Geysirs & Glaciers

4 day – Geysirs and Glaciers

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This four day Tour of the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, South coast, Jökulsárlón and Vestrahorn offer a huge range of photo opportunities.


Capture the immense power of an erupting geyser, then several huge waterfalls and black sand beaches lead us to the glacier lagoons at Jökulsarlon. Allows great timing at Iceland’s top photo locations on every day of the tour. One of our longer multi-day photo trips.

Locations:

 This popular long tour includes Þingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss, Jökulsarlon, Vesturhorn and South Iceland. This photo adventure spreads these locations over 4 days. Over the 4 days we can start with the Golden circle. Explore Iceland’s national treasures such as the erupting Stokkur and massive Gullfoss. After a night on the South Coast, the tour can then explore many of the great features along the south coast such as the waterfalls and black sand beaches on route to Jökulsarlon. We stay at Jökulsarlon for 2 nights. Therefore we are never far from the ice lagoon. We are in an excellent location to see Northern Lights (winter) or to photograph the lagoons with the midnight sunlight (Summer). Here we can also photograph Glacier Ice on the black sand beach.

We visit Geysir, Gullfoss We are likely to visit Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss Waterfall, Reynisdrengur black sand beach, Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, Skaftafell, Jökulsarlon Lagoon and beach, Fjallsarlon Glacier lagon, Vesturhorn Mountain. Activities could include hiking, glacier hiking, ice-cave exploring (Winter only), Lagoon boat trips, exhibitions and restaurants. These are possible locations rather than “Guaranteed”, we trust your photo guide to judge the best locations in the available time and conditions.

Geysir

South Coast

Visiting many photo locations along the South Coast of Iceland on the way out. Explore a few more on the way back. Tall waterfalls, river gorges, black sand beaches and giant sea cliffs are just a few highlights on day one. Refreshment stop in the Coastal town of Vík.

Glacier lagoon

We can always guarantee ice! The glacier lagoon at Jökulsarlon has been retreating for around a hundred years and delivers beautiful ice chunks to the ocean. The ice beach is often full of chunks of glacier ice that have made their way to the sea.

Imagine standing on the black sand shooting the Sunrise through these crystal like, glacier chunks. The exposure, composition and focus challenges are terrific and create a superb learning environment.

Our 4 day Iceland Photography Trip is a great option for most photographers. It is for visitors who want to shoot some of the best Icelandic locations and maximise photo opportunities.


Jökulsarlon ice beach


Northern Lights

(Winter only Sept-April)

We are regularly greeted with clear skies over the Jökulsarlon lagoon. If we are lucky with wind a still reflection on the lagoon is attractive. This is the best location in the world for northern lights although we can’t guarantee them.

On a 4 day tour you will have 3 nights to capture Auroras in the Nature. The chances of seeing them are around 70%.

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Iceland aurora


Ice caves (Winter only Nov-March)
When temperature drop below freezing, the glacier rivers stop and give us access to the Ice Caves that have been carved out by the glacier melt water.

Ice cave guide
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Midnight sun (Summer only June-July)

A Summer night trip can give us hours of amazing light and a great experience.

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Private & Shared tours

Private photo tours

Private 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.

Book your private tour here.

Shared photo adventures

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

Seasons: Running all year

Timings:

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.

Summer (Mid April – Mid Sept)
The tour could start after 14.00 in the Summer. Mid-Summer, this could involve shooting through the night hours (22.00-06.00) and sleeping in tents during the day.

  • 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

Meals

Breakfast is normally include in the Hotel. 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 locations 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.


Extra activity ideas

Consider combining this photo tour with other Nature activities on route.

Glacier Activities

This photo tour gets close to a few glaciers, so why not consider some nature activities on and under the glaciers? Standard ice cave tours (Crystal cave) can be booked directly with the tour, but you might want to consider upgrading to an ice cave adventure.

Extra Activities

The Golden Circle photo tour route may allow time for activities with local tour providers. Some of these are extreme tours, so please check for requirements and restrictions.

Ice beach Jokulsarlon

This was a stormy session with big waves and an exciting dawn sky. The main challenge here was there was too much ice on the beach. These ice locations, such as the ice beach at Breiðamerkursandur near Jökulsarlon are so great for learning photography because each...

Northern lights aurora

This was a blazing aurora evening with Peter Gordon and a group of Irishmen. The cloudy sky cleared just in time which meant we could choose a great location, and where better than the light (and carpark) free-zone of Fjallsarlon. It was tricky following the steep...

Jokulsarlon Ripples

In February the ice on the glacier lagoon at Jökulsarlon can be packed together tightly. The main reason is that over the Winter, the ice hasn't melted and instead has built up on the glacier lagoon. When the ice on Jökulsarlon is fully loaded, the surface of the ice...

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