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Iceland Birding Cum Landscape Photography Tour

Introduction

ICELAND IS A COUNTRY OF EXTREME GEOLOGICAL CONTRASTS. 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.

  • We will be Doing Arctic birds photography with a great variety of nesting Arctic species and also the opportunity to see other vagrants.
  • It is a photography tour to one of the most beautiful locations on this planet known for its beautiful landscapes crafted with ice and water. With its roaring waterfalls, photogenic seaside places, beaches, Untouched landscapes of the countrysides, Iceland is a fairytale land that is exiting for every nature photography enthusiast.
  • We will also spend 2 Days on Two Different Small Island in the Arctic Circle.
  • You Can Photograph the best of Iceland’s birds with incredible landscapes at every turn.
  • Days are scheduled to avoid crowded Places - Iceland is exclusive.
  • Flexible daily schedule to visit amazing locations during the best light.

ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

 

Snow Goose

Anser caerulescens

Ross's Goose

Anser rossii

Graylag Goose

Anser anser

Greater White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons

Tundra Bean-Goose

Anser serrirostris

Pink-footed Goose

Anser brachyrhynchus

Brant

Branta bernicla

Barnacle Goose

Branta leucopsis

Cackling Goose

Branta hutchinsii

Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

Red-breasted Goose

Branta ruficollis

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor

Tundra Swan

Cygnus columbianus

Whooper Swan

Cygnus cygnus

Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna ferruginea

Common Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

Wood Duck

Aix sponsa

Mandarin Duck

Aix galericulata

Garganey

Spatula querquedula

Blue-winged Teal

Spatula discors

Northern Shoveler

Spatula clypeata

Gadwall

Mareca strepera

Eurasian Wigeon

Mareca penelope

American Wigeon

Mareca americana

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

American Black Duck

Anas rubripes

Northern Pintail

Anas acuta

Green-winged Teal

Anas crecca

Canvasback

Aythya valisineria

Redhead

Aythya americana

Common Pochard

Aythya ferina

Ring-necked Duck

Aythya collaris

Ferruginous Duck

Aythya nyroca

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

Greater Scaup

Aythya marila

Lesser Scaup

Aythya affinis

Steller's Eider

Polysticta stelleri

King Eider

Somateria spectabilis

Common Eider

Somateria mollissima

Harlequin Duck

Histrionicus histrionicus

Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata

Velvet Scoter

Melanitta fusca

White-winged Scoter

Melanitta deglandi

Stejneger's Scoter

Melanitta stejnegeri

Common Scoter

Melanitta nigra

Black Scoter

Melanitta americana

Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalis

Bufflehead

Bucephala albeola

Common Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

Barrow's Goldeneye

Bucephala islandica

Smew

Mergellus albellus

Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus

Common Merganser

Mergus merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator

Ruddy Duck

Oxyura jamaicensis

GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

 

Common Quail

Coturnix coturnix

Rock Ptarmigan

Lagopus muta

PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

 

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus

Red-necked Grebe

Podiceps grisegena

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

 

Rock Pigeon

Columba livia

Stock Dove

Columba oenas

Common Wood-Pigeon

Columba palumbus

European Turtle-Dove

Streptopelia turtur

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

 

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Coccyzus americanus

Black-billed Cuckoo

Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Common Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

 

Common Nighthawk

Chordeiles minor

Eurasian Nightjar

Caprimulgus europaeus

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

 

White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

Alpine Swift

Apus melba

Common Swift

Apus apus

Pacific Swift

Apus pacificus

GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

 

Water Rail

Rallus aquaticus

Corn Crake

Crex crex

Sora

Porzana carolina

Spotted Crake

Porzana porzana

Eurasian Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra

American Coot

Fulica americana

Purple Gallinule

Porphyrio martinica

GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

 

Common Crane

Grus grus

CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

 

Eurasian Thick-knee

Burhinus oedicnemus

CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

 

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

Pied Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

 

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus

CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

 

Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

European Golden-Plover

Pluvialis apricaria

American Golden-Plover

Pluvialis dominica

Pacific Golden-Plover

Pluvialis fulva

Northern Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus

Greater Sand-Plover

Charadrius leschenaultii

Common Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula

Semipalmated Plover

Charadrius semipalmatus

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius

Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus

Eurasian Dotterel

Charadrius morinellus

CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

 

