Oct. 27 - Nov. 4, 2018

Photography Instructor:
Kirk Tuck
Kirk Tuck

Price:
$3,798.00 | Air from USA

(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.

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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip international airfare from the United States to Iceland.
  • All taxes and round-trip transfers to and from the hotel.
  • Private deluxe motor coach with experienced driver.
  • First-class hotel accommodations.
  • Breakfast daily, with some lunches & dinners.
  • Sightseeing and photography opportunities at the charming town of HAFNARFJÖRÐUR.
  • Enjoy a full day exploring the natural wonders of the Golden Circle. You will be surrounded by artistic inspiration as we visit the famous Strokkur Geyser, hot springs and the amazing Gullfoss Waterfall. We will also visit a local horse stable & greenhouse. A full day of photographic opportunities.
  • A trip to the Reykjavík Botanic Gardens, where we will have time to relax and explore this beautiful location.
  • Optional tour to the Reykjanes and Blue Lagoon.
  • Photography tour to hunt for the Aurora Borealis.
  • Professional tour guide the entire trip.
  • Extraordinary photography trip to an Icelandic horse farm.
  • Professional Craftours escort and staff to assist you before and during your photography expedition.
  • Commemorative Craftours lanyard & luggage tag.
  • Traveling and workshops with Professional Photographer, Kirk Tuck.


ICELAND HIGHLIGHTS:

Hafnarfjordur Hafnarfjörður play movie
Hafnarfjörður's name simply means 'harbour fjord' and refers to the excellent natural harbour, which has Iceland's longest history of continuous port trade - since the 1300s.

Hafnarfjörður is Iceland's third-largest town, with just over 26,000 residents. And yet that number is open to debate, since legend has it that some of Iceland's elves and hidden people live in Hafnarfjörður's lava cliffs and rocks, in peaceful coexistence with the town's human residents. In fact, it is possible to tour the elf lands, and those with second sight may even be lucky enough to spot one or two! Naturally the town also offers plenty of more conventional outdoor activities, from golf and swimming to horse riding. Museums and galleries turn the spotlight on history, music and visual arts.
Heidmork Heiðmörk
Heiðmörk was proclaimed a municipal conservation area of Reykjavík in 1950. It is about 6 miles (9.7 km) from the city of Reykjavík. Its name is derived from its namesake in Norway, Hedmark (Icelandic: Heiðmörk), an area with deep forests.

The total area of the conservation area is 3,200 hectares (7,900 acres). It is a popular recreational area in Iceland. Heiðmörk is where Reykjavík's water reservoirs and drinking water wells are located.
Golden Circle Golden Circle play movie
The Golden Circle is a popular tourist route in South Iceland, covering about 300 km looping from Reykjavík into central Iceland and back.

The primary stops on the route are the waterfall Gullfoss (meaning "golden falls"), and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geyser Strokkur, which erupts at a 5-10 minutes interval. Other stops include Hveragerði greenhouse village, and a local horse stable.
Bontanic Garden Reykjavík Bontanic Garden play movie
The gardens main role is to conserve plants for education, research and delight. It conserves some 5000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone. The Botanic garden is a peaceful place with a beautiful arboretum, ponds and birdlife.

In December, Christmas lights and decorations set the mood for a festive advent, ice-skate around a decorated Christmas tree on the skating rink, walk around the Botanic Garden, visit Ásmundarsafn, and stop by Café Flora for hot chocolate and roasted almonds, browse the Christmas gift shop and go for a nice swim in Laugardalslaug.



OPTIONAL TOUR:

Blue Lagoon Reykjanes & Blue Lagoon play movie
The Reykjanes peninsula has several high-temperature geothermal areas, three of which have been harnessed to generate electricity. Nowhere on earth is the junction in the earth's crust between the European and American tectonic plates as clearly visible as on the Reykjanes peninsula. The area is a veritable hotbed for recreational activities. The dramatic, rugged landscape features volcanic craters, caves, lava fields, geothermal waters and hot springs, in addition to a variety of restaurants, museums, churches, lighthouses and festivals.

Blue Lagoon
The geothermal water has a unique composition, featuring three active ingredients - Silica, Algae & Minerals.

The blue colour comes from the silica and the way it reflects sunlight. The geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals, before emerging at a soothing 38°C (100°F). Perfect for a relaxing and re-energising bathe.
(Cost of this optional tour is just $81 per person)




KIRK TUCK

Kirk Tuck works as a commercial and corporate photographer, and videographer for clients across the United States. His clients have included: Dell, Inc., IBM, Motorola, Time Warner Cable, Freescale Semiconductor, Ottobock Healthcare, Radian Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, Zach Theatre, numerous magazines, and a regional roster of law firms and healthcare clients. He is an instructor for online learning powerhouse, Craftsy.com, and nearly 300,000 people have taken one or more of his courses on that site.

Kirk is the author of five books about photographic lighting, as well as the business of photography. Kirk has traveled extensively. As a working photographer his assignments have taken him across the USA and to: Russia, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, France, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Jamaica, Italy, Greece, Germany, the United Kingdom, and stops in between.


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