Join Landscape photographers Matt Orchard and Mark Upfield and discover the awe-inspiring Icelandic landscapes on a photographic expedition.
We are freelancer photographers offering an opportunity to join us visiting Iceland, on an adventure into a truly memorizing world of Ice and Fire.
We’ve chosen November for travelling, where winter leaves us with lengthy twilight hours, yet plenty of night hours to search for the dancing Northern Lights.
During our time, we ensure an up close and personal view of Glaciers, Ice lagoons, incredible mountain ranges, iconic water falls, ancient lava fields, black sand beaches, volcanic landscapes, active geysers and many more stunning locations.
We will keep numbers low as this allows us to focus on locations along with photographic assistance.
This trip is suited for enthusiasts, Semi-Pro and Professional photographers, or those with a sense of adventure and own a DSLR camera.
We will be covering a vast area of Iceland from the Western Highlands to the Southern Glaciers, including:
- Kirkjufell ‘Witches Hat’ mountain.
- Snæfellsnes Peninsula
- The Golden Circle: Gullfoss Waterfall, Active Geysers and geothermal areas,
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
- Skogafoss waterfall
- Jokulsarlón glacier Lagoon
- Black sand iceberg beach
- Ancient lava fields
- Hofn and surrounding mountains
- Vik town / Vik beach and apostles
- The city of Reykjavik
- The Reykjanes peninsula, including the geo-thermal Blue Lagoon
- Flights from London*
- 1 Hand luggage bag and 1 hold luggage bag.
- Transport across Iceland in a private vehicle.
- Shared Accommodation in unique locations. (Private upgrades available)
- A photographic guide offering on hand assistance and tutorials.
- Nightly Aurora Excursions with experienced Aurora hunters.
- Visit unique Landscape Locations
- Wifi on board and at accommodation**
- An Icelandic Hot Dog Lunch on Day 1.
- Visit to Blue Lagoon Thermal Pool.
To keep prices low, we do not include food, snacks or beverages, or entry to Blue Lagoon.
Within 15 minutes of leaving the airport, we will be driving past some of Iceland’s ancient Lava fields on the Reykjanes Peninsula, heading North last Borgarnes towards the Western Highlands and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
We will stop en route for photographic opportunities before making rest at Grundarfjörður, home to the infamous “Witches Hat”. The night will start with a hearty dinner before heading out to hunt the Aurora Borealis across the peninsula.
We start the day with breakfast and coffee before heading to the Witches Hat for sunrise. Once we’ve spent an hour here making the most of the Golden Hours, we’ll depart back South and inland following th e famous Golden Circle.
This incredible route takes us to active Geysers, and the famous Gullfoss water fall. We’ll make use of the cafe to have a meal before moving our journey on into the evening south.
Later guests are welcome to relax at the accomodation or join us on a hunt for the Aurora Borealis.
On Day 3, we spend time moving east along the Southern Coast of Iceland, this is Glacier country where most of the southern mountains are topped by vast glaciers. We will visit several famous waterfalls including Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.
We will stop in the beautiful town of Vik for Lunch and supplies. Our journey continues east towards the incredible Jokulsarlón glacier Lagoon and beach. We will stay close to this location in hope for a colourful sunset and of course the Aurora Borealis.
Dinner will be available at the Glacier Lagoon or facilities back at the accommodation.
Today we move east to photograph the impressive mountain range East of Hofn, we will grab a late breakfast before taking our journey back West towards Reykjavik.
During the day, we have the opportunity to visit the Ice Beach, ancient volcanic lava fields and the famous beach of Vik.
Late evening we arrive in the bustling city of Reykjavik. Here we can enjoy a decent meal and a good night’s sleep.
For those who don’t want to loose a night aurora hunting, we will of course be taking the bus out of the city for another Northern Lights Opportunity across the Reykjanes peninsula.
Our last day, we will make the most of the city and visit a popular restaurant for breakfast.
Then we head back towards Keflavik international.
No trip is complete without stopping for a relaxing dip in the Blue Lagoon. What better opportunity to recap on the week and grab a beer or drink.
Cost & Booking Information
The trip is at the time of print £995* per person including flights from London.
The price £995 is correct at the date of printing, however is likely to fluctuate with the rate of flight costs.
Should guests wish to depart from another UK or international airport, the cost of this is £865 per person. Flights will need to be arranged by the guest with an arrival time at Keflavik International airport for 09.00 – 11.30 local time.
Private room upgrades are available on request, please contact us for a specific quote.
The trip departs from London Gatwick with an outbound time of 20th November 07.00 / returning on the 24th November 22.30
We will be meeting photographers outside London Gatwick Airport from 04.00am, we recommend arriving 2 to 3 hours prior to departure in order to check in swiftly and grab a bite to eat.
It is important to note: Cameras and equipment, if secured in 1 hand luggage size bag is acceptable for travel.
However: Tripods, Monopods and other larger equipment should be stored in the Hold Luggage and not Hand Luggage. This is an airline rule and may cause delay at check in.
Travel will be provided in a private vehicle from Keflavik, Iceland and back to the airport on day 5. Transport will include on board Wifi where signal permits.
Accommodation will be on a shared basis with a possible mix of men/women, this where possible will include WiFi.
We do offer upgrades for private rooms, please contact us if you would like to book a private room.
It’s important to note, we are not a tour company, but a collaboration of 2 registered freelance photographers organising a workshop travelling to Iceland. We are not liable as a tour operator and you are responsible for your own travel insurance.
A booking form will be issued upon register of interest, and a spot on the trip can be reserved for 24 hours before a deposit payment is required.
Matt Orchard Photography
Tel: +44 (0) 7810 350 573
Mark Upfield Photographic
Tel: +44 (0) 7896 108 104