Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland
A Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland 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 photography.
June 10 – 19, 2018 (SOLD OUT) – Guided by Skarpi
July 27 – August 5, 2018 (SOLD OUT) – Guided by Skarpi
May 4 – 13, 2019 (Available)
June 8 – 17, 2019 (Available)
July 27 – August 5, 2019 (Available)
August 10 – 19, 2019 (Available)
Maximum number of participants: 10
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
PRICE: $5.500 USD
Deposit: $1.000 USD
Single room supplement $700 USD
What is included in the Summer Photo Workshop Around Iceland?
• 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.
Photo Workshop 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.
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN REYKJAVIK
Arrive in Iceland and check into your hotel in Reykjavik. Group dinner and meeting will be on the first day and we will go over the itinerary and prepare our adventure in Iceland.
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.
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.
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.
DAY 5 – GLACIER LAGOON, MOUNTAIN LAGOON
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.
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.
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.
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.
DAY 9 – MÝVATN – SKAGAFJÖRÐUR – REYKJAVIK
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.
In Reykjavik, we will have our final farewell dinner.
If you like to extend your stay in Iceland, we can offer you a photography day tours to areas we did not visit on this workshop. Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where you find Mount Kirkjufell is a popular add-on.
DAY 10 – Departure – Transfer to Keflavik international airport
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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