This was the final day of the exhilarating 8 day Winter photo workshop with a lovely group of photographers from Ireland. The tour had been a riot, we had some severe weather some great light, some magical auroras and a solar eclipse. Due to the promise of no sunrise on the last day, we had some drinks and a chat about photo business marketing the evening before at the Hotel in Grundarfjorður. After loading our luggage we heading towards the obligatory Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall in the morning drizzle where we suffered a drenching and one poor chap saw his camera bag blow off the cliff into the waterfall below… loosing a $3000 Nikon. Subdued, we decided to head to the South side of the peninsular to see if conditions were any better there.

BudirMono

We were greeted with some lovely light and skies as soon as we rolled down from Frodoheiði. Here was the black church in all it’s glory with a choice of clear skies to the South and Cloud Clad Mountains to the North. I started with my 135mm prime and got some distance so that I could bring the mountains in larger in the background. I decided to go mono here because there was very little colour to start with and I think the mono conversion has really helped the textures in the wooden church.

BudirRight

With a wide 24mm I ducked into the church grounds and set up a high tripod to centralise the barrel distortion that is inevitable when you are up close and wide. Luckily for me, the sky behind is just perfect and provides a beautiful backdrop to a well lit church.

BudirShadow

On the shadow side of the church I saw the reflected colours in the windows and wanted to get close enough to make a feature of them. The closeness has given the steeple a real distortion.

Multi-day tours

These are multi-day photo tours that include Budir Black Church. If conditions are good the church can offer great arcitectural photography.

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.

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

Summer: Wonderful West

The magical lure of Iceland’s Westfjords is the steep mountain fjords packed with RAW nature and wildlife.

Snæfellsnes Peninsular Tours

The Snæfellsnes Peninsular hosts some of Iceland’s best coastlines, waterfalls, mountains and beaches. Visit this Wild, West Iceland peninsula with a private photo tour.

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.

Two day Golden Snæfellsnes

This 2 day Iceland Photo Tour with erupting geysers, waterfalls & sea cliffs & then stay in a fishing village waiting for auroras on the Snæfellsnes peninsular.
Prices from $2,291 USD

Landscape Photography

Here are some more landscape photos of Iceland.

Vesturhorn in Winter light

Vestrahorn is a beautiful mountain in South East Iceland at Stokksnes. It is a 15 minute drive from the fishing town of Höfn.