Iceland Light in the Wild Photography Tours
A week-long tour of West Iceland's spectacular Snæfellsness Peninsula, photographing dramatic seascapes, volcanic landscapes and exciting wildlife – with the added bonus of the northern lights on autumn and winter departures, and nesting seabirds during spring
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• May 2022
• October 2022
• March 2023
Exact dates to be confirmed.
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7 days/6 nights
Maximum six people
This tour is suitable for beginners to enthusiasts
Capture the beauty of Iceland’s extraordinary Snæfellsnes Peninsula, photographing its Atlantic-gnawed coastline, brooding volcanic scenery, Vienetta-striped mountains and captivating wildlife – from orcas and white-beaked dolphins to gannets and sea eagles. Led by Iceland specialist and award-winning photographer Will Gray, this special seven-day photography holiday has three departures: May 2022, October 2022 and March 2023. Each one is designed to coincide with outstanding opportunities for taking pictures.
May 2022 trip highlights
Long, long days characterise late May in Iceland, which means we can maximise our time taking photographs. Although this isn't the season for northern lights watching, it does herald the arrival of nesting seabirds, as well as the start of summer whale watching. Photographic opportunities – both on land and during our boat trip – range from orcas, humpbacks and sperm whales to puffins, guillemots and white-tailed eagles. Exploring the diverse scenery of this magical peninsula – often referred to as 'Iceland in miniature' – we'll also set out to photograph the famous mountain of Kirkjufell, the wild coast at Lóndrangar, the stunning pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur and the atmospheric wooden church at Búdir.
October 2023 trip highlights
Autumn is a particularly rewarding time to visit Iceland's Snæfellsnes Peninsula – the lava fields and tundra are burnished gold and yellow, while the nights are drawing in, just waiting to be lit up by the northern lights. There's still plenty of daylight, however, to explore the coasts and mountains of this gnarled finger of land jutting into the Atlantic. We'll visit iconic sites like Kirkjufell mountain and Arnarstapi, as well as lesser known spots where you can hone your skills in landscape and seascape photography.
March 2023 trip highlights
Facing west, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often bathed in sublime winter light. Choose the March departure and you'll not only capture atmospheric seascapes, but also stand an excellent chance of photographing the aurora borealis. March is also the time when large pods of orca move into the area, hunting shoals of overwintering herring. A boat trip into Grundafjördur can be rewarded with amazing opportunities to photograph these charismatic cetaceans, along with white-beaked dolphins and gannets.
Why this trip?
• The small group size of up to six not only allows me to maximise individual photography tuition, but also gives us the freedom and flexibility to chase the best light across the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
• I've visited Iceland on numerous occasions and will aim to enhance your trip with local knowledge as well as advice on how to take great photographs.
• Concentrated time on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula allows you to get to know the place, visiting locations when the light is just right – and ultimately getting the best photographs.
• Our hotels and guesthouses are in prime locations.
• On day 6 when we leave the Snæfellsnes, we'll visit the natural wonders of the Golden Circle, photographing iconic sites like Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir.
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