South Coast & Jokulsarlon

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Jökulsarlon & South Coast

Tour through some of the most diverse landscapes in Iceland.

This photo adventure encounters endless black sand deserts stretching from glacier capped volcanoes to the North Atlantic. Drive through hundreds of moss draped lava monsters in Europe’s largest lava field. Meet the locals and the friendly 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. Sheer cliff edges show the scars of glaciers and are home to countless waterfalls and cascades.

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



Running all year


Summer: The 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) Starting around 09.30 and the photo tour may involve night shooting if conditions are right for Northern lights photography.

Jokulsarlon - Glacial ice on beach

The drive to Jökulsárlón is an amazing adventure, but too long to truly enjoy in a single day. Spreading the trip over 2 days gives you good opportunities for quality time at top locations. 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 sunrise images on the black sand beach with glacial ice.

Skogafoss rainbow

One of our shortest Multi-day 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.

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Private & Shared tour

Private photo adventures

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 tours

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

Seasons: Running all year


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


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


 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.

Please use the contact form to ask any questions.

Download the location guide for this tour.



Jökulsarlon YingYang

Dramatic Glacier Ice on the Ice beach Ying Yang Opposites attract and these unlikely couple gathered to watch Henry surfing on the ice beach. Ying yang philosophy is about accepting the badness in every good thing and the goodness in every bad thing. It is usually...


Dramatic Glacier Ice from the land of ice and fire Ice melting on the glacier lagoon. This ice was melting very slowly! The chunk in front of you would take weeks to disappear and during those weeks a lot could happen. It could rain or snow. It could be hit by...

Lovers at Jökulsarlon

Glacier ice at Jokulsarlon Ice chunks feel amorous on the beach at Jökulsarlon. This couple embraced as they faced the Atlantic Ocean. The distant clouds echoed their shape. Posted by Iceland Aurora Photo Tours on 2012-11-19 15:01:54 Exposed with the Magic Cloth The...

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