- Experience and photograph Iceland’s beautiful wilderness, even beyond the tourist trails
- Small group, ONLY 6 PARTICIPANTS, means there is plenty of time for individual tutoring so you can get the most out of your shoot
- A lot of time in the field, the tour is 7 DAYS. We plan and adapt to the prevailing weather and light
- Guiding and photographic tuition by Frida Hermansson, who has many years of experience in photography in Iceland and will take you to several of her favourite places
- Photograph some of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls, Brúarfoss, Háifoss, Aldeyjarfoss, Godafoss and Dettifoss
- Frida Hermansson takes you to some of her lesser-known favorite places in the mythical highlands
- Exciting photography in the geothermal areas around Mývatn where the volcanic activity is reminiscent
- A landscape photo tour that offers truly magnificent views, intimate landscapes and outstanding details
- Basalt formations and the mighty stone pillar Hvitserkur along the northern coast
- A tour where the photography is in focus and the planning gives us the best possible conditions to be in the right place at the right time
- Develop your landscape photography in a small group of like-minded people
- As always on our tours – full board included
- We get around with two solid four-wheel drive cars that can cross waterways and get on the highland roads, which allows us to get to places that can be difficult to reach under normal circumstances. Only 3 participants in each car
- Of course, we have been there before and carefully scouted all the goodies
Iceland’s peculiar and unique nature offers everything that inspires a landscape photographer – magnificent views, dramatic coastal landscapes, desolate ash deserts, glaciers and waterfalls. On this photo journey, we make our way from southern Iceland via the ancient riding trail Kjölur, right through Iceland’s interior to the northern part of the island. During our days here, we get to experience several of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls, travel on exciting highland roads to desolate, black ash deserts, colorful mountain areas where the volcanic activity reminds us and to the beautiful stone pillars and basalt cliffs of the northern coast.
Our focus is on creating the best possible conditions for photography and we plan the days and photo opportunities according to prevailing circumstances.
BRÚARFOSS, GJÁIN AND HÁIFOSS
We begin our journey in southern Iceland in the area around Pjórsárdalir where Iceland’s largest river Pjórsá characterizes the landscape. Here we visit Brúarfoss, the waterfall known for its intense blue color, Gjáin – a beautiful green area with many small streams, rapids and waterfalls and Háifoss, Iceland’s fourth highest waterfall which is beautifully situated with a magnificent view of the surroundings.
HÖGLANDET AND KERLINGARFJÖLL
We make our way to the velvet black ash deserts of the highlands, visit areas with craters, clear water lakes and moss covered mountains shimmering in metallic green. We then take the ancient riding trail Kjölur to head through Iceland’s interior towards the northern part. Between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers, we stop at Kerlingarfjöll, a geothermal area with colorful rhyolite mountains, steaming streams, mini-geysers, bubbling mud pools and magnificent views.
MÝVATN, GÓDAFOSS, ALDEYJARFOSS AND DETTIFÓSS
Mývatn is a volcanic lake in northern Iceland. The whole area is volcanic and is close to the Krafla volcano. Here there are several lava fields and geothermal places with an exciting color scale and where the ground smokes and sizzles. We also visit Grjótagjá cave, which is filled with hot water and is famous from Game of Thrones. Nearby are the symmetrical and beautiful Gódafoss (Waterfall of the Gods) and Dettifoss, Iceland’s largest waterfall in terms of water volume with an average flow of 193 cubic meters per second. We make a visit to Aldeyjarfoss, a beautiful waterfall surrounded by basalt columns with exciting patterns and formations.
HVITSERKUR AND BASALTFORMATIONER
Our tour continues towards the northern coast where we photograph the iconic stone pillar Hvitserkur, visit a beautiful gorge and have an evening photo shoot by the sea where black basalt cliffs meet the waves.
During the tour will our photographic leader constantly give you photographic training based on your prior knowledge and level. The guidance in the field is completely adapted to you and your needs. In addition to this, we will also have theoretical sessions where we talk about different photo techniques that we will use during the tour.
As said, the tuition is adapted to the knowledge of the group and the individual, but we will also see to what photographic opportunities may arise during the tour. During our days in Iceland, landscape photography is the focus and Frida will teach various techniques that can enhance the feeling in your images. We will also work with both “the big landscapes” and “the small landscapes”.