REYKJAVIK . FJADRARGLJUFUR . STOKKSNES
Iceland is a small island with stunning natural wonders, full of a diverse landscape that expand from glaciers and waterfalls to hot springs and geysers; there is a lot to capture while visiting this island nation in the Arctic Circle.
Iceland has become one of the top trending travel destinations in the world. Not only will you get a chance to explore the astounding and breathtaking black sand beaches on this island but you also get to experience the fjords and lava fields Iceland has to offer. The dramatic terrain that belongs to Iceland makes it a dynamic adventure for nature and photography lovers.
Our 9 day trip takes our guests around some of the most captivating places on the island, offering workshops along the way and having discussions about what they want to achieve from our photography trip.
Iceland’s landscape is nothing short of magical even if you’re not looking to do photography there.
For a photographer then, it’s a dream destination to shoot in.
Our adventure photography tour will acquaint you with the splendor of the Northern Lights, but also to the quiet beauty of Reykjavik.
Our tour will teach you the best lenses and angles to really master landscape photography on a range of sites, whether it’s the preserved site of a plane crash, or burgeoning waterfalls, Iceland has it all.
You’ll really hear the call of nature while you’re there, and maybe not in the ways you expect. The mossy lava rocks go as far as the eye can see, and there is no comparable location in the world.
We’ll stop for extended demos on nature photography, and while we’re at it, maybe catch a glimpse of the iconic puffin bird. We have experts on guided wildlife photography on board as well, so keep your trigger finger ready.
Finally, we’ll also peruse the streets of Reykjavik, in our cultural photography tour of the churches, beaches, and local fishing districts.
Day 1 | Arrive Reykjavik
We start off our tour in the mesmerizing capital of Iceland—Reykjavik. A popular tourist destination, the charming city, which is also the largest in the country, is at the heart of Icelandic culture and economy.
Offering stunning vistas of some of the best sights Iceland has to offer, Reykjavik is the perfect place to begin our tour. We meet at our hotel on a balmy Sunday morning to introduce our guests to PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles of Photography” and our special “THE ART OF SEEING” photographic technique.
A group lunch with all the guests will take place soon after. Here, we will have an informal chat on what each guest hopes to gain from this trip. We go over their expectations and what they seek to achieve in terms of photography techniques, perfecting styles and focusing on diverse subject matters.
After a hearty lunch, off we go in to the heart of the city!
Reykjavik offers a treasure trove of fascinating historical attractions, cultural activities and a vibrant music and arts scene. Packed with gorgeous sights that include churches, quaint neighborhoods, a beach, fishing districts, hills and trendy cafes—Reykjavik has established itself as a top favorite of photographers.
After a day of exploring, we celebrate with a special “Welcome Dinner” at one of the best restaurants in Reykjavik.
Day 2 | Sunrise At Reykjanesta. Day Shoot At Bruarfoss. Sunset At Gulfoss
Rise and shine! It’s day two and we’re up and off to before the sun comes up to Reykjanesta to watch a stunning sunrise. Reykjanesta is a beautiful island located south of the Reykjanes Peninsula. You can smell the ocean as you get close to the island. Once there, take a moment to adjust your eyes to the majestic cliffs, the mighty waves and the lonesome lighthouse that lies in front of you.
The sights on the island make for fantastic compositions. Add to it the exotic birdlife and you’ll feel like you’re in a photographer’s paradise.
After watching and photographing a breath-taking sunrise at Reykjanesta, we make our way to Bruarfoss for a full day shoot. Snow covered mountains and a gushing ice-cold river are the main attractions that we will be capturing here.
To finish off a wonderful day, we set head to Gulfoss to watch a gorgeous sunset behind one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls, photographing the famous Icelandic horses and heading back to the hotel for dinner.
Day 3 | Sunrise At Skogafoss. Daytime Visit To The Geysir. Sunset At Seljalandsfoss And Gluifrafoss
To start off day 3, we head to Skogafoss to witness a majestic waterfall in the Skógá River. Famed for being the tallest waterfall in the country, Skogafoss is often graced with multiple rainbows during sunny days.
For our shoot on day 3, we visit the great Geysir. The Geysir is a world-renowned hot spring, located in the Haukadalur Valley which is a famous geothermal area. Next, we drive to the glorious waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Gluifrafoss where visitors can climb to the top, go inside caves and walk behind it. Make sure you come with lots of lens wipes and a sturdy rain coat.
