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Award Winning Photo Guides
Sharpen your skills behind the lens
Our tours and workshops are led by award-winning, professional landscape photographers, ensuring your opportunity to capture the very best of Iceland’s nature. Learn from the best to contribute valuable, prize-winning photographs to your portfolio!
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Travel in Comfort and Style
With enough room for your equipment
Our dedicated custom-built fleet of 4x4 super trucks will safely transport you and your equipment to photographic sites across the land of ice and fire, and are able to venture to locations inaccessible to normal vehicles, providing you with rare and stunning photography subjects. Each guest is provided with two seats.
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Free Video Tutorials
Continue to develop your talents
All of our guests receive a free collection of post-processing video tutorials—worth over $1500—from our award winning photographers. These tutorials will help you maximise the photos taken throughout your trip, from development to editing and colour correction.
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Glacier Gear Included
Plant your feet firmly on the ice
Iceland Photo Tours provides crampons and rubber boots for free to all our guests throughout the tour. Ever on the lookout for the perfect shot, this makes clambering up glaciers, or deep into ice caves, that much safer for eager landscape photographers.

Photography Tutorials

If you like being out in nature and taking pictures, this guide is for you! In this extensive guide, we’ll go over everything that has to do with landscape photography: how to scout locations, best...
There is nothing quite as enigmatic as the slow-dance of the Aurora Borealis (more commonly known as the ‘Northern Lights’), quietly undulating across the night sky. For many photographers, witnessi...
For most photographers who travel to Iceland, capturing the immense extraordinariness of the country’s ice caves is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can be made disappointing without the right a...
White balance is one of the most important yet less-considered settings of a camera when it comes to producing compelling images. A slight change towards a warmer or a cooler colour temperature can...
Walking around in a nearby forest is like meditation for me. It’s extremely relaxing and puts the mind at ease. I live in the Netherlands and we have a lot of forests spread throughout the country....
Have you seen those amazing photos of the black sand beach in Iceland, where it looks like diamonds have washed ashore? Have you been wondering about how to photograph the spectacular Diamond Beach...
In recent years, Milky Way photography has been rapidly growing in popularity and for good reason. The beauty of the starry sky has been a source of inspiration for people for thousands of years. Th...
You may have seen photos of the Sun Voyager in Reykjavík, or even heard about it in conversation from people who have visited Iceland. Known in Icelandic as 'Sólfarið', the Sun Voyager is one of the...
I love photographing the moon. There’s something really exciting about just looking at it in the sky and imagining that you’re somewhere else. Although you might think it always looks the same, the...
When you’re just starting out with photography it’s important to know how your camera works. Aperture is an important part of the exposure triangle (shutter speed, ISO and aperture). It partly deter...
Would you like to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights? This elusive natural phenomenon is a bucket list item for many travellers coming to Iceland. While predicting the Aurora forecast may not be...
Rising like a prehistoric sea monster from the sea at the Vatnsnes peninsula in northwest Iceland is the massive basalt monolith Hvítserkur, one of the north's most distinct and photogenic natural a...
You’ve heard of it. You’ve done some research about it. You have felt overwhelmed by it. There are legends which cause some people to shiver just by hearing someone talk about it. Yes, you probably...
Do you like seascapes? How about photographing the flow and motion of the waves? Yes? Read on to find out all about photographing the ocean's waves in Iceland.  Explore these Private Tours in Icela...
There is not much in the world of photography that can beat a blazing sunset session. That period of time during which the sun moves below the horizon is a pivotal moment of the day, signifying the...
Hands up if you've been wanting to visit the magical Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon! Spread over about 18km2 of land, Jökulsárlón is a large, peaceful lake at the base of a glacier and is known as one o...
The wild and beautiful Vestrahorn mountain on the Stokksnes peninsula in Iceland makes for incredible landscape photography all year round. This extraordinary scree mountain, which has been nickname...
Iceland is not only about ice – it is actually one very hot island, with mighty volumes of volcanic pressure hidden beneath its rugged and often stark surface. Check out our range of Summer Worksho...
Ah, Kirkjufell. It's perhaps the most widely recognised mountain in all of Iceland, as well as the most-photographed landmark in the country. Together with its waterfall, Kirkjufellsfoss, this scene...
Focus has been one of the biggest pillars of photography since the very first day someone used a camera to capture an image. We could spend days talking about composition, settings, HDR, bracketing ...
Ah rainbows… whether you understand them scientifically or choose to believe that they’re magic, these beautiful meteorological phenomena are sure to make you feel happy whenever they appear in the...
Anyone can take deep-sky images and it’s definitely within reach for most daytime photographers. As you delve into this art and science, you will appreciate and learn a lot about the night sky. You...
Shutter Speed. What is it? What controls it? And why do I need to know any of this??? Well, shutter speed is an incredibly useful tool to enhance your landscape photography. In this article we will...
Whether you like it or not, photos need to be post-processed. I won’t even get into the fact that it’s always been like this, since analogue film cameras were in their heyday. Back then, there was j...
