Why would you choose Arctic Exposure?

Our goal is to introduce you to the many beautiful locations we know here in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. While showing you around, we will do your best to teach you how to take better photographs, to skillfully use your camera and equipment, and give you some post-processing tips.

On top of these objectives, we want you to learn something new about the culture and history of the country you are visiting. To have a lot of fun, appreciate great food and in the end, have a memory that you will want to share with others.

The Workshops we host are mainly based in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. We offer all inclusive tours where you stay at 99% of the time in hotels and guesthouses with private bathrooms. We try to shake things up and check out some local delicatessen while we roam around and we always try to show you something new and off the beaten track. All our guides are local pro photographers and quirky in a good way.

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Arctic Exposure´s Pro Guides: 

Skarphedinn Thrainsson (Skarpi)Skarpi

Pro Landscape Photographer, Tour Operator in Iceland & owner of Arctic Exposure, Born 1972 in Egilsstadir, East Iceland. Living his passion of outdoors travelling, hunting, fishing and exploring the nature of Iceland since childhood. He’s specialising his exquisite photography work on the Iceland nature including volcanoes, ice caves, wildlife and classic landscapes. Skarpis’ images have appeared in numerous national and international publications, books, and calendars, including Discover Magazine, Digital Photo Magazine, USA Today, Daily Mail and The Guardian to name a few.

Along with running Photography Tours and Workshops in Iceland, Skarpi runs a stock photography website www.skarpi.is and runs a postcard, calendar and souvenir publication via Arctic Art. Skarpi is an authorised tour operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board, making sure you travel safely in harmony witFMS_travel_agency_72dpih the raw nature of Iceland.

Feel free to send your request or call to book a photography tour, or purchase images or other requests. Skarpi can be contacted by mail at skarpi@arcticexposure.is or by phone at +354 6174550.

ICELAND is undoubtedly one of the coolest photographic destinations in the world, and the incredible diversity of the landscape enthrals even the most seasoned travellers. Iceland has something for everyone, any time of the year! We have winter workshops featuring the Northern Lights, ice caves and frozen landscapes. Come during the summer and fall and photograph all the way around Iceland. We have extreme super jeep highland excursions as well! In the spring we focus on landscapes and birds, such as the famous Atlantic Puffin. Arctic Exposure is a fully licensed Tour Operator & Travel Agency authorised by the Icelandic Tourist Board.

WE offer from day tours up to two-week long photography tours and workshops in Iceland, for photographers who wish to experience the magic of landscape and aurora photography. Guided tours to all the best photographic locations with a hands-on photography workshop. We are professional photographers and tour operators with vast experience in landscape photography in Iceland, we make sure you get to the best locations at the best possible light.


We use serious transportation to get our participants to the coolest remote locations in Iceland, such as ice caves, glaciers, remote waterfalls in winter, and Highland excursions. Mercedes-Benz Super Sprinter – 46″ wheels, differential locks, seats 17 + trunk for camera gear. Wi-fi and USB chargers for all seats. This is a custom made truck for photo tours and workshops in Iceland.


Mercedes Benz Sprinter 4×4, 31″ wheels. Seats 9 participants. This is a great minibus for up to 9 participants.

Toyota Land Cruiser Super Jeep. AT 4×4 38″ wheels. This is our moon hubby for smaller groups and private photo tours in Iceland. Seats 4 participants. Great for Highlands, glacier and ice cave tours.