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Photo tours and workshops in Iceland

Páll Jökull is an Icelandic professional landscape photographer with high knowledge of photography, photogenic places and the history of Iceland. Páll Jökull is a photo guide in Iceland, and wether you are an amateur or working professional photographer the benefits of hiring someone "in the know" with local knowledge is a very wise investment indeed. All photography tours are customized to meet your specific needs. Here you can read the terms and conditions for a photo tour or workshop. All participants should be able to hike short distances to locations on uneven surface with their camera gear.

Please contact me if you are interested in one of these trips or something else you prefer.
Your Photo guide and driver: Páll Jökull Pétursson, Tel.: +354 824 0059, e-mail: palljokull@gmail.com

 


SK_15_03599Páll Jökull on locationPhoto: Sigrún Kristjánsdóttir.

 

A few photo-tour and workshop dates 2017

Winter photo-workshop 5 days: February 9 - 13 2017 SOLD OUT
Winter photo-workshop 5 days: February 16 - 20 2017 SOLD OUT
Around Iceland in 10 days - Spring: May 18 - 27 2017 SOLD OUT
Around Iceland in 10 days - Summer: June 25 - July 5 2017
Highlands of Iceland, 6 days: July 23 - 28 2017
Around Iceland in 10 days - Autumn: Sept 2 - 11 2017 SOLD OUT

I can change the dates of tours not booked if requested and other dates are available. Also I can custom make a tour for you if I am available.
 


 

Northern light’s night out with a professional photographer

Aurora Borealis-140210_MG_5088Aurora Borealis-140210_MG_5088 On a cold night with clear sky and weather permitting, we head out to some beautiful locations in South- or West Iceland, to catch a glimpse of the green-stuff, the Northern Lights. Unfortunately there is no guarantee of seeing the Northern Lights, even though we try our best.

Normally a tour is 4 hours from the time I pick you up, until you come back again. The greatest possibilities to see the Northern Lights are between 22:00 and 03:00 hours at night, and I plan in advance where the best conditions are, cloud coverage and some interesting landscape and foreground, such as Thingvellir national park. I might have to change the plans if the weather conditions are not favorable, trying the day after instead.

You should bring warm clothes, flashlight, your camera with fully charged battery's and a tripod. If the weather forecast turns out to be bad for Northern lights you will be contacted before 18:00 the same day, and we can reschedule if you or I have other nights available. I can not offer the same level of service as the big tour companies, but on the other hand it will be more relaxed and flexible. We deal with the weather when the time comes :) it is constantly changing over here.

Dates: Tours available from September through March.
Duration: 4 hours with a driver and a photo guide. Pickup at 20:00.
Group: Max 6 passengers, min 2 passengers
Price: $180 pr. person.
Not included: International flights, accommodation and food.
More info: palljokull@gmail.com

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Around Iceland in 10 days - Spring, Summer and Autumn 2017

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This tour is for Photographers who want to get the whole Iceland package in ten days and nine nights. Traveling mainly on Route 1 or the Ring Road (Icelandic: Þjóðvegur 1 or Hringvegur) which is a national road in Iceland that runs around the island and connects most of the inhabited parts of the country. The total length of the road is 1,332 kilometres (828 mi) but the average driving is 2.500 km for this trip. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland are on or near the Ring Road. You will see many beautiful waterfalls and rivers, glaciers, icebergs, lavafields, mountains and black sand beaches. You will pass through several National Parks on the route as well as typical icelandic countryside and seaside villages around Iceland. Also you will spot many species of local or migrating birds as you drive around the country.

Day one
Starting with the Golden circle, Thingvellir, Brúarfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss and some more less known locations. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls visited. Staying for two nights at Vík.

Day two
Sólheimajökull, Dyrhólaey, Reynisfjara, the black beach and Reynisdrangar sea stacks. Exploring gorges and remote paths in the Mýrdalur highlands. Puffins at Reynisfjall cliffs and Dyrhólaey peninsula.

Day three
Heading for Skaftafell via Mýrdalssandur and Skaftáreldahraun lava field, Fjaðrárgljúfur gorge and Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The great mountain Lómagnúpur and the vast stretch of sand and gravel, Skeiðarársandur, arriving to Skaftafell where we take a short hike to Svartifoss waterfall. Staying in the Skaftafell area.

