Icelandic Aurora Center is first and foremost an information web, set up and maintained by an aurora amateur in Reykjavik, Tryggvi Már Gunnarsson. The forecasts made here are based on information from two main sources: The Icelandic Met Office and NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center. By interpreting the geomagnetic activity forecast and cloud cover forecasts, I do my best to inform you about how likely that you will see the Aurora. I have been doing this for four seasons now, and am constantly working on improving my forecasts.
Aurora Borealis is a natural thing, and does not obey any law. Same goes for the weather. So Icelandic Aurora Center, nor any affiliates can be held responsible for aurora visibilty, aurora sightings or your experience of seeing the aurora.
Tours available through the booking page
By booking a tour with a recommended tour operator through my website you accept these terms and conditions:
For tours from other tour operators, Icelandic Aurora Center can not be held liable for anything that happens on a tour, operated by the company described on the tour page. It can not be held liable for accidents, expenses, injuries, damages or delays due to the action or the inaction by the tour operator. Each tour operator has it’s own liabilty and refund policy, that you are advised to take a good look at it.
Once you have booked your tour, you can pay for it by all major credit cards. In the case of a cancellation that is refundable according to the operators terms of service, Icelandic Aurora Center takes care of refunding your tour.
My own tours
The tours I run myself are operated by my own little tour operator, Iceland Photo Walk. By booking one of those tours, you accept these terms and conditions:
Iceland Photo Walk provides you with the service described in our tour itineraries, a local english and/or french speaking guide and transportation. We do reserve the right to change our itineraries due to severe weather conditions, difficult road conditions or other factors that are not under the control of Iceland Photo Walk. We do also reserve the right to change tours to ensure the safety of our passengers.
Our guides take you to interesting places but they are not responsible for your own photography. They can provide you with tips and tricks that apply to most commercial cameras and equipment.
No liability is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights, or other services or because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in schedules, or other similar causes. Iceland Photo Walk does not assume responsibility for accidents or death that can be traced to the participant´s negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences, war or other similar causes.
By booking a tour with Iceland Photo Walk you acceept these conditions.
All prices of our tours are fixed for the year 2016. Prices are in Icelandic Kronur as shown on our web site and we expect payment in ISK or by a valid credit-card.
All cancellations must be made by letter, fax or e-mail. In conformity with business practices within the Icelandic travel industry, Iceland Photo Ealk reserves the right to keep 20% confirmation fee to cover costs if you cancel your tour more than 48 hours before departure. After that no refund will be given. Refunds will be paid in ISK.
We advise all our clients to have general travel insurance.
Complaints and compensation for lack of services
If you believe that Iceland Photo Walk has not provided the service described in our tour descriptions you can send complaints to us by letter, fax or e-mail. Complaints must contain a detailed description of what you believe went wrong, and it must reach us within 5 days from departure from Iceland or possible compensation is not valid.
By using forms and booking engines on the site, you admit to Icelandic Aurora Center registering your name, email, phone number etc. to our database. Email adresses are never used for marketing purposes by Icelandic Aurora Center.