Iceland photo trip part 1

It’s not easy to pack when going to Iceland in June due to rapid weather changes. So I decided to buy an extra check-in bag on the flight just so I could bring all types of clothes. This is a huge plus not worrying about the 23kg limit of one bag. I paid about $40 for extra baggage space. Now I just have to fit everything in one hard case bag and one duffel bag for our 2 weeks stay.

Here are some tips for planning a photographic trip to Iceland. Google is your friend. You can create your own map with markers for things you’d like to see and add comments. Go to and click on “Create A New Map”. There are a lot of apps both for iPhone and Android that can be useful. Here are some examples.

-        The Photographer's Ephemeris
-        AuroraNotifier+
-        Explore Iceland
-        Iceland Road Guide
-        Vedur (Weather app for Iceland)
-        112 Iceland (This is the official app for emergency service in Iceland)

Photo gear I will bring:

-        Nikon D4
-        Nikon D500
-        Nikon 600mm lens
-        Nikon 14-24mm lens
-        Nikon 24-120mm lens
-        Nikon 70-200mm lens
-        Lee Filters
-        Gitzo tripod
-        LensCoat Raincover
-        Battery, Charger & Memory cards
-        ThinkTank Shapeshifter
-        GuraGear Backpack

Iceland photo trip part 2

We are all alone when we arrive at Skógafoss Waterfall. The waterfall is at least 50 meters high. Further downstream we see our first Harlequin duck's resting on some rocks. 

From the top of Dyrhólaey, view over the beach.

Icelandic Horses

Góðafoss Waterfall is one of my favorite waterfalls in Iceland. You can spend many hours here just walking around and discover new photo angles.

Artic Tern

Rock Ptarmigan