Iceland - the South Coast
with Colin Westgate & Tom Peck. 7-18 Mar (11 nights)
In early March, Iceland is still in the grip of winter and the conditions at this time of year will give us some exciting opportunities for some great photography. The snow will be covering much of the landscape and some of the waterfalls are still likely to be frozen. The winter light often has an extra special quality and there is also an excellent chance of seeing the Northern Lights - although this cannot of course be guaranteed. The itinerary is to initially travel east along the south coast to Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn – black beaches fronting truly awesome cliffs. We will visit fabulous Jokulsarlon, with its iceberg filled lagoon and black 'Diamond Beach', & we will spend three nights in this area. We then partially retrace our steps (taking further opportunities for photography that may not have been possible on the outward journey), before turning north west to Geysir and Gullfoss, where we spend one night. Then on to the Snaefellsnes peninsula as far as Grundafjordur and the distinctive Kirkjufell. We will be travelling in two comfortable 4wd vehicles to give us extra accessibility and safety in possibly extreme conditions and we will be accompanied by David West, who has lived in Iceland and has family there. He speaks the language fluently and his knowledge and vast experience of conditions in Iceland will enable us to make the most of our opportunities. This will be a very special trip - to avoid disappointment, book early!
Price £2950 (deposit £500) 5 places. Hotel or Guesthouse accommodation (B&B) and travel in Iceland included. Flights (normally approx.£200/£250) and evening meals are not included.Travel insurance essential. Price is based on sharing a twin room. If you require a single room, a supplement of £450 is payable. Bookings to Tom 07515 549485, or by post