Looking for a guided tour?

If you’ve always wanted to experience Iceland with a local or through your passion for photography, the tours on this page might be something for you. I offer guided private (photography) day tours and scheduled group tours in both Dutch & English. Below, you can also find a few testimonies about me as guide.

Nederlandstalig Gegidste IJslandreizen

Op zoek naar een gegidst groeps- of privé avontuur in IJsland? Als professioneel fotograaf en gids werk ik samen met Puffins, een gelicentieerd reisbureau in Knokke (België).

Op hun website kan je terecht voor alle afreisdata die beschikbaar zijn voor groepsreizen en reizen in privé gezelschap. Ook fotografen die op zoek zijn naar een gegidste fotografie-specifieke reis kunnen daar terecht.

Upcoming Guided Tours in English

There are currently no guided tours in English scheduled.

Private Guided Day Tours

As a photographer and guide, I love being outdoors and showing people around. Therefore, I started offering custom guided day tours, leaving from Reykjavík. The focus of these day tours can be photography when desired.

During such a day tour, I will be your (photography) guide for an entire day, bringing you to less frequented locations and explaining how I tackle photographing these locations.

How Can I Book?

It’s possible to send me a booking request for a custom guided day tour via the form below.





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    Upcoming Events

    23/03/22

    30/04/22

    Noorderland – Fototentoonstelling in CC Asse (België)

    Zeven jaar na zijn eerste tentoonstelling, documenteert Jeroen vanuit zijn nieuwe thuisbasis in IJsland nog steeds de pure schoonheid die de rauwe natuur rond en boven de poolcirkel te bieden heeft. Met zijn nieuwe project ‘Noorderland’ schetst hij een fotografisch beeld van Spitsbergen, Groenland en IJsland. Bewonder de steeds meer onder druk staande Arctische regio’s voor ze onherroepelijk veranderen. In mei 2021 haalde Jeroen de wereldpers met zijn foto’s van de IJslandse vulkaanuitbarsting. Klasse van Asse… op een internationale schaal!

    Vernissage op 23.03.2022 van 19.30 uur tot 21.30 uur in de foyer van het CC. De tentoonstelling is te bezoeken tijdens de openingsuren van het CC en Bib.

    Previous Events

    23/10/2021
    14:00 – 14:45

    Photographing the Geldingadalir Eruption

    A talk in the Canon Young Talent Room on the Photo Days in Brussels, Belgium, about my experiences while photographing the eruption in Geldingadalir, Iceland.

    22/10/2021

    Infoavond IJslandreizen met Puffins

    Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove, onze lokale gids in IJsland, komt naar België op bezoek.

    Iedereen van harte welkom voor een informele en gezellige meet & greet @ Puffins: Maaiken 40, 8300 Knokke.

    Vuur al je vragen af en geniet van exclusieve beelden van de vulkaanuitbarsting Fagradalsfjall en het IJsland van Jeroen. Tijdens deze avond ontdek je alles over ons aanbod IJslandreizen in kleine groepjes.

    Testimonies & Reviews

    If you want to explore Iceland with your camera you’re blessed with a guide like Jeroen. He knows and understands the country so well. He really makes an effort to visit every location at the best possible moment of the day. He knows so many beautiful locations so that he’s also able to improvise when the weather conditions are not that great. He will bring you to lots of beautiful places that are less touristic and where you can take the time to fully explore your camera trying to capture this unique landscape.

    Stefaan Moens (Review on Facebook)Private Photography Tour in March 2016

    Jeroen took us on a private day trip to the Reykjanes Peninsula, as an insider he knows all the places and so he can tell you a lot about it. He knows a lot about the local geology and has some funny anecdotes on living in Iceland.
    Me and my girlfriend had an amazing time and got to places that weren't on our radar.
    Jeroen is skilled guide and I would recommend him! Thank you Jeroen we had a great day!

    Folmer Lycklama à Nijeholt (Review on Google)Private Day Tour in November 2021

    If you choose to live abroad and change the course of your life because of the passion for a certain place, authenticity should not be questioned. But Jeroen also proved himself to be a very skilled guide soliciting trust behind the wheels of the 4x4 crossing rivers and challenging terrain, and enriching your Iceland visit with those off the beaten path gems and an unquestionable knowledge. It is a true pleasure to work with Jeroen, who is also a very amiable people’s person apart from an inspiring photographer. We, of Puffins Travel, are very happy to cooperate with Jeroen.

    Sofie Vanmaele (Review on Facebook)Owner of Puffins travel agency

    It became clear that Jeroen is very familiar with the beauty of Iceland, but also with the possible dangers of its natural elements. He took us to the highlights, but also guided us to a number of hidden marvels. And always he knew something interesting to tell about the location. On the creativity side, Jeroen did not intervene at all on location - unless requested for. So we all could explore our own creativity. This definitely tastes for more. And I will definitely call Jeroen again.

