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Private Photography Tour on Snaefellsnes Peninsula with Transfer from Reykjavik or Selfoss

Sea stacks off the snaefellesnes peninsula
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Reykjavík, Iceland
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English, Icelandic
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A private photography day tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula is a great way to explore the area in a small group. You will be travelling with a landscape photographer who will guide and assist you with your camera settings and compositions. Your guide will provide many helpful tips on improving your photography.

Some people have called Snæfellsnes “Iceland in miniature” as it has most of the aspects that Iceland is famous for. These include beautiful mountains, rugged coastlines, sea stacks, volcanic craters, waterfalls, lakes, lava fields and a glacier.

Your guide will take you in an anti-clockwise direction around the peninsula. A lot of the landscapes you will visit are lesser-known, hidden gems in Iceland. Visit these alongside the well-known sites on Snaefellsnes, and this is the ultimate photo tour of the area. As this is a private tour, you can also shape your itinerary by speaking directly with your guide.

The Snæfellsjökull National Park is at the end of the peninsula with the beautiful Snæfellsjökull glacier towering above. On a clear day, you can see the glacier across the bay from Reykjavik.

The black church at Búðir has become an iconic spot in Iceland. There are plenty of great opportunities to capture the fabulous contrast that the black colour gives against the startling environment behind it.

The village of Arnarstapi is one of the most quaint locations in the area, with its small harbour and rugged coastline with sea stacks and arches. The small fishing village also has impressive views of the top of Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Driving further past Arnarstapi, you will soon come to a deserted farm building called Dagverðará. It stands on the edge of a field with a small creek running next to it, making it a superb location for practising your minimalistic photo compositions.

Next stop is the Lóndrangar sea stacks, best viewed from a hill on the coast called Svalþúfa. Djúpalón is another spectacular beach with strange rock formations, sea stacks and millions of pebbles on the shore instead of sand.

Öndverðarnes is the westernmost point of Snæfellsnes. Svörtuloft is a nearby lighthouse on the edge of the cliff where the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash against the cliffs. A natural arch and a stack can be seen in front of the lighthouse. Again, these are incredible positions for photographer lovers to practice a variety of different shots.

Driving on to the north side of Snæfellsnes, you go past a couple of fishing villages and see the Svöðufoss waterfall on the right.

The mountain Kirkjufell with the waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss is next on the itinerary. It is probably the most photographed mountain in Iceland and makes a perfect final stop on this photo tour.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to capture the beautiful natural landscapes on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

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Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Selfoss or Reykjavik
Photography assistance and guidance
Transport in a comfortable 4x4 truck
Crampons are supplied in winter if needed for safety reasons



What to bring

Clothing which is weather appropriate
Good hiking boots
Your camera
A tripod if you have one

Good to know

This tour is weather-dependent. If the conditions are bad or if main roads get closed due to a storm, your guide will cancel or reschedule the tour.

The drive from Reykjavik to Arnarstapi is around 2.5 hours.

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Pall Jokull Petursson

Pall Jokull Petursson

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The owner of Landscape Photography Iceland, a seasoned landscape photographer and workshop leader.

The owner of Landscape Photography Iceland, a seasoned landscape photographer and workshop leader.

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