Day four
Morning photo session at the Glacier Lagoon and shooting the icebergs on the beach before heading east to Höfn and Vestrahorn, Stokksnes, Hvalnesskriður and Eystrahorn. Entering East Iceland passing through beautiful fjords with high mountains out to sea. Staying for the night at Hotel Bláfell in Breiðdalsvík.

Day five
Traveling onwards up to Egilsstaðir and into North Iceland, heading for the Lake Mývatn area with geothermal area at Námafjall and the great waterfalls Dettifoss and Selfoss. Staying two nights at Fosshóll guesthouse at Goðafoss.

Day six
Morning photo session at Goðafoss waterfall, one of the most picturesque in Iceland. Lake Mývatn area explored with it's beautiful surroundings. Back for sunset at Goðafoss waterfall and staying at Fosshóll for the night.

Day seven
Driving to Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland and onwards to the west with a few stops on the way. Skagafjörður with the islands of Drangey and Málmey and Hvítserkur sea stack for the sunset. Staying in the north-west part of Iceland for the night.

Day eight and nine
In the morning we head into West Iceland into the photogenic Snæfellsnes peninsula, where we will be for two days. In the area we have for example Mt. Kirkjufell, which we will visit for sunset and sunrise shots. The lava field Berserkjahraun is rough and colorful and the area around Snæfellsjökull glacier is one of the National Parks we pass through with great locations as Arnarstapi cliffs, Lóndrangar sea stacks and Djúpalón beach. Staying for two nights in Snæfellsnes.

Day ten
On the last day of the tour we drive from Snæfellsnes into Borgarfjörður and Húsafell with one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Also visiting a great location in the start of the West Iceland highlands if it is open, before heading back to Borgarnes, a village by the ring road. On the way from Borgarfjörður we pass through Hvalfjörður, Iceland’s longest fjord. Returning to Reykjavik for the night.

Spring 2017, 10 days: May 18 - 27 2017 SOLD OUT
Summer 2017, 10 days: June 25 - July 5 2017
Autumn 2017, 10 days: September 2 - 11 2017. SOLD OUT

Group: Max 4, min 2 passengers. Larger groups can be arranged by request.
Price: $4200 pr. person.
Included: Transport and photo-guidance english speaking, double occupancy lodging, (single supplement $100 pr night) and breakfast.
Not included: International flights, food and beverages.

More info: palljokull@gmail.com

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Some photos from a 10 day tour.

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Winter Photo workshop 5 days

Ice cave explorationIce cave exploration Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skógafoss waterfall are our first stops of the tour and Dyrhólaey peninsula, Black beach and Reynisdrangar before heading to our first over night stop at the beautiful village of Vík on the South coast. Great locations for sunsets and sunrises with the Reynisdrangar sea-stacks and Dyrhólaey peninsula. 

The Northern-lights are a great addition to the experience on a tour like this. On a cold night with clear sky and weather permitting, we will find beautiful locations to catch a glimpse of the green-stuff, the Northern Lights. Unfortunately there is no guarantee of seeing the Northern Lights, even though we try our best.

On day two you will see towering sea cliffs, black sand beaches, glaciers and magnificent gully's cutting into the highlands below the glacier Mýrdalsjökull. We head on east towards Skaftafell and the Glacier Lagoon for our second and third nights.

Day three and four is dedicated to the Vatnajökull national park visiting the Glacier lagoon and other picturesque places in the area from morning to night, catching the sunset before heading back to our accommodation. Visiting a Ice-Cave is a great experience and can be added to the tour.

On our way back we will be stopping at a few locations like the Stjórnarfoss waterfall near Kirkjubæjarklaustur and the Fjaðrárgljúfur gorge, cutting through the edge of the highland. The Dyrhólaey peninsula and visiting two great waterfalls, The Skógafoss waterfall is one of the icons of the South coast, ending with Seljalandsfoss.

There is a selection of great restaurants with local food and various accommodation in the area. In five days you get to explore the whole area, visiting some of the most famous landmarks in Iceland plus some less known remote locations. 

Dates: February 9 - 13 2017 SOLD OUT.  
2nd workshop: February 16-20 2017. SOLD OUT.
Group: Max 4, min 2 passengers.
Price: $2650 pr. person
Included: Transport and photo-guidance english speaking.
Not included: International flights, food and beverages.
More info: palljokull@gmail.com

Book here

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The Golden Circle Photo tour

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An Icelandic Classic! The Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park are places you must visit when in Iceland. It’s as simple as that! Also you will visit two other waterfalls which are not frequently visited by tourists, the Brúarfoss waterfall and the Faxi waterfall.

