Private Tours in Iceland
Private tours in Iceland are dedicated to realising the travel experience that you desire, from keeping the groups small to photo guides who will provide you with the care and attention you deserve.

Private Tours in Iceland

Private tours in Iceland are dedicated to realising the travel experience that you desire, from keeping the groups small to photo guides who will provide you with the care and attention you deserve.
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Private Photo Workshop in the Icelandic Highlands

Capture the amazing Kerlingarfjöll mountains and Hveravellir area in the Icelandic Highlands on this private photography tour! These regions are filled with hot springs, geothermal activities, and gorgeous landscape, perfect for those looking to fill their memory cards with beautiful photographs. For the duration of this day tour, you'll be accompanied by one of our expert photography guides. They'll share their knowledge with you to ensure that you'll take home stunning images as you hone your photography skills in the breathtaking nature of Iceland. On the morning of your tour, you and your group will be picked up from Reykjavík. From there, your guide will whisk you away into the remote and barren Icelandic Highlands. They'll show you the best techniques to capture the billowing smoke, bubbling mud pools, and all of the otherworldly colours that you'll find interspersed throughout the landscape. Kerlingarfjöll is an impressive mountain range, reaching a height of roughly 1500 meters. Located in the central Highlands of Iceland, these mountains are volcanic and very colourful. They are composed of red rhyolite and tuff stone, standing in contrast to the dark, surrounding area. There are three geothermal areas closeby to Kerlingarfjöll. The best-known of them is Hveradalir, a fascinating area where the geothermal activity has painted the ground in colours of red, green, and yellow. You will also find many hot springs here, including fumaroles and alkaline pools. The area of Kerlingarfjöll is a photogenic wonder, breathtaking in its beauty and diversity. One of the highlights of the tour is Hveravellir, the largest geothermal region in Iceland. It is also one of the country's most beautiful. This fascinating site of hot springs, multicoloured sinters, boiling mud pools, smoking fumaroles and impressive lava formations is locaed in the lava field Kjalhraun, between two glaciers – Langjökull and Hofsjökull. After a day of shooting, you will have the chance to unwind in a lovely hot pool within the Hveravellir area. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the amazing view that surrounds you. Of course, these hot pools are also a wonder to photograph. Book your private tour now and enjoy an exciting day photographing the stunning Icelandic Highlands. Check availability by choosing a date. Good to Know: Please note that we don’t provide extra passengers to fill up the 4 passenger quote. The tour is private to your group. If you have more than 4 passengers, then please contact us for a quote. If this tour appears as fully booked, don't hesitate to contact us as additional tours can be arranged on your selected date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Private Photo Workshop on the Reykjanes Peninsula

Explore the rugged and raw landscapes of the Reykjanes peninsula on this private photo tour in the company of an award-winning photo guide. This is the perfect chance to photograph black sand beaches, jagged cliffs rising from the sea, strange rock formations and geothermal areas teeming with mud pots and hot springs. Whether you are travelling on your own or with family and friends, this private photo tour will have you learning new photography skills as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the Icelandic nature. On the morning of your tour, you'll be picked up from Reykjavík by your photo guide. You will then be taken on a day trip to the lunar-like landscapes of the Reykjanes peninsula, where you’ll shoot both volcanic and geothermal wonders. The peninsula is on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, meaning that it is neither on the North American nor the Eurasian tectonic plate but in a valley between. Due to the peninsula’s unique position, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions were once common in this area. These these forces of nature have shaped the landscape all around. It is here that the ocean meets harsh volcanic rocks and black sand beaches can be found along with seemingly endless lava fields covered with soft moss. Birds are abundant on the Reykjanes Peninsula during the summer, as they nest along the jagged cliffs. This provides you with fantastic opportunities to both sharpen your wildlife photography skills and add a variety of different images to your portfolio. In fair weather, the peninsula is known for great sunsets but during wintertime, it's the perfect hunting place for the elusive Northern Lights. Don't worry if you've never captured them before, as your professional photo guide will offer you assistance to apture the best possible images of the beautiful Aurora dancing through the night sky. Explore the strange and fascinating region of the Reykjanes peninsula on this private photo day tour. Check availability by choosing a date. Good to Know: Please note that we don’t provide extra passengers to fill up the 4 passenger quote. The tour is private to your group. If you have more than 4 passengers, then please contact us for a quote. If this tour appears as fully booked, don't hesitate to contact us as additional tours can be arranged on your selected date.

