The Land of Fire and Ice
11/08 to 17/2023 (6 spots left)
07 to 16/02/2024 (Registrations Open)
06 to 15/03/2024 (Registration Open)
08 to 17/11/23 - 07 to 16/02/24 - 06 to 03/15/24
NATURE / LANDSCAPE
FROM 3500 EUROS
6 to 12 PARTICIPANTS
ABOUT THE TOUR
Join Victor Lima on this 10-day Photo Tour of Iceland and experience some of the best natural light and stunning scenery that "photographers' paradise" has to offer. This is a great opportunity to photograph the Northern Lights while learning new techniques from award-winning photography guides, taking your skills to the next level.
You'll travel in comfortable, well-suited vehicles to drive through the iconic landscapes of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, capturing sights such as Kirkjufell mountain and the black church of Búðir. Plus, you'll visit Iceland's stunning south coast to seethe mighty mountain Vestrahorn, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Diamond Beach, incredible waterfalls and much more. To end the trip, you will meet the'Golden Circle', region home to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall, all located in southwest Iceland.
Iceland is one of the best places in the world for observing the Northern Lights and capturing images with the Aurora Borealis in the background. Throughout the tour, your guides will be attentive so that all opportunities to photograph the Aurora Borealis are taken advantage of and that the images produced, in addition to being the record of unique moments in the life of each of the participants, are in accordance with the best techniques applicable to this type of photography.
Grab your camera and get ready for an adventure around Iceland while improving your photography skills and taking some of the best pictures of your life.
Below, you will find the full program of the Photo Tour in Iceland, which will take place from 08 to 17/nov/2023, 07 to 16/feb/2024 and 06 to 15/mar/2024:
Day 1 - Reykjavik
You will arrive at Keflavík International Airport and take a bus or taxi to your accommodation in the capital, Reykjavík. Once you arrive at your hotel, feel free to relax or use your time to start exploring Reykjavík. The northernmost capital of the world is known for its colorful cityscapes, unusual architecture and beautiful surrounding nature.
At 7:00 PM, your guides and the rest of the group will meet in your hotel lobby, where we will head to a fine restaurant for dinner. Here, you will know more details about your itinerary and you will be able to clear up any doubts you may have about the tour.
Overnight in Reykjavik.
DAY 2 - First day in Snæfellsnes
After breakfast, we will head to the Snæfellsnes peninsula; home to some of the most photogenic scenery in all of Iceland.
During the journey along the wild coastline of the region we will stop to photograph the columnar basalt cliffs and spectacular cliffs of Arnarstapi, the charming black church of Búðir, the lava field of Búðahraun and Lóndrangar, two monoliths basaltic which form a structure reminiscent of a medieval castle.
Snæfellsnes is one of the best places in Iceland to look for one of nature's wonders, the Northern Lights, so be aware and have your camera handy.
Overnight in Snæfellsnes.
DAY 3 - Second day in Snæfellsnes
On our third day in Iceland, we'll explore and photograph the sights in Snæfellsnes not covered the day before. Let's go along the coastmaritime rugged, some charming villages, as well as the mighty mountains that divide the northern and western parts of the peninsula.
A particular highlight is Grundarfjörður's Mount Kirkjufell, with its peculiar pyramid shape when viewed from a right angle. This is one of the most photogenic mountains in Iceland as it always offers something new and exciting in terms of angle, light and shape.
Nearby is a beautiful waterfall, Kirkjufellsfoss; the combination of the mountain and waterfall with the added contrast of the village and fjord makes for great photos. During the night we will look forward to the Northern Lights to make it all even more incredible.
Overnight in Snæfellsnes.
DAY 4 - South Coast of Iceland
We will follow towards the south coast of Iceland. We'll start the day by visiting two of Iceland's most amazing and beloved waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.
The first is a narrow waterfall that drops in a freefall of 63 meters and has the rare distinction of being able to walk behind it. Skógafoss is known as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland and can be photographed from the top as there is a stairway leading up and past other amazing waterfalls. Skógafoss is also known to produce a spectacular double rainbow when the light is in the right position.
Later, we will head towards the southernmost point of the mainland to witness the dramatic scenery of the famous Reynisfjara beach. The rock formations of Reynisdrangar, the black sands of the coast, the waves of the North Atlantic Ocean, the pyramid formed by basalt columns of Garðar and the richness and diversity of seabirds in this region make this one of the most photogenic places of all. that you will find on your journey.
The south coast of Iceland is one of the most beautiful places to photograph the Northern Lights, in case it appears.
Overnight in Vik.
