Around Iceland Autumn Photo Workshop

In our Autumn Photo Workshop Around Iceland, we go around Iceland photographing the many amazing locations Iceland has to offer in their Autumn colours. With Northern Lights in season, we focus our attention on the evening searching for Aurora a pick beautiful landscape as foreground. We will make stops at various glaciers, glacier lagoons, black beaches, numerous waterfalls, geothermal areas, lava fields and seascapes on our journey around Iceland. This is a fantastic Photo Workshop for landscape photographers who want a great introduction to the diverse landscape Iceland has to offer.

Our Autumn Photo Workshop Around Iceland is for photographers who want a more personal experience. We only offer small groups of max nine photographers and our workshop is all-inclusive. That means you only pay the Workshop fee and you get all services included while you travel with us. That is guiding, accommodation, all meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), transport in a 4×4 Super Truck & Flybus voucher from the airport and back, and post-processing tips.

Dates – Around Iceland Autumn Photo Workshop

Dates 2020
September 4-14, 2020 (Available)

October 10-20, 2020 (Available)

Dates 2021

Duration: 11 days, 10 nights 

October 8-18, 2020 (Available)

Around Iceland Autumn Photo Workshop – Tour leaders

Dates 2020
September 4-14, 2020 – Skarpi Thrainsson

October 10-20, 2020 – Aron Reynisson

Dates 2021

October 8-10, 2021 – Aron Reynisson




Around Iceland Autumn Photo Workshop – Overview

The Workshop will begin in Reykjavik with a group dinner on the first evening.

Flybus vouchers from Keflavik Airport & back after the workshop are included but you can upgrade to a private airport pick up or drop off if you prefer. All transport is done by specially modified 4×4 Super Truck. We will pick you up at the hotel the morning after group dinner and drop you off again at the hotel when the workshop is finished.

Accommodation: Double occupancy accommodation for ten nights at hotels, single room available upon request. We stay at various hotels & guesthouses but as close as possible to our photography locations. All meals are included (breakfast, lunches, and hot dinners at our places of accommodation and/or restaurants) along with soft drinks & coffee or tea with meals. The workshop concludes when we check into our last hotel night in Reykjavik – Participants will then have time to visit Reykjavik or rest for early flights.

Physical Ability: The tour is open to all ability levels. While this is not a hiking tour, we will be as active as conditions allow and make short walks and potentially hike up small 100-200 meter hills.

The Workshop includes Photographic tutoring and guidance by pro landscape photographers. Arctic Exposure will provide you with a Packing list for the tour, with recommended equipment and clothing. Safety gear provided when needed, such as helmets and crampons.

Reserve a spot on our Around Iceland Autumn Photo Workshop

Deposit payment USD 1.000.-
Payment in full 90 days prior to the tour starting date.

Total price: $5.900 USD.-
Single room supplement adds $800.- USD

11 days / 10 nights

Maximum number of participants: 10

What´s Included
All accommodations with private bathrooms during the workshop
All meals indicated
Guiding by an Icelandic Pro Photographer
Image Critique & Post Processing session
Super Truck transportation
Flybus transfer from Int. Airport and back after the tour
Special Autumn Locations
Northern lights Photography

What´s Not Included
International Flights
Cancellation Insurance
Alcoholic drinks
Dinner the last night in Reykjavik – workshop concludes at the hotel
Items of Personal nature
Gratuity for your Photography guide

Around Iceland Autumn Photo Workshop  – Itinerary

In Arctic Exposures Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland we need to be flexible and adjusted to weather, as always when travelling in Iceland

DAY 1 – Arrival in Reykjavík

Arrive in Iceland and check into your hotel in Reykjavik. Group dinner and meeting. We go over the itinerary and prepare our adventure in Iceland.

Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Reykjavik
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Reykjavik

DAY 2 – Þingvellir & the Highlands of Iceland

We start early from our hotel in Reykjavik and start our tour by travelling to Þingvellir National Park, known for Alþing (Althing), the site of Iceland’s parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of two tectonic plates, with rocky cliffs and fissures like the huge Almannagjá fault.

We travel onwards to the Highlands of Iceland and make a stop at the 122m high Háifoss, the fourth highest waterfall in Iceland. We then continue to Landmannalaugar in the Nature Reserve Fjallabak. Hopefully, we have time to take a dip in the natural pools but this area of the Highlands of Iceland has endless photography opportunities.

Around Iceland Summer Photo Workshop

Around Iceland Summer Photo Workshop

DAY 3 – South Coast, Seascapes &Waterfalls

We continue our tour by travelling down to the south coast and spend the night in Vik area, we’ll photograph seascapes and few of the majestic waterfalls on the south coast. 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, and photograph the Dyrhólaey sea arches, and sea stacks.

Dyrholey Summer Photo workshop around Iceland
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Seljalandsfoss South CoastSeljalandsfoss

DAY 4 – Vík, Black Beach & Vatnajökull National Park

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). We spend the day around the Vatnajökull area and spend the next two nights at a nice hotel. Chances are good we’ll get Northern Lights.

DAY 5 – Glaciers, Glacier Lagoon & Glacier Beach

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.

Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Glacier Lagoon Skaftafell Ice Beach
Glacier Lagoon Ice Beach black sands

DAY 6 – Mountain Lagoon, Höfn/Stokksnes, Vestrahorn

The picturesque east fjords are calling us. More glacier lagoons as we will visit the off the beaten track Heinabergslón before heading further east to photograph the jagged peaks of Vestrahorn & Eystrahorn. 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 make our way further East with some off the beaten track locations and spend the night at Djúpivogur.

DAY 7 – Dettifoss, Mývatn & Geothermal Pools

We hed towards the heart of North Iceland, Mývatn, where we spend the next two nights. We’ll feel the plummeting power of Europes’s largest waterfall by volume, Dettifoss, from it, 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.

Summer photo Tour Dettifoss
Hverarönd in the geothermal peninsula at Mývatn, north Summer Photo Workshop

DAY 8 – Mývatn, Waterfalls & Puffins

The Northern part of Iceland is known for three waterfalls that are often called  “The Majestic Waterfalls”. Dettifoss is one of them but we visit the second two on day seven. Both large in volume and surrounded by great landscape. First Aldeyjarfoss with its basalt column front, & second Goðafoss, nicknamed by one local as ‘The Beauty’ in comparison to ‘The Beast’ of Dettifoss, the name Goðafoss could be translated roughly as The Waterfall of The Gods.

DAY 9 – Mývatn, Skagafjörður & Waterfalls

After sunrise and our breakfast at the Myvatn hotel, we head back to the north-coastline and travel towards Reykjavik. We will stop at some less known locations on our way and spend the night in Northwest Iceland.

Geothermal pools

DAY 10 – Hvítserkur, Borgarfjörður, Reykjavík

We start the day with sunrise at seascape Hvítserkur, a 15-meter high monolith or sea-stack. The legend goes that Hvítserkur is a petrified troll but the if you don’t believe that the truth is that is a volcanic plug from the long time ago. Whatever is correct it is an impressive photo opportunity.

After lunch, we head towards Reykjavik and make a stop at a few waterfalls. West of Iceland is known for impressive waterfalls, salmon fishing and Viking Sagas. We will also make a stop to photograph Icelandic Horses before we arrive at our hotel in Reykjavik.

When in Reykjavik we will check in our hotel and say farewell as the workshop concludes here.

Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Sheep mountain Landscape Mighty Ram in Mývatn

DAY 11 – Departure

Transfer from the hotel in Reykjavik to Keflavik international airport.

If you like to extend your stay in Iceland, we can offer you a photography day tours to areas we did not visit this workshop. Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where you find Mount Kirkjufell is a popular add-on.


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.