Iceland Photography Tour 2019

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


All Bookings through Explore Nature

If you have any questions about the tour you can Email Me

Date: 11th – 20th July 2019
Maximum number: 6 
What’s included: vehicle transport in Iceland (including airport transfers); 10 nights accommodation with breakfast; evening meals; ferry to Flatey Island; tuition as required
Excluded: International flights, all other food, alcohol and sundry items
Equipment required: lenses from 500mm upwards (or 300mm with extenders); 300mm is useful for some flight photography; shorter lenses are worth taking for possible landscape photography

Insurance: You must take out adequate travel insurance

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2 thoughts on “Iceland Photography Tour 2019

  1. Hi Paul, in the hope that you’ll be running this trip in 2019, I would like to declare interest. Although my main reason for joining would be for the Wildlife in great settings, I would not want to miss landscape opportunities. Will there be chances to photograph any iconic scenery (not necessarily the most well known) such as waterfalls. Also if you have any further example images, love to see them. Regards Conrad

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