Icelandic Winter 

Adventure - Workshop

Iceland, The Land of Fire and Ice has to be on the bucket list of every landscape photographer around the world.  You can join Thorarinn Jonsson, a local Icelandic professional photographer and Nick Page a professional photograper on this customised photo tour that will take you to some of Iceland's most iconic locations at the very best possible times of the day.
Dates have been set for November 30th - December 8th 2018. At this time of year we have sunrises around 10am and sunsets around 4pm meaning we can have soft/golden hour light for most of the day. This also means more darker hours which is good in terms of northern lights if conditions are favourable. 

This workshop is limited to 10 students, small group means more time for each student.
What´s included in the Workshop:
  • 8 nights twin share accommodation in comfortable motel style rooms. Each room will have its own private bathroom.                  Single Supplement is +$750 USD
  • All transport while on tour, entry into National parks and other locations.
  • The services of two guides / drivers
  • Breakfast Daily
What´s NOT included in the Workshop:
  • International travel to and from Iceland.
  • Drinks of any kind.
  • Visas
  • Travel and equipment insurance.
  • Overweight and additional baggage
     
 
 
 
    Students will learn:
  • How to create compelling and enticing landscape compositions.
  • How to properly expose for an image throughout all variety of light invluding prime and non-prime lighting conditions.
  • How to photograph the night sky, create star trails and with some luck, capture the aurora borealis!
  • How to use their camera to it´s best capabilities.
  • How to utilize motion blur to capture dramatic seascapes and waterfall images.
  • Workflow techniques for Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • Much, much more!

 

 

What you need:

  • A DSLR camera
  • A variety of lenses - a wide angle lens will be your most used on this trip.
  • A sturdy tripod
  • An intervalometer (to create star trails... a cheap one will do just fine)
  • Multiple memory cards
  • Extra batteries
  • Laptop
  • Photoshop and Lightroom installed on your computer (at least the trial versions)

Itinerary:

We start in Keflavík, we must keep our itinerary flexible since we will base exact location choices on weather and best conditions for photographing each time. This tour covers Snæfellsnes peninsula home to the famous Mt. Kirkjufell and other fantastic location and the South Coast which is home to many of the most picturesque locations in Iceland like Jokulsarlon, Vik, Skaftafell, Vestrahorn along with miles of black sandy beaches and a host of majestic waterfalls
 
This 9 day / 8 night photographic tour is designed purely with photographers in mind and at a time of the year when we should be experiencing amazing light. Thor knows his home country like no other, and this trip is shaping up to be one epic adventure.
We'll will try to have post processing session at some point in the tour.
Kirkjufell:
This 463m high pyramid shaped mountain is a high priority location to many of our clients, whether it be in summer or winter time and no wonder why.
This mountain is probably one of the most photographed mountain in the world and for good reason. The Kirkjufellsá river with its beautiful waterfalls make a magnificent foreground for  this majestic mountain creating a perfect combo in all conditions.
During winter time this location is ideal for fantastic northern light scenes.

Day 4-5-6 : ( 3rd-5th Dec )

Glacier lagoon will be our playground for the next few days. But before we get there we need to drive most of the south coast so we will stop at hand picked location.
The Glacier lagoon area is probably one on the most famous places in Iceland with its floating icebergs. Just below the lagoon is the mystical diamond beach. On one of the days we are staying in this area we will visit Vestrahorn, a raw mountain with many compositional options like sand dunes, reflection and waves.
If  conditions will allow we will visit an ice cave.
Accommodation close to the Lagoon.

Day 7: 6th Dec

After shooting sunrise at the lagoon we will start to make our way west towards Vík where we will be photographing the stunning seascapes of Dyrhólaey and Reynisdranga amongst other things.
Accommodation near Vík

Day 8 : 7th Dec

This is our last day on the road. We will shoot a sunrise near Vik and then checkout of our hotel and start making our way back towards Keflavík. along with the majestic waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss amongst other things. We might stick around at the south coast and shoot sunset or drive towards Reykjanes peninsula and explore there a bit.
Accommodation in Keflavík.
 

Arrival day: Friday 30th November 2018:

We aim to start the tour around noon from Keflavík, and we head straight towards Snæfellsnes peninsula. If you arrive a day earlier we'll pick you up on our way, we do suggest you either stay in Keflavík or Reykjavík.

Our first night we will have accommodation at Snæfellsnes 

Day 3: Sunday 2nd Dec.

We explore part of the south coast which is probably most famous for its black sandy beaches and magical waterfalls like Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, but there is so much more to this area like Reynisdrangar and few less known locations.
 
Accommodation near Vík

 
Black church:
There are only 3 black churches in Iceland and one of them is situated on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. There is some kind of a mystical feeling visiting this church, surrounded with lava fields so close to the ocean.
Lóndrangar:
Lóndrangar are a pair of rock pinnacles 75 and 61 meter tall. This scenery with the waves crashing in on the rough cliff littered coast makes for a fantastic picture.
Accommodation at Snæfellsnes
We'll shoot either sunrise before we leave the peninsula or leave early and head towards the south coast, depending on the weather and the conditions we might stay a bit longer and explore more of the peninsula. 


 
Day 2: Saturday 1st Dec.
We continue to explore Snæfellsnes with possible location as follows:

 

Departure day: 8th Dec

Departures back to Keflavík airport - or stay for a while and explore,
it is up to you!
Payment information:
Tuition: $4000 USD per person double occupancy
Deposit: $2000 USD
 
To reserve a place a $2000 USD non-refundable deposit* must be paid and final payment by 15th Septemer 2018.
 
Minimum 6 participants is needed for this workshop to take place so please do not book your flight until we have confirmed them minimum has been reached.
 
Cancelation and refund policy:
If you cancel and the workshop is otherwise full, we will refund you the full amount, minus a $150 service charge as follows:
 
Greater than 60 days from the start date of the workshop: full refund minus $150 fee
60 days: 75% refund
45 days: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund
 
Refunds will be paid in the same method that the original payment was made.
Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.
Registration:
To register for this workshop simply press the red button to the right.
 
This workshop is based upon a first come, first serve priority and available spots will be updated on this page.
 
 

In cooperation with

our partners at

Sif travel - travel agency

 

Thor Photography is an authorized

Tour Operator by the

Icelandic Tourist Board, specializing in Photo Tours and Photography Workshops in Iceland

 

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