Iceland Photography Travel Guide | Q&A Travel, Planning, Locations, Gear, Costs and more!

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In this slightly different landscape photography vlog I attempt to answer a number of questions I’ve received about my trip to the UK and Iceland.

I cover the following topics:
Background – How did this adventure start? – 2:04
Planning – What planning did I do? – 3:42
Locations – How did I find where I wanted to take photos? – 5:17
Transport – How did I get around? – 6:41
Campsites – How did I find the campsites? – 9:23
Routine – How did I organise my day? – 10:54
Costs – How expensive is Iceland – 12:19
Gear – What gear did I take? – 14:00
More Gear – Gear to help with travel – 16:42
Travelling with Gear – How did I get the gear over there? – 23:51
When to Go -When’s the best time to visit Iceland? 26:09

After my local cricket decided to organise a tour to the UK, I took the opportunity to extend my trip by a week and visit Iceland. I rented a Motorhome for the convenience it provided and it allowed me to adapted my trip to suit the weather conditions and it gave me the flexibility to adjust me schedule to explore locations more if I wanted.

The two videos I mention for more information:
What’s in My Camera Bag 2017 –
Walk through of Motorhome Rental –

The campsites in Iceland are easy to find, they’re simple, have clean toilets and showers and most have kitchen where you can cook meals.

I share a breakdown of my costs for the week including flights, accomodation, fuel, food.

Along with my Nikon D800, I took my 17-35, 24-70 and 70-200 lenses with all my Lee Filters and polarisers. Plus I had the Mavic Pro and all my vlogging gear.

I also share some of the gear I took on this trip and explained how it helped me on my travels. Here are links to each of the items, they are affiliate links. If you decide to purchase any of the gear through the links below I might receive a couple of dollars, which I’ll invest straight back into the channel on things like music to make sure the content is always improving.

Red Whips –
Think Tank Bags Tablet –
Think Tank Bags Pro –
Generic Cable Bags –
PlugBug –
Power Brick –
Durable Charging Cord –
External Drive –
SSD External Drive –
Gnarbox –
Best bag for carry on luggage –
USB Charger for D800 battery –
USB Charger for G7Xii battery –

Map from International Photographer –

Favourite Photography Gear –
Current Landscape Photography Gear –
Current Vlogging Kit –

My main camera –
New Tripod –
New Ball Head –
Spare Battery –
Memory Cards –
Most Used Lens –
Best Wide Lens –
Best Super Wide Lens –
Lens for that extra reach –
Teleconverter –
My filter mount –
Filter adaptor ring –
Slim Landscape Polariser –
ND Soft Grad Filters –
ND Hard Grad Filters –
Little Stopper –
Big Stopper –

Primary Vlogging Camera –
Tripod –
Second Vlogging Camera –
Third Vlogging Camera –
Audio Mic –
Recording Sound –
Adapter Cord –

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  1. David Newbold on August 12, 2018 at 11:42 am

    This is a great wrap up to your Iceland adventure. So much good information shared. Thanks!

  2. Viking Photography HK on August 12, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Andrew, thank you so much for taking the time to create this video. I think you doing an amazing job and your videos are fantastic. You provided great information to coming visitors to Iceland. Cheers mate

  3. Chris Hewitt on August 12, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Hi Andrew, thanks for the incredibly informative video that had me making a number of “pause” side-trips into my local camera vendors sites. Air NZ limits carry-on to 7kg, do you know the total weight of your gear ? Looking forward to some more of your work from “across the ditch”. Cheers Chris

  4. Booster31 on August 12, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Thank You for this video! I have a question. What kind of cleaning cloth do You use? By the way. I’m planning a trip around Scandinavia nad Finland in summer. This video was really helpfull.

  5. Steve H on August 12, 2018 at 11:45 am

    I bought a Tilopa too. I researched flying experience of others and yes, technically the bag is slightly oversize, but you are the first I have heard of that had to check it. Did you check it at boarding? Where and what airlines required you to check it? Thanks.

  6. Soumendra Jena on August 12, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Hi excellent tips. I’m planning to drive like 150km average everyday because I stop like in every 5 mins to get pictures videos and drone footages. Do you have a list of photo spots ?

