South Iceland Photo Adventure – Landscapes and Nightscapes
This South Iceland Photo Adventure will cover some of Iceland’s best locations along the south coast. Iceland’s bigger than you think and we’ll be making the most of our time by packing in some of the most photogenic subjects in the area to the east of Reykjavik before heading due south to photograph the drama all along the coast.
Highlights will include mighty Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss (waterfalls). These will greet us on our second day after we’ve photographed aspects of Thingvellir National Park, Bruarfoss, Geysir and Gullfoss at dawn and dusk.
Further east, mid blowing Jokulsarlon Lagoon littered with floating Icebergs that end up washed ashore along it’s black sand beach have provided some wonderful abstract and amazing images on previous tours. Other featured highlights include the southern glaciers near Skaftafell, the dramatic seascapes around Dyrholaey and Vik, and the jagged peaks on the far east coast of Eystrahorn and Vestrahorn.
There will also be an option to team up with our Glacier Adventure guides to photograph and explore one of the amazing Ice caves near the Glacier lagoon.
A vast playground of wild places, ever changing vistas, crazy landscapes, glacier capped volcanoes, hot bubbling mud and awe inspiring waterfalls that roar like thunder. Don’t forget to look up for the chance of capturing the Aurora Borleais on any given night. This is wonderful South Iceland! Book online.
Start time 10:00 – 10:30 pick up Reykjavik on the 5th March
End time 15:30 ends in Reykjavik on the 12th March
Airport transfers Reykjavik is about 45 mins from Keflavik Airport. The Flybus and Flybus+ offer a transfer service to and from the centre bus terminus and most accommodation in the city ( Flybus+). This can be pre booked at https://www.re.is/flybus/. There are buses leaving every few minutes after a flight arrives.
Getting there Both Iceland Air and Easyjet offer flights from UK and European cities. Iceland Air fly from North American cities.
Accommodation There are several options for accommodation before and after the trip, these include convenient Hlemmur Square Hotel and Hostel ( where I stay ), Center Hotel ( 3 of them ), Baron Foss Hotel and a range of convenient guesthouses. You will be picked up and dropped off from your preferred city centre hotel.
Accommodation on this trip is single occupancy and twin share. A single room supplement may be available, please let me know at time of booking. Venues are close by to our featured locations. Venues are 5th – 6th Litli Hotel Geysir, 6th – 8th Dyrholaey Hotel*, 8th – 10th Vagnsstadir HI*, 10th – 12th Seljavellir Guesthouse in Hofn.
*notes twin share.
Essential equipment Camera, lenses and good quality solid tripod, waterproof camera bag.
Non essential but recommended Polariser, neutral density graduated and straight neutral density filters would be useful. I use Lee ND filters both hard and soft. A laptop with Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop or other image editing software. Good quality waterproof camera bag.
What to expect
A photo adventure’s main objective is guiding you to the best locations at the right time with suggestions on types of shot, general settings and composition advice. Participants should be familiar in the use of their cameras to get the best out of the locations, however help is always on hand and advice freely given.
Participants will be invited to share 6 of their final images with Glen and their fellow participants for comment after the trip via a secure online link.
Reliably fickle and wild weather can be a feature of Iceland and her frozen glaciers and wind swept beaches. Conditions can be settled at times but it’s not unusual to turn cold and wintery from September to March. This can and often does add to the dramatic nature of light and land. It’s important that you have adequate and good quality outdoor clothing to stay dry and warm ( jackets and over trousers) including waterproof hiking boots that are waterproof.
Fitness and mobility
Not all locations will be by the roadside, some locations are easy to reach, some require a little effort, walking sometimes on muddy and boggy surfaces. This can involve short hill walks, walks across rocky, uneven terrain and slippy surfaces. Walking times can be up to one hour – one way, however participation is optional at every location. Ice caves are optional.
All ages above 18 years are welcome but a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required, regardless of age in order to fully participate and appreciate a Lightstalker’s photo adventure or workshop. If you have any doubts of your suitability for a specific trip please contact Glen directly.
5th to 12th March 2018 - 8 days
Places available: yes
Trip fee: £2495.00
Booking deposit: £200
Starts / ends : Reykjavik Iceland.
- 7 nights accommodation (mix of single occupancy and twin share)
- Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik
- Transport to all locations
- Dusk, day and dawn location sessions (plus aurora hunting )
- Practical field tuition and guidance
- Lightstalker Adventures Beanie
- Flights to / from Reykjavik, Iceland
- Lunch or evening meals
- Ice Cave fee
- Location access fees
- Airport transfers
- Alcoholic beverages
- Please ensure you have adequate travel Insurance
- Thundering waterfalls
- Aurora Borealis hunting
- The Glacier Lagoon
- Jokulsarlon black ice beach sessions
- Optional Ice cave session
- Both Eystrahorn and Vestrahorn sessions
- Small groups so less crowded
- Taliored help and guidance
- Creative advice
- Plenty time on location
- Post trip review
- Off the beaten track sessions
Leslie Mathews Florida 2017 Iceland participant