Upland Sandpiper

Bartramia longicauda

Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

Eurasian Curlew

Numenius arquata

Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Great Knot

Calidris tenuirostris

Red Knot

Calidris canutus

Ruff

Calidris pugnax

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Calidris falcinellus

Stilt Sandpiper

Calidris himantopus

Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Temminck's Stint

Calidris temminckii

Red-necked Stint

Calidris ruficollis

Sanderling

Calidris alba

Dunlin

Calidris alpina

Purple Sandpiper

Calidris maritima

Baird's Sandpiper

Calidris bairdii

Little Stint

Calidris minuta

Least Sandpiper

Calidris minutilla

White-rumped Sandpiper

Calidris fuscicollis

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Calidris subruficollis

Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Calidris pusilla

Western Sandpiper

Calidris mauri

Short-billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus griseus

Long-billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus scolopaceus

Jack Snipe

Lymnocryptes minimus

Eurasian Woodcock

Scolopax rusticola

Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

Wilson's Snipe

Gallinago delicata

Wilson's Phalarope

Phalaropus tricolor

Red-necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus

Red Phalarope

Phalaropus fulicarius

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularius

Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

Solitary Sandpiper

Tringa solitaria

Spotted Redshank

Tringa erythropus

Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca

Common Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes

Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

Common Redshank

Tringa totanus

CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

 

Collared Pratincole

Glareola pratincola

Black-winged Pratincole

Glareola nordmanni

CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

 

Great Skua

Stercorarius skua

Pomarine Jaeger

Stercorarius pomarinus

Parasitic Jaeger

Stercorarius parasiticus

Long-tailed Jaeger

Stercorarius longicaudus

CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

 

Dovekie

Alle alle

Common Murre

Uria aalge

Thick-billed Murre

Uria lomvia

Razorbill

Alca torda

Great Auk

Pinguinus impennis

Black Guillemot

Cepphus grylle

Crested Auklet

Aethia cristatella

Atlantic Puffin

Fratercula arctica

CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

 

Black-legged Kittiwake

Rissa tridactyla

Ivory Gull

Pagophila eburnea

Sabine's Gull

Xema sabini

Bonaparte's Gull

Chroicocephalus philadelphia

Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Little Gull

Hydrocoloeus minutus

Ross's Gull

Rhodostethia rosea

Laughing Gull

Leucophaeus atricilla

Franklin's Gull

Leucophaeus pipixcan

Mediterranean Gull

Ichthyaetus melanocephalus

Mew Gull

Larus canus

Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis

Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

Yellow-legged Gull

Larus michahellis

Caspian Gull

Larus cachinnans

Iceland Gull

Larus glaucoides

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Larus fuscus

Slaty-backed Gull

Larus schistisagus

Glaucous-winged Gull

Larus glaucescens

Glaucous Gull

Larus hyperboreus

Great Black-backed Gull

Larus marinus

Sooty Tern

Onychoprion fuscatus

Little Tern

Sternula albifrons

Gull-billed Tern

Gelochelidon nilotica

Caspian Tern

Hydroprogne caspia

Black Tern

Chlidonias niger

White-winged Tern

Chlidonias leucopterus

Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias hybrida

Roseate Tern

Sterna dougallii

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

Arctic Tern

Sterna paradisaea

Forster's Tern

Sterna forsteri

Sandwich Tern

Thalasseus sandvicensis

GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

 

Red-throated Loon

Gavia stellata

Arctic Loon

Gavia arctica

Common Loon

Gavia immer

Yellow-billed Loon

Gavia adamsii

PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

 

Yellow-nosed Albatross

Thalassarche chlororhynchos

Black-browed Albatross

Thalassarche melanophris

PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

 

Wilson's Storm-Petrel

Oceanites oceanicus

PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

 

European Storm-Petrel

Hydrobates pelagicus

Leach's Storm-Petrel

Oceanodroma leucorhoa

PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

 

Northern Fulmar

Fulmarus glacialis

Great Shearwater

Ardenna gravis

Sooty Shearwater

Ardenna grisea

Manx Shearwater

Puffinus puffinus

CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

 

Black Stork

Ciconia nigra

White Stork

Ciconia ciconia

SULIFORMES: Sulidae

 

Northern Gannet

Morus bassanus

SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

 

Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

European Shag

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

 

American Bittern

Botaurus lentiginosus

Great Bittern

Botaurus stellaris

Little Bittern

Ixobrychus minutus

Least Bittern

Ixobrychus exilis

Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Gray Heron

Ardea cinerea

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Great Egret

Ardea alba

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

Squacco Heron

Ardeola ralloides

Green Heron

Butorides virescens

Striated Heron

Butorides striata

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

 

