2nd - 9th December 2021
Deposit $1000 USD
Incl. during the workshop
Welcome and farewell dinner incl.
South Coast and Ice cave Photography Workshop
* Single supplement adds $800 USD
Thor Photography is offering a photography workshop in Iceland spanning 8 days and 7 nights,
where we will be travelling the South coast of Iceland.
It shouldn't be needed to introduce the south coast of Iceland to anyone as it has been one of the
most popular area to visit for many years and for a good reason as the scenery is spetecular around every corner.
Travelling to Iceland:
You will want to fly into Keflavík ariport. From there we recommend using the flybus to get to the capitol, Reykjavík (about 40km).
We recommend Flybus+ which will drop you off at the doorstep of our hotel in Reykjavík.
This workshop will not include any difficult hikes but going to the ice caves does include hike on uneven ground and loose gravel.
Where are we staying?
We will be lodging at a variety of hotels throughout our stay, we begin and end in Reykjavík but we'll be staying at a great hotels throughout the workshop. These accommodations are beautiful and conveniently located for our shooting locations.
Black sand beaches
and many other lesser known locations
In a nutshell.
This workshop is covering the best parts of the South Coast which holds byfar many of Iceland's most picturesque locations like Vik and the surrounding area, black sandy beaches, majestics waterfalls, glaciers and more.
This time of year Aurora season is in full swing and we will be hunting them whenever the conditions will be favourable.
Since the weather can be quite changeable in Iceland we always take the weather into account when we decide what location we choose to shoot at any given time.
In early December we have sunrise around 10 am and sunset around 4 pm so good chance of soft golden light for the most part of the day which should allow for a great photography oportunities.
Day 1: Arrival Day
Upon arriving to Iceland, we suggest using the FlyBus service from Keflavik Airport to the host hotel. Taxis are also available near the terminal building.
The FlyBus service is located right outside the terminal building and the cost is around $35USD each way. Book online using the FlyBus Plus service which will drop you off at your hotel. You can book a round trip to take you back to the airport after the tour.
Book FlyBus online:
1. Visit https://www.re.is/flybus
2. Choose the FlyBus+ service which will ask for your hotel information.
3. Pay online.
Accommodation in Reykjavík
We leave Reykjavík early and head east to our first locations. The exact locations depend on weather conditions, but on our route are the two waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara.
Overnight in Vík area.
These three days will be spent in the Vatnajökull National Park, which is covering about 14% of Iceland and makes it the biggest national park in Europe. This area is packed with beautiful picturesque opportunities. Waterfalls, black sand desert, glacier tongues and not to mention the famous glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, with it's floating giant icebergs and just below we have the spectacular diamond beach, where the ice that has been carried out from the lagoon gets washed up on the shore creating captivating scenery, this is a feast for your sensor.
Overnight in Glacier lagoon area.
We head west in the direction of Reykjavík. Probable locations along the way include Skaftafell, where there are numerous photo opportunities including Svínafellsjökull glacier, and Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon among other locations that we either skipped on our way east or re-visit others.
Overnight in Vik area.
After breakfast we check out and head for sunrise shoot based on the condition and weather forecast we’ll make a decision on our next steps weahter we will spend more time on the south coast or visit what’s known as The Golden Circle to photograph the spouting hot spring Strokkur which erupts every 5-10 minutes, ejecting boiling water 25-30 meters into the air. The other option will be visiting Reykjanes peninsula, decision will be made upon weather and conditions.
Overnight in Reykjavík.
Day 8: (Departure day)
This is your last day in Iceland. If you have time, you might want to enjoy a dip into the Blue Lagoon which is in the neighbourhood of Grindavík, before you head out towards Keflavik International Airport for the return flight to your country of stay, taking with you memories and photographs from an unforgettable adventure.
Again, we recommend using the FlyBus+
*More detailed info will be provided upon registration along with packing list.
Tuition: $3990 USD
Deposit: $1000 USD
A $1000 USD non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space for this workshop, or you may pay in full.
The remaining balance is due on September 1st , 2021. If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your space will be forfeited.
Minimum number of participants: 3 pax.
Please read through our Terms and Conditions.
This workshop is based upon a first come, first serve priority and available spots will be updated on this page.
Availability: 5 Spots
What´s included in the Workshop:
Lodging at each location upon double occupancy (single occupancy adds 800$ USD).
Welcome & farewell dinner.
Daily hands on time with the instructor, who will be available to you all day long.
Transportation throughout the workshop.
Park entrance fees.
What´s NOT included in the Workshop:
Airfaire to and from Keflavik International Airport.
Meals exempt where indicated.
Transportation from Keflavik to first night host hotel, and last night for departure. We highly reccommend the FlyBus Plus for transportation to/from the airport/host hotel. (See further below)
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 or equivalent
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
Photoshop and Lightroom installed on your computer (at least the trial versions)