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Snaefellsnes Peninsula & South Coast

Iceland Photography Tour


20th – 27th October 2018 (7 nights)

£1500 Per Person

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20th – 27th October 2018

7 nights (Saturday to Saturday)

Maximum of 5

Self Catering

Introduction

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime in Iceland as we go on the hunt for the beautiful autumnal colors on Iceland’s rugged landscape and in search of the majestic Aurora Borealis?

This 7 night Photography Tour will start off on the Snaefellsness 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, Reynisdranger Sea Stacks, Jokulsarlon’s 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 photo tours & workshops I like to keep the numbers small, and this photo tour is limited to only five 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 spacious 9 seater 4×4 Volkswagen Caravelle, so plenty of room for you to snuggle up and catch some sleep.

LENGTH7 nights
GROUP SIZEMinimum of two, maximum of five.
SKILL LEVELFrom Amateurs to Professionals.
FITNESS LEVELEasy
INCLUDED
Self Catering AccommodationAll Transport in a 4×4
Collection/Drop Off from ReykjavikProfessional guide
Photographic guidancePost processing techniques
Internet access whilst on the roadEar plugs
Shower Caps (for camera/lens)
NOT INCLUDED
Flights to KeflavikTravel & Equipment Insurance
Alcohol/lunches/snacks/foodAny extra activities or entrance fees
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Kvernafoss WaterfallLondrangar Basalt Sea Cliffs
Hellnar Sea ArchBudir Black Church
ArnarnstapiKirkjufell & Kirkjufellsfoss
Seljalandsfoss & GljufrabuiSkogafoss & Kvernufoss
Reynisdranger Sea StacksDyrholey Lighthouse & Sea Arch
JokulsarlonVestrahorn

Accommodation

We’ll be staying in self-catering accommodation for the week so as to keep the cost low. As soon as I start adding hotel rooms, the price of the tour would almost double.
2 Nights in Hellnafell (Twin Beds)
2 Nights in South Iceland Guesthouse (Twin Beds)
2 Nights in Hofn Guesthouse (Twin Beds)
1 Night in The Base by Keflavik Airport (Twin Beds)
Single room occupancy can be added on request.  Please contact me for a quote. This will be paid separate from the tour.

Tour Highlights & Itinerary

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 – 20th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:25am / Sunset: 17:17pm

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 – 21st October 2018
Sunrise: 8:29am / Sunset: 17:13pm

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 – 22nd October 2018
Sunrise: 8:32am / Sunset: 17:10pm

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 – 23rd October 2018
Sunrise: 8:36am / Sunset: 17:06pm

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 – 24th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:39am / Sunset: 17:02pm

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 – 25th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:39am / Sunset: 17:02pm

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 – 26th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:39am / Sunset: 17:02pm

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 – 27th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:39am / Sunset: 17:02pm

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.

Who is this Workshop & Photography Tour for?

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 😉

Why choose me?

Tyler Collins

Tyler Collins

Photographer & Guide
I may have been born in Ireland, but Iceland is where my heart is.  I’ve been travelling to and photographing Iceland now since July 2015 and since then I’ve been 5 times and I truly can’t get enough. From the waterfalls on the South Coast, to the mountains in West to the famous Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon with its icebergs to the many black sand beaches – it really is a photographers paradise.  I’ve clocked up thousands of miles and many many hours driving on the Icelandic “roads” from the south's paved roads, to the east's gravel roads, to the rocky highland roads.  Elsewhere in Finland & Norway, I’ve over 3 months of driving experience on snow & ice, in blizzards and in complete whiteout conditions.  Not only am I an experienced photographer and driver, but I’ve also worked professionally as a Northern Lights Tour Guide 300 miles North of the Arctic Circle in Finland.  When it comes to chasing the Northern Lights with my clients, I’ve got a 100% success rate, I got them exactly where they needed to be and that was with clear skies, or into position waiting for them to appear.

Testimonial

My husband and I recently spent 7 days with Tyler in Iceland on a photography tour. What an amazing experience!! Not only did we manage to capture the northern lights but Tyler made sure that we visited and experienced some of the best photography sites the Iceland south coast has to offer. We encountered some harsh weather which led to roads being closed but Tyler was innovative in his approach to make sure that we then captured sites closed to where we lived keeping our safety as a primary concern. He was on hand to offer advice on camera settings but he was never intrusive to our own style and that was really appreciated. We will definitely tour with him again either in Ireland or Iceland. He is a cool guy and tour guide!

– Rena & Geert Kuit

Payment Terms

Your deposit of £375 GBP will secure your place on this workshop. The balance of £1125 GBP is due by 1st October 2018. All of my standard terms and conditions apply.

Spread the cost by paying a fixed amount each month until end of September.

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£1500 Per Person

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£1500 Per Person

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