Photography and Food
Esja Travel’s Special Interest Tours
Iceland is one of the most amazing treasure troves in the world when it comes to landscape photography. Summers are characterised by brilliant greens, blacks and blues and winters with great black and white opportunities and northern lights.
Iceland is also well known for both its fresh fish caught in the Atlantic Ocean, its free-ranging sheep and its genetically superior milk products.
Are you a professional or amateur photographer? Look no further. Iceland is the right country for any landscape photographer. Esja Travel has put together 1-, 2-, 3- and 6-day itineraries which include the highlights of the southern part of the country—arguably the best photographic area in Iceland.
The tours include some classic waterfalls, such as Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Gullfoss is always impressive because of its size; Seljalandsfoss has a path behind it for an unusual angle; and Skógafoss is a classic waterfall with perfect proportions. On sunny days one can expect a rainbow in all of the waterfalls.
The route also covers each one of the country’s major glaciers. It also includes the world-famous Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, some black sandy beaches and sea stacks. This programme is tried and tested and participants have given it rave reviews.
Local Food Tours
Are you a fan of tasty, healthy food or interested in submersing yourself in Iceland’s food culture? Esja Travel has put together two different programmes to suit the traveller who’s ready to look behind the scenes and taste some of the local fare. The first programme concentrates on fish and the second programme focuses on farm products, such as the Icelandic lamb.
Iceland prides itself on its pollution-free air and water. Fish is and has been the main export from Iceland since around 1400. Fish caught in the Atlantic Ocean include cod, haddock, halibut and rose fish—to name but a few of the most important species.
The Icelandic lamb is of excellent quality and is free-ranging in the summer. In fact, one of the oldest still-surviving customs in Iceland is to round up the sheep in the autumn after they’ve nurtured themselves grazing on the short-lived, but nutritious, arctic grasses and mosses.
Cow’s milk in Iceland has a unique enzyme composition, which is why very few people in Iceland suffer from lactose intolerance.
ESJA Travel provides a personalised service to meet every guest’s expectations. Esja is a licensed tour operator and travel agency which specialises in scheduled and private sightseeing tours, adventure activities, food and photography tours.
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