This is an all-inclusive photography workshop. We pick you up at the airport and will return you there at the close of the workshop. You’ll have your own room and all your meals included in the workshops fee. All you have to do is get to Reykjavik airport.
Our days will be long as we will photograph from sunrise to sunset and sometimes even after. The time of year we will travel is ideal as the winter is ending and each day gets longer with daylight. We will have many of the locations we will visit all to ourselves. The days will become longer, allowing us to shoot sunrises and sunsets.
We will travel in Skarpi’s 4WD Super Sprinter. By limiting this workshop to only 12 attendees, everyone should get their one seat and window. We will be traveling to many places that require 4WD and where many tourists and photographers don’t visit. You will come home with a ton of portfolio-worthy images.
As always, we will need to be flexible and adjust to the weather conditions to make the most out of our workshop and travel safely. We will do our best to make sure we get you to the best locations and do so safely. Weather in Iceland can change in a heartbeat, so we will be watching it carefully. This is also something that may lead to great photographs. Skarpi and I have been doing this for a long time, so leave it to us.
Day 1 – Arrival in Iceland
Group dinner/meeting at Grand Hotel.
As always, we will need to be flexible and adjust to the weather conditions to make the most out of our workshop and travel safely.
Upon arrival in Iceland, you will check in to your hotel in Reykjavik. Group dinner and meeting will be held in the evening where we will briefly go through the tour itinerary, safety precautions, 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 church, the Sun Voyager or Perlan.
Day 2 – Snæfellsnes Peninsula
We start early from our hotel in Reykjavik and drive straight to the beautiful landscape of Borgarfjodur and photograph some beautiful mountains in the soft winter light. Next, we keep on further west to photograph remote waterfalls and farm areas until we reach our destination of Snæfellsnes where we spend the next two nights.
Day 3 – Snæfellsnes Peninsula
We visit the famous mountain Kirkjufell and other spectacular locations when we circle the Snæfellsnes peninsula, such as Lóndrangar, Arnarstapi, and the black church at Búðir to name a few. Capturing the aurora over mountain Kirkjufell is “the dream shot” for many photographers.
Day 4 – Going North
We travel the north coastline with some great photo stops, such as Hvitserkur rock on the black beach and Kolugljufur waterfall in a canyon. We’ll stay overnight in a river hotel.
Day 5 – 7 – Myvatn And The Great Waterfalls.
From the North coast, we travel to Lake Mývatn, known as the winter paradise of Northern Iceland. We capture such breathtaking winter scenes as horses and turf houses along the way. We first head to the majestic waterfall Godafoss, where we’ll photograph sunset before we check into our hotel in Mývatn.
For the next three nights, we’ll stay at the same hotel in Mývatn, and each day/night, we head out to explore and shoot new locations. If we find ourselves with some downtime in the area, between sunrise and sunset, we can visit the milky blue waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths to relax and charge our batteries for the next shooting session.
We will visit and photograph many of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, such as Goðafoss, Aldeyjarfoss, and Hrafnabjargafoss. These waterfalls are gorgeous, with their winter coats on and quite remote.
The Mývatn basin sits squarely on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and many of the enthralling sights in the area are either volcanic or geothermal. The last volcanic eruption in this area was quite recent, in September 1984 in Krafla.
This area in the north of Iceland is the perfect location for aurora borealis (northern lights) photography as there is no light pollution, and the options for beautiful foregrounds, such as the reflecting lake, are endless.
Day 8 – The Troll Peninsula (Tröllaskagi)
Deep calm fjords, classic old fishing villages full of stories and fishing boats.
Day 9 – The north coast.
We’ll travel through farm country with Icelandic horses, turf houses, and rugged coastline with basalt columns and lighthouses.
Day 10 – Hraunfossar, Glacier views
Borgarfjordur valley and great glacier views. We will photograph Hraunfossar (lava falls) and Barnafossar. The glacier rivers and glacier view in Husafell area on our way back to Reykjavik. Group dinner in Reykjavik.
Day 11 – Departure, Airport Transfer
After or maybe even before the workshop, you might spend extra time in Iceland. Explore Reykjavik or rent a car and set your destination to one of dozens of great locations where you can relax, explore and photograph to your heart’s content. Please contact Kevin Raber and he will help you with suggestions and resources.
Some Of Our Past Workshop Groups
You will without a doubt have a great time, take great photographs and make new lifelong friends.