Join us this coming March to capture and experience the beauty of the Aurora Borealis. Travel with two seasoned photographic educators and a local expert to discover north Iceland. 

On this journey we are spending the majority of the time in the north, near Akureyri. This part of Iceland is the preferred viewing location of the Northern Lights and has the best potential for combining stunning landscapes and the Aurora during the chilly nights. Our local guide is an expert in photographing the Lights and will provide detailed knowledge on how to best capture and view these ethereal wonders. 


ITINERARY March 17-24, 2017

Note: We reserve the right to adjust specific details as necessary due to availability or weather related variables

Day 1 - Friday March 17, 2017

After an early morning arrival in Iceland we are transported from Keflavik International Airport to Reykjavik Airport for our flight to Akureyri.
Then we make the drive to our first location, Siglufjordur, a small and picturesque town in the far north of Iceland. If conditions are right, we'll begin our Northern Light search this evening.
Overnight: Hotel Siglo

Day 2 - Saturday March 18, 2017

Today we spend time in Skagafjordur and the surrounding area, visiting the Glaumbaer turf farm and museum along with visits to the old bishop residency which traces its history back nearly 1000 years. At night we go out and search for the Northern Lights along the rugged coastline.
Overnight: Hotel Siglo  

Skagafjordur Bay

Skagafjordur Bay

Day 3 - sunday march 19, 2017

©Sharon Prest, HERÐUBREIÐ

Free day in Siglufjordur. You will find this little town of just about 1000 inhabitants charming. You could go  skiing or spend time at the local Herring Museum, which pays homage to the history of the Herring fishing industry. Photographic opportunities abound around the marina, located just next to the hotel. There is also time to post produce images and get some critique from us if that is more to your liking. Tonight we will go out and search for the Aurora if weather permits. 
Overnight: Hotel Siglo 

 

Day 4 - Monday march 20, 2017

© Lára Stefánsdóttir, Askja

Today will feature an exclusive gourmet tasting tour where you discover the very best of local North Icelandic food. All the producers we visit are small family firms and by some the knowledge has travelled from generation to generation. Taste fresh fish, salted cod, and other delicacies. We will take a short boat trip to Hrísey Island, which is often called the pearl of Eyjajordur. Here we will meet the local food producers and experience true Icelandic fare. 

Highlights: Hrísey Island, Meeting local food producers, The fresh taste of the north, local micro brewery is an option.

Evening: Northern Lights search
Overnight: Hotel KEA in Akureyri

 

Day 5 - tuesday march 21, 2017

Lake Mývatn area is stunning with snow cover. We will spend time at the famous Waterfall Godafoss and other highlights and of course a lingering bath at the superb Myvatn Nature Baths. In the evening we will look for the Northern Lights. 

Overnight: Hotel KEA in Akureyri

© Lára Stefánsdóttir, Dalvik

Day 6 - wednesday march 22, 2017

Today we will leave the north and fly down to spend some time exploring the wonders of the South Coast. The famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skogafoss waterfall, Reynisfjara black beach, Vik town, are just some of the things we will find along our journey. In the evening we will search for the Aurora Borealis again!
Overnight: Hotel Óðinsvé in Reykjavik

© Marc Ullom, Dettifoss

Day 7 - Thursday March 23, 2017

This is a free day in Reykjavik, the bustling capital of Iceland. Today provides many opportunities for searching out the culture, art, and unique spots in this fascinating city. Additional time for training, post production, critique and conversation on all things photographic and artistic is always welcomed. After a leisure day in the city we will go out for one more time, searching the Northern Lights along the coast. 
Overnight: Hotel Óðinsvé in Reykjavik

Day 8 - Friday, March 24, 2017

Departure
Transport from Reykjavik to Keflavik airport

Tour Details

  • 8 days, 7 nights
  • Maximum tour participants: 10
  • Mentor to participant ratio: 1:5
  • Experience Level: All levels welcome!

Your experience includes:

  • Domestic flights from Reykjavik to Akureyri. 

  • A customized itinerary designed with great experiences and stellar photography in mind.
  • Custom training content based on your technical and creative needs.

  • Lodging at 4 star hotels with breakfasts included. 

  • All transportation on a variety of specialized vehicles such as 4x4's, Super Jeeps or minibus, depending on days activity.

  • English speaking local guide.

  • Entry to the Lake Myvatn Nature Baths.

  • Pre-tour and post-tour consulting and mentorship for each client based on personal goals.  
    Learn more about our mentorship philosophy here.

cost

Please use the contact form for cost inquiries. College student rates and multiple seat bookings are available.