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Iceland Photo Tours

#176 of 477 Tours in Reykjavik
Reykjavik, Iceland
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About Iceland Photo Tours
Iceland photo tours is a company specializing in landscape photography tours and workshops in IcelandOur customers are both professional and amateur photographers. We welcome enthusiastic photographers of all skill levels on our tours. Our aim is simply to help you find and create images that express your unique experience.Passion for Photography is All You Need
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Tara Candoli wrote a review Dec 2019
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"You will not want to miss a trip with Haukur Snorrason. He took us to both the Highlands and the Glacier regions of southern Iceland. As a photographer and guide Haukur knows where to go and what to do to bring you to the most magnificent landscapes in Iceland. We visited a wide variety of terrains, the ocean and beaches, glaciers, lava-fields, mountains, gorges and volcano’s. Haukur knows his cultural history and also the natural history of his environment. He drives his 4 wheeler like a pro and we went up and down Icelands many mountains and plains. Haukur delivers on all dimensions and does it will good cheer and generosity. He was very zen when it came to his photographic input into another's experience. However, if invited he was very informative regarding all things photographic. It is a passion for him reflected in his beautiful work. To top it off, Haukur and his wife also have an amazing guest-house where we stayed. www.hrifunesguesthouse.is.The rooms are beautifully appointed and cozy! The main house where the dining room was felt like your country living room. The food was beyond delicious and there are many dietary options suitable for all. Magically, we also some some Northern Lights, utterly spell binding.”
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Fetustician wrote a review Sep 2019
Nashville, Tennessee507 contributions132 helpful votes
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East Greenland Scoresby Sound - Sailing Photo Workshop 2019 This trip was a great disappointment for many reasons. There was very little wildlife, no whale like in the brochure, just a single seal and a dozen seagulls. That is ok it is not predictable. The trip brochure shows a glorious sail ship and promises to sail along in silence without disturbing the local area. Well we diesel motored the entire way!! No sailing whatsoever. The "Donna Wood" was really a crappy boat. Way too small for the number of guests, not enough access to restrooms with lines not uncommon. A tiny steep ladder was the way to get out and in case of emergency I doubt we would be able to leave in time. But the nail in the coffin was the water leaks! During a moderate storm sea water was leaking in our room fast enough that I had to spend part of the night mopping the water with a towel and squeezing the water in the sink. I had to rescue my laptop (which I had in the floor so that it would not fall down), so that it would not get wet!!! Some magazines were totally soaked. So did the blanket of one bed. Much worst then that was the total absence of safety feature for passengers when the ship is rolling! There were two eye hooks but no string, no net and no rail to prevent the top passenger from falling down. It happened, and I caught my wife midflight and her muscles and spine have been sore ever since, as has my spine! She could not climb the ladder to go for breakfast lunch or dinner that next day. We tried to sleep 2 in the lower bunk but they are so small that did not work. Incidentally there are no steps to reach that top bunk. These are clearly not extraordinary events as we had wonder what the plastic on the wall was for. Therefore the company was aware of the issues but didn't consider that neither passenger comfort or even safety was sufficient reason to address the problems. This is negligence and would not be allowed in the USA especially in view of the tragic recent boat fire. The guide Raymond did a super job and was smart and competent. The cook seems to only know dishes where food is bathed in oil and garlic, the smell of which pervaded the whole boat. The captain, an old salt, was very friendly. There were 2 zodiacs but only one was functional (it too leaked but was successfully repaired). For a group that like to take pictures, that is inconvenient as it is impossible to take pictures between the bodies on the opposite side of the boat. Before booking a trip on that Donna Wood boat, I suggest you survey alternative that are safer.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from HaukurS3, Owner at Iceland Photo Tours
Responded Sep 7, 2019
Hi ! You are commenting on the WRONG photo tour company!! We are www.phototours.is and we do not even do tours to Greenland. Unfortunatly the company you are referring to has copyed our Iceland Photo Tour name so the confusion is because of that and not the first time we have this happening. Would you plese remove your comment asap and place it where it belongs. Perhaps next time you should travel with us the real Iceland Photo tours :) Besta kveðja, Haukur Snorrason Photographer and owner.
