The PhotoPills Expedition to Iceland is Sold Out (Join the Waiting List)

By Rafael Pons

The PhotoPills Expedition to Iceland (North) is SOLD OUT!


All 12 spots are already gone!

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We’re going to Iceland (North)...

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Around the New Moon...

From March 9th to March 15th 2024, Clément Coudeyre (PhotoPills Master) and myself (Rafael Pons, PhotoPills Team) will be traveling across the wild north of Iceland to photograph the Aurora Borealis and the magical winter’s Golden Light along with some of the treasures hidden in this north Atlantic paradise...

Right around the March equinox, and right when the Sun is in the period of solar maximum, which means we will be more likely to see and photograph the dancing green lights of the Aurora!

Of course...

We’ll be taking photos all day long...

In March, the total Golden Hour time exceeds the 3 hours per day in Iceland!


Can you imagine it?

To photograph the Aurora Borealis and the long lasting winter Golden Light with infinite waterfalls, deep volcanos, large lava fields, lonely wild beaches, isolated fjords, strange rock formations, sturdy horses and spectacular natural arches...

We’re dreaming about it!

To achieve it, we’ll use the planning power of PhotoPills and the expert knowledge of Clément Coudeyre and myself to always be at the right place at the right time.

Top secret: we have quite a few legendary photos planned already...

Are you in?

The Deal (only 12 spots)

Since you subscribed to the Priority Access list...

We're offering you a €500 discount on the regular price!

All you have to do is to book 1 of the 12 spots available before Sunday October 8th.

Read carefully all the details of this unique adventure.

And when you’re ready, click here to book your spot.

Please, book as soon as possible. The seats are sold on a first come, first served basis.

The Adventure

12 PhotoPillers | 2 PhotoPills Masters | Iceland | Endless legendary photos

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Warning! This is not a honeymoon...

We’re recruiting 12 brave PhotoPillers (PhotoPills and photography nerds) to join us on a 7-day expedition to photograph the Aurora Borealis and the magical winter’s Golden Light along with some of the most precious treasures hidden in the wild north of Iceland.

It’s winter and it’s going to be cold!

The average temperature is between 3ºC (38ºF) and -2ºC (28ºF). The landscape will be covered in a white blanket of snow, creating a dramatic winter scenery.


The Sun has entered the period of solar maximum, which means we will be more likely to see and photograph the dancing green lights of the Aurora!

And the golden hour lasts for more than 3 hours per day.


This is a non-stop adventure to chase legendary photos and you are a key asset!

We have planned tons of photos, and we’ll travel many kilometers to capture them...

But we also want to maximize our flexibility in terms of itinerary and schedule in order to take advantage of all the opportunities that the changing weather will surely put in our way.

If we see something interesting happening in the sky, we’ll pick the best location possible, stop and take advantage of the occasion.

When we are hungry, we’ll stop and eat. When we are tired, we’ll stop and rest...

You are about to embark on a PhotoPills’ style journey. And it’s not going to be a honeymoon precisely... :P

You’ll be a true photographer!

Are you in?

Day 1. Saturday, March 9th - Welcome to Iceland

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It’s Saturday morning...

And you land at Keflavík International Airport located 50 km (30 mi) southwest of Reykjavík, where it all begins.

Located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói bay, Reykjavík has a population of around 132,000, which is more than half of Iceland’s total population (233,000).

There are lots of fascinating facts about the capital of Iceland.

Just to mention 2...

Reykjavík literally translates into “Smoky Bay”, a name inspired by the steam rising from the hot springs in the area.

Also, believe it or not, UNESCO designated Reykjavík as a City of Literature in 2011 because 1 out of every 10 Icelanders will write a book (at least once in their lifetime), becoming the people publishing more books per capita in the world.

Oh! And Reykjavík hides lots of photo opportunities.

