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Group tours, photography tours or customised itineraries.

High up north just outside the Arctic Circle, underneath a magnetic sky that weaves auroras violet, red and green, there is a land where glaciers and geysers, and fjords and volcanos intermingle to forge a land of ice and fire. Explore our Iceland Tour Packages including our Iceland photo tour and group tours.

Navigate through this mercurial land this winter to reach a state of landscape photography bliss. And in the land of the opposite forces, achieve unity with the magic that spins around the sun by the name of Earth.

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Quick Information

Best time to Visit:
Throughout the year

Recommended min. duration:
7N/8 days

Attractions:
Landscapes
Culture
Northern Lights

Activities:
Photography
Whale Watching
Sightseeing

Nearest Airport:
Keflavik

Our Iceland Tour Packages

Upcoming Departures

Land of Ice and Fire – 7N/8D

Cost: Starting USD 4400

Skipper: Jayanth Sharma

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Reviews by Tour Participants

Ashok Rathinavelu
Vellore
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Reached home safely..!! It was an unbelievably awesome trip ..! Thanx a ton for making it so & for those beautiful memories..!
Sushmitha Reddy
Bengaluru
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It was an amazing trip with lot of great photo opportunities. I never imagined, I would be standing in knee deep cold water picturing the landscape and enjoying the process so much. Well organised tour.
Rashmi Nath Sinha
Bengaluru
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Had a great time in Iceland with Jayanth and Oli. I wish we had more northern light encounters, but the tour was great.

We cater to 3 different kinds of Iceland travellers. Which one are you?

There are three different ways to explore Iceland. Depending on the kind of traveler you are, we welcome you to choose your preferred Iceland tour packages.

Iceland Photography Tours

Our team of ace photographers will guide you on a exciting Iceland Photography Tour to ensure you come back with not only great travel memories but also some stunning photographs.

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Iceland Group Tours

Exploring the world with like-minded nature-lovers is surely an exciting human experience. Our fixed departure Iceland Group Tour Packages are a safe and fun way to travel for individuals or families alike.

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Iceland Customised Vacations

For families and individuals who want a tailor-made holiday to suit their personal needs, we invite you to explore our vast array of packages.

Get in touch with us to customise your departure!

How Is It?

A convergence of elements in all their untamed colours held together with lots of ice and a little fire.

Iceland defies categorisation. It’s neither bucolic nor Utopian; neither hostile nor placid; and neither entirely frozen nor oppressively warm.

Iceland is nothing if not alive. It’s a living, changing landscape that breathes through its volcanos and bubbles through its geysers. And when things go south, looks cheerfully at you with its lush pastures and gushing waterfalls.

It wasn’t always like this. Iceland is one of the planet’s youngest landmasses, with all this geological bustle having mushroomed as recently as yesterday plus 25 million years ago. And it’s still growing, at a positively pubescent 5 cm every year.

That rate of expansion for so long would make even an ant a giant, and surely enough, that’s what Iceland is: the second largest island in Europe (after Great Britain) and the 18th largest on the planet. And the giant wears many robes.

In the southwest, moss-covered steaming lava fields are the choice outfit for some contrasting Arctic sizzle, while in the northwest, soaring fjords are the pick from the wardrobe for that flowing look. The coveted centre is attired in barren highlands to offset all the razzmatazz, while the terrain generally is bedizened with impressive peaks, plateaux and lowlands.

But the most striking aspect of this accoutrement is the dark hemline, in the form of black-sand beaches on the tortuous 5000 km coastline, striking enough to evoke memories of The Swan Queen and peculiar enough to feel like a scene from medieval fantasy, Game of Thrones, large and impressive parts of which are fittingly filmed here.

And with a sparse population and over 80% of Iceland’s area reeling in joyous desertion, experience pristine seclusion as you set about witnessing a dazzle that’s uniquely Icelandic in its ‘Arcadian rhythms’, and the convergence of elements in all their untamed colours: red, green and violet in the sky, blue and brown underneath — held together with lots of ice and a little fire.

What You Will See and Photograph:

Surreal mountains, ridges, glaciers and lowlands are all there. That is, even without counting the Northern Lights!

With so much going on, it’s little wonder that the subject of this Tour is the land itself, in all its glorious forms.

