Iceland is simply spectacular in winter. The glaciers stabilize with colder temperatures and less sun, gleaming brighter blue. Ice caves carved by melting glaciers become safer to explore and photograph. Icebergs, both in the water and stranded on black sand beaches are bluer and last a lot longer. The sun angle is low enough to photograph backlit stranded bergs at dawn and dusk. Macro images in those stranded bergs are out of this world! See our web page for examples.
Waterfalls (there are so many in Iceland, many don’t have names) are spectacular in winter. Sometimes we find frozen waterfalls. Other times we find gushing falls lined with intricate ice formations. Often the streams above and below the falls have really cool ice patterns alongside or over them.
The icing (no pun intended – ok, maybe a little) on all of this is that this photography adventure is timed to intersect the Aurora Borealis. Planning to photograph the aurora is tricky as you can’t guarantee the weather pattern a year out, but when the aurora shows up and the clouds part, Iceland has unlimited amazing foregrounds. Besides, our guide is the author of the longest selling aurora photography book in Iceland.
This is a wild adventure. Come prepared to don crampons and trek over rock and ice to a glacier cave. We have secured an ‘unshared’ window of time inside a beautiful cave with a great ice guide.
This is also a drone friendly adventure. We will go places drones are off limits but find ourselves photographing in other places where you are welcome to fly your drone. Drone flights will be handled in a way that does not interfere with other photography.
$8,100 USD PP (double occupancy)