ICELAND PHOTO TOUR - LANDSCAPES
Iceland photo tour with guides from Arctic Wildlife Tours. Our tour will begin in the Reykjavik area and carry on along the South coast to the village of Hofn. This tour offers some of the most photogenic places in Iceland and you will experience many beautiful locations in the area. The main focus of this tour is starting at Seljalandsfoss, a well-known tourist attraction that offers good photo opportunities all year round. It is most impressive because you can walk underneath and all the way around this astonishing waterfall. Another remarkable and somewhat famous location we will visit, is the 60-meter-wide waterfall, Skógafoss. Both of these waterfalls can often have a rainbow in front of them, depending on the time of day. Close to Seljalandsfoss is a less visited location which has a beautiful waterfall hidden inside a canyon, waterproof boots will be required if you wish to enter this area.
In late autumn many birds have left but the landscapes and the Atlantic Ocean swell rolling in is worth trying some pictures. A big rock arch reaches into the ocean on the south part of Dyrhólaey. Reynisfjara and its beautiful basalt columns is a place we will visit and have a closer view of the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. This location is known for unpredictable swell and people are urged to take special care on the beach. From Reynisfjara we drive to the beautiful village of Vík which is as far as we go in this day tour on the South coast. One of the iconic spots in Vík is the church on the hill, overlooking the small village and the black sand beach with a different view to Reynisdrangar sea stacks. In Vík you have great restaurants with local food and various hotels and guesthouses.
Exploring the area south of Vatnajökull we will come to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon including a morning session at the Diamond Beach as they are directly beside one another. We need to be at the beach before sunrise around 06:00 am. We also will have one evening and try you catch the sunset at the Diamond Beach. After a morning by Jökulsárlón we will head east and make the Vestrahorn mountain in Stokksnes a possible destination to capture the sunset at this beautiful location. The beach at Stokksnes offers good photography opportunities and often Vestrahorn mountain reflects in the wet sand on the beach. Throughout the journey we will look for interesting scenic landscapes, perhaps we will see some Icelandic horses and maybe wildlife such as swans and reindeer.
Iceland has the most spectacular landscapes in the world and some settings will take your breath away. The final day will be a relax for the day at the blue lagoon, an experience you will never forget. It is complete with a swim up bar where you can try local beer and specialty drinks. The lagoon changes water all on its own every 24 hours. It is so clean and it is the absolute perfect temperature to soak in for hours. It is all standing or sitting depth and is suitable for all ages and swimming capabilities.
Also, you can read about some of our other previous trips on our Be Inspired pages.
Dates: September 26 - October 04 2023
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Arrival Iceland: Reykjavik, September 26
Leaving Iceland: From Reykjavik, October 04
Available spots: 6 (max 6 participants)
Tours price USD 5 950 pr. person
Double room occupancy included, private facilities.
Single occupancy, private facilities
USD 250 pr. person pr. night in addition to the price
Available spots might not be updated at all times. Please ask for update on how many cabins that still are available and which type of cabins by sending us an inquiry. The cabins are double shared cabins, in case you need a single cabin, please ask us.
ICELAND AND THE SEASONS
September and October bring cooler temperatures and the beginning of Northern Lights Season while daylight hours are still normal.
Adventure activities are in full swing and it is a great time to take advantage of fall travel deals. The season brings marvelous beauty to the moss growing on ancient lava formations giving nature sites an added splash of autumn color.
Estimated travel route during this photo tour
Day 1 We gather in the morning the September 25th and start driving along the south coast. We may reach the famous Skógafoss.
Day 2-7 Continuing our drive along the south coast towards northeast and stopping at many great locations. Like Dyrhólaey, a rock arch formation reaching out in the sea, and Reynisdranger sea stacks, a place known for unpredictable waves. We continue through Vik, passing the glacier Vatnajökull with a famous lagoon and further on towards the small village Hofn. We will drive some side roads and do shorter hikes along our way.
Day 7-9 We will head back towards Reykjavik and we will do stops on the way back as well.
The route is an estimate for where we will drive. If we have time we will drive further north and find more interesting spots to stop. We need accommodation and this will be booked prior to the tour. Iceland is a preferred place to travel and even in autumn its not easy to find available accommodation without booking it in advance.
Booking Inguiry for Iceland photo tour
Registration: You register by sending in the booking forms we send you upon your request and pay the expedition fee of NOK 450. This inquiry is not a binding booking. We will send you an invoice with a deposit payment of NOK 10 000 as soon as we know we can do this tour due to COVID-19. The remaining payment will have due date 30 days before the tour. All payments is refundable in case we cancel due to COVID-19.
Please send your tour reservation from the Booking page and we will send you the booking form on email.
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