Duration:
11 hours
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All year
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Private Golden Circle Photo Tour with Kerid Crater Lake

Photograph some of Iceland’s most iconic sites with this private Golden Circle photo tour. Capture the moment the hot spring Strokkur erupts at Geysir geothermal area, the plunging glacial water at Gullfoss waterfall, and the rugged beauty of Þingvellir National Park. This photo tour gives you the fantastic opportunity to work with an award-winning photographer in a private setting. Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, you'll have the chance to hone your skills as you explore the Golden Circle with a professional photo guide with you every step of the way. On the morning of your tour, you'll be picked up by your photo guide from Reykjavík. You'll then travel to your first destination, Þingvellir National Park. There, you'll be able to witness the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian plates. You will also be able to photograph the cracks and faults that traverse the Þingvellir region. Other highlights include the beauty and tranquillity of lake Þingvallavatn, as well as the small but charming Öxarárfoss waterfall. Next, you will visit the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, which can be photographed from various points of view. Gullfoss produces a massive amount of water that plunges down into an ancient canyon, spraying mist in all directions. It's an impressive sight which makes for extraordinary photographs. Thereafter, you will visit the Geysir area where the geothermal activity has dyed the earth in otherworldly colours. The erupting geyser, Strokkur, will test your photography skills as it spouts water 15-20 metres in the air every 5-10 minutes. The last stop will be the colourful volcanic crater, Kerið. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph the dramatic and contrasting colours in the area. The blue water looks fantastic against the red volcanic rocks and the green moss found there in the summertime. Pick up your camera and head out into the stunning Icelandic nature to capture some of the country’s most beloved sights with this private photo tour of the Golden Circle. Check availability by choosing a date. Good to Know: Please note that we don’t provide extra passengers to fill up the 4 passenger quote. The tour is private to your group. If you have more than 4 passengers, then please contact us for a quote. If this tour appears as fully booked, don't hesitate to contact us as additional tours can be arranged on your selected date.

Duration:
11 hours
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All year
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Private Landmannalaugar Photo Tour

Take your family and friends or treat yourself to a private super jeep tour with one of our award-winning photo guides into the heart of the Icelandic Highlands! This tour will take you off-the-beaten-path to one of the most remote places in Iceland. You'll have the perfect opportunity to fill your landscape photography portfolio with unique and otherworldly pictures of the breathtaking scenery to be found in the true Icelandic wilderness. On the morning of your tour, you'll be picked up by your private photo guide in a super jeep. You’ll then head from Reykjavík into the mountains, where you’ll be driven on gravel roads and across rivers to capture the best view of the rugged landscape of Landmannalaugar in the Highlands. This area is one of Iceland’s hidden gems with its colourful, rhyolite mountains, basalt rock formations, and geothermal bathing pools bordered by steep black lava fields and gorgeous waterfalls. Your route will take you through the Þjórsárdalur Valley, where you will stop to shoot the beautiful Hjálparfoss waterfall. This unique cascade falls in a double stream and is joined at the base in a very large plunge pool which is surrounded by rugged lava formations. Thereafter, you'll stop to shoot two beautiful volcanic crater lakes – Bláhylur and Ljótipollur – as well as the lake Frostastaðavatn, before reaching your main destination in Landmannalaugar. Once you arrive, you will take an easy hike to the volcano Bláhnúkur for a beautiful, panoramic view over Landmannalaugar Valley. After that, you will have some time to relax and bathe in the natural hot springs next to the lava fields. This is where both hot and cold water flow out from beneath the Laugahraun lava field. When combined in a natural pool, it creates the perfect bathing temperature. On the way back to Reykjavík, we will take a different route for a great view of the legendary Hekla volcano, which was once believed to be the gateway to Hell. Don't miss out on the chance to explore the otherworldly region of Landmannalaugar with this fantastic private photo tour. Check availability by choosing a date. Good to Know: Please note that we don’t provide extra passengers to fill up the 4 passenger quote. The tour is private to your group. If you have more than 4 passengers, then please contact us for a quote. If this tour appears as fully booked, don't hesitate to contact us as additional tours can be arranged on your selected date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Private Photo Tour of the South Coast of Iceland

