Example: Itinerary for a 2-day Aurora Borealis Photo Tour in Iceland
Our driverguide will pick you up in Reykjavik on day 1 and you'll either head to north or south Iceland, depending on weather conditions. During the day you'll do some sightseeing and visit some of Iceland´s nature attractions on the way.
If you travel north, places of interest may include the following: Hraunfossar waterfall that flows out of the lava, Barnafoss waterfall, scenic fjord Hvalfjordur, Deildartunguhver, the most powerful geothermal spring in Iceland and Europe, and Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, where Iceland's parliament was founded. You'll also have an off-road adventure in the Super Jeep, for example by driving up onto Langjokull glacier, or travelling from Thingvellir National Park across the Kaldidalur mountain track. Depending on the weather, these are the hotels you might stay at:
Hotel Blonduos by Hunafloi Bay and the river Blanda;
Hotel Varmahlid in Skagafjordur, an area which is known for its fine breed of Icelandic horses.
Travelling south you'll find different but equally beautiful sites, for example: Seljalandsfoss, one of the taller waterfalls in Iceland, where a small path will take you behind the waterfall to enjoy a different view of it, Dyrholaey peninsula which forms an arc into the ocean and from where you can view Reynisdrangar, Hveragerdi greenhouse village, Skogafoss waterfall, Hekla volcano and the town of Vik i Myrdal. You'll also go off-roading on a black sand beach and travel onto Myrdalsjokull glacier. These are examples of accommodation you might stay at in southern Iceland:
Hotel Fljotshlid in Smaratun, a family run countryside hotel just outside of Hvolsvollur;
Hotel Geirland in the town of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, just west of Vatnajokull glacier.
At Nature Explorer we share your passion for photography and we would love to share a great photographic adventure in Iceland. We specialize in small groups and big adventures for active people. Whether you are a group of 2 or 20 people, we can arrange a fantastic photo safari and a great adventure.
This Northern Lights tour is available from September 20 to March 20, on all dates except for Christmas (December 24th and 25th) and New Year's (December 31st and January 1st). We will gladly customize the tour to your needs and wishes so please don't hesitate to contact us.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and dependent upon weather and solar activity - so sightings can never be guaranteed.