3:00 pm

After a 50-minute ride on the Airport Fly Bus (taking a taxi is another good option), you get to our comfortable hotel in Reykjavík, Fosshotel Reykjavík, located right at the heart of the city, just 200 m from Laugavegur, one of the main commercial streets.

Check in and a bit of down time...

It’s always good to relax a bit before the true action begins.

4:00 pm

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It’s time to meet Clément and me, and the rest of the PhotoPillers on the expedition.

The plan is to go explore the beautiful city center and photograph a few iconic buildings and monuments before dinner. Buildings like the spectacular lutheran church of Hallgrímskirkja (74.5 m or 244 ft), the Harpa Concert Hall, and the sculpture of the Sun Voyager (Sólfarið).

Golden hour begins at 6:06 pm, Sunset is at 7:12 pm, golden hour ends at 7:41 pm and blue hour ends at 7:59 pm.

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8:00 pm

We’ve booked a tasty restaurant we love for our first dinner together.

A place where you can have a taste of the local cuisine if you wish (lamb, fish, fermented shark...).

Do you dare?

10:00 pm

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Nighttime begins at 9:55 pm.

What comes next will depend on the Aurora Borealis of course.

If the Aurora is dancing in Reykjavík, we’ll choose a great spot to photograph it!

Otherwise, we’ll make the wise choice to go to bed and rest... Because the adventure that’s about to begin will require all our energy and the best of our creativity.

12:00 am

Bed time!

Tomorrow we’re going north.

Photographic pills:

  • Street photography in Reykjavík.
  • Sunset and golden hour with Hallgrímskirkja, Sun Voyager and Harpa Concert Hall.
  • Aurora borealis in Reykjavík.

Day 2. Sunday, March 10th - The Wonders of Snæfellsnes

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7:30 am

Wake up!

I hope you had a good sleep, because today we have a long long day exploring the wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

8:00 am

Great breakfast at the Fosshotel Reykjavík and on the road.

In this adventure we’ll be traveling in a comfortable winter modified 17-seater vehicle with all we need to explore the wilderness of north Iceland.

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After a 2-hour drive, we get to our first two shooting spots, the waterfalls of Barnafossar and Hraunfossar (“Lava Falls” in English).

Streaming out of the Hallmundarhraun lava field, this group of beautiful waterfalls pour into the Hvítá river. This water stream begins at Hvítárvatn glacier lake on Langjökull glacier in the Highlands.

We’ll enjoy 1.5 h here taking long exposures of the cold falling water.

1:00 pm

On our way to Snæfellsnes we’ll stop for lunch in one of the small settlements that crosses our way.

3:30 pm

Quick stop to grab a photo of the small Waterfall at Vatnaleid, formally known as Selvallafoss or the “Sheep’s Waterfall”.

It’s truly a beauty and a hidden gem.

5:00 pm

Check in at our hotel in the small town of Stykkishólmur: Hotel Stykkishólmur.

The hotel is placed in a strategic location. It gives us quick access to the abrupt cliffs and beautiful rock formations in the area, and to one of the most emblematic views of Iceland: Kirkjufell and the Kirkjufellfoss waterfall.

Siesta time (nap time)!

Sleep as much as you can. Today, if we’re lucky with the Aurora, we’ll take photos until late.

6:30 pm

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It’s just a 35-minute drive to the iconic Kirkjufell (“Church Mountain”) and Kirkjufellfoss, a beautiful waterfall located at the feet of the peak.

The view is stunning.

The running water falls down the rocks creating a beautiful waterfall as the Sun is setting in the west and we’re entering the golden hour. At the back, the majestic peak of Kirkjufell (463 m or 1,519 ft) poses for us covered in snow.

We’ll photograph the Kirkjufell and its waterfall until well after the Sunset.

But before you choose your shooting spot, check where the Sun will be exactly setting with PhotoPills:

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Golden hour begins at 6:12 pm, Sunset is at 7:19 pm, golden hour ends at 7:49 pm and blue hour ends at 8:08 pm.

