Iceland photo workshop with John Tunney

Join photographers John Tunney and Tim Vollmer for a once in a lifetime experience photographing Iceland and its stunning landscape.  We will be visiting

John Tunney 5 - 10 March 2013

Join photographers John Tunney and Tim Vollmer for a once in a lifetime experience photographing Iceland and its stunning landscape.  We will be visiting Iceland at the height of the aurora borealis, the spectacular northern lights, and exploring some of its most scenic locations.

Highlights: Aurora borealis, icebergs, waterfalls, lava fields, fishing villages and more!

Included
- Transfer from/to Keflavík airport upon arrival and departure
- 6 nights with private facilties.
- Full board from dinner on day one to breakfast on day six.
- Domestic flight from Reykjavík to Höfn
- Boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
- Guidance by John Tunney and Tim Vollmer
 
Not Included
- Airfare to and from Iceland
- Travel Insurance
- Incidentals
- Gratuities
 
Price per person sharing a double room USD 2.825,-
Single supplement USD 160,-
 
 

Day 1, 5 March 2013:   Arrival Keflavik airport

We meet at the airport and then drive through the lava fields to our guesthouse in Reykjavík. Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík.
 
 

Day 2, 6 March 2013:    Reykjavík Höfn Vatnajökull glacier

We start the morning by taking a one hour flight to Höfn, a small fishing village in the southeast of Iceland. The area is known for its breathtaking scenery, spectacular black beaches and Vatnajökull, a giant white glacier. We will spend the day exploring the region and, if we are fortunate, we will see the Northern lights dancing above the glacier. Dinner and overnight at the Smyrlabjörg guesthouse.
 

Day 3, 7 March 2013:      Vatnajökull glacier – Jökulsárlón lagoon – Skaftafell

We will visit many of Vatnajökull’s outlets and outwash areas and the Jökulsárlón, a famous glacial lagoon full of icebergs were we can take a short boat tour and sail among the huge icebergs. The glacial scenery continues with a visit to the Skaftafell, Iceland’s second largest national park. Volcanic eruptions, glaciers and rivers have worked together over thousands of years to create a stunning landscape. Dinner and overnight at Icelandair Hótel Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
 

Day 4, 8 March 2013:       Vík – Geysir – Gullfoss

We leave Klaustur and 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, an unusual rock formation. We drive to Seljalandsfoss, a famous waterfall and walk the path behind it. Then it is on to the Geysir region with its many hot springs and geysers that spout up to 100 feet. 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 at Hótel Geysir.
 

Day 5, 9 March 2013:        Þingvellir – Reykjanes peninsula

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, where the world’s oldest democratic parliament was founded in 930. We continue to the Nesjavellir geothermal area and on to the lava fields of Reykjanes peninsula. More then half of the peninsula is covered with lava flows and you will see lava cones and craters of different sizes and shapes. We will walk where the mid Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean and head for the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula. We continue to the small fishing village Grindavík and end in the Blue Lagoon, a unique man-made pool of geothermal water (37-39°C) in the middle of a moss-covered lava field. The Blue Lagoon is a combination of many factors, the most important being the origin of the geothermal seawater from 2.000 meters beneath the surface. Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík.
 

Day 6, 10 March 2013:        Departure from Keflavík airport

Transfer to Keflavík airport.
 
The itinerary may be subject to change due to weather conditions.
 
 
 

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