Photographic Tours > Iceland: Iconic South
Tuesday 12th March 2019 - Wednesday 20th March 2019
Iceland is a very expensive country to visit and appreciating this tour might be out of reach for some, while at the same time not wishing to make it 'exclusive', I am very happy to offer a monthly payment plan, the details of which you will find within the panel on the right. Should you have any questions regarding this, then of course, please don't hesitate to ask.
Actual dates are to be confirmed as flights are not yet available. Therefore, please allow for +/- 3 days either side of the dates stated.
Iceland is one country that requires very little by way of an introduction. A land of stark contrasts and extreme weather it is, quite simply, a photographer's paradise! The Land of Ice and Fire is a rugged wilderness of waterfalls, volcanos and glaciers where one moment you are standing there, aghast, as icebergs slowly move to the open sea and the next you are confronted with a thundering waterfall. During the day we will visit southern Iceland's most iconic locations and at night, with fingers crossed, wait for the northern lights.
"Every photographer, at least once in their lifetime, should visit Iceland! It is like nowhere else and no matter how familiar you feel you are with the country, nothing ever prepares you for that first jaw-dropping sight of ice-flows slowly moving towards the ocean, or the thundering majesty of its waterfalls".
Upon meeting at Keflavik International Airport you will be met by me and my driver/co-guide Dirk Van Uden whom I have flown all the way from Lapland to accompany me. Dirk has been my guide in Lapland for many years and is a highly experienced winter-wilderness guide and driver. He joined me on last year's trip and drove with aplomb in whatever weather Iceland threw at him - from heavy snowfall to strong winds. You are in safe hands!
Our plan is to start in the very southeast at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and work our way back towards Reykjavik staying at a further 3 hotels. However, since Jokulsarlon is quite some distance away and flights don't arrive until late afternoon we will drive a couple of hours in that direction and stay overnight in a hotel. That way, following a good night's sleep and breakfast we will be fresh for the remainder of the journey.
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Black sand beaches
Small group size of just 6 persons
As with all my workshops the group size will be relatively small ensuring plenty of 'personal space' in which to work and as much individual tuition as you would like or need. It also means that since we will all be traveling as one, it makes for an extremely friendly group dynamic.
For full details please see the Brochure under Downloads on the right.
How To Book
In the first instance, please contact Robert to check that there are places still available as due to travel commitments it may not have been possible to update numbers on the website. To book a place, simply download and fill out the booking form (see Downloads on the right) and return to Robert either by post or email. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of both the booking form and deposit.
"I can honestly say that I enjoyed every second of my trip to Iceland. Rob and Dirk got us to the most amazing locations including a lagoon full of icebergs, black beaches, mountains, waterfalls, rivers and an ice cave in a glacier. There were peaceful, icy cold sunrises overlooking waterfalls and wild, windy beaches (sometimes with horizontal snow!) The Vesterhorn mountains were a stunning backdrop for the black sand dunes and the Jokulsarlon ice lagoon has to be seen to be believed. The conditions for photography were challenging at times but Rob was always on hand with help and advice. As always with Rob’s tours it was a very well planned trip with comfortable hotels, plenty of time at each location and lots of laughs. It is without a shadow of a doubt the best photography tour that I have ever been on".
"After a good few years of badgering, Bob finally weakened and agreed to take a small 'guineapig' group to a place he'd never visited before. I know he normally likes to plan meticulously ahead of a trip so he was definitely out of his comfort zone. That said, he made certain our safety and comfort was paramount at all times and we were in the capable hands of an excellent driver, Dirk. He had clearly researched the trip to the best of his ability as left nothing to chance. No change in the 'Canis O'clock' starts for sunrises either!
Although this was my third visit to Iceland it was such a luxury to spend quality time photographing the variety of stunning locations, some well known and other hidden gems off the beaten track. Such a delight to spend time again with this very capable and talented chap. I would have no hesitation in recommending an Iceland tour with Bob".
Wendy Kennett LRPS
"The most wonderful aspect of a Rob Canis Photo Tour is how much photography there is. It may sound obvious, the clue being in the title, but not all photos tours are equal. Rob really does his homework, he has worked out the optimum time to be there, considers sunrises, sunsets and tides (if appropriate) and then ensures you arrive comfortably, have ample time to enjoy the scenery and get that shot and then nearby food and lodging.
Iceland turned the whole jaw dropping scenery up to eleven. The geysers and waterfalls are a must see. There was always plenty of time to try and capture a bird in flight, the surreal blue icebergs, the abstract juxtaposition of the white sneaker waves breaking onto the black volcanic beaches and melting the snow. Or if you wanted to, sit on a rock and just enjoy the moment. Rob is always happy to offer advice and encouragement and at the end of another fabulously photogenic day it's wonderful to kick off your crampons and rustling trousers and enjoy a meal and drink (though not many at Icelandic prices) and discuss our day. And then perhaps don balaclavas and head torches, with hot hands and feet tucked in gloves and boots and head out Aurora chasing! This was photography nirvana, cannot wait for my next Rob Canis photo tour".
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Tuesday 12th March 2019
to Wednesday 20th March 2019
Price : £2975
Group size : 6
Payment plan: This can be altered to suit your circumastances but the following will give you an idea.
£275 deposit at the time of booking.
Remaining £2700 spread across 12 months @ £225 per month.
Date of subsequent monthly payments to suit, by standing order or cheque.
Group size: 6
Location: South Iceland
Guides: Robert Canis and Dirk Van Uden
Cost includes: Accommodation in single/double en-suite rooms, breakfast, airport transfers to and from Keflavik International Airport, transport throughout tour's duration.
Cost excludes: Flights, insurance, meals not mentioned.
Accommodation: We will be staying at 3 photography bases, 1 en-route to Jokulsarlon and 1 in Keflavik, close to the airport in comfortable hotel accommodation. You will have a room to yourself and each will be en-suite. Each (except the one in Keflavik) has been chosen so that we are in easy reach of the very best photographic locations.
Level of fitness: Moderate. See Brochure for full details.
Experience level: Beginner to advanced.
Equipment needed: A full check-list will be given nearer the tour date but the following will give you an idea. Ultra-wide (14mm) for the northern lights, wide-angle (20 to 28mm), telephoto-zoom (70-300mm), tripod and filters which should include ND Grads, ND and polarising.