Join us on an adventurous photo tour to the scenic south coast of Iceland and stuff your camera with beautiful photographs.
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.
Skogafoss is one of the tallest and most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland and among the highlights when traveling the south coast of Iceland. Located just off the ring road, this impressive fall drops at 60 meters, with a 25 meter width. This is a fall which offers the chance of photographing it from the top, as a path leads upstream where further splendid falls may be found. The fall is also known to boast a double rainbow on sunny days, produced by the interplay of sunlight and the fall’s water. The Skogara river itself is popular for fishing and you may well spot fishermen there in the months from July to October. Plenty of salmon and char are in the river. The Skogar area itself is home to a regional museum and there is nice forestry in the area, as well as a charming little schoolhouse and a church, built in the style of the 19th century. It is altogether a lovely place to visit and highly recommended.
Photographing this amazing scenery during sunrise or sunset is particularly recommended and in summer one may enjoy photographing it under the rays of the midnight sun. In winter, photographing it under a starlit sky, particularly when the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) come out, is particularly recommended, as it offers an amazing sight, sure to result in spectacular photographs and unforgettable memories. Please note that the waves of the North Atlantic Ocean, particularly at this site, are very strong and unpredictable, and uttermost caution is thus advised, as well as following all safety instructions to the fullest.
Dyrholaey is a promontory off the south coast of Iceland and located not far from the village Vik, which itself is the southernmost part of the Icelandic mainland. Dyrholaey was formerly a volcanic island, as seen by its name (“Door hill island”). The door-part of its name derives from there being a huge lava arch in front of the promontory, shaped by the forces of the sea and wind. Out by the sea you’ll see a massive rock called Arnardrangur (“Eagle’s pillar”), though eagles do not nest there anymore. The birdlife in the area , however, is still plentiful and includes such birds as puffins, guillemots and fulmars.
The area offers a great view and fascinating opportunities for photographing as from its higher part you’ll be able to see the Reynisdrangar sea stacks, off Reynisfjara beach and to the north you’ll see Myrdalsjokull glacier, while the coastline leading towards the town Selfoss can be seen to the west. Straight ahead you will then have the impressive arch and rock. A charming lighthouse also stands at Dyrholaey, built in 1927.