Five day photo tour into the pristine Highlands.
Five day photo tour into pristine Highlands
August 27 - 31th - Sold out.
For 2024 August 27-31th
5 days / 4 nights
Group size Min. 4 Max 7
With resonable notice : This tour can be modified into a private tour for more suitable dates (August and September)
About the tour:
On this tour, we avoid tourist places as much as possible while going to many of Iceland's most amazing places to photograph. You will see the light colors of rhyolite, luminous moss-covered mountains, winding rivers, volcanic areas and moonscape terrain. You'll witness amazing waterfalls, multicolor thermal areas and secret spots. Since our specialty is visiting remote areas that are difficult to reach, in some areas, we see very few people most of the day. We stay in nice clean hotels with good food, and we make day tours from there into the best photographic places we know.
Price per person includes all meals, accommodation, photographer/guide and all transport in our spacious modifed trucks:
Double occupancy is ISK 370.000—Single occupancy is ISK 445.000.
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DAY 1: LANDMANNALAUGAR AREA
During this day, we drive through volcanic areas, volcanic sand dunes and visit a few craters. We hike 3-4 hrs. make a slow pace round trip to the colorful Brennisteinsalda (Sulphur Mountain) and photograph one of the most colorful canyons in Iceland. Accommodation: Highland Hotel
DAY 2: COLORFUL GEOTHERMAL AREA - VOLCANO HEKLA
Today, we take a real highland road adventure passing Volcano Hekla en route to a little-visited geothermal area almost 2700 feet in altitude. Here you'll find amazing colours of rhyolite and thermal steam. You will never see a bus at this place! Amazing landscapes on our highland route to our accommodation: Hrifunes Guesthouse.
DAY 3: EXOTIC LANGISJÓR LAKE AREA
This remote lake was only discovered in the 19th century. You'll be intrigued by the moonscape and exotic surroundings and mossy green mountains that rise out of the black sands Close by Langisjór is a great overlook above the Skaftá River and a 1783 formed lava field with colorful lakes and ponds. Ófærufoss Waterfall in the Fire Canyon is on the menu as well. Accommodation: Hrifunes Guesthouse
DAY 4: HIGHLAND ROUTE ÖLDUFELLSLEID AND THE RED CRATER
Just minutes from our guesthouse we turn into the less travelled and pristine Öldufellsleid route. We come across various waterfalls, luminous moss and patterns. Highlight of the day is to hike into the Red Crater area.
DAY 5: BEHIND MÝRDALSJÖKULL GLACIER ROAD TO REYKJAVIK
We take Fjallabak route south to Reykjavik, going behind Mýrdalsfjökull galcier. We shoot the green pyramid shape Maelifell Mountain, the colours of Markafljótsgljúfur Canyon and many other places on route such as Gluggafoss waterfall.
ETA in Reykavik around 6 PM.
Accommodation: All accommodation costs during the tour. Pick up and drop off at hotel in Reykjavik.
Meals: Breakfast from the second day until the last day, picnic or light restaurant lunch every day, dinners from day one until the second to last.
Transportation & guiding: Professional English speaking driver guide and photographer, Vehicle: 4X4 truck (Jeep) and gasoline.
Cost of flight to Keflavik/Iceland, transportation to and from airport (although this can be arranged) and hotel accommodation in Reykjavík.
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Climate and clothing recommendations
The Gulf Stream is what makes Iceland inhabitable, and without it, the whole country would most likely be covered by ice. The winters are fairly mild and summers are cool. The weather can be unpredictable and very windy and rainy at times. A popular saying in Iceland is “if you don’t like the weather right now, just wait five minutes” as you may occasionally experience the four seasons all in one day: sunshine and mild temperatures to windy, cool temperatures with rain or even snow. The average temperature in January is 0 C (32 F) and the average temperature in July is 12 C (54 F)
In the view of the climate description above, we can only advise visitors to be prepared for everything. No matter what time of year you plan to visit Iceland, always pack some warm and water resistant clothes, hats, gloves and good walking shoes.
Practical list, independent of the season of the year
1. Warm underwear
2. Sweater or a warm jacket/coat
3. Wind- and waterproof overcoat and over trousers
4. Extra pair of warm socks
5. Gloves and a cap
6. Hiking shoes (waterproof boots for winter photo tours)
7. Slippers and possibly light trainers
9. Sunglasses (optional!)
10. Electric converter (Iceland uses 220 volts)
11. Torch or headlight (winter photo tours)