Sunday 8th – Wednesday 18th May 2022
Tour Cost: £2,950 (Plus Flights)
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 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 to the Snaefellsness Peninsular, our home for the next
three nights. During our stay 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 hour 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 are 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
and explore 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.