1 independent reviews for Iceland Highlands photography tour, waterfalls & canyons

Reviews for Iceland Highlands photography tour, waterfalls & canyons


review 15 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It was amazing expedition through central highlands of Iceland impossible to access for most of year. Landscape of infinite variety and tiny alpine plants to take your breath away. Vatnajokull glacier, largest in Europe, was simplyawesome as was Askja and Viti crater lake; fumaroles and geo-thermal Ogress Mountains. Great guides who not only were expert drivers, photographic tutors but cooked gorgeous meals in mountain huts in wilderness. Being Iceland residents Geraldine and Martin from WPH had intimate knowledge of this wild and beautiful landscape, which is not a barren as you might think. There are rich colours and extraordinary shapes and patterns everywhere. The sound of the great northern diver at Myvatn, a beautiful oasis, whilst viewing aurora (in August) was unforgettable. I loved every minute and have come back with images - we all did - that are gob-smacking.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Keep a smile on your face, be prepared for anything that nature throws at you, be young at heart whatever your age and just enjoy!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes in so many respects. This is a fragile, pristine environment. The f roads (very rough unmade roads) are the only way Icelanders can travel in the centre and are used by buses. No off roading - quite rightly. Humanity and nature working in harmony to preserve this astonishing, ever changing landscape.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Stunning and since, apart from flight from UK, absolutely all inclusive, the only extra being a fantastic flight in a Cessna over the glacier and surrounding landscape, was great value. We had superb mainly home cooked food - thank you Geraldine and Charlotte - in what is a very expensive country. If you are a photographer and want to be taken to the best that Iceland has to offer away from the tourist 'hot spots', I would go with Wild Photography Holidays. They are all experts, each with their own unique photo style and our group of 9 produced work that made a great slide show when we stayed in lovely accommodation at Myvatn. Mountain huts in middle of nowhere were just 3 nights. An experience that was all part of the fun but glad when creature comforts resumed.

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