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 Iceland
Group Leader – Roger Devore
July 12-21, 2017
10 Participants

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Additional images courtesy of Daniel Bergmann.

                            
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Don’t let the name fool you, the old saying is that Iceland and Greenland got their names confused.  It certainly seems to be true from the photo opportunities.  Iceland is the land of geysers and hot springs, glaciers and icebergs, occasional volcanoes, waterfalls, and amazing bird locations. Each stop offers new, exciting photo adventures. This land offers landscape and bird opportunities not available anywhere else in the world. Iceland continues to be an important part of most photographer’s “bucket list”. Join us on this amazing adventure.

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Iceland is an island located west of the European continent and sits at the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian  continental plates. The plates are slowly moving apart, which means that the country is slowly, by just a few centimeters each year, growing wider. The rift runs diagonally from the southeast corner of the country to northwest and makes Iceland a hot bed of interesting, if not weird, geological activity. You can find geysers that shoot water into the sky,  geothermal hot springs that provide electricity for the country and heat Iceland’s many public pools, and volcanoes that can erupt and form underground caves, black sand beaches, and even entire islands.

                                          
                                                                                      

Our trip has been planned by our Iceland outfitter to meet our specific guidelines, We will photograph the best of both the birds  and the unique scenery and landscapes of this marvelous country. Our guide for the trip will be Chris Lund. one of Iceland’s finest photographers,  Here is an estimate of our itinerary:

Day 1. July 12: Arrive in Iceland and overnight at KEA Skuggi hotel in downtown Reykjavik. No meals included this day. Otherwise B, L and D included all but the last day (which just has B & L).
Day 2. July 13: Drive to Snaefellsnes peninsula and overnight in Stykkisholmur. Photograph on the northern side of the peninsula, including the Mt. Krikjufell.
Day 3. July 14: Get the 9 am ferry from Stykkisholmur to Brjanslaekur and drive to the Breidavik guesthouse where we spend 2 nights. The Puffins and other seabirds at the Latrabjarg cliff will be the main attraction.
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Day 4. July 15: An additional day at Latrabjarg
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Day 5. July 16: Get the ferry back across the bay and go to the southern part of Snaefellsnes. Photograph inside the national part and outside its borders at Arnarstapi. Overnight at Hotel Hellnar.
Day 6. July 17: Drive to the south coast and photograph Red-throated Loons and other moorland birds at the Floi bird reserve. Overnight at Hotel Selfoss.
Day 7. July 18: Continue travelling east to the Vatnajokull (Jokulsarlon) glacier area. Photograph the lagoon and iceberg beach and the rich birdlife in the area, such as Arctic Tern, Great Skua and Parasitic Jaeger. Stay at the Smyrlabjorg hotel for 2 nights.
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Day 8. July 19: An additional day among the incredible glacier landscape of Vatnajokull. Possibly visit Stokksnes peninsula and Fjallsarlon lagoon.
Day 9. July 20: Drive back west with photography stops along the way (such as Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls) and overnight  at the Park Inn Radisson in Keflavik, near the airport. The hotel has an airport shuttle and schedule flights home for July 21.

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Day 10. July 21: Fly home.

Costs

$4950 for shared accommodations. Single supplement is an additional $750. We will do our best to find you a roommate if that is your choice.  What is included is  is all meals (B,L, & D except B&L only the last day, and no meals on Day 1), transportation, lodging, ferry cost, and guide fees. What is not included is the flight to Iceland, snacks, & alcoholic beverages.

A $750 deposit is required at registration to hold your spot.  Due to room requirements, the balance will be due on April 01 2017.  Final payment will be by check or additional credit card fees will apply. Cancellations after April 01, 2017 will result in loss of fees unless we can replace you. Trip insurance is highly recommended.

 The airport is Keflavik in Reykjavik.

Hiking for the trip is easy and individuals can walk around as their ability allows.

Pricing is based on a minimum of 8 participants for the trip.  If less register, you will be giving the option of going at a higher price or receiving a total refund. Interest in this trip seems to be great and we recommend early registration.

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