On our photo tours, we take pride in bringing you to Iceland's great sights as well as the remote and less known gems. We specialize in small groups where quality and comfort come first. We carefully select our hotels with comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, good food and location to great photo spots.
* Please note: For our fixed departures : While Covid, it is mandatory to be fully vaccinated. Thank you.
Our tour philosophy is to share our photographic vision, focus on the photogenic, following the light. We're informative, providing a personal insight into Iceland's extraordinary nature and culture and of course to have a great adventure.
With more than a decade of experience, we've honed our skills in maneuvering jeeps and flying over Iceland through areas including remote and rugged terrain. Our modified trucks are all at your disposal, making phototours.is the right choice for photographers who wish to travel to exotic locations. Our spacious modified trucks will get us safely over streams and rivers and unpaved roads to places where few venture. Our tours are aimed at small groups to ensure quality. We specialize in private tours, and those you find on our webpage can be modified to fit your needs. During summer and autumn on our highland tours, we go deeper into Iceland's marvelous nature, using the light to our best advantage, while exploiting the most favorable weather conditions. We rate our tours into Iceland's rugged highlands as easy to moderate. Most of all, we have fun, get great photographs and make the most every extraordinary moment.
The tours are set up with all accommodation and meals included. We take lunch packs into the field and even dinner in the same fashion, as needed. We also cater to any dietary requirements. All hotel rooms have private bathrooms. At times we depart very early to reach the more popular locations before the usual influx of tourists and, of course, to capture the good light. Due to the increase in tourism in Iceland over the past few years, we limit our visits to the well-known, often overcrowded sites, focusing more on less known, though equally (and sometimes more) stunning locations.
We welcome photographers of all skill levels. Our photography tours are aimed at maximizing the time spent in the field. We stay out long when the light and weather entreat us and try to find time to rest until bad weather passes. In the field, we are poised to advise on perspective and on long time exposures for the Northern Lights and waterfalls, for example. At appropriate times along the way, we explain about Iceland‘s history and geography.
Pick up and drop you off is at any hotel in the Reykjavik area.
If you want to do a more varied tour, then this is the one for you. Going into the west fjords and into the highlands in the south this cant be much more varied. The first few days we focus on bird and landscape photography in the west. The wonderful and pristine Strandir in the westfjords with its Puffin island, the Uxi rock of Cormorants majestic mountains and vistas then on day five going into mid highlands of Kerlingjafjöll, highlands of Fjallabak, secret waterfalls, lava fields and Vatnajökull glacier in the end. We only use nice clean hotels with good food. We travel on a spacious modified SUV to ensure safe travels in the highlands.
The Spring Around Iceland is aimed at landscape photographers who may also have an interest in bird photography as we begin the tour at Snaefellsnes peninsula and the Látrabjarg bird cliffs, the largest bird cliff in Europe. We will visit many of the most photogenic waterfalls in Iceland, the largest glacier in Europe in Vatnajökull Glacier National Park, icebergs, columnar basalt formations, black sand beaches, mud pots and hot springs, lava fields, the Icelandic horse, sheep and a variety of Icelandic countryside. Over all a great introduction to Iceland.
This tour takes you on the most primitive roads that are only open in the late summer when the snow has melted. You will visit exotic places hard to find and hard to get to. We call some of them secret places. One customer comment : " This is not just a photo tour, this is an adventure!"
The photographic highlights in this tour include the colorful rhyolite mountains in Landmannalaugar, lava fields covered in green moss and black and brown hyaloclastite mountains; the black and red volcanic sands, streams and moss patterns; and a variety of waterfalls and secret places deep in the remote highlands. Modified 4x4 Super Van / SUV. Accommodation is as close to photo locations as possible. Comfortable rooms with a private bathroom.
No other tour takes you to as many diverse and exotic landscapes like this one. We start by going along Kjölur Road from the southern interior to North Iceland. We return by going back south via Sprengisandur road across the center of the island, known as the "heart of Iceland," visiting the most spectacular places. If luck has it weather-wise, we will take an aerial photo flight over southern highlands' most amazing pearls.