Three Day Photo Safari to South Iceland

Three Day Photo Safari to South Iceland

In this three-day tour you will get to photograph all the best that South and Southeast Iceland have to offer; spouting hot springs and the Geyser Hot Spring Area, two national parks, Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, lava fields, black sand beaches, columnar basalt formations, waterfalls and whatever might come our way and looks interesting. At night, we will look for the Northern Lights (from October-March). If you have limited time but would like to get a taste of photographing in Iceland—then this is the tour.

Duration: 2 Nights, Winter

Price: From $1,956 per person


  • The Natural Wonders of South and Southeast Iceland
  • Northern Lights
  • Hot Springs, Glaciers and Waterfalls


- Accommodation at Hrífunes Guesthouse (
- Breakfast from the second day till last day, picnic lunch from day 1 till the last day, dinner from day 1 till the next to last day.
- Professional English speaking driver guide and photographer.
- 4X4 truck (Jeep) and gasoline.

Not included:

- Flights to/from Iceland.
- Transportation to and from airport (although this can be arranged).
- Hotel accommodation in Reykjavík.
- Travel insurance.

Climate and clothing recommendations:

The Gulf Stream is what makes Iceland inhabitable, and without it, the whole country would most likely be covered by ice. The winters are fairly mild and summers are cool. The weather can be unpredictable and very windy and rainy at times. A popular saying in Iceland is “if you don’t like the weather right now, just wait five minutes” as you may occasionally experience the four seasons all in one day: sunshine and mild temperatures to windy, cool temperatures with rain or even snow. The average temperature in January is 0 C (32 F) and the average temperature in July is 12 C (54 F)

In the view of the climate description above, we can only advise visitors to be prepared for everything. No matter what time of year you plan to visit Iceland, always pack some warm and water resistant clothes, hats, gloves and good walking shoes.

Practical list, independent of the season of the year
1. Warm underwear
2. Sweater or a warm jacket/coat
3. Wind- and waterproof overcoat and over trousers
4. Extra pair of warm socks
5. Gloves and a cap
6. Hiking shoes (waterproof boots for winter photo tours)
7. Slippers and possibly light trainers
9. Sunglasses (optional!)
10. Electric converter (Iceland uses 220 volts)
11. Torch or headlight (winter photo tours)

The schedule of the trip may be rearranged for the best weather conditions and light at each location, so be prepared to be flexible. This way we can make this tour as successful as possible.

Package Map
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Day 1:

Þingvellir, Secret Waterfall, Hot Springs and South Coast

We will pick you up from your hotel in Reykjavík around 8:00 am and drive to Þingvellir National Park, the first place in Iceland to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From Þingvellir, we will set the course for spectacular sight of the erupting Strokkur in the Geyser Hot Spring Area and the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall. Next, we'll drive through South Iceland with a stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and head for our first overnight stop at Hrífunes Guesthouse.
Accommodation: Hrífunes Guesthouse.



Day 2:

Vatnajökull National Park and Jökulsárlón

After a good breakfast, we will drive further east to Vatnajökull National Park. Vatnajökull, Europe‘s largest glacier, has many outlets that we will get close to. We will stop in Skaftafell and make a short hike to Svartifoss, the waterfall that you can walk behind. From Skaftafell, we will continue to the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon with its floating icebergs. We will then return to our cozy guesthouse in Hrífunes where we will relax and enjoy Hadda's home cooking. During November - March we may be able to visit ice caves.
Accommodation: Hrífunes Guesthouse.


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Day 3:

Black Sand Beach and Waterfall

We leave beautiful Hrífunes and head back toward Reykjavík through South Iceland. On our way, we will make a stop at the varied sights along the south coast such as Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach with its columnar basalt formations, Dyrhólaey Cape and Skógafoss Waterfall.
You will be dropped off at your hotel in Reykjavík area around 19:00 pm.




Accommodation Price per person
Double Occupancy  $1.956
Single Occupancy $2.419

Departure: Available upon demand except June - September

Duration: 3 days/2 nights

Participants: 4-8

Minmum number of Participants is 4.

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  • The Natural Wonders of South and Southeast Iceland
  • Northern Lights
  • Hot Springs, Glaciers and Waterfalls

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