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.
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
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.