ICELAND – The land of Ice and Fire with International Photo Tours, September 6th to 16th – 2017
11 Days Photo tour
Reykjavík – Landmannalaugar – Höfn
11 day / 10 night photo tour with image critiques
Trip Fee: 6900.00 USD
Iceland a place of stunning beauty. Waterfalls, glaciers and lots of geological activity everywhere! In 2017 Gavriel Jecan is offering an relaxed and friendly small group, Iceland photography tour. The mission of this workshop is to explore Iceland in search of Northern Lights, artistic colors, textures, patterns; shape, and form while assisting you to capture the most powerful landscape and abstract images which are often overlooked by others. Your vision and technique will be honed right alongside your knowledge. Based on years of capturing the best possible image, Gavriel will instruct on a wide-range of topics including composition, use of Adobe’s Lightroom software to maximize your creative strengths. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to experience a different side of Iceland.
Day 1-September 6th – Arrival Keflavik airport
Pick up participants at Keflavík airport and drive to our accommodations.
Overnight at Hotel in Reykjavík
Day 2–September 7th Snaefellsnes
In the morning we will drive to Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Overnight at the hotel in Snaefellsnes
Day 3-September 8th – Snaefellsnes
Thingvellir – Geysir hot spring – Gullfos waterfall – The Highlands
Overnight at the hotel
Day 4-September 9th – Hraunfossar Lava Falls –Landmannalaugar
We leave Snaefellsnes and drive to the Nesjavellir geothermal area and on to Þingvellir national park. Þingvellir is a remarkable geological site, and the most historic place on the island, where the world’s oldest democratic parliament was founded in 930. We will visit the Gullfoss waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. A few minutes drive from Gullfoss is the world famous Geysir region, where hot springs are in abundance, such as the famous great Geysir. We will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 20 meters. It is a beautiful and unusual natural phenomenon. Clear, cold springs of subterranean water seep through the lava that runs in falls and rapids into the Hvítá River. Barnafoss – Children’s Falls – takes its name from two children who disappeared many, years ago from the nearby farm Hraunsas.
Overnight in the highlands hotel
Day 5 –September 10th – Landmannalaugar
Landmannalaugar literally means people’s pools and is situated in the southern highlands, close to the Hekla volcano. The name refers to the natural geothermal pools travelers can bathe in. There are some unusual geological elements in the area such as multi-colored rhyolite mountains and lava fields. The mountains display a wide spectrum of colors including pink, green, brown, yellow, purple, blue, black and white. Overnight at a hotel in the highlands. This day excursion will require around 3 mile hike, in some area it is steep so probably walking sticks will be handy.
Day 6- September 11th – Landmannalager
Today we leave Landmannalaugar and make our way to Southeast Iceland. We will travel on Fjallabaksleið nyrðri or the Northern road behind the mountains. Among the sights is Eldgjá canyon (fire canyon). Eldgjá is the largest volcanic canyon in the world, 40km long, 270m deep and 600m wide at its greatest. The Ófærufoss waterfall is within the canyon.
Southeast Iceland is an ideal choice for photographers who want to be near the Jökulsárlón lagoon and Vatnajökull glacier in order to capture Iceland’s truly magical light. Vatnajökull glacier towers over this region and has immensely affected the landscape. 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 volcanic eruptions and the glacial displacement. We make a stop at the Jökulsárlón lagoon, a famous glacial lagoon full of icebergs for the evening light, but will also visit again in the morning.
Overnight in the area.
Day 7–September 12th Vatnajokull glacier national park
Today we travel back to the Jokulsárlón lagoon where we can take a short boat tour and sail among the huge icebergs, an unforgettable experience.
Overnight in the area.
Day 9 – September 14th – Lónsöræfi
We leave the Southeast and head back to Reykjavík driving through Mýrdalur, a green and wide valley where farming is the main industry. On the way we will visit Reynisfjara beach and Reynisdrangar sea stacks, a very good location for working on our location photos. Reynisfjara Beach is a natural black sand and pebble beach with some larger boulders and basalt caves.
Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated very close to Reynisfjara and the village Vík in Mýrdal. According to legend, the Reynisdrangar needles were formed when two trolls were trying to drag a three-masted ship to land. When daylight broke, they turned to stone. The Needles can be seen clearly from the village of Vík and are 66 meters above the sea level at their highest.
Next stop is Dyrhólaey a 120-meter high promontory, not far from Vík and this is the southernmost part of the country. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland. The headland is thought to have been made in an underwater volcanic eruption late in the glacial period. From the top you have a great photographic view of the surrounding coast.
Day 10- September 15th – The south coast to Reykjavik
Weeave the Southeast and head back to Reykjavík driving through Mýrdalur, a green and wide valley where farming is the main industry. On the way we will visit Reynisfjara beach and Reynisdrangar sea stacks, a very good location for working on our location photos. Reynisfjara Beach is a natural black sand and pebble beach with some larger boulders and basalt caves.
Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated very close to Reynisfjara and the village Vík in Mýrdal. According to legend, the Reynisdrangar needles were formed when two trolls were trying to drag a three-masted ship to land. When daylight broke, they turned to stone. The Needles can be seen clearly from the village of Vík and are 66 meters above the sea level at their highest. Next stop is Dyrhólaey a 120-meter high promontory, not far from Vík and this is the southernmost part of the country. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland. The headland is thought to have been made in an underwater volcanic eruption late in the glacial period. From the top you have a great photographic view of the surrounding coast.
Overnight in the Vík area
Overnight in Reykjavík.
Day 11 – September 16th
– Departure from Iceland
Transfer to Keflavik airport for the return flight home.
Double Occupancy – $860.00*
Single Occupancy add – $00.00*
Deposit : $1500.00
A deposit of $1000.00 per person is required when registering more than 120 days before the trip, and the balance is due 120 days before the departure date of the trip. When registering within 120 days of the trip departure date, full payment is due at the time of registering. If full payment is not received by the due date, we have the right to cancel your reservation and retain deposit and trip fee per the payment schedule.
If you need to cancel your reservation, the cancellation would have to be in writing and would be valid as of the day of received in our office, at which time the following fees apply:
– Cancellation 90 days or more before departure: 100% of trip land cost refundable
– Cancellation 89 to 60 days before departure: only 50% of trip land cost refundable
– Cancellation 59 or fewer days before departure: no part of the trip land cost is refundable
This photo tour and workshop is offered as a complete package. Once the trip commences, we do not provide partial refunds for any cancellation or unused portion or service for any reason.
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- Transfer to and from Keflavik airport
- Private bus
- Accommodation for 10 nights with private bathroom
- Guide and driver
- Photo instructors fee
- Food ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
- Optional tours
- International flights
- Beverages other than water
- Personal Shopping
- Airport Taxes
- International Travel Insurance