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.
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:
(Designed for overall better photos, including higher resolution) $2.99
(Designed specifically to capture the Aurora Borealis on your iPhone) $1.23
Apps to help predict Northern lights: