Ice beach

Jökulsarlon Photo Workshop

Jökulsarlon photo tour

This beautiful scene is on the Jökulsarlon Ice beach in South East Iceland. We had thick cloud all night and which gave us no hope of Northern lights. We were wondering if we would have any sort of Sunlight at all on this 2 day Jökulsarlon photo tour. The photo tour took us along the South Coast on the first day and we were taking our chances with an Ice beach sunrise before the drive back.

Ice beach photography

Normally I like to get close to the glacier ice so that I can present their shape and textures, but the ice beach this morning was almost empty of ice. I spotted this thin piece of ice at the water’s edge. I was nowhere near it as I would have liked, so I set up my tripod in the hope it would be washed closer. As I was waiting, the clouds opened up near the horizon revealing a slice of golden sky. Happily, this matched the slice of ice. What a nice start to the day.

Photo Workshops

Our photo workshops work the same way with multiple trips to the ice beach for sunrise or even Northern lights photography.

Multi-day photo tour

Ice beach photography is always easy on our multi-day Jökulsarlon photo tours because we stay just a few minutes drive from the beach. Winter sunrise and sunset happens out to sea and work perfectly with the glacier ice. Three of four day photo tours are recommended because you will see the ice beach in different conditions. Because of the tides and strong current from the lagoon the ice on the beach can change really quickly.

The following photo tours include Jökulsarlon.

Two day South Coast & Jökulsarlon

This 2 day Iceland Photo Tour includes Jökulsarlon and the South coast – with chance for Auroras on the glacier lagoon and sunrise on the ice beach.

Four day Geysirs & Glaciers

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

Five day Beautiful South

This photo tour combines the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsular , South coast & Jökulsarlon photo tours to give a complete South Iceland experience.

6 day Diamonds & Dragons

This multi-day tour will take you around the best of South & West Iceland in six days. Touring from North West to South East with many top photo locations.

Seven day Full Circle

Iceland has a rich variety of landscapes and seascapes and this tour is designed to enhance that variety & capture Iceland’s full diversity.

Jökulsárlón – the glacial lagoon

Our Jökulsarlon photo tour takes you along the entire south coast of Iceland. Fantastic waterfalls, huge glaciers and an amazing glacial lagoon await the photographer.

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