Faroe Islands Photo Workshop

Lighthouse - Arctic Exposure

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 nests 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, where about 80,000 sheep
roam and some 2 million pairs of seabirds, including puffins, gannets and the largest colony of storm petrels in the world, soar above. The Faroe Islands are undeniably beautiful— green, rugged and wind-swept.

Highlights

Transportation – Comfortable transportation during our stay in the Faroe Islands

Professional Photography Guides – All of our guides are professional photographers with a wealth of experience leading photography workshops

Small groups – Maximum number of participants: 8

Activity Level – Medium

Duration – 8 days / 7 nights

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

Schedule

2021

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May 24 - May 31, 2021

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Payment info
  • Deposit payment of $1,000 USD upon booking
  • Payment in full is required 90 days prior to the tour starting date
  • Double occupancy accommodations for seven nights at hotels, while single rooms are available upon request
  • Single room supplement adds $700 USD

Total price: $4,800 USD

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What's included
  • All accommodations in hotels with private bathrooms during the workshop
  • All meals
  • Guiding by an Icelandic Pro Photographer and a local guide
  • Transportation throughout the workshop
  • Image critique and post-processing sessions.
What's not included
  • International Flights to and from the Faroe Islands please contact our office for any assistance
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuity for your photography guide

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arrival in the Faroe Islands

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

Arrival in the Faroe Islands and check into the hotel that is near the Vágar airport. A group meeting will be held on the first day at the hotel to go through the itinerary and prepare for our adventure in the Faroe Islands. Photographers are welcome to arrive before the workshop start date.

DAY 2-4 – Faroe Islands Vágar

After breakfast, we embark on our journey. We will begin by exploring the spectacular landscapes that Vágar and the nearby Islands have to offer.

We will photograph the Gásadalur village, which is located on the edge of Mykinesfjørður, surrounded by the highest mountains on Vágar and has an astonishing panoramic view over to the neighboring island of Mykines. There we will find the Múlafossur waterfall that falls into the ocean. Close by is Lake Sorvagsvatn, often referred to as the optical illusion lake because it appears to be hanging off of a seaside cliff. It is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands and spills out into the sea below via the Bøsdalafoss waterfall.
Throughout the Faroe Islands, you will notice several beautiful old fishing villages. We will stop to photograph the quaint village of Bøur where we will capture the view of the Tindhólmur islet—one of the most photographed locations in the Faroe Islands. From Vágar island, there are connections to the dramatic Mykines Island where we will visit, weather permitting.

Day 5-7 – Faroes Island Streymoy & Eysturoy

After the first three days in Vágar, we will move to our next accommodation in the town of Gjógv. We will spend three nights in this charismatic little town and travel from to explore the neighbouring islands. Among the notable locations we will visit is the capital of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, with its beautiful old town and harbour. The Norse established their parliament on the Tinganes peninsula in Tórshavn in AD 850, and the Faroes argue that it is the oldest parliament in the world.
Also, Kirkjubøur, the southernmost village on Streymoy, and the location of the country’s most important historical sites with the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from the 1300’s, Saint Olav’s Church from the 12th century, and the old farmhouse Kirkjubøargarður from the 11th century. In 1832, a runestone referred to as the Kirkjubøur stone dating back to the Viking Ages, was found near the Magnus Cathedral in Kirkjubøur.
And finally Saksun, a village near the north-west coast and one of the most picturesque locations in the Faroe Islands. Within the village is a charming church and museum. Originally built in Tjørnuvík, the church was disassembled in 1858, carried over the mountains and reassembled in Saksun. The museum occupies a seventeenth-century farmhouse called Dúvugarður.

Day 8 – Departure day

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

If you would like to extend your photo tour and visit Iceland either after or before the Faroe Islands, please contact us at info@arcticexposure.is and we will be happy to accommodate you.

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