Photographing the Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights in Iceland with iPhone

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If you’re looking to photograph the northern lights, I’d suggest going in winter when the days are longer, booking a private tour and chasing clear skies more than looking at the aurora maps. Even if they’re up there, you won’t see them on a cloudy night. Take a camera that can handle the high ISO with the widest lens you have available, and if you feel like you’re getting skunked, just wait a couple hours. In the meantime, there are plenty of other reasons to visit Iceland.


With iPhone:
There are several apps that can be used to help you capture the perfect Aurora Borealis picture with your iPhone! The ones that we would recommend are:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cortex-camera/id517488939?mt=8
(Designed for overall better photos, including higher resolution) $2.99

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https://itunes.apple.com/is/app/northern-lights-photo-taker/id979540312?mt=8
(Designed specifically to capture the Aurora Borealis on your iPhone) $1.23

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Apps to help predict Northern lights:
APPLE: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/aurora-forecast./id539875792?mt=8
ANDROID: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tinacinc.auroraforecast&hl=en