Iceland Photography Tours
Workshops & Tours Run By Photographers For Photographers
2021 Iceland Tours.
Next tours announced.
December 10th to December 17th 2020
January 10th to January 18th 2021 In conjunction with Nikon (See link in header)
January 19th to January 27th 2021 *Sold out*
February 7th to February 15th 2021 in conjunction with Nikon UK (See link in header)
February 17th to February 24th 2021
**If There Is Not A Date Suitable For You Please Don't Hesitate To Contact Me**
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Over the years I have found the best way for you to get the most from your trip is to stay flexible. My tours are designed to make sure you go home with the best photos possible. I do not book hotels months in advance. We follow the weather as best we can around Iceland ensuring we maximise your chances of good sunrises, sunsets and clear skies for Aurora chasing. After all for most people Iceland is going to be a once in a lifetime trip and because of this unless specifically asked I will only run tours from November to March. Iceland is much quieter between these months and you have a great chance of seeing the Aurora.
I also keep groups to a maximum of 4 people. I believe having small groups gives people more time and room at each location.
My wish is that you go home with the very best photos possible after having the time of your life.
If you are new to photography any and all tuition needed is included in the price. If you are an advanced photographer then I am there to make sure you are at the right location at the right time of day.
Included in the price is all transportation including pick up and drop off at the airport in a new 4 wheel drive with full winter set up, your own room in the hotels and breakfast. Plus any tuition needed.
The price for 7 nights is £2,350pp.
You are responsible for your flights and to be at the airport in time. Most flights from the UK are around £200. Expected spending money for a week in Iceland is £250.
I will stop at the good places to eat providing a meal at a reasonable cost as well as regular stops at supermarkets.
These tours are run by a photographer for photographers.
Below are just some of the reviews I have received regarding my Iceland tours. I am very proud to say that all my Iceland tours have received nothing but 5 star reviews. More can be seen on my Facebook pages.
Veronica Watson wrote:
I had long wanted to visit Iceland, most especially during the winter, as I had heard so much about it and wanted to see it for myself. For photographers, the country was deemed to be a 'must-do', so having perused a number of websites, and discovering that Mark's stood out a mile, I booked a trip with him for February 2019.
As I write, I have just returned home after a week that almost defies description. The country is heart-stoppingly beautiful...........everywhere. To me it is other-worldly and almost unreal, and the opportunities for photography are endless.
But my gratitude and appreciation for the superlative experience I had came down simply to Mark. His long association with Iceland has given him a true understanding and knowledge of the place. He knows where to go, and when, he constantly checks weather conditions in order to determine the best locations for photography, and so the itinerary is always flexible. His main concern is always for the people he has taken on the trip with him.....that they get to see as much as possible, and in the best conditions....and he is more than happy to take you back somewhere several times over. Nothing is too much for him. He has a multitude of friends he has made over the years, and it was a pleasure to be able to meet some of them during the trip. As a person, Mark is friendly, easy-going and full of fun. He knows how to put people at their ease. We all had so many laughs on the trip, and that helped to make a really great week.
Iceland's weather can be unpredictable, and can change very rapidly. Being wintertime, conditions were pretty extreme.......snowbound, icy roads, heavy snowfall and extremely powerful winds........often cross-winds over the roads, sweeping down from the mountains, laden with snow, which would hit out of the blue like a dense snowstorm. I experienced all of them, but not once did I feel unsafe under Mark's good care and guidance. His driving on treacherous roads was excellent.
I would unreservedly recommend anyone who has the remotest interest in Iceland and in photography to book a place with Mark on one of his trips. You won't be disappointed!
Thanks a million, Mark, for a trip I will never forget.
Giles Rocholl wrote:
I have always wanted to go to Iceland to photograph it's amazing scenery so when a place became available on Mark Andreas Jones's photo tour Feb 11th - 18th 2016, I jumped at the chance. Mark has spent many dedicated years getting to know Iceland and it's communities intimately. As a pro photographer he has got to know most photo opportunities the island has to offer and there are new surprises every day. He has built a large list of warmly accommodating contacts on the island who he shares genuine friendship and mutual respect with. Iceland's weather is extremely changeable and Mark's ability to arrange appropriate accommodation and adjust planning at the drop of a hat provided maximum photo shoots outwitting the mercurial nature that is Iceland. I can honestly say that it was one of the best weeks of my life, I haven't laughed so much in ages with a set of really great people. The proof of the pudding though is in the harvest of images captured and I for one and delighted with the bounty I achieved. I am eternally grateful to Mark, for his self less efforts, hard work and truly inspirational service. Now saving my pennies for the next time!