    Koen De Troyer (Review on Facebook)Private Photography Tour in March 2016

    Jeroen showed us around the eruption site in Iceland and not only was he by far the most knowledgable guide I could have asked for, he was also incredible patient, conscientious and friendly. He was easy to talk to and also incredibly reassuring when the hike got tougher on the way down. I wish I could be back there doing it all over again!

    Jacob Arnold (Review on Google)Private Guided Hike to the Eruption in September 2021

    Jeroen, ik wilde je graag bedanken voor de prachtige trip in IJsland.Vooral omdat je ons niet alleen tot bijzonder mooie plekjes bracht, maar er steeds voor zorgde dat het op een veilige en verantwoorde manier gebeurde. Je kennis van de omgeving en het land en hoe er doorheen te navigeren hebben de trip nog veel specialer gemaakt dan ik had verwacht. Het was een privilege om met jou door IJsland te mogen reizen.

    Mattijs Schrama (Review via Puffins)Participant Puffins Group Tour in November 2019

    Had made an appointment with Jeroen to watch the eruption of the volcano Fagradalsfjall. At the time of appointment, October 10, there was no active lava flow. Jeroen suggested to photograph a non-touristic geothermal area to complete the experience of the booked day. Still went to see the volcano and got a lot of information about it. I can highly recommend Jeroen because he adapts the program to the needs of the customer.

    Mario Valkenborg (Review on Google)Private Guided Eruption Hike in October 2021

    Last monday I landed in Iceland with the main goal to see the erupting Geldingadalir volcano up-close. The weeks before my trip I came in contact with Jeroen and asked him if it was possible to book a private gided trip with him. I already saw his magnificent photos, drone videos and blogs, and since he is one of the very few landscape photographers who is following this ever changing eruption which started on March 19th, he was the perfect candidate to guide me. And my expectations of his guided tour were indeed the highlight of my short vacation. We had to sit out a few storms, but the fifth day the weather was perfect so today Friday 25th of Sept. Jeroen showed me around the volcano. Not only the sights where breathtaking but also Jeroen's personal anecdotes and explanition in an easy way over this ever changing landscape building itself was a great surplus to my hiking experience. He is not only passionate about telling you the story behind the views that unfolds before your eyes during the hike, but he lets you also walk at your own pace without looking to his watch as on many other organised larger tours. And since he had already many hours of drone flying experience over the volcano, he was even prepared to fly my drone over the volcano taking pictures and videoclips since I only had 2 hours of flying experience. The last drone flight I was confident enough to take the controls and fly a few moments over the volcanic landscape myself... What a thrill. So folks if you look for an unique guided personal tour, I would really recommend this great guide. From me personally he earns withouth doubt 5* !

    John Van Marcke (Review on Facebook)Private Guided Eruption Hike in October 2021

    Jeroen guided us to the active Fagradalsfjall volcano. He found a good hiking trail: easier, more quiet and with better view. We felt safe with him. We learned a lot about the eruption of this volcano and about the amazing nature of Iceland. The best guide for Iceland.

    Mie Veranneman (Review on Google)Private Guided Eruption Hike in July 2021

    Als gids is Jeroen een fantastisch totaalpakket! Weet alles, is persoonlijk betrokken, legt het heel bevattelijk uit, zorgzaam, goed voorbereid, niet gebonden aan uren of tijdslimiet én hij bezorgt je nadien ook nog prachtige foto's. Sir Tanxalot!

    Arne Van Staeyen (Review on Google)Private Guided Eruption Hike in August 2021

    Op reis in IJsland 1 van de 23 Belgen tegen gekomen die daar leven en werken: de super sympathieke fotograaf en gids Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove, die ons - compleet last minute - meenam naar de actieve Fagradalsfjall vulkaan, vlakbij Grindavik. Als je 's nachts naar een vulkaan en terug wandelt, is een goede gids alles behalve een luxe. Hij is bovendien een waterval aan verhalen, weetjes en inzichten rond vulkanen en trotse papa. Bijzonder mooie avond!

    Jurgen Wauman (Review on Google)Private Guided Eruption Hike in September 2021

    Super sympathieke gids/fotograaf met kennis van zaken. We zijn met Jeroen naar de uitbarstende vulkaan geweest; met veel enthousiasme gidste hij ons en vertelde vol passie over de natuur en fotografie in IJsland. Een aanrader!

    Petra Viaene (Review on Google)Private Guided Eruption Hike in September 2021

    It was a pleasure to have a look behind the scences on how Jeroen works. His photos look so natural as he knows where to be in the right place at the right time. I've received a lot of professional advice and feedback on how to create stunning landscape images. You did an amazing job and I can't thank you enough!

    Adinda Mattens (Review on Facebook)Private Guided Photography Tour in November 2017