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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
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.
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 app
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
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.  Iceland is an island surrounded by o
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. Shaped by the ferocity of natural for
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
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
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
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 rhyol
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 on
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. You’ll want t
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,
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
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
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
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
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