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The Best of Iceland: Autumn
Trip Overview
It is the ‘Land of Ice and Fire.’ A place of natural contrast.

Iceland sits directly on the Mid-Atlantic Rift, which separates the Eurasian and the North American plates. Because of this location, the tiny island is one of the most geologically restless areas on earth.

As the two plates at this junction split, the intensity of Iceland’s volatility increases. All of the Active volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, faults, black-sand beaches, snow-capped mountains and huge waterfalls litter the landscape here.

Join Backcountry Journeys this September as we explore this dazzling geologic anomaly. Our trip is timed when vegetation will be in peak autumn splendor, and when the tourists from the busy summer are gone.

The landscape photography here is world-class, but is especially wonderful in autumn when fall colors soften the harsh edges of this volcanic terrain. The beautiful, yet rugged, arctic character here is due to the island’s northerly latitude.

On our “Best of Iceland – Autumn” photography adventure we’ll explore the famous Ring Road as well as spend a few days in the central highlands.

This Ring Road travels for 828 miles around the island, connecting the majority of the populated areas and passing by many of Iceland’s most popular attractions. The highlands encompass a vast part of the island and contain some of the country’s best natural scenery, with some mountain peaks reaching heights between 3,000 and 6,500 feet!

Snow and glaciers here make for some nicely contrasting landscape images, and the Northern Lights are often visible in autumn when clear skies and dark nights combine to allow for the otherworldly lights to present themselves.

We will make stops at various glaciers, glacier lagoons, black sand beaches, geothermal areas, lava fields, seascapes and several of Iceland’s 10,000 waterfalls while on our journey around this arctic island nation. In the evenings we’ll focus our attention on searching for the Aurora that we can compose along with beautiful landscapes.

This is a fantastic photography tour & workshop for landscape photographers who desire a great introduction to the diverse landscape Iceland has to offer – and in one of its most colorful seasons.

If Iceland hasn’t been on your radar – it should be!

The Best of Iceland: Autumn

12 Days / 10 Nights

Price: 
from $8295 double occupancy
+$895 single occupancy


Deposit: $2000

Fitness Level: 
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Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 10 nights lodging

Fly In/Out: 
Reykjavik, Iceland
For more information on this trip, please give us a call Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm Mountain Time: 928-478-1521.
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Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to walk a day-pack.

Group Size
We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide/instructor.

Accommodation
We will be staying in hotels with excellent reviews and credibility for the duration of the trip.

Meals
Most meals are included during the trip dates.

Weather

Autumn in Iceland can be cold. Expect cool days with cold mornings and nights. The weather can prove unpredictable and can change on a moments notice. Remember some of the best photographs are made before, during and immediately after a storm cycle. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices – please plan accordingly for winter weather! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.

Price Includes
Most meals, ground transportation, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, park entrance fees, and medically certified wilderness guides.

Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, souvenirs, one meal on your own, & trip leader gratuities.

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  • The Best of Iceland...Literally!
We’ll explore the famous Ring Road speckled in fall colors. We will make stops at various glaciers, glacier lagoons, black sand beaches, geothermal areas, lava fields, seascapes and several of Iceland’s 10,000 waterfalls, and in the evenings we’ll focus our attention on searching for the Aurora that we can compose along with beautiful landscapes.
  • Learn from a pro!
Get hands on 1:1 instruction from a professional photographer while shooting dramatic fall landscapes from one of the most geologically restless areas on earth.
  • Cutting Edge Photography Techniques
Expect to learn everything from basic camera settings for landscape photography to more advanced techniques when capturing the aurora.
  • Small Groups

We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

  • Awesome Meals & Lodging Included
Ask our past guests – one of the best parts about our trips is the food! 
  • The BEST Trip Leaders
Our Trip Leaders are photography pros who have been exploring, guiding & photographing for years – you won’t find better trip leaders or instructors anywhere else.
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  • A Great Expereince!

    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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928-478-1521
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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys - Copyright 2022
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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