What to Expect
The first two nights will be spent close to the town of Vík on the South coast. There are so many places to shoot around here, especially popular spots but also plenty of lesser known spots too. We will be staying at Hotel Katla just 5 minutes from Vik where there is plenty of places to eat, shops and have coffee.
We will spend the next two nights in the town of Hofn, on the South East of Iceland. We will stay in the new and beautiful Milk Factory Hotel.. From here we will be right beside the iconic Vestrahorn mountain and more! Hofn has some really nice restaurants for eating out in the evenings also.
On our last night, we will make our way back the village of Hella. We will stay in the beautiful Riverside Lodge. This will be our last night and we will aim to get back here in good time to shoot sunset at Haifoss in the Icelandic Highlands on our last evening. From Hella we are only 1 hour and 40 minutes from Keflavik Airport and we will aim to be at the airport for 6am on the 23rd. My flight home to Ireland is 7.30am.
All accommodations are single occupancy for everyone so no sharing rooms with other participants. We also have breakfast included every morning at each hotel. I will have us well placed to shoot the Northern Lights in some iconic locations. So be prepared, if the weather allows, to chase the Northern Lights!
I will arrive to Keflavik Airport at 2pm on April 18th, Please arrive no later than 3pm. We will be back at Keflavik airport at 6am on Aprilr 23rd. I have a new Land Rover Defender booked for this trip so this will give us maximum space, comfort and confidence going into the Highlands if conditions allow.
There will be NO SET itinerary for this trip as I prefer to keep a close eye on weather forecasts throughout the tour to determine our destination and make sure we have the best possible weather that may suit a specific place. In my experience of spending time in Iceland, we always took it one day at a time as we were keeping tabs on the weather forecast and it worked a treat. We got some great conditions including amazing sunrises and sunsets most days aswell as amazing nights of jaw dropping northern light displays.
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