South Coast

Iceland Northern Lights Photography Tour


16th – 20th October & 12th – 16th November 2018

ONLY £750 Per Person!

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16th–20th Oct & 12th–16th Nov 2018

4 nights

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 4 night Iceland Photography Tour is based on the South Coast of Iceland. We’ll be visiting a few of the country’s most beautiful & iconic locations, to name but a few but not limited to; 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.

LENGTH4 nights
GROUP SIZEMinimum of two, maximum of five.
SKILL LEVELFrom Amateurs to Professionals.
FITNESS LEVELEasy
INCLUDED
Self Catering AccommodationAll Transport in a 9 seater 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
Seljalandsfoss & GljufrabuiSkogafoss & Kvernufoss
Reynisdranger Sea StacksDyrholey Lighthouse & Sea Arch
JokulsarlonVestrahorn

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 – 16th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:00am / Sunset: 18:28pm
Arrival day, shopping, check in to accommodation. Sunset shoot at the wonderful Seljalandsfoss with Northern lights chasing in the evening, weather dependent.

Day 2 – 17th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:02am / Sunset: 18:25pm
An early start this morning, making our way towards Jokulsarlon for a sunrise shoot on the iceberg beach. Afterwards moving further east towards Vestrahorn where we will finish off at sunset. 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 3 – 18th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:04am / Sunset: 18:23pm
Sunrise shoot at Dyrholaey looking across the black sand beach towards Vik. Afterwards moving on towards Skogafoss & Kvernufoss and we’ll finish off the day with a sunset shoot at Seljalandsfoss & Gljufrabui.

Day 4 – 19th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:06am / Sunset: 18:21pm
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 – Departure Day – 20th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:08am / Sunset: 18:18pm
Early flight home in the morning. If your flight is not until later in the day, you can either be dropped off at Reykjavik or at the airport. The flybus can be got in Reykjavik which will take you to the airport later on in the day.

Diamond Beach, Iceland
Thórsmörk Northern Lights
Arnarstapi Fishing Village

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 8/9 times and I truly can’t get enough. From the waterfalls on the South Coast, to the mountains in West to the famous Jökulsárlón 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 me, I’ve got a 100% success rate, I've got them exactly where they needed to be and that was with clear skies, or into position waiting for them to appear.

Testimonial


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Still not convinced? Here’s what past attendees have to say.

  • What an amazing week that was ! I already visited Iceland once in the past but a dedicated photography workshop really makes a huge difference. And Tyler is no stranger to the success of last week workshop. First keeping voluntarily the number of participants low (we were 4) makes the experience more 1-to-1 style, more personal. Easier to get advice on composition, equipment,….. Tyler really works hard for everybody to have a wonderful time and to get back home with pictures to be happy with, sometimes driving very long distance just to get the right light at the right moment. He also constantly adapts the schedule to both weather conditions and participants wishes. Don’t be deter by the relative lower prices compared to the crazy expensive 15-participants workshop one finds on internet. This just makes the choice of Tyler’s workshop even more straightforward. Would I go for another workshop with Tyler ? Tomorrow without any hesitation! Thank you Tyler ! Thank you ! Thank you !
    Gilles Caraguel
    Gilles Caraguel
  • 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
    Rena & Geert Kuit
  • Excellent Astro Workshop with Tyler and Steven Hanna on Friday night. Informative, enjoyable, pushing my boundaries and providing a great start to Astro Photography ... thank you both!
    Ivan Skinner
    Ivan Skinner
  • I was out at the Giants Causeway on Friday night with Tyler and Steven Hanna. Very informative workshop, great lads. Felt at ease the minute I walked into the room. Would definitely book another workshop.
    Elaine Tugman Cahill
    Elaine Tugman Cahill
  • Just back from the the Iceland workshop taken by Tyler. i must say i have never experienced anything like it. From the time we met Tyler at the airport to the end of the 5 day/4 night stay in Iceland everything was planned to perfection ie tyler hired a mini bus with plenty of room for everybody.We stayed in Log Cabins which had everything from warm showers to comfortable beds and all mod cons for cooking. Tyler drove us to the locations and helped us setup our cameras and what to look for. Thanks Tyler for everything and what a stunning place iceland.
    Barry McCluskey
    Barry McCluskey

Payment Terms

Your deposit of £187.50 GBP will secure your place on this workshop. The balance of £562.50 GBP is due 4 weeks before start date. All of my standard terms and conditions apply.

Spread the cost by paying a fixed amount each month.

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ONLY £750 Per Person!

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