Dates: February 2-9th 2024
Available seats: 10/10
Difficulty level: Easy
Price: 3790 EUR (based on double occupancy - single room supplement is 500 EUR).
Registration deposit: 500 EUR (full payment required 60 days prior to the tour).
Arrival: Keflavik (KEF), no later than 12am
Departure: Keflavik (KEF), at any suitable time
Two Professional photo guides + local driver
Transportation in a spacious, comfortable bus offering ample room for you and your photography gear.
Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses. Rooms with private bathrooms.
Lunch and Dinners
Alcohol, snacks and beverages
ICELAND- CHASING ICE
Iceland – The land of fire and ice! On this epic adventure along the south coast of Iceland you will experience the best of what this incredible stretch of Iceland has to offer. Our focus will be on capturing scenes that we connect to and that makes the images unique. Iceland has been a hot spot for landscape photography for a decade, but its still possible to return with truly unique material with a deep personal connection.
Across eight memorable days we will take in the landscapes and light conditions that have made Iceland one of the world’s premier photography destinations.
There is nothing more magical than experiencing the northern lights. And Iceland is one of the prime locations in the world to do this. We will be chasing the lights on every occasion, over black lava sand beaches and icy lagoons. Dancing above the jagged mountains at Vestrahorn. It doesnt get more magical than this!
The world famus ice caves of Vatnajokull will be one of the highlights of the trip. These unique caves offer photo opportunities that will leave you speechless. The light dancing on ice crystal walls, with all shades of deep blues, your own creativity is the only limiting factor. The caves change every year, so no shots are the same. For photographers this is one of the most magical experiences on earth!
We will spend 2 days shooting these caves. Its a paradise for making abstract images and you will return with unique material.
One of our main locations on this trip will be Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon and the close by Breidamerkursandur beach. The lagoon is filled with icebergs calving off Vatnajokul glacier. Its a spectacular sight. The lagoon is connected to the ocean via a short river stretch and the icebergs flows down the river before being washed ashore by the constant incoming waves. The result is thousands of icebergs, of any color and size, spread across the lava sand beach. A photographer can spend days exploring and finding new compositions every 10 meter. Its simply an incredible experience!
Day 1 – Arrival in Iceland – drive to Vik
Day one begins with your arrival at Keflavík International Airport where we will meet you and start the adventure. On the first day we drive to Vik where we check in at our hotel. If the skies are clear we will head out to shoot the aurora in the evening.
Here we will photograph the famous Reynisfjara beach and Dyrholey Lighthouse. The black-sand-beach Reynisfjara is our main focus today. This magical stretch of coastline was once voted amongst the most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world, and your photographs will tell the story as to why.
The main subjects from Reynisfjara beach are the Reynisdrangar sea-stacks. These two basalt columns rise straight from the thundering ocean. Though this is a fantastic photography location (especially if the northern lights make an appearance towards the end of your shoot). We will also visit Dyrholey lighthouse with several great angles on basalt arches as well as the Reynisdrangar sea stacks.
After sunset we drive to Höfn and check in at our next hotel.
On day three, you will continue along the South Coast until you reach Höfn, a small village all the way on the south east corner of Iceland. Here we will spend a day photographing the incredible Vestrahorn mountains.
This dramatic mountain is surrounded by ominous black sands, allowing you take pictures revealing the stark, barren and often haunting nature of Iceland’s landscapes. There are several angles you can picture it from, which may also include the churning Atlantic Ocean.
We will also photograph the lesser known but equally epic Eystrahorn.
At night we will chase the northern lights at the beach.
Hotel for the night: Fosshotel Vatnajokul