Purple Peak Adventures | Treks and Tours

Join us on one of our exciting photography tours

For the past ten years we have enjoyed travelling independently in six continents and have enormous experience trekking and mountaineering in many of the world’s great mountain ranges: the Alps, Pyrenees, Dinaric Alps, Tatras, Himalaya, Drakensburg, Atlas, Sierra Nevada, Simiens, Snowy Mountains, Adirondacks, the Rockies, the Caucasus and the Andes, as well as summiting Kilimanjaro and wilderness trekking in Chilean Patagonia, Sweden, Greenland, and Oman. During our travels we discovered that the world looks infinitely more interesting and wondrous through a camera lens, and for the past three years we have been successfully running informal photo tours to Iceland and Arctic Scandinavia. We invite you to join us on one of our exciting 2019 tours.

‘The Land of Fire and Ice’: Southern Iceland, January 2019

Iceland, a vast volcanic laboratory of gushing geysers, grinding glaciers, breath-taking black-sand beaches, magical mountains and wild waterfalls, currently graces the pages of scores of glossy travel magazines. As the playground de jour for social media users, it’s right up there as one of the must-see destinations on every traveller’s bucket list. Quite simply, Iceland offers some of the most unusual and dramatic landscapes on Earth, and with a climate to match that is guaranteed to challenge even the most advanced photographers! At night there is the opportunity to witness the stunning celestial spectacle, the aurora borealis. We have timed our photo-tour to coincide with the new moon phase to ensure that we have the best opportunities to capture this unforgettable phenomenon. Our precise itinerary will be fluid and based on prevailing weather conditions, but we will take in prime locations such as Vestrahorn; Breiðamerkursandur (the world famous black-sand 'Diamond Beach'); the Jökulsarlon and Fjallsárlón ice lagoons; Svínafellsjökull (the glacier that was the backdrop to Mann's ice planet in the Hollywood movie, Interstellar); Vík í Myrdal (the southernmost village in Iceland), Dyrhólaey promontory, the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and more.

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‘The Kingdom of Cod’: The Lofoten Islands, Arctic Norway, 25th February to 4th March, 2019
Hamnøy, Moskenes after sunsetHamnøy, Moskenes after sunsetBlue hour at the fishing village of Hamnøy on Moskenes island in Lofoten

Book now Lofoten Monday 25th February –  Monday 4th March 2019 7 nights / 8 days. This 7-day tour takes you through the coccyx-shaped Lofoten archipelago which juts out into the frigid waters of the Norwegian Sea. Situated north of the Arctic Circle, winter is utterly spellbinding in this chain of mountainous islands rising straight out of the roiling ocean. We have timed our visit to coincide with the waning moon to optimise our chances of seeing the aurora. Our precise itinerary will be fluid and based on prevailing weather conditions, but we will take in prime locations such as Reine, Hamnøy, Sakrisøy, Ramberg Beach, Haukland Beach, Yttersand and more.

€1,850. Small group (2 min, 4 max) supported by 2 photographers. For more details and to book click here




‘Poldark Country’: West Cornwall, May 2019

The Duchy of Cornwall, a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean in the far south west of Britain, is the setting for the TV blockbuster series, Poldark. With its rugged cliffs, golden sandy beaches and pretty fishing villages, Cornwall has some of the best coastline in Europe, and the quality of the light here attracted many top artists in the early-twentieth century, giving rise to the famous St Ives School. The Penwith area contains more ancient monuments and sites than any other place in Britain. This is one of the longest consecutively settled landscapes in the world, where Neolithic megaliths, Bronze Age field systems, Iron Age hill forts and Celtic holy wells, are sited cheek by jowl with medieval farmsteads and abandoned tin and copper mines. Cornwall was at the very vanguard of the British Industrial Revolution, producing the majority of its tin and copper, and its iconic engine houses and other industrial buildings now form part of the UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. With its mild climate due to the Gulf Stream, spring in Cornwall is delightful, as a dazzling display of wild flowers pepper the cliff tops, moors and valleys. Our precise itinerary will be fluid and based on prevailing weather conditions, but we will take in prime locations such as the Enys Dodnan sea arch at Land’s End; Crowns Engine Houses, Botallack Mine; Lanyon Quoit, the Mên-an-Tol and Chûn Quoit near Morvah; Cot Valley (Porth Nanven) near St Just; St Michael’s Mount, Marazion; Godrevy Lighthouse, Gwithian; Towanroath engine house at Wheal Coates near St Agnes, and other places known to our Cornish guide.

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