Rod Thomas Photography

Incredible Iceland

30th August - 12th September, 2021

  • Price: $6750 aud

  • Deposit: $1,000.00

  • Duration: 14 days

  • Location: Iceland

  • Participants: 6

Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world's most active volcanoes. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. Long summer days with near 24 hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only a few hours of daylight. 

Iceland is the second largest island in Europe, following Great Britain, and the 18th largest island in the world. The island itself stretches across 103,000 km2 (40,000 square miles), and is about the same size as Hungary and Portugal, or Kentucky and Virginia. 

On this tour we plan to take you to some of Iceland's most well known spots along with some of its lesser known, but equally as impressive locations as well. We plan on photographing waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches, volcanic craters and with a bit of luck, The Northern Lights into all hours of the night.

With almost 80% of the country uninhabited, much of Iceland's terrain consists of plateaus, mountain peaks, and fertile lowlands. There are many long, deep fjords and glaciers, including Europe's largest, Vatnajökull. Get ready for an amazing 13 days of absolutely nothing but photography and adventure exploring this amazing country. 

  • 30th August - 1st September 2021 - ( Keflavik to Hekla )

    We meet at Keflavik International Airport and pick up our rental cars before making our way towards Hekla and our base for the next three nights. It is from here we can explore the Highlands region of Landmannalaugaur,  Haifoss, Gulfoss, Rauðaskál Crater and Sigoldugljufur Canyon amongst other things.

  • 2nd - 4th September 2021 - ( Hekla to Mÿvatn )

    After an epic three nights in the Highlands region we make our way north up F26 cutting across Vatnajokull National Park before arriving at Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall. After spending a few hours here we will make our way towards Mÿvatn. This area is home to the mighty Dettifoss and Godafoss Waterfalls and Hverfjall Crater. A short drive from here might also find us at the amazing Studlagil Canyon and Studlafoss Waterfall.

  • 5th - 6th September 2021 - ( Mÿvatn - Höfn )

    Another early start to the day today and probably our longest day driving as we make our way south towards Höfn but not before stopping to explore Hengifoss & Litlanesfoss Waterfalls. 

    Höfn  is our base to explore the iconic Vestrahorn and its lesser known, but equally as impressive twin mountain, Eystrahorn.

  • 7th - 8th September 2021 - ( Höfn - Hof )

    Sunrise this morning will be at the iconic Vestrahorn before making our way to Hof for the next two nights. Depending on the weather, we might do a late afternoon shoot at the basalt framed waterfall, Svartifoss or we could even find ourselves  shooting the amazing icebergs on Diamond Beach. The next day we can either shoot the sunrise back at Diamond Beach and then go across the road to check out the famous Jokulsarlon Lagoon.  Another place for us to check out in the area is Mulagljufur Canyon.

  • 9th - 11th September 2021 - ( Hof - Vik )

    After sunrise we will check out of the motel and make our way towards Vik via the awesome Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Vik is our home for the next three nights and from here the shooting locations are endless. Such locations include Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara ( black sand beach ), Dyrhólaey, Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck and the beautiful Vik i Myrdal Church.

  • 12th September, 2021 - ( Vik - Reykjavik )

    After an epic 13 days exlporing and photographing the amazing Iceland. It is now time to say goodbye and head home armed with amazing memories and even better photgraphs from such a beautiful country. Please make your departure flights for later this afternoon or the next day. 

  • What is included ?

    • 13 nights twin share accommodation. 
    • Airport transfers.
    • Transport in a late model 4wd vehicle while on tour.
    • Photgraphy tuition in the field if required.
    • All meals while on tour
  • What is not included ?

    • Airfares of any kind
    • Travel Insurance. it is highly advised to obtain travel insurance before leaving for Iceland.
    • Alcoholic drinks of any kind.
    • Souvenirs
    • Visas if required by your country to visit Iceland.
  • Terms and Conditions

    Cancellation Policy : 

    Should you need to cancel your place on the tour, this cancellation request needs to be received via email. Cancellations are subject to a 50% admin fee of the required deposit. Final payment for the tour is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour unless otherwise specified. If you cancel after this time, there will be no refund of fee or deposit. Should another participant be found to fill the vacant place we will then, and only then, refund the deposit and/or balance you have paid. Your registration is guaranteed only when we have a deposit payment. Registrations are allocated on a first come first served basis. Tour itineraries may be subject to change due to weather, road conditions or any other other unforeseen circumstances.

    * In the extreme case of something similar to COVID-19, all participants will be offered a refund or the chance to re-schedule this tour for another time

    Travel insurance : 

    Travel insurance is MANDATORY and highly recommended for cover of unforeseen circumstances. Camera and equipment insurance is the responsibility of the individual photographer. 

    Camera experience required : 

    A modest level of photographic experience would be advisable to get the most out of this tour. Familiarising yourself with your basic camera operations is also strongly advised. Please bring camera manuals in case the tutors need to make adjustments to your camera settings. 

    Minimum numbers : 

    All tours are conducted based on a minimum of participants booking. This may vary according to the tour you have chosen. If we cancel due to minimum numbers not being reached you will get a full refund of the tour cost only that you have previously paid. Other bookings you may make related to this tour are not our responsibility and so we recommend travel insurance to cover this. We will only run this trip if we reach the required minimum number of guests.

    Guides Availability : 

    We will be assisting you to take photographs and video and provide tuition throughout the tour if needed. In the event of a guide being unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances beyond our control we will endeavour to provide another guide of similar experience. 

    What else do you need to know ? 

    There maybe some moderately energetic walking involved to get to certain locations so please consider this related to your physical abilities. If you have any other medical conditions that might affect your enjoyment of the workshop please let us know. Evening and early morning shoots will form part of the tour. You may choose to not participate in these but we recommend that you do take part. 

    Early morning shoot times are entirely dependant on the sunrise times so schedules we set for departure will need to be adhered to strictly. It’s not fair to the group as a whole to have to wait for a late riser so we will leave exactly at the times we say.

    Please bring clothing suited to early morning or evening shoots that may be a little chilly, sturdy foot wear, hat, sunscreen and camera of course…. Like any trip away from home please bring personal medication requirements. We usually meet the evening before the workshop to have drinks and/or dine together and get to know each other. Please consider this when planning your travel arrangements. 

    Liability Limitation Statement :

    We aim to provide every participant with a safe and enjoyable experience during the tour. As there is always an element of risk associated with the outdoors and travel in general we accept no responsibility/liability for injury, death, illness, losses or additional expenses associated with tour participation. By signing the booking form you are agreeing to all the listed terms and conditions. 

    Privacy Statement : 

    The information provided by participants will not be released to any other parties.

    Trip Investment : 

    The cost of the trip is $6750. A deposit of $1000, or full payment plus any single supplements, is to be paid with the return of the booking form. If paying just the deposit amount with your trip registration, the remainder of the trip needs to be paid no later than 60 days prior to departure.

    Other questions ? 

    If you have any questions about this tour please do not hesitate to contact us.

    **  Your spot on this tour is not confirmed until we receive both a completed booking form and either the  deposit required or full payment at time of booking. **