Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice
A photographer’s paradise
Iceland is an island of exceptional natural beauty and wonderment, homeland to some of the world’s most extreme climate, seismic activity, writers, musicians, politicians, explorers and discoverers in history. This tiny island in the North Atlantic, with a population of slightly more than 350,000 inhabitants never ceases to amaze the rest of the world. On this epic journey we will experience the power of this immensely beautiful place. We will photograph the beauty of her volcanoes, glaciers and icebergs, pristine salmon rivers and powerful majestic waterfalls. This tour includes a boat excursion for an up close opportunity to photograph migratory birds and puffins, as well as a helicopter ride for unique and exceptional views over the Troll Peninsula. Iceland is an exceptionally beautiful place and truly a photographer’s mecca, come join us on this unforgettable photographic journey to “the land of the midnight sun”, one of the worlds most spectacular places.
- Boat ride to view Puffins on the Islands of Akurey and Lundey
- Boat ride through Jokulsarlon Iceberg Lagoon to the base of Europe’s largest glacier, The Vatnajokull
- Photograph Iceland’s immense beauty viewed from above on a private helicopter excursion
Day by Day
Meet at the hotel at 12:30 pm for a light lunch and welcome meeting. We will have a guided tour of Reykjavik and a boat ride to the Puffin Islands of Akurey and Lundey. Tonight we will have some welcome drinks and dine together.
Reykjavik to Snaefellsjokull National Park
After breakfast we will head out for a guided Golden Circle Tour, a great introduction to this tour. We’ll visit the Gullfoss waterfall, the Geyser and Thingvellir National Park. After lunch, we’ll descend into the World’s only visitable Volcanic Magma Chamber, Thrihnukagigur volcano. Overnight in Snaefellsjokull National Park.
The Mountain is one of the most famous sites in Iceland, primarily due to the Novel Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) by Jules Verne, in which the protagonist finds the entrance to the Center of the Earth through the mouth of the Volcano on Snaefellsjokull.
After breakfast we shuttle to Akureyri/Dalvik. Picturesque Llghthouses and small fishing villages along the way and a stop at Erik The Red’s Homestead. Lunch in Akureyri, Iceland’s other capital. Transfer to Dalvik for an afternoon hike.
Hike and/or helicopter ride on the troll peninsula. Troll peninsula is believed to be the last home of ugly and quite dangerous giant trolls. The awesome region of North Iceland is also known as “the Icelandic Alps.” Even though summits do not exceed 6,561 ft, hikers should keep in mind that when hiking in Iceland, they have their feet in the ocean.
Akureyri to Myvatn
Visit Dimmuborgir Park, featuring lava towers, arches, caves, and bridges that were created 23,000 years ago when a lava pool at least 30 feet deep covered a marshy lake. As steam rose through the lava, it formed the weird rock shapes that were left behind when the lava pool drained. A short stop at Godafoss waterfalls (Waterfall of the Gods). Afternoon hike and soak in Iceland’s Best Natural Hot Springs.
Myvatn to Husavik
Skutustadagigar Craters, these craters were formed by steam explosions, when boiling lava flowed over the wetlands. The wetlands spread to the southern shore of the lake Myvtan famous for it’s bird watching. Asbyrgi Canyon (Shelter of the Gods) one of the most magical places in Iceland.
After breakfast around 9 am we offer one group shuttle to Akureyri airport.
- Informative tour leaders throughout the program
- Shuttle at the end of the tour
On The Tour
- Van support
- Boat ride to the Puffin Islands of Akurey and Lundey
- Guided “Golden Circle Tour”
- Guided Skaftafell Blue Ice Glacier Walk; Boat-ride through Jokulsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
- Helicopter sightseeing trip on the Troll Peninsula
Accommodations & Meals
- All accommodations
- All breakfasts
- 2 picnic lunches
- 7 dinners