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With its unique and enchanting natural landscapes, Iceland presents a stunning canvas for landscape photographers. The Nordic island is characterized by its geologic diversity, with the intertwining of its opposing features contributing to its reputation as The Land of Fire and Ice. 

A photo tour in Iceland brings you to a winter escape with monumental glaciers carved with ice caves, breathtaking waterfalls, blue lagoons, and a soft transition into mystical forests, volcanoes, geothermal pools, and hot springs. To top it all off, the Icelandic night sky comes to life with the amazing Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. If you have a passion for landscape photography, then Iceland is one destination you don’t want to miss out on.   

Our Photo Tours in Iceland

Iceland Photo Tour

Iceland Photo Tour


Resting at the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland guarantees magical landscapes.

Feb 4 – 17, 2025

At Penda, we're all about creating incredible photographic opportunities.

Our photo tours and safaris will take you to the right place, at the right time, to get that epic shot. You'll be guided by a professional photographer, who will help you take your photography to the next level, and we keep our trips exclusive by traveling in small groups. Whether it's in Kenya's sprawling savannahs, Yellowstone's snowy interior, or the jungles of India, your journey will be filled with photography magic.

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Iceland FAQs

QUESTION:What is so special about Iceland?

Iceland is a truly extraordinary place to visit because of the sheer abundance of natural beauty that spans the entire country. With its magnificent waterfalls, surreal lagoons, colossal glaciers, and volcanoes, Iceland has a diverse array of landscapes that offers a perfect canvas for photography.  

QUESTION:When can you see the northern lights in Iceland?

In Iceland, you have the best chance to see the northern lights in the wintertime. This is the period, from September to April, when the nighttime darkness is at its longest, which allows for the Aurora Borealis to shine easily in the sky. 

QUESTION:When is the best time to visit Iceland?

May to June is a great time to visit Iceland for photography. In these months, daylight hours are the longest, which is often described as the Midnight Sun. This is the time to capture the extraordinary waterfalls of Iceland, as the Arctic country slowly seeps into a mystical spring. 

If you want the allure of a winter wonderland and to photograph the famous northern lights that appear in Iceland, the best time to visit would be in January.   

QUESTION:What does a Landscape photography workshop look like?

Our landscape photography tours provide a photography workshop with an expert photographer to help you craft amazing photos to add to your portfolio. You’ll receive insightful tips for landscape photography that cater to every level, learn about creative composition, hone your post-production skills, and much more!

QUESTION:What types of landscapes are best for photographing?

The best landscapes for photography depends on where your passion lies. If you’re interested in winter scenery, the best landscapes would be the snowy mountains and majestic glaciers in Iceland. If you’re more passionate about desert landscapes, then the iconic sand dunes in Namibia are the perfect choice for you. 

QUESTION:What to expect from a landscape photography tour?

Landscape photography is an incredible way to embark on outdoor adventures, witness stunning vistas, and refine your photography skills. Prepare to travel to picturesque landmarks of your destination, form bonds with fellow explorers on the tour, and forge connections with the local community for an unforgettable experience.

QUESTION:What are the challenges of landscape photography?

It’s important to understand the challenges you may come across with landscape photography. To get that perfect shot on your camera, there are many uncertainties that you might deal with, such as the climate, finding the best lighting for the right exposure, and choosing the right lens. However, there is no need to worry, as all of our tours have professional photographers to help you overcome these challenges to take that perfect photo!  

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