Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland
A summer photography tour for the serious landscape photography enthusiast lead by native Icelander Skarphéðinn Þráinsson (Skarpi). Our goal is to take you to the right locations at the right time for the best photographic results. The long soft sunsets and sunrises are amongst the unique features that make Iceland the most magical place for photographers. We stay at comfortable hotels and guesthouses through the trip and our local guides go out of their way so you can get the best shots at some of the most amazing locations the country has to offer.
June 10 – 19, 2018 (available) – Guided by TBC
July 27 – August 5, 2018 (4 spots available) – Guided by Skarpi
Maximum number of participants: 12
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
PRICE: $5.500 USD
Single room supplement $700 USD
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
• Photographic tutoring and guidance.
• Accommodation 9 nights including 2 nights in Reykjavík at the beginning and end of the trip.
• All transportation in a spacious 4×4 vehicle.
• Full board: lunch and hot dinners during the tour and in Reykjavik before and after the tour.
Skarphedinn Thrainsson (Skarpi), Pro Landscape Photographer and Tour Operator native to Iceland. He’s specialising 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. Skarpi has vast experience in hiking, travelling, driving, and photographing the raw Icelandic landscape.
phone: +354 6174550
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN REYKJAVIK
Arrive in Iceland and check into your hotel in Reykjavik. Group dinner and meeting at 18.00. We briefly go over the itinerary and prepare our adventure in Iceland.
DAY 2 – Landmannalaugar – Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Vik
We start early from our hotel in Reykjavik and drive straight into the Highland, and photograph the spectacular landscape in Landmannalaugar. We spend most of the day in the highlands and then drive down to the south coast and overnight in Vik area, we’ll also visit Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss in best possible light.
DAY 3 – VIK, SKOGAFOSS, REYNISDRANGAR, DYRHOLAEY
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.
DAY 4 – VIK, SKAFTAFELL, GLACIER LAGOON
We start the day shooting some of the unique landscape in Vik area and then head east and we drive past the smallest grass-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.
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 were not lucky with conditions the day before.
DAY 6 – PUFFIN AND GLACIER LAGOON (JOKULSARLON) – GLACIER BEACH
We take a special puffin tour to one of the greatest nesting areas on the south coast, then explore the Glacier Lagoon and Mountain Lagoon area, photograph the lagoons, ice beach and Vatnajökull the largest icecap in Europe, yielding some incredible panoramic views just begging to be photographed. We stay the night in the lovely country hotel.
DAY 7 – GLACIER LAGOON – HÖFN/STOKKSNES, VESTRAHORN – MÝVATN
The picturesque east fjords are calling us. We will stop at the more jagged coastal peaks of Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn and we’ll stop in ample locations to photograph sea stacks 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. We’ll arrive in Myvatn that night, and stay for the next two nights.
DAY 8 – MYVATN – GEOTHERMAL POOLS – DETTIFOSS
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 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.
DAY 9 – MÝVATN – SKAGAFJÖRÐUR – 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.
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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