If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime trip where you can photograph some of the most incredible landscapes on earth, there’s no better place to go than Iceland.
It’s a unique country with features tantalizing for just about any photographer - blue lagoons, geysers, black sand beaches, and the Northern Lights to name but a few. And though many photographers head to Iceland to see these magnificent features, that’s not all that this wonderful place has to offer. Let’s explore just a few things you’ll need to document with your camera when you visit Iceland.
Between the stops to photograph breathtaking landscapes, experiencing the beauty and uniqueness of Nordic culture is a must when in Iceland. Whether it’s appreciating the eco-friendly lifestyle of the people of Iceland, taking in some live music, exploring Nordic art and storytelling, or hearing a traditional Viking chant, learning about the history of the people in this area is as satisfying as taking photos of the place in which they live.
And, of course, you can’t visit Iceland without giving traditional Icelandic food a try - like Saltfiskur, which is a dried and salted fish that has been made in Scandinavian regions for over five centuries. Really, no matter where you go in Iceland, there are opportunities to become immersed in this vibrant and awe-inspiring country. In amongst the jaw-dropping landscapes, spend some time interacting with the locals and learn a little bit about this magical place as well.
Location, Location, Location
Of course, if you head to Iceland, you’re not going to spend a day on the beach with your pals. Instead, you’re going to spend as much time as you can exploring the diverse and incredible locations around Iceland that offer views that can only be described as out-of-this-world. It’s a mystical place, to be sure - even for people that have visited before.
One such place is surely Jökulsárlón, situated near Vatnajökull National Park. This lake is fed by the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, and as a result, luminous icebergs floating beyond the black sand beaches delight the eye. It’s a scene of breathtaking beauty that has served as the backdrop for many Hollywood films, including Die Another Day and Batman Begins, and which should serve as fodder for your photography pursuits.
Just nearby, Vatnajökull National Park offers yet more stunning beauty to take in. See magnificent waterfalls as they cascade over dark lava columns. Take in the view of Vesturhorn, a range of mountains that at one point are steep and impending, then taper down to meet the waters of the Atlantic Ocean where its waters lap at the black sand beach under blue skies. If it sounds beautiful, it is! Just imagine what this iconic Icelandic landscape looks like in person.
Take a Tour to Take It All In
Jökulsárlón and Vatnajökull National Park are but two must-see locations in Iceland. From the capital city of Reykjavik with its beautiful, eclectic architecture and vibrant pubs to Skógafoss, one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland to family-run farms in the Icelandic countryside that provide an idyllic view of life in this region, there is no shortage of photo-worthy scenes. It’s just a matter of figuring out how to see and photograph them all.
That’s where a photo tour of Iceland comes in handy. Discovery Photo Tours offers the premier Iceland experience, with stops at all the locations discussed above,https://www.discoveryphototours.com/photo-tours/iceland-photo-tour-2017/ and many more. Spend nine adventurous days exploring the island with a small, intimate group of fellow photography enthusiasts. The trip includes eight nights lodging, transportation around Iceland, breakfasts and dinners, and local tours and tour guides. You have little to plan yourself, so you can spend your trip taking photos, interacting with locals, and enjoying your time in one of the world’s most captivating places.
Since Discovery Photo Tours specializes in photography adventures, you’re guided along the way by acclaimed photographers that will offer you guidance, instruction, and feedback so that the images you capture match the beauty that you see with your own eyes. The next tour, coming up in March 2017, will be led by two preeminent photographers - Ken Kaminesky and Patrick Di Fruscia, both of whom are veteran photographers that have proven time and again that they are among the best in the world. You’ll get to see them in action, pick their brains, and gain valuable knowledge that will improve your photography.
No matter what your skill level as a photographer, the Iceland Adventure from Discovery Photo Tours will be time well spent. Make plans to join the tour, March 5-17, 2017, and take part in the photography adventure of a lifetime. Registration is open as of this writing. Visit Discovery Photo Tours to find out more and to reserve your spot.