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Klukkufoss. A small silk waterfall at Snæfellsnes with basalt surroundings.

Klukkufoss

It’s all about loving it, then it will be fine

Picture hunting with the photographer Rafn Sig

The soft light of a sunset and dawn’s freshness are part of the magic that the island exerts on hunters of the moment. For photographers, Iceland is among the most magical places in the world.
If you like to live your passion for taking stunning pictures under professional guidance, you should get in touch with ‘Rabbi’ Rafn Sig, one of the big names among Iceland’s photographers.

Lava cliff at the seaSmall groups, big chances
Being a professional tour operator, he knows that the best way to elicit secrets from the country is by travelling in small groups. “You have to be relaxed for landscape shooting,” says Rafn, “everyone needs his time for a picture. And, after all, you want to enjoy the moment.” He offers tours travelling in a comfortable four-wheel drive Mitsubishi, suitable for any highland trip.
He doesn’t conceal the fact that photo hunting is still a lot of fun for him, even after 30 years of professional work. When he was a boy, he found places of incredible beauty in the highlands. Their special magic had to be captured—and a lifelong passion was born. “It’s all about loving it,” says Rafn, “Then it will be fine.”

Photographing at LangjökullLike-minded travelling companions
This professional photographer’s pictures have been published all over the world. He likes to share his passion for travel with like-minded people. His offers of customized, all year round photo trips and workshops range from a day to a fortnight long.
During the summer, he prefers the gentle midnight light of highland gems such as Landmannalaugar, the summit Hrafntinnusker, or the impressive Kerlingafjöll, with its colourful rhyolite mountains and geothermal valleys. Going south, he is fascinated by the black beaches of Vík, the incredible diversity of Skaftafell National Park, and of course, the goddess for all photographers: the famous Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. When you join him in his car, he might have a few more secrets to share.

Old harborFascination of the Westfjords
Rabbi likes to travel to the Westfjords—Iceland’s forgotten paradise and one of the least visited areas of the island. Everything in the Westfjords is extreme—from the almost vertical cliffs to the terrible storms that have created the coastline’s wrinkled face. Iceland’s most famous cliff, Látrabjarg, offers an opportunity to experiment with your camera’s exposure timing to capture flying puffins and other seabirds. A photo trip so far in the north is not for the timid, with temperatures rarely reaching 10 degrees, and frequent icebergs drifting past the coast.Cabin with colorful mountain and a river

Mountain on the East Coast Spa in the middle of the Lava

Treasure Hunting
The winter, with only a few hours of daylight, is a particular challenge to any photographer. Long twilights, with sunny gold pouring over the hills, and nights when the sky is full of Northern Lights that appear to be closer than anywhere else, are a real treat and best to be enjoyed in a group.

Fumarole

A church was fist built at Búðir in 1703. It was built by a Swedish-born merchant named Bendt Lauridsen. Bishop Jón Vídalín gave his permission to build a church here while on a visitation-tour in the summer f 1701.

A church was fist built at Búðir in 1703. It was built by a Swedish-born merchant named Bendt Lauridsen. Bishop Jón Vídalín gave his permission to build a church here while on a visitation-tour in the summer  1701.

Lónsöræfi ( Lonsoraefi ) in the East highlands of Iceland

Lónsöræfi ( Lonsoraefi ) in the East highlands of Iceland

Herring factory in Ingólfsfjörður, a fjord north from Djúpavík in the far north of Iceland, was built in 1942-44. Soon after construction the herring catches declined and the factory was closed in 1952. The factory processed herring to produce fishmeal and oil. The oil was filtered to extract the water and then stored in large heated tanks outside the factory.

Herring factory in Ingólfsfjörður, a fjord north from Djúpavík in the far north of Iceland, was built in 1942-44. Soon after construction the herring catches declined and the factory was closed in 1952.
The factory processed herring to produce fishmeal and oil. The oil was filtered to extract the water and then stored in large heated tanks outside the factory.

The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m. This is the second highest waterfall of the island.

The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m. This is the second highest waterfall of the island.

You can find a sampling of Rafn’s photo art and his tour offers on his websites www.islandsmyndir.is and www.IceStockPhotos.com.