Iceland in Winter

    Any photographer who has been attracted to the wonders of Iceland are familiar with Mount Kirkjufell, whether they know it or not. Kirkjufell, found on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, is that famous image synonymous with Iceland photography, and it is one of the centerpieces on our Iceland in Winter tour! Vast landscapes, waterfalls and seascapes complete this beautiful winter tour of Iceland.

    Our Winter tour of Iceland will focus on the utterly surreal and fantastic winter landscape of the South Coast and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula of Iceland.
    After darkness falls we’ll be sure to look up into the arctic night sky for the Aurora Borealis, as this surreal and highly sought-after light show is common at this time of year. With luck, we may even be able to photograph the aurora over Mount Kirkjufell!

    As the most visited part of Iceland, there are many well known spots on the South Coast, like ice caves and Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. In winter, however, the crowds of tourists have faded, and these fantastic spots as well as other lesser known visual gems, will be ours for the taking! Join Backcountry Journeys on the South Coast & Snæfellsnes in Winter tour, and have yourself a winter trip of a lifetime in Iceland!


    • Great possibility for Northern Lights
    • Winter Sea-Scapes
    • Some of the BEST landscape photography on the planet
    • Ice-Caves
    • Small groups
    • Great local hotels
    • Shoot alongside a professional photographer

    Iceland in Winter

    10 Days

    Trip Price: from $6895 double occupancy

    +$795 single supplement

    Deposit: $1500

    Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

    Lodging: 8 nights lodging

    Fly In/Out: Reykjavik, Iceland

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm Mountain Time


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    Dates & Pricing

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    Trip Details

    Physical Requirements
    All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to hike with a daypack.

    Group Size
    We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

    We will be staying at cozy hotels throughout Iceland.

    Most meals are included during the trip dates. Dinners are at hand picked local restaurants. We often do snacks on the trail and then return for a late breakfast during photography trips as we are often out early to capture the morning light.

    Expect cold temperatures. The weather can prove unpredictable in Iceland and can change on a moments notice. Remember some of the best photographs are made before, during and immediately after a storm cycle. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices – please plan accordingly! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.

    Price Includes
    Most meals, ground transportation, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide.

    Price Does Not Include
    Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities

    Travel Details
    Departure city is Reykjavik, Iceland

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