Join us on this 10-day Winter Landscape Photography Tour, as we seek some of the best light and impressive landscape that Iceland has to offer. We will travel in comfort on a spacious bus and a modified super jeep to cover the iconic frozen landscapes of Snaefellsnes peninsula, such as Kikjufell mountain. black church Budir, amazing coastline, etc, and the South Coast for the ice caves, glacier lagoon, ice beach and waterfalls. This is a great opportunity to photograph ice and the Northern Lights while learning new techniques as we take your photography skills to a higher level..
Iceland is one of the best places to capture the amazing coloured patterns of lights dancing across the dark Arctic sky. Aurora, often called northern lights, is driven by the energy coming from the sun as it often produces mass ejections of charged particles that get trapped by the Earth's magnetic field. Guided by the magnetic field, the particles then flow toward the Earth's poles where they collide with nitrogen and oxygen in the upper atmosphere producing the green, blue and red lights on the sky. However, witnessing this magical phenomenon is not guaranteed because there are other factors which can have an impact on the visibility of Aurora such as dark, clear skies and pleasant weather conditions. And since the weather can be varied from different locations, we will keep a keen eye out for chasing the Northern Lights during our workshop as we offer you the chance to photograph this wonderful phenomenon.
The ice caves will give you the feeling of being in a different world filled with alluring lights and different shapes and patterns of the shiny blue ice. The same reason why a picture inside the ice caves brings this surreal world into a higher level. This photo of the stunning blue ice caves was taken at Vatnajokull, the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Europe. However, the location, condition and structure of the caves change every year as they are impermanent and differ in density because glaciers are constantly moving. So, we will be accompanied by a professional ice cave guides who will drive us for approximately 20-30 minutes, lend us protective gears and walk us inside the caves with utmost caution.
Visiting the towns and villages, and farmsteads of the peninsula, such as Bjarnarhofn, Stykkisholmur, Rif, Hellissandur, Olafsvik and Grundarfjordur is pleasant in itself. Above Grundarfjordur rises my favorite mountain to shoot in Iceland, the beautiful Kirkjufell. From the right angle it resembles a nature-made pyramid and always always seems to offer something new and interesting.
We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip.
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 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund
Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
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. There is however always plenty to see and do if conditions do not favor any part of our original plan.