You can’t help but fall in love with the most sparsely populated country in Europe, which leaves plenty of room for untouched natural beauty, unending hours of summer sun and views that stretch for miles. Capture all of the above during this three-week journey around the perimeter of a Nordic island that manages to be both resiliently rugged and impossibly peaceful.
Expect a cool summer, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s Fahrenheit, despite Iceland’s high latitude and proximity to the Arctic Ocean. The Midnight Sun is on your side, providing the maximum number of hours of natural light by which to shoot, no flash required.
Closer to Greenland than the rest of Europe and on the same latitude as Alaska, Iceland is largely tundra, much of it covered with glaciers and volcanoes. The land’s hostile environment for trees means that you can see for miles, while the ground is surprisingly green with moss and lichens. You’ll kayak down a fjord (a narrow waterway surrounded by cliffs), circle a volcanic crater, walk on a glacier, stand beneath a waterfall, and wander the country’s quiet, colorful hamlets—camera in hand.
“Being able to learn photography in an environment like Iceland allowed myself to perfect the new skills I was learning in a hands on environment.” — Ezekiel Elin, Hanover, NH
The island of floating glaciers, lava deserts and mossy tundra never ceases to surprise.
In Iceland, we will journey along the Ring Road to get a 360-degree view of this country’s inexpressible landscape.
Considered one of the natural wonders of Iceland, this lagoon is famous for its iceberg-dotted beaches, providing a surreal attraction for visitors.
The name of a volcanic lake and nature preserve in northern Iceland, Mývatn also refers to the lake’s surrounding region.
Surrounded by natural wonders, Iceland’s small capital manages to pack in the galleries, restaurants and music venues of a much larger city.
Thingvellir National Park
Home to the Silfra fissure, a breathtaking snorkel spot between the North American and Eurasian continental plates.