American Photo Tours

Iceland Tour
Tour Description and Gallery

One of the most dramatic, austere and pristine landscapes in the world is found in the expansive North Atlantic Ocean, and we are heading there in 2016. Iceland offers strikingly beautiful sites of immense waterfalls, icebergs and glaciers, as well as the unearthly colors of volcanic ash and minerals built into mountains in the austere interior of the country. Add to that, the chance to visit one of the most accessible puffin colonies found anywhere in the world and the prospect of traveling with a small private tour of only 4 photographers in an SUV and you have a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore and photograph this rare and stunning land. Join us!

Highlights: Gullfoss; Bay of Faxa Fjord; Snaefellsnes; Krisuvikurbjang; Gardskagi; Reykjavik; Selfoss; Geysir and Strokkur; Thjorsarver Nature Reserve; Dalvik; Grimsey Island; Aldeyarfoss; Dettifoss Falls; Vatnajokull National Park; Jokulsarlon; Vik: Skaftafell; Landmannalaugar; Akureyri; Stong; Reykjanes Peninsula; Myvatn Lake;

We begin our journey in the capital of Reykjavik as we get settled in and explore this compact and colorful city. Our first day on the road will take us south and west through the Sudurnes region on the Reykjanes Peninsula along the southwestern coast of Iceland. We will visit bird sanctuaries and many coastal landscapes that define this incredible island as we travel, and we may even spend a short time at the tourist destination: The Blue Lagoon. We will seek out at least two lighthouses as we travel, and then find ourselves back in the capitol for dinner.

Today the adventure really begins as we head east and north into the interior of Iceland where some of the most famous waterfalls are located andIceland Tour where the most awe inspiring colors of dormant volcanoes have painted the mountains the most vivid kaleidoscope of colors that are seen by very few travelers to this wild land. The geyser basin and Gullfoss will be two of the first sites on our trip, and then we will push on to Stong and Hraunejarfoss, our base to explore the Landmannalaugar region and Fjallabak Nature Reserve. Having photographically captured this region, we move up through the central valleys of the country arriving on the Ring Road and an exploration of three major waterfalls and a chance to take a boat up to Grimsey Island and our day above the Arctic Circle with puffins and the purity of an island in crystal isolation. Along the way we will cruise past the fjord lands of the north coast, and stay in a beautiful small town, Akureyri, the outpost of the region.

We then make our way east and visit Myvatn Lake and Dettifoss Falls, the largest in Europe. As we travel through the most remote region of Iceland, the Northeast, we will see wild and beautiful landscapes to stop and visit and capture in pixels following the Ring Road clockwise around to the south and the frozen coast. There we will stop at Hofn, Jokulsarlon and Skaftafell to photograph waterfalls, captive icebergs and the coast. Considered some of Iceland’s best coastal area attractions, this is not to be missed.

The journey ends with our return to Reykjavik and one last visit to this welcome center of Icelandic culture and hospitality. This journey is designed for those who look for the most pristine and spectacular sites in the world, and prefer small private tour experiences to get the most out of these world class landscapes. Join us and be a one of the four fellow travelers who will experience the very best Iceland has to offer!

Tour Information:

10 days and 9 nights
Group Size 4
Arrive/Depart: Reykjavik, Iceland

Trip Includes:
Tour includes: all meals, transportation in Iceland, lodging, professional guide service and excursions.
Tour Departure Dates:
July, 2017

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Tour Costs:
$5,890 per person - double occupancy
(Single Supplement $900)

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