Let’s go on a Photographic Expedition in
February October in Iceland - 2023!

Live the incredible experience of photographing the Northern Lights, one of the most dazzling natural spectacles and also in one of the most dramatic and photogenic landscapes that Iceland has to offer.

This exclusive adventure is designed for a group of only 4 people who want to have the opportunity to witness the auroras from different emblematic locations, as well as explore majestic waterfalls, lagoons, craters, volcanic sand beaches, Baltic minerals and glaciers.

We will travel by private car along the south coast from east to west where you can delight in many Nordic landscapes, with the flexibility to make many stops to take pictures, visit a Viking village, relax in natural hot springs pools and perhaps sail among glacial ice floes!

During this adventure you will be in the company of Luis Barreto, professional photographer and full time traveler with whom you can acquire some tips and techniques to get the most out of your camera especially in night photography.

(*If you don’t have a camera but you still want to live the experience, you will have the opportunity to pose for some pictures with landscapes from another planet).

Includes

Photography

Professional support and tips

Transport

During the 7 days of the trip

Accommodation

In cottages for boreal nights

Logistics

Reservations and visits to photogenic sites

What is included:

  • Photography advice and tips during the trip. Photo review during rest times with editing recommendations.
  • Transportation during the 7 days, from arrival at the international airport to the end of the tour.
  • Lodging in cottages to have more opportunities to see the Aurora Borealis and enjoy a natural Nordic environment.
  • A natural hot spring pool experience.
  • Entrance fees to the most famous waterfalls
  • Entrance fees to the national parks that are part of the itinerary.
  • *A boat tour on the glaciers if weather conditions permit.

Not included:

  • Food – Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights to and from Iceland
  • Tips

Note: Food is not included and it is expensive but the accommodations have kitchens available, so you can cook to your preference and/or we can also cook and share the cost of shopping at local supermarkets.

Only dates available for 2023

These dates have been specifically selected to have a greater chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis, during this week the new moon (moonless nights) allow us more hours of partial darkness to have many more opportunities to experience this phenomenon of solar activity – even from cities!

Luis Barreto

Your photography guide

I am a graphic designer by profession and a photographer by passion.
More than 10 years ago I quit my job, packed a 40L backpack (hand luggage) and left Colombia with a one-way flight to work in video and photography documenting cultures, food, customs and smiles around the world.

My camera has become my personal vehicle that has transported me to almost every continent except Antarctica (so far) to promote social causes and tourism / gastronomic projects.

During these years I have co-founded brands such as Colomviajeros.com that have inspired many Colombians to travel, also Zoom In Projects that has a humanistic approach and social impact and more recently I facilitate travel experiences for other adventurers in Turkey and Georgia through AmigoTrips.info

Budget

7 days – 6 nights

Per person

  • Aurora Trips
    €1680
    per person
  • Deposit
    50%
    Requirement to book your spot on the trip
  • Last payment
    50%
    Requirement before starting the trip
4

available spots
only

Means of Payment: PayPal l International Transfer for foreign accounts – IBAN Transfer

Note: In case of cancellation, please read the “fine print” – Conditions

What you need

Photography

  • Digital camera with interchangeable lenses
  • Wide angle lens for landscape photography with aperture F2.8 or smaller in the range of 12-24mm – 16-35mm – 24-70mm
  • Telephoto lens 70-200mm or equivalent
  • Stable tripod
  • Neutral filters for landscape photography
  • Extra batteries as they can discharge quickly in cold weather
  • SD memories – good capacity so you don’t limit yourself with many photos!

Outfits

  • Jacket and pants preferably waterproof for temperatures from 0 to -10 degrees Celsius. (outer layer).
  • Hat, scarf, gloves
  • Thermal busos (middle layer)
  • Thermal pajama-like set (Inner layer)
  • Waterproof hiking boots – spare shoes
  • Headlamp
  • Rain poncho

Health & Logistics

  • It is not mandatory but it is advisable to have travel insurance. I recommend Safety Wing
  • The physical effort during the trip is moderate but with long hours outdoors so you must protect your health to enjoy the trip.
  • Portable thermos to preserve hot drinks or hydration
  • Personal medications

Note: During the trip you do not need to worry about logistics but you should be clear about your travel plans before and after the itinerary is finalized.

FAQ

Iceland is part of the European Union but has its own currency called Islandic Kronas so Euros, Dollars and Pounds Sterling can be easily exchanged into this currency. Although I recommend only exchanging small amount if necessary because card payment is widely accepted everywhere in the country.

Yes, nowadays it is much easier to pay with cards than with cash. Even for small amounts.

Iceland is part of the European Union and applies the same rules for entry. If your nationality requires a visa to enter the Schengen area then the answer is yes. Otherwise it is not necessary.

It is not really that cold compared to other Nordic countries where you can see the northern lights although the weather is very variable and there can be very strong winds and frequent rains.

For the time being all restrictions have been lifted for all visitors. No certificates or negative tests are required for to enter the country.

Yes, but keep in mind that the priority for other participants may be to take pictures and look for the best locations. In the meantime you can enjoy the scenery and in some places pose to get your photos of the trip 😉

Questions / Bookings

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