Iceland Photo Tour

Join us for a life-changing adventure!

Iceland the ”Land of Ice and Fire” is one of the most spectacular places in the world. With such a diverse range of landscapes and natural phenomena, it makes any photographer hungry to explore this unique destination.

Over 10 days, our photography subjects will range from immense glaciers and cascading waterfalls to black beaches with randomly placed blue ice fragments. Ever changing light conditions challenge us every time, but reward us later.

Last but not least, the Northern Lights might dance in the sky, and we will be there to capture this unearthly spectacle.

Iceland Photo Tour Highlights

  • Vatnajökull Glacier Ice Cave with local professional guide
  • Famous waterfalls Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Gullfoss and Óxarárfoss
  • Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and black basalt beach
  • Golden circle and Thingvellir National Park
  • The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and capturing the night sky
  • Learn Image post-processing like a pro

Date

November 6th – 15th 2020
Tour Length:  10 days

Tour Price

Price $4100 USD
Availability 3 Spots Left

Difficulty

Photo Skills Beginner to Pro
Fitness Easy to Moderate

Group

Small group Max 8 participants
+ Two Photography Guides

Iceland Photo Tour Itinerary

Let’s go explore the Land of Ice and Fire.

“The locals say that one can experience four seasons in one day in Iceland. We may change our plans or timing according to the weather forecast to give you the best experience possible”

Days 1 – 3

 

Arrive in Reykjavík and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, we will photograph the center of Reykjavik and have dinner together. We will not miss the Sólfar art piece on the coast or the Lutheran church Hallgrímskirkja.

On the second day, we hit the road and move towards Snæfellsnes peninsula where we will photograph jagged cliffs, a black wooden church, and the Londrangar rock formation. All this overlooked by the snow-capped Snæfellsnes glacier. The highlight of this part will be the iconic cone-shaped Kirkjufellness Mountain with the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfalls in the foreground.

Days 4 – 5

 

We start so-called Golden Circle and pay a visit to Thingvellir National Park with abundant lava fields, Óxarárfoss waterfall, and a flooded volcano crater. Our next ”foss” (waterfall) will be the majestic Gullfoss. Our shutters will be clicking fast at the geothermal area with Strokkur geyser spurting up to 20 meters (65 ft) high at 7-minute intervals.

During our Iceland Photo Tour, we will be constantly checking the KP index and solar wind activity so that we are always prepared to go out shooting the dance of the Aurora Borealis.

Day 6

 

The day of waterfalls. We start shooting at majestic Skógafoss and continue to Seljalandsfoss. Seljalandsfoss can be walked around and is one of the most fun-to-photograph waterfalls in Iceland. Viewing a waterfall from 360 degrees gives us really infinite composition possibilities.

In order to avoid boring you with waterfalls so soon, we will visit the wreck of a DC-3 plane which has been sitting in the middle of nowhere since 1973 when it successfully made an emergency landing.

Day 7

 

Buckle up for a truly fascinating experience in a kingdom of ice. With the local guide, we will walk into the ice cave of Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull. Thanks to the interaction between light and ice we will be surrounded by nature blue walls. It is a true paradise for photographers and it will be undoubtedly one of our most memorable experience whilst in Iceland.

We will be also shooting Reynisdrangar rock formation from the black basalt beach at the southern-most point of Iceland in Vík.

Day 8

 

Next stop will be one of the most beautiful places in Iceland and arguably in the world – Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon with icebergs floating to the sea. And if we are lucky, we might spot seals drifting on one of them.

On the opposite side of the lagoon, there is another treat waiting for us – a black basalt beach with washed up chunks of ice from the lagoon. This location offers countless opportunities for creative compositions and we will challenge here also our long exposure skills.

Days 9 – 10

 

On the east coast, we will not omit the breathtaking panoramic views of Vestrahorn mountain range. The location offers a huge variety of foreground from grassy sand dunes to perfect reflections in the wet sand.

In the last part, we get an elevated view of the coastal landscape from Dyrholaey promontory with its picturesque lighthouse. We may also revisit some of the most beautiful spots and return to Reykjavik to finish our Iceland Photo Tour. It’s time to say ”Bless, Ísland” (which means ”Goodbye, Iceland” in Icelandic).

Learn post-processing like a pro

We know what your images need

Bring the touch of perfection to your digital images

Our Iceland Photo Tour is not only about taking pictures but we also put emphasis on image post-processing which is extremely important nowadays. We will hold post-processing panels where we will teach you the workflows in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and some additional plug-ins we use to make your pictures stand well apart from the rest. We will try to allow enough time for you to post-process your pictures while on the tour and hopefully, you will go home with your prime shots ready for the showcase.

You will learn how to
  • Organize your photos efficiently and speed up your workflow
  • Develop RAW files with Lightroom and Photoshop and apply initial adjustments
  • Use the selection, sharpening and retouching tools properly
  • Blend multiple exposures in Lightroom and Photoshop using various techniques (HDR, luminosity masks)
  • Stylize your images to give them your own artistic signature
  • Apply various image effects… and much more
Image post-processing and editing, Inscape Photo Tours, Martin Bisof

Iceland Photo Tour Details

What is Included & Excluded in the Price

Included

  • Two professional photography guides
  • 9 nights in double rooms in cozy hotels. Rooms with private bathrooms.
  • All breakfasts
  • Transportation in rented cars
  • Tour in Vatnajökull glacier ice cave
  • Entrance fees to photography locations
  • Post-Processing sessions during the tour

Excluded

  • Airfare to/from Iceland
  • Food and beverages other than breakfast
  • Optional single room occupancy (supplement $650 USD)
  • Travel insurance
  • Equipment and baggage insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone etc.

Iceland Photo Tour Leaders

We want you to get the most amazing pictures on our Iceland Photo Tour whether you are a beginner, keen amateur or professional photographer. We strongly emphasise on individual approach so each of our participants gets the right in–field guidance. Moreover, you will be in a group of people who share the passion for photography and you will expand your creative and post-processing skills. Let us show you the uniqueness of Iceland and return with plenty of outstanding pictures and unforgettable memories.

Martin Bisof, Tour Leader, Inscape Photo Tours
Martin Bišof

Martin is a Prague based professional photographer and adventurer who has years of experience guiding photo workshops and with commercial shooting. He has traveled to more than 35 countries around the globe and has explored wonders from the depths of the Amazon rain forest to the high peaks of the Himalayas. His pictures have won awards internationally and appeared in various magazines. Read Martin’s full profile >

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