Winter Workshops in Iceland

Winter Workshops in Iceland

Document Iceland’s wintertime landscapes, Northern Lights and sweeping glaciers with this incredible range of workshops led by award-winning local photographers.

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Frequently asked questions

When is winter in Iceland?

In Iceland, winter starts at the end of October and runs through until the end of March.

Is winter a good time to visit Iceland?

Winter is a great time to visit Iceland for photography, when the landscape is swathed in an enchanting layer of snow. The arctic light takes on an ethereal glow, making the country seem even more magical. Here are 8 things you need to know about photographing Iceland in winter.

What is the temperature in Iceland during winter?

Winters are not as cold in Iceland as people may think. The average low is approximately -2 degrees Celsius (28.4 Fahrenheit), whereas the average high is about 3 degrees Celsius (37.4 Fahrenheit). You’ll find the indoors to be quite toasty and warm though, as Iceland runs on inexpensive geothermal energy.

How much daylight is there during winter in Iceland?

There are around 4-5 hours of daylight during winter in Iceland. The long and dark nights are perfect for chasing the Northern Lights.

Will I see the Northern Lights during my photo tour in Iceland?

If the weather is clear and aurora activity is forecast, then the Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) can be seen in Iceland from late August until the beginning of April. Generally, you will have the chance to see them during our winter photo tours. Though we do our best to monitor the aurora activity and weather conditions, we cannot guarantee that you will see them during your visit to Iceland.