Iceland Westfjords

Iceland Westfjords Photo Workshop

Join Skarpi and Örvar to the remote west fjords of Iceland in summer 2017, where we photograph deep fjords, Puffins, unique waterfalls, seascapes and the fishing culture in some of the most remote towns in Iceland.

DATES: June 12 – 22, 2017 (Sold out!)
DATES: Available on request for groups and individuals 2018

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights

TOUR LEADERS: Skarphedinn Thrainsson (Skarpi) Pro Landscape Photographer, Native in Iceland. Authorized Tour Operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board.
Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson, at Arctic Photo Iceland

 

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 super truck. Photographic tutoring and guidance by a Pro Native Landscape Photographers and Tour Operator in Iceland. We submit a Complete Packing list for the tour, with recommended equipment  and clothing to bring on the tour. Workshop itinerary details planed by a native guide with wast experiance of leading photography groups in Iceland.

 

RESERVATIONS
For reservations following policies apply:
Deposit: $1000 on booking
Payment in Full: 60 days prior to the tour starting date.
Total price: $5.800 USD. Single room supplement adds $700 USD
Group size: max 12

SIGNUP NOW!
On our West Fjords tour in summer we stay out late to photograph the midnight sunset and sometimes the whole night to sunrise as this is the best time of the day for landscape photography, sometimes the sunset and sunrise merges together in a total of 5-6 hours of great soft light, when the mid-day light is pretty harsh for landscapes. We visit some of the best Puffin and seabird nesting locations in Iceland on this tour, such as Látrabjarg. Our hotels are located very close to the nesting locations and landscapes so after dinner, we go out and shoot the sunset in the quiet summer night.

THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS WORKSHOP:

  • Super Truck transport during the whole tour, takes us off the beaten track to remote and unique locations.
  • Látrabjarg Puffin photography
  • Boat tour to a remote island with Puffin and many other nesting birds
  • Hvitserkur (Dynasaur Rock) in Hunafloi.
  • Hraunfossar and Barnafossar
  • Remote locations and fishing towns where not many visit and photograph

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.

DAY 1 (June 12th)
You arrive in Iceland and check in 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 18.00 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.

ReykjavikReykjavik view from Perlan.
Our Super Truck  transport on this tour

 

DAY 2 – SNÆFELLSNES
We start early in the morning and travel from Reykjavik to Snæfellsnes peninsula. The whole peninsula is a photographers paradise, with many different seascapes, rock formations, glacier, lava field, birds and even whales.

 

DAY 3 & 4 – LÁTRABJARG & PUFFINS

We visit Látrabjarg and stay in the area for two nights, explore the coastline, lighthouses, stranded boat and ofcorse we’ll spend a lot of time on the famous sea cliff Látrabjarg which is perhaps the best location to photograph Puffin in Iceland.

Westfjords Iceland


DAY 6  – DYNJANDI & KORPUDALUR
The picturesque west fjords are calling us. We will stop at the more jagged coastal peaks and we’ll stop in ample locations to photograph sea stacks, the winding roads and cascading streams down the steep terraced mountains. West fjords are very quiet and isolated, even in summer mongth, so for this part of the tour we will feel like alone on the island, except meeting some local farmers and fishermen. Our hotel is located in an old fishing harbour with spectacular snowy mountain view.

 

DAY 7, 8 & 9 – STRANDIR, REMOTE FJORDS AND PUFFIN ISLAND

We explore the quiet area of Strandir for couple of days, the area has very unique lanscape and rock formations in the sea, which is ideal for long exposure seascapes. We will take a boat tour to an island with Puffin and other nesting birds.

Aldeyjarfoss
Godafoss (Waterfall of The Gods)
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DAY 10 – STRANDIR, BORGARFJORDUR & HRAUNFOSSAR
 

Aurora borealis over lake MyvatnNorthern Lights at Myvatn Lake
Icelandic Horses

 

DAY 11 – DEPARTURE
Transfer from the hotel in Reykjavik to Keflavik international airport.

SIGNUP NOW!

 

 

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.

CONTACT US WITH YOUR INQUIRY OR SIGN UP ON OUR WORKSHOP