Even if almost 10 years have now passed, I remember my first trip to Iceland as if it were yesterday. I remember the emotion that I felt even before landing, when I looked out of the window and all...
Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland and a location that is on nearly every landscape photographer’s bucket list of places to visit. Situated on the south coast of Iceland,...
As a photographer today in the digital world, you absolutely must have some post processing skills. The first step of a photographer is going out into the field to take your photos. You go to a loca...
One of the main questions that people ask us on our landscape photography workshops after arriving at a location is, “What camera settings do you recommend?” Check out these Photography Tutorials...
The world can be an unpredictable place. One second, it’s completely calm, then the next there are storm and weather warnings issued by the local authorities for severe wind all over the place. Apar...
Have you ever even seen a solar eclipse? Seeing a solar eclipse is a magical experience. During a solar eclipse, the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. Seeing a total solar eclipse where the Moon comp...
The sun hasn't risen yet but you are starting to clearly see the details of the landscape; the shapes and lines that were swathed in shadows are finally becoming familiar again, while the night has...
Rather than dealing with piles of labels and film in this modern age of digital photography, most of us have found ourselves working with numerous memory cards and hard drives, storing computerised...
Ah, the Golden Hour. It’s that magical time of the day when warm, glorious hues light up the surrounds, making for spectacular photography in Iceland. Vast, barren volcanic plains and undulating rhy...
The Reynisfjara black sand beach is one of the best places in Iceland for landscape photography. Situated on the south coast near the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal, it has been voted one of...
Whatever kind of photography your are into, whether you are just starting out or you are a veteran photographer, and no matter what kind of camera or lens you use, you should know what the golden ho...
There is no doubt that Iceland is full of stunning scenery but when it comes to waterfalls, it has some of the most majestic cascades on the planet. On any given photography workshop with Iceland Ph...
Have you ever taken a picture in misty or foggy conditions? One of the most intriguing things about this weather phenomenon is that it can add an interesting dimension to your photography. The sense...
Chromatic aberration is one of those subjects that most photographers have heard of but only a small fraction truly understand. It can be quite annoying sometimes, and if you don’t know how to remov...
A long, long time ago – that is, in the days of film photography – it was a rather difficult task to learn how to produce properly exposed pictures. There was no instant feedback with a digital disp...
What is exposure in photography? Exposure is defined as the amount of light reaching the electronic sensor, or film. In more simple terms, it is how bright or dark the scene you are capturing is and...
There’s no doubt that Hraunfossar waterfall is one of the best places for photography in Iceland. Also known as the ‘Lava Falls’, this magical location is only a short detour between the Snæfellsnes...
The specific reasons why we find certain photographs more appealing than others can remain somewhat of a mystery to us. While it’s true that we can look at a picture and say “This place looks beauti...
Seascapes are one of the most challenging types of landscapes that one can capture. Why? Because it’s easy to capture a good seascape, while it’s really, really hard to capture a great one.  Learn...
I believe it was Charles Bukowski, the controversial author and poet, who once said, “It’s better to do a dull thing with style than a dangerous thing without it.” Regardless of your inclinations (o...
Getting stuck in the nine to five rut can suck the life out of anyone. If you’re looking to leave your job to indulge in your passion for capturing landscapes, then you’ve probably already been wond...
What is a photograph? That’s a profound question. Drilling down on the definition of the word itself begs us to look at the very origins of the morpheme (yes, morpheme).  Check out these Africa Pho...
There is merit to slowing down and enjoying a more peaceful way of life. The same can be said for photography, which is sometimes designed to be intentionally loud in order to capture our attention...
This guide is aimed at photographers seeking to process their photos in Luminar. Luminar also offers a library module and can be used as complete stand-alone software to both catalogue and edit your...
Sometimes, it will be hard to resist. Other times, you’ll find yourself wondering who made you do it or why you are doing it. You could be freezing to death in a harsh and unwelcoming environment, w...
There is something incredibly fascinating about star photography. The combination of seeing the world at night and capturing the stars at a particular moment in time definitely imparts a strong sens...
Print is dead! Or is it? Believe it or not, many landscape photographers still sell prints these days. In fact, selling prints has become one of the hallmarks of establishing a landscape photography...
Ah, the RAW vs JPEG debate. Talking about which image format is better to use in digital photography is a bit like discussing which lens is better between a 14mm and a 500mm, or whether a mirrorless...
Street photography can be seen as a photographic treasure hunt – you may go home empty-handed after spending several hours walking through the city but you may also find yourself capturing shots you...
If you are interested in photography or even work in the photography business, then you have most probably stumbled across wedding photography already, since this genre is becoming more and more pop...
Photography has long been a form of creative outlet; with the dawn of digital technology it has made this art form accessible to all, thus the emergence of so many photography enthusiasts in the wor...
Imagine yourself standing outside in the cold for hours upon hours and being completely content and happy. That is what it is like to witness and photograph an Aurora Borealis display. Learn all a...