North Iceland Tours

Plough through some serious Winter snow to get to some of Iceland’s most beautiful photo spots in the North. Or shooting the midnight sun in mid-Summer.Stay just a few minutes from Goðafoss waterfall and lake Mývatn, this is the tour to capture the brilliant Goðafoss waterfall with a whole load of ice and snow. Opportunities for Sunset, Sunrise and Northern lights (Winter only) at Goðafoss. In the Summer, the opportunity to shoot early sunrises on Goðafoss and Dettifoss is not to be missed (mid – Summer nights only).Geothermal pools and hot tubs warm us in the Northern Exposure.

Godafoss works well for both Summer and Winter photo shoots.


Catching a sunset or blue hour at Godafoss.  Auroras on Goðafoss in the evening will make your Iceland Trip worthwhile.  Day tours from Akureyri ours could include Dettifoss, Myvatn and low light at Námaskarð Hverir or visiting the volcanic landscape of Krafla. On a Self Drive there are also options to watch whales from Húsavik Photograph the Sunrise at Goðafoss if you plan carefully.

Note: access to Dettifoss is subject to road conditions.  The private tours are great for photographers who want to catch Goðafoss and Mývatn in a variety of light and weather conditions.  Book a local Super Jeep to get to remote waterfalls such as Aldeyjarfoss (Winter).

Do this as a fly tour!  Fly to Akureyri to save time and include more locations.

Seasons: Most attractions can be seen all year.  Daylight in Mid-Winter will be limited to 3-4 hours.

North Iceland Tours

Arctic Shots Photo Tours

Arctic shots run North Iceland tours for photographers.

Group Tours

These are reasonably priced tour that depart from Akureyri.  Spend a day on the Diamond Circle to see Godafoss waterfall, Dettifoss, Namaskard and mre!


Godafoss summer rainbow

A Rainbow over Godafoss waterfall on a Summer camping trip.

North Iceland Summer

In the Summer, the mountain roads open and allow access to many more great locations in North Iceland.  With a Jeep tour you could experience vast stony deserts with mountain tracks designed by Whiskey drinkers lead to Iceland’s wildest geothermal hot-spots. Don’t forget your bathing costume because there are opportunities to soak in Geothermal pools. Feel the Earth tremble next to Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Cast your material possessions into the waterfall of the Gods and experience the best Whale Watching in Iceland from fabulous Husavik (original home of the Penis Museum).

Locations and activities:

Some jeep tours might be able to visit the geothermal mountains of Kelingarfjöll and the hot-spring oasis of Hveravellir.  The rough mountain roads are heavy going, but in good condition it is totally worth it.

Self Drive or Private tours allow you to take your time to explore the best locations in the North. Visit Ancient geological wonders such as Asbyrgi and then take the mountain road to the East side of Dettifoss waterfall (which is nearly impossible in the Winter.

Iceland Summer oasisExperiencing sunsets and sunrises at these places can be hugely inspiring.  Camping trips can follow the best of the midnight sun and give you lots of flexibility.  If you are staying in Akureyri, you could do a series of day tours to capture all these unique and exciting locations in North Iceland.


Private Tours

These private tours depart from Akureyri.   They are good choice if you want to get t some lesser known places in North Iceland.

Námaskarð Hverir

The hot-springs of Námaskarð Hverir are close to Lake Myvatn and directly between Godafoss and Dettifoss.  This geothermal landscape has steaming fumaroles and boiling mud pits.  If you have a dramatic sky over the alien landscape of Námaskarð Hverir, then you can produce some extraordinary photographs.

Geothermal steam at Namafell Hverir

Long exposure of Geothermal steam at Namafell Hverir


Myvatn Lake

Lake Myvatn also offers some photography although, I could never see it.  There is a view of the whole lake from the Námafjall Mountain.  In good conditions, this can be worth stopping for.  From the Námafjall road you will also see the Nature Baths which offer a similar experience to the Blue Lagoon, but at a fraction of the cost.


Around Iceland

This is a collection of Multi-day tours that go all the way round Iceland. Most of these tour will follow the ring road and will always include Godofoss waterfall, Myvatn and Námaskarð Hverir.