Iceland South Coast - Christopher Schmid

Iceland South Coast

Price on request

Tour Dates:  October 2017/18 (8 days tour)
Group Size: up to 4

Let yourself be seduced by the mystic land of legends, by dormant volcanoes, formidable glaciers, thundering waterfalls, spurting geysers and hot springs. Iceland’s spectacular landscapes, stretching into infinity, offer countless photographic possibilities. Witness sunrises and sunsets that will take your breath away. Experience all four seasons in a day, not an uncommon occurrence in Iceland, but the magnificent scenery will be reward enough for temporary meteorological inconveniences.

On the first day we head towards Vik where we will spend two nights. This first base camp provides us with plenty of photographic opportunities while we explore the superb coastline: ancient sagas come to life at Reynisfjara beach, where prehistoric sea stacks are said to be petrified trolls, hit by the wrath of the Gods. Dyrhólaey, Iceland’s most southerly tip, offers the best views of Reynisdrangar Rock, and any expectations about thundering waterfalls will be met as soon as we reach Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Our next destination is Skaftafell national park. Skaftafellsjökull and its lagoon are spectacular spots; on a calm and windless day, the glacier lake perfectly mirrors the surroundings. A short uphill hike will take us to Svartifoss, the black waterfall.

The focus of the next leg entirely lies on the beautiful Vatnajökull region. We will be based in the town of Höfn. Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit for a welcome break at the local outdoor swimming pool. Relaxing in the hot tubs is utter bliss and, if needed, also a perfect remedy for muscle aches (participation optional).

A visit to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is a safe way to get really close to an iceberg. Here ice blocks are carried down the river into the sea – ephemeral abstract sculptures on a black volcanic sand beach, washed ashore by incoming tides. The imposing Vestrahorn Mountain and Stokksnes black sand beach are just two further highlights awaiting you in the Vatnajökull area.

The last day of the trip is reserved for driving back to our point of departure. We will spend the night near the Blue Lagoon, only a stone’s throw away from Keflavik Airport.

We will stay in comfortable hotels and travel by minibus. All shooting locations are in short or medium walking distance. The terrain is sometimes rough, but you needn’t worry, you haven’t enrolled for boot camp! A reasonable degree of physical fitness is all you need.

I recommend you arrive in Reykjavik the day before the tour starts and make your own arrangements for accommodation on the first night, depending on your flight reservations. On the last day of the trip, we will drive back from the southeast of the island to a hotel near Keflavik Airport.





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