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Private landscape photography tour in Iceland with Einar Páll Svavarsson

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Visit places that are difficult to visit without your local guide
Visit places that are difficult to visit without your local guide

What reasons do you have to take a private tour or a personal photo tour in Iceland?

One reason is to enjoy the vast open space and go to places that very few people visit. To enjoy the peace and silence. It is also an opportunity to define your small group of people to travel together with a professional guide, someone who knows Iceland in and out, landscape, places, geology, history, folklore, and current affairs. The fact is that Iceland has a lot to offer in terms of natural wonders and places to visit that only local people know about. For someone who doesn’t know anything about Iceland, the island, and the country, a lot of research is required to set up an exciting itinerary. Find places to go to and how to get there. Both well-known sites and places that are interesting but not mainstream destinations.

How about this ice cliff on top of a volcano that erupted recetnly
How about this ice cliff on top of a volcano that erupted recetnly

Avoid visiting Iceland in the wrong season

By taking a private tour, you enhance your experience and save time. You also get a wealth of local knowledge about geology, history, and folklore. More importantly, you get essential information about possibilities for the season you plan to visit, the weather, the roads, how to drive, and how to prepare. In essence, you get to do more, enjoy more, and learn more with the necessary flexibility and substantially increase your options and experience. Iceland is a cold country located up in the arctic, and it is essential if you want to enjoy the best it has to offer to organize your tour.

But then again, possibly there is no wrong season - if you know what you are doing?
But then again, possibly there is no wrong season - if you know what you are doing?

Expand the enjoyment of your Iceland tour

Hit Iceland organizes spectacular private and custom-made tours in Iceland based on our extensive knowledge and experience traveling in all regions of the island. Tours designed for people who seek to get more from their visit, photographic tours, highland tours in summer, and excursions to many exciting places that are both mainstream destinations and destinations that few people visit. If you are interested in stunning natural wonders and breathtaking places, we take you to all the best locations. Waterfalls, canyons, basalt columns, hot springs, glaciers, icebergs, famous mountains, lava fields, colorful rhyolite mountains, volcanos, rivers, and much more. We also organize tours that take you to famous sites and popular attractions. Like our different versions of the Golden Circle, the fascinating South Coast, Jökulsárlón and other stunning glacier lagoons, the historically rich and stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the impressive geology of the Reykjanes Peninsula. We also give you a lot of background information about the history, folklore, and geology of each place and region to enhance your experience and enjoyment.


It is interesting to visit places that are outside the mainstream tourist crowd
It is interesting to visit places that are outside the mainstream tourist crowd

Why take a private photo tour in Iceland?

Iceland has an infinitive number of exciting places to visit to take stunning photos. But there are many factors you need to have in mind that play an essential role when choosing a site of interest. Reasons that make any destination a bit complicated, like the weather, time of year, the sun's position in the arctic, high and low tide, road conditions, and when the location is most interesting and accessible, to name a few. Photographers often make the mistake of coming to Iceland at the wrong time when many places they intend to visit are not accessible or not as attractive as they have seen in other photos. By taking a photo tour with a knowledgeable and experienced photo guide, you eventually save a considerable amount of time and resources. If you are interested in a photo tour with many spectacular motives for you and your camera, contact us through the form below and tell us about your interest.

A stunning waterfall that very few people visit when in Iceland
A stunning waterfall that very few people visit when in Iceland

We also take you to unique and mindblowing places that few people visit

In the summer months, we take you to locations in the Highland, like Landmannalaugar, Syðri Fjallabak, and Þórsmörk. Landscape gems and places that are only known to the locals and local experts far away from the crowds of mass tourism. Sites that will most likely give you a unique experience that will last for a lifetime. It all depends on your wishes and interests. In the spring, we choose places interesting to visit for possible enjoyment in nature and photography. It is our opinion that spring, the months of April and May are the least appealing months for a vacation or a visit to Iceland. In winter, visiting Iceland has some advantages, but the weather factor plays a much more significant role than in other seasons. There are many exciting places to visit in winter, but everything is different as the temperature, and high winds often define our possibilities. We also follow the northern light forecast, but the lights do not appear in the sky as often as you might think. Autumn, the moths of September and October, is, on the other hand, an exciting time to travel to Iceland. So before you decide, please consult with us to quickly help you get the most out of your plan to visit Iceland.

Sometimes we throw in the Aurora Borealis
Sometimes we throw in the Aurora Borealis - if conditions are right

A flexible private tour based on knowledge

It is a planned but flexible private tour where everyone in your group can enjoy the scenic landscape and all the natural wonders. It is a tour with a highly experienced local tour and photo guide, Einar Páll Svavarsson, who is also a tour expert on iceland history and geology. Einar has written hundreds of articles about Iceland for websites and taken thousands of photos all over Iceland. A unique journey to highly interesting places, like stunning natural wonders, and a genuine connection to the history and distinctive geology of Iceland is what our customers should expect from a private tour. It is a great way to enhance your experience and get to know the ins and outs of Iceland.