Take a private photo tour to the scenic South Coast and fill your memory card with beautiful pictures of the Icelandic nature. This is the perfect opportunity for both new and experienced photographers who are looking to sharpen their skills behind their camera, as you'll be accompanied by an award-winning photo guide every step of the way. On the morning of your tour, you'll be picked up from Reykjavík city and driven along the South Coast where majestic glaciers tower over the road in the north. Meanwhile, the glittering Atlantic Ocean will be visible towards the south. Your first stop will be at two vastly different but equally stunning waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. The former falls in a narrow stream over a cave set inside a cliffside. It allows visitors to step behind the curtain of water to shoot the cascade from an unusual angle. Skógafoss, on the other hand, is much wider and more powerful. The land underneath it is very flat, allowing you to walk right up to falling springwater. This provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the scale of this mighty waterfall as you practice using different shutter speeds for long exposure photography and other motion effects. Thereafter, you'll continue the journey eastwards to the promontory of Dyrhólaey. The area is famous for its impressive lighthouse, unusual rock arch which protrudes out from the mainland, as well as the surrounding black sand beach. In the summer, the cliffs are teeming with puffins while in the winter, the black sands are blanketed in white snow, providing great contrasting colours to your photographs. Before you head back to Reykjavík, you’ll visit Reynisfjara black sand beach right by the village of Vík. Here, you can capture the roaring Atlantic Ocean as it pounds against Reynisdrangar, a series of beautiful rock stacks which jut out of the sea like terrifying trolls. Don't miss out on this small group private photography tour to the stunning South Coast of Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date. Good to Know: Please note that we don’t provide extra passengers to fill up the 4 passenger quote. The tour is private to your group. If you have more than 4 passengers, then please contact us for a quote. If this tour appears as fully booked, don't hesitate to contact us as additional tours can be arranged on your selected date.

Duration:
12 hours
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All year
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Private Photo Tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Take a small-group private photography tour to the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula with your own expert photography guide! This is the perfect opportunity for photographers, both experienced and novices alike, to capture the diversity of the Icelandic nature with knowledgable guidance and one-to-one tuition. Snæfellsnes is sometimes called "Iceland in Miniature", as there are many diverse sites that can be found there which sum up the Land of Fire and Ice in a nutshell. Most of the coastline is dotted with small villages, with a dramatic backdrop of beautiful mountain ranges and the wild waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing into soaring cliff faces. On the morning of your tour, your group will be picked up from Reykjavík by one of our guides in a large 4x4 jeep. From there, you’ll travel past the mountain Esja and up the West Coast until you reach Snæfellsnes. The mighty Snæfellsjökull glacier will loom over you throughout your journey around the peninsula. Among our focal points is the romantic, windswept hamlet of Búðir with its charming, jet-black Búðakirkja church and surrounding moss-covered lava field. You’ll also visit the beach by the village Arnarstapi where you’ll find spectacular rock formations as well as lots of birdlife. Meanwhile, at the dramatic Lóndrangar sea stacks, you'll sense nature’s beauty in all its vividness and power. The basalt volcanic plugs here have been uniquely shaped by sea and winds over time. One of the highlights of your tour will be the impressive Mount Kirkjufell and its beautiful Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, situated by the fishing town Grundarfjörður. Winter offers the chance to capture the scenery with the Northern Lights while the area is blanketed in snow and ice. If you happen to visit during summer, then you will have the perfect chance to capture a blazing sunset beneath the golden light of the Midnight Sun. Don't miss out on the chance to fill your portfolio with unique photographs of the Icelandic nature on this private photo workshop to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Check availability by choosing a date. Good to Know: Please note that we don’t provide extra passengers to fill up the 4 passenger quote. The tour is private to your group. If you have more than 4 passengers, then please contact us for a quote. If this tour appears as fully booked, don't hesitate to contact us as additional tours can be arranged on your selected date.

