Image Focus

A brief focus on images taken on Iceland Aurora photo tours. With location info, background and photo techniques.

North of the wall

North of the wall Gullfoss Canyon Up the canyon This is the extra ordinary view towards the Gullfoss waterfall from the middle of the canon. The colour of the water is stunning and cold. The snow clad rocks on the canon walls give tremendous...

Ice beach delight

Ice beach delight Iceland photo holidays This lone piece of ice doesn't represent the whole truth of the time and place. This photo was taken on the ice beach at Jökulsarlon during our October Iceland photo workshop. In truth, the beach was very crowded...

Aurora Mountain

Aurora Mountain Northern lights surprise This was the first night of our October workshop last week. The forecast was for heavy rain in the evening and we had been treated to better-than-forecast weather on the South coast earlier that day. We had dinner...

Svartifoss Square

Svartifoss Square Svartifoss Waterfall Svartifoss waterfall s the highlight of the Skaftafell National Park in South East Iceland. This was a wet September day long before they constructed viewing platforms and bridges at the Svartifoss...

Crystal Corner Abstract – Jökulsarlon Ice Beach

Jökulsarlon Ice Beach Crystal Corner Abstract See more on a photo tour Many visitors to the ice beach at Jökulsarlon will miss shots like these. This was taken on a rainy day when the regular visitors clambered from the tour bus down...

Night of Ghosts – auroras at Jokulsarlon

Northern Lights at Jokulsarlon Night of Ghosts Aurora reflections When you do this all the time it is common to experience a few reality checks. You get used to being at Jökulsárlón and you get used to seeing Northern lights. Let's face it, when you have...

Volcano & Auroras at Jökulsárlón

Volcano Northern Lights Glacier Lagoon Volcanic eruption The orange glow in this Northern Lights photograph was from the Holuhraun Volcanic eruption in 2014. The eruption was Iceland's largest fissure eruption for over 200 years. The lava flow was...

Northern lights – Ice beach

Northern Lights Ice Beach Long photo trip This was a 3 day Jokulsarlon photo tour in February 2014. We had a great session in the ice caves in the morning and after a great day with the landscapes near Vestrahorn, we were treated to a fabulous display of...

Vestrahorn – long exposure photography

Long Exposure Photography Horn Wash Vestrahorn Mountain Vestrahorn Mountain is close the the town of Hofn in South East Iceland. The jagged peaks and black sands make this one of the best beach - mountain combinations and one of the top photo locations in...

Lómagnúpur Mountain

Landscape photography workshops Lómagnúpur, Iceland Lómagnúpur Mountain Lómagnúpur Mountain is in the South East Iceland between Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Skaftafell National park. It is named after the Lómag - a bird that frequents the cliff face. Several...

Cotton ball sky

Crazy sky over the sea stacks at Vik on the return leg of our 5 day Winter workshop. Shot with 135mm from the sea cliffs at Dyrholaey.

Magic carpet – Aurora

Northern Lights photo tour Magic Carpet Jökulsárlón Northern Lights This magnificent display over the Glacier Lagoon at Jökulsárlón is one of 2 reasons why we created the Jökulsárlón Multi-day photo tours. The glacier lagoon is stunning in most...

Blue stream Ice

Ice beach photo tour Long exposure photography This long exposure photo was far from a matter of being still. The main piece of ice was surrounded by a wall of ice chunks like a pig in a pen. The wash of ocean was filling the ice-pen regularly...

Ice slice – Jökulsarlon photo

Jökulsarlon Photo Workshop Jökulsarlon trips 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...

Scarlet Aurora Photo

Northern lights photo workshop March Northern Lights This colourful Northern Lights display was taken on a Winter photo workshop. This was a custom photo workshop with great locations in the South and West of Iceland. This nights was St Patrick's night and...

Comet – Northern lights photography

Northern lights photo tour Comet Night photography This Northern Lights image was taken one evening on a long trip to Jökulsárlón in April 2013. We could simply go out when the skies cleared because the hotel was close to Jökulsárlón. This was a moonless...

Line up – Ice Beach photo

Ice Beach Photo Tour Line Up Ice beach Many of our longer trips have good opportunities for photographing the ice on the ice beach. The beach is often different in the evening compared with the morning so although it is possible to see the ice beach on a...

Dragon fire – Northern Lights

Northern lights photo tour Dragon Fire Taken on March 16, 2016 Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon This burning night sky is over Jokulsarlon...

Djúpalónssandur Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes Photo tour Djúpalónssandur Snæfellsnes This is the beach at Djúpalónssandur on an early August tour of Snæfellsnes peninsular in West Iceland. The Djúpalónssandur bay in on the Southern shore of the Snæfellsnes peninsular and quite close to...

Southern Aurora

Southern Aurora photo tour Northern lights This Aurora photo was taken on one of the evenings on a 3 day Joulsarlon photo trip when the skies cleared revealing thousands of stars. The mountain is called Fell and is only a 10 minute drive from...

Crazy Ice Beach

Crazy Ice beach photo tour Long exposures This long exposure photo, from our ice beach trip, shows the interaction of elements as the North Atlantic waves hit the crowded ice beach. The crystal beach at Jokulsarlon is often littered with chunks of glacier...

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