Iceland Winter Photography Tour

Join this 8 day winter photography workshop to hunt for the best light and landscape Iceland has to offer.

A special focus will be put on photographing the northern lights and ice formations. During the tour you will visit the beautiful Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where we will concentrate on northern lights photography.

We will also visit an ice cave and the famous ice beach, where the glistening ice world of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon has inspired many filmmakers and photographers.

This is the dream trip for every landscape photographer. It includes photography lectures, tips and post processing lessons.

Visit Iceland and see an ice cave while they´re still here. To increases your chances of visiting an ice cave please try to reserve in January February, or the beginning of March. Check out the daily itinerary or contact us for more information. Extremely limited availability left so reserve early to secure your spot. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Mar.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Gullfoss, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Skaftafell, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík í Mýrdal
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 00:00

  • Two Professional photo guides.

  • Transportation in a spacious, comfortable bus offering ample room for you and your photography gear.

  • Accommodation in hotels and countryside guesthouses. Rooms with private bathrooms.

  • All breakfasts. All lunches. Dinner on day 1 and 7

  • Transfer from and to Keflavík airport, from and to your hotel in Reykjavík.

  • Informational value and photography lessons.

  • The freedom to explore Iceland in solitude too.

  • Alcohol, snacks and beverages

  • International flights

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Tripod

  • Warm clothes

  • Packing list will be provided.

Good to know:

If you cancel 60 days before departure you will be refunded in full. If you cancel up to 45 day before departure you will receive a 75% refund. If you cancel up to 30 days before departure you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel less than 30 days before departure there is no refund. Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made, and will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is made.

Also the tour is always dependent on weather, as the Icelandic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable. Likewise, visits to ice caves are dependent on favourable conditions, and the ice caves themselves are not permanent. When it comes to the Northern Lights, while they are most likely to be seen between September and April, there is no guarantee that they will appear on a given day. There is however always plenty of things to see and do if conditions do not favour any part of our original plan.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival to Reykjavík

Iceland Winter Photography Tour

On your first day in Iceland, you will arrive at Keflavik International Airport and from there take the flybus, which will take you quickly and directly to your hotel in the central Reykjavik. We will meet at 7 pm in the lobby and then go out to enjoy a delicious meal at a nearby restaurant. There we will get to know each other and review the itinerary of the journey awaiting us. You will then spend the night at your hotel in Reykjavik. Accommodation in Centerhotel Plaza.

Day 2 - South Iceland & Vík

Iceland Winter Photography Tour

You will be picked up by bus from your hotel early in the morning, travelling east via the black sands of the south coast of Iceland. On your way you will shoot two of Iceland‘s most picturesque and popular waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.

Seljalandsfoss is a narrow and tall fall with a drop of 63 meters and offers the added chance of actually walking behind it for a unique angle.

At a drop of 60 meters and with a width of 25 meters Skogafoss is one of Iceland‘s highest and most scenic falls which can also be shot from above, as there is a pathway to the top and further upstream.

You will then travel towards Reynisfjara beach near the charming village of Vik, at the southernmost part of the mainland. This beach, with its dramatic scenery, may be the most beautiful in Iceland and certainly one of the best places for nature photography to be found. Accommodation in Hotel Katla.

Day 3 - Vatnajökull National Park

Iceland Winter Photography Tour

The vast Vatnajokull National Park offers some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery you’ll find in Iceland, with Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier at its center.

This park really has everything. As we focus on the southern and eastern part of the park, you will ill get to see beautiful waterfalls such as Svartifoss, with its dark basalt columns, and Hundafoss by Skaftafell (formerly a natural park of its own, later included in the larger one), mighty glaciers and glacier tongues, dark beaches magnificent mountains, icy glacier lagoons such as Jokulsarlon and so much more. Accommodation in Hotel Hali.

Day 4 - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Iceland Winter Photography Tour

On this day you will have plenty of time to explore the icy wonders of the beautiful Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon on the east of Vatnajokull, photographing the multitude of glistening icebergs floating towards the ocean and the ice crystals which are scattered on the black sands.

You may well spot seals in the area, as they frequent the beaches in winter. We will start our photography excursion before sunrise and as the best photographs can be captured as the first and last rays of the sun illuminate the glistening ice, offering a fantastic display of light. Accommodation in Hotel Hali.

Day 5 - Vestrahorn

Iceland Winter Photography Tour

On the fifth day of the aurora photo workshop you will head further east of Vatnajokull and explore the majestic Vestrahorn mountain, rising produly at 454 meters above the black lava beach of the Stokksnes peninsula.

This steep mountain is interesting geologically, as it consists of unstratified plutonic rock, mostly gabbro, but with some granophyre as well. The mountain has a very interesting shape, consisting of several steep peaks, and one particularly oddly shaped outcrop called Brunnhorn, located eastwards, which stretches all the way out to the sea.

All this results in a great photographic scenery, coupled with the mighty waves of the North Atlantic ocean bashing the shore.Accommodation in Hotel Hali.

Day 6 - Skaftafell & Svartifoss

Iceland Winter Photography Tour

On this day you will spend your time photographing the wonderful landscape of the Skaftafell preservation area, at the southwestern part of Vatnajokull National Park.

The largest attraction is probably Svartifoss waterfall. It is indeed one of my favorite falls to shoot, where the whiteness of the fall contrasts dramatically with dark hexagonal basalt columns and the sharp rocks at the base which have broken from the columns.Accommodation in Hotel Katla.

Day 7 - The Golden Circle

Iceland Winter Photography Tour

Your last proper day of travel before leaving Iceland, can be considered somewhat of a culmination. On this day you will get to experience three of Iceland‘s most popular attractions, which together comprise the famous Golden Circle. These consist of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area in South Iceland. Accommodation in Centerhotel Plaza.

Day 8 - Departure from Iceland

On your last day a private transfer will take you to Keflavík international airport, where you will depart from Iceland with amazing memories and photographs from an unforgettable adventure.

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