PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

Iceland is a destination with extraordinary landscapes marked by colours that every photographer should be intrigued by. But it is also a location where you want to have an expert by your side to assist you with capturing the breath-taking scenery.

Our photographers will go through the basics in a workshop environment. They will also be on hand during the day program to help you study the environment and help you deal with the various light situations that you will encounter. We will also offer you the opportunity to carry out photo sessions in the evenings to capture, the amazing light that Icelandic summer nights have to offer during our summer tours, and the beauty of the aurora borealis during our winter tours.

The journey that we will take you on is carefully planned to ensure that the optimal conditions for photography. Our experts have many years of experience in delivering successful photography tours. We create tours that include the perfect locations to make your nature photography vacation a unforgettable experience. You will be amazed by the unique landscapes Iceland has to offer. Join us for a once in a lifetime photography experience. It's our goal to fulfil all your special requirements.

Pre-requirements

The tours are open to everyone but it is better if to have a basic knowledge of ISO-TEMPI-DIAFRAMMI. All technical topics will be taken up during the workshop.

Sample: 10-day summer photography itinerary

Summer Itinerary

 

A trip to a wild and obscure region of Iceland. The oldest part of this rather young island has been shaped by the erosion of the ice that has created the innumerable multitude of fjords that furrow it. In this area nature reigns supreme and men have had to adapt to its rhythms and live in harmony with it in order to survive. Fishing villages, ocean-ward roads, thermal springs and chance encounters with the shy arctic fox make this trip an exciting experience in remote and silent places for any avid photographer.

 

Day 1: Keflavik - Reykjavik

Arrival at Keflavik airport, transfer to Reykjavik

 

Day 2: Snaefellsness peninsula

Today we drive along the picturesque Snaefellsnes peninsula. The peninsula derives its name from Snaefell, a glacier capped volcano known for being the entrance to the center of the earth in Jules Verne’s novel "Journey to the Center of the Earth". We will drive to the southern part of the peninsula here we will find Budir church, know for its distinct color and dramatic landscapes in the backdrop. From Arnarstapi village we will walk along the coastline to find Gatklettur (cliff with a hole) before embarking on a hike to the next village of Hellnar. The path takes us through a beautiful lava field, past amazing rock formations and dramatic cliffs and small hidden bays. In the afternoon we will make sure to make a photo stop at the famous Kirkjufell mountain before heading back to Stykkisholmur. Overnight in Stykkisholmur

 

Day 3: Latrabjarg

In the morning we will take the ferry across Breidafjordur to reach the southern part of the Westfjords We will explore Latrabjarg promontory which is the westernmost tip of the Iceland.

The cliffs of Latrabjarg are home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots. We will drive through fishing villages and reach wild, deserted beaches of different colors. Overnight in Patreksfjordur.

 

Day 4: Dynjandi waterfall - Isafjordur

We continue along the Westfjords on a very scenic route and stop at the famous Dynjandi waterfall. We continue our journey to Thingeyri village, once the main commercial center of the Westfjords. From here we reach Isafjordur, the largest town in the Westfjords. Overnight in Isafjordur.

 

Day 5: Isafjordur

Day dedicated to the exploration of the Isafjordur area. We visit Bolafjall mountain which from the top offers staggering views over the area. We continue to the nearby village of Bolungavik which is the northernmost village in the Westfjords. We then visit the small fishing community of Sudureyri.which is located in a narrow fjord surrounded by steep mountains.

 

Day 6: Isafjordur - Drangsnes

Today we drive along the southern fjords of Isafjardardjup. We stop in the village of Sudavik we visit the Arctic Fox Center, is dedicated to the only land mammal native to Iceland. As the road continue we reach a place where we have a spectacular view of the Drangajokull glacier tongue across Isafjardardjup. We head to the remote area of Strandir. In Drangsnes we find the time for a refreshing bath in the pools of warm water by the sea.

 

Day 7:  Krossanes - Djupavik

Continue our exploration of Strandir and visit Nordfjordur area. There we take time to enjoy Krossnes geothermal pool situated right by the black sand beach offering a spectacular ocean view. We stop in Djupavik, a small, remote village that for a period in the 1930’ and 1940’ had a booming herring processing factory. Part of the factory’s staff quarters where renovated 35 years ago and turned into a hotel.

 

Day 8:  Vatnsnes - Hvitserkur

We head south to Vatnsnes peninsula where we are likely to be able to spot seals. There we also get a great view of the famous Hvitserkur, a basalt stack that rises from the sea which is reminiscent of the shape of a prehistoric animal. We continue to Skagafjordur district, famous for its horse breeding and history.

 

Day 9: Golden Circle

In the morning we head to the "Golden Circle", where we can admire the fracture of the emerged oceanic ridge and the first form of European parliament in the natural park of Thingvellir, the geysers of Geysir and the golden waters of the Gullfoss waterfall. Return to the city of Reykjavik.

 

Day 10: Reykjavik - Keflavik

Transfer to Keflavík airport and departure.

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