New Trips: Iceland in Winter, and Iceland: Remote Westfjords & Puffins

Backcountry Journeys is excited to announce not one, but TWO brand new trip itineraries in Iceland!

This small Nordic island nation is just too good of a photographic destination for one itinerary, so we’ve created two additional trips that we feel are simply outstanding opportunities to not only photograph Iceland but to also explore this place that escapes definition.

Often described as ‘the land of fire and ice,’ this tiny island country’s contrasts are what makes it so special. It is green and lush in areas and frozen in others. It is lava and water. It is where mountains spill onto black sand beaches, and where waterfalls flow over geologic remnants of Iceland’s fiery past. The lights of the Aurora dazzle in the dark, and the endless midnight sun of summer.

And our two new exciting itineraries will take you to all of these things, and MORE!

So, without further adieu: Backcountry Journeys newest Iceland offerings: Iceland in Winter; and Iceland: Remote Westfjords & Puffins!

The focus of our Iceland in Winter tour will be fantastic winter landscapes of the South Coast and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. We’ll look for opportunities to photograph the Northern Lights as well as ice caves, the famous Mount Kirkjufell, and its waterfalls, among much much more. Click here for a day-to-day itinerary.

Iceland: Remote Westfjords & Puffins tour will offer exciting landscape and wildlife photographic opportunity as we travel to the remote west fjords of Iceland, where we’ll photograph deep fjords, Puffin, unique waterfalls, seascapes and the fishing culture in some of the most remote towns in Iceland. A once-in-lifetime kind of trip. Click here for a day-to-day itinerary.

Iceland in Winter

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February 16th – 25th, 2020; February 23rd – March 3rd, 2021

10 Days / from $6,895

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Iceland: Remote Westfjords & Puffins

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June 2nd – 13th, 2020; June 4th – 14th, 2021

12 Days / from $8,295

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Kenton Krueger







Kenton Krueger grew up and spent the first 33 years of his life in the corn country of Omaha, Nebraska. After studying aviation at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Aviation Institute, he “conned” his way into the newsroom at the award-winning Omaha World-Herald where for 3+ years he wrote and photographed news articles on a variety of topics such as community events, travel and even mixed martial arts for the sports department. Yet something was missing. While on backpacking trips to Grand Teton and Grand Canyon National Parks in the mid-2000’s he was quick to realize that the wild lands of the western United States stoked a fire in his heart as nothing else could. This realization led to a relocation to Flagstaff, Arizona, and he hasn’t looked back. He has spent the past several years guiding backpackers, hikers and photographers into the wild places of the American West such as Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone National Parks as well as in the Grand Staircase Escalante in southern Utah. In addition to backpacking and camping, his adventures include rock climbing, exploring the slot canyons of southern Utah, mountain biking, and bagging 14ers in Colorado’s San Juan Mountain Mountain Range. Kenton is a trail runner, a former pilot, newspaper photographer, and writer. Kenton looks forward to utilizing his years of guiding experience, combined with his passion and experience behind the lens to provide memorable and unforgettable experiences at the wild places we will visit together.

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