From  £2395
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Travel with a photography expert from Regent Holidays
  • Explore the sights of the Diamond Circle of North Iceland
  • Be inspired by the wild landscape of the Troll Peninsula
  • Learn how to photograph the Northern Lights
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North Iceland Photography Tour

5 Day Tour, from £2395 per person

Join this Small Group Tour for a fascinating introduction to travel photography, led by our very own photography specialist. Jonathan brings 10+ years of photography and travel industry knowledge with him and his dream to combine these passions will help travellers take images they can enjoy for years to come.

It’s no secret just how incredibly beautiful and dramatic the scenery of Iceland is. And with new, direct flights on Nice Air from Stansted to North Iceland, the photogenic sulphur crystals of the geothermal valley of Hverir, powerful waterfalls and with some luck, autumnal aurora borealis, are easier to reach than ever. 

Plenty of time is given at stops and even en route, to enable guests to capture the most impressive landscapes of North Iceland in the best natural light. Jonathan will demonstrate how best to use camera equipment to capture the surroundings, to bring home some fantastic images to share with friends and family.

"For those looking to kick-start a passion for photography and just learn how things work, my role is to help teach you about your camera and how best to use it. For those a little more advanced, I will be on hand to help you think about composition to push your skills further and hopefully unlock the next chapter of your photographic journey. There is also optional drone flying available for those looking to capture North Iceland from a unique perspective." - Jonathan

This is a small group tour that operates with a minimum of 8 persons/maximum of 12 persons.

We hope to operate this group tour in 2023 now. Dates to be confirmed - please email Jonathan for more details. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO AKUREYRI
Northern Lights over Akureyri

On arrival, meet our local guide/driver who will accompany you and Jonathan throughout this photography tour. Enjoy a scenic drive of Iceland’s capital of the North – Akureyri, including a visit to Hlíðarfjall for panoramic views over the Fjord. Late afternoon, check in to the Hotel Kjarnalundur for four nights. Its location allows us to take advantage of the dark skies, improving our chances for the opportunity to see the northern lights. Maybe take a dip in one of the hotel’s hot tubs then in the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

Accommodation
Hotel Kjarnalundur
DAY 2
DIAMOND CIRCLE OF NORTH ICELAND
Godafoss Waterfall

After breakfast, set off on an all-day excursion to explore three of the five sights that make up the Diamond Circle of North Iceland. The first stop is Goðafoss Waterfall, long known as one of the most beautiful sights in Iceland. Located right off the Ring Road, the water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 metres over a width of 30 metres. Continue to the fishing village of Húsavík on the eastern shore of Shaky Bay, part of the Diamond Circle and known as the Whale Capital of Iceland. Húsavík served as the setting of, and inspiration for the song Húsavík, in the 2020 Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

 

In the afternoon, explore Ásbyrgi Canyon, a spectacular horseshoe-shaped depression in the northeast of Iceland, steeped in folklore. Part of the extensive and dramatic Vatnajökull National Park, it is undoubtedly one of its most breath-taking sights. Visitors to Ásbyrgi will quickly take note of the canyon’s 100-metre-high cliff faces, as well as the thick woodland of birch and willow below, creating an area quite unlike that found anywhere else across Iceland. In the evening, enjoy dinner back at the hotel and maybe a relaxing dip in the hot tub. (B,D)

Accommodation
Hotel Kjarnalundur
DAY 3
SIGLUFJORDUR & TROLL PENINSULA
Colourful buildings of Siglufjordur

This morning head out to Siglufjörður, a town of about 1,300 people located on the tip of the Troll Peninsula. It is the northernmost town of the mainland and home to one of our favourite museums - The Síldarminjasafnið herring museum. It is the largest marine and industrial museum in Europe, where visitors can learn about the pursuit of the "silver darlings", the processing of that valuable commodity and the lives of the “Herring Girls”.

 

Savour the peace and tranquillity of the area and stop for numerous photo opportunities during a scenic coastal drive along the longest fjord in Iceland. Late afternoon, visit North Iceland’s latest attraction – the Forest Lagoon (included entrance and towel rental – 2 hours). (B,D)

Accommodation
Hotel Kjarnalundur
DAY 4
LAKE MYVATN & DETTIFOSS
Hveraströnd Sulfur Springs

Today, spend approximately ten hours exploring the last two sights of the Northern Iceland's Diamond Circle - Lake Myvatn and Dettifoss Waterfall. From desolate craters to bubbling mud pools and geothermal caves, the area around Lake Mývatn is a microcosm of all the natural wonders that Iceland has to offer.

 

A decidedly lunar-looking location, with scorched yellow earth and sulfuric acid melting the ground into bubbling mud, Hveraströnd Sulfur Springs is another popular site to visit in the area, which lies at the foot of Námafjall (Mine Mountain). See Dimmuborgir Lava Formation: these twisted towers of coagulated rock breach the earth’s surface to form a lava field full of giant pillars and arches.

 

The last stop of the day will be Dettifoss, fed by the powerful glacier river Jökulsá á Fjöllum which flows from the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. Enjoy taking photos of these thunderous falls toppling 45 metres down to the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. In the evening, enjoy a final group dinner. (B,D)

Accommodation
Hotel Kjarnalundur
DAY 5
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK
This morning transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £2395 per person
(Single person supplement + £245)

Price Includes

  • Return international direct flights from London Stansted to Akureyri*
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation in three-star Kjarnalundur Hotel
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Services of Regent Holidays' Photography Tour Leader

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities

Price Notes

* International direct flights from the UK are based out of London Stansted in economy class and operated by Niceair


Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, North Iceland

Tour Accommodation

Hotel Kjarnalundur
Hotel Kjarnalundur
Hotel Kjarnalundur Set in the lush Kjarnalundur Park and surrounded by forest, this laid-back hotel is not far from Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland and Akureyri. Rooms are simple......

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