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Northern lights Expert with Photographs

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 20 reviews.Reykjavík, Iceland

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Experience hosted by Thor

4 hours
Includes drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
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
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…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Hot Chocolate
    Brennivin (Icelandic spirit)
  • Transportation
    Travel in a comfortable SUV.
  • Equipment
    Professional Camera Equipment to give you unforgettable photos
From $160
/ person
Sat, Oct 31
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
$160 per person
$160 per person

Meet your host, Thor

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 20 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.
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Where you'll be

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 4.85 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Alexander
March 2020
Thor was excellent! He expertly used data and experience to accurately determine what and when light activity would happen. Thor chose a location which was scenic and opportunistic for watching the lights. Hearing some stories about the lights, why they occur, and the congratulatory drink at the end made this experience more personal than a typical tour.
Thor was excellent! He expertly used data and experience to accurately determine what and when light activity would happen. Thor chose a location which was scenic and opportunistic…
Jami
March 2020
We had an awesome experience with Thor. He really cares about his clients and is passionate about what he does. Thor is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from him about the northern lights, but also Iceland in general. As other reviewers have shared, his hot chocolate is amazing :). I would not hesitate to recommend Thor as your northern lights guide, and in fact I can’t imagine anyone better.
We had an awesome experience with Thor. He really cares about his clients and is passionate about what he does. Thor is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from him about the n…
Donna
March 2020
Thor was awesome! Pick up right on time, he knows exactly where you will need to go. Does a weather and time driven methodology. Truck is luxurious and hot chocolate was off the chart. Thor took amazing pictures and sent them to us as well.
Abigail
March 2020
Despite not seeing the lights, Thor made sure we had a good time and tried his best to help us see them. He is knowledgable and passionate about his subject and the hot chocolate kept us warm and smiling even though it was cold outside! Thanks for the nice evening Thor!
Despite not seeing the lights, Thor made sure we had a good time and tried his best to help us see them. He is knowledgable and passionate about his subject and the hot chocolate k…
Annette
March 2020
Thor was simply fantastic. Just a genuinely wholesome human being who loved what he was doing and did everything he could to make it possible for us to see the Northern Lights. He was kind, friendly, knowledgeable, funny and just a lot of fun to spend time with. I walked away feeling like he was a friend. Although we did not see the lights after trying 2 nights the experience with him was fantastic. He promised that when we came back he would take us again. He was telling us that he will be developing a summer experience as well but was not sure yet what it would be, honestly it would not matter what he decided to do, I would seek him out and book it because I know it will be FANTASTIC!
Thor was simply fantastic. Just a genuinely wholesome human being who loved what he was doing and did everything he could to make it possible for us to see the Northern Lights. He…
Tayler
March 2020
Our experience with Thor was excellent. We were very happy with the small group experience we booked for our northern lights hunt vs booking through a large tour company. Thor provided a personal, intimate experience and, being very knowledgable on the subject of northern lights, he also provided unique insights into the natural phenomena; we left feeling like we learned something new and gained a new friend. Our pick-up and drop-off were seamless, transportation was comfortable, and the small group experience was refreshing and relaxing. Thor took us to some remote places to hunt for the lights which allowed us to see some beautiful scenery. We did not see the lights on our first night out, so he offered to take us out again free of charge. We did not see them on our second night either, but despite this, we felt Thor was always honest with us, kept our expectations realistic from the start (you really are at the mercy of mother nature), and truly tried hard to find the lights for us all while keeping a smile on his face. We recommend anyone to book an experience with Thor, and we look forward to booking an experience with him again on our next trip to Iceland 🙂
Our experience with Thor was excellent. We were very happy with the small group experience we booked for our northern lights hunt vs booking through a large tour company. Thor prov…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

Please be aware that the northern lights are an unpredictable natural phenomenon.

What to bring

Dress for the weather.