SUMMER WORKSHOP

-Into the highlands

with Thor

In August 2017 you can join Thor on this adventurous photography workshop into the Icelandic Highlands.
 
During this workshop we will take you to the pristine scenery of the unspoiled nature in the Icelandic Highlands, visiting some of the most iconic and isolated locations.
Available dates:
August 13th - 19th 2017
Price: $3990 USD
What´s included in the Workshop:
  • 6 nights twin share accommodation in comfortable motel style rooms. Each room will have its own private bathroom. Single Supplement is +$800 USD
  • All transport while on tour in a spacious 4x4 vehicle including entry into National parks and other locations.
  • The services of a guide/tutor
  • A welcome and farewell dinner
  • Breakfast Daily
What´s NOT included in the Workshop:
  • International travel to and from Iceland.
  • Meals ( except where indicated )
  • Drinks of any kind.
  • Visas
  • Travel and equipment insurance.
  • Overweight and additional baggage
     

Itinerary:

We start in Reykjavík, we must keep our itinirary flexible since we will base exact location choices on weather and best conditions for photographing each time. This tour covers some of the best parts in the Icelandic interior and on top of that we have included 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 7 day / 6 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.

Days 2, 3 and 4.

The destination on this leg of the tour is the unspoiled nature of The Highlands. Hrauneyjar Hotel will be our base camp for the time we spend up in the Highlands. From there we will be travelling to several locations in the area, and as always, we base our decision on the weather forecast and conditions at the time.
On our way from Reykjavík to the Highlands we will stop at a few places.... Háifoss (Second tallest waterfall in Iceland with a drop of 122m) and Granni (situated right next to Háifoss) These are situated in Fossá where they drop side by side in a deep gorge. This is an exceptional place for photography where we encounter lava fields, jet black volcanic sands stretching for miles, mountains covered with bright green moss and
colourful craters filled with water. The Highlands are covered in geothermal hotspots and previous volcanic activity is often evident.... A sure sign of the gigantic forces at work. Some are a few hundreds years ago and others only decades old.
The best known location in The Highlands is probably Landmannalaugar where we will photograph colourful rhyolite mountains. This place is like nothing else you have ever seen before. In Landmannalaugar we have the option of do several short hikes into the Grænagil Canyon (green canyon) or even hike up to Brennisteinsalda which is a Sulphur mountain / hill. Also, there are good photo opportunities right from the parking area.
Hnausapollur
This crater is also known as The Blue pool because of the colour of the water. This 0.3 square km crater was formed during an explosive eruption about 1130 years ago. The colours here are simply breathtaking, with the red iron gravel inside the crater shining against the bright green vegetation surrounding the outside.
Frostastaðavatn
This is the largest lake in the area covering roughly 2.2 square kms. With lava fields coming at it from 3 sides, this shows off the harsh forces at work in the eruptions that have formed this landscape. We will probably visit some of these places more than once.

Day 5.

On our last day in The Highlands we will drive to a canyon called Eldgjá which holds a beautiful waterfall called Ófærufoss. We will photograph here before leaving the highlands and then we will set our course towards the south coast. Along the way we have several stops to choose from based on time and conditions, places like: Fjaðrárgljúfur, Stjórnarfoss, Eldhraun, Þakgil. When we reach Vík where we will be photographing the stunning seascapes of Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar.
Accommodation in Vik

Day 6.

This is our last day on the road and locations we have left on our itinerary are all about waterfalls so have some lensclothes ready. The waterfalls are: the mighty Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Kvernufoss and Gljúfrabúi. As always we have to go by the conditions and we might have a chance of shooting sunrise at Skógafoss before we go back for breakfast and checkout, then we will start to head our way to Reykjavík with stops mentioned above. Once we arrive in Reykjavik, we will check into our hotel and then meet downstairs before heading out for our farewell dinner.
(no sunset shoot this time)
Accommodation in Reykjavík, Hotel Center Arnarhvoll

Day 7: Departure day.

We say our goodbyes and head homeward bound or to the next destination your adventure might take you.
Again we recommend you use the fly-bus to get to the ariport.

Day 1: Arrival day.

Upon arriving, 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 $23USD 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.

We will meet as a group in the Hotel Bar at 6.00 pm to go for dinner where we can get to know each other and have a chat about what well be doing during the coming week. Overnight in Reykjavík. http://www.centerhotels.is/hotelin/arnarhvoll.

Fitness level:

This workshop will include some moderate hikes on uneven ground and loose gravel.

Payment information:
Tuition: $3990 USD per person double occupancy
Deposit: $1500 USD
 
To reserve a place a $1500 USD non-refundable deposit* must be paid upon registration and final payment by 1st June 2017.
 
Minimum 3 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.
*If we do not meet the minimum number of participants and must cancel the workshop, you will of course be fully refunded.
 
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 email thor@thor-photography.com. Another possibility is to simply press the red button to the right, and shoot us a mail.
 
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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