5th - 12th March 2018 - 8 days £2395.00 - 4 places left
Experience Iceland, "the land of fire and ice". A visual playground of wild places, ever changing vistas, crazy landscapes, glacier capped volcanoes, hot bubbling mud and awe inspiring waterfalls that roar like thunder.
This photo adventure will cover some of Iceland's best locations along the South coast. It's bigger than you might think and we'll making the most of our time by packing in some of the best photogenic subjects in the area to the east of Reykjavik before heading east to photograph the drama all along the south coast.
Highlights will include Jokulsarlon Lagoon littered with Icebergs and its black sand beach, the southern glaciers near Skaftafell, dramatic seascapes around Dyrholaey and Vik, magnificent Gullfoss and the Golden Circle plus the far east coast around Vestrahorn.
We'll be searching for the Northern Lights and hopefully photographing them in the mid evening now that the days are getting longer. Rated as one of the best photographic locations on the planet. This tour is not to be missed.Book your place today.
7 nights twin share* accommodation with breakfast.
Transport to locations
8 days practical field tuition and guidance
Pick up drop off in Reykjavik
Dusk and dawn sessions
Drop off and pick up at your Reykjavik Hotel on the 5th and 12th.
Please note: There is an optional single occupancy supplement of £650 ( subject to availability ) please let me know at time of booking. Venues are close by to our featured locations.
The itinerary is flexible and will adapt to the weather conditions at this time of year.
Day 1 March 5th - Pick in Reykjavik between 09:30 - 10:00am before departing for the Golden Circle (Thingvellir NP, Geysir and Gullfoss). Overnight Litli Geysir Hotel
Day 2 & 3 Leaving Geysir after breakfast and a dawn shoot at the mighty waterfall, we will make our way to Dyrholaey and the Hotel Dyrholaey, stopping at several locations along the way including some lesser known ones and the better known Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls - before continuing along the coast to Vik and Reynisfjara beach to focus on it's sea stacks, seascapes and cliff top views.
Day 4 and 5. Further east the landscape changes yet again. We'll base ourselves at the Hali Guest houses close to the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull and nearby Jokalsarlon Lagoon. The lagoon lies at the base of the glacier where glacial ice calves off, making it's way down river and out to sea before being washed ashore, this provides a stunning contrast to the volcanic black sand beach and makes for some unique and wonderful images.
The days are getting longer quicker at this time of year but our chances of getting suitable conditions for observing and photographing the Northern Lights ( Aurora Borealis) are good. You'll also photograph some dramatic features around the Skaftafell National Park where a optional ice cave photography session with Glacier Adventures may be available subject to favorable weather. Venue - Hali Guest House near the lagoon
Day 6 We'll leave Hali to explore the dramatic scenery further east basing ourselves for a night in the fishing town of Hofn for 2 nights to photograph majestic mountains around Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn. Our accommodation venue will be the new Milk factory guest house.
Day 7 will provide a day of mixed opportunity of classic landscapes and vistas east of Eystrahorn
Day 8 Our final day will allow time we make our way back towards Reykjavik where our trip will come to and end. 17:00pm on the 12th of March in Reykjavik .
Northern Lights ( Aurora Borealis ) are visible at this time of year and we will be on the lookout when conditions are favourable ( Aurora alert and clear skies ).
The itinerary above is flexible and not all the locations we visit are listed above. Things change as weather is fickle in this part of the world.
There are several options for accommodation before and after the trip, these include convenient Hlemmur Square Hotel and Hostel, Center Hotel Midgardur, Baron Foss Hotel and a range of convenient guesthouses. You will be picked up and dropped off from one of these.
Airport transfers: Reykjavik is about 45 mins from Keflavik Airport. The Flybus and Flybus+ offer a transfer service to and from the centre bus terminus and most accommodation in the city ( Flybus+). This can be pre booked at https://www.re.is/flybus/. There are buses leaving every few minutes after a fight arrives.
Evening meals or restaurant lunches these will be taken when convenient to our photography sessions
Return flights to Iceland
Optional Ice cave session (€160) or land access fee at Vestrahorn (€8)
Return transfers from airport to Reykjavik on arrival.
This trip will start and end in Reykjavik. Visas are not required by EU residents, the currency is Icelandic Krona but cards are widely accepted everywhere. Alcoholic beverages are available in out lying areas and are more expensive that in the EU, Duty Free is the way to go if you fancy a tipple. We will make a supermarket stop prior to leaving Reykjavik.
Iceland Air is the national carrier to Iceland and fly from major European and US airports. Aberdeen Edinburgh, Manchester and London and other major hubs are serviced by Easyjet. Wow air is a budget carrier that may also be worth a look.