  7. Glen Domulevicz on August 12, 2018 at 11:48 am

    This is a good episode, something worth doing when the timing is right.

  8. Libor K on August 12, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Hello Andrew, it was very informative. I am planning to go there in the late Spring. I will let you know how it was. Again great feedback. Thank you …..

  9. Stephen Long on August 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Thanks for the detailed information Andrew – we are heading to Iceland for 6 days on our way from NZ to the UK and will be there in mid-winter.  I really appreciate the hints on organising and packing gear, especially recharging devices!

  10. Mark Hinds on August 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Great Video & Information Nicely Done 🙂

  11. Emily Potts on August 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Andrew!! wow great video! check out my short film of my trip to Iceland on my channel 🙂

  12. Brian Horsey on August 12, 2018 at 11:57 am

    I’ve inadvertently just searched for Red Whips on eBay instead of Amazon – interesting!

  13. Phil McNamara on August 12, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Hi Andrew, I loved your Iceland experience vlog packed with very helpful information. I am hoping to get there in 2019 and the information you have given will add to my research very well. I have a daughter who has been there twice and has loved the trip and the photography. I am traveling to Europe and the UK in September and the trickiest part is to get the camera gear onto the flights and keep under the 7kg weight limit. Fortunately my wife will cary 50% so we can conform to the regulations that seem to be getting stricter as time goes on.
    Great vlogs, I enjoy your work and continue to follow your photographic journey.

  14. U Wot M8 on August 12, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Great video. I have been thinking about visiting Iceland and this was really helpful.

  15. Mashaole Nkgapele on August 12, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for the enlightenment

  16. david wilkinson on August 12, 2018 at 11:59 am

    great video as always Andrew, thanks. Iceland is definitely on the list – a long way from Australia as you say, so will be done as a side trip to the UK for sure – thanks again

  17. joao bispo aragao on August 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Excellent video Andrew. Regards.

  18. Chandesh Shah on August 12, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Andrew, what a great vlog!! Very informational and lots of details. Thank you for sharing and look forward to the next vlog!!!

  19. Martin Norden on August 12, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Great video, currently working my way through your Iceland vlogs whilst planning my trip for 2019

  20. Wayne Fuller on August 12, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks for a very informative video Andrew. I really enjoyed your videos from Iceland and am planning a visit possibly second half of 2018. A quick question on your carry on bag with your camera gear in it. While you covered the size restrictions how did you go with the weight? Cheers

  21. RockSolid on August 12, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Was planning a trip over there myself this summer with my buddy, but damn that’s a lot more expensive than I thought. 1500 for the car especially. Hoped it’d be less.

  22. Glenn Curran on August 12, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks again Andrew for sharing your photo and video skills with us. Having visited Iceland in 2015, your show brought back many fond memories. Keep up the great work and enjoy some time at home in WA. Glenn

  23. John Spencer on August 12, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Very interesting info.

  24. Brian Horsey on August 12, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    That was different, Andrew, and very well done. As well as the info specific to Iceland, there was plenty more that is helpful for general planning and travelling with gear. A couple of things to think about before our next WA trip.

  25. John Bentley on August 12, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    It was a great series and i thoroughly enjoyed watching your videos and following your adventures. Great work and I look forward to your next videos.

  26. Gordon Melrose Building Design on August 12, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Just back from a week in Iceland and visited most of the locations in your wonderful series of vlogs. We opted for overnight B & B accommodation at various locations and all this together with the car hire was organised by Icelandinc travel company ‘Hey Iceland’ which I can thoroughly recommend. Weather was very wet at times and road no. 1 was closed due to flooding when we were there but ‘Hey Iceland’ re-arranged our accommodation etc within 30 minutes of a phone call – excellent service.
    The wind was also problem for flying a drone so only got very short videos. But overall it was an unforgettable trip and would love to go back some day. Only issue I have is that my photographs don’t look anything as good as yours!!!

