Faroe Islands Photography Workshop

Faroe Islands Photography Workshop, May 2018

The forgotten Faroes are just a short flight from Iceland, yet they’re way off the standard traveller’s radar. Adrift in the frothing swells of the North Atlantic, this mysterious 18-piece jigsaw puzzle of islands is at once ancient and very modern.The proud, long-suffering Faroese character has been forged from Viking blood, Christian piety, Scandinavian openness and an awe for the humbling nature that’s all around.

When visiting the Faroes you are never more than 5km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The countryside is dominated by steep mountains and there are about 80,000 sheep and some 2 million pairs of seabirds, including the largest colony of storm petrels in the world, puffins and gannets. The Faroe Islands are undeniably beautiful: green, rugged and wind-swept.

In our workshop around the Faroe Islands, we will be shooting the many multicoloured cottages and grass-roofed wooden churches that the islands are known for. We will capture mind-blowing mountains, cascading waterfalls, soaring sea cliffs, charismatic seabirds such as Puffins & Gannets, lighthouses, deep fjords and pastoral fishing communities.

DATES:

May 21 – 29, 2018 – Guided by Skarpi Thrainsson

Duration: 9 days/8 nights

TOUR OUTLINE:

• All inclusive photography workshop.
• Photography workshop for 9 days and 8 nights.
• Flight from Iceland to and from Vágar, Faroe Islands.
• Hotel in Reykjavik on the first and last day.
• Accommodation in the Faroe Islands at hotels with private bathroom.
• Full board during workshop, breakfast, lunch and dinners.
• All transportation in the Faroe Islands.

Photographic tutoring and guidance by a Pro Landscape Photographer.
We submit a complete packing list for the tour, with recommended equipment and clothing to bring on the tour.
Expedition itinerary details planned by an Arctic Exposure guide with vast experience of leading photography groups.

RESERVATIONS

Deposit: $1000 on booking (can be paid with credit card)
Payment in full 90 days prior to the tour starting date.
Total price: $5.500 USD.
Single room supplement adds $650 USD
Maximum number of participants: 8

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THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EXPEDITION:

  • Photographing the unique nature of the Faroe Islands.
  • Charismatic Puffins & Northern Gannet
  • Cascading waterfalls and soaring sea cliffs
  • Secluded villages and photographic locations off the beaten track

ITINERARY:
As always, we will be flexible and adjust to weather and conditions to make the most out of the tour. A more detailed itinerary will be provided to enlisted photographers and interested on request.

Day 1 – Arrive in Iceland
Photographers arrive in Iceland. We meet up in the evening for a group dinner in Reykjavik to riffle through the schedule for the upcoming days.

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Day 2-4 – Reykjavik & Vágar

We fly from Reykjavik, Iceland and arrive in Vágar Airport in the Faroe Islands in the afternoon. The first thing we do is we check into our hotel and settle down. We have an early dinner and prepare for sunset photography nearby. On day three and four, we will explore the many locations Vágar and nearby Islands have to offer;

We will capture beautiful locations such as the famous Gásadalur, which is located on the edge of Mykinesfjørður, surrounded by the highest mountains on Vágar. There you will find Múlafoss waterfall that falls into the ocean. Close by is Lake Sorvagsvatn, often referred to as optical illusion lake. It is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands and where the waterfall Bøsdalafoss fall outs to the sea.

All around the Faroe Islands, you will find beautiful old fishing villages. We will stop at one them, the village of Bøur, from there you can capture the island of Tindhólmur as well take a walk around the town and photograph. Tindhólmur is one of the most photographed locations in the Faroe Islands. From Vágar island we also have connections to dramatic Mykines Island where we will visit if weather permits.

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Day 5-7 – Streymoy & Eysturoy
After the first three days in Vágar, we will move to our next accommodation in a town called Gjógv. In this charismatic small town, we will stay for three nights and travel from to explore the neighbouring islands. A few notable locations we will visit are; Tórshavn is the capital of Faroe Islands and has a beautiful old town and harbour. The Norse established their parliament on the Tinganes peninsula in Tórshavn in AD 850 and the Faroes argue it’s the oldest parliament in the world.

Kirkjubøur, is the southernmost village on Streymoy,  and the country’s most important historical site with the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from around 1300, the Saint Olav’s Church from 12th century and the old farmhouse Kirkjubøargarður from 11th century. In 1832 a runestone was found near the Magnus Cathedral in Kirkjubøur. The stone which is referred to as the Kirkjubøur stone dates back to the Viking Ages.

Saksun, is a village near the north-west coast and of the more picturesque locations in the Faroe Islands.  The village has a church and museum. The church was originally built in Tjørnuvík, but in 1858 it was disassembled, carried over the mountains and reassembled in Saksun. The Museum occupies a seventeenth-century farmhouse called Dúvugarður.

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Day 8 – Vágar- Reykjavik
After breakfast the last day we drive back to Vágar and photograph sights on the way to the airport. We then fly back to Reykjavik in the afternoon and after the short flight, we check into our hotel in Reykjavik.

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Day 9 – Depart Iceland
Check out of our hotel in Reykjavik, transfer to Keflavik airport for departure. Or, if you like to extend your photo tour and visit Iceland either after or before the Faroe Islands please contact Skarpi or Jóhann at info@arcticexposure.is for a possible itinerary in Iceland.

Total price $5.500 USD double occupancy. Single supplement $650 USD. Deposit 1000$ at the time of registration, and the remaining balance 90 days before the trip.

Included:
• All inclusive photography tour.
• Photography workshop for 9 days and 8 nights.
• Flight from Iceland to and from Vágar, Faroe Islands.
• Hotel in Reykjavik on the first and last day.
• Accommodation in the Faroe Islands at hotels with private bathroom.
• Full board during workshop, breakfast, lunch and dinners.
• All transportation in the Faroe Islands.

Not included:
• Flights to Iceland – if alternatives flight connections to the Faroe Islands would fit better into your travel plans please let us know.
• Alcohol, snacks and beverages.

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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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