Yes. It is well known that Iceland is an expensive country and I have done my absolute best to make this tour as affordable as possible for most people without compromising on comfort, safety or the endless photography opportunities.
Due to space issues on the ground, you are limited to only one large suitcase or duffel bag, a large camera bag and a handbag or laptop case. Airline restrictions apply.
As long as the food is not fresh food then you can bring food with you, things like noodles, energy bars, cup-a-soups, pot noodles etc anything really that is sealed. The usual rules apply when traveling from country to country.
Iceland is very accessible by air and you can very easily get a flight from most European & US airports. The main flight operators are Icelandair, WOW air & Easyjet. I can help you with booking your flights.
It will be very cold with average day time temperatures in February being anything from -2°c to 3°c add wind chill into the mix and you’ve just got colder. After dark this can drop well below into negative figures. I will help you when it comes to choosing the correct clothing.
If you live in any of the EU member states then you are exempt from needing a VISA to travel to Iceland. All other visitors are required to have a passport valid for at least three months beyond the intended stay, and some will need a visa. Please check with your local Denmark Embassy who handle all of Iceland’s consular issues.
The local currency is Icelandic Króna ISK. About 99% of shops/businesses in Iceland will accept a debit or credit card. I’ve never needed to bring cash.
Yes, the tap water is perfectly safe to drink, as is most running streams & rivers, so bring a water bottle with you – free water for everyone!
Yes, absolutely. We’ll be making regular pit-stops at the many petrol stations so that we can use the toilet, stretch, or to smoke cigarettes. You must try the hot dogs!
Yes. Nearly everywhere in Iceland will have phone signal and Internet signal. Roaming charges have now been axed in all of the EU so it costs the exact same to use your phone in Iceland than it does in your home. Your Internet data comes out of your regular monthly allowance.
The official language for Iceland is Icelandic but most Icelanders speak very good English.
No. You don’t have to bring a laptop, but it may be worth it so that I can help you with any post-processing and so you can backup your images.
No. The Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon just like the weather and therefore it can’t be controlled. However I will constantly be monitoring the data so as to give you the best chance to see them.