Dates

17 - 24 January 2023

Group Size

10 participants

Price

$4190 USD*

Deposit $1000 USD

Difficulty

Easy

Guides

Thor &

Nick Page

Destination

Iceland

Transport

Incl. during the workshop

Hotel based

Hotels Incl.

Flights

Not included

Meals

Welcome dinner 

West and North Coast Photography Workshop

With Thor & Nick Page

* Single supplement adds $800 USD

In January 2023, you can join Thor & Nick Page on a photography workshop, spanning 8 days and 7 nights where we travel one of the most picturesque area in Iceland,

Snaefellsnes peninsula and all the way up to the north coast as far as Mývatn.   

Travelling to Iceland:

You will want to fly into Keflavík ariport. From there we recommend using the flybus to get to the capital, Reykjavík (about 40km). 

We recommend Flybus+ which will drop you off at the doorstep of our hotel in Reykjavík.

Physical Requirements:

This workshop will include some moderate hikes on uneven ground and loose gravel. We'll not take on any serious hikes.

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 while both at Snaefellsnes and in the north. These accommodations are beautiful and conveniently located for our shooting locations.

Highlights:

  • Mt. Kirkjufell

  • Black church

  • Arnarstapi Village

  • Amazing seascapes

  • Hvítserkur rock

  • Waterfall of the gods

  • Super Jeep trip to Aldeyjarfoss

  • Mývatn area

  • Northern lights hunting

  • Many of my favorite lesser known locations

  • ....and the list goes on and on

In a Nutshell.

This workshop is covering the best parts of Snaefellsnes peninsula and the north coast of Icleand.

Besides beginning and ending in Reykjavík, we must keep our intinerary flexible since we will base exact location choices on weather and best conditions for photographing each time. The same applies for shooting the Aurora.
The workshop will include 5 sunset shoots, 5 sunrise shoots, afternoon shoots each day, super jeep excursion.

We'll be driving north with 2 nights at Snaefellsnes, 1 night near Hvitserkur, then 2 nights at the Myvatn area. You will then be returned to Akureyri Airport for lunch time flight options back to Reykjavik.

Note: Each night we will monitor conditions for the aurora borealis. If the conditions are good we will of course head out to photograpph the infamous northern ligths!

Day 1: Arrival Day (17th January)

Arrival day. When you arrive in Iceland at Keflavik International Airport we recommend you take the Flybus service, which will take you quickly to your hotel in Reykjavik.
The Flybus service from the airport is the most cost effective way to get to the hotel. Taxis are also available. We will meet at the Hotel Bar at 6.00 pm and go for a welcome dinner,
where we can get to know each other and have a chat about what we’ll be doing during the coming 6 days.

Overnight in Reykjavík.

 

Day 2-3 (18-20 January):

After breakfast we leave Reykjavík early and head west to our first locations. The exact locations depends on weather conditions. Snaefellsnes area is sort of Iceand in a nutshell,

where you can find almost all geological elements that Iceland has to offer.
Seascapes are a big part of Sneafellsnes photo location but it also have probably the most photographed mountain in all of Iceland, Mt. Kirkjufell.


Possible locations:
Hraunfossar-Búðir (black church)-Arnarstapi and near by area- Lóndrangar-Svörtuloft-Kirkjufell mountain.

We will be staying for 2 nights in Sneafellssnes peninsula.


Day 4 (20 January):

After sunrise and breakfast we leave Sneafellsnes peninsula and start to head further north to Hvammstangi which will be our next stop.
Our main location there is Hvítserkur rock, a 15 meters tall stand alone rock.

Possible locations:

Hvítserkur rock - Kolugljúfur waterfall

Day : 5-6-7 (21-23th January):

After sunrise and breakfast at our hotel in Hvammstangi we drive towards Mývatn area where we will be spending next 3 days/2 nights.
This area is packed with great locations such as majestic waterfalls, geothermal area and more.
After breakfast, check out and sunrise shoot, we'll head towards Akureyri airport where you'll chatch your flight to Reykjavík. 

Possible locations:
Goðafoss (waterfall) – Aldeyjarfoss (waterfall) – Námaskarð (geothermal area) 

 

Day 8: Departure Day (23rd January)

All good things have to come to an end and so must this adventure. With memory cards full of great images it’s time to leave, but the memories will last a lifetime.

Say goodbye to the land of fire and ice, or if you want to extend your stay and seek more adventures, it’s up to you.

Again we do recommend using the Fly bus to get to Keflavík international airport.

Workshop itinerary:

*More detailed info will be provided along with packing list before the workshop.

Itinerary

Payment information:

Tuition: $4190 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 November 15th , 2022. If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your space will be forfeited. 

- Minimum number of participants 8 -

- Maximum number of participants 10 - 

Please read through our Terms and conditions.

 

Registration: 

This workshop is based upon a first come, first serve priority.

Availability: Sold out 

 What's included in the workshop​:

  • Accommodation and breakfast 
    Single supplement will add $800 USD

  • All photography tuition and mentoring

  • Transport during the tour and entry fees to national parks and other location.

  • Welcome dinner.

  • Breakfast daily​

What´s NOT included in the Workshop:

  • International travel to and from Iceland.

  • Meals ( except where indicated )

  • Flight from Akureyri to Reykjavík

  • Beverages

  • 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 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

  • Extra batteries

  • Laptop

  • Photoshop and Lightroom installed on your computer (at least the trial versions)

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Twitter

In cooperation with  Sif travel - travel agency.

@2022 by Thor Photography ehf.