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With pristine waters pierced by ancient volcanoes and framed by a luminous night sky, Iceland's rugged wilderness bursts with epic adventure and incredible photo opportunities.
Where else can you stand at the foot of the rumbling Gullfoss Falls, hike across Europe's most colossal glacier, marvel at the technicolor glow of the Northern Lights, and with each passing day, be humbled the raw majesty of it all?
Incomparable natural beauty is a given in Iceland. On this journey, take home unique stories of Reykjavik's imaginative culture, vibrant nightlife, and flavorful preparations of whale meat.
During the summer, the reflection of the Nordic sun earns it the nickname "Golden Falls." In the winter, it gushes icicle blue under a veil of snow. But 365 days a year, Gulfoss stands as the most treasured waterfall in Iceland (and that's saying something).
Legend has it the Reynisdrangar sea stacks were once trolls attempting to drag their three-masted ship ashore, but turned to stone upon being struck by sunlight. Whether fact or myth, the enigmatic formation stands as one of Iceland’s most photogenic sites.
Icing over more than eight percent of the country, the Vatnajokull Glacier is the largest in all of Europe. Embark on a chilling trek across its moon-like surface, weaving between neighboring volcanoes and subglacial lakes.
Unwind in an Icelandic oasis of gurgling geothermal waters under a banner of steam and sun. At the Blue Lagoon, soak in the mineral-rich, milky-turquoise waters that have brought relaxation and rejuvenation to generations of visitors.
The ruggedness of and stark contrasts present in Iceland's landscapes makes them irresistible to photographers.
This trip is inspired by ZOZI Guru Jimmy Chin. From renowned adventurers to celebrity chefs, the ZOZI Guru team consists of some of the world’s most accomplished professionals.
Jimmy Chin is one of the world's most prolific expedition and adventure photographers. His dramatic photos of human endeavors in extreme mountain environments has been published by National Geographic, Adventure, Outside, Men's Journal, ESPN Magazine, The North Face, and Patagonia. Jimmy's also a member of the exclusive North Face Athlete Team as a veteran climber, skier, and undisputed all-around mountain man.
Day 1: Reykjavik
A subpolar climate turns frisky at night. Live music provides evening thrills after days spent touring the galleries and museums that make up the spirited art scene of this dynamic city.
Day 2: Hvolsvollur
Surrounded by a crown of snow-capped mountains and gushing waterfalls, Hvolsvollur is a pastoral paradise, Iceland-style. Ready the camera and steady the hand in this picturesque destination.
Day 3: Gerdi
Keep your nose pressed to the window while en route to Gerdi. Cruising down the South Shore, take in staggering views of the legendary Reynisdager rocks and mist-shrouded lava fields.
Day 4: Skaftafell National Park
Spend a brisk afternoon ambling atop Europe's most colossal glacier. Revel in a frosty panorama while tramping through azure ice caves or relaxing next to the cascading Skaftafell waterfall.
Days 5-6: Reykjavik
Slip out of your hiking boots and into the balmy Blue Lagoon hot springs for a soothing soak; a beloved bathing ritual that twines luxury and ruggedness as only Iceland knows how.