North by Northwest (Tour planned by Elliot Ancell)
Sunday 29th September – Wednesday 9th October 2024
Tour Cost £3,350 (Plus flights) (TBC)
Iceland is a
popular photographic destination at all times of the year offering
a wide variety of photography in some of the most breathtaking locations
to be found anywhere. After our previously successful Icelandic
tours Photoventures is once again offering an early autumn tour
to visit the remote Snaefellsnes Peninsular and the northern area
around Lake Myvatn.
We fly from
London Heathrow to Keflavik arriving mid-afternoon and from there
transfer the 225 kilometres to the Snaefellsness Peninsular our
base for the three nights. During our stay here we will be able
to explore around the peninsular visiting such locations as Kirkjufell
and Kirkjufellfoss one of the most attractive waterfalls in Iceland.
The peninsular is dominated by the high mountain range running down
its spine and the icecap offers a spectacular backdrop to the wild
landscape and isolated 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.
At this time
of year, the days are shortening, allowing us to capture the early
and late light at sensible hours. With the sun moving south it also
offers the opportunities to capture the Northern Lights, which can
be spectacular in any part of Iceland.
we drive east along the southern shore of Hvammsfjordur and along
the Laxardalar valley, which is surrounded on both sides by mountains
over 500 metres. This takes us to the shore of Hruafjordur and we
follow the western shore south to Bru where we join Route 1. Travelling
eastwards we follow this road to Blondous for an overnight stop.
From Blondous we follow the northern coastline to Dalvik and past
Hrisey Island to Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest city.
We then continue
to explore the northern area of Iceland with an exploration of Godafoss,
one of Iceland’s largest waterfalls. We then travel north
to Husavik, as we follow Route 85 around one of the remotest coastlines
of Iceland. We rejoin Route 1 and arrive at Lake Myvatn our base
for three nights. This location allows us time to visit the Hverir
thermal area as well as some of the largest Icelandic waterfalls,
Dettifoss, Selfoss, Hafragrilsfoss and Godafoss. We can also visit
the more remote Aldeyjarfoss and the lake.
our time exploring this remoter and exciting part of Iceland return
south and begin our journey to Keflavik. The first part will take
us through some exciting landscapes and mountainous areas as we
drive to through Blonduos and Borgarnes on our route to Reykjavik
and then onto Keflavik for our final night in Iceland