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

Eurasian Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

 

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

 

European Honey-buzzard

Pernis apivorus

Booted Eagle

Hieraaetus pennatus

Eurasian Marsh-Harrier

Circus aeruginosus

Hen Harrier

Circus cyaneus

Northern Harrier

Circus hudsonius

Pallid Harrier

Circus macrourus

Montagu's Harrier

Circus pygargus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

Red Kite

Milvus milvus

Black Kite

Milvus migrans

White-tailed Eagle

Haliaeetus albicilla

Rough-legged Hawk

Buteo lagopus

Common Buzzard

Buteo buteo

STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

 

Eurasian Scops-Owl

Otus scops

Snowy Owl

Bubo scandiacus

Long-eared Owl

Asio otus

Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

 

Eurasian Hoopoe

Upupa epops

CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

 

Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon

CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

 

European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster

CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

 

European Roller

Coracias garrulus

PICIFORMES: Picidae

 

Eurasian Wryneck

Jynx torquilla

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus varius

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major

FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

 

Eurasian Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Red-footed Falcon

Falco vespertinus

Merlin

Falco columbarius

Eurasian Hobby

Falco subbuteo

Gyrfalcon

Falco rusticolus

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

 

Acadian Flycatcher

Empidonax virescens

Alder Flycatcher

Empidonax alnorum

Least Flycatcher

Empidonax minimus

PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

 

Red-eyed Vireo

Vireo olivaceus

PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

 

Eurasian Golden Oriole

Oriolus oriolus

PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

 

Red-backed Shrike

Lanius collurio

Red-tailed Shrike

Lanius phoenicuroides

Isabelline Shrike

Lanius isabellinus

Great Gray Shrike

Lanius excubitor

Woodchat Shrike

Lanius senator

PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

 

Eurasian Jackdaw

Corvus monedula

Rook

Corvus frugilegus

Hooded Crow

Corvus cornix

Common Raven

Corvus corax

PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

 

Great Tit

Parus major

PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

 

Horned Lark

Eremophila alpestris

Greater Short-toed Lark

Calandrella brachydactyla

Eurasian Skylark

Alauda arvensis

PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

 

Booted Warbler

Iduna caligata

Sykes's Warbler

Iduna rama

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

Iduna pallida

Melodious Warbler

Hippolais polyglotta

Icterine Warbler

Hippolais icterina

Sedge Warbler

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Paddyfield Warbler

Acrocephalus agricola

Blyth's Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus dumetorum

Marsh Warbler

Acrocephalus palustris

Eurasian Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

 

Lanceolated Warbler

Locustella lanceolata

River Warbler

Locustella fluviatilis

Common Grasshopper-Warbler

Locustella naevia

PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

 

Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor

Bank Swallow

Riparia riparia

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Red-rumped Swallow

Cecropis daurica

Cliff Swallow

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Common House-Martin

Delichon urbicum

PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

 

Wood Warbler

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Yellow-browed Warbler

Phylloscopus inornatus

Hume's Warbler

Phylloscopus humei

Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus

Willow Warbler

Phylloscopus trochilus

Common Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus collybita

Arctic Warbler

Phylloscopus borealis

PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

 

Eurasian Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla

Garden Warbler

Sylvia borin

Barred Warbler

Sylvia nisoria

Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca

Subalpine Warbler

Sylvia cantillans

Greater Whitethroat

Sylvia communis

PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Regulus calendula

Goldcrest

Regulus regulus

PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

 

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

 

Eurasian Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

 

European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Rosy Starling

Pastor roseus

PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

 

White's Thrush

Zoothera aurea

Scaly Thrush

Zoothera dauma

Varied Thrush

Ixoreus naevius

Gray-cheeked Thrush

Catharus minimus

Swainson's Thrush

Catharus ustulatus

Hermit Thrush

Catharus guttatus

Wood Thrush

Hylocichla mustelina

Mistle Thrush

Turdus viscivorus

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

Redwing

Turdus iliacus

Eurasian Blackbird

Turdus merula

American Robin

Turdus migratorius

Fieldfare

Turdus pilaris

Ring Ouzel

Turdus torquatus

Black-throated Thrush

Turdus atrogularis

PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

 