These waterfalls give photographers a unique opportunity to capture stunning shots from a variety of viewpoints without the space being crowded with a large number of tourists. After the exploration, we have lunch by the waterfalls.
Day 4: Sunrise On The Move. Daytime Visit To Plane Wreck Site. Sunset At Reynisdrangar - Black Sand Beach
Day 4 promises to be the best one yet. We check out of the hotel early morning, catch the sunrise on the move and land at the epic sight of a massive plane crash. The wreckage we see here is the United States Navy DC plane that ran out of fuel and crashed on the black beach back in 1973. The haunting, abandoned plane looks like a scene from a sci-fi movie and of course is a photographer’s treasure in every way. We walk to the ocean with its dramatic waves washing on the shore and take some of the most memorable shots of one of the world’s most unique black sand beaches.
We finish the day at Reynisdrangar, majestic rock formations near Reynisfjara beach. The formations are what’s left behind of mighty basalt cliffs eroded over the years. Shooting straight up from the ocean and standing tall like lone wolves in a vast sea, this site makes for the best photographic experiences for our guests.
Day 5: Sunrise At Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Sunset At Svartifoss
Day 5 brings us to one of the most beautiful canyons in the world. The Fjadrargljufur Canyon is nature at its best and undeniably one of most scenic spots for a photo shoot. The massive canyon is estimated to be two kilometers long and 100 meters deep.
Walking around the bends and curves of this majestic canyon provides photographers with the ultimate opportunity to play about with creative compositions and polish different shooting techniques.
After spending the day at the canyon, we head to Svartifoss to see a gorgeous sunset over an elegant waterfall.
Svartifoss is a 20-meter-tall waterfall famous for it’s chiseled look that seems to have been hand-carved out of the basalt cliffs. After photographing this jaw-dropping waterfall, it’s time to call it’s a day and head back to the hotel.
Day 6: Mossy Lava Rocks. Visit The Last Turf Church Of Hof. Sunset At Diamond Beach
Moss grows abundantly in the south of Iceland and covers the famous lava fields of the country. We start day 6 by visiting a truly astounding natural phenomenon. The lava field emerged as a result of a devastating volcanic eruption in 1783 and 1784.
Next, we drive to Last Turf Church Of Hof which is a 130 year old church that has successfully weathered Iceland’s climate and is still standing tall.
The iconic church in the Öræfi region oozes simplicity and makes for a unique shooting site. Considered to be one of Iceland’s most important historical monuments, this parish church is sure to stick with you long after you’ve photographed it.
We finish the day by watching a beautiful sunset on the horizon at Diamond Beach. The breathtaking views on the diamond beach which is sprinkled with ice ‘diamonds’ is one of the world’s biggest visual marvels.
Guests are sure to feel as if they’ve entered a magical land that leaves them at once shell-shocked and spell-bound.
Day 7: Sunrise At Stokksnes. Sunset At Hofn District.
Day 7 sees us at Stokksnes. A natural wonder and one of the most photographed spots in Iceland, the landscapes at Stokksnes will leave you awe-inspired. Capturing the beauty of the Stokksnes beach and the dramatic peaks rising behind it will be one of the most challenging and inspiring tasks of your photographic journey so brace yourself for an exciting day.
After Stokknes, we move on to Hofn District—a charming fishing town in southeastern Iceland. Here we will witness another sunset while photographing the charming fishing port and the deep blue sea that surrounds it.
Day 8: Sunrise and sunset at Kirkjufell. Daytime visit to Black Church Budakirkja.
On our last day, we will spend our time photographing the beautiful mountain and beaches at Kirkjufell. The majestic mountain here rises out of the water and stands in all its glory, making it a wonderful photographing spot for us.
During the day, we also visit the Black Church called Budakirkja. Painted purely in black and standing in isolation among a decaying field, Budakirkja has become a top favorite of photographers and rightly so.
Back at the hotel, we will host a fun “Farewell Dinner” for our esteemed guests as we discuss the highlights of the trips, exchange contact information and enjoy our last night in Iceland.
Day 9: Depart
We leave the hotel for the airport and bid adieu. For guests who wish to stay for our 3-day extension to West Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula, we will depart our hotel at 11 AM. See below for extension details. (B)
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Arrival & Departure Airports: Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Our adventure begins at 9 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.
Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality.