23 to 28 March 2020
Icelandair FI451 departs LHR at 1220. On arrival, we transfer to Reykjavík, the northernmost capital in the world, and enjoy an evening at leisure in the centre.
The Golden Circle: the rift valley between the earth’s tectonic plates where the Viking parliament used to meet at Þingvellir, the vast and powerful waterfall Gullfoss, and the erupting geyser, Strokkur. Overnight in Vík.
Travelling east along the south coast to Eldhraun, the largest lava field in the world, the deep and narrow canyon at Fjaðrárgljúfur, and the glacier Svínafellsjökull. Overnight in Skaftafell.
A morning of walking in the Vatnajökull National Park, the highlight being the Sjónarnípa viewpoint over the glaciers. In the afternoon, a visit to Fjallsárlón and Jökulsárlón, the famous iceberg lagoons. Overnight in Skaftafell.
Travelling west along the south coast to the folk museum and waterfall at Skógar, to the 1973 wreck of the Douglas DC3 airplane on Sólheimasandur, and to the ribbon waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss, before returning to the capital, with the evening at leisure. Overnight in Reykjavík.
A visit to the world famous Blue Lagoon, a luxury spa in a lava landscape, where the water is warmed by natural geothermal heat. Departure on Icelandair FI454, arriving LHR at 1930.
Return Icelandair flights from the UK
Five nights bed and breakfast accommodation
in single ensuite hotel rooms (three stars)
Evening meals on Days 2, 3 and 4
Ground transportation (inc. transfers)
Blue Lagoon spa comfort experience
Entrance to the Skógar folk museum
Tour manager / driver / guide throughout
Professional photographer on Days 2, 3 and 4
Dawn photography session
Sunset photography session
Evening photography skills sessions or northern lights hunts on Days 2, 3 and 4 (dependent on the weather)
Slideshow of the group's photographs on Day 5
Full support from Next Stop Iceland
100% financial protection
Lunches (can be purchased locally)
Evening meals in Reykjavík on the first and last evenings
£1900 per person
Contact us to make an enquiry or a booking:
0330 111 2017
or use our web contact form here
Free landscape photography talk
We offer a free talk by the expert and professional landscape photographer Rob Auckland, who leads our photography tours to Iceland. He will visit your club meeting (for free within this area) to talk about his landscapes of Iceland, and to lead a hands-on session of your choice from the following list:
Looking for layers and lead-in lines to make your compositions stand out
Changing your white balance to improve your landscape photography
Getting perfect exposures of tricky scenes: skies, snow and nightscenes
Understanding hyperfocal distance and depth of field for pin-sharp images
Processing your images using apps such as Apple Photos, Snapseed and Lightroom
Rob will conclude by discussing how you can organise a photography expedition to Iceland for your club.
About Rob Auckland
Rob's love of photography began when he was at Oxford University, working for the Cherwell student newspaper. He embarked upon a career as a press features photographer, during which he clocked up well over 10,000 hours in four years, and gained front pages on a number of national newspapers and magazines. Rob then worked extensively for the National Trust, shooting landscapes and people. Rob shares the techniques that professional photographers use, by leading workshops with groups of keen amateur photographers.
Click on the images below to view Rob's portfolio of images from his latest trip to Iceland, in 2019.