baths and Cool Lights" tour through IcelandAir and it got cancelled. I am so glad it did because it led to us finding this amazing experience with Thor. He picked us up right outside our hotel and used a loudspeaker in his van to tell us both Icelandic lore and scientific facts about the Northern Lights. When we arrived at one of his "secret" locations, he explained what to look for in the sky. We immediately started to see some Northern Lights activities and snapped a few pictures. Throughout the night, Thor would excitedly tell us when he saw the beginning of activity and it did not disappoint. The hot chocolate and rum was also a welcome distraction from the bitter Iceland cold. Ever the accommodating host, when I was a bit too frozen to take it any longer, Thor heated up the car so I could warm my bones. He would tap on the window to alert me when the lights were starting their activity again. Overall, this was a fantastic experience and I cannot recommend it enough. Thor is so incredibly personable and knowledgeable, he has a true passion for hunting the Northern Lights and that excitement definitely rubs off. The pictures he takes of you/your group are also an irreplaceable keepsake. Please note, the Northern Lights look WAY brighter (maybe 10x) in pictures than in real life, but they are still a bucket list item to see with your own eyes. Should I ever make it back to Iceland, I would definitely do this tour again!
  • Ahmed
    January 2022
    What can I say, this was a mind blowing experience and would not be the same without Thor. I cannot recommend this experience enough, Thor goes out his way to make the experience personal and does everything in his power to allow you to see the lights, of course not everything is in his control but he uses science, technology and his expertise of the whole country to ensure you get the best possible opportunity to see the lights. Not only does he do this but prior to the event he keeps in touch with you and alerts you should it be very difficult to see the lights, i would recommend that anyone who visits iceland prepares for potentially cancelled tours due to unpredictable stormy weathers - but this is an unreal experience and once again i cannot recommend Thor more. I would recommend this specific trip to anyone visiting iceland - don’t bother with any other! Trust me! We have crazy photos too all taken by Thor! Legend! Thanks God of Thunder!
  • Emma
    January 2022
    We had a wonderful evening with Thor and the rest of our group. Thor did a great job at entertaining us all while providing knowledge about the northern lights, as well as folklore about them from Icelandic history and a few other countries as well. He was hilarious, passionate, and very friendly. He took fantastic photographs of my husband and I, and we had a great viewing of the northern lights + a handful of shooting stars! This was a magical evening. I would definitely book again in the future. Thank you, Thor!
  • Nataley
    December 2021
    Everything about this was amazing! Thor picked us up right at our front door and was even a few minutes early. He monitored the weather and conditions and moved to different locations to optimize our viewing experience. While we didn’t get to see the activity we had hoped for, the sky was crystal clear and we got some amazing photos of the Aurora and the Milky Way. We highly recommend Thor’s Northern Lights experience!

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