Iceland — Fall in the Highlands with Chris König


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Fall in the Highlands of Iceland means golden light on color-changing foliage, trekking around the most epic photography spots in crisp weather, exploring the charm of historic cities, and foggy mornings cozying up with coffee after a night of camping underneath the stars. And since this is Iceland's offseason...less tourists!


Duration: 6 Days
Starts in: Reykjavik
Ends in: Reykjavik
Group Size: 4-10
Difficulty: 3/5

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Moment Travel

Unforgettable adventures with photographers whose feeds you follow (or should be following). Discover their hidden spots, capture insane photos, and sharpen your photograph...

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Meet Your Guide: Chris König

I've been running trips through the Iceland terrain for years – not only because I love Iceland, but I also because I love to create life-changing, personal experiences. This isn't just a group tour/photography workshop – this is an adventure! Together, with our group of new friends, we're going to challenge ourselves, share plenty of beautiful and epic moments, and make unforgettable memories.

Day 1: Explore Reykjavik & Hike Haifoss Falls

A general introduction with Haifoss as a highlight: a beautiful 122 meters tall waterfall with plenty of hiking opportunities.

Photo Spots:
Haifoss and the magical surrounding area.

A beautiful hidden hike, getting up close to a huge waterfall.

Depart from Reykjavik, towards Haifoss. Get to know our travel companions!

Arrive at Haifoss after an adventurous roadtrip, stopping at the Gullfoss waterfall. Tasty lunch on the road.

Editing session with tips & tricks, using the shots made at Haifoss.

Comfy Airbnb or Hotel near Fludir.

Our trip begins after breakfast. Tasty lunch on the road, and a hearty dinner in a restaurant near Fludir.

Day 2: The Colorful Mountains of Landmannalaugar & Natural Hot Springs

We move towards Landmannalaugar, a beautiful rugged mountain landscape with its famous colorful mountains. This is typically the best season to experience the region's stunning colors, as last winter's snow has finally melted and the coming winter's snow has yet to accumulate.

Photo Spots:
The colorful mountains of Landmannalaugar

Hiking to catch a beautiful sunset. Plenty of hiking routes for different perspectives and different ability levels.

Packing up, we begin the drive towards Landmannalaugar.

After making some awesome scenic stops along the way, we'll have lunch and drop our gear at the campsite. Then we head toward our first hike in the area.

We'll hike uphill for sunset with an vast view of the colorful mountains below. Finally we'll end our day in a relaxing, natural hot spring.

Enjoy a unique stay in huts on the Landmannalaugar campsite.

Lunch & Dinner will be cooked by the Guides, eaten on location in Landmannalaugar.

Day 3: Land Rover Trek through Rugged Thorsmörk

Starting the day in Landmannalaugar before moving towards Thorsmörk, Valley of Thor, in the afternoon.

Photo Spots:
The colorful Landmannalaugar and a gorgeous overview of Thorsmörk, from the top of a hill with the beautiful silver lines of rivers below.

Hiking through colorful mountains and into the rugged scene of Thorsmörk. Later, we'll enjoy and epic adventure of crossing the rivers with our Land Rovers.

Early wake-up! We'll hike and photograph a bit more of Landmannalaugar in the gorgeous morning light, before hitting the road.

Lunch in an adorable local cafe on the way to Thorsmörk from Landmannalaugar. When we arrive, we'll make a short hike to a beautiful vantage point in Thorsmörk.

We'll enjoy plenty of photo opportunities on our sunset hike, and we'll finish the day with a relaxing sauna and some editing.

Volcano Huts - either a bunk bed, cottage, or double room.

Breakfast will be cooked by the Guides, lunch in a local restaurant, and dinner will be prepared by the Volcano Huts.

Day 4: Explore the Hidden Canyon from Game of Thrones

Exploring around Thorsmörk, providing even more beautiful and adventurous photos. We will also go to a secret canyon where parts of Game of Thrones were filmed. We finish with a beautiful waterfall and camp the night next to one!

Photo Spots:
The surreal canyons and a hidden waterfall in Thorsmörk

Exploring the hidden Game of Thrones waterfall, and camping next to the Skogafoss waterfall.

After breakfast, we'll head to the secret canyon where Game of Thrones was shot. The Volcano Huts will provide rubber boots for walking. Especially in the crisp fall air, this is one of the greatest highlights.

After lunch, we leave the Volcano Huts. We'll visit a beautiful and hidden waterfall on our way back to the main road. Reachable by a short hike.

Making camp next to the Skogafoss waterfall, we'll hope for a possible Northern Lights sighting. Either way, we'll do some night photography and editing.

Camp right next to the Skogafoss waterfall – so surreal!

Breakfast and lunch in the Volcano Huts, and dinner in the restaurant next to Skogafoss.

Day 5: The Black Volcanic Coast of Dyrhólaey

The Solheimajokull glacier is fascinating because of its textures, structures, and the fact that it's - well, a glacier! We'll also go to the black coast around Vik/dyrholaey, which is beautiful to capture.

Photo Spots:
The unique black coast of Iceland, a volcanic national park, and a walk on the glacier.

Hiking on a glacier, photographing the black beaches.

After breakfast, we'll have one of the most magical experiences you can have... walking on pristine, giant, Solheimajokull glacier.

We'll eat on top of the glacier with pre-made lunches before driving towards Vik. Pitstop to relax and have an editing session in a local coffee shop on the way.

Our next destination is Dyrholaey – iconic for its surreal, black beaches. It's a perfect viewpoint for sunset. After, we'll grab dinner in Vik.

Hotel or Airbnb in Vik.

Breakfast cooked by Guides, pre-made lunch on glacier, and dinner in restaurant in Vik.

Day 6: Icelandic Horses & Return to Reykjavik

Half a day. Today we return to Reykjavik... but not before hitting some last photo spots on the way!

Photo Spots:
Icelandic horses around the Ring Road. Epic road shots with mountains in the background.

We return to Reykjavik, hitting final photo opportunities along the way.

We'll start the drive back to Reykjavik, stopping along the way for photos of final landscapes and famous Icelandic horses. Autumn is the season for sheep and horse roundups (réttir), when farmers hike up the remote valleys to gather all the animals back to the farms for winter.

Farewell lunch at Reykjavik Space & transfer to airport.

Breakfast cooked by the Guides, and farewell lunch in Reykjavik.

Gullfoss waterfall
Secret Game of Thrones canyon
Skogafoss waterfall
Solheimajokull glacier
Dyrholaey black beaches

On this trip, we'll be able to work together on your existing projects and develop key photography skills you've been hoping to learn, such as:

Night sky photography
Best practices for golden hour
Post-processing techniques
Narrative photography
Don't have a camera besides your smartphone? No problem. Shoot & edit on whatever device you want!

6 days and 5 nights of adventure
3 nights camping
Two nights hotel or Airbnb (prices based on double occupancy)
Van transfer to/from airport
3 great meals per day (except 1st and last day)
All camping and hiking gear included
Photography and editing lessons
Transportation around Iceland
Wilderness and safety guide
Discount on Moment Gear
20% off listed price for first 4 travelers

Alcoholic Beverages
Guide gratuities
Insurance of any kind
Breakfast on Day 1
Dinner on Day 6
Trekking Poles (complimentary upon request)


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