DAY 5 - Vatnajökull National Park
On this day, we will head towards Vatnajökull National Park, which is home to the largest glacier in Europe. The park and the Snæfellsnes peninsula share the characteristic of offering a little bit of everything that Iceland has to offer.
Focusing on the southern and eastern regions of the park, you will witness large glaciers and glacier tongues, as well as dark sandy beaches.
In addition to this fantastic scenery, you'll continue your search for the Northern Lights, lending an even more otherworldly feel to the scenery. This is a particularly good time of year to photograph the aurora, as the nights are long.
Overnight in the area close to the park.
DAY 6 - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach
On this day we will have plenty of time to photograph the beautiful lagoon of the Jökulsárlón glacier, in the eastern part of the Vatnajökull National Park. Huge icebergs from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier create the lagoon, each unique in shape and color as they drift out to sea.
Walk among ancient ice floes at Diamond Beach and take advantage of many unique photo opportunities. The incredible view, magical light, various reflections, shimmering ice and snow that are contrasted by dark sand all combine to make the area a photographer's dream.
Wide-angle lenses are recommended here to take unforgettable pictures. Afterwards, watch out for the Northern Lights, which particularly complements this wonderful area.
Overnight near the lagoon.
DAY 7 - Vestrahorn and Vatnajökull
On the seventh day of the expedition we will have ample opportunity to photograph the mighty Vestrahorn mountain, 454 meters above the black lava beach of the Stokksnes peninsula. The mountain is made of unstratified plutonic rock (gabbro and granophyre) and is a wonder to photograph, due to its stylized and dramatic shape, allowing for an infinity of compositions.
Vetsrahorn is made up of several steep peaks, the most peculiar being the Brunnhorn outcrop, which extends eastwards into the sea. The violent waves of the North Atlantic make the scenery even more photogenic and sunsets and sunrises are especially suitable for great photos.
At night, when the aurora borealis graces us with its presence, the surreal landscape of this region is even more impressive.
Overnight in Vatnajökull.
DAY 8 - Skaftafell and Black Sand Beach Reynisfjara
On this day we will head to the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, an area that is home to the Kristínartindar volcanic peaks, stunning glacial lagoons and the majestic Svínafellsjökull glacier outlet.
After visiting Skaftafell we will have more time to photograph the fascinating Reynisfjara area. Sunsets at this location are sure to make for some particularly amazing photos. By staying late into the night, we will have more opportunities to capture the Northern Lights in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Iceland.
Overnight in Vik.
DAY 9 - The Golden Circle and Reykjavik
On the last day of our Iceland journey, we will visit 'The Big Three' of Icelandic natural attractions, considered essential for all visitors to the country and known as 'The Golden Circle'. These three attractions are Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall, all located in southwest Iceland.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir National Park is one of the most important sites in Iceland. It was here that the old national assembly was founded, and the current parliament in Iceland, Alþingi, still bears his name. The area is situated in a fissured valley and evidence of tectonic plate movement can be seen in the impressive Almannagjá gorge, where the beautiful Öxarárfoss waterfall tumbles. This park is certainly one of the most picturesque places in Iceland. We also recommend photographing the ring of mountains that surround the region, as well as Lake Þingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland.
The famous Geysir in the Haukadalur Valley lends its name to geysers across the world. The surrounding geothermal area is also widely known as the Geysir Geothermal Area. This is our next destination. Geysir rarely erupts, but its neighbor Strokkur does so with gusto, spewing water to a height of 15 to 20 meters.
Finally, there is the “golden waterfall” Gullfoss, considered by many to be the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland and certainly the most sought after by photographers and nature lovers. Gullfoss belongs to the Hvítá glacier river and falls 32 meters into the narrow river gorge.
After visiting the "big three" attractions of the Golden Circle and having seen many of Iceland's top natural attractions, you will return to Reykjavík for your last night in Iceland. This day will also be your last chance to photograph the Northern Lights during the tour, so keep an eye out and keep your camera ready.
DAY 10 - End of Iceland Adventure
Transfer Hotel x Airport included according to the return flight (the choice of flight is free - the daily rate does not include late-checkout).
*The program may be subject to changes, which will be communicated to all participants before the trip.
VALUES AND PAYMENT METHOD
The total value of the trip will be defined according to the number of subscribers, as described below:
3500 Euros - 8 to 12 participants;
3800 Euros - 6 to 7 participants;
Values in double accommodation, divided among the participants.
The tour price includes:
- Accommodation in a double room shared with breakfast;
- Private transport for the duration of the tour;
- Entrance to all attractions;
- Continuous assistance from photographers Victor Lima and Anselmo Hoffmann.
