Iceland Winter Adventure

Iceland  |  Jan 17th - Jan 24th 2022 (0)
from/per person  3,190
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Dates: January 17-24th 2022

Location: Iceland

Available seats: 9/10

Difficulty level: Easy

Price: 3190 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

Included:
Two Professional photo guides.
Transportation in a spacious, comfortable van offering ample room for you and your photography gear.
Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses. Rooms with private bathrooms.
All breakfasts

Not Included:
Flight tickets
Lunch and Dinners
Alcohol, snacks and beverages


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Description

ICELAND IN WINTER

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. We will photograph epic waterfalls, chase the northern lights , gaze upon jagged mountains, walk on magical black sandy beaches covered with ice diamonds and we will explore spectacular ice caves. This tour has it all!

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.

 

Highlights of the trips

Chasing the Aurora Borealis


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 shasing 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 Ice Caves


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!

The diamond beach and Jokulsarlon


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!

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Iceland – drive to Snæfellsnes

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 north to the Snæfellsnes peninsula where we will photograph the world famous mountain Kirkjufell as well as other iconic locations like the black church of Budir.
Hotel for the night: Hotel Budir

Day 2 – Reynisfjara, Dyrholey

On your second day, we drive south for 4 hours, taking us to the small town of Vik. 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.

Hotel for the night: Hotel Kria in Vik.

Day 3 – Höfn

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.
At night we will chase the northern lights at the beach.

Hotel for the night: Fosshotel Vatnajokul

 

Day 4 & 5 – Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

We move west again, staying at the very nice Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. Over the next 2 days we will be experiencing hte most incredible that Iceland has to offer. Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and the diamond beach will be visited several times. On friday morning we will head out to Vatnajokul glacier and explore the ice caves. We have a local expert guide with us, making sure everything is done with safety as the highest priority. Your memory cards will be full these days! Imagine shooting the northern lights over the ice diamonds on the beach!

Hotel for the nights: Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Day 6 – Skogafoss & Seljalandsfoss

We move further west again, heading towards the most famous of all the waterfalls in Iceland; Skogafoss. This giant waterfall is a sight to behold. In winter the rock walls around the fall is often covered in ice, making the scene even more majestic. Our hotel is located right next to the waterfall so we can photograph it at all times almost.
We will also visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a spectacular one where we can walk behind the fall itself, making it possible for very interesting angles for our pictures.

Hotel for the night: Hotel Skogafoss

Day 7 – Reykjanes peninsula

We head back to Keflavik for our final night. Close to Keflavik is the volcanic peninsula of Reykjanes. Here we will visit the geothermal area Gunnuhver with fascinating sulphur pot holes and incredible mud formations. We will also shoot seascapes at Reykjanes lighthouse.

Hotel for the night: Park Inn By Radisson

Day 8 – Travel home

After breakfast we drive to Keflavik Airport where we get on our flights back home after a week full of amazing experiences and lots of fun.