8:45 pm

We’ll enjoy a well deserved dinner in Stykkishólmur.

10:00 pm

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The Moon (0.3%) will be below the horizon...

Kirkjufell is one of the best locations in Iceland to photograph the auroras (and there are many!).

So if clouds cooperate and the Aurora is active, there we’ll be, at the right shooting spot, photographing the dancing show.

And if there are no clouds and no Aurora, then we’ll photograph the pointy rock formation under the Milky Way.

To be more precise, at 10:40 pm the Milky Way will appear behold Kirkjufell forming a beautiful diagonal in the sky.

Another cool option is to take a circumpolar image. The Polaris will be right above our main subject and the stars will appear to rotate around it.

And if clouds don’t cooperate, we’ll go back to the hotel and rest.

12:00 am

Our main focus will be on capturing the breathtaking northern lights, aiming to capture as much magic as possible during our journey.

If we're fortunate enough to be out photographing the Aurora and it takes us into the late hours, we'll take a little extra sleep the next morning, skip Sunrise and kickstart our day a bit later, while still making the most of the enchanting golden hour lighting for our photos.

On the other hand, if the conditions make us skip the nighttime photography session, we'll rise and shine early to catch the Sunrise. Whichever path we take, you can count on us to seize every photo opportunity and be right where the magic happens!

It’s been a long long day of photography. And many more will follow.

Sleep well!

Photographic pills:

  • Hraunfossar waterfall.
  • Barnafossar waterfall.
  • Waterfall at Vatnaleid.
  • Golden hour and Sunset at Kirkjufell and the Kirkjufellfoss waterfall.
  • Aurora, Milky Way and Star Trails at Kirkjufell and the Kirkjufellfoss waterfall.

Day 3. Monday, March 11th - The Arch & Its Secrets

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7:00 am

The Sun is about to rise in the east and we’re back to Kirkjufell, waiting for the light to arrive. Because when the right time comes, we expect the majestic mountain to be painted in golden light.

23 minutes after sunrise, and still in golden hour, the Moon (1.6%) will rise in the east. But it won’t be until a bit later that we’ll see it appear above the mountains.

Blue hour begins at 7:16 am, golden hour begins at 7:35 am, Sunrise is at 8:04 am, Moonrise (1.6%) is at 8:27 am and golden hour ends at 9:11 am.

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9:30 am

Breakfast at Hotel Stykkishólmur.

10:30 am

Expedition briefing and PhotoPills class with Clément and myself. Get ready to learn lots of tips that will help you master PhotoPills once and for all :)

1:00 pm

Lunch in Stykkishólmur.

3:00 pm

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Búðir is a small hamlet in the city of Snæfellsbær, in the westernmost tip of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. During its glorious old times, it was the hub-port for fishing vessels and commercial ships.

The surrounding landscapes and lava fields are just beautiful.

Not far, we find the volcanic crater Búðaklettur (88 m or 288 ft), responsible for the vast lava field of Búðahraun.

And there, right in the middle of the lava field, is the famous wooden black church of Búðakirkja.

What else?!

4:15 pm

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In the afternoon, we’ll explore and photograph the Gatklettur area and its hidden treasures.

Gatklettur (“Hellnar arch”) is a spectacular natural arch. It makes a great subject for our long seascape exposures. Its dark color, curious shape and patterns will surely captivate us.

If we turn our heads, we’ll find Mount Stapafell, an incredible triangle-shaped volcanic mountain. This is going to be our second subject of the day.

And many more will follow as we walk along the coastline. Lots of secret shooting spots await to be discovered (including a very isolated cool house).

5:30 pm

Dinner in the village of Arnarstapi.

6:45 pm

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Lóndrangar is our chosen destination for Sunset (7:25 pm).

Elves are rumored to live in the area, so walk quietly across the mossy lava fields.