- Travel insurance (mandatory);
- Air tickets;
- Personal expenses;
- Expenses with optional/extra activities;
- Single room supplement (850 Euros);
- Anything not expressly mentioned as "included";
- Photographic equipment, notebook and etc.
The final value of the tour in R$ (Real) will be determined 60 days before the start of the travel program, based on the quotation of Euro Turismo (Sale) on that date. We will use the site as a reference for currency conversion.Economic value;
To reserve a spot, you need to pay a down payment of R$ 3000. The balance to be paid must be settled by 60 days before the start of the tour and will be calculated as described above;
If the participant chooses to stay in a single room during the tour, he must pay a supplement of 850 Euros;
As registrations go on, the available rooms are filled respecting the order of registration, always joining participants of the same gender or couples. In case the participant who signed up late is involuntarily accommodated in a single room, due to the distribution of participants among the available accommodations, he must pay a supplement of 500 Euros for the individual accommodation;
the payment methodBank transfer or PIX is preferred, in which we offer a 5% discount on spot payments. In the case of payment using a credit card, an additional fee will be charged, which may vary from 7% to 15%, depending on whether the payment is made in full or in installments;
In order for each tour participant to receive the necessary attention to achieve the best possible results in capturing their photographs during our Iceland adventure, the maximum number of participants on this tour will be limited to 12 people;
The minimum number of participants for tour confirmation is 6 people. The confirmation of the tour will take place with the discharge of the total amount of the trip by the minimum number of participants mentioned above, within the deadline of 60 days before the start;
If the minimum number of participants for the Tour is not reached, the amount paid may be refunded in full or, if this is the interested party's option, it may be relocated to one of our similar events with available places;
The date of the event may be changed due to situations involving public calamity or restricted access to the event location., such as: floods, storms, landslides, epidemics, etc. In this case, participants must choose to participate in the event in question on its new date or else keep the credit of the amount paid to participate in some other event with available places;
This service provision is restricted to questions related to the Photography Tour, including accommodation, transportation during planned outings and monitoring of photographers Victor Lima and Anselmo Hoffmann. Any other personal issues, such as individual documentation problems andetc., are not the responsibility of the Tour organization.
The team responsible for accompanying the group during the tour will be led by the photographer Victor Lima, Internationally awarded for his work in landscape photography. The instructors will provide all the necessary technical support so that each participant in this expedition can register the beauties of Iceland in a unique and special way;
The languages spoken during the tour will be Portuguese, English and Spanish;
The recommended photographic equipment consists of a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, with at least two lenses, one wide angle and one medium telephoto, and a tripod. Optionally recommended: Photo filter and remote trigger. Also, don't forget:
Cloths for cleaning lenses;
Memory cards and etc.
WHAT TO WEAR
Icelandhave very unpredictable weather, every 30 minutes or so there can be change in weather conditions such as cloud formation, change in lighting and wind, so waterproof boots are required _22200000- 0000-0000-0000-000000000222_and jacket. It's best to layer clothes, so you can add or shed layers according to the weather. Example: thermal underwear, wool or polar fleece middle layer, windproof and waterproof long coat and jacket, which also covers the legs. Spare socks and hiking boots are recommended.
Passport valid for at least 3 months;
REFUND AND CANCELLATION RULES
If a participant decides to cancel his reservation, he may do so at any time by communicating as soon as possible to the address ofofficial email of the organization of the tour.
However, keep in mind that cancellation by a participant would create difficulties in managing the reservations, in addition to the risk of not reaching the minimum number of participants for the tour to take place.
Below are the cancellation rules:
The registration fee (down payment) is equivalent to the payment of the agency and intermediation Service Fee (according to art. 2, paragraph 7, of Law n. 14.046/20), and will not be refunded under any circumstances, not even fortuitous event or force bigger;
Up to 60 days before the start of the tour, the amount paid so far by the participant can be refunded, minus the down payment;
Between 60 and 45 days before the start of the tour, 50% of the amount paid so far by the participant can be refunded, minus the down payment;
With less than 45 days left for the start of the tour, the amounts paid by the participant will not be refunded.
In the event that the participant who wishes to cancel his registration finds another person to take his place, the amounts paid so far may be refunded, minus the down payment. It is worth mentioning that the substitute must be a person who has never participated in events promoted by the tour organization and who has not yet expressed interest in this or other trips;
In the event that we complete all available places for the formation of the group, a refund of 70% of the amounts paid by the participant who canceled his registration may be made, subtracting the value of the down payment.
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