Sunday 26th February – Wednesday 8th March 2023
Tour Cost £3,150 (Plus flights)
Iceland is home
to many breathtaking locations that offer real excitement to the
photographer. After a number of successful tours we are now offering
the opportunity to explore this remarkable country in the grip of
winter. Although the daylight hours are short, the winter light
and extreme conditions offer a real chance to capture both unique
and breathtaking photography.
With the long
dark nights there is also a chance to capture the amazing Aurora
Borealis, an experience never to be forgotten. In addition there
will be the added opportunity of joining a tour to visit the fabulous
ice caves. Of course, at this time of year we hope to find the frozen
waterfalls and snow covered landscape, which will all add to the
excitement of this very special tour.
We fly from
London Heathrow to Keflavik arriving mid-afternoon and from there
transfer to the Hella, our home for the next two nights. During
our stay here we will be able to explore a number of waterfalls
and the Geysir area, home to stunning thermal features and the majestic
Gullfoss. From there we travel east to Vik, visiting various locations
along the southern highway. These include Skogafoss and the Black
Beach at Reynisfjara.
From here we
continue east to Jokulsarlon, stopping at various locations en route.
While we are at Jokulsarlon there will be the opportunity to take
the optional tour to the Ice Cave. We will of course explore the
Jokulsarlon Lagoon and the beach with its stranded icebergs as this
is one of the most exciting photographic features found along the
southern coast. The final leg of our journey east takes us to Hofn
where we will have the opportunity to explore the amazing Stokksnes
Peninsular and photograph the stunning Vesturhorn Mountain.
From here we
return west to Selfoss and onto the Snaefellsness Peninsular, giving
us the opportunity to explore the many amazing sites to be found
here to around the peninsular. We will visit Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellfoss,
one of the most attractive waterfalls in Iceland. The peninsular
is dominated by the high mountain range running down its spine.
Its icecap offers a spectacular backdrop to the wild landscapes
and Icelandic churches that are found here. It is also the source
of many waterways that form cataracts and waterfalls as they cascade
down to the sea. Of course this time of year means the days are
short so the light is low offering good landscape potential. This
is also an excellent location should we be lucky and experience
the Aurora as there are a number of coastal areas which are prime
to capture the stunning natural phenomenon.
time exploring this remote and exciting part of Iceland we will
turn south to begin our return journey to Keflavik for our return