The basalt cliffs of Lóndragnar are a true geological wonder of the Snæfellnes peninsula. Two stunning pillars still stand fighting the ocean hits. One is 75-meter tall (246 ft), the other one is 61-meter tall (200 ft). They are popularly known as the “Rocky Castle”.

We have our subject and the evening golden light. Now it’s time to shoot!

Golden hour begins at 6:18 pm, Sunset is at 7:25 pm, golden hour ends at 7:54 pm and blue hour ends at 8:13 pm.

8:30 pm

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Based on weather conditions we’ll choose our location. It could be Kirkjufell or it could be any other cool location nearby.

If there is a clearing in the clouds, we’ll go where it is to photograph the Aurora (if it’s active) or the stars.

Otherwise, we’ll go to bed and save our energy for Sunrise.

12:00 am

Time to go to bed...

Photographic pills:

  • Golden hour and Sunset at Kirkjufell and the Kirkjufellfoss waterfall.
  • Wooden black church of Búðakirkja
  • The arch of Gatklettur and surrounding cliffs.
  • Mount Stapafell.
  • Rock formations and sea stacks along the coastline in the Gatklettur area.
  • Golden hour and Sunset at Lóndrangar.
  • Aurora, Milky Way and Star Trails at Kirkjufell and the Kirkjufellfoss waterfall (or another location).

Day 4. Tuesday, March 12th - The Dragon & The Gods

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6:15 am

Early check out and grab breakfast to go.

Today we continue our journey north... Into more remote areas.

It’s going to be a long long day of driving with many stops to take photos in amazing places.

There is a good reason for the long drive. We want to stay in an area where a big surprise awaits us for the Secret Day that’s coming.

7:15 am

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Before our journey north, we’ll photograph Sunrise in Arnarstapi.

Arnarstapi is characterized by its rugged coastline, which is adorned with cliffs, caves, and unique rock formations. The coastline offers several viewpoints where you can observe the dramatic interplay between the land and sea.

The region is rich in birdlife, including kittiwakes and fulmars. Basalt columns and arches (Gatklettur) are also noteworthy geological features here, often compared to natural sculptures carved by the elements.

The Sun rises in the perfect direction to have the best light on our subjects.

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Ah! And don’t forget the Moon (5.7%). It will rise aligned with a few cool sea stacks. If you choose your shooting spot wisely, you can even get a Moon size of 2 m (5.56 ft), which is big enough to play nicely with the rock formations... Maybe a pano is a great option too :)

Blue hour begins at 7:14 am, golden hour begins at 7:33 am, Sunrise is at 8:02 am, Moonrise (5.7%) is at 8:16 am and golden hour ends at 9:08 am.

1:00 pm

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It takes 4 h to get to Hvítserkur, a 15 m (49 ft) tall basalt stack that resembles a dragon drinking water from the sea.

Fulmars, gulls and lots of other birds live here. Hvítserkur (“Long White Shirt”) takes its name from the color of the guano deposited on this peculiar rock formation.

We’ll spend a couple of hours photographing this impressive highlight (lunch on the go).

4:00 pm

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We arrive at Kolufoss, a not very well known but spectacular waterfall.

Kolufoss is hidden in the Kolugljúfur Canyon which is 60m (196 ft) wide, 40m (132 ft) deep and over 1 km (3,280 ft) long.

It’s said that Kola, a giantess, lived in the canyon. We’ll try to find evidence of that... ;)

This is a great spot to take a few cool long exposures.

7:30 pm

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After another 2.5-hour drive (dinner on the go), we get to Goðafoss right after Sunset to photograph the last part of the golden hour. But no worries, we’ll be back here to photograph Sunset on day 6.

Goðafoss, often referred to as the "Waterfall of the Gods", is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. Located in the northeastern part of the country, the waterfall is situated on the Skjálfandafljót River and is easily accessible via the Ring Road.

