Three-Day Photo Safari to South Iceland

Three-Day Photo Safari to South Iceland

Departures upon demand all year

3 days – 2 nights

min. 3 people max 6

About the three-day photo tour:

In this 3-day tour, you will see all the incredible natural features that South and Southeast Iceland have to offer; the highly active Geyser Hot Spring Area, the famous Glacier Lagoon. Jökulsárlón, and Vatnajökull Glacier National Park, home of Europe's largest glacier. But, it doesn't stop there; we'll visit lava fields, black sand beaches, columnar basalt formations and waterfalls, and whatever else strikes our fancy. At night, we'll search for the Northern Lights (from October-March). If your time is limited but would like to get a taste of photographing in Iceland—then this is the tour.

Price per person, includes all meals, lodging, transport and guiding: Double occupancy ISK 195.000—Single occupancy ISK 235.000

Private tour for 2 people only –  Price per person: Double occupancy ISK 320.000 each

Be most welcome!

DAY 1: MORNING SHOOT AT HOT SPRING STROKKUR. GULLFOSS WATERFALL AND THE SOUTH COAST.

We will pick you up from your hotel in Reykjavík early morning (depending on season) to arrive at the spouting Strokkur Hot Spring before the crowds. Its great fun to photograph the blue bulb forming split second before it blasts up to 20 meters into the air. Nearby is the famous Gullfoss Waterfall. We head to the south coast on the black sand beaches before we reach our accommodation for the next two nights, the cozy Hrifunes Guesthouse.

DAY 2: VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK AND GLACIER LAGOON

DAY 2: VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK AND GLACIER LAGOON
Today we will drive further east to Vatnajökull National Park, where Vatnajökull, Europe‘s largest glacier reigns supreme. The massive glacier has many outlets that we will get close to, such as Fjallsárjökull lagoon and glacier outlet. We will continue to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon with its floating icebergs and small icebergs strewn along the black sand beach. We will then return to our cozy guesthouse in Hrífunes for the night. Note: From November - March we may be able to visit ice caves. (the ice cave visit is not included in this tour price.) Accommodation: Hrífunes Guesthouse

DAY 3: BLACK SAND BEACH AND WATERFALLS

We leave beautiful Hrífunes and head back toward Reykjavik through South Iceland. To beat the crowds, at first light, we will stop at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. On our way, we will visit various other sights along the south coast, such as the headlands at Dyrhólaey and Skógafoss Waterfall and Gluggafoss. You will be brought to your hotel in the Reykjavik area around 6-7 pm.

Tour facts
Name of tour: Three day Photo Safari 
Departure: Available upon demand 
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Participants: 3-6 or a private tour

Price includes: 
Accommodation: Hrífunes Guesthouse, rooms with private bathrooms (www.hrifunesguesthouse.is) Pick up and drop off at hotel in Reykjavik.
Meals: Breakfast from the second day till last day, picnic lunch from day 1 till the last day, dinner from day 1 till the next to last day.
Transportation and guide: Professional English speaking driver guide and photographer; Vehicle: 4X4 truck (Jeep) and gasoline

Not included: 
Airfare to Keflavik/Iceland, transportation to and from the airport (although it can be arranged) and hotel stay in Reykjavík

For more information: info@phototours.is

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
Clothes: 

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)