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Iceland Winter Photo Tour

- 5 days photography tour on Iceland during winter -

Ice caveSwow pillow formations
Itinerary of the Winter Photo Tour on Iceland
Itinerary of the Winter Photo Tour on Iceland
Glacier lagoon Joekulsarlon4x4 vehicle used during the tourAurora BorealisFrozen waterfall SeljalandsfossInside the house (kitchen)Ice wall
Tour code: ICE_WIN
Tour type: Photography tour: landscape
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Dates:

no scheduled dates at present

Price (p.p.): 2090 €  ? 


Included:

  • Full board from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 5
  • Accommodation in cottage & private house (shared facilities)
  • Professional English-speaking photo guide
  • Transportation in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Ice walk with equipment

Tour guide:

Haukur Snorrason has been involved in photography from an early age. His father Snorri Snorrason, himself a keen photographer and an Icelandair captain, took him along on his travels, taught him to handle cameras and gave him a sense of light and angle. He became fascinated with the art and his fate was sealed, so to speak, in 1982 when he sold his first photograph at the age of 14 years. Haukur trained as a photographer with Skyggna Myndverk in Reykjavík from 1989-1992 and also has a private pilot´s license.
He has previously published the highly acclaimed Land of Light (1999) and Experience Iceland (2005). He has worked in many fields of photography and is mainly involved today in commercial industrial photography. However, driven by a passionate interest in Icelandic nature and outdoor activities, Haukur has accumulated a portfolio of thousands of Icelandic landscapes which form the basis of his gallery on our website which you can visit.

Geysir StrokurThingvellir in the winter
Why not combine your interest in photography with a winter visit to Iceland? On this tour you get to visit some of Iceland´s most famous sights whilst in winter mode.
The main sights visited include: Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir, Eyjafjallajökull, Hjálparfoss, Háifoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Dyrholaey Cliffs, Skaftafell, Skeiðará river plain, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
  • Iceland´s most famous sights in winter light
  • Spectacular light conditions
  • Professional photography guide
  • Small group size
  • Experience Iceland almost without other tourists

About this tour:

Your photographer and guide, Haukur Snorrason, will guide you to these fascinating places and several secrets ones as well. We will experience a guided glacier walk, in hope to photograph inside an ice cave. Due to low sun around this time of year we enjoy interesting light conditions throughout the day.
These conditions are similar to the light display around sunrise or sunset. Last but not least we will search for the Northern Lights and try to capture them "on film".

Iceland in the winter 5 days

Day 1: Þingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir - Eyjafjallajökull
Pick up between 08:30-09:00 hours from your accommodation in Reykjavik. We tour the famous Golden Circle and spend time on photographing National Park Thingvellir, the famous geothermal area Geysir and the majestic waterfall Gullfoss.
Haukur knows all the best spots and timing considering the light so you get the most out of your photos. In the late afternoon we drive to Hellishólar Guesthouse and unwind after dinner in the warm outdoor hot pots. From our guesthouse, we have stunning views up to the Eyjafjallajökull glacier cap which erupted just last winter.
Acc.: : Hellishólar guesthouse (L, D)
Day 2: South Coast - Hrífunes
Transfer to the south coast, and time to photograph various sights along the South Coast, e.g. waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and Dyrholaey Cliffs, Hjörleifshöfði cape. Attempt to photograph the Northern Lights* in the evening with Haukur.
*Weather permitted – can be an option on other evenings as well.
Acc.: : Guesthouse Hrífunes (B, L, D)
Day 3: Skaftafell Nationalpark – Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & evening photography
Visit of Skaftafell National Park with its spectacular mountain scenery.
Visit the vast desert-like Skeiðará river plain and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
Acc.: : as before (B, L, D)
Day 4: Skaftafell Nationalpark – Glacier Walk and Ice cave
Glacier Walk with an experienced guide, chance to photograph the rugged surroundings and possibly the glacier from inside an ice cave.
Acc.: : as before (B, L, D)
Day 5: South Coast - Reykjavík - end of tour
On the way back to Reykjavík we have the opportunity to revisit some photo locations from day 2 if weather conditions are more favorable this day: the black sands of the South Coast with Reynisdrangar, Vík and other interesting locations along the Myrdalsjökull glacier..
End of the tour in Reykjavik in the afternoon.
Acc.: : none (B, L)

Arrival info:

The tour starts on D1 with pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavik between 08:30-09:00. The ends on D5 in the afternoon with transfer back to a place of your choice in Reykjavik.

Accommodation:

Hellishólar and Hrífunes guesthouse
Hellishólar and Hrífunes guesthouse

During the tour, we stay 2 nights in a cottage and 2 nights in a private house in Hrífunes (made-up beds, shared facilities):Hellishólar: a small cozy cottage with an outdoor Jacuzzi. It is a family-run guesthouse in lovely surroundings with stunning views up to Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier.
Hrífunes: has a unique location close to the southern highlands. The location enables us to get quickly to our destinations in south Iceland maximizing the time enjoying the visited sights. Hrifunes is an old farm which is now partly-owned by Haukur and his wife. The 2 houses have newly been restored and offer warm and cozy atmosphere. Rooms have shared facilities.

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