NPA combines photographic tours with photographic workshops for a fresh ADVENTURE!

Icelandic Photographic Adventures offering Iceland photography tours.

Island of Natural Wonders

Iceland offers up some of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet, perfect for a Iceland photography tour. Formed through a combo of volcanic activities and eruptions, along with the carving hand of glaciers. Join our Iceland tours as we explore and photograph the South side of the island, capturing the beauty of villages, canyons, ice bergs, mountains, waterfalls, etc.

Each day your Photographic Mentor will show you the best landscape locations to shoot. Everyone also will be given assignments each day to shoot, guided by your award winning pro mentor. The best of everyones work will be printed in National Photographic Magazine and all will be given several copies to share with others.

This adventure is not just about helping you capture great photos of Iceland, but to give you the experience of what professional photojournalist go through while on assignment, including the reward of seeing the best of your work in print.

Adventure Itinerary Overview

  • 11/1/2018: Arrive in Reykjavik at the Borealis Hotel at 6 p.m. for a introductions and a great meal!
  • 11/2/2018: After an early breakfast we will all load up to leave for Diamond Beach. Afterwards we will leave for our evening shoot the incredible waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss.
  • 11/3/2018: Shoot tower of Hallgrímskirkjaat Luthern Church dawn/sunrise. Meet after lunch at NPA Central. Shoot Geysir Geothermal into the evening.
  • 11/4/2018: Head to Ice caves for sunrise shoot. Solheimasandur Plane Wreck sunset/evening shoot.
  • 11/5/2018: Shooting sunrise Snæfellsjökull National Park Afternoon/evening Coast shoot at Gatklettur sea arch.
  • 11/6/2018: Dog Sledding photo shoot. Evening dinner celebrating the end of the adventure.
  • 11/7/2018:Fly Home

By sending your initial deposit, you agree to accept our payment schedule and cancellation policy as a contract. If payments are still outstanding two weeks after the due date, your space may be forfeited.

CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. 512-636-7134. Only 7 spots will be available.

Dates, Cost and General Info

  • Photographic Mentor: KEVIN VANDIVIER has been shooting assignment photography for more than 40 years. His works have appeared in many of the top magazines and galleries including LIFE MAGAZINE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, and TEXAS MONTHLY. Kevin is also the former Photography Editor for TEXAS HIGHWAYS MAGAZINE. 
  • Dates: NOVEMBER 1-7, 2018, based  in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Cost: $8,500 per person; Double Occupancy with meals. Single Occupancy request will be charged an extra fee of $800. Only 7 spots available. We reserve the right to charge for cost increases that occur between when we set the adventure prices and the date of travel, for example, changes due to the cost of lodging and transportation. If you are a single traveler and you desire, we will find a roommate for you. If we cannot find you a roommate, we will not charge you a single occupancy fee.
  • Deposit: $500 Non refundable after 10/1/2018
  • Payment: $2000 by August 1, 2018.  Non refundable after 10/1/2018
  • Final Payment: Full amount due by September 1, 2018. Non refundable after 10/1/2018
  • Cancellation Policy: There is a $300 cancellation fee per person. The cancellation fee can be applied toward another adventure if reserved within six months of the cancelled trip’s start date. Cancellations are non-transferrable. Consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance that could reimburse your trip costs in the event of your cancellation.

Included and Not Included


  • All mentors, transport, park entry fees, and permits for all activities unless described as optional.
  • Meals from dinner on November 1, 2018 through breakfast on November 7, 2018.
  • Hotel rooms in Iceland between November 1-7 2018
  • Model Fees and Guide Fees.
  • 5 copies of National Photographic Magazine with your best shots published in it. Additional copies available for $20 per copy.


  • All airfare, airport and departure taxes, and excess baggage fees.
  • Passport and visa fees.
  • We can arrange extra hotel nights for an extra cost.
  • Gratuities – tipping is, of course, discretionary.
  • Equipment, e.g., photography, computers, software, flashlights, tripods, etc.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, medical costs or hospitalization, room service, alcoholic beverages, items not on the regular menu, etc. If you have special dietary needs, please indicate them when you make your Reservation.
  • Any insurances, travel or cancellation.

Loose Ends and Testimonials

Fitness level is mild or light

Climate is Very cold, icy and lots of snow. 


" From my first trek with Kevin to Lost Maples in 2011 to last fall's trip to the Grand Tetons, my photographic vision, composition and technique have continued to improve and evolve and my photo sales numbers continue to increase."- George Gilchrist

"The trip I took with him to the Grand Tetons was really special. He promised I would take the best pictures of my life, and I think he delivered on that. In the process, I caught a glimpse of what a photographer does on an assignment, of the long days from before sunup to almost midnight, the tireless patience of insisting on being there at the right place and time." -Cathey Roberts