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joelayno wrote a review Aug 2019
Milton, Canada6 contributions
It’s been a week since I returned from their 8 day summer workshop and I’m still buzzing over this trip. I kind of went into it blind and decided to book based on other reviews and I’m glad I did. It was a fantastic experience. I would consider myself a hobby photographer with an above average level of experience doing all my shooting in manual mode. Based on the gear list provided after booking, I was worried that I did not have the right stuff. I shoot with a Sony a7iii and packed along an 24-105 f4, 85 f1.8 and an 11mm fisheye. I had a lightweight travel tripod and circular ND and polarizer for only my zoom. But I decided to shoot with what I have. Our guide was a local photographer guide was @siggiphoto on IG. He also runs and operates tours under Viking International Photo Tours. He was friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. We had a very small group of 3 for this trip which meant we each received plenty of individual instruction based on our respective experience levels. Observing him during our workshop, it’s very difficult to adapt to each photographers needs especially when there is a big difference in experience but Siggi handled our group extremely well and gave us each exactly what we needed. We hit a lot of locations during this workshop! Way more that advertised because we were such a small group. It was great that he was able to tailor our stops based on what we wanted to shoot, weather conditions, light, clouds...everything. It was simply amazing and I learned so much! This workshop was categorized as “easy” and for the most part, we always hiked along travelled paths and we always had rock star parking in our A/C and wifi equipped tour bus. This was a great surprise having wifi during the entire trip and it allowed me to upload photos to IG between each stop. One thing that surprised me regarding the booking process was that there was no qualifying question regarding experience level of photographer. While A part of me doesn’t think this is important, I do believe it should be determine to get a sense of everyone’s level. Iceland is a beautiful country and it’s good to have moderate experience shooting landscapes with a DSLR to ensure you go home with great shots rather than being frustrated trying to figure it out while the conditions are constantly changing. A bit of homework and practice to get familiar with your gear is all it takes. I went home with images I’m very happy with an invigorated thirst for more travel and many more trips back to Iceland. I highly recommend this experience to any aspiring photographer! Check out more images from this trip on my IG @joelayno
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from HaukurS3, Owner at Iceland Photo Tours
Responded Aug 17, 2019
Hi You are commenting on wrong photo tour company:)
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Adventurer763020 wrote a review Aug 2019
Michigan Center, Michigan1 contribution1 helpful vote
I met Kathleen Croft in Scotland in 2017; We became friends and even though I did not have the money to pay her to teach me photography she befriended me and taught me for free over the course of several years. I have grown and learned so much from her and have a passion for photography and travelling, just as she does. I want to thank Kathleen Croft for her compassion and willingness to encourage me in my passion and cultivate essential knowledge. I admire her work and am grateful for her compassion. Its not just about customer service and a company name; its about the person behind it. Fondly GTB.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Dermot O'Carroll wrote a review Jul 2019
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I recently took my adult family (six of us) on a seven day tour with Haukur Snorrason of Iceland Photo Tours through the Highland and Glacier regions of Iceland. I had high expectations because my sister, who is very particular, had done a tour with Haukur a few years ago and was so impressed that she went back a second time the following year. Haukur did not disappoint, the tour exceeded all of my expectations. His knowledge of the countryside (augmented by the fact that he is a pilot and specializes in aerial photography of the country), his ability, with his modified vehicle, to go practically anywhere, his willingness to stay out beyond midnight or get up at 3:00 am in the morning to let us capture a location in the best light, without other people, made the whole trip an experience not to be outdone. The variety of landscape and photographic opportunities he opened to us was truly amazing, made even more special by the fact that in most locations we were the only people around. Furthermore, Haukur made sure that everyone enjoyed the trip, not just those interested in photography and was very careful to meet any special dietary restrictions such as one person having coeliac disease and therefore unable to eat gluten. As part of the tour we stayed in the wonderful Hrifunes guest house run by Haukur’s wife Hadda which I have reviewed separately. I have previously been on excellent, photographer led trips, in Cuba, Arizona and Ireland and I can safely say that this trip in Iceland was the best. I remember saying to Haukur as we stood atop a mountain, at around 11:00 pm on the first day, surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges and valleys lit by the evening sun, that having us experience so much that day might have been a mistake because he would have a hard time keeping up that standard. It was not a problem for him. I can honestly say that this was the best, most adventurous, fullest and most successful family vacation we have been on, all of it thanks to the expertise, knowledge and warmth of Haukur.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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