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Northern lights tour on Northern Iceland for photographers

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

The northern lights are a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions. This tour is for those who wish to enjoy this remarkable display of the nature.

The itinerary includes spectacular places of North such as Nature Reserve Asbyrgi, lake Myvatn and lava rock formation Dimmuborgir, but destinations can change due to condition of weather and time. We do our best to choose the best places around Raufarhöfn each time for seeing the northern lights.

Overview:

Point of departure and arrival: Keflavik airport, Iceland
Transport: by plane, car/minibus, on foot
Boarding: full board, starts with dinner first day and ends with breakfast last day
Lodging: hotel/guesthouse – double/twin or single rooms with private facilities made-up beds
Places: Akureyri, waterfall Godafoss, village Husavik and Raufarhofn, nature reserve Asbyrgi, lake Myvatn, rock formation Dimmuborgir, pseudo-craters, geothermal area Hverarond, Grjotagja
Photographic themes: landscape, waterfall, aurora borealis (northern light), canyon, rock formations, lava fissures, mountains, seashore, thermal springs, horses


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Duration: 5 days, 4 nights

Day 1: Arrival in Iceland

Transfer from the airport to hotel accommodation in Reykjavík Dinner and information meeting with Tim Vollmer, our photographer. Overnight at Hotel in Reykjavík

Day 2: Akureyri – Húsavík – Raufarhöfn – Northern lights

After an hours morning flight to Akureyri we drive to Húsavik village and on Ásbyrgi, Ásbyrgi is undoubtedly one of Icelands most beloved nature pearls, an enclosed canyon. The enclosure is about 3.5 km long and 1.1 km wide, surrounded by cliffs which reach as high as 100 m. According to legend, the horse of Óðinn, the chief god of Norse mythology, stepped down here leaving its giant hoof print. We continue to Raufarhöfn, a small fishing village with beautiful vies of the coast. In Raufarhöfn, an Arctic Henge is being built. This stone circle will celebrate Nordic mythology and Icelandic folklore. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 3: Raufarhöfn vicinity – Northern lights

We spend the day near Raufarhöfn village. In the afternoon and into the night we focus on and follow the Northern lights. Dinner and overnight in hotel

Day 4: Lake Mývatn – Reykjavík

Today we leave for Lake Mývatn area. Mývatn is a magical area, not least in winter. We will visit Námaskarð, Mine Pass, is a myriad of hot mud springs in widely different colours and Dimmuborgir (Dark Castles) a volcanic rock formations to the east of Lake Mývatn. The area is characterised by numerous forms of mystery and imagination, carved in lava The Mývatn Nature Baths (optional) are open year round. There you can relax after an eventful day under a starry sky or even in a snowdrift. The day ends with a short tour of Akureyri before an afternoon flight back to Reykajvík Dinner and overnight in hotel in Reykjavík

Day 5:

Transfer to Keflavík airport for the departure flight.

Dates and prices for Photo tour in summer

On request

Minimum 3 persons, max. 7 persons.

  • Transfer from/to airport upon arrival and departure
  • 2 nights in a hotel on the northern Iceland (double/twin rooms)
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Reykjavik
  • Full board from dinner on day one to breakfast on day 5
  • Flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri and back
  • Private personal transport
  • Expert photographer guidance (Tim Vollmer/Iurie Belegurschi/Marketa Kalvachova)

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