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Iceland Northern Lights Photo Tour - March 21st to 26th, 2022

Iceland Northern Lights Photo Tour - Referred to as the Land of Fire and Ice, the forces of nature have created a volatile playground of colour and beauty. Get ready to discover one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The shorter days of March combined with interesting locations and you have the beauty of the Northern Lights. Each evening we will be visiting locations known for capturing the Northern Lights. 

One such location is is the Glacial Lagoon at Jokulsarion Lake. The glacial ice and the reflections of the lake will make for spectacular photography. We have selected our hotels so we will be close to regions we will are photographing.

I’m very excited about this photo tour and sharing it with all the photographers and guests that will be joining us on this journey.  

 

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Iceland Northern Lights Photo Tour Itinerary - March 21st to 26th, 2022

Welcoming fully vaccinated guests on all our tours.

Day One: Monday March 21st, 2022:  We will depart London mid afternoon traveling via motor coach to Pearson International Airport.  Our Iceland Air direct flight departs at 8:55 p.m. with an overnight flight landing in Keflavik International Airport Iceland early Monday morning.  

Day Two: Tuesday March 22nd, 2022:  Early morning flight arrival to Keflavik International Airport. Meet and greet our coach and driver. We will start our Iceland experience with a tour of Reykjanes Peninsula but the first stop will be for coffee and breakfast in the village of Keflavík. 

After breakfast our first photo stop will be at Gunnuhver thermal springs. Gunnuhver is close to the so-called “toe” of Reykjanes, not far from where Reykjanes lighthouse stands and the roaring waves hit the dramatic sea cliffs. A unique characteristic of the hot springs is that the groundwater here is 100% seawater, unlike other geothermal areas on the island. The colorful minerals in the ground provide vibrant hues, but danger is very real with ground temperatures over 300°C (570°F) so it is important to tread lightly and stick to the trails. Iceland´s largest mud pool resides at Gunnuhver; it is 20 meters (65 ft) wide of violently boiling earth. This is all part of the Reykjanes UNESCO Geopark, where you find the geothermal area Krysuvik, ‘The Bridge Between Continents‘ and the amazing Blue Lagoon. This morning will offer up many photo opportunities. 

One of the highlights of today will be our visit to Seljalands waterfall where you can take a walk behind the waterfall. We continue our journey underneath the steep mountains where the world famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier is located which erupted in 2010. Our next stop will be at the community of Skógar and Skógarfoss waterfall. We proceed along the south shore through the community of Vík and onwards through the desert of Mýrdalssandur black sand plains and along the ancient Eldhraun, a large mass of lava. 

From the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur we drive through the great natural barrier, Skeiðársandur, a vast track of black sandy plain onwards to Skaftafell National Park.  Each night we will be staying in regions that make it perfect for photographing and viewing the Northern Lights weather permitting. Overnight and dinner at Hotel Skaftafell. (B) (D)

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Day Three: Wednesday March 23rd, 2022: Breakfast, South Coast – National Park Skaftafell & Glacier lagoon, today is dedicated to National Park Skaftafell and the Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón. 

If time and weather permits we will take a hike to the waterfall, Svartifoss, and its beautiful basalt columns. From the National Park we head to the glacier outlet of Svínafellsjökull to get into closer contact with the glacier and hopefully a good view to Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur. 

The tour continues further east towards the glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, on the Breiðamerkur sand plain. It’s ideal to walk beside the boarder of the lagoon to see various different shapes of icebergs. We will spend this evening after dark photographing at the glacier lagoon.  Overnight and dinner at Hotel Skaftafell (B) (D)

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Day Four: Thursday March 24th, 2022: Breakfast, check-out. South Coast - Vík - Breakfast, check – out of our hotel then travel along the south shore, heading west we will stop at the 80m2 basalt floor known as the church floor in Kirkjubæjarklaustur village. 

