Glaciers, Lagoons and Waterfalls - IMGPH03

Truly the Photographers Dream!




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Adult: 215.000

Duration: 5 days

Meeting point: Participants are picked up from their accommodation in Reykjavik the morning the tour starts

Group size: 4 to 8 participants

  • Description:

    With Photographer: Gréta Guðjónsdóttir

    Iceland in winter is a magical place for photography. It is a period when the sun does not rise high above the horizon but instead we get a very special kind of light for our photos. On this tour we travel to the kingdom of glaciers. Vatnajökull National park is our destination and there we will find breathtaking glacier and at their feet, lagoons with floating icebergs. On the way we drive along the south coast and spend some time by the waterfalls of the south at the beaches of Reynisfjara, where black sand and basalt columns contrast the ocean.

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    Included: One guide and photography instructor for up to 8 persons for 5 days, transport during the tour, food for 5 days (from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4), and guest house / hotel accommodation.


  • Itinerary:

    Day 1: Reykjavík - Golden Circle - South Coast.
    After pick up at your accommodation we head out to Þingvellir National Park and then on to the Geysir area with its spouting hot springs and bubbling mud pools. After we visit the magnificent waterfall Gullfoss and drive through the southern farmlands to the Icelandic South Coast. There we find the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss as well as the famous black beaches and the powerful Atlantic Ocean. Depending on light and weather we will make a stop at some or all of these places.
    Dinner and accommodation in the Vík area. 

    Day 2:  South Coast – Glacier Lagoon
    Today we continue east towards Vatnajökull National Park and its namesake, the great glacier of Vatnajökull. We will stop at Skaftafell the home of Svartifoss with its basalt columns and enjoy the view of the glacier. This is an area where glacier tongues come flowing down between some of Iceland’s highest peaks and we will take the next couple of days to explore the different aspects of the glaciers and ice. The famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is one of the phenomenal places we will see in this area and we will make a sto there before heading to our guesthouse.
    Dinner and accommodation in the Öræfi region. 

    Day 3:  Vatnajökull glacier – Glacier Walk
    Today we have more time to spend around the glacier. We will take a look at some of the other Glacier Lagoons that have formed in the area and visit the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue. There we will out on crampons and go up on the ice to enjoy the formations of the ice and the different colors of the glacier.
    Dinner and accommodation in the Öræfi region.

    Day 4:  Vatnajokull glacier
    A day to revisit some of the sites in the area for extra photo opportunities.
    Dinner and accommodation in the Öræfi region.

    Day 5: Back to Reykjavik
    We head back west along the south coast where we have time to visit the sites and landscape we saw on the way east. Some we already visited before but others are new discoveries.
    The tour ends in Reykjavík in the early afternoon.


  • Gréta Photographer

    GretaphotoGréta is an Icelandic Pro Photographer. She does all sorts of photography but her passion is landscape photography and outdoor activity. Her love for travel and nature combined with her love for photography led to a carrier as a certified guide where she uses her experience of teaching fine art photography to help you enjoy new discoveries.

    Gréta studied photography in the Netherlands and has worked as a freelance photographer in Iceland last 15 years as well as teaching photography. She is also a certified tour guide and has traveled extensively around Iceland as well as to hiking up on Kilimanjaro. She also enjoys running off-road runs and backcountry skiing.

    Gréta has had several solo and group photo exhibitions and won prizes both at home and abroad, such as the Agva awards 2004 first prize.

    To get to know Gréta’s and her work, visit her facebook page “Greta photographer”


  • Photo Workshops

    PhotoworkshopsThis photo hike is both for the professional and amateur photographers. All our photo tours are driven by a passion for photography and the Icelandic nature and we welcome all enthusiastic photographers of any skill levels to travel with us. During the tour we will each day take the time to point our lenses at nature around us and get amazing images, and for those who want we will look at the key technical issues such as shutter speed, aperture, depth of field and focal length.

    However it is not only the landscape that attracts photographers to Iceland. The diverse and unique light, both in daytime and at night is also what makes it such a special place for photography. During our tour we will do our best to exploit it to the fullest! So you can expect to come away with stunning landscape photographs from unique Icelandic locations. The weather in Iceland is very variable and can change rapidly. But whichever way the wind blows, everything has its own charm and we will take advantage of it. To do this you need to be have the appropriate protective clothing and have something that protects the camera from the elements.

    From my own personal experience, the highlands of Iceland are an amazing place to visit, and always full of surprises. The entire highland area is an exceptional place to photograph, as the landscape is full of contrast and the light and colors are always changing. For example the colorful mountains of the east and the spectacular scenery over fjords and valleys. With the ocean close to us each night we will also get the chance to capture its magnificence.


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