Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland

A summer photo workshop for the serious landscape photography enthusiast lead by Skarpi Thrainsson. Our goal is to assist you and get to the right locations at the right time for the best photographic results. On this tour, we will travel to Iceland, visit and photograph the unique locations in each part of Iceland, and visit some great nesting areas to photograph the Atlantic Puffin and other birds of Iceland. In June, the sun hardly ever sets, so we’ll have long days, and late night sunset/sunrise shoots.

Dates:

June 10 – 19, 2018 (available) – Guided by Skarpi
July 27 – August 5, 2018 (4 spots available) – Guided by Skarpi

Maximum number of participants: 12
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

PRICE: $5.500 USD
Deposit: $1.000 USD
Single room supplement $700 USD

Check out the photos from our group members last year

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WHAT IS INCLUDED?

• Photographic tutoring and guidance by a professional photographer.
• Accommodation for 9 nights including 2 nights in Reykjavík at the beginning and end of the trip.
• All transportation in a spacious 4×4 vehicle.
• Full board: lunch and hot dinners during the tour and in Reykjavik before and after the tour.

LEADER:

Skarphedinn Thrainsson (Skarpi), Pro Landscape Photographer and Tour Operator native to Iceland. He’s specialising his exquisite photography work on the Icelandic Nature including volcanoes, ice caves, animals and landscapes. Skarpi also runs a publication among other projects in Iceland. Skarpi has vast experience in hiking, travelling, driving, and photographing the raw Icelandic landscape.

CONTACT:

Skarphedinn Thrainsson
skarpi@arcticexposure.is
phone: +354 6174550
www.skarpi.is


ITINERARY

Flexible and adjusted to weather, as always when travelling in Iceland

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN REYKJAVIK

Arrive in Iceland and check into your hotel in Reykjavik. Group dinner and meeting at 18.00. We briefly go over the itinerary and prepare our adventure in Iceland.

Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland ReykjavikReykjavik view from Perlan.
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland ReykjavikReykjavik city

DAY 2 – SOUTH COAST, WATERFALLS, SEASCAPES AND BIRDS

We start early from our hotel in Reykjavik and start our tour by travelling down to the south coast and overnight in Vik area, we’ll photograph seascapes and few of the majestic waterfalls on the south coast such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.

Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland SkógafossSkogafoss
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Seljalandsfoss South CoastSeljalandsfoss

DAY 3 – VIK, SKOGAFOSS, REYNISDRANGAR, DYRHOLAEY

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 (which has a beautiful country church surrounded by fields of lupine wildflowers), and photograph the Dyrhólaey sea arches, sea stacks, and puffin colony.

Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland South Coast PuffinsAtlantic Puffin
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland South Coast Puffins DyrhólaeyDyrhóleay

DAY 4 – SKAFTAFELL, GLACIER LAGOON

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 BeachGlacier Lagoon 
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Glacier Lagoon Skaftafell Svartifoss Waterfall Svartifoss

DAY 5 – GLACIER LAGOON, MOUNTAIN LAGOON

More glacier lagoons as we will visit the off the beaten track Heinabergslón before heading further east to photograph
the jagged peaks of Vestrahorn. We will have another go at Jökulsárlón in the evening in case we were not lucky with conditions the day before.
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Glacier Lagoon Skaftafell Ice BeachGlacier Lagoon
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Glacier Lagoon Skaftafell Ice Beach Ice Beach

DAY 6 – PUFFIN AND GLACIER LAGOON (JOKULSARLON) – GLACIER BEACH

We take a special puffin tour to one of the greatest nesting areas on the south coast, then explore the Glacier Lagoon and Mountain Lagoon area, photograph the lagoons, ice beach and Vatnajökull the largest icecap in Europe, yielding some incredible panoramic views just begging to be photographed. We stay the night in the lovely country hotel.

Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Glacier Lagoon Ice BeachIce sculpture at the Ice Beach
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Ingolfshöfði East Iceland Puffins Puffin

DAY 7 – GLACIER LAGOON – HÖFN/STOKKSNES, VESTRAHORN – MÝVATN

The picturesque east fjords are calling us. 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’ll arrive in Myvatn that night, and stay for the next two nights.

Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Vestrahorn Stokksnes Mountain Black BeachStokksnes / Vestrahorn
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Geothermal Hveravellir crater Kerlingafjöll Mud pools at Myvatn

DAY 8 – MYVATN – GEOTHERMAL POOLS – DETTIFOSS

Now in the north of Iceland, 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 Workshop Around Iceland Dettifoss Diamond Circle Waterfall North Iceland Dettifoss
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Geothermal Hveravellir crater Kerlingafjöll Geothermal pools


DAY 9 – MÝVATN – SKAGAFJÖRÐUR – REYKJAVIK

We take an easy hike to the geothermal fields of Hveradalir in Kerlingarfjöll, one of the most colourful geothermal areas in the highlands of Iceland. On our way back from Kerlingarfjöll we stop at the waterfall Gýgjarkvísl, then take the gravel Highlands route back down to the Geysir area in Haukadalur, and have an opportunity of shooting one or two of the pearls in the “Golden Circle” while we make our way back to Reykjavik in the night. We’ll stay in Reykjavik the last night, allowing you to do any last minute shopping or city sightseeing.

Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Goðafoss Diamond Circle Waterfall North Iceland Goðafoss
Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland Sheep mountain Landscape Mighty Ram in Mývatn

DAY 10 – Departure – Transfer to Keflavik international airport

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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