We’ll take breathtaking photos of stunning waterfalls, ice lagoons, amazing glacial lakes and spectacular volcanic scenery enjoying a totally unexpected chromatic palette. We’ll soak in the soothing waters of hot springs and we’ll visit wild coastlines, home for various bird colonies.
Iceland Photo Tour
Date: June 21-30 2013
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
During our 8 day Icelandic trip, we’ll head towards the South-Western parts of the island. We’ll take breathtaking photos of stunning waterfalls, ice lagoons, amazing glacial lakes and spectacular volcanic scenery enjoying a totally unexpected chromatic palette. We’ll soak in the soothing waters of hot springs and we’ll visit wild coastlines, home for various bird colonies. Night will always be short, and I don’t mean it just in the figurative sense! The perfect light for taking good photos will be during the earliest morning hours or late at night, quite different from the Romanian hour hands, as Iceland is situated just outside the Arctic circle. We invite you to accompany Mihai Moiceanu and Iurie Belegurschi, two professional photographers, in a marvelous photo expedition in Europe’s most western land.
Day 1, 21 June 2013:
Arriving at international airport Keflavík and transfer to Reykjavík to our guesthouse.
Day 2, 22 June 2013:
The lava scarred Reykjanes peninsula lies on one of the world’s major plate boundaries, the Mid Atlantic Ridge. We will walk across a small footbridge between the two continents, see craters and an old lighthouse, Reykjanesviti and Gunnuhver, geothermal area. Overnight at a guesthouse in Reykjavík.
Day 3, 23 June 2013:
Seljalandsfoss is the only known waterfall of its kind, where it is possible to walk behind it. The waterfall is very picturesque and therefore its photo can be found in many books and calendars. Skógafoss is a 60m high waterfall and if the sun conditions are favourable - one can see a vivid rainbow in front of the waterfalls. Reynisfjara Beach is a natural black sand and pebble beach with some larger boulders. By the beach you can see basalt caves, which are very interesting for photographers. Overnight in Höfn
Day 4, 24 June 2013:
Vatnajökull is Europe's largest glacier and has always had a great impact on the landscape of this region, as well as the lives of its inhabitants. Until bridges were built in the early 1970s, the bursting glacier rivers made Southeast Iceland the most isolated area in the country. Overnight in Hofn
Day 5-6, 25-26 June 2013:
Shooting in the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a famous glacial lagoon full of icebergs were we can take a short boat tour and sail among the huge icebergs, an unforgettable experience. 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). Overnight in Jökulsárlón area for 2 nights.
Day 7, 27 June 2013:
The village Kirkjubæjarklaustur became well known in Iceland during the Lakagígar volcanic eruption in 1783 when a huge lava flow streamed from the craters in what became known as the “Skaftá Fires.” Landbrot (broken land) and Meðalland are areas of varied wetlands including floodmeadows, lakes, springs, streams and lava fields and support a wide range of birds. We also visit Fjarðárgljúfur, a magnificient canyon west of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Overnight near Hvolsvöllur village.
Day 8, 28 June 2013:
Places to visit-suggestions:
1.Eyjafjöll the mountains south of Eyjafjallajökull glacier
2. Hekla mountain area.
Þjórsárdalur valley – Hekla area – Fljótshlíð valley
3. Þórsmörk valley – hiking
Overnight near Hvolsvöllur village.
Day 9, 29 June 2013:
Visit the Golden Circle area. We visit the Gullfoss waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe, and the world famous Geysir region. 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.
Overnight in a guesthouse in Reykjavík.
Day 10, 30 June 2013:
Transfer to international airport Keflavik and departure.
- 9 nights accommodation with breakfast, shared facilities.
- privat bus and airport transfers from/to Keflavík Airport.
- Breakfast - selfmade.
- lunch box -7 selfmade
- Dinners - 6 selfmade
- photo guidance by Mihai Moiceau and Iurie Belegurschi
- International flights
- Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
- Sailing on Jökulsárlón lagoon
- Optional tours
Price per person sharing a room
- group size of 8-10 participants USD 4,000
- group size of 6-7 participants USD 4,320
- Wide Angle (zoom)
- Normal (zoom)
The range of landscape set of filters:
- the neutral density grad filters
- circular polarization filter
Hard disk for downloading the images
Charger for accumulators