7 days, 6 nights
Winter Aurora and Ice Adventure
The light is indescribable
Norther lights shimmering
No words needed
7 days, 6 nights Winter Aurora and Ice Adventure
Photo / Photo Workshop tour
This tour is also available in 2, 3, 4, 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.
The thrill of witnessing the Aurora Borealis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many. No words or images could ever do real justice to the Aurora.
It is, to my mind, one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular natural phenomena, if not the most spectacular. Some, get hooked and can never get enough of the blazing colors in the sky and come year after year.
You should witness it for yourself so you know what I’m talking about .
We will spend great deal of time at Jokulsarlon lake to catch the first rays of sun, which provides outstanding light of and through the ice cap.
The lake developed only about 60 years ago.
Jokulsarlon has been a setting for some Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the “reality TV” series Amazing Race. In 1991
The beach at Jokulsarlon is often littered with beautiful glacial ice which has been further sculpted by the Ocean
Jokulsarlon is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.
Day 1. Arrival
I will pick you up at Keflavik international airport and bring you to your Hotel in a small fishing village Vogar, only 15 minutes from the airport.
Later that day we will all go to a nice fishing restaurant in Keflavik to get to know each other and discuss the exciting days ahead of us
We aim at the South Iceland with focus on Seljalandsfoss, Skogarfoss, Dyrholaey and Vík area with seascapes and black beaches, frozen waterfalls, aurora borealis (if possible) and some hidden gems of Iceland.
Day 3, 4, Vatnajokull National Park
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. In this recitation I’m not mentioning my hidden gems
Day 5. Skaftafell and overnight at Vik
Skaftafell is the gateway to the largest national park in Europe, Vatnajokull National Park.
We will have breathtaking views, unforgettable glacier and lot of things to shoot at
Day 6. Thjovafoss, Gullfoss, Geysir Thingvellir National park, Vogar
In the end we take the Golden Circle with some extra places.
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: 7 days 6 nights
* * * * * 2017 * * * * *
Prices and dates can change without notice until the first booking of each trip.
If other dates are more suitable for you. Pls. let me know and we change the dates to your needs.
Price: (pr. person) double room
for 2 – 3 persons
From 590.000 ISK*
Single room supplement adds 82.000 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 at your accommodation
Photographic touring and guidance.
Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses. Double rooms with private bathrooms.
Transportation with Super Jeep Pickup Truck for 2 – 3 pers
Flights to/from Iceland
Lunch / Dinner
Alcohol, snacks and beverages
Ice Cave fee (c.a. ISK 25.000 USD 224 can change)
Ice Walk fee (c.a. ISK 24.000 USD 215 can change)
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.