6 Days, 5 Nights

South Iceland Photo Adventure

Travel across the rugged landscapes of Iceland with 3 expert photography guides.

Moment Travel
South Iceland Photo Adventure
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What we'll do

South Iceland is often called the most magical region of the country -- and for good reason.

This expansive side of Iceland offers incredible diversity, from endless lava fields to volcanos, to plunging sea cliffs, to countless waterfalls. Here, you'll find unique beauty, unlike any other place on Planet Earth.

On this 6-day adventure, three expert guides (John Wingfield, Eamon Bonner, and Willam Murphy), will lead you to iconic locations on the south coast, and even venture into the alien planet-like Highlands, weather permitting. Over the course of your journey, your guides will also teach you photography skills, ranging from beginner to advanced. All skill levels are welcome on this trip.

Starting near the capital in the west, you'll travel along the coast, southbound to the charming seaside town of Borgarbraut. You'll visit the iconic Skogafoss waterfall (any Game of Thrones fans?), Dyrholaey, Reykjanes, Hekla volcano, and more unbelievable southern spots. If the weather permits, you'll venture into the Highlands to see Þórsmörk's winding riverbeds.

The trip will consist of a combination of drive-up locations and short hikes. Icelandic terrain can be rough, so you should be able to do moderate exercise.

Your Guides

    Itinerary

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival in Iceland, transport from airport to accommodations

    • Summary

      Most of the day will be spent picking people up from the airport and safely transporting them back to the accommodations in Vik.

    • Photo Spots

      Black Sand Beach near Vik (Reynisfjara)

    • Lodging

      Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

    • Food

      No Breakfast or lunch on this day, restaurants in the area for dinner

    Day 2: Exploring the South Coast

    • Summary

      We’ll have breakfast at the lodge, then leave for a day of exploring the south coast region. We'll visit iconic locations such as Reykjanes, Seljalandfoss, and Skogafoss waterfall. You'll practice photography skills including composition, color theory, and handling various light conditions.

    • Photo Spots

      Reynisdrangar, Reykjanes, Seljanlandfoss, Skogafoss.

    • Lodging

      Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

    • Food

      Breakfast (yogurt, fruit, bread, granola, waffles, pancakes, eggs), restaurants in the area for dinner

    Day 3: Exploring more of the South Coast

    • Summary

      On Day 3, we’ll further explore the South Coast, with the option to do some short hikes to more elusive locations.

    • Photo Spots

      Dyrholaey, Kvernufoss, gljufrabui, Axlarfoss- waterfall

    • Lodging

      Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

    • Food

      Breakfast (yogurt, fruit, bread, granola, waffles, pancakes, eggs), restaurants in the area for dinner

    Day 4: Into the Highlands

    • Summary

      If conditions allow we will travel to the Highlands, in search of lesser known spots, off the beaten path.

    • Photo Spots

      Maelifell- mountain, Ofaerufoss- waterfall, Landmannalaugar-highlands, Sigoldugljufur

    • Lodging

      Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

    • Food

      Breakfast (yogurt, fruit, bread, granola, waffles, pancakes, eggs), restaurants in the area for dinner

    Day 5: Winding Rivers and Remote Views in Þórsmörk

    • Summary

      On our last full day in Iceland, we'll continue exploring the south Highlands region. We'll visit the remote valley of Þórsmörk (pronounced "Thorsmork") and practice more photography skills together.

    • Photo Spots

      Þórsmörk, Hekla Volcano.

    • Lodging

      Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

    • Food

      Breakfast (yogurt, fruit, bread, granola, waffles, pancakes, eggs), restaurants in the area for dinner

    Day 6: Return to Reykjavik & Departure

    • Summary

      This day will be dedicated to packing and transporting everyone back to the airport.

    • Photo Spots

      Reykjavik.

    • Lodging

      N/A

    • Food

      Breakfast only at the lodge.

    Where we're going

    What You Will Learn

    Whether you're most interested in practicing your photography skills, getting off the beaten path, hiking, exploring black sand beaches, or learning about Icelandic culture, South Iceland offers the adventure of a lifetime. On this trip, John, Will, and Eamon will be teaching you photography tips and tricks while exploring photos spots both well-known and remote. Some of the things we'll cover are:

    • How to hike and explore in Iceland
    • Best times of day for shooting landscape photography
    • Camera basics (aperture, shutter speed, ISO)
    • Composition
    • Color Theory
    • Shooting in various, quickly changing light conditions

    Don't have a camera besides your smartphone? No problem. Shoot & edit on whatever device you want!

    What's Included

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      5 nights in Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

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      Transportation around the country

    • MealsCreated with Sketch.

      Breakfast + Dinner every day (except breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 6; lunches not included). Vegetarian/vegan options are available!

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      Three expert photography guides

    • DiscountsCreated with Sketch.

      Discounts from the Moment shop

    What's Not Included

    • Airfare to and from Reykjavik
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Guide gratuities
    • Insurance of any kind, including travel insurance
    • Personal camera gear
    • Lunches, No breakfast on Day 1 or Dinner on Day 6

    FAQs

    • What Health & Safety Regulations are in place for this trip?

      Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following requirements are in place:

      - Proof of vaccination or positive antibody test required for entry into Iceland

      - Face coverings must be worn when unable to socially distance

      - Hand sanitizer will be provided.

      These regulations are subject to change at any time before departure. Please check the World Health Organization COVID-19 information page periodically for up-to-date information and news.

    • Cancellation Policy

      This trip has a strict no-refund policy. Cancellations will result in a forfeiture of 100% of your trip payment.

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