Dark-sided Flycatcher

Muscicapa sibirica

Spotted Flycatcher

Muscicapa striata

European Robin

Erithacus rubecula

Thrush Nightingale

Luscinia luscinia

Common Nightingale

Luscinia megarhynchos

Bluethroat

Luscinia svecica

Siberian Rubythroat

Calliope calliope

Red-flanked Bluetail

Tarsiger cyanurus

Red-breasted Flycatcher

Ficedula parva

European Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula hypoleuca

Common Redstart

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Black Redstart

Phoenicurus ochruros

Whinchat

Saxicola rubetra

European Stonechat

Saxicola rubicola

Siberian Stonechat

Saxicola maurus

Northern Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe

PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

 

Bohemian Waxwing

Bombycilla garrulus

Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum

PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

 

Dunnock

Prunella modularis

PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

 

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

 

Gray Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

Western Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

Citrine Wagtail

Motacilla citreola

White Wagtail

Motacilla alba

Tawny Pipit

Anthus campestris

Meadow Pipit

Anthus pratensis

Tree Pipit

Anthus trivialis

Olive-backed Pipit

Anthus hodgsoni

Pechora Pipit

Anthus gustavi

Rock Pipit

Anthus petrosus

American Pipit

Anthus rubescens

PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

 

Common Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs

Brambling

Fringilla montifringilla

Hawfinch

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Common Rosefinch

Carpodacus erythrinus

Eurasian Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

European Greenfinch

Chloris chloris

Eurasian Linnet

Linaria cannabina

Common Redpoll

Acanthis flammea

Lesser Redpoll

Acanthis cabaret

Hoary Redpoll

Acanthis hornemanni

Parrot Crossbill

Loxia pytyopsittacus

Red Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

White-winged Crossbill

Loxia leucoptera

European Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis

Eurasian Siskin

Spinus spinus

PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

 

Lapland Longspur

Calcarius lapponicus

Snow Bunting

Plectrophenax nivalis

PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

 

Black-headed Bunting

Emberiza melanocephala

Yellowhammer

Emberiza citrinella

Pine Bunting

Emberiza leucocephalos

Ortolan Bunting

Emberiza hortulana

Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

Yellow-breasted Bunting

Emberiza aureola

Little Bunting

Emberiza pusilla

Rustic Bunting

Emberiza rustica

PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

 

Fox Sparrow

Passerella iliaca

Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis

White-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys

White-throated Sparrow

Zonotrichia albicollis

Lincoln's Sparrow

Melospiza lincolnii

PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

 

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Baltimore Oriole

Icterus galbula

PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

 

Black-and-white Warbler

Mniotilta varia

Prothonotary Warbler

Protonotaria citrea

Tennessee Warbler

Leiothlypis peregrina

Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas

American Redstart

Setophaga ruticilla

Cerulean Warbler

Setophaga cerulea

Northern Parula

Setophaga americana

Magnolia Warbler

Setophaga magnolia

Blackburnian Warbler

Setophaga fusca

Yellow Warbler

Setophaga petechia

Blackpoll Warbler

Setophaga striata

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Setophaga caerulescens

Palm Warbler

Setophaga palmarum

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Setophaga coronata

Black-throated Green Warbler

Setophaga virens

Canada Warbler

Cardellina canadensis

PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

 

Scarlet Tanager

Piranga olivacea

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Indigo Bunting

Passerina cyanea

This tour is for everyone who would love to visit and photograph the landscapes, waterfalls, beautiful beaches in Iceland. The tour is designed to help participants learn the nuances of making beautiful photographs of landscapes not just in Iceland, but carry the know-how acquired into future rendezvous. Note that the participants are not required to be experts in photography. Beginners and newbies as well as serious photographers benefit through our personalised attention to photography sessions and on field assistance. Non photographers interested in exploring the region are welcome too.

Featuring a wealth and wide variety of incredible photography opportunities, Northern Iceland is one of the best places on Earth to photograph cliff-dwelling birds such as colourful and comedic Atlantic puffins, razorbills, murres, fulmars, and many other seabirds. we will marvel at the beautiful sights at every turn. Our Iceland photography tour shows you the best of Iceland’s birds with other marvellous sights along the way.

An Unforgettable Iceland Photography Tour Arranged by Light

During this time of year in Iceland it never gets truly dark, thus we will have 21–22 hours of daylight which means many potential hours of sweet light! Your days will be scheduled to avoid crowds and take advantage of amazing locations during the best light, often shooting late into the night after dinner or even before breakfast. Then we will balance our down time with the remaining hours of daylight.  

