This was a stormy session with big waves and an exciting dawn sky. The main challenge here was there was too much ice on the beach. These ice locations, such as the ice beach at Breiðamerkursandur near Jökulsarlon are so great for learning photography because each chunk of glacier ice presents composition challenges. Each chunk of ice teaches you a little more about light and composition, because it is never what you expect, so you have to make sense of it as it is at that moment. The trouble is that regular landscape seem a little too easy after a good session with ice.

Taken with the Magic Cloth Technique.

Technical

  • Canon 5D3
  • EF24mm f/1.4L II USM
  • f/8
  • 5 sec
  • iso400

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Icebeach

Multi-day tours

These are multi-day photo tours that include Jökulsarlon glacier ice beach. If conditions are good these tours can include sunrise photography on the diamond ice beach.

Five day Beautiful South

This photo tour combines the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsular , South coast & Jökulsarlon photo tours to give a complete South Iceland experience.

South Iceland Photo Tours

Our guided, multi-day photo tours of South Iceland will give you incredible photo opportunities. The South coast is rich with, glacier ice, towering waterfalls and black sand beaches.
Book online from $2,291 USD

FlyTour – Jökulsarlon

Spend a day or 2 in the Vatnjökull area of Iceland. This Iceland photo tour puts you right in the heart of Iceland’s stunning Glacier landscapes with one of our photo guides. These totally flexible photo tours can be booked on the fly and we can sometimes run with flexible dates to avoid a bad weather trip.

Winter photo workshops with Tony Prower

5 full photography days
  • South Coast & Vatnjökull region
  • Ice and Aurora photography
  • Regular dates from Oct – March
  • SiXPaXMaX
  • Prices from: $1850 USD
  • Single room supplement: $240 USD
  • Three day Jökulsarlon, Vestrahorn & South Coast

    Feel the powerful silence of Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon and explore the South Coast & Vesturhorn – one of our best Iceland Photo Tour for Auroras.

    Seven day Full Circle

    Iceland has a rich variety of landscapes and seascapes and this tour is designed to enhance that variety & capture Iceland’s full diversity in a week long tour around the country.
    Prices from $8,847 USD

    6 day Diamonds & Dragons

    This multi-day tour will take you around the best of South & West Iceland in six days. Touring from North West to South East with many top photo locations.
    Prices from $7,536USD

    Custom Photo Tour

    If you want something that is not listed or you want see Iceland at your own pace on a bespoke tour, our Custom Photo Tours go to all parts of Iceland.

    Glacier Ice Photography

    Here are some more pictures of ice in Iceland.

    Journey to the ice beach

    This Winter photo was taken on the ice beach at Jokulsarlon on a photo tour at Sunrise. The blue of the glacier ice works well against the black sand and glowing sky. Winter Sunrise occurs out to sea in South Iceland, so we are often greeted with a colourful back drop to the Glacier ice.