SNÆFELLSNES

Our voyage will begin with an unforgettable experience in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, famously known as a miniature model of Iceland, due to the way it encapsulates all the magnificent landscapes seen on the island.

Kirkjufell, known to be the most photographed mountain in Iceland, is on the north coast of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula. We make some evocative images of this dauntingly-beautiful mountain and its breathtaking surroundings. Iceland also has amazing lava formationsgorges and waterfalls, lovely towns and harbours, and an assortment of fascinating attractions, all of which render themselves to stunning frames.

VATNAJÖKULL

Lying next to Europe’s largest glacier is Iceland’s largest national park of the same name, Vatnajökull, also encompassing Skaftafell in the southwest, and Jökulsárgljúfur in the north, which is considered one of the country’s most romantic and magical places. In all, the park covers some 13% of Iceland’s area, and is among Europe’s largest national parks.

Here you will be treated to fantastically diverse landscape despite a large part of it being underneath the icecap of the Vatnajökull Glacier, due in part to the constant interplay of volcanic activity and glaciers. In George Martin’s universe, Vatnajökull is the mysterious land Beyond the Wall, home to mythical creatures and White Walkers. It’s as mythical in the real world as it’s real in the mythical world.

Here, spectacular photo opportunities are the byproduct of icebergs from Vatnajökull Glacier falling frequently into the lagoons and floating around until they melt or are small enough to be carried by the river to the sea.

The southern part of Vatnajökull, which envelops Iceland’s highest peak, the mouthful Hvannadalshnúkur, is punctuated by the majesty of mountain ridges, with outlet glaciers gracefully descending betwixt them onto the handsome lowlands.

As for wildlife, Arctic foxes are the only originally native mammals on the island, while Icelandic horses, although not wild, are an absolute joy to photograph, particularly against such exquisite backdrops, and birdlife is rich to the teeth, although winter’s not the best time to find them.

And amongst all this, whenever the weather conditions are conducive, we’ll be hunting for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) with enticing Icelandic nature in the foreground — just because we can, and because an outstanding thing can always be made even more surreal.

Especially if it’s on the marvellous island of Iceland.

Interested? Make a Booking Enquiry

It’s easy. Call us on 1800 1200 901 (Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) or simply fill this form, and we’ll get back to you like the whirring wind.

Enquiry Form

Frequently Asked Questions

We ensure maximum care and protection while traveling in the post-COVID scenario. We certainly think you have to be extra-careful and follow rules and regulations. Please consult your general physician or doctor before you make this decision.
That’s quite easy. It depends on what your interest is. If you are a photography enthuisast and would like our skipper’s guidance and tutelage, then Photo Tour. Else hop on to a group tour where photography isn’t the focus of the trip. Finally, we can tailor-make a vacation for you if you need to travel on your own date and style.

Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, Photo Tours offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. The common ingredients in all our Photo Tours are fun and a lot of learning and knowledge-sharing. Besides, most or all of our Tour participants are photography enthusiasts, which keeps the group in harmony and helps make your experience focused.

Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.
You may certainly take your young child, but we don’t recommend taking infants and very small children on safari. Please talk to us for more information.
Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too for anyone who requires assistance.

Of course! Please talk to our capable Camera Rent team or mention what gear you’d like to hire while registering for the tour. Guess what? We offer you a 10% off on camera rent while on the tour.

Absolutely! This Tour is meant for fledgling as well as experienced photographers. Beginners get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from Toehold’s eminent Skippers. In fact if you are a newbie, you should jump on this terrific learning opportunity and sign up right away!

However, in order to make the most of the Tour photographically, we recommend that you be familiar with photography fundamentals. If you’re not, we suggest you join an Art and Science of Photography Workshop before the Tour.

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Land of Ice and Fire: Iceland Photography Tour

OCT 29 - NOV 5, 2022

Landscape Photography Tour
Skipper: Jayanth Sharma

Tour Itinerary

Please note: We assemble for this Tour on 29 October 2022 at Reykjavik, Iceland, and depart from the same place on 5 Nov. Travel between your home and Reykjavik is not included in the Tour fee, but all requisite assistance with air travel will be provided.

