Faroe Islands Photography Workshop

The Faroe Islands Photography Workshop opens the world of the forgotten Faroes. The Faroe Islands 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. In this workshop, we will focus on the landscape of the islands along with the magnificent Atlantic Puffin that lives all over the island.

On the Faroe Islands Photography Workshop, 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.

The Faroe Islands Photography Workshop – Dates

May 18 – 25th, 2020 (available) Guided by Skarpi Thrainsson

Duration: 8 days/7 nights


The Faroe Islands Photography Workshop – Leaders

Skarpi Thrainsson – Pro Landscape Photographer, Native in Iceland

All of our guides are Pro Photographers with a wealth of experience leading photography workshops


The Faroe Islands Photography Workshop – Tour Outline

The Faroe Islands Photography Workshop is all inclusive from the moment you arrive in the Faroe Islands. The Workshop officially begins in Vágar on the first day of the Photography Workshop and ends in Vágar Airport the last day. Please schedule your arrival as close as possible to these dates.

Pickup/drop-off will be available at Vágar airport.

Accommodation: We will split the workshop between two locations: Vágar Island & Streymoy Island.

Physical Ability: The tour is open to all ability levels. Medium level of fitness is required to reach some of the locations in the Faroe Islands.

Getting The Faroe Islands: Flying from North America the best route is to fly to Iceland and from there with Air Iceland Connect to Vágar Airport (also bookable through Atlantic Airways). Flying from Europe, you can fly direct from Denmark, Kastrup Airport, with Atlantic Airways or through Edinburgh Airport with the same airline.

For more information or assistance please contact Arctic Exposure at info@arcticexposure.is


Book Arctic Exposures Faroe Islands Photography Workshop

Deposit: $1000 on booking (can be paid by credit card)
Payment in full 90 days prior to the tour starting date.
Total price: $4.800 USD
Single room supplement adds $700 USD
Maximum number of participants: 8

Included in the price:
Photography guiding by professional photographer
Transfer by a comfortable van/truck
Accommodation hotels with private bathrooms for seven nights
All meals – breakfast, lunch & dinner along with soft drinks, tea & coffee
All tuition and individual post-processing sessions.

Not Included:
Flights to the Faroe Islands – please contact Arctic Exposure office for any assistance.
Insurance – we recommend participants have individual travel insurance.
Alcoholic drinks

Arctic Exposure submits a complete packing list for the Photography Workshop, 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


The Faroe Island Photography Workshop – Itinerary

As always, Arctic Exposures itineraries will be flexible and adjust to weather and conditions to make the most out of the tour.

Day 1 – Arrive in the Faroe Islands

Photographers arrive in the Faroe Islands on the first day (or before if they prefer). When you arrive at Vágar airport, we will have booked you a hotel room nearby the Airport, and at this hotel, the group will get together for the first meeting to go through the schedule for the upcoming days.

Day 2-4 – Faroe Islands Vágar

After breakfast, we start our tour. We will begin exploring 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 fallouts 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.


Day 5-7 – Faroes Island 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 the 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 a 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.

Faroe Islands Photography Workshop May 2018
Faroe Islands Photography Workshop May 2018

Day 8 – End of the Faroe Islands Photography Workshop – departure day

The photography workshop will end at 12:00 on the last day. Please, schedule your flights accordingly.

If you like to extend your photo tour and visit Iceland either after or before the Faroe Islands please contact us at info@arcticexposure.is for a possible itinerary in Iceland.

Faroe Islands Photography Workshop May 2018
Faroe Islands Photography Workshop May 2018 skarpi_GJ1A6369_72dpi




Cancellation & Refund Policy for the Faroe Island Photography Workshop

If you cancel and the Faroe Islands Photography 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.