This grand 2 days photo tour takes you to Vatnajokull National Park driving from Reykjavik along the picturesque south coast.
Prices are per tour not per person – up to 4 passengers. Please note we don’t provide extra passengers to fill up the 4 passenger quote, the tour is private to your group. If more than 4 passengers contact us for quote.
The waterfall Seljalandsfoss in the river Seljalandsa is one of the most popular sights when traveling the south coast of Iceland and is indeed one of the most scenic of Icelandic waterfalls. It is located just off the ring road, about 30 km from the area of Skogar. The waterfall is a narrow but tall one, dropping at 30 meters, and you can actually walk behind it, a rare treat that offers great opportunities for photographing. Close by Seljalandsfoss is another fall, the 40 m high Gljufrabui (“Gorge-dweller”), well worth checking out in its own right. As the name implies, it lies in a gorge and is somewhat of a hidden gem, covered as it is by a huge cliff. One can get quite close to the fall, but approaching it can be tricky, as it means wading the Gljufura river, where the stones are slippery, entering into a narrow opening in the cliff and then a following a steep path upwards. Caution is thus advised at all times.
This fascinating fall is located in the Skaftafell preservation area in Southeast Iceland, that is part of Vatnajokull National Park. A dramatic contrast is to be seen in the white water of the fall and the surrounding dark hexagonal basalt columns. At the base of the fall are sharp rocks that have broken from the columns. This picturesque scenery further provided inspiration for the columnar architecture of Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik, the ceiling of the National Theater and sculptor Richard Serra‘s Milestones, located in Videy island.
Beautiful Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, belonging to the vast Vatnajokull National Park. The lagoon is filled with more than 300 massive icebergs of different shapes and sizes that break away yearly from Breidamerkurjokull glacier and drift towards the sea. More icebergs can then be found at the sandy beach, shaped further by the sea. The interplay of light, the dark sands, glistening ice, possible snow in wintertime and reflections in the ice and the water make this a wonderful opportunity for stunning winter photography. Already a photographer‘s dream come true, the scene may be crowned even further by a brilliant display of aurora, should conditions be favourable. The glistening ice world of Jokuslarlon has inspired filmmakers as well as photographers, as evidenced by the James Bond films Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill. Fans of the Game of Thrones TV series might also note that all the scenes by The Wall in the first series were filmed in the Vatnajokull area.
The glacier lagoon Fjallsarlon in Southeast Iceland may be less known than the famous Jokulsarlon, which lies to its east, but is no less a stunning site. It stems from a glacier outlet of Vatnajokull called Fjallsjokull and is riddled with floating icebergs which have broken from the glacier. The majestic glacier volcano Oraefajokull then towers over the scene, home to Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjukur. This is a stunning scenery, the glistening ice and snow of the water, its beauty and serenity making for an extraordinary experience and offering chances of great pictures. Being less visited than Jokulsarlon, it offers additional solitude, where you can stand in awe against the breathtaking nature.