Immerse yourself in the South Coast of Iceland and photograph its spectacular landscapes and features beneath the midnight sun with this three-day summer workshop. Conducted by professional photoguides, this tour promises to improve your photography skills, build your portfolio, and provide you with an unforgettable trip in this incredible nation.
Photograph Iceland’s spectacular South Coast and return home with a portfolio of memories by booking this tour now. Check availability by choosing a date.
Seljalandsfoss is very picturesque, falling in a thin cascade from over sixty metres. It is best known for the fact that, in summer, you can fully encircle the water due to a depression in the cliff behind, which is perfect for a photographer seeking a unique perspective.
Skógafoss is as tall as Seljalandsfoss but is much wider and more powerful. Photographers seeking to play with the effects of light will enjoy the rainbows that spring from the cloud of mist as this waterfall comes crashing to the earth. Many birds nest around the feature, meaning wildlife photographers can incorporate them in their pictures.
Wildlife photographers, however, will find a dream setting at the next stop. Dyrhólaey, a rock arch and line of cliffs, is very impressive in itself, but in summer, becomes packed with puffins. These adorable little critters have little fear of people, meaning you will be able to get up close and personal for some very intimate, rewarding shots.
Your final destination for your first day is the black-sand-beach Reynisfjara, one of the most iconic non-tropical beaches in the world. You can shoot from the shore to the haunting sea stacks of Reynisdrangar, which, according to folklore, are all that remain of two trolls, frozen by the sun. Just be careful when doing so; the waves along this stretch are notorious for grabbing the distracted who wander too close.
You will retire for the evening in the nearby village of Vík.
Þakgil is a stunning canyon that seamlessly blends dramatic geology and verdant greenery. Hidden waterfalls and crystal clear streams define the region as much as its surroundings; it is located right between the mighty Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which covers the notorious Katla volcano, and the seemingly endless black sand ‘desert’ of Mýrdalssandur. There are many beautiful features you can take unique images of, including a little cave that visitors often stop in for lunch.
There is enough to see at Þakgil for you to stay all day, photographing the many sites under different lights as the sun circles overhead. When you have a full memory card, you will return to Vík, and can spend some more time photographing the picturesque settlement and adjacent beach under the midnight sun.
On your way back, you can photograph the glaciers Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull, the peak that erupted in 2010 and drew widespread attention to Iceland. You can also capture the glacier tongue of Sólheimajökull, where the contrasts between the white snow, blue ice and black ash make for some incredible compositions. If the conditions are better than on day one at the waterfalls, you will also stop to shoot these.
Once back in Reykjavík, you will no doubt be awed by your new skills and can set off, camera in hand, to utilise them in building your portfolio further.
If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 fee.
45 days or more: 75% refund
30 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund
Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.
We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic government medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.
The tour is always dependent on weather, as the Icelandic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable. Likewise, visits to ice caves are dependent on favorable conditions, and indeed the ice caves themselves are not permanent. When it comes to the Northern Lights, while they are most likely to be seen between September and April, there is no guarantee that they will appear on a given day.