Duration:
12 hours
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All year
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Private Northern Lights Photo Tour

Gather your family and friends for this fantastic Northern Lights private tour, during which you'll join one of our expert photography guides to capture the dancing Aurora Borealis over Iceland’s epic landscapes. This is the perfect opportunity for aspiring shutterbugs or simply those looking to hone their skills to take home fantastic pictures and memories from Iceland. In the evening, your group will be picked up at your hotel in Reykjavík by your photo guide in a 4x4 vehicle. The Northern Lights can best be seen in darkness, so they'll drive you away from the bright city lights, taking you into the dark countryside. Once you are at the perfect spot to see the Aurora, your guide will help you set up your camera and teach you how to best capture the green lights as they dance over the stunning landscapes. This tour takes place when the Northern Lights are visible in Iceland, which is during the seasons of autumn and winter. Make sure that you’ll dress warmly, as you will be spending your time standing outside in the elements. After you’ve captured some beautiful images of the Northern Lights swirling around in the sky, it will be time to hop back onto the 4x4 and head to Reykjavík with memory cards full of fantastic photos to fill your landscape photography portfolio. Capture the magic of the Northern Lights in the company of people you know with this fantastic small-group photo tour. Check availability by choosing a date. Good to Know: Please note that we don’t provide extra passengers to fill up the 4 passenger quote. The tour is private to your group. If you have more than 4 passengers, then please contact us for a quote. If this tour appears as fully booked, don't hesitate to contact us as additional tours can be arranged on your selected date. Pickup: Usually at 8 pm but we will confirm the pickup time when we confirm the tour. If we don't have availability on your desired date, then please contact us and we will try and find you a spot on dates close to the initial one. If that date does not fit into your schedule, then we will refund your deposit (please note that exchange rates change and it might not be the exact amount). We understand that plans can change. Rest assured that there will be a full refund for cancellation up to 30 days before your tour. Northern Lights Second-Try Offer: Please remember that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon. Aurora strength depends on solar activity in the days prior to the tour and the Icelandic weather is constantly changing, with cloud cover affecting our view of the sky. With that in mind, we monitor 3 different weather reports in the days before the tour and decide on locations based on these predictions. That is why we cannot guarantee that we will catch the lights but with us, you will maximize your chances and be in the right spot to photograph them when they show up. We offer a second try if you are unable to catch the lights on the first night (valid for up to 2 years from the initial tour date). We will contact you the day before the first possible tour date (or in some cases, after 6pm on the first possible tour date) to let you know if the tour will continue as scheduled or not.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Private Northern Lights Photo Tour
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Private Northern Lights Photo Tour

Gather your family and friends for this fantastic Northern Lights private tour, during which you'll join one of our expert photography guides to capture the dancing Aurora Borealis over Iceland’s epic landscapes. This is the perfect opportunity for aspiring shutterbugs or simply those looking to hone...

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Private Photo Tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
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Private Photo Tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Take a small-group private photography tour to the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula with your own expert photography guide! This is the perfect opportunity for photographers, both experienced and novices alike, to capture the diversity of the Icelandic nature with knowledgable guidance and one-to-one...

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Private Photo Tour of the South Coast of Iceland
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Private Photo Tour of the South Coast of Iceland

Take a private photo tour to the scenic South Coast and fill your memory card with beautiful pictures of the Icelandic nature. This is the perfect opportunity for both new and experienced photographers who are looking to sharpen their skills behind their camera, as you'll be accompanied by an...

