– Early Summer
Sunday 2nd – Wednesday 12th June 2024
Tour Cost: £3,350 (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 previously successful Icelandic
tours, Photoventures has decided to offer an early summer tour to
visit the remote Western Fjords and Northern Iceland..
We fly from
London Heathrow to Keflavik arriving in the mid-afternoon. We then
transfer the 200 kilometres to the Budardalur area for an overnight
stop before we continue onto the northern section of the Western
Fjords around Isafjordur, our base for the next three nights. During
our stay here we will be able to explore the coast as well as inland
areas. The landscape here is vast and imposing and the villages
are small and colourful. With lots of small coastal towns dotted
along the many small fjords in the area there is a lot to see. We
can add to this the abundant birdlife that is found in the region,
making this a great area in which to photograph.
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 home to
a wide variety of birds including golden plover, godwits, whooper
swans, snipe, redshanks, great northern and red throated divers
as well as a variety of other waterbirds, including eider and harlequin
ducks. We may even get a glimpse of the elusive rock ptarmigan.
Arctic foxes are known to frequent the area and on a previous visit
we have seen these in their golden summer coat.
then takes us back south to Heydalur as we explore along the fjords
for waterfalls, interesting landscapes and of course wildlife. The
shoreline offers an opportunity to photograph waders such as oystercatchers,
redshanks and red knot. In addition, the fjord also offers rafts
of eider duck as well as opportunities to see the rarer harlequin
duck and red breasted merganser. From Heydalur we continue to northern
Iceland to visit the area around Lake Myvatn. This location offers
a superb opportunity to see a wide range wildlife at this time of
year. We will also explore the many outstanding geographical features
including two of Iceland’s largest waterfalls Dettifoss and
Godafoss. There is also an exciting thermal area at Hverir for us
to photograph, as we enjoy a three-night stay in the area.
our time exploring this remoter and exciting part of Iceland we
will turn south and begin our return journey to Keflavik. The first
part will take us through some exciting landscapes and mountainous
areas as we drive through Blondous and Borgarnes on our route to
Reykjavik and then onto Keflavik. Here we have our final night in
Iceland before we join our flight back to London.