Blue ice at Jokulsarlon’s crystal beach which looks like a good night Gracie, but actually it is a good morning Gracie. 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.

Glacier ice at Jokulsarlon

Witness more Ice and Auroras on a Photography Workshops with Tony Prower. We practice many landscape techniques for composing, focusing and exposing glacier ice. The most interesting approach is a long exposure technique called the Magic Cloth Technique. These 5 day workshops include 3 – 4 attempts to photograph the Sunrise at Jokulsarlon.

Although the ice beach can be included on a Jokulsarlon Day tour, we strongly advise a 2 or 3 days on a Long tour.


“Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.”
— Ambrose Bierce

Iceland Facts

Vatnajokull glacier in Southeast Iceland is the largest glacier in Europe.

Facts about glaciers

Glaciers are massive pieces of ice that ‘flow’ like slow rivers. They evolve over hundreds of years where snow compacts & turns into ice.

Photo tours that visit Ice Beach

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Winter photo workshops with Tony Prower

5 full photography days
  • South Coast & Vatnjökull region
  • Ice and Aurora photography
  • Regular dates from Oct – March
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  • Prices from: $1850 USD
  • Single room supplement: $240 USD
  • Glacier Ice Photography

    Here are some more pictures of ice in Iceland.

    Blue Anchor

    This colourful scene on the beach at Jökulsarlon is the result of careful observation. The waves moving around these big chunks were causing grooves in the black sand. With the right angle, the reflected sky colours enhanced the groove textures. This was reciprocal because the grooves enhanced the reflected colours. Magic Cloth Technique Canon 5D3 […]

    Deep Purple

    There is no smoke on the water but instead a pretty line and some nice reflected colours on the wet sand left by the ocean as she pounds the glacier ice chunks that rest on the black, volcanic sand. This was on a Winter workshop Feb 2016. On Flickr: Canon 5D3 Canon Ef 24mm f/1.4 […]

    Sweet as a nut

    This gem of ice on the smooth black sand of Breiðarmerkasandur was beautiful in the morning light. The window in the sky was prefect to be able to balance the composition in a very simple but effective way. Using the Magic Cloth, I was able to balance the exposure and take advantage of the wave […]

    Jokulsarlon Ripples

    In February the ice on the glacier lagoon at Jökulsarlon can be packed together tightly. The main reason is that over the Winter, the ice hasn’t melted and instead has built up on the glacier lagoon. When the ice on Jökulsarlon is fully loaded, the surface of the ice becomes sculpted by the strong winds. […]