Iceland Winter Photo Tour
- 5 days photography tour on Iceland during winter -
Tour code: ICE_WIN
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Dates:21-25 Mar 2014
Price (p.p.): 2090 € ?
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Haukur Snorrason has been involved in photography from an early age. His father Snorri Snorrason, himself a keen photographer and an Icelandair captain, took him along on his travels, taught him to handle cameras and gave him a sense of light and angle. He became fascinated with the art and his fate was sealed, so to speak, in 1982 when he sold his first photograph at the age of 14 years. Haukur trained as a photographer with Skyggna Myndverk in Reykjavík from 1989-1992 and also has a private pilot´s license.
Why not combine your interest in photography with a winter visit to Iceland? On this tour you get to visit some of Iceland´s most famous sights whilst in winter mode.
The main sights visited include: Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir, Eyjafjallajökull, Hjálparfoss, Háifoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Dyrholaey Cliffs, Skaftafell, Skeiðará river plain, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
About this tour:
Your photographer and guide, Haukur Snorrason, will guide you to these fascinating places and several secrets ones as well. We will experience a guided glacier walk, in hope to photograph inside an ice cave. Due to low sun around this time of year we enjoy interesting light conditions throughout the day.
Iceland in the winter 5 days
Day 1: Þingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir - Eyjafjallajökull
Pick up between 08:30-09:00 hours from your accommodation in Reykjavik. We tour the famous Golden Circle and spend time on photographing National Park Thingvellir, the famous geothermal area Geysir and the majestic waterfall Gullfoss.
Haukur knows all the best spots and timing considering the light so you get the most out of your photos. In the late afternoon we drive to Hellishólar Guesthouse and unwind after dinner in the warm outdoor hot pots. From our guesthouse, we have stunning views up to the Eyjafjallajökull glacier cap which erupted just last winter.
Acc.: : Hellishólar guesthouse (L, D)
Day 2: South Coast - Hrífunes
Transfer to the south coast, and time to photograph various sights along the South Coast, e.g. waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and Dyrholaey Cliffs, Hjörleifshöfði cape. Attempt to photograph the Northern Lights* in the evening with Haukur.
*Weather permitted – can be an option on other evenings as well.
Acc.: : Guesthouse Hrífunes (B, L, D)
Day 3: Skaftafell Nationalpark – Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & evening photography
Visit of Skaftafell National Park with its spectacular mountain scenery.
Visit the vast desert-like Skeiðará river plain and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
Acc.: : as before (B, L, D)
Day 4: Skaftafell Nationalpark – Glacier Walk and Ice cave
Glacier Walk with an experienced guide, chance to photograph the rugged surroundings and possibly the glacier from inside an ice cave.
Acc.: : as before (B, L, D)
Day 5: South Coast - Reykjavík - end of tour
On the way back to Reykjavík we have the opportunity to revisit some photo locations from day 2 if weather conditions are more favorable this day: the black sands of the South Coast with Reynisdrangar, Vík and other interesting locations along the Myrdalsjökull glacier..
End of the tour in Reykjavik in the afternoon.
Acc.: : none (B, L)
The tour starts on D1 with pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavik between 08:30-09:00. The ends on D5 in the afternoon with transfer back to a place of your choice in Reykjavik.
During the tour, we stay 2 nights in a cottage and 2 nights in a private house in Hrífunes (made-up beds, shared facilities):Hellishólar: a small cozy cottage with an outdoor Jacuzzi. It is a family-run guesthouse in lovely surroundings with stunning views up to Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier.
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