Top 13 Photo Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

About Photo Tours in Iceland

Photo Tours allow amateur, aspiring and professional photographers to capture beautiful shots of Iceland under the guidance of local experts. Some tours only take a single day, while others are better described as multi-day workshops, designed to sharpen the skills of all participants.

1. When is the best time to come to Iceland for a Photo Tour?

In summer, the light nights provide a long golden hour. In winter, however, the dim days create a unique and eerie atmosphere; and although you will have less hours to shoot under the sun, photo tours in winter will provide you with the opportunity to capture the Northern Lights.

2. How can I photograph the Northern Lights?

Your photography guides are experts in capturing the Northern Lights. They will inform you what camera settings are best to take your own fantastic snapshots.

3. What kind of lenses and equipment will I need for photography in Iceland?

For landscape photography, you will need a wide-angle lens; for wildlife photography, a telescopic lens will be very useful; to photograph the Northern Lights, you will need a tripod and a cable release. Amateur photographers will find smartphone photos sufficient.

4. Are photo tours led by experts?

Yes, photography tours and workshops are conducted by professional photographers.

5. Can I hire a private photographer for my trip?

Yes, you can. Contact us through info@guidetoiceland.is for more information.

6. How can I photograph an erupting volcano in Iceland?

When a volcano erupts, helicopter and plane tours will give you the best aerial views.

7. Is wildlife photography possible in Iceland?

Yes, Iceland is teeming with wildlife. Wild animals in Iceland include puffins, seals, whales, dolphins, horses, foxes and reindeer.

8. Do I need to be a good photographer to join a Photo Tour?

No, all tours are open to amateurs as well as experts.

9. Is urban landscape photography possible in Iceland?

Yes, Iceland has unique architecture and many public art displays, making urban landscape photography very possible.

10. Is portrait photography possible in Iceland?

As with anywhere, you are welcome to take portraits of Icelanders given their expressed consent.

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