This tour is organised and led by Steve Davey | The land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, but the tours don't appear on the Intrepid Travel website | The only way to book is through this site!
Iceland is a legendary island with photographers, and there can be no better time to visit than at the end of the winter when there is a good chance of witnessing the incredible natural spectacle which is the Aurora Borealis – the Northen Lights.
Travelling at the end of Winter also means the day length is a lot more reasonable too, so we should sea sunrises and sunsets - all but impossible in the height of the Summer, but useful when shooting the incredible landscapes that we will find.
The incredible landscapes are the main attraction in Iceland, and we will be able to see waterfalls, volcanos, geysers, glaciers, coastlines and beautiful lakes; but Iceland is not just about the natural world. We will visit some historic cities, as well as picturesque settlements giving a wide range of photographic subjects on this adventurous and exciting trip.
This is an exploratory trip: although it has been on my personal list for some considerable time, I have never been to Iceland, but Intrepid Travel have many years of experience in the country, and we will have one of their experienced leaders accompanying us at all times.
Starting in the capital Reykjavik, we embark on the Golden Circle – taking in the Thingevellir National Park, the Strokkur Geysir and the famous Gullfoss Waterfall. This is also one of our first good chances to see the Northern Lights.
Iceland is infamously volcanic, and we pass black sand beaches and historic lava flows to get to the renowned Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon; where remnants of glacier ice can often be photographed on the beach.
The Vatnajokull National Park is an area of glaciers and volcanoes, and we are intending to visit a less known ice cave that is only reachable via a walk across a glacier! We have two days to explore the incredible scenery; as well as some of the picturesque nearby villages.
We move further to the East, exploring the Egilsstadir area, including the Seydisfjordur fjord, before heading off to the Highlands of the country and the mighty Dettifoss waterfall.
Moving on, we explore the area around Lake Myvatn, including boiling mud pools and Lava formations.
Our final full day is an atmospheric drive through stunning scenery – taking in the city of, also referred to as the “Capital of the North” - until we reach Reykjavik for our last night.
Due to the expense of accommodation, we will need to manage the bookings so that no one is left with a single room, without paying the single supplement. If you are a solo traveller then every effort will be made to ensure that there is someone for you to share with. This has usually always been possible, but if you are flexible about the choice of accommodation when filling out the booking form, then that will give you more chance to secure a place.
As we expect there to be a lot of interest for this trip, we are opening bookings from now, until the end of June, to give people who are currently travelling the chance to apply to join the trip. We will then decide on the final group to manage the roomings, and by lottery if necessary.
Highlights of this trip
• Northern Lights (hopefully)
• Gullfoss Waterfall
• Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
• Vatnajokull National Park
• Seydisfjordur fjord
• Extensive photographic tuition
Pictures courtesy of Intrepid Travel
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photo tours with steve davey
Day 1: Reykjavik
Day 2: Hvolsvollur
Day 3: Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Day 4: Vatnajokull National Park
Day 5: Egilsstadir
Day 6: Egilsstadir
Day 7: Egilsstadir
Day 8: Lake Myvatn
Day 9: Lake Myvatn
Day 10: Reykjavik
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This tour is led by Steve Davey - a professional photographer, whose work appears in publications all over the world. He is the author of the bestselling Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die (BBC Books). Steve recently published Footprint Travel Photography (Footprint Books), which covers everything that you would ever want to know about travelling with a camera. Click for more.
Land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, who have many years experience in running small group adventures.
Bookings are made through the Intrepid Special Groups Dept. in the UK not the Intrepid website or Stores. Use this link for more information
Start: 4 March 2019
End: 13 March 2019
Price: From £2695 pp
excl. flights, based on
Min 8, max 12 people
Places left: 12
Trip is to be confirmed.
Compulsory single supplement: £295
flight cost £175