Iceland Photo Tours (IPT) specializes in landscape photography tours in Iceland.
With year long experience, IPT‘s expertise in hiking, driving jeeps and flying in Iceland through areas that include remote and rugged terrain, employing the use of modified trucks and trailers is all at your disposal making it the right choice for photographers who want to travel to exotic locations. Our spacious modified trucks will get us safely over streams and rivers and unpaved roads. To ensure quality, our tours are aimed at small groups. From loading to unloading, from departure to return, each group that goes out, works as a team. Most important of all—we have fun, making the most every extraordinary moment.
Our tours can often be strenuous, especially in the long arctic summer nights when there‘s good light to go after. Sometimes we need to take off very early to get to the more popular places before the normal influx of tourists and due to the increase in tourism in Iceland over the past few years we‘ve started to minimize our visits to well-known sites, focusing more on remote, less known, though equally stunning locations.
Passion is all you need
We welcome enthusiastic photographers of all skill levels on our tours. Our photography tours are aimed at maximizing the time spent in the field. Our guides are photographers who can educate, advise and critique regarding photography as well as provide information about Iceland‘s history and geography, doing this at appropriate times along the way. Our ultimate aim is simply to help you find and create images that express your unique and amazing experience that the diverse nature of Iceland has to offer.
During this tour, you will experience Iceland through various weather conditions and have the opportunity to photograph extreme landscapes in ever changing colors and weather. Despite the winter, Iceland is not always covered in snow, and due to the low sun and varied weather conditions the island displays exceptionally beautiful light and contrasts at this time of year. We will take advantage of beautiful winter sunrises and sunsets (when presented) and keep out a Northern light watch.
Wintertime is the right time of the year to see the Northern Lights (Aurora borealis), ice caves and glorious winter light and contrasting colors in the sky. This tour will take you to all major sites in south and south east Iceland but also to secret locations few get to see.
The Spring Around Iceland is aimed at landscape photographers who may also have an interest in bird photography. During this tour we will see the largest bird cliffs in Europe, many photogenic waterfalls in Iceland, beautiful streams and rivers, the largest glacier in Europe in Vatnajökull Glacier National Park, icebergs, columnar basalt formations, black sand beaches, mud pots and hot springs, lava fields, the Icelandic horse, sheep and a variety of Icelandic countryside. Over all a great introduction to Iceland.
The Around Iceland tour in July includes many of the best places in Iceland to photograph and is the best overall introduction to Iceland we offer; The Puffin colony at Látrabjarg cliffs in the remote west fjords, Volcanic landscapes in Lake Myvatn, ice bergs at the Glacier Lagoon and the outlets of Vatnajökull glacier, the colorful mountains in Landmannalaugar highland resort and fjallabak highland south route with its black sands, rivers, and moss patterns.
The entire highland area is an exceptional place to photograph, as the landscape is full of contrast and the light and colors are always changing. The mountains attract clouds and rays of the sun often stream through the layers of clouds. Highlights of this tour are the colorful mountains in Landmannalaugar, various craters and lava fields, black and brown hyaloclastite mountains, black and red volcanic sand dunes, streams, luminous moss patterns, waterfalls and; Secret places few get to see and photograph, deep in the remote highlands.
The photographic highlights in this tour; Colorful rhyolite mountains in Landmannalaugar, various lava fields covered in green moss, black and brown hyaloclastite mountains, black and red volcanic sand, streams,moss patterns, all size waterfalls and secret places deep in the remote highlands.
In this three-day tour you will get to photograph all the best that south and southeast Iceland has to offer; spouting hot springs at Geysir, secret waterfall, two national parks, Vatnajökull Europe‘s largest Glacier, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, lava fields, black sand beaches, columnar basalt formations, waterfalls and what ever might come our way and looks interesting.