Icelandic Winter Adventure
Join Myself and Thorarinn Jonnson (Thor Photography) on this epic 8 day 7 night photography journey, where we will bring you to some of the most amazing photography locations in Iceland.
Dates - December 2nd-9th 2019.
Group Size - limited to 10 students.
Price - $4100
Students will learn:
How to create compelling and enticing landscape compositions.
How to properly expose for an image throughout all variety of light including prime and non-prime lighting conditions.
How to photograph the night sky, create star trails and with some luck, capture the aurora borealis!
How to use their camera to it´s best capabilities.
How to utilize motion blur to capture dramatic seascapes and waterfall images.
Workflow techniques for Lightroom and Photoshop.
Much, much more!
Lodging at each location upon double occupancy (single occupancy adds 750 USD).
Daily hands on time with the instructors, we will both be available to you all day long.
Transportation throughout the workshop.
Park entrance fees.
What´s NOT included in the Workshop:
Airfaire to and from Keflavik International Airport.
Meals exempt for mentioned above.
Transportation from Keflavik to first night host hotel, and last night for departure. We recommend the FlyBus Plus for transportation to/from the airport/host hotel. (See further below)
Alcoholic beverages and desserts.
Besides beginning and ending in Reykjavík, to make the most of this workshop we will be remaining as flexable as we can with our shooting locations and Itinerary. The weather plays a huge role in any workshop, but none more so than in Iceland where the weather can go from beautiful to harsh and harsh back to beautiful in minutes. For that reason we will be monitoring the weather closely and make our decisions around what nature gives us to put you in the best possible situations for making amazing photographs.
(Note: Each night we will monitor conditions for the aurora borealis. If the conditions are good we will of course head out to photograph the infamous northern ligths!)
Arrival day - 2nd December:
Upon arriving, we suggest using the FlyBus service from Keflavik Airport to the host hotel. Taxis are also available near the terminal building.
The FlyBus service is located right outside the terminal building and the cost is around $50USD each way. Book online using the FlyBus Plus service which will drop you off at your hotel. You can book a round trip to take you back to the airport after the tour.
Book FlyBus online:
1. Visit https://www.re.is/flybus
2. Choose the FlyBus+ service which will ask for your hotel information.
3. Pay online.
We will meet in the lobby of our host hotel at 6:30 PM and go from there to a nearby restaurant for a meet and greet dinner where we get to know each other and have a chat about what we will be doing during the coming week.
We leave Reykjavík early and head east to our first locations. The exact locations depend on weather conditions, but on our route are the two waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara.
Overnight near Vík.
Next three days will be spent in the Vatnajökull National Park, which is covering about 14% of Iceland and makes it the biggest national park in Europe. This area is packed with beautiful picturesque opportunities. Waterfalls, black sand desert, glacier tongues and not to mention the famous glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, with it's floating giant icebergs and just below we have the spectacular diamond beach, where the ice that has been carried out from the lagoon gets washed up on the shore creating captivating scenery, this is a feast for your sensor.
The Glacier lagoon area is probably one on the most famous places in Iceland with its floating icebergs. On one of the days we are staying in this area we will visit Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn a raw mountains with many compositional options like sand dunes, reflection and waves.
If conditions will allow we will visit an ice cave.
We head west in the direction of Reykjavík. Probable locations along the way include Skaftafell, where there are numerous photo opportunities including Svínafellsjökull glacier, and Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon among other locations that we either skipped on our way east or re-visit others.
Arrive in Vík to shoot the sunset and overnight there.
After breakfast we check out and head for sunrise shoot based on the condition and weather forecast we’ll make a decision on our next steps weahter we will spend more time on the south coast or visit what’s known as The Golden Circle to photograph the spouting hot spring Strokkur which erupts every 5-10 minutes, ejecting boiling water 25-30 meters into the air. The other option will be visiting Reykjanes peninsula, decision will be made upon weather and conditions.
Overnight in Reykjavík.
Departure day - 9th December:
Departures back to Keflavík airport - or stay for a while and explore, it is up to you! Again, we recommend using the FlyBus+
Cost: $4100 USD
Deposit: $1000 USD
A $1000 USD non-refundable* deposit is required to reserve your space for this workshop, or you may pay in full. The remaining balance is due on September 15th, 2019. If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your space will be forfeited.
Please read through our Cancelation and refund policy.