Svartifoss Square

Svartifoss Square
Svartifoss Waterfall, Iceland

Svartifoss Square

Svartifoss Waterfall

Svartifoss waterfall s the highlight of the Skaftafell National Park in South East Iceland. This was a wet September day long before they constructed viewing platforms and bridges at the Svartifoss waterfall. We were able to get up on the West bank among the fallen basalt columns – there’s a clue to the safety of this beautiful spot.

Intimate composition

Some textures are worth getting extremely close (what I call intimate foreground). The rewards are clear when you get onto a piece of wet basalt with a mini Icelandic forest growing it’s head.

Waterfall Photography

With Svartifoss, it is the only waterfall I don’t mind chopping off the top. Sometimes I include it, but there is so much detail in the surrounding basalt columns, that you can eliminate all sky – this helps your exposure.

Waterfall waterfall, why do you challenge me so?
You put up a rainbow mask and hide your pots of gold.
With a deafening roar you challenge my senses so
Your relentless cascade falling since times of old.

Multi-day Tours

These photo tours may include Svartifoss. In the Winter the route to the falls can be challenging and even closed if too dangerous.

Seven day Full Circle

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

South Coast Tours

South Coast Tours

Our South coast photo tour is a popular adventure for photographers. Iceland’s most diverse and exciting features make the South Coast Tour a high quality day out.

FlyTour – Jökulsarlon

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.

Snaefellsnes tour

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