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.
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.
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.
Our private tours are not charged per person, but for the vehicle type. Please select the vehicle that is most suitable for your group size.
Please select the number of guests needing hotel accommodation. This number should be the same as the number of people in your group.
A single guest should select “1” here and also 1 Single supplement below. A couple should select “2” for a twin room. If you select “3” this will be a triple room where available. Don’t worry this can be adjusted later according to availability.
In the Summer months camping can be a great way to save. If you select this option, don’t select any hotel accom – even if you want some nights in a hotel. We will adjust the booking afterwards. For small groups, the guide’s room fee will cover tent, sleeping bag, mattress and camp-site fees.
Days in the Highlands
Access to the interior regions in the Summer offer many exciting photo opportunities, but the roads are demanding on our guides and vehicles. This extra fee is per day and you should select the number of days you intend. Feel free to discuss this with us first.
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.
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...
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...