  27. Scott Selmes on August 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Nice work pal good to see a realistic approach to Iceland. 👍 You should hit me up when your in Qld next , id have no problems showing around the Gold coast and Brisbane. Take care

  28. Paul G Johnson on August 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Brilliant end to your Iceland trip . Very informative. Thanks for sharing

  29. Dipak Sharma on August 12, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for this wealth of information. I think it will be very useful to so many people out there including myself.
    Can i just ask you what do you use for editing your DJI Mavic Pro’s videos on Mac? Do you use Final Cut Pro or iMovie?
    Thanks Dipak

  30. Clay Hawker on August 12, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Stunning work 👏👏🌞

  31. Mike Calvert on August 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you for a great deal of information and for the inspiration to get out on the road and just DO IT.

  32. Tim Blake on August 12, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Awesome end to the series mate, after watching this Q&A I really wanna go, all I need to now is convince the BOSS!!LOL!!! You have obviously been on an amazing journey with this series and it has been a privilege to follow you as you grow and develop your already extensive photographic skills. I look forward to following you as you carry on the next part of your journey back home!!!

  33. b z on August 12, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    so many useful tips.. thanks

  34. david thomas on August 12, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Andrew hi, thank you so much for the information its invaluable, I am intending to go there in 2019 as a side trip to a visit to the U.K like you I probably will only have about 5 days, my main destination will be Vestrahorn along with Jökulsárlón and Godafoss , so thank you for going to the trouble of putting this information out there.

  35. Richard Lefroy on August 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Andrew. I definitely don’t have a trip to Iceland in my near future… but I did enjoy hearing your thoughts… and maybe I even picked up a few tips too (I’ll just have to apply them to my next trip to Albany instead!) I must admit I started your video with no intention of making it through all 29 minutes… but I did enjoy it all! Thanks for sharing a bit of your channel background too – It was interesting to hear that your very first vlogs were all in preparation for your Iceland trip – you must be pretty pleased with how it has all turned out and, in a way, you’ve come full circle! Looking forward to your next videos (and hopefully you don’t run out of places to photograph around Perth!)

  36. rob warren on August 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks so much for this Andrew. Very helpful 🙂

  37. Fabian Strasser on August 12, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Good overview for somebody interested to plan a trip to iceland 🙂 And I have a much shorter travel on from Germany… 🙂

  38. Mujahid's Photography on August 12, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    next year…. next year I am going there. I was supposed to be there coinciding your trip. Thanks for info sharing.

  39. Sanket Deshpande on August 12, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Hey Andrew could you please post a link for the nikon charging station that you are using? Thanks!!

  40. supespawn22 on August 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    I’m going to Iceland in April! Your images are the ones i am going to try and recreate, with my own spin on them of course. I can’t wait!

  41. Steve H on August 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    The Nikon recharging station, how did you use that in the car? I could not find it listed in your gear list. I have a Nikon recharging station, but it only plugs into the wall.

  42. Mark Muller on August 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Super helpful Andrew. So many tips here, I’ll be checking out all the links!

  43. Tony Turner on August 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Loved this video, Andrew. So informative and helpful and especially liked the ‘gear’ section. Thank you.

  44. David Burns on August 12, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing all that information, excellent stuff.

  45. Luísa Mano on August 12, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Very useful information and well presented. Thanks for putting your effort on this.

  46. Photografia Australis on August 12, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    The question that nobody has asked you Andrew is did we beat the Poms in cricket? Seriously though, you should exhibit your photographs in some of the Sydney galleries. There’s always room for another Ken Duncan! Take care mate. Greg

  47. CathyAnn on August 12, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Excellent video with great information.  Thank you!

  48. Chris Ross on August 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Great video packed with info, Andrew. Thanks. Now all I have to do is get the Iceland travel plan approved by SWMBO.

  49. Diego McCartney on August 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing such useful information. Iceland is definitely on my list as well. You got some great images and footage. I’m glad you’ve seen an increase in viewership. Looking forward to your upcoming videos. Cheers from Texas.

  50. VisualKosmos on August 12, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Excellent video.
    hi Andrew, what is the L-Bracket for the Nikon D800 that you uses?