SOUTH ICELAND & SNÆFELLSNES WINTER PHOTO WORKSHOP

In winter Skarpi leads special photography workshops to some of the most unique ice caves, glaciers and landscapes on the south coast of Iceland and Snæfellsnes peninsula. 

DATES:
February 23 – March 5, 2018 (4 spots available)
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights

TOUR LEADER:
TBC.

TOUR OUTLINE:
Double occupancy accommodation for 10 nights at hotels/guesthouses during the tour. Hotel in Reykjavik before and after the tour also included. (Day 1 and 10).
All meals (breakfast, lunches, and hot dinners at our places of accommodation and/or restaurants) during the tour. Transportation with spacious and modified 4×4 vehicles.
Super Jeep tours to remote glaciers and ice caves.
Photographic tutoring and guidance by a native landscape photographer and tour operator.
Safety gear provided when needed, such as helmets and crampons.
Packing list for the tour, with recommended equipment and clothing.

RESERVATIONS
For reservations following policies apply:
Deposit: $1000 on booking
Total price: $5.400 USD.
Payment in Full 90 days prior to the tour starting date.
Single room supplement adds $750 USD
Maximum number of participants: 9

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On the South Iceland Winter Photography Workshop we focus on northern lights in some of the most unique locations in Iceland, frozen waterfalls, glaciers and ice caves. South Iceland has amazing soft light in the winter, when glaciers and ice turn into magical sculptures. For first time visitors to Iceland this is an ideal workshop to explore the stunning glaciers in winter in contrast with the black volcanic sand.

THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS WORKSHOP:

  • Ice Caves and ice formations.
  • Full day Super Jeep tour into remote glaciers and ice caves.
  • Glacier Lagoon and The Ice Beach
  • Snaefellsnes peninsula with the famous mountain Kirkjufell, black church at Budir and dramatic seascapes.
  • Major waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and Svartifoss.
  • Aurora Borealis hunting at night in Glacier Lagoon and other unique locations.

ITINERARY AND LOCATIONS:
As always in Iceland, we will be flexible and adjusted to weather and aurora activity to make the most out of the tour.

DAY 1
You arrive in Iceland and check in your hotel in Reykjavik, which will already be reserved by your tour operator and included in the price. We meet at the centrally located hotel at 17.00 and go out for a dinner in Reykjavik where we briefly go through the tour itinerary, safety and some practical things before we start our adventure in Iceland. If you arrive early in town, you can photograph some of the attractions such as Harpa Concert Hall, Hallgrimskirkja, Sun Voyager or Perlan.

ReykjavikReykjavik view from Perlan.
HarpaHarpa Concert Hall

DAY 2 AND 3 – THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK AND VIK

We start early in the morning from the hotel in Reykjavik, and drive directly to our first shooting location in Thingvellir National Park and start our photography adventure. From Thingvellir we travel to the south coast at Vik. We will stay the next two nights in Vik area, which has many of the most iconic frozen waterfalls and dramatic seascapes in the country, such as Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisdrangar and Dyrholaey. On day 3 we will drive up into the glaciers and visit some unique and remote locations off the beaten track.

skarpi_IMG_1002_72dpiOxararfoss in Thingvellir
Reynisdrangar in Vik
DAY 4 AND 5 VATNAJOKULL NATIONAL PARK – GLACIER LAGOON, ICE BEACH AND ICE CAVES
After our breakfast at our hotel we capture the sunrise on the famous Ice Beach  on the south-east coastline. We’ll photograph the Glacier Lagoon area for the next two and a half day and have many great locations to choose from.  We lodge close to the Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) to be able to be in locations at the best light, and when sky is clear and aurora is active we shoot the Northern Lights dancing over the lagoon. We will go into at least two ice ceves on the tour, the best available ice caves, deep under the Vatnajökull glacier, for tha ice cave trip we’ll provide all safety gear such as helmets and crampons. Never enter ice caves without an Icelandic guide and safety equipment.

The Ice Beach
Shooting at the Ice Beach
The Crystal Ice Cave in Vatnajokull
Exploring ice caves

DAY 6 – HÖFN – STOKKSNES, VESTRAHORN
The Horn area is below Vestrahorn, a 454 meter high mountain and an interesting geology site composing of unstratified plutonic rock, mostly gabbro but with some granophyre. East of the mountain is a strange-shaped outcrop called Brunnhorn that stretches out to sea. Vestrahorn is a very picturesque mountain with black sand dunes in forebround and a shallow beach with reflections. In winter we can expect a spectacular ligth on the mountain.

skarpi_1H1B2956_72dpiShooting sunset at Vestrahorn
Aurora Borealis at the Glacier Lagoon Beach
DAY 7 – SKATFATELL AND VIK
We’ll pass through Skaftafell both on our way to south-east and on the way back. We’ll shoot some of the great landscape there at least for one sunset. All the Skaftafell area is surrounded with spectacular landscape such as the glaciers and highest mountains in Iceland, waterfalls such as Svartifoss (Black Falls) to name a few of the best locations.

IMG_4894Skaftafell
skarpi_IMG_4264Shooting at Svinafellsjokull
DAY 8 AND 9 – SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA
From the south coast of Iceland we travel up to Snæfellsnes peninsula for two days and two nights in this unique compact landscape peninsula. As always we’ll lodge very close to the shooting locations to maximize the photography in the best light we get. Mountain Kirkjufell is perhaps the most picturesque mountain in Iceland, and with a unique composition of flowing river and waterfall in foreground. Snæfellsnes has all the landscape options that photographers can dream of, such as glacier, rock formations for seascapes, mountains and waterfalls.

KirkjufellThe famous Mountain Kirkjufell
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DAY 10 – SNÆFELLSNES  BACK TO REYKJAVIK
After our breakfast and sunrise in Snæfellsnes, we travel back to Reykjavik. We will stop at some shooting locations on our way, and then have our last dinner of the tour together in Reykjavik.

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DAY 11 – TRANSFER TO KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

VIEW MORE OF THE LOCATIONS ON THE SOUTH ICELAND WORKSHOP

The Ice Beach
Skaftafell
Glacier Lagoon / Jokulsarlon
Dyrholaey
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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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