Jökulsarlon Photo Tour

Tour through some of the most diverse landscapes.

Our Jökulsarlon photo tour encounters endless black sand deserts stretching from glacier capped volcanoes to the North Atlantic. Drive through hundreds of moss draped lava monsters and beautiful Icelandic horses. We cross huge river networks of glacier melt-water and huge lakes which are home to giant chunks of glacial ice and seal colonies. The sheer cliff edges show the scars of glaciers and are home to countless waterfalls.

The trip along the South coast to the Vatnjökull region is an adventure packed with a wide variety of landscapes and nature.


Running all year


Summer: The photo tour could start around 20.00 mid June. This trip could involve shooting through the night hours (22.00-06.00) and sleeping in tents during the day. We may revert to regular hours towards August.
Winter: (September-April) The photo tour starts around 09.30 and may involve night shooting if conditions are right for Aurora Borealis.

Jokulsarlon - Glacial ice on beach

The drive to Jökulsárlón is an amazing adventure, but too long to truly enjoy in a single day. One option is to spread the trip over 2 days. This popular overnight photo tour includes Jökulsarlon and the South coast. We are never far from the glacier lagoon, so we are in a good location if we are lucky enough to see auroras (winter) or to explore the lagoon through the midnight sunlight (Summer). Here we can also catch amazing images on the black sand beach with glacial ice.

Skogafoss rainbow

One of our shortest Multi-day photo tours.

Locations and activities:

Over the 2 days we can explore many of the great features along the south coast such as the big waterfalls and beautiful beaches. We visit Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisdrengur, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Skaftafell, Jökulsarlon, Fjalsarlon. Activities may include hiking, glacier hiking, ice-cave exploring (Winter only), Lagoon boat trips and restaurants. Our full location list is downloadable at the bottom of the page. It is intended as a list of possible location rather than “Guaranteed” locations, we trust your guide to judge the best locations for the available time and weather.

Overnight photo tour packages are arranged with...
Aurora Hunters - a licensed Iceland Travel Agent

Private photo tours customers are entitled to 10% discount on our advertised Whale watching and Northern lights tours. A coupon code will be sent with your ticket. Enter the code when you book a whale watching or Northern lights tour for automatic 10% discount.

We usually eat evening meal in Restaurants. Prices are between $20-$40 for a main meal. But we can be flexible if you wanted to cater for yourselves

Accommodation:  We stay overnight near the lagoon in a guesthouse or hotel (winter) or Camp locally (Summer)*. Your accommodation will be arranged for the duration of the tour, let us know your preferences. Guest rooms have private bathrooms. Rooms can be single, twin, double or triple (your choice may affect the price).

  • Includes pick-up and drop-off from the Reykjavik area.
  • Includes accommodation for the duration of the tour.
  • Suitable for photographers of all levels.
  • Private for your small group


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Private & Shared photo tour

Private photo tours

Private photo tours are quick to confirm and extra flexible to fit your plans. You can choose to share your private tour which will reduce costs as passengers join.

Shared photo tours

quality tours with other passengers. Confirmation depends on passenger numbers. These must be requested on the Shared tour request page.

Book your private tour here.

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