Iceland Adventure Summer Photo Tour – July 2017&2018

Iceland Adventure Summer Photo Tour

A yearly summer photography tour for the serious landscape photography enthusiast lead by native Icelanders: Örvar A. Þorgeirsson and Skarpi Thrainsson. Our goal is to assist you getting to the right locations at the right time for the best photographic results.
We have chosen early July for this trip as it is one of the best time of the year. Endless soft light and combined sunset and sunrises are amongst the unique features that make Iceland the most magical place for photographers.

We reach some of the most amazing locations in Ieland. Go with the light, for the light with local expert knowledge. Check out the photos from our group members last year

Dates:
July 3 – 16, 2017 – (3 spots available)
July 3 – 16, 2018 – (8 spots available)
Duration: 14 Days and 13 nights in Iceland

PRICE: $5.950 USD
Single room supplement $800 USD

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WHAT IS INCLUDED?

• Photographic tutoring and guidance.
• Accommodation 13 nights including 2 nights in Reykjavík at the beginning and end of the trip. (Country hotels and Guesthouses, breakfast included)
• All transportation in spacious 4×4 vehicles.
• Full board: lunch, snack and hot dinners during the tour. In Reykjavik dinner in Restaurant.

LEADERS:
Örvar Þorgeirsson is an award-winning Icelandic photographer, owner of the gallery “Arctic photo” in Reykjavik. His work presents dynamic, sharp, and moody photos of Iceland.
Skarphedinn Thrainsson (Skarpi), Pro Landscape Photographer and Tour Operator also native to Iceland. He’s specializing his exquisite photography work on the Icelandic Nature including volcanoes, ice caves, animals and landscapes. Skarpi also runs a publication among other projects in Iceland.
Both, Örvar and Skarpi have vast experience in hiking, traveling, driving, and photographing the raw Icelandic landscape. They are well known for their unique style of low light landscape photography and their images have appeared in numerous national and international publications, books, calendars including Discover Magazine, National Geographic, USA Today to name a few.

CONTACT:

Skarphedinn Thrainsson
Bugðulækur 10, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland
skarpi@skarpi.is
phone: +354 6174550
www.skarpi.is
Örvar Thorgeirsson – Arctic Photo
Laugarvegur 50, 101 Reykjavík
Iceland
arcticphoto@arcticphoto.is
www.arcticphoto.is

ITINERARY
Flexible and adjusted to weather, as always when traveling in Iceland

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN REYKJAVIK
Arrive and be picked up at Keflavik Int’l Airport and brought to your accommodation in Reykjavik. The rest of the day/night is free.

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Reykjavik city

DAY 2 – GOLDEN CIRCLE
We start very early, and photograph the must-see popular Golden Circle sights of Geysir (after which all other geysers are named), Gullfoss (Iceland’s most famous waterfall), and Þingvellir National Park (the world’s oldest parliament’s meeting place and rift zone between the North American and European tectonic plates). We’ll also find the locals’ secret of Brúarfoss, a delightful miniature version of Africa’s Victoria Falls.

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DAY 3 – LANDMANNALAUGAR

A full day spent hiking and photographing the colorful ryolite hills of Landmannalauger geothermal area and soak in a natural hot spring
in the Icelandic Highlands (many Icelanders’ favorite place in their country).
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DAY 4 – LANDMANNALAUGAR – VIK

We’ll take a walk right behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall (hope you brought along a weather-sealed camera body!), and photograph Skógafoss.
Next we’ll spend our evening around the small town of Vík in Mýrdal (which has a beautiful country church surrounded by fields of lupine wildflowers),
and photograph the Dyrhólaey sea arches, sea stacks, and puffin colony.
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DAY 5 – VIK – SKAFTAFELL
We start the day shooting some of the unique landscape in Vik area and then head east and we drive past the smallestgrass-roofed church in Iceland at Núpsstaður on our way to Skaftafell National Park, where we’ll photograph more glaciers, Hvannadalshnjúkur(the highest mountain in Iceland). The iceberg-filled glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón is another classic postcard scene, and we’ll have a unique Icelandic farm-stay experience that night.

