Iceland – 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.

From Snaefellsness 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.

Having spent 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

Detailed Itinerary