Three day Jökulsarlon - Vestrahorn - South Coast

Our Iceland Photo Tour of the South coast, Jökulsárlón and Höfn offer amazing wilderness opportunities.

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Feel the powerful silence of the immense Vatnjökull glacier. Öræfajökull and her majestic header of Hvannadalhnúkur towering over the networks of glacial rivers and flood strewn boulders. All reflected in the stillness of Jökulsarlon – the glacial lagoon. One of our most popular multi-day photo tours.


Locations:

 This popular multi-day tour includes Jökulsarlon, Höfn and the South coast. This option is to spread the Photo Tour over 3 days. Over the 3 days we can explore many of the great features along the south coast such as the big waterfalls and beautiful beaches. We are never far from the glacier lagoon, so we are in a good location if we are lucky enough to see auroras (winter) or to explore the lagoon through the midnight sunlight (Summer). Here we can also catch amazing images on the black sand beach with glacial ice. We may visit Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisdrengur, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Skaftafell, Jökulsarlon, Fjalsarlon, Höfn, Vesturhorn. Activities may include hiking, glacier hiking, ice-cave exploring (Winter only), Lagoon boat trips, exhibitions and restaurants. Our photo tour location list is downloadable at the bottom of the page. It is intended as a list of possible location rather than “Guaranteed” locations, we trust your guide to judge the best locations for the available time and weather.

South Coast

Exploring several locations along Iceland’s South Coast on the way out and on the way back. Towering waterfalls, secret gorges, black beaches and amazing sea cliffs are just a few hours into the photo tour. Experience Viking hospitality in the Coastal town of Vík and see the making of the famous Icelandic wool sweater…

Jökulsarlon

We can always guarantee ice! The glacier lagoon at Jökulsarlon has been retreating for nearly 100 years and delivers regular, fresh ice chunks to the carpark. The glacier lagoon often treats the photographer to an incredible range of textures and perfect reflections.

Diamond Beach

The diamond beach is often littered with large chunks of glacier ice that have made their way out to the ocean. They are sculpted by the ocean and washed up on the black sand or shingle and look fantastic with a colourful sunset.

glacier ice chunks of jokulsarlon

glacier ice beach
The 3 day Iceland Photo Tour is suitable for most travel photographers. It is for people who want to see and photograph some of the best Icelandic locations and maximise photo opportunities.

Northern Lights (Winter only Sept-April)

We take advantage of the often clear skies in the Jökulsarlon area and if we are really lucky some still reflection on the lagoon. This is probably the best place in the world for auroras although we can never guarantee them.

Jökulsarlon

ice cave photography

Ice caves (Winter only Nov-March)

When the cold temperatures dominate, the glacier rivers recede and allow access to the Ice Caves forged by the rivers.


Midnight sun (Summer only June-July)

An all night trip can provide many hours of fantastic light and a beautiful experience.

Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
Auroras over Jökulsarlon


Seasons: Running all year

Timings:

Winter (Mid Sept – Mid April ) start times are around 09.30. We shoot regular hours which could include night shooting for Auroras and sunrise/set on the ice beach.

Summer (Mid April – Mid Sept)
The tour could start after 14.00 in the Summer. Mid-Summer, this could involve shooting through the night hours (22.00-06.00) and sleeping in tents during the day.


Bus Passports

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RSS Iceland Aurora News

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    Summary issued 13th June 2018 Strong wind and rain warning in North and East Iceland tomorrow (Thurs). Sleet expected on mountain roads until Friday. Some routes into Landmannalaugar and Fjallabak are open.
  • Solar storm on it’s way
    Solar storm warning issued 14th Feb 2017According to NASA, a solar storm is on it's way to Earth after a mass ejection on the Sun's surface on Sunday Night. This could produce aurora displays if the sky is clear. The storm is expected to hit the Earth in the small hours of Thursday morning.Aurora forecast […]
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    Beginners welcome Many people ask if our photo tours are suitable for beginner level photographers. The answer is always “Yes, absolutely”. This article attempts to explain why beginner photographers are not only very welcome, but actually get better value from our Iceland photo tours. The main reason we are so positive about welcoming beginners on […]

Meals

Breakfast is normally include in the Hotel. We usually eat evening meal in Restaurants. Prices are between $20-$40 for a main meal. But we can be flexible if you wanted to cater for yourselves

Accommodation:

 We stay overnight near the lagoon in a guest-house or hotel (winter) or Camp locally (Summer)*. Your accommodation will be arranged for the duration of the tour, let us know your preferences. Guest rooms have private bathrooms. Rooms can be single, twin, double or triple (your choice may affect the price).

Overnight photo tour packages are arranged with...
Aurora Hunters - a licensed Iceland Travel Agent

Private photo tours customers are entitled to 10% discount on our advertised Whale watching and Northern lights tours. A coupon code will be sent with your ticket. Enter the code when you book a whale watching or Northern lights tour for automatic 10% discount.

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Private & Shared photo tour

Private photo tours

Private photo tours are quick to confirm and extra flexible to fit your plans. You can choose to share your private tour which will reduce costs as passengers join.

Shared photo tours

quality tours with other passengers. Confirmation depends on passenger numbers. These must be requested on the Shared tour request page.

Book your private tour here.

Book a Standard 3 day Jökulsarlon Photo Tour

  • Includes pick-up and drop-off from the Reykjavik area.
  • Includes accommodation for the duration of the tour.
  • Suitable for photographers of all levels.
  • Private for your small group

Contact Please use the contact form to ask any questions.

DownloadDownload the location guide for this tour.

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Extra activity ideas

Consider combining this photo tour with other Nature activities on route.

Glacier Activities

This photo tour gets close to a few glaciers, so why not consider some nature activities on and under the glaciers? Standard ice cave tours (Crystal cave) can be booked directly with the tour, but you might want to consider upgrading to an ice cave adventure.

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