Photo Tour of the Icelandic South Coast with Tim Vollmer

This photo tour focuses on the extraordinary Icelandic landscapes of the South Coast, dominated by wide open vistas, glaciers, mountains, geothermal

Photo Tour of the Icelandic South Coast with Tim Vollmer

This photo tour focuses on the extraordinary Icelandic landscapes of the South Coast, dominated by wide open vistas, glaciers, mountains, geothermal activity and numerous picturesque waterfalls. Join Tim Vollmer on this adventurous photo tour.

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Departures:

8 – 13 February 2015
22 – 27 February 2015
1 – 6 March 2015
19 - 24 March 2015 - FULLY BOOKED
16 – 21 September 2015 

Duration:  6 days / 5 nights

Minimum number of participants 3, maximum 7.

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Day 1:   Arrival at Keflavík Airport – Reykjavík

Arrival at Keflavík airport, where you will be met by Esja Travel representative. We leave the airport and drive through the lava fields to your hotel in Reykjavík. You‘ll have free time to your disposal until dinner.

Dinner and overnight stay in Reykjavík.


Day 2:   Reykjavík – Höfn – Vatnajökull glacier

We take an early morning flight to Höfn, a small fishing village in the south-east of Iceland. The contrast in the nature of the Southeast is breath-taking, with spectacular black beaches and dominating white glacier Vatnajökull. Serenity, energy and forces of nature combine to make the region of Vatnajökull a never-to-be-forgotten experience. We stop by the very photogenic Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where icebergs that break of the glacier float around and make their way into the ocean.

We will spend the day exploring the region. In winter time, if fortunate, we will see the Northern lights dancing above the glacier. 

Dinner and overnight stay in the area.


Day 3:   Vatnajökull glacier – Jökulsárlón lagoon – Skaftafell

Today we will visit many of Vatnajökull's outlets and outwash areas. We join a local guide for an adventurous and exiting ice cave tour.

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 different influences of fire and water (volcanic eruptions and the glaciers).

Dinner and overnight stay in the area.


Day 4:   Vík – Geysir – Gullfoss

We drive towards the coast to the basalt caves of Reynisfjara were we take a small walk on the black beach and have a view towards Dyrhólaey. We stop at the spectacular waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. On we drive to the world famous Geysir region, where hot springs are in abundance, such as the famous great Geysir which has given name to hot springs all over the world.

Here we will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters. 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. 

Dinner and overnight stay in the area.
 

Day 5:   Þingvellir – Reykjanes peninsula – Blue Lagoon

We leave the Geysir area and drive to Þingvellir national park. Þingvellir is a remarkable geological site, and the most historic place on the island. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It´s a magnificent showcase with all its faults and fissures and the beautiful mountains around it.

We continue to the Nesjavellir geothermal area and on to the lava fields of Reykjanes peninsula. More than half of the peninsula is covered with lava flows and you will see lava cones and craters of different sizes and shapes. We will take a short walk where the mid-Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean and head for the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula.

We travel onward to the small fishing village Grindavík and end in the Blue Lagoon, for a relaxing dip in 38°C therapeutic geothermal water. The Blue Lagoon is surrounded by a moss-covered lava field dating back to 1226. 

Dinner and overnight stay in Reykjavík.


Day 6:   Departure

Departure transfer to Keflavík Airport or prolong your stay in Reykjavík – further information available on request.

Price per person sharing a double room USD 3,995
Single supplement USD 175


Included:

- 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.
- Guidance by a professional photographer (Tim Vollmer).
- Private bus during the tour from Höfn to Reykjavík.
- Ice cave tour.
- Entrance fees:
   - Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre
    - Blue Lagoon incl. a towel.

- Lodging tax.

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