Northern Iceland - Christopher Schmid

Northern Iceland

Price on request

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

Iceland is the photographer’s paradise. Marvel at the countless photographic opportunities: spectacular landscapes stretching into infinity, dormant volcanoes, formidable glaciers, thundering waterfalls, and spurting geysers and hot springs that are just waiting to be explored. And since the magnificent scenery is all the reward you need, you won’t mind experiencing all four seasons in a day, not an uncommon and always temporary occurrence in Iceland.

Meeting place and first overnight stay are near Kevlafik Airport. The following morning, we set out for the “Golden Tour”, which finally leads us to Reykjavik, where we will spend the night.

The next day, we travel to the Snaefellsness Peninsula, where we will stay 3 nights. The peninsula offers incredible vistas, just waiting to be explored, such as Kirkjufell Mountain with its quirky, twisted, spirally top.

The route to Akureyri, our next destination, is studded with incredible natural wonders: Dynjandi, the iconic waterfall of the Westfjords, and Hvítserkur, a 15 meters high basalt rock resembling a petrified monster.

Akureyri is the heart of the North and Iceland’s second largest city. Spectacularly located on the banks of the Eyjafjörður fjord, which cuts deep into the country, and the river Glerá, Akureyri is a perfect place to spend two nights. 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).

Travelling deeper into the heartland brings us to Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods, always an awesome sight, but even more so when captured at sunrise or covered in snow. Mývatn Lake and the surrounding wetlands stretch over a large area and deserve to be thoroughly explored. Finally, the vast volcanic landscape of Krafla literally offers “smoking” photo opportunities.

An excursion to Detifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, and to Selfoss, a smaller, but strikingly beautiful sibling of Detifoss, will mark the end of our tour.

We will stay in comfortable hotels and travel by minibus. On the last day of the trip, we will drive back from the Northeast of the island to Reykjavik.

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.

We 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.

All information about meeting point and time will be sent by email, approx. 1 week before the tour starts.

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