The waterfall spans approximately 30 m (98 ft) in width and has a drop of about 12 m (39 ft).

Goðafoss holds a special place in Icelandic history and folklore. According to legend, in the year 1000 AD, when the lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland, he symbolically threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall, hence the name "Waterfall of the Gods".

The waterfall consists of several cascading arcs, forming a semi-circular shape. The basalt rock formations around the falls contribute to its distinctive appearance. The water from the Skjálfandafljót River crashes down into a relatively shallow pool, creating misty conditions that often result in rainbows on sunny days.

Goðafoss can be viewed from both sides, each offering different compositional possibilities. The eastern bank is slightly elevated, providing a top-down view, while the western side allows for more level compositions.

Golden hour begins at 5:53 pm, Sunset is at 7:02 pm, golden hour ends at 7:33 pm and blue hour ends at 7:52 pm.

10:00 pm

Check in at Hotel KEA in Akureyri.

Akureyri is Iceland's second-largest city, often referred to as the "Capital of the North".

Located at the head of Eyjafjörður, Iceland's longest fjord, the city serves as a significant cultural, commercial, and educational center for the northern regions of the country. With a population of around 18,000-20,000, Akureyri maintains a small-town charm while offering many of the amenities and attractions you'd expect in a much larger city.

11:00 pm

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In case we’re lucky and the northern lights are active and the sky is clear, we’ll go back to Goðafoss to photograph them.

Can you imagine it? The Waterfall of the Gods and the green and red Aurora above it... :O

1:00 am

Bed time!

Photographic pills:

  • Golden hour and Sunrise in Arnarstapi area (if there’s no Aurora the night before).
  • Rock formation of Hvítserkur.
  • Kolugljúfur Canyon and Kolufoss waterfall.
  • Last part of the golden hour at Goðafoss waterfall.
  • Aurora, Milky Way and Star Trails at Goðafoss waterfall.

Day 5. Wednesday, March 13th - The Secret

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I’ve been giving you lots of details of this amazing expedition to Iceland.

Maybe far too many...

But on March 13th we’ll do something very special...

What will that be?

Well, you'll have to be there, with us, to figure it out :P

Day 6. Thursday, March 14th - Fire and Ice

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6:45 am

Located in Vatnajökull National Park, with its 100 m (330 ft) wide and 44 m (144 ft) fall, Dettifoss is said to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe.

It’s known for its impressive volume of water and the thundering sound it creates as it falls over the edge of a cliff.

And we’ll be there, photographing the rushing water falling in Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon as the Sun goes up.

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2.5 km downstream, we find Hafragilsfoss. The stream of water is about 90 m (295 ft) wide and 30 m (98 ft) tall. The waterfall is surrounded by cliffs making a stunning view.

It’s a good idea to photograph Hafragilsfoss first during golden hour and then walk to Detiffoss for Sunrise.

Also the Moon (20%) can play an important role in our compositions during the golden hour.

Blue hour begins at 6:36 am, golden hour begins at 6:56 am, Moonrise (20%) is at 7:02 am, Sunrise is at 7:27 am and golden hour ends at 8:34 am.

9:30 am

Copious breakfast at Fosshótel Mývatn.

10:30 am

Editing class with Clément. The goal is to learn how to edit the winter photos (and the Aurora) we’re getting in this expedition.

1:15 pm

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Hverir is one of the most alien-looking places in Iceland.

It’s a geothermal area at the foot of the Namafjall volcanic mountain belonging to the Krafla volcano fissure zone.

The area is characterized by a strong sulfur smell, and the ground is colored by the mineral deposits from the hot springs.

Here we’ll find steam vents, large mud pools, fumaroles and a beautiful orange landscape.

Its colors, its pools and its shapes make it a fantastic place to photograph during the day and the golden hour.

2:30 pm

Lunch at Vogafjós restaurant, located in a farm, inside a cowshed.

