Europe Small Group Tours

Iceland landscape and wildlife photography tour

Discover Iceland's endless photographic opportunities led by photographer of the year finalist Tim Mannakee. You'll travel by 4x4 to reach off the beaten track regions of spectacular landscape and wildlife.

Iceland Group tour - Photography in the Land of Fire and Ice


  • Discover Iceland's endless photographic opportunities
  • Expert led by photographer Tim Mannakee
  • Travel by 4x4 to reach off the beaten track regions
  • Maximum of just 8 people to allow one on one tutoring from Tim

To say that Iceland is a spectacularly beautiful island is bordering on an understatement. So varied and extreme is its scenery that there are many ways from which to enjoy it. It is a photographers paradise.

This Iceland photography tour travels away from Reykjavik to the far south east coast where a more undiscovered region awaits. Travel by 4x4 to reach geysers, sandy coloured peaks and glacial national parks.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT ICELAND? The combination of beautiful seasonal colours, mild autumn light, and less visitors makes August a perfect time to travel to Iceland.

WHERE DOES THIS TOUR GO? Arriving into Reykjavik, journey onto Iceland’s south east coast and into the mountains. Some of the highlights of this trip include exploring western Iceland's Lava Waterfalls, colourful rhyolite mountains in Landmannalaugar, black and brown hyaloclastite mountains, exploring Vatnajökull national park with its glaciers and floating icebergs.

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT TO A STANDARD ICELAND TOUR? With a key focus on photography throughout, we have selected the best areas of this magnificent and very photogenic country. This tour will take advantage of great light when presented, early mornings or evenings, and keeping an eye out for favourable conditions to photograph the Northern Lights. The schedule of the trip may be rearranged for the best weather conditions and light at each location, so be prepared to be flexible. In addition, the tour is accompanied throughout by Tim Mannakee, his work has been published in newspapers, magazines, books and other media around the world. He was also named as a Finalist in Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 in 2 categories: Black & White single image and Vanishing Tribes Portfolio.

WHAT LEVEL OF PHOTOGRAPHER IS THIS TRIP SUITABLE FOR? All levels are welcome except absolute beginners. A good understanding of your camera in essential. Non-photographers can also join with their partners however the days will be focussed around photography.

HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE TO JOIN THIS TRIP? There will be some climbing over rocks by the waterfalls and some hill walking but nothing too strenuous.

WHAT IS THE EMPHASIS OF TRIP AND WHAT WILL I LEARN? To photograph the landscape and wildlife in South Iceland. To develop skills using filters and a tripod. To work on composition and understanding light. To use tripods for long exposure of water. To improve camera craft using different lenses and settings for maximum creativity. We will shoot sunrise and sunset whenever possible so some days may be long.

Departing on: 26th August 2017

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