Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Winter Photo Tours in Iceland

One of our instructors at the photographers Lounge, Tim Vollmer also runs his own tours in his home country of Iceland. He has created a series of 7 day winter tours in Iceland. For the budget minded photographer that doesn't mind shooting in the winter, these tours are an option for you to consider. 
Date:  Departure: March 4th-9th 2012  /  October 16th-21st 2012  /  November 6th-11th 2012  /  January 8th-13th 2013  /  February 5th-10th 2013  /  March 5th-10th 2013  /  April 2nd-7th 2013
Price: EURO 1.900/US$ 2.580   -   Single supplement: EURO 120/US$ 160 Prices per person in a double room. Minimum 3 persons.
·         Included:
·         Transfer from/to airport upon arrival and departure
·         3 nights in a hotel in the country
·         2 nights in a hotel in Reykjavik
·         Full board from dinner on day one to breakfast on day 6
·         Flight from Reykjavík to Höfn
·         Boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
·         Entrance to the Blue Lagoon and towel
·         Expert photographer guidance (Tim Vollmer/Iurie Belegurschi)
·         Not included:
·         International airfares
·         Drinks
·         Tips
·          What is not mentioned as included

Winter Photo Tour 2012/2013 with Tim Vollmer/Iurie Belegurschi

Day 1-Arrival Keflavik airport At Keflavík, the photographer Tim Vollmer/Iurie Belegurschi, will meet the group. We leave the airport and drive through the lava fields to our guesthouse in Reykjavík. Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 2- Reykjavík Höfn Vatnajökull glacier We start the morning by taking a one hour flight to Höfn, a small fishing village in the southeast of Iceland. The contrast in the nature of the Southeast is breathtaking, with spectacular black beaches and dominating white glacier Vatnajökull. Serenity, energy and forces of nature combine to make the region of Vatnajökull a never-to-be-forgotten experience. We will spend the day exploring the region and if we are fortunate, we will see the Northern lights dancing above the glacier. Dinner and overnight in Smyrlabjörg guesthouse.

Day 3 Vatnajökull glacier – Jökulsárlón lagoon – Skaftafell Today we will visit many of Vatnajökull’s outlets and outwash areas and the Jökulsárlón, a famous glacial lagoon full of icebergs were we can take a short boat tour and sail among the huge icebergs, an unforgettable experience. The glacial scenery continues with a visit to the stunning Skaftafell, Iceland’s second largest national park were the landscape has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of fire and water (volcanic eruptions and the glaciers). Dinner and overnight at Icelandair Hótel Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Day 4 Vík – Geysir – Gullfoss We leave Klaustur and drive towards the coast to the basalt caves of Reynisfjara were we take a small walk on the black beach and have a view towards Dyrhólaey. We drive to the small but high waterfall Seljalandsfoss and walk the path behind it. On we drive to the world famous Geysir region, where hot springs are in abundance, such as the famous great Geysir which has given name to hot springs all over the world. We will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters. From Geysir we drive to Gullfoss the Golden waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Here you can see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down in a double-fall into a deep gorge. Dinner and overnight at Hótel Geysir.

Day 5 Þingvellir – Reykjanes peninsula We leave the Geysir area and drive to Þingvellir national park. Þingvellir is a remarkable geological site, and the most historic place on the island, where the world’s oldest democratic parliament was founded in 930. We continue to the Nesjavellir geothermal area and on to the lava fields of Reykjanes peninsula. More then half of the peninsula is covered with lava flows and you will see lava cones and craters of different sizes and shapes. We will walk where the mid Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean and head for the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula. We continue to the small fishing village Grindavík and end in the Blue Lagoon, a unique man-made pool of geothermal water (37-39°C) in the middle of a moss-covered lava field. The Blue Lagoon is a combination of many factors, the most important being the origin of the geothermal seawater from 2.000 meters beneath the surface. Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 6 Departure from Keflavík airport Transfer to Keflavik airport.

To learn more please contact Tim through his website at www.timvollmer.de. Please mention PROMO Code, "WINTER MAGIC"