Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop

In winter we offer this special photo workshop to some of the most unique and remote locations around Iceland. Glaciers and ice caves in south Iceland, frozen waterfalls and geothermal areas in North Iceland and isolated fishing towns in the east fjords. Some of the locations are only passable with native knowledge and modified 4×4 vehicles. Our locations in North Iceland are known as some of the world’s best areas to view and photograph the northern lights.


Around Iceland Winter Workshop – Dates

March 4 – 14, 2018 (Sold out)
November 15 – 25, 2018 (available)
November 30 – December 10, 2018 (available)
January 18 – 28, 2019 (available)
February 1 – 11, 2019 (available)
February 15 – 25, 2019 (available)
March 1 – 11, 2019 (available)

Duration – 11 days / 10 nights

Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop – Leaders

March 4 – 14, 2018 – Skarpi Þráinsson
November 15 – 25, 2018 – Skarpi Þráinsson
November 30 – December 10, 2018 – Aron Reynisson
January 18 – 28, 2019 – Skarpi Þráinsson
February 1 – 11, 2019 – Aron Reynisson
February 15 – 25, 2019 – Skarpi Þráinsson
March 1 – 11, 2019 – Aron Reynisson

All of our guides are Pro Photographers based in Iceland with years of experience leading photography workshops


Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop – Tour Outline

Double occupancy accommodation for 10 nights at hotels during the tour (single room also available if required). Central located 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 in spacious and specially modified 4×4 vehicle. Photographic tutoring and guidance by a Pro Native Tour Operator in Iceland. Safety gear will be provided at all times, such as crampons for your boots and helmets when needed. We submit a Complete Packing list for the tour, with recommended equipment and clothing to bring on the tour. Workshop itinerary details planned by a native guide with vast experience of leading photography groups in Iceland.

Book Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop

For reservations following policies apply:
Deposit: $1000 on booking
Payment in Full: 90 days prior to the tour starting date.
Total price: $5.700 USD. Single room supplement adds $900 USD
Group size: max 12

Want to learn how to take great photos? Do you want to see amazing locations in Iceland? On our “Around Iceland Winter Photography Workshop” we focus on Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in some of the most unique and remote locations in Iceland, frozen waterfalls, glaciers and ice caves which are only accessible with our modified Super-Trucks and local knowledge. We photograph geothermal areas, hot springs and volcanic craters and some iconic rock formations on the north coastline. Many of first-time visitors to Iceland have already been to the most touristy locations in south-west and glaciers on the south coast of the island, but this workshop also takes you to the remote east and north as a perfect choice to visit Iceland in winter and photograph some of the less visited vistas. On this tour, we can promise you that some of the locations are quiet and unspoilt, as you’ll feel like nobody has been there before you.


Highlights of Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop

  • Super Truck transport during the whole tour, takes us off the beaten track to remote and unique locations.
  • Ice Cave, our super truck makes it easy to visit as many ice caves as we like during the tour, but weather and conditions have to be right to allow us to enter ice caves. Safety first!
  • Major Waterfalls such as Godafoss (Waterfall of The Gods), remote Aldeyjarfoss and Hrafnabjargarfoss
  • Hvitserkur (Dinosaur Rock) in Hunafloi.
  • Lake Myvatn with the geothermal hot springs and volcanic craters.
  • Remote locations up north to capture the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

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.


You arrive in Iceland and check into 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 share from your native Icelandic guide 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.

Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop ReykjavikReykjavik view from Perlan.



We start early in the morning and travel from Reykjavik to the south coast of Iceland, we start our photography within one hour drive, our sunrise location, which will be Thingvellir National Park. From Thingvellir we travel to the southernmost point of Iceland, Vik. We will stay one night 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, we explore the black volcanic beach Reynisfjara which offers brilliant opportunities for seascape photography with the Reynisdrangar sea stacks and Dyrholaey rock arch.

Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Dyrhólaey South CoastDyrholaey
Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Reynisdrangar Vík South Coast Black beachReynisdrangar



After our sunrise at the coastline of Vik, we continue east to the glacier area of Vatnajokull. We will be based in a great hotel, with a glacier view and just a few kilometres from the famous Glacier lagoon. For the next two days, we explore and capture glaciers from all angles, even from under the glacier, inside a crystal ice cave. We visit Fjallsarlon glacial lagoon, Vestrahorn mountain. Many different shooting locations allow us to move around as the weather dictates and we can find a worthwhile shot in any direction. Should the Northern Lights decide to make an appearance, our options for foregrounds are truly endless. 

Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Vatnajökull Glacier Lagoon Ice beachGlacier Lagoon
Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Ice Cave Vatnajökull National ParkIce cave in Vatnajokull glacier
Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Northern Lights Aurora Ice Beach
Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop ice Beach Glacier Lagoon


The picturesque east fjords are calling us. We will stop at the more jagged coastal peaks of Eystrahorn and we’ll stop in ample locations to photograph sea stacks, the winding roads and cascading streams down the steep terraced mountains. East fjords are very quiet and isolated in winter, so for this part of the tour, we will feel like alone on the island, except meeting some local farmers. Our hotel is located in an old fishing harbour with spectacular snowy mountain view.

Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Stokksnes Vestrahorn mountain East fjords
Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Eystrahorn Lón East fjords



From east fjords we travel to Myvatn, the winter paradise in the north, we capture some winter scenes such as horses and turf houses on our way. We head to the majestic waterfall Dettifoss, where we’ll photograph sunset before we check in our hotel in Myvatn. For the next three nights we’ll stay at the same hotel in Myvatn, and each day/night we go to new locations. Depending on the weather we choose the Lake Myvatn, the geothermal hot springs, or Crater Hverfjall. Myvatn area is the perfect location for aurora photography as there is no light pollution and the options of the reflecting lake and other interesting foregrounds. We take a super-jeep tour up to two of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, Aldeyjarfoss and Hrafnabjargafoss. These waterfalls are amazing in the winter mood, and quite remote. If we have a downtime in Myvatn area, between sunrise and sunset, we can visit the Myvatn Nature Baths to relax and charge our batteries for the next shooting session.  

Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Aldeyjarfoss North Diamond CircleAldeyjarfoss
Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Goðafoss North Diamond CircleGodafoss (Waterfall of The Gods)

The Myvatn basin sits squarely on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and many of the interesting sights are volcanic or geothermal features. Last volcanic eruption in Myvatn area was quite recently or in September 1984 in Krafla. The textures and colours of the geothermal areas in north Iceland are phenomenal. When we have a downtime at Myvatn, we can relax in the Natural Baths and charge our batteries for the next long night out photographing Auroras.

Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Mývatn North Diamond Circle Geothermal Hotsprings
Iceland Northern lights photo tour Myvatn Auroras


After sunrise and our breakfast at the Myvatn hotel, we head out for our sunrise at Myvatn, or re-visit Godafoss and capture the mighty falls from another angle.  We drive the north-coastline and check in our country hotel, then we’ll visit Hvitserkur at sunset.

Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Aurora borealis over lake MyvatnNorthern Lights at Myvatn Lake



We capture sunrise at the snowy mountains of the north coast or visit Kolugljufur waterfalls before heading towards Reykjavik. There is a few great photo stops along with friendly Icelandic horses. Our last group dinner will be in Reykjavik.

Winter mood up north
Icelandic horses



Transfer from the hotel in Reykjavik to Keflavik international airport.





Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop
Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Aurora over lake Myvatn
Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop
Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop
Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Aurora
Around Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Bjarnarfell Snæfellsnes



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.