This Iceland Photo Tour is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the impressive sceneries of this beautiful island. We will try to capture the magical aurora borealis, as well as unforgettable sunrises and sunsets, by black sand beaches with icebergs in the shoreline, spectacular peaks and wonderful waterfalls.
Guided by Juanra Noriega, Sergio Lanza, and Philip Kuntz, and with the organization of our travel company, “B the travel brand”, we are offering an unforgettable Photo Trip, planned to enjoy Nature at its best, in such an iconic place as Iceland, during the winter.
The incredible landscapes of the island will allow us to get precious photographs, visiting many of its wonderful natural phenomenons, from impressive waterfalls, to black sand beaches with icebergs floating by their shores.
Without any doubt, any Nature or landscape photography lover will find in this trip the perfect chance to enjoy his/her hobby at maximum. In order to achieve it, we will be visiting the most spectacular locations in the South area of the country, in the most beautiful moments of light of each day, dawn and dusk, as well as magic / golden hours. But, apart from this, we will be also taking night images, hoping we are lucky enough to capture the magical aurora borealis, a wonderful phenomenon that we will be searching for during all our stay. Sadly, we can never know when the aurora borealis will be lightning, but we have programmed the trip in one of the periods where there are more chances to see it.
Furthermore, in this trip, we will always be staying in good quality hotels, from the Fosshotel company, since, traveling in winter, if weather conditions don’t allow us to go out to take pictures at any time, at least we will be able to stay comfortable and rest in a place with the best ammenities and comfort, always with a private bathroom in each room, and with wifi connection.
The Iceland Photo Tour is carefully studied and programmed to get the best possible results from each location, and adapted to all ages and levels. Most locations are easily accessible, so no need to have a special physical condition to join us. It is also a Photo Tour adapted to all levels, since there is not a minimum photographic level required. The photographers hosting the Photo Tour will also assist those clients that need help with their gear or the photographic techniques, helping them to achieve the best possible results, regardless of their previous level, that can even be amateur or basic.
All of these will make us enjoy a fantastic photography week, in which we will be able to get extraordinary images from some of the most impressive locations in Iceland, while we share our hobby and our memories.
Here is the itinerary for this wonderful Photo Tour to Iceland, that we are sure will be an incredible experience for you.
On this first day, the group will be meeting in the hall of our hotel in Reykjavik, by 6pm, to have our first contact and go out to have dinner, after having arrived to Keflavik International Airport.
We will be staying at the great Fosshotel Lind Hotel (Fooshotel Lind).
We will be leaving really early in our AWD vans, travelling to the west, by the South Coast of Iceland. In our ride, we will be stopping several times to photograph some of the most iconic places in Iceland: a black sand beach, Reynisfjara, and two of the most spectacular waterfalls in the island, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.
After our visits to these waterfalls, which are two of the most famous ones all around Iceland, we will be heading to the impressive Reynisfjara Beach and Reynisdrangar, near a famous fishing village, Vik. Black sand lines next to the water and incredible basalt columns offer a perfect opportunity for photography.
Later, we will be ready in case there are chances to photograph the aurora borealis.
We will stay at Fosshotel Nupar, in Vik. (Fooshotel Nupar).
We will leave the hotel early to photograph one of the most beautiful and hidden waterfalls in Iceland, Kvernufoss.
Later, we will be heading to Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, and will stay there to photograph the sundown.
Then, we will be driving to the area around Yokulsarlon, to our wonderful hotel, Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, where we will stay for two nights. (Fooshotel Glacier Lagoon).
We will be ready to go out at night in case there are chances to capture the aurora borealis.
Today, we will photograph sunrise from the amazing Yokulsarlon Beach, an incredible place where icebergs dropped from the glacier have reached the sea, and are moved to the volcanic beach by the waves and the tides.
Then, we will spend the day photographing Youkulsaron and Fjalsarlon Glaciers.
At night, we will be ready again to photograph the aurora borealis, in case there are chances to see it.
Again, we will be staying at the great Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon (Fooshotel Glacier Lagoon).
We will be photographing the Yokulsarlon Beach at sunrise again.
After this, we will be heading to the East to the area around Hofn, to photograph the impressive Vestrahorn peak, and impressive mountain raised by the black beach in Stokksnes Peninsula.
We will spend the rest of the day photographing this wonderful area, until sundown and blue hour time.
One more time, we will be ready to photograph the aurora borealis this night, in case there are chances to see it..
We will be staying at our nice hotel in Hofn, Fosshotel Vatnajokull (Fosshotel Vatnajokull).
Today, we will go out to photograph again the Stokksnes area by dawn.
After that, we will be heading back to the West. In our way, we will have the chance to photograph Lomagnupur Mountain, apart from many other locations.