Join Us for a Remarkable Itinerary You Won’t Find Elsewhere!

Explore the archipelago of Svalbard where we will have time to wait for the wildlife. A trip of a lifetime that will bring you memories and wildlife meetings not many people get to experience. Our expedition ship is the perfect platform to enjoy a vacation that will be on the go in an environment that might be the most relaxing of them all.

Day 1

Arrival in Iceland - Reykjavík

Note: Those arriving early may opt for an early arrival with the hotel or pay for an extra night. We can also facilitate any early arrival simply for the cost of the additional hotel night. Please inquire with us regarding specific early arrival recommendations.

Day 2

Drive to Skógarfoss, visit Seljalandsfoss for sunset.

This Day we will travel to charming fishing village, Höfn is one of the largest towns in East Iceland. One can walk along the harbor and coast enjoying views of the ocean and Vatnajökull glacier. Overnight at Vik

Day 3

Birding and Landscape Photography around Vik

Day 4

Sunrise at Reynisfjara Beach; Visit Svínafellsjökull Glacier and then Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon for sunset, OverNight At Egilsstadir

Day 5

Birding and Landscape Photography around Egilsstadir.

Day 6

Egilsstadir To Akureyri Drive

The northern part of Iceland especially around Lake Myvatn and Krafla is a geological wonderland. Here the stench of sulphurous fumes, lava fields, bubbling mud pools and steaming fumaroles escape from the heated ground. The region is volcanically active and tearing itself apart. It was spine chilling and exciting in equal measure and we couldn’t wait to witness the raw power of nature. Dettifoss is the most voluminous waterfall in Europe.  The power of the waterfall is staggering.  You can hear the falls before you can see it.  Even from a distance, you can get soaked in its mist.  In a country full of waterfalls, Dettifoss is unique and definitely worth a stop.

Overnight at Akureyri.

Day 7

Visit To HUSAVIK Island.

Húsavík is one of Iceland’s many charming towns found at the coast line by Skjalfandi Bay. The town is recognized as a great place to go whale watching and birding and is quite the cultural hub with numerous museums and great restaurants.

Day 8

Visit To HRISEY Island.

Hrísey island, sometimes called “the Pearl of Eyjafjörður,” is the second-largest island off Iceland’s coast. At Lambhagatjörn (Lambhagi Pond), north of the village and less than a km from the harbour, is a hide. Nearly 40 bird species breed on the island, and are densely spaced during the nesting season. The Ptarmigan has a special place among the island’s birds, and features on the community’s official crest. It is a protected species on Hrísey.

Day 9

Akureyri to Grundarfjordur

The day begins early with a short drive to photographing the troll by the sea at Hvítserkur. The animal-like rock in the sea makes for excellent photography opportunities in the morning. Later, we drive to Snæfellsnes peninsula and spend the evening time photographing the well-known waterfall at Kirkjufell and walking around the area. We stay at Grundarfjörður tonight.

The most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell is a free-standing mountain right on the water.  Kirkjufell is typically photographed with a small set of waterfalls in the foreground.  

Day 10

Grundarfjordur to Reykjavik

We will visit Búðar Church in the morning and subsequently make our way back to Reykjavik. The evening can be spent photographing the locations within the town including the Sun Voyager.

Day 11

Departure from Iceland

This morning you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring for your flight home. If you would like, you may opt to spend extra days in Iceland on your own or set up a custom extension.

Depart hotel in Reykjavík.

The itinerary is tentative and may be changed by your photography mentor depending on the weather, photography opportunities available and the group dynamics. This tour requires a quorum of six persons.

Tour Package

Per Person

US$4499 Onwards

11 Days / 10 Nights

Expected Tour Dates
Availability Of Seats
10-Jul-2022 to 20-Jul-2022
6
25-Aug-2022 to 04-Sep-2022
6

Cost Includes

  • Lodging throughout 10 nights (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast
  • All transfers to and from airport and hotels
  • Private transportation throughout
  • Transport to and from the Islands
  • Entrance fees for all described activities
  • Taxes on all services listed above

Cost Exclusions

  • Airfare to/from Keflavík International Airport (KEF)
  • Any Kind Of Meals/ SNACKS/ Drinks/ Bottled Water, Except Breakfast.
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance / Medical Insurance.
  • Any Emergency Expenses.
  • Anything Not Mentioned In Itinerary Or Inclusions.

Please Note:

Pre-customisation of the tours are available, Contact team Incredible Birding.