To join the 2019 Summer Iceland bird Photography Tour visit Explore Nature
This Photography Tour in Iceland coincides with the height of the breeding season where bird life is both rich and plentiful. Our seven day photographic trip includes one of Iceland’s premier locations for bird photography – the glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón. Here the icebergs shift – literally and in colour, under Iceland’s constantly changing light; Arctic terns alight on sculpted ice whilst Eiders drift through blue reflections. This is heaven for the wildlife photographer with opportunities for a wide variety of images.
On the south coast we visit a very special site, home to an abundance of Red throated Divers; upon arriving you’ll hear the long eerie calls of these enigmatic birds that make their home on the small sedge lined pools; this is a memorable encounter and a very special place. We also have the option of visiting the Reykjanes Peninsua targeting Whimbrel and Snipe on the stone walls and ducks in quiet inlet bays. We will see many other birds on our travels and there will be plenty of opportunities for landscape photography… not to mention the beautiful Icelandic Horses..!
We also visit Flatey – an island where time stands still. Here you literally step out of your hotel to an abundance of birds. Arctic Terns breed on the island as do the incredibly approachable Redshank and Red necked Phalarope. Snow Buntings flit along the beach and Black Guilemot swim by the harbour. Flatey is a true birder’s paradise.
This Iceland Photography Tour is on a single room basis. You will have a bedroom to yourself, sometimes with private bathroom; some sharing of bathrooms will be required. Please enquire if you would like to book as a couple sharing.
Target birds include: whooper swan, red throated diver, redshank, whimbrel, red necked phalarope, barnacle goose, black tailed godwit, dunlin, golden plover, ringed plover, snipe, eider, slavonian grebe, great northern diver, arctic tern, fulmar, kittiwake, puffin, black guilemot, white wagtail, snow bunting, black guilemot
Other possible species: arctic skua, short eared owl, merlin, gyr falcon, ptarmigan, long tailed duck
If you have any questions about the tour you can Email Me firstname.lastname@example.org