They offer local food. While enjoying your meal, you can watch the cows being milked or experience the great view of lake Mývatn.

3:45 pm

Mývatn is a lake of almost 9.5 km (6 mi) long and 6.5 km (4 mi) wide. It was formed 2,300 years ago by a lava eruption. This is the reason it’s surrounded by volcanic landforms, lava pillars and bridges.

The lake is home to many bird species. One of the most popular birds is the harlequin duck, also known as the white-eyed diver due the white marks on its face and body.

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In the area we find Dimmuborgir, also known as the “Black Fortress”, a spectacular lava field packed with dramatic pillars and strange landforms. This place is so unique that many scenes of Game of Thrones were filmed here.

Next to Dimmuborgir, there is another spectacular location. Hverfjall is a volcano whose beautifully shaped crater is 1 km (3,280 ft) wide and 140 m (460 ft) deep. All I can say is... Welcome to Iceland.

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5:15 pm

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This time we won’t miss Sunset at Goðafoss. I promise!

The Sun sets behind the waterfall creating an orange burst in the sky. Suddenly we’re all painted in red. It’s the golden hour knocking on the door.

Golden hour begins at 6:00 pm, Sunset is at 7:08 pm, golden hour ends at 7:39 pm and blue hour ends at 7:59 pm.

8:30 pm

Dinner at a local restaurant.

10:00 pm

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We gotta get it!

This is our second try to get the Aurora above Goðafoss waterfall.

The Moon (28%) will be above the horizon. It will be our friend tonight. You can either capture it above the falling water or wait a bit, to have it on the side, helping us illuminate the Waterfall of the Gods.

1:00 am

Bed time!

Today we’ve photographed completely different landscapes: lakes, volcanos, waterfalls and boiling mud pools in places that feel like Mars.

We deserve a good sleep!

Photographic pills:

  • Golden hour, Sunrise at Dettifoss waterfall (east).
  • Golden hour at Hafragilsfoss waterfall.
  • Lake Mývatn.
  • Dimmuborgir.
  • Hverfjall volcano.
  • Golden hour at the geothermal area of Hverir.
  • Aurora, Milky Way, Star Trails and the Moon at Goðafoss.

Day 7. Friday, March 15th - The Farewell

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7:00 am

Do you have energy for one last Sunrise in Iceland (breakfast to go)?

Yes, of course. You’re PhotoPillers after all... We never miss a good shot! :P

The Sun rises in Goðafoss. Despite the fact that we've been photographing this magical waterfall several times this week, it always looks different.

And as always, we’ll be there at the planned shooting spot, patiently awaiting for the action to begin.

Moonrise (30%) is at 6:07 am, blue hour begins at 6:37 am, golden hour begins at 6:57 am, Sunrise is at 7:28 am and golden hour ends at 8:35 am.

9:00 am

We’re heading back to Reykjavík. It’s a long 6-hour drive to the capital.

So relax, sleep, and enjoy the icelandic landscapes for one last time.

5:00 pm

We’ll drop you off at your desired hotel or at the flybus station if you’re going to the airport.

Until next time, farewell!

Book now and save €500 (only 12 spots)

To book your spot to join the expedition to Iceland at a reduced price of €5,200 (the official price is €5,700), a €1,000 deposit is required by Sunday October 8th.

Payment in full is required by December 17th, 2023.

Please, finalize your booking as soon as possible. The seats are sold on a first come, first served basis.


