Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop
Arctic Exposure has been offering the Aurora & Ice Photo Workshops for the past five years, and we can proudly say that we got this area of Iceland fully covered. On this Photo Workshop, we focus on the amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the incredible Ice Caves that you find in many of Iceland’s Glaciers.
We will explore many of the better-known locations of Iceland. Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Reynisfjara Black Beach and Glacier Lagoon for example on the South Coast. These are all striking locations you might know from travel programs, movies and thousands of travelling photographers, and must-see locations in Iceland. The frozen winter landscape only makes these locations more beautiful and unique and the perfect background for Northern Lights photography.
We will, of course, visit many other and less known locations along with the gorgeous Ice Caves. Every year we have new caves moulded by the glaciers and each year we have to explore new caves and see if the older ones are safe, or still there.
In our Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop, our focus is on you and to help you improve your photography in astonishing locations? With a limited number of participants of eight people, everyone will get time with our skilled guides that will answer every question that might come up. We welcome all photographers, from beginners to advanced. This is the perfect photo workshop to get your first taste of Iceland.
December 8 – 15, 2018 (4.spots available)
Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop – Dates:
January 5 – 12, 2019 (Sold out)
February 16 – 23, 2019 (4.spots available)
March 2 – 9, 2019 (4.spots available)
March 16 – 23, 2019 (Available)
December 8 – 15, 2018 (4.spots available)
Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop – Outline:
Double occupancy accommodation for 7 nights, single room available upon request.
All meals (breakfast, lunches, and hot dinners at our places of accommodation and/or restaurants). Transportation with spacious and modified 4×4 super truck.
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.
Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop – Reservations
For reservations following policies apply:
Deposit: $1000 on booking
Payment in full 90 days prior to the tour starting date.
Total price: $4.200 USD.
Single room supplement adds $750 USD
Maximum number of participants: 8
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
On the South Iceland Winter Photo Workshop we focus on Northern lights in some of the unique locations in Iceland, frozen waterfalls, glaciers and ice caves. South Iceland has amazing soft light in the winter, 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 Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop:
- Aurora Borealis nights in Glacier Lagoon and other unique locations
- Ice Caves and ice formations.
- Super Truck tour into remote glaciers and ice caves.
- Glacier Lagoon and The Ice Beach
- Major waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and Svartifoss.
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. We meet at the centrally located hotel 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.
DAY 2 THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK AND VIK
We start early in the morning from 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 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.
DAY 3 AND 4 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 the sky is clear and Aurora is active we shoot the Northern Lights dancing over the lagoon. We will go into at least two ice caves on the tour, the best available ice caves, deep under the Vatnajökull glacier, for the 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.
DAY 5 – 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 the foreground and a shallow beach with reflections. In winter we can expect a spectacular light on the mountain.
DAY 6 – SKATFATELL AND VIK
We’ll pass through Skaftafell both on our way to the 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 by 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.
DAY 7 – VIK – GOLDEN CIRCLE – REYKJAVIK
After our breakfast and sunrise in Vík area, we take the Golden Circle and travel back to Reykjavik, with some good shooting locations and lunch on our way. We check in our hotel in Reykjavik and say farewell, The workshop concludes here.
DAY 8 – DEPARTURE
Transfer to Keflavik international airport
VIEW MORE OF THE LOCATIONS ON THE AURORA AND ICE CAVE WORKSHOP
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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