Participants in Reykjavik arrive from various places, and once everyone has checked in to our hotel, we meet before dinner for a round of introduction and orientation, where Skipper will set the tone for the Tour and brief the group on what to expect over days to come. We dine and retire for the night in hot anticipation of the icy-cool time to come.

Our exploration of Iceland will start with the Snæfellsjökull Glacier and the charming villages and friendly people who nest around it. This day we enjoy the nature and the wildlife the area offers, and photograph the exceptional lava fields and formations, and fill our eyes and memory cards with its gorgeous gorges and waterfalls, lovely towns and harbours.

We will, on this day, traverse the spectacular route from the Peninsula to the South Coast, treating our eyes to and photographing such sublime sights as will amiably confront our senses along the way.

We’ll spend the next day on the South Coast of Iceland, from Reykjavík to the Vík, a charming village. We’ll discover the island’s volcanic activities while passing by some of the island’s active volcanoes, and behold their most recent eruptions. Along the way we enjoy the sight of the black-pebble beach of Reynisfjara and the basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar. Dyrhólaey, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Sólheimasandur and its notorious plane wreck are amongst our stops.

We will visit the magical Jökulsárlón and other picturesque destinations around it. We will spend these days soaking in the beauty of all these places and creating images at every destination. On the evening of the final day, we’re dropped off to the hotel.

After breakfast we check out and are transferred to the airport, whence, having enjoyed an enchanting time on the exotic island of Iceland, we fly back home.

Cost & Terms

Individuals

USD 4400
  • Per Person on twin Shared Accommodation

Couples

USD 8400
  • Per Couple on Twin Shared Accommodation

Toehold Patrons

USD 4250
  • Per Person on Twin Shared Accommodation

What’s Included?

What’s Not Included?

Payment Terms

All figures per person.

Cancellation Fees

All figures per person.

Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.

Interested? Make a Booking Enquiry

It’s easy. Call us on 1800 1200 901 (Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) or simply fill this form, and we’ll get back to you like the whirring wind.

Enquiry Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Anybody interested in landscape photography or nature in general and is above the age of 18 (unless accompanied by an adult) can participate in this Tour. There are no eligibility criteria.

Most certainly! While photographers will probably derive maximum value from this Tour, non-photographers will enjoy the expedition equally.

Absolutely! This Tour is meant for fledgling as well as experienced photographers. Beginners get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from Toehold’s eminent Skippers. In fact if you are a newbie, you should jump on this terrific learning opportunity and sign up for an Art and Science of Photography Workshop.

The focus of this Tour is on landscape photography, so a good ultra-wide-angle lens and a wide-angle zoom are musts along with graduated neutral-density, neutral density or variable neutral density, and circular polarising filters, a fisheye lens being welcome, too. For the occasional portrait and to photograph the horses, a 50mm or equivalent normal lens would be desirable. A tripod is absolutely necessary, and so is an intervalometer if your camera doesn’t feature in-built interval shooting, or just a wireless or cabled remote release otherwise, for bulb photography.

Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, Photo Tours offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. The common ingredients in all our Photo Tours are fun and a lot of learning and knowledge-sharing. Besides, most or all of our Tour participants are photography enthusiasts, which keeps the group in harmony and helps make your experience focussed.

The weather is variable, but the average hovers around -5°C. There will be considerable strong, chilly winds, so please carry sufficient warm clothing.

Although this is not a very physically intensive Tour, some basic amount of physical fitness is required, chiefly to withstand the cold, undertake short and easy to moderate walks and treks. If you suffer from known illnesses, please consult your physician before signing up for the Tour.

We’ll be using vehicles to get to the places of attraction, but most or all of the photography will be done on foot.

Yes. You need a valid Schengen visa to enter Iceland, and while the Tour cost does not include visa expenses, all the assistance you require in procuring a visa will be duly provided.

Considering the meticulous attention to timing we pay while scheduling Tours and the local expertise we leverage, we believe that it would be extremely unfortunate if our photography were unsatisfactory. However, since we will be in an uncontrolled environment and are visiting in the winter, we do not claim that the conditions will always be conducive to photography.

If you do not own adequate photography gear, there is no need to fret. Toehold offers an exhaustive array of cameras and lenses for hire, so you can always hire what you need. Visit our Rental Store to see what we offer. What’s better, you enjoy a 10% discount on all equipment hired on our Photo Tours!