Winter time in Iceland is just magical, the scenery is epic, it really is transformed into a Wonderland, rivers & waterfalls are frozen, the endless low light means every hour is the golden hour and the added bonus of a potential evening light display from the ‘aurora borealis’ means that this trip is an epic adventure into the unknown.
Our days will have been carefully planned around the requirements of the group so that everyone gets out of the trip what they want, we are very proactive in reacting to the various weather conditions that will be thrown at us during this time of year. This can mean changing plans at the last minute to suit our requirements, we feel this is a unique way of delivering tours, rather than a ridged approach with pre booked hotels.
For 2018 we are in partnership with Uplift Drone Training, offering the opportunity to travel with our expert guides to capture the magic of Iceland from above, we understand the difference between landscape stills photography & creating standout aerial images.
Iceland is one of the most expensive destinations in the world and we have done our best to make this Extreme Light tour as affordable as possible. Pricing is at a bare minimum for rooms, car hire, tours & guidance without compromising on comfort, safety or your photographic opportunity.
We need everyone to be ready for collection from Keflavik International Airport by 15:00 on the Wednesday. Icelandair, Easyjet & WOW Air now operate daily flights from most European and US northeast capitals, making it very easy to get a flight from many places with many airlines.
The Tour ends on the Wednesday at 12pm Midday at Keflavik International Airport, onward travel to hotels or other destinations is at your own discretion.
Transport in Iceland
Safety and comfort are key issues on our photographic trips, which is why we will be using 4×4 5 seated vehicles, which provide enough space for everyone to be comfortable when travelling. The vehicle will be equipped with winter tyres (on our Winter & Autumn Tour). For comfort, the vehicle has comfortable reclining seats, air-conditioning and plenty of luggage space.
Only EU member countries and a few other 1st world countries are exempt of Visas for a tourism visit to Iceland. All of Iceland’s consular issues are handled by Denmark, which is where you need to go for a visa to visit Iceland.
If you keep to standard airline luggage restrictions, there are no restrictions imposed for the ground transport. You can have one big suitcase, a large camera bag and a handbag/laptop case.
Our Extreme Light Tours are always dependent on weather, the Icelandic weather can be highly unpredictable and usually is unpredictable, which 90% of the time adds massive drama to our photography, which of course is why we love Iceland so much, however there are occasions when we can get caught out in weather that limits our movement around the island. Likewise, visits to ice caves & mountain highlands are dependent on favourable conditions, and indeed the ice caves themselves are not permanent and only accessible during winter tours. When it comes to the Northern Lights, while they are most likely to be seen between September and April, there is no guarantee that they will appear on a given day. There is however always plenty to see and do if conditions do not favour any part of our original plan.
Aerial Photogrpahy is of course governed by wind speed, we track the weather hourly and will react to suit the best conditions, but there is the chance that due to extremely poor weather we are unable to provide certain services.