What’s included in the price
  • PhotoPills Welcome pack.
  • A 7-day expedition photographing Iceland’s most iconic features along with the Aurora Borealis and the Winter’s Golden Light.
  • 7 days of learning, fun and adventure with Clément Coudeyre (PhotoPills Master), Rafael Pons (PhotoPills Team) and the funniest geek community – the PhotoPillers.
  • Full immersion in the PhotoPills method (Imagine.Plan.Shoot!).
  • 6 nights of lodging, sharing a double room with another PhotoPiller (Optional €750 single room supplement upon availability).
  • All breakfasts.
  • All activities on the Secret day.
  • Ground transportation during the expedition.
  • All transfers.
What’s not included
  • Flights/transport to Reykjavík, Iceland.
  • Airport Flybus or taxi.
  • Medical and travel insurance coverage (strongly recommended).
  • Lunch & dinner.
  • Snacks, alcohol and beverages.
  • Visa.
  • Anything not mentioned in the “included” list.

Do you want an example of how huge this will be?

This is a glimpse to what happened in the 2016 PhotoPills Expedition to Iceland. We had so many adventures and so much fun... We can’t wait to go back in 2024!

But you don’t have to take our word for granted. Here’s what some PhotoPillers say about the PhotoPills adventures:

“I went to Iceland expecting to have the opportunity to photograph the marvelous landscape and master nightscapes. What I encountered was so much more – 14 kindred souls from across the globe who share a passion for photography. Together we expanded our creative boundaries, learned from one another and had an insane amount of fun in the process. I am confident that everyone came away from the experience a better photographer.”

“From the very moment the guys from PhotoPills announced the expedition to Iceland... I didn’t think it twice! I was using PhotoPills but not at its full capacity, so I had no better chance to learn from the creators of this amazing app. The experience was even more amazing than anything I could have imagined. In Iceland, I discovered a bunch of folks as crazy about photography as I am. I had a blast!

Photography is a continuous learning process, you always find something new that motivates you to improve. And this adventure made me improve more than I could imagine.”

"The PhotoPills guys know how to create a fantastic experience. They bring an infectiously fun energy and are always willing to drop some handy photography knowledge on you that you will take with you. You take their trip and you'll for sure have a good time, get some amazing pics and leave a better photographer."

“During my experience in Iceland I lived wonderful moments and had surprises that were beyond the expected. It completely exceeded my initial expectations! Sharing knowledge, experiences and ways of working and living photography with such a great group has been one of the most enriching life experiences I have ever had.

Who he said that learning and knowledge sharing can not be wonderfully fun?”

“I can't say enough about what a fantastic time I had during the PhotoPills Iceland photo tour! The guys from PhotoPills and Donal Boyd were so knowledgeable, accommodating, and especially lots of fun. Never a dull moment – nonstop action and shooting of amazing landscapes for 10 days. I came away with enough images and memories to last a lifetime!”


What’s the temperature in Iceland in March?

It’s winter and it’s going to be cold.

The average temperature is between 3ºC (38ºF) and -2ºC (28ºF). The landscape will be covered in a white blanket of snow, creating a dramatic winter scenery.

It’s key to wear different layers of clothing (base, middle and shell layers) to be able to adapt to any temperature change, snow and rain.

What do you recommend I bring along for the expedition?

Your sense of adventure and fun, your camera and your sense of humor, of course.

Besides that? When you book your seat, we’ll send you an Information Package that will give you further details and suggestions about what to bring (gear, clothing, etc.).

Is travel insurance included in the price of the expedition?

No. Participants are suggested to purchase national or international medical and travel insurance coverage.

Also, we recommend you to choose a travel insurance that:

  • Covers trip cancellation costs.
  • Covers Covid-19 health, travel and cancellation costs.

What is the cancellation policy?

We hope you don’t need to cancel your spot, but if a situation arises where you don’t have a choice, our cancellation policy is the following.

If you cancel and the expedition is otherwise filled, we'll refund you the full booking fee you have paid, minus a €300 administrative fee.

If you cancel and the expedition doesn’t fill, then you’ll be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the expedition:

  • 61 days or more before the expedition: 100% refund, minus the deposit payment and the non-refundable costs that are withheld by our travel partners.
  • 60 days or less before the expedition: No refunds will be given.

Refunds will be paid using the same original method of payment.

Credits: Images by Oli Haukur.

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