North Iceland Photo Tour

with Andy Cook August 25 - Sept. 2, 2018

Dettifoss Waterfall in North Iceland

USD 6250

Highlights of North Iceland for landscape photographers with Andy Cook of Rocky Mountains Reflections Photography as an instructor - and with an Icelandic photo guide from Nature Explorer.  This photo tour includes: Dettifoss, Selfoss, Godafoss, Lake Myvatn, Krafla, Namaskard, Askja, Herdubreid, Kerlingarfjoll, Hvtiserkur, Gygjarfoss, Gullfoss, Hraunfossar  - and hopefully the Northern Lights.

Classic shots and other frames you would not find on your own on a guided tour for nature and landscape photographers, from beginners to advanced. 

Tour details:
Price: USD 6250 per person
Dates: August 25 - September 2, 2018 
Group size:  8 participants

Single room accommodation* in the best locations, hotels with breakfast, lunches, group dinners for 8 nights, guided tour with a local English speaking guide with solid knowledge of photography and Iceland - led by the photographer and instructor, Andy Cook.
*Double occupancy discount of USD 600 if 2 participants sign up together and share a room.
** If the exchange rate between USD and ISK changes +/- 15% or more, we reserve the right to adjust price.

Excluded: Flights to and from Iceland, drinks

This tour is on a Super-Truck that can take you to the remote locations with local driverguides who are photo enthusiasts and also know Iceland as landscape photographers.

Our aim is to let you take your photographs and help you get to the best and most unique locations.     

Super Truck for photo tours

This photo tour will not disappoint you. Please read the itinerary and look at the photos.

For your safety Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours due to weather, road and snow conditions.

USD 6250

Itinerary: North Iceland Photo Tour

August 25:  Arrival in Iceland (Flights to Iceland not included) 
Transfer to Reykjavik is not included but you can either take the Flybus to Reykjavik or we can arrange for a private taxi transfer (40 min. drive). 
Since most people arrive in the morning, after an overnight flight from the US, there will be a introductory photo tour around Reykjavik.  Photographing Harpa, the old harbor, Sun Voyager, Höfði house and possibly Videy Island.
Meals included: Dinner
Hotel in Reykjavik

August 26: Thingvellir NP - Hraunfossar Falls & Budir Church
After breakfast we drive to Thingvellir NP which is one of the best places in the world to see the tectonic plate boundaries. We continue through Kaldidalur, second highest mt. road in Iceland to Borgarfjörður to photograph Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. On Snaefellsnes peninsula we photograph the black church at Budir.
Sunset photography session near Arnarstapi.
Sunset: 20:48
Meals included: Breakfast + lunch + dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Snaefellsnes

August 27:  Kirkjufell & Kirkjufellsfoss
Sunrise photography session by Arnarstapi and Hellnar in Snaefellsnes.
Midday: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Glacier
Sunset Kirkjufell mountain
Sunrise: 05:50
Sunset: 20:37
Meals included: Breakfast + lunch + dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Framnes 

August 28:  Hvitserkur Rock
Sunrise photography session Mt. Kirkjufell in Grundarfjordur
Midday: Stykkisholmur town and harbour. Preview Hvitserkur Rock
Sunset Kolugljufur Canyon
Sunrise: 05:50
Sunset: 20:37
Meals included: Breakfast + lunch + dinner
Accommodation: Gauksmyri Lodge 

August 29:  Námaskarð – Krafla & Dettifoss
Sunrise photography at Hvitserkur Rock
Midday: Visit Vidimyri turf church and Akureyri
Sunset photography session Krafla and Leirhnjukur by Myvatn
Sunrise: 05:51
Sunset: 20:33
Meals included: Breakfast + lunch + dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Gigur by Lake Myvatn

August 30:  Dettifoss and Godafoss
Sunrise photography at Dettifoss and Selfoss, east side
Sunset photography session at Goðafoss
Midday: After the sunrise shoot, we go back to the hotel to pack and take a bit of down time. Perhaps we will have time and energy to photograph Aldeyjarfoss.
Sunrise: 05:57
Sunset: 20:26
Meals included: Breakfast + lunch + dinner
Accommodation: Fossholl Guesthouse

August 31: Goðafoss & Kjölur mt. route to Kerlingarfjoll
Sunrise photography session at Goðafoss waterfall. After breakfast we pack up and drive to Kerlingarfjöll via Kjölur mt. route, which connect the south to the north through the center of Iceland. Great vistas and view to two of the largest glaciers in Iceland; Langjökull and Hofsjökull. We arrive at Kerlingarfjöll around mid day and have a bit of relax time before early dinner before we go up to our main attraction of the day; the colourful ryolite mountains, with geothermal vents, S-shaping rivers, ridges and canyons.  We spend the time until sunset photographing.
Sunrise: 06:00  
Sunset: 20:23
Meals included: Breakfast + lunch + dinner
Accommodation: Kerlingarfjöll  Mt. Resort 

September 1: Kerlingarfjöll – Gullfoss – Reykjavik
We start with photographing Gýgjarfoss, a powerful waterfall with many great forgrounds to choose from and no man-made distractions.
Around noon we stop at Gullfoss waterfall for lunch and those who wish, can also photograph the waterfall. We aim to arrive in Reykjavik between 3 and 4 in the afternoon so you have a bit of time to shop or relax before you are invited to our final dinner together.
Sunrise: 06:10
Meals included: breakfast + lunch at Gullfoss Café + dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Reykjavik

Sept. 2: Departure

If your flight is in the afternoon, it's ideal to enjoy a relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon on your way to the airport (not incl.)
Note: You can also join our South Iceland Photography Workshop with Andy Cook that starts September 4

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