1 guide, 7 days, 4 photographers
8th – 15th February 2019
Maximum of 4
Lets embark upon an adventure to photograph the wonders Iceland has to offer with her majestic northern lights, ice covered black sand beaches and her unique landscape.
This 7 night Iceland Photography Tour will start off on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula where we’ll be spending the next 2 nights, we’ll then venture towards the South Coast for a further 2 nights, and then move further north & east up as far as Vestrahorn for another 2 nights. We’ll be visiting a few of the country’s most beautiful & iconic locations, to name but a few but not limited to; Kirkjufell, Kirkjufellsfoss, Lóndrangar sea cliffs, Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach and the almighty, Vestrahorn Mountain. At night, we’ll be chasing those majestic northern lights.
This Iceland Photography Tour has been planned with the photographer right in the center, we’ll go where the light is at it’s best or getting you to where we’ll have clear skies to watch and photography the Aurora Borealis. Although we are working from a fixed itinerary, do not despair, it won’t be a case of getting 15 minutes to photograph each location, we’ll have plenty of time to explore the areas and if we’re driving down the road and you spot something you like, then we can and will stop!
As with all my Iceland Photo Tour & Workshops I like to keep the numbers small, and this photo tour is limited to only four people! This allows me to spend more one on one time with you, helping you with any questions you may have.
Our transport for the week will be in a 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser Super Jeep 😎
|GROUP SIZE||Minimum of two, maximum of four.|
|SKILL LEVEL||From Amateurs to Professionals.|
|FITNESS LEVEL||Easy/Moderate, some locations will be slippery and uneven ground. All locations within 15 minutes walking distance of our 4×4.|
* Where possible I’ll rent a house which we’ll all stay in together. Kitchen facilities are available for home cooking meals and bedrooms are based on sharing with another guest (twin beds).
Although the tour has a fixed itinerary for accommodation, please note that it is subject to change depending on weather conditions at the time.
Day 1 – Arrival Day – 8th February 2019
Collections begin from 12PM, We’ll be making our way towards the Snaefellsnes Peninsula where we’ll be spending the next 2 nights. Time dependent, we’ll finish the day off shooting sunset at Kirkjufell & Kirkjufellsfoss. Northern lights chasing in the evening, weather dependent.
Day 2 – 9th February 2019
We’ll start the day with a sunrise shoot at Kirkjufell & Kirkjufellsfoss, returning to accommodation for breakfast. Afterwards we’ll move onto the Budir Black Church then the small fishing village of Arnarstapi where we’ll shoot the Sea Arch and finishing off shooting sunset at Lóndrangar sea cliffs. Northern lights chasing in the evening, weather dependent.
Day 3 – 10th February 2019
Breakfast, checkout & sunrise shoot at Lóndrangar sea cliffs. We’ll start making our way to the South Coast afterwards. We’ll finish off the day with a sunset shoot at Seljalandsfoss & Gljufrabui. Accommodation in the South Iceland Guesthouse for the next 2 nights. Northern lights chasing in the evening, weather dependent.
Day 4 – 11th February 2019
Sunrise shoot at the Black Sand Beach of Vik shooting the mighty Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks. Afterwards moving onto the church of Vik which overlooks the entire town. Afterwards we’ll be heading to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach where we’ll have the opportunity again of shooting the Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks and also the basalt columns and cave finishing off the day shooting sunset at Skogafoss & Kvernufoss. Northern lights chasing in the evening, weather dependent.
Day 5 – 12th February 2019
Breakfast and checkout early in the morning. Moving onwards east towards the Glacier Lagoon and Iceberg Beach at Jokulsarlon. We’ll then be spending a good few hours shooting in the vicinity of Jokulsarlon & The Diamond beach. We will be finishing off shooting sunset on the diamond beach. Accommodation for 2 nights in Hofn Guesthouse.
Day 6 – 13th February 2019
An early start as we make our way towards the mighty Vestrahorn for a sunrise shoot. We’ll be spending the entire day in the general area of Vestrahorn visiting an unnamed waterfall just 10 minutes away and finishing off with sunset back at Vestrahorn. After sunset we’ll head into the town of Hofn for dinner at Kaffi Hornid, returning to Jokulsarlon for some Northern lights chasing in the evening, weather dependent.
Day 7 – 14th February 2019
Today we start making our way back towards Reykjavik where we will be spending the night. On the way back we’ll be stopping off at Kirkjufjara beach where we’ll have a chance of shooting Reynisfjara beach and the Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks again. We’ll also be visiting Dyrholaey Lighthouse and shooting the sea arch. Afterwards continuing on to accommodation at The Base by Keflavik Airport. Northern lights chasing in the evening, weather dependent.
Day 8 – Departure Day – 15th February 2019
Some flights will be early in the morning. If your flight is not until later in the day, you can either be dropped off into Reykjavik or to the airport. The flybus can be got in Reykjavik which will take you to the airport later on in the day.
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This workshop is aimed at photographers who want to improve and take their landscape photography to the next level. You will learn how I plan my sunrise & sunset shoots, how to focus for maximum DOF, you’ll learn more about composition, rule of thirds, leading lines, how & when to use filters, long exposure photography. During the night you will learn how to focus in the darkness, how to shoot really long exposures, how to create star trails and how to shoot the majestic northern lights!
This is not a sight seeing tour or a beginner’s photography course where you learn the basics of Photography such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You MUST already understand the exposure triangle, how it works and how each of the settings affect each other. This is not a luxury holiday where we spend time relaxing by the pool and topping up our tan.
This is a photography workshop intended for like minded people who share a passion for shooting landscapes, both the classic spots but also the not so classic spots. We’ll spend a week living together, eating together, shooting together, sharing our stories, sharing our passion for photography. This will be an intense trip, we’ll be shooting when the light is at it’s best and that’s during sunrise & sunset, we’ll be shooting in all conditions from rain, hail and snow to those rare blue skies. We’ll sleep when we can, when the light is at it’s worst.
I can guarantee you by the end of the week, you’ll be going home with new friends, great images but you’ll also be ready for a good sleep 😉
The full balance is not required to secure your place.
A deposit of £375 GBP will secure your place on this workshop with the remainder balance of £1125 GBP due by January 2019.
You can also spread the cost by paying a fixed amount each month.
All of my standard terms and conditions apply.