We take our pride in bringing you to great sights as well to remote and less known places on the right time of day. We specialize in small groups where quality and comfort comes first.
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 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. During summer on our highland tours we take our pride in going to places few people get to see and are great to photograph. We take advantage of best light available. Most important of all—we have fun, get great photographs and 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.
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.
There is a reason this tour is carried out this time of year. The most primitive roads do not open until late summer based on snow melt. This tour takes you to exotic places hard to find and hard to get to, you can call some of them secret places. Like last years customer said " this is not just a photo tour, this is an adventure ! "
The entire highland area is an exceptional place to photograph, as the landscape is full of contrast and the light and colours 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 colourful 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. With growing tourism in Iceland we have made the highland tours our speciality; to find our way in remote dirt roads, to understand the local weather up there, to know where best to be in bad and then good weather. Coming to this time of year, we can even expect to capture the Northern lights.
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.
This tour will take you to sites in west, south and south-east Iceland. We will photograph waterfalls, Icelandic horses, hot springs, black sand beaches, lava fields, glacier outlets, ice caves, floating ice bergs as well as ice bergs lying on the black sand beach and take full advantage of the beautiful winter sunrises and sunsets. And of course be ready for Northern lights !
No other tour takes you to as many diverse and exotic landscapes as this one. We start by going trough Kjölur road from south interior to North Iceland and then back south via Sprengisandur road across of the centre of Iceland, visiting many of the most spectacular places there are to be found in the "heart of Iceland" as we call it. With little luck with the weather we will set up a aerial photo flight over the most amazing highland pearls in southern highlands.