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Photo Tour Iceland 2020

PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAVEL TO THE MAGIC ISLAND 2020

From 27 September to 6 October 2020 (10 days)

Iceland is an ideal destination for photographers, as it is wild, little populated, with landscapes as beautiful as exceptional, a place where anything seems possible. On this trip we travel not only the most emblematic places of the island but we will visit some lesser known but equally photogenic locations. Volcanic beaches with large waves in «black and white», pointed rocks in the sea, basaltic columns, large waterfalls and geisers, mountains whose glaciers are among the largest in Europe, icebergs and ice blocks on volcanic beaches are some of the ingredients of this trip. Apart from contemplating and photographing its incredible landscapes, we can have a pleasant encounter with the lights of the Northern Lights.

The trip is organized together with the Dutch agency Fotoreisspecialist (www.fotoreisspecialist.nl), specialized in photographic travel with extensive experience in photographing and organizing trips to this destination. Apart from a photographic guide of Al Andalus Photo Tour, the trip has the presence of a guide from the Dutch agency at our disposal. During the trip we will hold some theoretical photography workshops and analyse the images of the participants made during the trip. 

The journey includes transport during the trip, an accompanying professional photographer and a guide, accommodation in full board (breakfast, picnic and dinner with three courses), in a room with private bathroom.

General information

This journey is suitable for any photographic level.

Although it is not indispensable, we recommend having basic knowledge of photography and a DSLR camera to get more out of the workshops.

To get to the photographic locations some itineraries go along unpaved roads or mountain tracks. Therefore we recommend that the participants are used to (short) walking in the natural environment.

 

Minimum recommended material:

  • SLR camera with lenses
  • Tripod
  • Wired or Wireless Trigger

 

Recommended material:

  • Polarizing filter
  • Grey gradient filter
  • Neutral grey density filter 

 

Consult with the office if you do not own the material

Final note:

The taking of the photographs depends in large part on the weather and the field conditions. Al Andalus Photo Tour reserves the right to modify schedules and tours in case circumstances require it (e.g. Rains, poor access roads) for the good of the participants and the photos to be taken.

Program

Day 1. Arrival in Iceland and transfer to our accommodation, a charming family hotel with a thermal jacuzzi.

 

Day 2. Today we will visit one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland, with an impressive drop of more than 100 meters. Then we will approach our accommodation in Landmannalaugar an area known for its colourful and scenic mountains.

Day 3. Today we will photograph the colourful mountains of Landmannalaugar, dotted by snow fields, crossed by rivers and green meadows.

Day 4. Today we will take other pictures of the colourful mountains of Landmannalaugar, dotted by snow fields, crossed by rivers and green meadows.

 

Día 5. We move to the magical beaches of Vik, with their photogenic shapes and black colours. On the way we will visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and the huge Waterfall of Skógafoss.

 

Day 6. In the morning we will be on the emblematic black beach of Vik and the impressive shore of Dyrholaey with its stone arch, where we can photograph the usual large waves, contrasted by the black tones of the beach, the pointed rocks in the sea and the basalt columns. Then we head to the Svinafellsjokull glacier on our way to and the glacial lake of Jokulsarlon with the icebergs of the glacier floating on the lake.

 

Day 7. Today we will be visiting another glacial lake with its floating icebergs, as well as the photogenic volcanic beach with its stranded ice blocks whose presence makes this place call «The Diamond Beach». Here we also have the possibility to visit the emblematic beach of Stokksnes, with its mountains and its bay.

 

Day 8. Today we will return to the locations of the previous day to be able to repeat them and deepen them, dedicating one more session.

 

Day 9. Before we start our way back we will make the last visit to the glacier lake and / or the Diamond Beach. On the way we will make some photo stops before arriving at our hotel.

 

Day 10. Return by flight to our origin.

 

The trip includes:

Accommodation in a double room with bathroom. Supplement single room 451 euros.

Meals (breakfast, picnic and dinner). Except for dinner on the first day. On the last day only breakfast is included.

Transportation throughout the trip.

Driver’s guide.

Professional accompanying photographer.

If necessary, landscape photography workshops.

Views and study of the participants’ photos.

Not included:

Flight.

Drinks.

Travel or cancellation insurance.

Registration fees (35 euros per reservation).

How to make a reservation?

The reservation is formalized by filling in the registration form that we will send to you as soon as you contact us.

Once the trip is guaranteed, the organising agency sends an invoice and, within a maximum period of 7 days, 20% of the total amount is paid.

Within a maximum period of 56 before the day of the start of the trip, the remaining amount is paid.

We send a document (PDF) with extensive practical information and travel advice before the trip starts.

Price

Price 3.049 euros (from 27/9 a 6/10)   

 

 

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