Arctic Foxes in Iceland Photo Workshop

Arctic Fox running down a hill in Iceleand

This workshop is for die-hard wildlife photography enthusiasts. This workshop consists of a small group of photographers traveling together to a remote location in West Iceland. We’ll share a rugged cabin in a beautiful nature reserve and photograph the Arctic Foxes playing just outside our doorstep in their natural habitat.

Due to the location’s remoteness, there is no traffic to disturb the foxes, and we can watch them explore the area and play with each other while we capture it all.

Our primary focus will be photographing the Arctic Foxes, but we’ll also capture the beautiful landscapes around the cabin and other wildlife, the Rock Ptarmigan and seabirds. And, ofcourse, the northern lights as they dance over us during the night. If conditions are good the lights can be very bright since this is a very remote area.

The mountains surrounding the area, seascapes, and Arctic Foxes are covered in snow, creating a stunning canvas for photography.

Highlights

Arctic Foxes – Wild Arctic Foxes in their natural habitat

Breathtaking landscapes – The unique and amazing landscapes of the remote north-west peninsula will provide you with endless photography opportunities

Northern lights – Aurora Borealis nights in unique locations

Professional Photography Guides – All of our guides are professional photographers based in Iceland with years of experience leading photography workshops

Activity Level – Easy

Very Small Group – Maximum number of participants: 6

Duration – 9 days / 8 nights

All-inclusive workshop – Included in the price of the workshop are your accommodations, all meals, guiding and transportation

Schedule

2024

Date

Available

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March 30 - April 7, 2024

2 spots left

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Payment info
  • Deposit payment of $2,000 USD upon booking
  • Payment in full is required 90 days prior to the tour starting date.
  • Double occupancy accommodations for first two nights and last nights at hotels, while single rooms are available upon request
  • Single room Supplement adds $500
  • We share a rustic cabin during our time with the foxes with a shared bathroom

Total price: $8,900 USD

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What's included
  • All accommodations during the workshop, private bathrooms at hotels only
  • Accommodations during our time with the foxes are in a rustic lodge with share bathroom and dining area.
  • All meals, except dinner on the last night
  • Transport in Iceland
  • Guided by a professional Icelandic photographer
  • Exclusive access to view Arctic Foxes in their natural habitat
  • Image critique & post-processing session
  • Custom packing list and equipment recommendations specifically for this workshop
What's not included
  • International flights
  • Cancellation and travel insurances
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dinner on the last night
  • Gratuity for your photography guide
  • Airport transfers

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arrival in Reykjavík

As always, in Iceland, we must be flexible and adjust to the weather conditions to make the most out of our workshop and travel safely.

Arrival in Iceland and check into your hotel in Reykjavik, which has been reserved by your tour operator and included in the price. Check-in starts at 3 pm.

We’ll meet in the hotel lobby and go out for dinner in Reykjavik. We briefly go through the tour itinerary, safety precautions from your native Icelandic guide, and some practical things before we start our Arctic Fox adventure in Iceland.

If you arrive early in town and have time to spend before check-in, you can photograph some of the attractions in Reykjavik, such as the Harpa concert hall, Hallgrimskirkja church, the Sun Voyager sculpture, or Perlan. Or you can check out some culture, visit a museum, go out for lunch or explore downtown.

DAY 2 - Ísafjörður

Today you have a bit of free time before noon, you can have breakfast at the hotel and explore Reykjavik a bit or rest up for our Arctic Fox adventure.

The group will then be picked up from the hotel and taken to Reykjavik Domestic airport for our flight to Isafjordur. We’ll send out detailed timings closer to departure. If the weather does not allow for a flight we’ll head out early in the morning and drive there in one of our trucks.

When we arrive in Isafjorudur we’ll check in to our hotel and have dinner.

DAY 3 - Hornstrandir

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll get our gear ready and sail over to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, where we’ll spend the coming days photographing.

We’ll get settled in our rustic cabin and then go looking for the foxes.

All meals will be prepared for us by a chef at the cabin. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know beforehand so we can accommodate you as much as possible.

DAY 4 - 7 Arctic Foxes

We’ll spend our time in Hornstrandir, capturing the foxes playing in their natural habitat. Photograph the beautiful landscapes surrounding us and the northern lights if weather and conditions allow.

Arctic foxes are native to the arctic regions. They are well adapted to living in cold environments and are known for their thick, warm fur that they also use as camouflage, and they have a large and very fluffy tail. In the wild, they can live up to 11 years.

Their body length ranges from 46 to 68 cm (18 to 27 in), with a generally rounded shape to minimize body heat escape. They feed on small animals they can find, like birds and fish. They also consume eggs, berries, and seaweed.

Breeding usually takes place in April and May, and the gestation period is about 52 days. Arctic foxes are primarily monogamous, and both parents will care for the offspring.

Our cabin in Hornstrandir

During our time in Hornstrandir, we’ll stay in a rustic and cozy cabin. Due to the remoteness and isolation of the location, we’ll have a chef who repairs our meals for us during our stay.

The house has plenty of space for a group of six, with a shared bathroom, toilet, and hot shower as well as an outdoor sauna, so don’t forget to bring your swimsuit.

The cabin does not have cell phone coverage or internet access. Coverage in the area is sporadic and can not be guaranteed.

 

 

DAY 8 – Reykjavik

We say our goodbyes to the foxes on our final photoshoot before noon. We make our preparations and sail back to Ísafjörður. From there we fly or drive back to Reykjavik.

We check into our hotel in Reykjavik and say our goodbyes.

You can then spend the rest of your day/night as you, please.

DAY 9 – Departure day

Departure day. Breakfast is included at your hotel, and check-out is at 11 am. You can schedule your flight at any time that’s suitable for you.

If you would like to extend your stay in Iceland, we recommend you look at the Snaefellsnes Peninsula https://arcticexposure.is/tour/snaefellsnes-for-three-days/

For cancellation and refund policy for our workshops, please visit the Terms & Conditions page.