Day 1: Arrival to Iceland You travel to Keflavík individually. Meeting point is at Keflavík airport during the afternoon (please arrange your arrival time with us in advance).
Afterwards you will be driven with a comfortable minibus along the ring road towards the east, to our first destination. The road leads past lush green pastures and dramatic coastlines. Later you will check in at the hotel near the famous Skógafoss.
Already on the first evening you will visit a first highlight of this photo tour. You will have a chance to take pictures by a small, enchanting waterfall not far from our hotel.
Due to the small group size we can optimally respond to your individual needs and discuss photographic topics of your choice and put them into practice immediately (e.g. long-time exposures, use of filters etc.).
Day 2: A Waterfall Paradise Today you will spend the day in the region around the Skógafoss. The mighty waterfall can be seen from far away from the road. The 60-meter-high and 25-meter-wide waterfall falls from the former steep coast and is the undeniable highlight of this region. It is the perfect place to experiment with photographing fast flowing water and capture great long-time exposures.
The exact day program will be arranged on site at short notice to suit the weather and light conditions. You will be out and about especially during sunrise and sunset.
Day 3: From the Sea to the Highlands In the morning you will have a chance to photograph the sunrise at the fantastic beach of Vik. Because of its bizarre scenery, the beach is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Pointed rock needles rise high out of the wild sea. The sand on the beach shimmers in deep black. In the background, there is a basalt columnar cave.
Afterwards you will return to the hotel, where a delicious breakfast awaits you. Later you will continue along the ring road towards east to our hotel in Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
Later in the afternoon you will go for an excursion to the highlands. You will drive with a 4x4 over bumpy tracks and through fords into a bizarrely beautiful landscape. Our destination is a still less known waterfall off the beaten track. The waterfall plunges over basalt columns into a river in the middle of an enchanting landscape characterized by rich green colours and volcanic rock faces.
Day 4 -5: Majestic Mountains and Icelandic Horses Before breakfast we have an impressive gorge on the program. You will take pictures in a colourful rock landscape and breath-taking scenery.
Afterwards the journey continues into the surroundings of Höfn. Here you will spend the night in the immediate vicinity of the majestic Vestrahorn on the Stokksnes Peninsula. We deliberately allow ourselves some time in this area. The Vestrahorn impresses with its steeply rising peaks and offers numerous opportunities for spectacular landscape shots.
During our stay in Stokksnes you will also have a unique opportunity to photograph the local Icelandic horses. The peaceful horses provide great photo opportunities in the middle of the rugged Icelandic landscape.
In case the weather is not playing along, or during breaks, you will have opportunity to participate in individual photo discussions or photo editing sessions.
Day 6: Icelands Diamonds Today we are slowly heading back to the west. Our next destination is Jökulsárlón with its glittering glacier lagoon and the sparkling diamonds of ice on the sandy beach. In the lagoon icebergs break off the glacier tongue again and again, and then drift across the lagoon into the open sea. The ice chunks are then washed back onto the beach where they sparkle like diamonds or crystals on the black sandy beach. No chunks of ice are like the other and wonderful pictures are captured.