Iceland Photo Tour and Adventure Esja Travel

Iceland is a photographer‘s paradise. In this six-day all-inclusive workshop we will travel through parts of south-eastern and south-western

Iceland Photo Adventure with John Tunney
7 – 12 March 2015

Iceland is a photographer‘s paradise. In this six-day all-inclusive workshop we will travel through parts of south-eastern and south-western Iceland, a stunning landscape where we can see  the northern lights, ice caves, spectacular waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, dramatic coastlines, geysers, mountains, Icelandic horses and more.

We will be visiting Iceland in early March when the weather is similar to the weather in the Northeast U.S., and when the amazing Aurora Borealis is visible in the evenings.  

The six-day adventure includes hotels, meals, ground transportation, hotel transfers, air travel (except international air) and instruction with two photographers.

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Departure: 7 – 12 March 2015             

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights


The workshop is open to photographers of all levels. With two instructors, you will get plenty of personal attention. John and Tim are professional photographers and experienced instructors and guides for Iceland, and will help you make the most of your trip. They will guide you to memorable locations for great photography and answer questions and offer tips on camera settings and techniques, composition and image processing.

Minimum number of participants 6, maximum 10.

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Day 1, 7 March 2015:          Arrival at Keflavík Airport – Reykjavík

Arrival at Keflavík airport, where you will be met at the airport and driven through the lava fields to our hotel in Reykjavík.

Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík

Day 2, 8 March 2015:          Reykjavík – Höfn – Vatnajökull Glacier

We take an early morning flight to Höfn, a small fishing village in the southeast of Iceland. The landscape of southeast Iceland is breath taking with spectacular black beaches and the mighty Vatnajökull glacier. We will spend the day exploring the region and, if fortunate, we will see the Northern lights dancing above the glacier.

Dinner and overnight in the area.


Day 3, 9 March 2015:          Ice Cave – Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon – Skaftafell

We start the day with an unforgettable ice cave tour in the Vatnajökull glacier area. We then will visit of Vatnajökull’s outlets and outwash areas and the Jökulsárlón, a famous glacial lagoon full of icebergs and the iceberg beach. 

The glacial scenery continues with a visit to the stunning Skaftafell, Iceland’s second largest national park where the landscape has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of volcanic eruptions and the glaciers.

Dinner and overnight in the area

Day 4, 10 March 2015: Vík – Reynisfjara – Geysir

We drive towards the coast to the basalt column caves of Reynisfjara, where we take a short walk on the black sand beach and have a view towards Dyrhólaey cliff. 

From there we continue on to the spectacular waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, as we make our way to the world famous Geysir area, with its many hot springs and geysers.

Dinner and overnight in the area

Day 5, 11 March 2015:       Gullfoss – Þingvellir - Eyrarbakki - Krísuvík

From Geysir we drive to Gullfoss, the Golden waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Here you can see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down in a double-fall into a deep gorge.

We drive to Þingvellir national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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.

Afterwards we drive through Eyrarbakki, a friendly village that used to be the largest commercial community and the main harbour on the South Coast of Iceland. Today a large number of preserved houses from the period 1890-1920 can be found there.

Next stop is Krísuvík, a geothermal field with steam vents and mud pools. A volatile  area, even by Icelandic standards. The temperature below the surface is 392° F (200°c) and the water is boiling as it comes out of the earth. Near Krísuvík we will also find the Kleifarvatn lake, surrounded by mountains on three sides.

Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík

Day 6, 12 March 2015:       Departure

Pick up from the hotel for the transfer to Keflavik international airport or prolong your stay in Iceland - information on request.

The itinerary may be subject to change due to weather and conditions.

Price per person sharing a double room USD 3,995



- 5 nights including breakfast in rooms with private facilities.
- Full board from dinner on day one to breakfast on day six.
- Domestic flight from Reykjavík to Höfn, including airport taxes.
- Airport transfers.
- Guidance through a professional photographer (John Tunney and Tim Vollmer).
- Private bus during the tour from Höfn to Reykjavík.
- Ice cave tour.
- Lodging tax.


Not included:

International airfares – available upon request from Esja Travel, travel insurance, drinks, incidentals, gratuities.

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Working mostly with coastal subjects, John Tunney creates simple but compelling compositions that range from impressionistic land and seascapes to still life, abstracts and “pop” treatments of lobsters and other local icons. He prints his own work using archival art papers and pigment inks, creating images that often have a look and feel similar to paintings and mono prints. The results have met with both popular and critical success, winning many awards.

A frequent exhibitor in New England art shows, John’s work hangs on the walls of homes, businesses and institutions all over North America and Europe. He is a juried artist-member of the Cape Cod Art Association, where he teaches classes & workshops in photography and Photoshop. He also is a juried member of the Artisan’s Guild of Cape Cod and the Professional Photographers of America.


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