Join Your Photo Adventures for Iceland 2017!

waterfalls in iceland are one of the main attractions of this tripIceland is defined by its rugged landscapes. To call it geographically and geologically unique doesn’t even begin to describe this wild landscape.  Volcanos, glaciers, hot springs, and lava fieldsand are just the beginning. A seemingly endless collection of waterfalls and seascapes unfold around every bend in the road.

For outdoor photographers, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime dream destination. While the country is simply too big to explore in a single week, we’ve worked hard to select the absolute highlights along the South Coast and Snaefellsnes Peninsula to make this a rewarding experience.

We’ll photograph the country’s most powerful waterfalls, vast black-sand beaches and the infamous glacier lagoon. We’ll also see less-visited locations, including the Fjardargljufur canyon and Svartifoss waterfall. The dramatic transition between the North American and European continental plates? We’ll see that too, while visiting Tingvellir and learning about the area’s rich Viking history.

Both Brendan and I have traveled and photographed Iceland, but we’re also partnering with Icelandic guide and photographer Ivan Olafsson to bring a true local’s perspective to this workshop.

Trip Info

Dates: Oct 14-22, 2017

Difficulty: Easy

Cost: $3400 US


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Your Photo Adventures Iceland 2017 Highlights:

Insane Waterfalls!

We’ll see some of the most powerful and photogenic waterfalls in Iceland, including Kirkjufellsfoss, Skogarfoss, Seljalandsfoss.

Jokularson Glacier Lagoon

The infamous glacier lagoon is simply stunning; however, we’ll also visit the nearby “diamond beach” that is a mix of black sand and crystal-clear icebergs.

Northern Lights

As the most sparsely populated country in Europe, Iceland is essentially void of light pollution. That means, on clear nights, there are few better locations better for viewing the northern lights.


We’re purposefully skipping the Blue Lagoon because it’s truly an all-day destination and we want to maximize our photography opportunities, but we’ll find time for at least one hot spring swim in a more natural setting.

Your Photo Adventures Iceland Gallery

About Your Photo Adventures Tours

Your photo adventures iceland 2017 photography workshop and tour locations
Your Photo Adventures is a partnership between professional travel photographers Brendan Van Son and Jeff Bartlett (that’s me). After we teamed up to run our Destination Morocco tour in February 2016, we knew we wanted to continue running tours together.

As a team, we both take pleasure in not only teaching photography, but also in sharing experiences with our guests. The name – Your Photo Adventures – says it all. We want to help you have an incredible adventure and help you capture your vision (and memories) with your own camera.

We’re excited to run the Iceland 2017 trip not only because it’s a country that both Brendan and I have traveled but also one we’ve been dying to revist. We both fell in love with the wild landscapes in the north Atlantic country. Now we’d like to share it with you.

The Iceland Photography Workshop and Tour Itinerary:

Your Photo Adventures in Iceland kickstarts in Reykjavik on Octobebr 14.

Download the official itinerary, or take a look at this brief outline of our itinerary:

Day 1 (Saturday)

Arrive into Reykjavik
Group dinner in Reykjavik
Photograph downtown landmarks, if desired
Overnight Reykjavik

Day 2 (Sunday)

Travel to Snaefellsness Peninsula
Afternoon along the coastline
Sunset location Arnarstapi / Lóndrangar / Kirkjufellsfoss
Overnight in Olafsvik

Day 3 (Monday)

Sunrise and morning at Kirkjufellsfoss
Visit Tingvellir
Visit Barnafossar
Overnight in Hella

Day 4 (Tuesday)

Sunrise at Seljalandsfoss
Photograph Skogarfoss
The black beach in Vik
Sunset at Dyrholaey Arch
Overnight in Vik ( Solheimahjaleiga)


Day 5 (Wednesday)

Sunrise at black sand beach in Vik and the cave
Drive towards Jokularson
Sunset at Fjardargljufur
Overnight in Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day 6 (Thursday)

Sunrise at Jokularson
Day at Jokularson
Overnight in Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day 7 (Friday)

Morning drive to Skaftafell
Hike to Svartifoss plus two other waterfalls on the way.
Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 8 (Saturday)

Golden Triangle Tour
Hotsprings afternoon
Final dinner in Reykjavik

Day 9 (Sunday)

Departure day. No Activities.

More details about Iceland 2017

Northern lights above an icelandic churchWhat’s Included

  • Transportation within Iceland
  • Airport shuttles
  • Photography Instruction
  • Accommodation (double occupancy)
  • Daily breakfasts and dinners
  • Local Guide
  • Required Entrance Fees

icelandic horses make for a unique photo opportunity.What Is NOT Included:

  • Flights to & from Iceland
  • Personal Expenses and Equipment
  • Lunches and snacks
  • Optional Excursions
  • Single Supplement

How To Book

We accept Paypal, any with Paypal you can pay with any major credit card.  We require a $600 non-refundable deposit to hold your place on the tour and allow us to reserve the necessary accommodation for you.

If you are interested in the tour but not ready to put down a deposit, please email me at jeff (at) jeffbartlettmedia (dot) com.  That way we can get a gauge on the numbers.

Booking Options

  • $600 Deposit
  • $3400 Full Payment
  • Single Supplement: $600

Group Size

Maximum = 9 participants
Minimum = 6 participants

Refund Policy

To sum up the policy quickly it is as follows:

  • $600 non-refundable deposit.
  • Non-refundable deposit may be refunded if your place on the tour is eventually filled.
  • Full payment required 60 days before tour start date.
  • Full refund minus deposit possible up to 60 days before tour start date.
  • 50% refund possible up to 30 before days tour start date.
  • No refunds possible within 30 days of the tour start date.

Trip FAQs

If you have questions, feel free to email me at