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DAY 6 – GLACIER LAGOON (JOKULSARLON) – GLACIER BEACH

We start the day early and go on a special Puffin tour, to one of the best nesting area in Iceland, after taking taking hundreds of Puffin shots, we spend the day in Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, and hike up to one of the most beautiful
waterfall in Iceland, Svartifoss (Black Falls), photograph Vatnajökull the largest icecap in Europe, yielding some
incredible panoramic views just begging to be photographed. We stay the night in the lovely Hotel Skaftafell, with the most amazing mountain Hrutfjallstindar in background.
Svartifoss (Black Falls)
Atlantic Puffin

DAY 7 – GLACIER LAGOON – HÖFN/STOKKSNES, VESTRAHORN

More glacier lagoons as we will visit the off the beaten track Heinabergslón before heading further east to photograph
the jagged peaks of Vestrahorn. We will have another go at Jökulsárlón in the evening in case we where not lucky with conditions the day before.
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DAY 8 – HÖFN – EAST HIGHLANDS

The picturesque east fjords are calling us. We will stop at the more jagged costal peaks of Eystrahorn and we’ll stop in ample
locations to photograph seastacks, the winding roads and cascading streams down the steep terraced mountains. Perhaps Reindeer (the trademark of east Iceland)
will cross the road on this summer tour.
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DAY 9 – MYVATN – GEOTHERMAL POOLS

Now in the north of Iceland, we’ll feel the plummeting power of Europes’s largest waterfall by volume, Dettifoss, from it’s better yet
less-visited side, and take some shorter hikes in the river canyon of Jökulsárgljufur National Park to see rock stacks dividing a the powerful
Jökulsá á Fjöllum. In Mývatn we’ll photograph geothermal steam vents, bizarre volcanic formations, and fields of craters that will make you feel
like you are on the moon, then check out or swim in warm, silica-rich water with an amazing blue-colour, from a nearby geothermal power plant.
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DAY 10 – MYVATN – ASKJA – HERÐUBREIÐARLINDIR

The iconic Highland destination of Askja volcanic crater lake awaits us after a several hour 4×4 drive into the heart of Iceland’s NE-highland region, and there we’ll also swim the Icelandic way in the Viti explosion crater that’s still warm. We’ll also photograph and drink the fresh spring water gushing from beneath Mt. Herðubreið, Iceland’s most beautiful mountain according to many Icelanders.
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DAY 11 – JÖKULSÁRLGLJÚFUR – DETTIFOSS – ÁSBYRGI – HÚSAVÍK

In Icelands mini Crand Canyon we’ll feel the plummeting power of Europes’s largest waterfall by volume, Dettifoss along with its less known neighbour Selfoss and take some shorter hikes in the river canyon of Jökulsárgljufur National Park to see rock stacks dividing a the powerful Jökulsá á Fjöllum.We will drive passed the picturesque town of Húsavík before heading to Akureyri the capital of north Iceland where we will have a good rest after the previous busy days.
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 DAY 12 – CENTRAL HIGLANDS – HVERAVELLIR – KERLINGARFJOLL
We take the Kjölur Highlands Route over the rough, famous route through Iceland’s stark, barren Highlands, arriving at very colorful and less-known geothermal area Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll Mountains. We spend the whole day shooting the spectacular hotsprings and geothermal colors in the area and that night we sleep at the Highlands mountain cabin of Hveravellir, which has a natural hot pool to soak in and hissing volcanic vents to photograph, less than a minute walk out the door. The Langjökull glacier and the barren, bleak, yet beautiful expances of Iceland’s western Highlands are more photographic highlights on this trip.

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DAY 13 – KERLINGARFJOLL – REYKJAVIK

We take an easy hike to the geothermal fields of Hveradalir in Kerlingarfjöll, one of the most colorfull geothermal areas in the highlands of Iceland. On our way back from Kerlingarfjöll we stop at the waterfall Gýgjarkvísl, then take the gravel highlands route back down to the Geysir area in Haukadalur, and have an opertunity of shooting one or two of the pearls in the “Golden Circle” while we make our way back to Reykjavik in the night. We’ll stay in Reykjavik the last night, allowing you to do any last minute shopping or city sightseeing.
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DAY 14 – CHECK OUT AND DEPARTURE (JULY 16TH)

 

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $150 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $150 fee.
75 days: 75% refund
60 days: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.

 

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