We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover cancellation possibilities.
Once the tour begins, all hotel, food and travel are covered. Hotels and meals before and after the tour and can be purchased with credit cards or cash. The official currency is the Icelandic Krona. Dollars and Euros are not widely accepted, though it is relatively easy to get a local cash advance from an ATM.
For those that were not Boy Scouts or Girl Guides, be prepared.
The average daily temperature is about 8°, with evenings at 4°. The weather will probably include a few rainy days, so be prepared with layers of clothing, with gloves and a hat being good ideas.
The tour will not include a lot of hiking, however waterproof hiking boots are a good idea.
All dining and evening events will be informal and relaxed.
A photo tour has to take into account that the best light for most landscape and nature shoots is first thing in the morning, and around dusk.
We will take it a step further by including breakfast while on the road to morning shoots, and coffee and snacks on site while shooting.
Meals and evening events will be scheduled around the sunsets, allowing those impressive nature shots to be done in the evening golden hour.
Iceland's daytime sun during mid October does not get very high, so the angle of the light is still very nice. Many of the shoots scheduled in the cultural areas will be inside to minimize the direct 'overhead' sun.
The scheduling of a tour in October means that the aurora borealis will be available on nights when the skies are clear. Event scheduling will make sure that options for night shooting are as often as possible.
Here are some items that you should consider bringing along with you:
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