Snæfellsnes and

South coast

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 Leighton Lum Hawaiian based 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 23rd - December 1st 2017. 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:
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation in comfortable motel style rooms. Each room will have its own private bathroom. Single Supplement is +$650 USD
  • All transport while on tour, entry into National parks and other locations.
  • The services of two guides / drivers
  • 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 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.
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 : ( 26th-28th Nov )

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: 29th Nov

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 9 : ( 30th Nov )

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 Reykjavik. along with the majestic waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss amongst other things. Once we arrive in Reykjavik, we will check into our hotel and then meet downstairs before heading out for our farewell dinner.

Arrival day: Thursday 23rd November 2017:

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

Day 3: 25th Nov.

We explore part of the Golden Circle which holds the famous sputing hot spring Strokkur, wich erupts reglularly shooting boiling water 25 to 30 meters in the air. 

Gullfoss waterfall is nearby so we'll pay it a visit.
We will be overnighting in this area giving us a more opportunity of shooting this area after hours, preferably with some norhtern lights.
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.
We'll shoot sunrise before we leave the peninsula and head towards Geysir area, depending on the weather and the conditions we might stay a bit longer and explore more of the peninsula. 

 

Departure day: 1st Dec

Departures back to Keflavík airport - or stay for a while and explore,
it is up to you!
Again, we reccomend using the FlyBus+
Day 2: Friday 24th Nov.
We head out from Reykjavík after breakfast and head to Snæfellsnes.
The locations we are likely to shoot are as follows:

 
Payment information:
Tuition: $4200USD per person double occupancy
Deposit: $2100 USD
 
To reserve a place a $2100 USD non-refundable deposit* must be paid and final payment by 15th Septemer 2017.
 
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 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.
 
 

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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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