Another place that few tourists visit
Another place that few tourists visit

See more and experience more in a private tour

The people at Hit Iceland are among the most experienced travelers in Iceland. And we always find something interesting whether you are traveling as a family, school group, with friends, photographers, or just as a group of people interested in exploring Iceland. We enjoy taking visitors to impressive waterfalls, stunning canyons, amazing basalt column sites, colorful rhyolite mountains, geothermal places, unique hiking paths, glacier lagoons, beautiful lakes, and all the other unique and mind-blowing places we know. It is all about your experience and what you take back as your memory. Organizing such tours is at the core of our operation.

Finding colors in the landscapes is always interesting for photographers
Finding colors in the landscapes is always interesting for photographers

Experience the Iceland concept of nature, geology and history

Hit Iceland specialty is natural wonders and exciting places in Icelandic nature and places of historical and geological importance. It's all about the real and raw Icelandic nature. We connect to the sagas, the settlement, geology, eruptions, history, the people, folklore, and the development of Iceland as a country. We organize tours that give you experience and insight. Experience and knowledge come first.

There are many interesting waterfalls in Iceland but how do you find them all?
There are many interesting waterfalls in Iceland but how do you find them all?

A different kind of day tour

If you are planning a short visit, Hit Iceland can organize and set up an itinerary for a day tour that is different. A tour around the Reykjanes Peninsula, a trip to Landmannalaugar in the highland, or a visit to Borgarfjörður to learn about the literary giant, Snorri Sturluson, who wrote many masterpieces in medieval times. It could also be a tour to experience some of the stunning natural wonders near Reykjavík or a trip to some of the spectacular landforms in the highland, like Kerlingarfjöll or Hveravellir, in summer. It could be an intense search for the Northern Lights in winter or finding an ideal location for photography at the time of ultra clear skies of September and October. It is always an adventure.

An eruption is an option occasionally?
An eruption is an option occasionally?

Enjoy the natural wonders

If you are interested in visiting Iceland and really enjoy the most exciting places and natural wonders that few people visit, send us an inquiry with your preference. Tell Hit Iceland what you are looking for and the purpose of your tour.

In addition to fire we also have ice
In addition to fire we also have ice

Tell us about your interest

Tell us how many you are, and we will make suggestions and organize a tour at any region in Iceland. We always include a remote location that few visit and is only revealed during the tour.


Hit Iceland organizes tours for friends, school groups, photographers, and people with historical interest, as well as tours that focus on global warming and much more.

Read the excellent reviews we got from our customers this summer in our popular Landmannalaugar summer tour.


If you like hiking this is a great place for a eight hour hike
If you like hiking this is a great place for a eight hour hike


Why a private tour and a local guide?

  • Hit Iceland local guide takes you to interesting sites outside the mainstream tourist places

  • Hit Iceland local guide organizes a tour that is exceptional and avoids common pitfalls

  • Hit Iceland local guide has a depth of knowledge about Iceland's geography and geology

  • Hit Iceland local guide gives you a background understanding of Iceland's history from settlement to modern times

  • Hit Iceland local guide tells you stories from the Sagas and our folklore

  • Hit Iceland local guide gives you important information about the volcanic activity in Iceland and the role eruptions play in our history

  • Hit Iceland local guide gives you an understanding that enhances all aspects of the tour

There are leyers of interesting places in the landscape in Iceland
There are leyers of interesting places in the landscape in Iceland

  • Hit Iceland local guide gives you an experience that you would otherwise have missed

  • Hit Iceland local guide takes high-quality photos of you during the tour and sends you at the end of the tour

  • Hit Iceland local guide helps you find the best and most interesting adventure tours and activities

  • Hit Iceland local guide helps you find the most interesting museums and exhibitions

  • Hit Iceland local guide is your driver so everyone in your group can enjoy the spectacular scenery and landscape you are about to experience

  • Hit Iceland local guide helps you make your tour to Iceland an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience

  • Hit Iceland local guide is also an experienced driver in all conditions on the Icelandic roads, most importantly in winter




Experience the 4X4 adventure and river crossing


Travel in a modified 4x4 Toyota Lan Cruiser (2019 model), spacious and convenient for four passengers and luggage. A vehicle that is fit for all roads in Iceland, including the F roads or highland roads, during summer. Fuel included. A highly knowledgeable and experienced driver guide that will inform you about geology, entertaining stories from the history of Iceland, the Sagas, and much more as we drive between exciting places. Stop at 5 to 7 natural wonders of various kinds during the day. Stops depend on the region of Iceland traveled and the distance between sites, and also if hiking is involved.

Often we need to cross many rivers when traveling in the Highland
Often we need to cross many rivers when traveling in the Highland

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