Rod Thomas Photography

Incredible Iceland

1st - 13th September, 2020

  • Price: $4750 aud

  • Deposit: $1,000.00

  • Duration: 13 days

  • Location: Iceland

  • Participants: 3

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 and some of its lesser known, but equally 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. 

  • 1st September, 2020 - Iceland - Vik

    Arrive into Iceland's International Airport, Keflavik ( KEF )  then make our way towards Vik where we will spend the next three nights exploring places like Skogafoss, the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, the wrecked DC3 plane and the areas iconic sea stacks.

  • 4th September, 2020 - Vik - Jökulsárlón

    After a sunrise shoot near Vik and some breakfast, it is time to make our way to the famous Jökulsárlón Lagoon area. We have two options here of shooting either the lagoon or Diamond Beach, the famous iceberg littered beach which is just across the road.  We are staying close by this area so whatever we dont shoot today, we can come back and shoot at sunset or tomorrow morning.

  • 5th September, 2020 - Jökulsárloón - Höfn

    We start making our way east towards the town of Höfn for 2 nights in this area. Vestrahorn is the famous mountain in this area but there is another place we want to show you that will blow your mind and is an ideal spot for northern lights if we are lucky. We can also jet back towards Diamond Beach if we feel we need to shoot that again.

  • 7th September, 2020 - Höfn - Myvatn

    Today is a longer drive as we make our way towards Myvatn but not before stopping along the way to shoot the impressive waterfall, Hengifoss. A late afternoon arrival into Myvatn will see us check into our motel then possibly head out to Icelands most powerful waterfall, Detifoss. We will photograph the impressive Hverfjall Crater and the almighty Godafoss and Aldeyjarfoss waterfalls as we are here for three nights and will have ample time to shoot both sunset and sunrise at certain locations or even go back to shoot them with the Northern Lights if we are lucky.

  • 10th September, 2020 - Myvatn - Landmannalaugar

    This morning we cut through the middle of Iceland and make our way towards The Highlands region of Landmannalaugar. We will stay just outside of Landmannlaugar for two nights and make the short drive to this stunning location early tomorrow morning. This afternoon though we are in for a treat as we are going to shoot the awesome Háifoss Waterfall. Háifoss is said to be the fourth largest waterfall in Iceland a location I can't wait to photograph. As mentioned before, tomorrow morning we see us venture into The Highlands and the otherworldy region of Landmannalaugar. 

  • 12th September, 2020 - Landmannalaugar - Reykjavik

    After a morning shoot hear here ( or another session at the amazing Háifoss ) its time to maek our way towards Iceland's capital city, Reykjavik. We will overnight here and have a least meal together before flying home tomorrow.

  • 13th September, 2020 - Reykjavik - Home

    After an epic 12 days exlporing and photographing the amazing Iceland. its time to say goodbye and head home armed with amazing memories and even better photgraphs from such a beautiful country.

  • WHATS INCLUDED

    • 12 nights twin share accommodation. 
    • Airport transfers.
    • Transport in a late model 4wd vehicle while on tour.
    • Photgraphy tuition in the field if required.
  • 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.
    • Meals.
  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    **  Your spot on this tour is not confirmed until we receive both a completed booking form and either the 50% deposit required or full payment at time of booking. **

    Cancellation Policy : 

    Deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations must be received via email. Should you need to cancel your place on the tour, we will only refund any amount over and above the deposit you have already paid.. If you cancel less than 55 days before the tour starts 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. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour unless otherwise specified. Your registration is guaranteed only when we have a deposit payment. Registrations are allocated on a first come first served basis. If the workshop is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund of your booking fees. Tour itineraries may be subject to change due to weather, road conditions or any other other unforeseen circumstances.

    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 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 $4750 aud. A deposit of $1000 aud, 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.