Northern Lights Photo Tour with Dean J. Tatooles in Iceland

Photo Tour through the Icelandic winter landscapes of the south coast with the photographers Dean J. Tatooles and Tim Vollmer. Glaciers, icebergs on a

Northern Lights Photo Tour with Dean J. Tatooles
12 - 18 February, 2014

Photo Tour through the Icelandic winter landscapes of the south coast with the photographers Dean J. Tatooles and Tim Vollmer. Glaciers, icebergs on a glacier lagoon, geysers, waterfalls, rock formations and black sand coastline and with some luck also the northern lights – a tour full of contrasts. 

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Departure: 12 – 18 February, 2014Map Northern LIghts Tour with Dean J. Tatooles

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Minimum number of participants 8, maximum 10.

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Day 1, 12 February, 2014: Arrival

Arrival at Keflavík Airport. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Reykjavík.

Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 2, 13 February, 2014: Domestic Flight to Höfn – Vantajökull Glacier

We take an early morning flight to Höfn, a small fishing village in the southeast 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 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, 14 February, 2014: Vatnajökull glacier - Ice Cave

We start the day with an unforgettable ice cave tour which is an amazing experience and wonderful to photograph. We continue exploring the Vatnajökull area. 

Dinner and overnight in the area.

Day 4, 15 February, 2014: Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon – Skaftafell

We visit many of Vatnajökull’s outlets and outwash areas and the Jökulsárlón, a famous glacial lagoon full of icebergs. 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). Again the night skies present the possibility of northern lights.

Dinner and overnight near Vík.

Day 5, 16 February: Vík – Reynisfjara – Geysir

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

Day 6, 17 February: Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Eyrarbakki and Krísuvík

We drive to Þingvellir national park a remarkable geological site and the most historic place on the island. 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 are situated in Eyrarbakki.

Continue to Krísuvík, a geothermal field with steam vents and mud pools. It is volatile even by Icelandic standards. The temperature below the surf ace is 392° F (200° C) and the water is boiling as it comes out of the earth. Near Krísuvík we will also find Lake Kleifarvatn, surrounded by mountains on three sides.

Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 7, 18 February: Departure

Pick up from the hotel f or the transfer to Keflavík international airport.

Price per Person sharing a double room USD 4.575,-
Single supplement USD 170,-

- 6 nights including breakfast in rooms with private facilities.
- Full board from dinner on day one to breakfast on day seven.
- Domestic flight from Reykjavík to Höfn, including airport taxes.
- Airport transfers.
- Private bus from Höfn to Reykjavík.
- Guidance through professional photographers (Dean J. Tatooles and Tim Vollmer)
- Ice cave tour
- Lodging Tax.

Not included
International airfares – available upon request from Esja Travel, drinks, tips and anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

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Dean J. Tatooles specialises in fine art, panoramic landscape photography, wildlife photography, and indigenous portraiture from remote locations around the world. Dean's innate talent for photography is evident in each of his striking images. Attributing his inspiration to photographers Peter Lik and Art Wolfe, Dean's passion and dedication to his craft are unsurpassed.

Dean's travels have taken him across all seven continents, but he became fascinated with the topography, culture and wildlife of certain locations in the Southern Hemisphere. In that spirit, Dean created Southern Cross Galleries after the constellation that bears its name and is only visible from below the Equator. Dean's hope is that his work touches that sense of adventure in everyone and that viewers of his photographs will be transported to another time and place, even if it's for just a moment.

Dean works with professional Nikon digital SLR equipment to capture his spectacular wildlife images and indigenous portraiture as well as a Linhof Technorama 617 S III medium format panoramic camera to produce his majestic landscapes. In most cases, what you see in his final product is what Dean saw through his lens. There is very little digital modification performed to his photographs during processing.


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