Duration: 5 days and 4 nights
This tour is only available from June to mid September (and can be subject to change)
This is your chance to an epic photography experience on a wonderful and isolated island in the north.
Iceland defies classic categorization as it´s and neither entirely frozen nor oppressively warm. It’s a living, changing landscape that breathes through its volcanoes and geysers. It wasn’t always like this. Iceland is one of the planet’s youngest landmasses, it is the second largest island in Europe (after Great Britain) and the 18th largest on the planet. With a sparse population and over 80% of Iceland’s area reeling in joyous desertion, experience pristine seclusion as you set about witnessing a dazzle that’s uniquely Icelandic in its ‘Arcadian rhythms’, and the convergence of elements in all their untamed colors: red, green and violet in the sky, blue and brown underneath — held together with lots of ice and a little fire.
Join us for an epic tour to the Westfjords. See the overwhelming steep mountains, the massive reminder of receding glaciers. The Westfjords have a magical lure, to stand against a long, narrow coastal valley knowing it was originally carved out by glaciers millions of years ago and once those glaciers finally receded, seawater covered the floor and created the magnificent fjords with its traditional “U-shaped,” valleys with steep sides and rounded bottoms, giving them a trough-like appearance …. this makes you feel tiny and huge at the same time and gives you endless photo opportunities. Skerries, small, rocky islands created through glaciation, are found around the westfjords making a stunning foreground for us to work on. Huge Fjords like found here in the Westfjords are generally a calm sea, protected by the northern wind and storms. This makes them popular harbors for ships and optimal for residence. In the Westfjords you´ll visit many different places, meet locals, stay at many different hotels and guesthouses and enjoy some of the famous Icelandic cuisine. This part of the island has some rough edges and cold weathers but the people are one of the most warmhearted you´ll ever meet.
Day 1 – Pick Up, travel day Snæfellsnes
Our voyage will begin with an unforgettable experience in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, famously known as a miniature model of Iceland, due to the way it encapsulates all the magnificent landscapes seen on the island, and home to the iconic Snæfellsjökull Glacier, a 1446 m-high active volcano that starred in Jules Vernes’ classic, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and is the subject of much intrigue as alleged possessor of many mysterious attributes.
The glacier is surrounded by the Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland’s first national park, with amazing lava formations, gorges and waterfalls, lovely towns and harbours, and an assortment of fascinating attractions.
Our main locations for photographing will be: Búðir church, Arnarstapi, Lónsdrangar, Kirkjufell.
We will spend the night at a local hotel. Be prepared to stay up late and experience magic during both sunset and sunrise.
Day 2 – Travel day to Westfjords
We´ll take the ferry over the vast fjord Breidafjordur, which separates Snaefellsnes and the Westfjords. During which we’ll enjoy a view of the fjord’s countless islands, the largest island being Flatey. Flatey has charming old houses, beautiful nature and wildlife. The wildlife at Breidafjordur includes range of seabirds, such as puffins, arctic terns, gulls and the occasional white-tailed eagles. Out in the sea you may spot whales and nets laid out for shellfish.
We´ll head straight to Patreksfjordur for a hotel check in.
Our main locations for photographing will be
Garðar boat wreck,
Day 3 – Patreksfjordur
We´ll continue our locations mentioned above.
Gardar, which is the wreck of a steal ship built in 1912 and served as a whaling ship until declared unfit in 1981 and put ashore at Skapadalur valley. The wreck is amazing to see and makes a truly impressive sight for travelers and photographers.
Látrabjarg is the bird lovers dream place, it is Europe’s largest bird cliff and it hosts millions of birds such as puffins, razorbills, guillemots and northern gannets.
The beach Raudisandur (“Red Sand”) is a unique sight in Iceland which normally has black sand beaches. This beach has pale red/orange colored sand.
The cove named Breidavik has some nice sights: the church, the coastline and the fishermen’s huts by the beach.
We will spend another night at the local hotel in Patreksfjordur.
Day 4 – Arnarfjörður
We will now check out and leave Patreksfjordur, heading over the mountain ridge to the next fjord named Arnarfjordur (Eagles Fjord). We’ll be exploring and photographing in Arnarfjordur as we travel through. The fjord is known for beeiing the second-largest fjord of the Westfjords and the most beautiful fjord. It includes the magnificent waterfall Dynjandi, and the beautiful valleys Ketildalir, Sélardalur, Fossdalur.
We´ll rest at Þingeyri for the night.
Day 5 – Back to Reykjavík
Heading back to Reykjavik with opportunities for second shot at some location. Drop off.
What´s not included:
Please read TERMS and conditions here.
We reserve the right to alter the itinerary according to weather and road conditions. Cancellations must be made 12 hours prior to departure. No shows are fully charged.