Landmannalaugar Photography Day Tour

Landmannalaugar Photography Day Tour
The wild and remote Highlands are no accessible in the winter but they come alive in the summer as seen here awash in lush green flora.
Bláhylur translates to 'Blue Pool' but it also known as the Hnausapollur Crater which was formed over 1000-years ago due to a volcanic eruption.
Taking photos in Iceland is easy thanks to the favourable light conditions and endless stunning vistas the country has to offer.
The magnificent Háifoss in Iceland's Highlands and it cascades down from an impressive height of just over 120-metres.
The 'Valley of Tears' is an area renowned for its stunning beauty and countless natural water features.
A countless number of waterfalls cascades down the cliffs of this valley to create this stunning landscape.

Get ready to take a walk on the wild side in Iceland with this photography day tour to Landmannalaugar. This is a great opportunity for those who would like to experience the Highlands on Iceland, free from driving while honing their photography skills.

Situated within the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, in the remote southern Highlands, this extraordinary geothermal destination brims with mystery, set amidst colourful rhyolite mountain peaks, bubbling hot springs and vast, barren lava fields. Make the most of the long summer days and explore this ruggedly enchanting landscape as you take your photography skills to a whole new level!

Over the course of the day, you’ll travel by super jeep across spectacular mountain and gravel roads, as you witness the environment changing steadily before your eyes. The Highlands have a lunar-like feel about them, characterised by black sandy plains that spread as far as the eye can reach, with legendary views of the Hekla volcano which was once described as the “Gateway to Hell”.

Your first stop will be at the uniquely-shaped Hjálparfoss, a waterfall divided into two cascades that join at the base. Surrounded by rugged lava formations and gorgeous wildflowers, it yields a number of wonderful compositions.

As you head further into the barren plains, you’ll come across two incredible volcanic crater lakes nested in flaming red calderas; Bláhylur, with its sparkling blue water glistening in the sun and its little sister, Ljótipollur, jokingly known by Icelanders as the “ugly pond”. Far from unattractive, the two lakes make for a wonderful panoramic scene.

From there, you’ll travel along the edge of the massive volcanic lake Frostastaðavatn, where you’ll catch your first glimpse of the breathtaking nature to be found at our main destination, Landmannalaugar. We’ll make a splash as we take our super jeep through the river crossing, before disembarking to begin an easy hike to the peak of the glorious mountain Bláhnúkur. Though steep in some places, you’ll be rewarded with the chance to capture beautiful panoramic views over the Highlands and the Landmannalaugar Valley.

As the golden light of the Midnight Sun takes hold, we’ll begin making our way back to Reykjavík. Make sure to leave some space on your memory cards as we near our final shooting destination, the magical Valley of Tears. This fascinating canyon is characterised by a number of small waterfalls that tumble from the sheer cliffs, into an electric blue pool below. It makes for a spectacular sight, with sunset hues blazing across the sky.

If you have a strong sense for adventure, then this Landmannalaugar Photography Day Tour by super jeep is for you! Don’t miss out on your chance to get closer to nature. Check availability now by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sight Seeing, Photo Tours, Photo Workshop
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Landmannalaugar, Hekla, Háifoss
Pickup information:
    • Professional photo guide

    • Transportation in a spacious, comfortable bus offering ample room for you and your photography gear

    • Food and beverages

    What to bring:
    • After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.

    Why book with us?

    - We are a local tour operator and travel agency authorised by the tourism board of Iceland.

    - We offer small group tours with a maximum group size of 10-12. This way, you’ll get to know your photography guide and we can take you to shoot in unique places that aren’t suitable for larger groups.

    - All our guests get a free collection of post-processing videos from our award-winning photographers worth over $1,500.

    - On our tours we use comfortable vehicles to safely transport you to amazing locations.

    - We are using only the best hotels available in Iceland.

    - Our photo tours and workshops are guided by award-winning professional landscape photographers.

    - We provide crampons and rubber boots for free to all our guests throughout the tour.

    - During the tour, we give highly informative and easy-to-follow photography and post-processing lectures.

    - Our photo guides will always help you in the field to make sure you will bring home stunning photos of Iceland.

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