Marzo de 2024 – 11 días

Iceland photo tour

ARCTIC FOX EXPEDITION - NEW HORIZONS

16 – 26 March

This is our wildest ride in Iceland’s wilderness – the tour will take us to a new area in the north of the Hornstrandir peninsula. As in our usual winter arctic fox tour, we will enjoy a cozy accommodation in the middle of nowhere. This remote area offers the best scenery in all of Hornstrandir and many foxes roam the area. On fine days, small hiking options are also possible. We plan this trip on the mating season, so interaction between foxes will be our main goal.

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Wildlife and Northern Lights photography

It is a very exclusive photographic trip to Iceland in which we will be able to photograph the arctic foxes in complete freedom and in their majestic winter fur. In this place far from civilization, the arctic foxes live protected from hunting and therefore, we can have closer encounters than elsewhere.

Our main goal on this trip will be to photograph the arctic fox at a key moment in its life: mating season. During the month of March (and especially at the end of the month) this activity that keeps the foxes in constant movement begins. This gives us the chance, not only to photograph tender moments between couples, but also fox intrusions from neighboring areas, playing around, fighting and much more.

We will take advantage of all the hours of the day to obtain the best possible images of the arctic foxes, as well as the impressive landscapes that this rugged area offers. During night, if the weather allows it, we can also enjoy night photography of stars and northern lights.

HIGHLIGHTS

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  • Photographing the wild animal icon of beauty par excellence
  • Photograph the arctic fox in one of the few moments of the year in which it can be seen in pairs.
  • See and photograph the Northern Lights
  • Get to know the most pristine area of Iceland
  • Enjoy observing wildlife in full freedom.
  • Photographing the remote landscapes with arctic light and rough weather conditions.
  • Live the experience of being the only temporary inhabitants of this wild and pristine area.
  • Learning to play with the colours, shapes and textures that the winter landscape offers.
  • Have the constant support of a professional photographer specialized in Hornstrandir and arctic foxes since 2014.

Itinerario Y OTROS DETALLES

ABOUT HORNSTRANDIR

Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is an undisturbed and wild land. The last residents left the place in 1952 because of the harsh conditions of the place. There are no roads in the entire area and the place is only accessible by sea.

The landscape is magnificent in all directions. Fjords are made up of high mountains that rise abruptly from sea level. Winter dyes these greenish places in monochrome and we will have numerous opportunities to photograph it under the changing lights that the weather offers us during the expedition. That is why travelers should think about bringing wide angle lenses in addition to long focal ones.

The weather here can be very changeable, dramatic and fierce. One can expect that on the same day we will have rain, sun, wind and snow and therefore, it is easy to imagine how interesting light changes can be, offering us unique and unrepeatable moments and opportunities.

accommodation

Our accommodation will consist of an old farm recovered and renovated, converted into a paradise to enjoy this wonderful and lonely place as well as having a warm and comfortable place to return to after spending the day photographing the foxes.

The house is located at the outermost of the Horn Peninsula, the most picturesque and remote area of Hornstrandir. With a 360 degree vision we can easily observe the movements of the foxes as they come and go.

The house has recently been renovated and will help us during our adventure, both for its perfect location and for its amenities:

  • Solar heating and energy system
  • Outdoor sauna (great to regain strength after the cold)
  • Enough energy to charge laptops and batteries (220V)
  • The accommodation includes a person in charge of house maintenance, cleaning and cooking, which will consist of delicious Icelandic dishes
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THE ARCTIC FOX AND OTHER WILDLIFE

The arctic fox is the star of this expedition. It is also the only native mammal in Iceland. It has to survive harsh conditions in a hostile environment with little food. They are very curious animals and, if we are patient, they can come close to us.

There are two color patterns in the fur of the arctic fox: the “blue” and “white”. The white is a characteristic of 95% of the world’s population, being the “blue” (brown, really), a true rarity. And what’s more interesting is that in the fjords of west Iceland, 80% of individuals are of this odd variety of colors.

Hornstrandir is the place in Iceland with the largest number of arctic foxes. Even so they are scattered and are very territorial. In our area, very close to the house, we can photograph different specimens. Although the vast majority have blue fur, there are possibilities to photograph the white one as well, as the photographs on this page (taken in March 2023) attest.

In addition to arctic foxes there are also seals around and a wide variety of birds. Not all remain in winter, but there is the possibility of seeing some very interesting species such as the eider, the harlequin duck, the boreal fulmar, the sandpiper or the raven.

PRICE OF THIS PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR TO ICELAND

3820 € per person (with hotels)  / 3400 € per person (Hornstrandir only). 

The economy option includes only 6 days (March 18-23) on the remote Hornstrandir peninsula. This option is a great choice if you are already traveling around Iceland and want to take advantage of this adventure. In this option we meet at a meeting point at the dock on the day of sailing. Hotels before or after Hornstrandir are not included.

THE PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation (guesthouse) and breakfast in Reykjavík and Isafjördur (only in “hotels option”).
  • Boat trip to access the uninhabited peninsula of Hornstrandir.
  • Accomodation in Horsntrandir, full board.
  • One caretaker/cook in Hornstrandir.
  • Full use of the house facilities.
  • Use of the sauna and rubber boat (the rubber boat can be used whenever the weather and sea conditions allow it).
  • Photographic advice 24/7.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International flight
  • Round trip Reykjavík – ísafjördur 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not in cluded in “the price includes”section.

This is a trip coordinated by our collaborating agency Travel Ponent

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TOUR LEADER

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Nature photographer and mountain and travel guide, she enjoys touring the most varied landscapes and the most starry nights with the intention of capturing the wild and beautiful aspects that nature offers through her images. Nature and photography lover, she makes his passion her way of life, in addition to using her work to motivate the conservation and respect of wildlife.

Marta Bretó

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