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Summer photo tour in Iceland for photographers

This tour can be lead by Tim Vollmer/ Marketa Kalvachova.

Overview:

Point of departure and arrival: Keflavik airport, Iceland
Transport: by plane, car/minibus, on foot
Boarding: depends on type of tour – Economy or Comfort
Lodging: double/twin or single rooms with made-up beds
Price: see the section”Dates & prices”
Places: Reykjavik, Höfn, Vatnajökull glacier, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, National park Skaftafell, waterfall Svartifoss, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Vik, basalt columns Reynisfjara, Golden circle (National park Thingvellir, Geyser, waterfall Gullfoss), Reykjanes peninsula, fishing village Grindavik, Blue lagoon
Activities: photographing, natural hot bath in Blue lagoon, walking, boat trip on Jökulsárlón lagoon
Photographic themes: waterfalls, landscape, craters, mountains, icebergs, seashore, geysers, thermal springs, horses
Themes in specific months:
May – July: flowers, birds
August – September: autumn colors, mushrooms
Note: Icelandic autumn is very short, it can takes 1-2 weeks in September.
September: spot-table aurora borealis


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Itinerary for Iceland summer Photo Tour 2013

with Tim Vollmer/Marketa Kalvachova

Day 1: Arrival Keflavik airport Iceland

At Keflavík, the photographer Tim Vollmer/Marketa Kalvachova, will meet the group. We leave the airport and drive through the lava fields to our guesthouse in Reykjavík. You have your individual leisure until evening dinner. Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 2: Reykjavík Höfn Vatnajökull glacier

We start the morning by taking one hour flight to Höfn (the flight depart 8:55), a small fishing village in the southeast of Iceland. The contrast in the nature of the Southeast is breathtaking, with spectacular black beaches and dominating white glacier Vatnajökull. Serenity, energy and forces of nature combine to make the region of Vatnajökull a never-to-be-forgotten experience. We will spend the day exploring the region, and if we are fortunate, we will see the Northern lights dancing above the glacier. Overnight at Vatnajokull glacier.

 

Day 3: Vatnajökull glacier – Jökulsárlón lagoon – Skaftafell

Today we will visit many of Vatnajökull’s outlets and outwash areas and the Jökulsárlón, a famous glacial lagoon full of icebergs were we can take a short boat tour and sail among the huge icebergs, an unforgettable experience. The glacial scenery continues with a visit to the stunning Skaftafell, Iceland’s second largest national park were the landscape has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of fire and water (volcanic eruptions and the glaciers). We will take a walk through the birch woodland. Overnight in village Vik.

Day 4: Vík – Geysir – Gullfoss

We leave Vik and drive towards the coast to the basalt caves of Reynisfjara were we take a small walk on the black beach and have a view towards Dyrhólaey. We drive to the small but high waterfall Seljalandsfoss and walk the path behind it. On we drive to the world famous Geysir region, where hot springs are in abundance, such as the famous great Geysir which has given name to hot springs all over the world. We will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters. From Geysir we drive to Gullfoss the Golden waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Here you can see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down in a double-fall into a deep gorge. Dinner and overnight in geyser area.

Day 5: Þingvellir – Reykjanes peninsula

We leave the Geysir area and drive to Þingvellir national park. Þingvellir is a remarkable geological site, and the most historic place on the island. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It´s a magnificient showcase with all its faults and fissures and the beautiful mountains around it. We continue to the Nesjavellir geothermal area and on to the lava fields of Reykjanes peninsula. More then half of the peninsula is covered with lava flows and you will see lava cones and craters of different sizes and shapes. We will walk where the mid Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean and head for the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula. We continue to the small fishing village Grindavík and end in the Blue Lagoon, for a relaxing dip in 38°C therapeutic geothermal water. The Blue Lagoon is surrounded by a moss-covered lava field dating back to 1226. Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 6:

Transfer to Keflavik airport.

Route map

Variations of tour package

means that you can choose style of accommodation and boarding from two options.

Option 1: Economy means you will be accommodated in hostels with made-up beds and shared facilities, no boarding is included except first and last dinner. There are available kitchen facilities in hostels, and shopping possibilities once a day.

Option 2: Comfort means you will be accommodated in hotels with private facilities and full board. Full board starts with dinner first day and ends with breakfast last day.

Dates and prices for Photo tour in summer

On request

Minimum 3 persons, max. 7 persons.

What is/not included

  • Transfer from/to airport upon arrival and departure
  • Private transport from Höfn to Reykjavik.
  • 3 nights in a hotel/hostel in the country
  • 2 nights in a hotel/hostel in Reykjavik
  • Comfort: Full board from dinner on day one to breakfast on day 6
  • Economy: Dinner and breakfast in Reykjavik first and last day
  • Hot drinks at lunch break
  • Flight from Reykjavík to Höfn
  • Boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon and towel
  • Expert photographer guidance (Tim Vollmer/Marketa Kalvachova)
  • International airfares
  • Standard: meals except first and last dinner in Reykjavik
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • What is not mentioned as included

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