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Private Landmannalaugar Photo Tour
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Private Landmannalaugar Photo Tour

Take your family and friends or treat yourself to a private super jeep tour with one of our award-winning photo guides into the heart of the Icelandic Highlands! This tour will take you off-the-beaten-path to one of the most remote places in Iceland. You'll have the perfect opportunity to fill your...

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Top Multi Day Private Tours

Check out our most popular multi day private photo tours in Iceland.

2 Day Private Photo Workshop of Iceland's South Coast
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2 Day Private Photo Workshop of Iceland's South Coast

Secure your place on this grand 2-day photo tour taking you from Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, all the way along the South Coast to Vatnajökull National Park and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.  We'll stop on our way to photograph two of Iceland´'s most famous waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Both...

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3 Day Private Photo Tour of the South Coast
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3 Day Private Photo Tour of the South Coast

Capture the beauty of Iceland’s South Coast on film with this private 3-day photography workshop. Those looking to expand their portfolio with images of glaciers, waterfalls, lava fields and a glacier lagoon need to look no further. You and your group will be picked up in Reykjavík taken on a journey...

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Private Tours in Iceland

What happens on a private photography tour? How does it differ from a group photo workshop? We made a list of the top questions in relation to private tours in Iceland and answered them below.

1. Should I take a private photo tour in Iceland?

Private photography tours are the ultimate way to travel around Iceland for independent photographers. They offer the convenience of photography education and guidance around Iceland combined with pre-booked accommodation and transport along the route. This is important because accommodation can be difficult to find at short notice in Iceland, particularly during the high season in summer and winter.

2. What are the benefits of a private photo tour in Iceland?

The biggest benefit of a private photography tour around Iceland is that you can choose to explore a certain area in depth or to travel around the country, photographing the many diverse landscapes, while receiving close attention from your professional photography guide.

3. How does a private photo tour work?

You will be transported in comfort to each destination, receive great advice on the right camera equipment to use for each shoot, and learn to capture the natural beauty of Iceland without having to undertake copious amounts of research.

4. What is the role of my photo guide?

Timing is everything in photography, so your photography guide will be constantly monitoring the conditions and keeping an eye on the times for periods such as sunrise, sunset, golden hour and blue hour. They will plan ahead to ensure that you get to your destination well ahead of your shoot and help you to find the best compositions.

5. What kind of private tour is best for me?

We have a number of private day tours in Iceland and shorter multi-day workshops, guided by our team of professional photographers. All you have to do is decide where you want to go.

6. What can I learn on a private photo tour?

You will have the opportunity to learn just as much on these tours as you would on a group photography workshop in Iceland. You can also choose to focus on certain skills. Our photography guides are flexible and will give you close 1:1 supervision.

7. How does a private photo tour differ from self-driving around Iceland?

Self-driving around Iceland may not be rewarding if you have little to no experience in photography. It may also be difficult to learn more advanced techniques, such as how to photograph the Northern Lights or to make a long exposure at the Diamond Beach when you are by yourself. Even if you are a seasoned a photographer, it can be difficult to pin down good locations for photography. Our guides are experts in photography; they know all the best locations in Iceland and are willing to share their knowledge with you.

8. Will I have a driver on a private photo tour?

Driving in Iceland can be difficult if you're not used to the conditions. In addition, driving during the winter in Iceland is only for the very experienced. On a private photography tour, your photo guide will be capable of driving you safely around Iceland, in a vehicle that can handle the weather.

9. Can I see the Northern Lights on a private tour?

Yes, we offer a private Northern Lights photography tour. You'll be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavík by your photo guide, who will transport you out of the city in search of the perfect conditions for Aurora photography.

10. Can you tailor-make a tour, just for us?

Yes, we can tailor a private tour to suit your educational needs. Get in touch with us and let us know about your requirements. We'll do our best to make it possible! 

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