Skarphedinn Thrainsson (Skarpi), is Landscape photographer and Photo tour operator in Iceland. He's specializing his exquisite photography work on nature of Iceland including volcanoes, ice caves, animals and classic landscapes. Skarpis' images have appeared in numerous national and international publications, books, and calendars, including: Discover Magazine, Digital Photo Magazine, USA Today, Daily Mail, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, The Independent... to name a few. Along with running a stock photography website, he works on various photography projects, runs a postcard publication and offers photo tours and workshops in Iceland for photographers who wish to experiance the magic of landscape photography.
The photo tours are from day tours up to 13 days of photography.
Photos from summer photo tours in the highlands of Iceland:Landmannalaugar:
Hiking and photographing the colorful ryolite hills of Landmannalauger geothermal area and soak in a natural hot spring in the Icelandic Highlands (many Icelanders’ favorite place in their country).
We take the Kjölur Highlands Route over the rough, famous route through Iceland’s stark, barren Highlands, arriving at very colorful and less-known geothermal area Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll Mountains. We spend the whole day shooting the spectacular hotsprings and geothermal colors in the area and that night we sleep at the Highlands mountain cabin of Hveravellir, which has a natural hot pool to soak in and hissing volcanic vents to photograph, less than a minute walk out the door. The Langjökull glacier and the barren, bleak, yet beautiful
expances of Iceland’s western Highlands are more photographic highlights on this trip.
We take an easy hike to the geothermal fields of Hveradalir in Kerlingarfjöll, one of the most colorfull geothermal areas in the highlands of Iceland. On our way back from Kerlingarfjöll we stop at the waterfall Gýgjarkvísl, then take the gravel highlands route back down to the Geysir area in Haukadalur, and have an opertunity of shooting one or two of the pearls in the "Golden Circle" while we make our way back to Reykjavik in the night.