4 days, 3 nights
Winter Aurora and Ice Adventure
No ordinary light
Northern lights shimmering
Ice... Ice... Ice...
and . . . . . . .
4 days, 3 nights Winter Aurora and
Ice Adventure Photo Workshop tour
This tour is also available in 2, 3, 5 and 6 day version
Rafn Sig,- is well known freelance Icelandic photographer who have focused on the raw nature and landscape since he was a young boy. He has been hiking in the Icelandic highlands and low lands all his live and knows the nature and the hidden spots like a true native.
We aim at the South Iceland with focus on Vík area with seascapes and black beaches, frozen waterfalls, aurora borealis and some hidden gems of Iceland.
We will have great adventures in the Vatnajökull national park area by visiting glaciers, glacier lagoons and hopefully see more aurora
(the aurora vision depends of the weather conditions and other things).
The itinerary will be flexible and adjusted to weather and aurora activity to make the most out of the tour.
1. Þingvellir – Gullfoss – Geysir – Seljalandsfoss – Skógarfoss – Reynisfjara – Vík
2. Stjórnarfoss – Skaftafell –Svínafellsjökull – Jökulsárlón
3. Ice cave (If available) – Jökulsárlón and the surroundings
4. Hjörleifshöfði – Vík and other places not mentioned
WHAT TO BRING
- A digital camera, preferably a DSLR camera. A compact camera can be used, as long as you understand its limitations.
- A sturdy tripod. That is a definite must in Iceland’s windy conditions. A flimsy tripod will simply prevent you from being able to shoot most of the time.
- Recommended: an ultra-wide angle lens. For example, 17-40 on a FF sensor camera, or a 10-24 on a crop sensor camera.
- Recommended: a wide aperture ultra-wide angle such with f/2.8 for night photography.
- Recommended: a telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 or 70-300. Doesn’t have to have a wide aperture or a stabilizer – an f/4 is more than enough.
- Recommended: A filter set for landscape photography. I personally use Lee filters. A good filter set is worth its weight in gold for a landscape enthousiast. If you need to consult about buying a filter set, I’ll be happy to help.
- Recommended: A camera remote.
- Full thermal gear is absolutely essential. I typically wear a thick thermal base layer, a heavy fleece coat and a down coat.
- Good quality warm gloves. It’s important to use gloves which enable you to operate the camera while wearing them.
- Thermal long-johns
- Water resistant trousers (preferably thermal)
- Thermal socks. I recommend bringing at least 2-3 pairs.
- A neck-warmer or a scarf
- An alpine mask to cover the face
- A good warm hat which covers your ears. Otherwise, they’ll simply fall off!
- Water-proof, thermal, knee-high rubber boots.
- Ice spikes are MANDATORY to protect yourself from slipping on icy surfaces.
If you want to stop on the way to take pictures. Then we stop with a smile.
Dates: 4 days 3 nights
You pick the starting date
Price: (pr. person)
For 2 – 3 persons
For 484.000 ISK*
For reservations following policies apply:
Deposit: 63.000 ISK / 565 USD on booking nonrefundable
Payment in full 90 days prior to the tour starting date.
Cancelation and Refound
Pick-up and drop-off:
Keflavík Airport or Reykjavík hotels
Photographic touring and guidance.
Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses. Double rooms with private bathrooms.
Transportation with Super Jeep Pickup Truck
Flights to/from Iceland
Lunch / Dinner
Alcohol, snacks and beverages
Ice Cave fee (c.a. ISK 22.000)
Ice Walk fee (c.a. 21.000)
Other Entrance fees
The tour depends on weather conditions, as the Icelandic weather changes rapidly. Visits to ice caves are dependent on conditions, and the ice caves are not permanent. Northern Lights are likely to be seen in September through April, but it depends on the forecast and weather conditions.
Minimum number of participants: 2
Cooperation with Gunnarshólmi Guesthouse Travel Agency
Private package tour price is based on double occupancy)*
* Private tour price is flexible and depends on the level of accommodation and inclusions you choose.