The tour begins early on Sunday, May 17,  and continues with a busy schedule until the evening of Saturday the 24th. A set of bonus shoots on Saturday the 16th are available for participants who arrive early, as well as on Sunday, the 25 for any participants staying late.

Nature and Landscapes

 This is a unique country with its glaciers, geysers, volcanos, lava fields, waterfalls, mountains, beaches and fjords, not to mention the sea birds, whales and the aurora borealis.

The tour is timed to take advantage of Iceland's long golden hour opportunities with these natural wonders. 

People and Culture

The tour will include many shooting opportunities with local people and culture. Iceland's unique farms and fishing culture, including the sheep and Icelandic horses will be featured.

Urban and Architecture

Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland has some unique architecture that will be available shoots. In addition, the rural churches, homes and abandoned buildings will provide an urban portion for the tour.


What is included?

  • All accommodation and meals during your tour. Most dinners will include a glass of wine.
  • All transportation inside of Iceland.

What is not included?

  • Flights to Iceland. We can assist with flights if required.
  • Hotels before or after the tour starts, and we can assist with those as well.

Costs and Booking

The trip is priced at $4,500 $Cdn, with a 10% discount for full bookings by Jan 31. Booking is on a first come, first serve basis.

All trips are run by iamiceland.is. 

Remember to check out our cancellation policy.

2015-05 Iceland First Deposit
2,500.00

The first deposit will hold your spot on the tour, with the final deposit due on 2015-04-17, one month before the event. There is an early registration discount until 2015-04-03.

2015-05 Iceland Final Deposit
2,000.00

The final deposit confirms your place on this great trip.

Itinerary

We have set up an itinerary which provides a wide range of opportunities, and will be adjusted as we go based on weather and other opportunities.

Special Considerations

  • Weather: In the case of inclement weather, some additional indoor shoots may be scheduled. Do bring rain gear for you and your equipment though.
  • Sunrise/sunset options: When weather permits, early/late shoots may be scheduled.
  • Road side attractions: Iceland is a very scenic country, and we will stop at road side areas of interest based on timing.
  • Special requests: If there is an area of special interest that is not on our list, let us know and we will do our best to fit it in.

Arrival day

Pick up at Keflavik airport early morning 07:00 - flight times to be confirmed

  • Drive to Hafnarfjordur village for a viking ceremony and breakfast
  • Walk in the village
  • Drive to Hotel Kriunes, www.hotelkriunes.is to leave luggage as rooms might not be ready as the check in time is always 14:00 
  • Visit Reykjavik city centre, free walk for 2 hours then back to hotel for an afternoon rest
  • Welcoming dinner
  • Northern lights possible

Overnight in  Hotel Kriunes, www.hotelkriunes.is

  

  

Day 1 - Sunday
Reykjanes peninsula

Departure 08:30

  • Small local fishing village of Grindavík
  • Geothermal hot spring mud pools of Seltún
  • Lake Kleifarvatn & surroundings
  • Dried fish structure & farm
  • A lighthouse
  • Bird cliffs of the Krisuvik region
  • Visit to the Blue lagoon (photo visit, entrance fee not included)
  • Lunchbox from the hotel provided to do an outdoor picnic
  • Returning to the hotel in the afternoon
  • Dinner in Reykjavik city, Kex hostel with our legendary friend, Mr Bodvar. Photo ops include live band, food prep and serving
  • Possibility in a local sporting match
  • Northern lights possible

Overnight in  Hotel Kriunes, www.hotelkriunes.is

Day 2 - Monday
Golden circle

Departure 08:30

  • The National Park of Þingvellir
  • The first parliament in the world started by Vikings in 934
  • Walk between 2 tectonic plates, Europe & North America
  • Iceland's largest lake with volcanic Islands
  • Geysir hotspring area with erupting hot spring (every 10 minutes)
  • Waterfall Gullfoss, one of Iceland's biggest waterfalls
  • Lunch with the Icelandic traditional meat soup and apple pie
  • Greenhouse village with tomato farming, fresh herb & wild berry farming
  • Lava Cave 
  • Northern lights possible

Overnight in  Hotel Kriunes, www.hotelkriunes.is

Day 3 - Tuesday
South Coast

Please note, we change hotels, so luggage goes with us. Please have bags ready for the trolley before breakfast.

Departure 08:30

  • Waterfall Urriðafoss
  • Waterfall Seljalandsfoss
  • Gygjokull glacier into Thorsmork (if access possible)
  • Dyraholaey lighthouse
  • Sólheimajökull glacier, up close & personal visit to the glacier
  • Icelandic Horses outdoors & indoors
  • Northern lights possible

Overnight in Hotel Laki, www.hotellaki.is

Day 4 - Wednesday
More South Coast

Please note, we change hotels, so luggage goes with us. Please have bags ready for the trolley before breakfast.

Departure 08:30

  • Glacier Lagoon
  • Skaftafell National park
  • Svartifoss waterfall
  • Hofn fishing Village (model shoot possible)
  • Djúpivogur village
  • Horses possible
  • Stokksnes mountains
  • Northern lights possible

Overnight in Hotel Framtid, www.hotelframtid.is

Day 5 - Thursday
East Fjiords

Departure 07:00

  • Lighthouse
  • Fjords
  • Rusty Stranded ship
  • Glacier canyon shoot
  • Villages
  • Northern lights possible

Overnight in Hotel Framtid again  - Dinner in hotel

Day 6 - Friday
Highlands

LONG DRIVING DAY

Please note, we change hotels, so luggage goes with us. Please have bags ready for the trolley before breakfast.

Departure 08:00

  • Indoor photography for sheep
  • Fjallsarlon glacier Lagoon (model shoot possible)
  • Systrafossar in Kirkjubæjarklaustur village
  • Lavafields with moss layers
  • Reynisfjara black sandy beach
  • Skógarfoss Waterfall
  • Northern lights possible

Overnight in Hotel Hvolsvollur, www.hotelhvolsvollur.is

Day 7 - Saturday
Offroad trip in the Highlands and End of Tour

Please note, we change hotels, so luggage goes with us. Please have bags ready for the trolley before breakfast.

Departure 08:00

  • Hekla volcano
  • Raudaskal volcano crater
  • Landmannalaugar region
  • Optional dip in a hot spring
  • Cobalt blue lake Ljotipollur in a crater
  • Haifoss waterfall
  • Hjalparfoss waterfall
  • Northern lights possible

Ending in Reykjavik City.

Kriunes Hotel with special closing dinner.

Departure Day - Sunday

Open day in the city with an option for the Blue Lagoon. Departure for the airport from the hotel no later than 14:00.