From Kirkubaejarklaustur we will proceed to Vík village where you can walk down to the black sand beach and see the peaks of Reynisdrangar. The tour continues to Reynishverfi where you can walk down to the ocean. From there we will head to Sólheimajökull glacier outlet from Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The glacier is covered with volcanic ash where you can watch the ice drip at the edge of the glacier tongue. We travel inland to the community of Flúðir where you can opt to take a swim in Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, located beside several hot springs. There is a small Geysir, which erupts regularly and can be watched from the pool. Overnight and dinner at Foss Hotel Hekla in Flúðir Area (B) (D)

Day Five: Friday March 25th, 2022: Breakfast, check-out.  South – Gullfoss Waterfall – Geothermal Area & National Park Þingvellir. Our day will start by heading to the two tier waterfall, Gullfoss. From there the tour continues to Geysir geothermal area, known for its spouting spring Geysir and Strokkur. We head to Thingvellir, National Park, where the ancient parliament Althingi was established in 930 AD. Tingvellir is geologically remarkable and the tectonic plate boundaries form a breath taking scenery. You will get time to walk into Almannagjá’s rift with its towering walls ( 150 km ). When in Reykjavík we will take a short city tour around the old town, before checking in at our hotel. 

This evening will be our farewell dinner at Restaurant Apotek.  Overnight in Reykjavík at Icelandair Hotel Marina. (B) (D)

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Day Six: Saturday March 26th, 2022: Breakfast, check-out.  Departure Day & The Blue Lagoon 

10:00 a.m. – Check out and departure from hotel. We will travel to lake Kleifarvatn and the geothermal area of Seltún where you can see the boiling mud pools. The tour continues to the Blue Lagoon for lunch and an optional swim in the mineral rich water of the lagoon.

2:30 p.m. – Departure from the lagoon to KEF airport. 

3:00 p.m. – Arrival at KEF International Airport 5:00 p.m. – Flight Departure  We will arrive in Toronto at 5:55 p.m the time difference will be in our favour for our journey home.  After clearing customs in Toronto say goodbye to our GTA guests and depart for London, we will arrive at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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"Iceland is a very friendly country to visit, the water is safe to drink, there is very little crime and other than changing to Icelandic currency, our credit cards will work fine and are accepted almost everywhere.  Iceland's native language is one of the most difficult to learn, but the majority of people speak english. Temperatures in March Highs 4C (39F) Lows -2C (28F).

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The cost of our Iceland Photo Tour Departing from Toronto is $3,990.00 per person CAD based on double occupancy including airfare departing from Pearson International Toronto, plus air tax of $550.00 CAD plus HST $17.55. Single supplement available for an additional $675.00 CAD.

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 CAD is due at the time of booking. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

You may also choose to pay over 12 monthy payments through our Uplift finance program estimate -  $389 per month. You select 12 month payment option under the payment section during registration.

Photo Tour Trekkers and Tourcan Vacations recommends the purchase of travel and health insurance as tour takes us out of the country. Health insurance is highly recommended. Please note your passport expiry date must be valid for 6 months past our return date of March 26th, 2022.

Your tour includes:

  • Departures from London and pick ups available enroute along the 401 corridore
  • Round trip motor coach to Pearson International Airport
  • Round trip Airfare via Iceland Air
  • Accommodations while in Iceland
  • Visit to Blue Lagoon, and opportunity to swim in the mineral rich waters
  • 4 three course dinners table d'hotel or buffet meals, plus tea or coffee
  • Breakfast at Hotel Keflavik on the morning of arrival
  • Breakfast each day
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Luxury air conditioned / heated motor coach while in Iceland
  • Local admissions including Secret Lagoon
  • Fuel surcharge, Park entrance fees and taxes included
  • Photo Workshops
  • Tour hosted and escorted by photographer James Cowie

** Schedule may vary according to weather and travel conditions.

Tour Exclusions: Any item not listed on the itinerary, gratuities to Iceland guide or driver, personal insurance coverage, alcoholic beverages, and laundry.

 

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