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
$0 USD
       

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 5-day adventure, three expert guides (John Wingfield, Eamon Bonner), 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

    • Summary

      Most of the day will be spent picking people up from the airport and safely transporting them back to the accommodations. We'll go to hotel in Reykjavik, get lunch in Reykjavik then head to Snaefellsnes Peninsula and spend the day driving the loop and stopping at photo spots.

    • Photo Spots

      Kirkjufellsfoss, Kerlingarfoss, Svödufoss, Dritvik Djúpalónssandur, Londrangar, Hellnar, Arnarstapi

    • Lodging

      Hótel Múli Reykjavik

    • Food

      No Breakfast on this day. Lunch and dinner are included

    Day 2

    • Summary

      We’ll start the day off by getting breakfast in Reykjavik. On the way to lodging in Vik we will stop at the blue lagoon followed by Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. After the guests get settled into their rooms we will get lunch and then proceed to Dyrholaey for Puffin viewing at golden hour. As the day ends we’ll head back into town for dinner.

    • Photo Spots

      Blue Lagoon, Seljanlandfoss, Skogafoss, Dyrholaey

    • Lodging

      Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

    • Food

      Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included

    Day 3

    • Summary

      If conditions are ideal we’ll wake up for a sunrise photo mission to the black sand beaches in the area. After that we’ll grab breakfast and head east toward Hofn. On the way we’ll stop at Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, and do a small hike to Svartifoss. Once we arrive in Hofn we’ll have an optional soak in hot springs and get to Vestrahorn by sunset. After that we’ll head into town and grab dinner, ending the night at our accommodations.

    • Photo Spots

      Black Sand Beaches, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Svartifoss, Hofn (Hot Springs), Vestrahorn

    • Lodging

      Hótel Höfn

    • Food

      Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included

    Day 4

    • Summary

      We’ll start the day by getting breakfast in town. After that we will head to Landmannalaugar and do the Ljotipollur crater day hike. On the way, we’ll stop and grab lunch, then visit Sigöldugljúfur on the way home and grab dinner afterwards.

    • Photo Spots

      Landmannalaugar-highlands, Ljotipollur Crater, Sigoldugljufur

    • Lodging

      Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

    • Food

      Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included

    Day 4 Optional Variation

    • Summary

      On the final full day of our trip, we’ll start to wind things down. We’ll start our day getting breakfast in town and then head to Kvernufoss. After that we’ll head to Hjörleifshöfði Cave, and Remundargilsfoss, followed by a stop for lunch then a relaxing trip to the Seljavellir geothermal pool. We’ll then head back to Vik and prepare for departure the next day.

    • Photo Spots

      Kvernufoss, Hjörleifshöfði Cave, Remundargilsfoss, Seljavellir Geothermal Pool

    • Lodging

      Puffin Apartment Víkurbraut

    • Food

      Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included

    Day 5

    • Summary

      We’ll say our final goodbyes to Iceland and head to the airport for departure, grabbing one last breakfast along the way. This day will be dedicated to packing and transporting everyone back to the airport.

    • Photo Spots

      Reykjavik

    • Lodging

      N/A

    • Food

      Breakfast only

    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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      6 days and 5 nights of adventure (3 nights in a guesthouse, 2 nights in mountain hut dormitory)

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      Transportation around the country

    • MealsCreated with Sketch.

      6x breakfast, 6x packed lunches. Vegetarian/vegan options are available!

    • Photography teacherCreated with Sketch.

      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
    • 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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