Iceland Photo Workshop with John Gravett
Iceland, Photo Special, 8 days - from £1,995 (land only) - from €2,395 (land only) - from $3,295 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Reykjavik. KE Land Only package services begin with overnight at the hotel. A single group transfer will be arranged, usually mid afternoon, from Keflavik Airport.
Day 2: Early morning drive to Thingvellir and the Almannagja fissure. We also visit the Geysir geo-thermal area and spend time at the mighty waterfall of Gulfoss. Contrast basalt columns, pretty flowers and Icelandic horses. Overnight at a lodge near to the lake of Laugarvatn.
Day 3: Heading east to the Skaftafell region, we will stop off to photograph the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. We will also see the icecaps of Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull. Overnight in a lodge in the vicinity of Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
Day 4: A day in the Skaftafell National Park, with a choice of hikes, including to the foot of the Vatnajokul Icecap or to a viewpoint above the ice. In the late afternoon, we will drive on to our accommodation close to the Glacier Lagoon at Jokulsarlon.
Day 5: We will spend the day at the fantastic Glacier Lagoon at Jokulsarlon. Lots of great photo opportunities and the option to take a boat ride amongst the icebergs. Look out for seals in the channel that links the lagoon to the sea and for the amazing ice blocks that wash up on the black volcanic beach. We spend a second night at our lodge accommodation at Jokulsarlon.
Day 6: Setting off to drive back westwards, we hope to be able to visit a puffin colony on the rocky cape of Ingolfshofdi. After lunch, we will continue our drive to Vik, famous for dramatic coastal rock formations.
Day 7: We have time to visit the rock arch at Dyrholaey, before returning to Reykjavik, where we have the afternoon free for independent photography in the centre. Old wooden houses, the stunning cathedral, outrageous graffiti and out-of-place 4WD vehicles. Option to go on a whale watching trip. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 8: KE Land Only package services end with breakfast at the guesthouse. Free morning, with the option to visit the Blue Lagoon. In the afternoon we transfer to Keflavik Airport for the return flight home.