Phil Norton wrote:
I did a tour with Andreas in March 2016, and as others have said he was completely selfless, he knows Iceland like the back of his hand and knows so many people. This kind of knowledge is so valuable. Groups are always small so you get to know each other. He plans the locations and follows the weather, making decisions as and when needed; if there's a better chance of clear skies and Aurora in a different location it was never too much trouble to change and get there, even if it meant a long drive. There's no sitting around in hotel rooms just because it's cloudy or snowing, if you want to get out he will get you there. He is also a superb photographer so he knows the light and knows what you want, so he will guide you to the best places for the best light and do whatever he can to get you the shot. We had days of chasing the Aurora, catching it at Godafoss thanks to Andreas being prepared to drive from the South to the North. Other tours have a fixed itinerary and pre-booked accommodation, usually just Golden Circle, so if you get there and the weather has other plans, you're out of luck. Not with Andreas, this is a photography tour to get those shots. Being such a good photographer himself means he knows the angles and best view points, so if you're experience he will get you there and let you get the shots you want, taking as long as you need. If you're less experienced he has the knowledge to help you. I don't think you can do better than book with Andreas for this iconic location.
Sashi Rajamahendran wrote:
Wow, where to start? I travelled quite a distance to get to Iceland with the hopes of an Aurora view and was gutted to see the weather was against me with cloud cover all over the island. I just cannot credit Mark enough for his commitment to getting me the shot! Whether it be 21 hour days or waking up in the middle of the night and driving me 2 hours to the only break in the cloud. He was fantastic and never once turned away an opportunity for a shot because of a long drive or sleepless night!!
I can say for sure if it wasn't for his attitude or commitment, the weather being what it was, I for sure would not have got my much coveted aurora shot.
Not only is he a knowledgeable tutor, always available for advise, but also a fantastic tour guide of Iceland, with years of experience and contacts in all the right places!
I cannot recommend him enough!!
We spent an amazing week, with our great guide Mark Andreas Jones all over Iceland. The plan to follow the weather worked out brilliantly! It almost feels like Mark is Icelandic to the core, he lives and breathes Iceland on his trips, he knows the island by heart and gives You the absolute best chances on unforgettable images. Thanks a lot Mate, for this great experience!!! See you on the next great trip!!!
Booked a trip to Iceland with Mark Andreas Jones The trip has exceeding all my expectations, with marks knowledge and intuition provided me with fantastic photographic opportunities and marks company was just great, we all and so much fun and had a great laugh.
the fabulous scenery that he shared with us and all he wanted to do was give us the best results in Iceland. and i can tell you he did.
if you are thinking of going to Iceland mark is the man to go with.
Mark thank you so very much for the trip roll on next year.
If you're thinking of going to Iceland for a photography tour there is no=one better than Mark to travel with. Mark ensures you are safe from the moment of arrival at the airport to the moment of departure from the airport. Mark will not let you go anywhere that is unsafe and warns you of any dangers at each location. Mark's driving skills are first class and Mark will always get you to the right place at the right time, and in doing so drives for miles. Would not hesitate in recommending this first class tour guide.
I can't recommend Iceland Photography Tours enough. I went over last winter to join the leader and founder Mark Andreas Jones, and instantly found that Iceland can be very beautiful but extreme. Mark simply goes out of his way to guide you to the best locations even in the most challenging of conditions. His experience of the Icelandic landscape is second to none and I would not hesitate going back to Iceland with Mark in the future.
Mark is an absolutely great guide who goes above and beyond to get you in the best place for the weather conditions. His knowledge of the country is second to none and he thinks nothing of driving for hours to give you the best photo opportunities. If you are thinking of booking any trip to Iceland, I can't speak highly enough of Mark's dedication .....simply put....look no further. Mark is the guide that you want and also the person that you want behind the wheel of the car in challenging road conditions. Thanks so much for a fun filled trip.
Not all Iceland Photography tours are equal! As well as being an exceptional photographer in his own right, Mark is VERY experienced in Iceland and approaches the tour with the objective of maximising the experience and photographic opportunities, regardless of how much time and effort that involves for him. As well as being extremely knowledgeable about the country's best places to shoot, he is very much on top of the weather and Aurora forecasts so plans "live" (but involves all guests in decisions on what / where to shoot. Lastly but, I'd say most importantly, Mark has a very responsible approach to safety. Iceland needs to be respected, particularly the coastal and mountain areas in winter. As well as ensuring that all party members get the appropriate safety advice, he won't scrimp on the vehicle - he hires high quality 4x4s with proper winter tyres and he is an excellent winter driver. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mark's tours.
Colin Abel wrote:
5 STAR REVIEW
From the moment we met up in the baggage reclaim, we were on tour... Officially not due to start until the next day but after leaving our bags at our hotel we were straight out on a sunset shoot.
Mark’s knowledge of Iceland, its best locations and when to shoot them, seems to know no bounds. Whatever the weather, (“ chuffin freezing” and mostly overcast) we were out !!! 21 hour days, 4 hours sleep, and another 3-hour drive to get the best images possible. Waiting for the Aurora, thanks to Marks Mum, put in an appearance 7 times. We were definitely spoiled with accommodation and locations, nothing was too much trouble, with Mark suggesting different locations if he felt conditions were not quite right, we absolutely chased the light. I don’t know how many miles Mark drove during our tour, (he fuelled up most days so I'm guessing a lot!!) no matter how tired, his driving skills are exceptional and never for one moment did we feel unsafe.
If you are considering Iceland, better book quick with Mark his spaces are limited, he is, without doubt, the go-to guy for Iceland.
Just a big thanks to you Mark Andreas Jones for your professionalism, dedication and company on our tour.