Later, we will photograph two more waterfalls, both of them impressive, Gulfoss and Bruarfoss.
We’ll be ready to go out at night to photograph the aurora borealis, in case we have chances to see it.
Our hotel for tonight will be the nice Fosshotel Hekla. (Fosshotel Hekla).
During this day, we’ll head to the West, to the Kirkjufell area, where we will spend all day,exploring and photographing the area.
We’ll stay here till the sun has set, and will be ready for a night photography shooting session, in case we have chances to see the aurora borealis.
We’ll be staying this night in the Fosshotel Hellmar.(Fooshotel Hellmar).
End of the trip.
The price for this fantastic 8 days (7 nights) long Photo Trip is 1.965€ (around $2,195 as of June the 15th, 2017, the rate conversion can vary, but the total payments must sum up 1.965€ at the moment of the final payment, around 20 days prior to the departure).
This price is calculated based on 12 participants
Single room occupancy: 480€ (around $536 as of June the 15th, 2017), depending on availability.
B the travel brand Agency
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(+34) 91 488 06 66
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Price per person based on a minimum group number and for a double room (double – occupancy basis). Ask about prices for individual rooms.
“B the travel brand” carefully designs each one of the routes that it is offering, adapting always to the travelers’ needs. However, due to each country particularities and conditions, it is possible that the routes could vary, changing the itineraries and the places to visit.
In this sense, it will be up to the photographer/s guide/s the decision of changing any of the programmed activities and shooting sessions for each day, depending on factors as weather or light conditions, always in search of the best possible experiences and moments of light for the customers of this trip. The program may also be changed in case of emergency, injury of illness of any of the participants or main photographers.
At the same time, both the photographers and “B the travel brand” reserves the right of changing the photographer/s guide/s in case of strong reason, such as first grade relatives or own illness or hospitalization, severe health problems, accidents, etc. In those cases, the agency will bring another photographer able to guide the group in the same destination.
The traveler is responsible of having all the documentation for the trip. To visit Iceland, EU citizens will only need their ID. Travelers from other countries would need a valid Passport and may need a visa. Always check the requirements with your country authorities before traveling to a foreign country. The photographers and “B the travel brand” have no responsibility about each traveler documentation or the requirements to be allowed to enter in Iceland or any other country.
This Iceland Photo Tour includes a basic assistance insurance. Those travelers who wish to, can get an advanced insurance for an additional cost. In this case, “B the travel brand” will inform and help the client to choose insurance with conditions and coverings adapted to the client and the travel purchased.
“B the travel brand” will give personal counseling and advice to travelers when purchasing their trip. Clients will be given a list with all that they need for the route, tips about how to prepare a medical kit for the travel, recommendations about the photography gear for the place and kind of photography, etc. Our staff will be delighted to solve any doubt that the clients could have when preparing the trip.
We are completely sure that this Iceland Photo Tour will be an unforgettable experience for travelers, as well as an intensive learning process. “B the travel brand” considers it its responsibility, as the travel agent, to promote values such as respect (cultural, social and environmental). Those values will always prevail in all our trips. At the same time, “B the travel brand” will always ensure that the impact of their trips is never negative for the country, their citizens or their wildlife.
The client declares that he or she accepts all the conditions on this trip at the time he or she makes a reservation payment for it.
At the moment of the purchase confirmation, the client will have to pay an initial payment of 400€ (around $447 as of June the 15th, 2017). The rest of the payment will be effective at maximum 20 days prior to the trip. The agency can resolve the contract and apply the established withdrawal rules before the departure if the client doesn’t make effective any of the expected payments in the deadline, as the terms previously seen. The features that make up the combined travel contract come from the information given to the client in the brochure or program, as well as from the indications regarding this information that could have been given when confirming the reservation.
In case the agency doesn’t complete the minimum needed group to confirm the trip, the client will recover the 100% of the initial payment.
However if the client doesn’t show or cancels the trip, the following cancellation policies will be applied:
– 95 days prior to the trip: 400€.
– 20 days prior to the trip: 50% of the trip cost.
– 10 days prior to the trip: 100% of the trip cost (no refund at all).
Prices are based in the Exchange rates by June the 14th, 2017. The currency may be updated until 21 days prior to the departure, according to Spanish Travel Laws, applying a supplement/discount in case of change.
Once the reservation is done by the client, and the services and their prices are confirmed by the agency, these prices only could be revised until 20 calendar days prior to the departure dates, only in case there are variations in the transportation costs (including the fuel prices), in accommodations, in rates and taxes referring to certain services (such as landing, boarding in ports and airports), or in monetary exchange rates applied to the trip.
All our Photography Trips are organized by “B the travel brand” (Barceló Viajes Group), with more than 700 agencies in Spain, with License Number
BAL 005 M/M.