Friday 15th – Monday 25th May 2020
Tour Cost £2,850 (Plus flights)
There is no
doubt that Iceland is a popular photographic destination offering
a wide variety of photography in some of the most breathtaking locations
to be found anywhere. After our very successful tour in the Autumn
of 2018 Photoventures has decided to offer not only a visit in a
totally different season but also one away from the busy tourist
area found in the south of the island.
We fly from
London Heathrow to Keflavik arriving mid afternoon and from there
transfer the 225 kilometres to the Snaefellsness Peninsular our
home for the next three nights. During our stay here we will be
able to explore around the peninsular visiting such locations as
Kirkjufell and Kirkjufell Foss one of the most attractive waterfalls
in Iceland. The peninsular is dominated by the high mountain range
running down its spine. Its icecap offers a spectacular back drop
to the wild landscapes and Icelandic churches that are found here.
It is also the source of many waterways that form cataracts and
waterfalls as they cascade down to the sea. Of course this time
of year means the days are long allowing us to venture out late
in the evening to explore the dramatic light. It is also home to
a wide variety of birds including golden plover, godwits, whooper
swans and the elusive rock ptarmigan.
our time exploring here we will join the ferry at Stykkisholmur
and take the 2½ hours crossing to Brjanslaekur to begin our
exploration of the Western Fjords region. This is amongst the remotest
regions in Iceland with little or no vehicle access to the interior
so we will spend our time exploring the south west coastal region
which will include a visit to the spectacular Latrabjarg Sea Cliffs
to photograph the seabirds that abound here. Hopefully we will find
plenty of puffin, razorbill and guillemots amongst the thousand
that use this site to nest. There is of course a wide variety of
other birds and wildlife to be found here as well as the opportunity
to explore the remote and rugged coastline.
three nights here we will transfer by road to the north eastern
section of the peninsular where we stop for another three nights
allowing us to visit the northern most accessible part of the area
exploring the rugged coast and varying inland landscapes. In this
wild part of Iceland there will be the opportunity to find a wide
variety of birdlife as well as other wildlife such as fox and reindeer.
We will of course use the late hours to enjoy the spectacular evening
light that is found in the beautiful location.
time exploring this remote and exciting part of Iceland we will
turn south to begin our return journey to Keflavik. The first part
will take us through some exciting landscapes and mountainous areas
as we drive to Borgarnes for our final overnight stop.