DETAILS ABOUT OUR SET DEPARTURE PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
All of our Set Departure Photography Tours are very comprehensive in their inclusions. There are no “hidden extras” that need to be costed in. For clarity and transparency, the following lists state the inclusions and the exclusions.
Of course, bespoke, personally tailored, Photography Tours can be arranged for Camera Clubs/Private Groups; please just contact us with your wishes and ideas. We will be delighted to prepare an itinerary for you.
+ Small group size (no more than 12 persons, most often 8 to 10)
+ All ground transportation whilst in Iceland in a high quality, comfortable GT Travel coach
+ A Tour Manager (English speaking) on the coach throughout the tour
+ A GT coach with plenty storage capacity to readily carry and retrieve all camera bags, tripods, etc. throughout the day
+ High quality, comfortable, friendly, country based accommodations on a half board basis; breakfasts are very fulsome and evening meals are always three courses (plus tea/coffee)
+ Packed/picnic lunches on each day of the tour (excluding arrival/departure days)
+ A tour itinerary that provides a daily variety of natural landscapes and subjects/topics
+ A tour itinerary designed to be flexible “on the day” to accommodate photographers’ wishes, the weather and road conditions
+ A tour itinerary that allows plenty of on-site photography time
+ Minimal walking to reach the locations
+ Evenings to talk with like-minded photographers, comparing images and sharing tips
+ A suggested Photography “Kit List”
+ The opportunity to gain photographs for submission in your Camera Club’s competitions
– Flights to/from Iceland
– A Photography Tutor
– Personal spending
– Personal travel and medical insurance
– Departure transfer
SOUTH & SOUTH EAST ICELAND:
On our Set Departure Photography Tours, Day 1 is a “gathering day” as participants will most likely be arriving in from various areas of the world (Europe, USA, Canada, etc.), at different times. A taxi will collect participants as they arrive at the airport. A very fine hotel has been selected for the first overnight, allowing a most comfortable start to the tour and an opportunity to meet with all participants.
At the end of Day 5, hotel accommodation will be arranged for everyone in a very good Reykjavik hotel. This allows participants to either fly out of Iceland the following day (all hotels offer coach transfer to the airport, at a small cost) or to add more time to their stay in Iceland.
Day 1: Arrival Day; arranged transfer to accommodation in Keflavik. Evening meeting with participants.
Day 2: South Iceland: Reykjanes Peninsula. A mixture of coastal, geothermal and very varied volcanic landscapes. Also view past and present habitations, active and abandoned. Overnight accommodation with the Hvolsvöllur area.
Day 3: South to South East Iceland: Seljalandsfoss and on to Vík. Travel by the Eldhraun (Laki Lavas), Kirkjubaerlarklaustur (Stjornarfoss), Lómagnúpur, pass by Skeidarárjokull and Skeidarársandur, to arrive at Vatnajokull National Park area; accommodation in Skaftafell area.
South East Iceland: Vatnajokull National Park (south area) – location options include Svartifoss, overlook onto Skaftafellsjokull, Svinafellsjokull, Fjallsárlón, Jökulsárlón and the beached ice blocks on the black sand beach; same overnight accommodation as last night.
South Iceland: a range of sites to include the Vík coastal area (including Reynisfjara and Dyrholæy with their erosional and depositional features, including columnar basalt) plus Skogafoss waterfall. Possbible inclusion is a stop at the Thorvaldseyri Visitors’ Centre (centre of the Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption); accommodation in the Selfoss area.
South Iceland: Thingvellir National Park and World heritage Site & on to Reykjavik. View the heavily fissured rift valley floor and high walls of the Mid Atlantic Ridge; here two continental plates are dividing, the North American and Eurasian plates. By contrast, Reykjavik, a built environment, offers much in the way of engaging old and new architecture. Accommodation in Reykjavik where the TOUR ENDS.