Jökulsarlon - Vestrahorn - South Coast
Scheduled Photo tour
Our 3 day tour of the South coast, Jökulsárlón and Höfn offer amazing wilderness opportunities.
Feel the powerful silence of the immense Vatnjökull glacier. Öræfajökull and her majestic header of Hvannadalhnúkur towering over the networks of glacial rivers and flood strewn boulders. All reflected in the stillness of Jökulsarlon – the glacial lagoon. One of our most popular multi-day trips.
This popular multi-day tour includes Jökulsarlon, Vestrahorn Mountain and the South coast. Over the 3 days we can explore many of the great features along the south coast such as the big waterfalls and beautiful beaches. 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. We may visit Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisdrengur, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Skaftafell, Jökulsarlon & Ice beach, Fjalsarlon, Höfn, Vesturhorn. Activities may include hiking, glacier hiking, ice-cave exploring (Winter only), Lagoon boat trips, exhibitions and restaurants. Our 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 photo guide to judge the best locations for the available time and weather.
Exploring several locations along Iceland’s South Coast on the way out and on the way back. Towering waterfalls, secret gorges, black beaches and amazing sea cliffs are just a few hours into the tour. Experience Viking hospitality in the Coastal town of Vík and see the making of the famous Icelandic wool sweater…
We can always guarantee ice! The glacier lagoon at Jökulsarlon has been retreating for nearly 100 years and delivers regular, fresh ice chunks to the carpark. The glacier lagoon often treats the photographer to an incredible range of textures and perfect reflections.
The diamond beach is often littered with large chunks of glacier ice that have made their way out to the ocean. They are sculpted by the ocean and washed up on the black sand or shingle and look fantastic with a colourful sunset.
The 3 day Photo Adventure is suitable for most travel photographers. It is for people who want to see and photograph some of the best Icelandic locations and maximise photo opportunities. The tour allows 2 opportunities for Sunrise on the Diamond beach and Northern lights over the Glacier lagoons.
Northern Lights (Winter only Sept-April)
We take advantage of the often clear skies in the Jökulsarlon area and if we are really lucky some still reflection on the lagoon. This is probably the best place in the world for auroras although we can never guarantee them.
Ice caves (Winter only Nov-March)
When the cold temperatures dominate, the glacier rivers recede and allow access to the Ice Caves forged by the rivers. The easy access ice cave can become crowded, so we offer the chance to upgrade to and ice cave adventure for a better photographic experience.
Book your 3 day tour
Book a quality multi-day tour with other passengers. Confirmation depends on passenger numbers – min = 4, Max = 8.
Seasons: Running through aurora season = Sept-March
Winter (Mid Sept – Mid April ) start times are around 09.30. We shoot regular hours which could include night shooting for Auroras and sunrise/set on the ice beach.
- Includes pick-up and drop-off from the Reykjavik area.
- Includes accommodation for the duration of the tour.
- Suitable for photographers.
- Includes Flybus.
- Includes Spikes/crampons for icy conditions.
Breakfast is normally include in the Hotel. We usually eat evening meal in Restaurants. Prices are between $20-$40 for a main meal. For convenience, you can include your meals in the package.
We stay overnight near Jokulsarlon at Country Hotel Hali.
Please note: The driver will take you to the photo locations and can give you information and advice, but photo tuition should not be expected on these tours. Please see our private tours and workshops for tours with tuition.
Please select the number of guests needing hotel accommodation.
A single guest should select “single”. A couple should select “twin” for a twin room. If you select “triple” this will be a triple room where available. A group who don’t want to share rooms should select the appropriate single or twin options.
These popular adventures are available from Early November to Late March. Select this option to include a standard ice cave tour to your photo tour. You will have the option to upgrade to an ice cave adventure later and according to availability.
This route is also sold as a private tour, to run on dates to suit you.
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