Join Malcolm Fackender and myself for an Iceland Photo Tour next October as we lead you on an amazing adventure. We’ll explore the rugged beauty and natural wonders as we photograph from the Snæfellsnes peninsula all the way down to the Southeastern coast.
There is honestly no place on Earth quite like Iceland!
Being there in person and exploring its many diverse landscapes honestly feels like you’re exploring some distant alien world. It’s utterly awe-inspiring, and the word that you’ll find us all saying again and again is “WOW!” With its countless waterfalls, rugged mountainscapes, wind swept valleys, fields of moss-covered lava rock, glacial lagoons and black sand beaches–Iceland is truly a landscape photographer’s paradise.
Tour Dates: October 8th – 17th, 2015 (including arrival & departure days)
On this 9 day iceland photography tour we will lead you from the beautiful capital city of Reykjavík to the volcanic Snæfellsjökull National Park on the western Snaefellsness Peninsula. You’ll witness the spectacular glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón and so much more. Iceland is known for its multitude of incredibly diverse waterfalls and we will explore and photograph many of them together during the photo tour.
Throughout this Iceland Photo tour you will also be given hands-on group and individual photo instruction. Those interested in learning some post-processing are suggested to bring a laptop, as we’ll cover some techniques if the opportunity presents itself.
You’ll fly from your home to Reykjavik arriving on October 8th, 2015, where we’ll celebrate the start of our trip together with a welcome dinner this evening. Please schedule your flight so to arrive at our hotel in Reykjavik center by 5 pm.
After breakfast on the following day, we’ll depart Reykjavik and for the next 8 days, we’ll guide you around Iceland to the best shooting venues, each beautiful and unique. Accommodations are based on double-occupancy with single occupancy available on a first-come, first-served basis (in most locations) and subject to an added fee.
We will return to Reykjavik late in the day on October 16th, 2015 where we’ll celebrate our new friends and full memory cards with a farewell dinner together. You can schedule your departure flights or other activities if extending your stay, any time on October 17th, 2015.
Dates: October 8th – 17th, 2015 (including arrival & departure days)
Duration: 9 days
Group size: 10 – 12 people
Cost: $5,995 USD
Deposit: $1,500 USD to reserve your spot
Final Payment is due 60 days prior to departure (August 8th, 2015)
Possible Trip Highlights*: Reykjavik, Geysir, Gullfoss, Snaefellsness Peninsula, South Iceland including Seljalandsfoss, Lava fields, Skogafoss, Vík, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon & Black Sand Beach and so much more! This time of year we’ll also have our fingers crossed for, and be monitoring forecasts for, the Aurora Borealis…Northern Lights!
What’s Included: Hand-on Instruction from 2 Pro Photography Instructors, Transportation, 9 nights Accommodation (double occupancy), Meals, Guides, Entrance Fees, Visit to the Thermal Baths (Bring your own swimwear)
What’s NOT Included: Airfare to and from Iceland, Snacks & Drinks outside of normal meals, Alcoholic Beverages, Tips for tour guides, drivers, bellhops etc., International Medical & Travel Insurance Coverage *Required for participation*
October 8th – Group Arrival Day & Welcome Dinner
October 9th-16th – 8 Days Touring Iceland
October 16th – Return to Reykjavik & Farewell dinner
October 17th – Group Departure Day
Suggested Photography Skills:
Basic Beginners to Professionals. We welcome all types of photographers who share our passion for travel and photography. This trip will be primarily focused on landscape photography, with some possible opportunities for shooting wildlife (mostly horses) and macro photography.
Single Occupancy Supplement: $850
Prices are based on double occupancy unless noted. Single rooms are subject to availability and may not be available in every location. We try to accommodate participants who request single accommodations, as well as those looking for a roommate. If a single room is requested, or if we are unable to find a suitable roommate, you will be required to pay the supplement.
Small Group Charge: $500*
Photo Tour price is in US Dollars based upon a minimum of 9 paying participants. In the unlikely event the photo tour does not fill, there is a small surcharge of $500 for 5-8 paying participants.
Disclaimers: While these descriptions represent the photo tour’s planned itinerary, tour leaders reserve the right to revise it without notice as they see fit. Details on this page are also subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if the minimum number of 6 participants is not met. And while we don’t anticipate this happening, we reserve the right to adjust the fees for this photo tour due to factors outside of our control, such as fluctuations in currency rates, political or governmental action and such related issues. Please do not purchase air travel to Iceland before confirming with us.
Participants are expected to be in fair health and be capable of spending the days walking around the various areas while carrying their own equipment.