Dates: Booking by request.
Group: Max 6, min 1 passengers
Price: $850 for the tour.
Not included: International flights, accommodation and food.
More info: 
palljokull@gmail.com

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South coast one day Photo tour

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The South coast one day photo tour starts from Reykjavik to Vík and back with stops at many great locations, such as Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, Dyrhólaey peninsula, the Black beach and Reynisdrangar sea stacks.

Dates: Booking by request. 
Group: Max 6, min 1 passengers
Price: $850 for the tour.
Not included: International flights, accommodation and food.
More info: palljokull@gmail.com

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South coast adventure, three days

Storm at ReynisdrangarStorm at ReynisdrangarOn the beach near Reynisdrangar in South Iceland. The main focus of this tour is the area from Seljalandsfoss waterfall to the beautiful village of Vík on the South coast and east to the Glacier lagoon. You will see puffins and Arctic terns from mid May till August, sea cliffs, black sand beaches, glaciers and magnificent canyons cutting into the highlands. Great locations for sunsets and sunrises are the Glacier lagoon, the Reynisdrangar sea-stacks and Dyrhólaey peninsula. The Skógafoss waterfall is one of the icons of the South coast, and the Glaciers in Vatnajökull will be visited. Great restaurants with local food and accommodation in the area. In three days you get to explore the whole area, visiting some of the most famous landmarks in Iceland plus some less known remote locations.

Dates: Booking by request.
Three days with a driver and a photo guide with great local knowledge.
Group: Max 4 passengers
Price: $2450 for the tour.
Not included: International flights, accommodation and food.
More info: palljokull@gmail.com

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Snæfellsnes daytour

Kirkjufell-110613_MG_0470Kirkjufell-110613_MG_0470 Magical coastlines and lava fields with some mighty sea cliffs and picturesque mountains such as the glacier Snæfellsjökull, mountain Arnarstapi and the world known mt. Kirkjufell near Grundarfjörður. The Snæfellsnes peninsula is built from eruptions for thousands of years, leaving behind craters and volcanoes all the way to the big one, the Snæfellsjökull it self. The Snæfellsjökull glacier was the setting for Jule’s Verne’s novel, “Journey to the center of the Earth” and can be seen from a great distance, for example from the capital, Reykjavik.

Dates: Booking by request.
Group: Max 4 passengers
Price: $850 for the tour.
Not included: International flights, accommodation and food.
More info: palljokull@gmail.com

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Reykjanes peninsula day tour

KrýsuvíkKrýsuvík The Reykjanes one day photo tour starts from Reykjavik and covers the peninsula from Kleifarvatn lake and Krýsuvík geothermal area and the Blue lagoon. The rugged coastline of Reykjanes with beautiful sea stacks and cliffs out to the Atlantic ocean and a geothermal active area with mud pots and geysers.

Dates: Booking by request.
Group: Max 4 passengers
Price: $850 for the tour.
Not included: International flights, accommodation and food.
More info: palljokull@gmail.com

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Highland adventure Photo workshop

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Exploring the Fjallabak Nature Reserve around Landmannalaugar and Laki, where the landscape has been formed by volcanic activity, is the landscape photographer’s dream come true. The area is known for beautiful mountains, glaciers and old volcanic craters, some with lakes at their bottom and colorful rock formations. The moss growing in the area shows some bright green colors, especially after a good rain shower which makes a great contrast with the black sand. On two nights of the tour the group will sit down to discuss the photos of the participants and we give input, good advice and tuition in photography.

On the last day we travel back from the highlands to the Golden circle, visiting Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area and the Thingvellir National park on our way to Reykjavik.

Participants are required to be in good physical condition because some hiking with your camera gear in rough landscapes.

 

6 days July 23 - 28 2017. Booking by request. 
Accommodation: Camping and Mountain huts. 
Group: Max 6, min 4 passengers. Larger groups can be arranged by request.

Price: $1950 pr. person.
Included: Transport and photo-guidance english speaking, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Not included: International flights and beverages.
More info: palljokull@gmail.com

Book here

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if you are interested in one of these trips or something
else you prefer. I can custom-make a tour for you
if you have any specific requests.

 

With regards
Páll Jökull Pétursson 
Tel.: +354 824 0059
palljokull@gmail.com

 

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