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Magical Sky Iceland

#182 of 473 Tours in Reykjavik
Reykjavik, Iceland
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About Magical Sky Iceland
Jón Hilmarsson is recognised and awarded internationally landscape and nature photographer. His pictures has been published all over the world in newspapers, magazines and various books.Jón has held numerous exhibitions all over Iceland and published two photo books – „Light and Nature of Skagafjörður“ and Light and Nature of the North West“. Jón has a great passion for photography and travelling. He is a providing a photo guide tours in Iceland with name - Magical Sky Iceland. Magical Sky Iceland offer various photo tours as you can see on the website Magical Sky Iceland. We can also offer different tours and package tours / workshops. Feel free to send email with your wishes, duration for your tour and thoughts through my website. We can also help you with your own tour, put together itinerary with different photo locations and suggestions for accommodation.
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GabyO3 wrote a review Oct 2019
New Brunswick, New Jersey2 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked a 5 day photo tour of Iceland (West fjords) with Iceland Photo Tours and had Jón as our guide (we were in his SUV/jeep, very comfortable). Jón was very personable, easy to talk to (we were speaking English and he’s fluent). He was extremely flexible and accommodating, working in our requests/preferences quite well while adjusting to the shifting weather throughout. We were lucky to have good weather overall, but some cloudy sunsets. In terms of the itinerary, we saw more varied wildlife on the first two days as expected given the locations. The latter days were focused on landscapes, and Jón is a landscape photographer and was able to provide quite a bit of guidance on shot composition, settings, and perspectives. One particularly valued part of his feedback was his ability to tailor his input to accommodate both an intermediate and a novice photographer who were part of our trip. We spent less time on the post production components of the shooting but did spend time one evening on editing (more valuable input). We would highly recommend Jón as a guide and are certainly planning to return to Iceland. General comments about Iceland as we spend a couple of days before and after the photo tour. We went in early August specifically to see puffins (note that they are only present 2-3 months out of the year): the hotel rooms and food are more expensive than expected, breakfasts are substantial (buffet style) and generally included with the room, and any location within a day’s drive of Reykjavik is unfortunately literally overrun with tourists. The tourist offices in Reykjavik were helpful overall. We had no trouble finding English speaking staff.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Lenny W wrote a review Sep 2018
Brooklyn, New York50 contributions19 helpful votes
Can’t say enough good things about our recent trip with Jón. He picked us up from the airport and the tour has started, we were never rushed, we visited a lot of “off the beaten path” places and seen some hall mark attractions. A few times Jón went out of his way to show us places which were not part of our original plan, simply because the weather allowed it. If we just went on our own, we would have never been able to find them. Being a photographer himself, he’s always up for anything, sunsets, sunrises ( I know it was rough to wake up at 4:30am) or chase the northern lights. We had such a great time and would definitely travel with Jón again and also recommend him to our friends. P.S. not only does he do photo tours but he does regular tours as well. All pictures are straight out of camera from the beautiful locations we have visited.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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ericalvinpo wrote a review Sep 2018
Makati, Philippines22 contributions9 helpful votes
Our trip would never be complete without Jón’s help. He’s very knowledgeable about his country and knows a lot of secret, “untouristy” spots! And of course his photography skills is exceptional! I’ll definitely recommend him to my friends back home! Thanks Jón!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from jonrunar23, Owner at Magical Sky Iceland
Responded Sep 10, 2018
Hi Eric Thanks Eric for your nice words and company. It was great meeting you happy and funny people, easy to be around and interesting to know - always welcome back to see more of my country. Best tegards, Jon
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Carlo Martin M wrote a review Sep 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our trip to Iceland was made special by Jon. He took us to secret locations, not all tourists are aware of. He helped us appreciate the beauty of each site by giving us flexibility in our time and catering to our needs. We consider this tour the best experience of our lives, and many thanks goes to Jon for making it possible.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from jonrunar23, Owner at Magical Sky Iceland
Responded Sep 10, 2018
Hi Carlo Thanks alot for your nice words. It was my pleasure showing you my beautiful country. Your group was great and very interesting to know you a little bit - always welcome back, more to see. Best regards, Jon
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jinfr2018 wrote a review Sep 2018
Aix-en-Provence, France1 contribution
My family and I recently returned from Iceland after a three day photo tour with Jon Hilmarsson. We had a great time with him. He is a very nice and wonderful guide. In addition to the classic and essential sites, he brought us to other wonderful sites. With the help of Jon, we took very beautiful and unforgettable pictures. I would definitely recommend Jon as a guide.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from jonrunar23, Owner at Magical Sky Iceland
Responded Sep 10, 2018
Hi JIN Thanks fir tour kind words. It was my pleasure showing you around my beautiful country. It was also very nice to meet and know your family little bit. Hope you like the puctures I sent to you. Best regards, Jon
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