5 Day Winter Photo Workshop in Iceland | Aurora and Ice Caves
Immerse yourself in the pristine scenery of the Vatnajökull National Park as you capture the Northern Lights and photograph crystal blue ice caves during this one-of-a-kind 5-day winter photography workshop in Iceland!
You will explore the incredible sights along Iceland’s magnificent South Coast, which is home to some of the most breathtaking waterfalls and natural wonders in the country. With snow-capped mountain peaks, glistening glaciers and gorgeous black sand beaches, this spectacular region of Iceland is the perfect place to hone your landscape photography skills.
During this epic five-day winter photography workshop in Iceland, you’ll travel west to east, taking in all of the awe-inspiring sights that make this the country’s most famous region of all.
The Vatnajökull National Park is home to the breathtaking Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Diamond Ice Beach, and the charming surrounds of the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, where intriguing scenery abounds and is sure to sweep you off your feet.
You’ll have ample opportunities to chase the Northern Lights all across the diverse winter landscape, as well as the extraordinary chance to explore the crystal ice caves that lurk hidden within Europe’s largest glacier.
Your four nights of accommodation during the tour will be pre-arranged for you before your arrival in Iceland, as well as all of your transfers to and from your shooting locations. Please note that your accommodation in Reykjavík city is not included and that you will need to arrange this yourself.
Throughout this experience, your expert photo guides will be on-hand to help you make the most of the winter conditions. They’ll share their depth of knowledge with you and get you to all of the right places at the right time to capture the best photos of Iceland.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to photograph Iceland in winter, in one of the most spectacular regions that this country has to offer. Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - South Coast to Vik
Day 2 - Vik to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Day 3 - Vatnajokull National Park / Ice Cave
Day 4 - Vatnajokull National Park / Skaftafell Nature Reserve
Day 5 - Golden Circle, back to Reykjavik
Good to know
- We are a local tour operator and travel agency authorized by the tourism board of Iceland.
- We offer small group tours with a maximum group size of 10-14. This way, you’ll get to know your photography guide and we can take you to shoot in unique places that aren’t suitable for larger groups.
- All our guests get a free collection of post-processing videos from our award-winning photographers worth over $1,500.
- On our tours we use comfortable vehicles to safely transport you to amazing locations.
- We are using only the best hotels available in Iceland.
- Our photo tours and workshops are guided by award-winning professional landscape photographers.
- We provide crampons and rubber boots for free to all our guests throughout the tour.
- During the tour, we give highly informative and easy-to-follow photography and post-processing lectures.
- Our photo guides will always help you in the field to make sure you will bring home stunning photos of Iceland.
We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic 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.
19-23 Nov 2023 - Guided by Siggi the Viking
16-20 Jan 2024 - Guided by Vincenzo Mazza
13-17 Feb 2024
12-16 Mar 2024 - Guided by Vincenzo Mazza
Siggi the Viking
Siggi was born in Iceland and has spent most of his photography career in this paradise.During his time as a photographer, he early on found that his passion lies with photographing the beautiful landscapes and nightscapes of Iceland. One of his favorite activities is being out, chasing the northern lights and thinking of new ways to top his shots.
He has won multiple awards for his work, both locally and internationally, especially for his photos of the Aurora Borealis. Sigurdur has also written a book on the subject to aid everyone in getting the perfect shots of Lady Aurora and held nightscape photography workshops in Iceland since the beginning of 2012 with great success.
When the days get longer and the northern lights fade into the daylight, he turns his eyes towards the sun and the amazing midnight sun that Iceland has to offer with the golden hours that seem to stretch on forever.
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Vincenzo is a nature and landscape photographer. He has been doing landscape photography since 2010, mostly between Italy and Iceland. Born in Italy he moved to Iceland in 2015, after spending many months in that country during the years before to practice landscape photography.
He has been teaching photography and running photo tours since 2011, mostly in Iceland and in Italy. In 2015 he was among the winner photographers of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year international nature photography competition.
In Iceland he become a mountain and a glacier guide, and he is now an official member of the association of the Icelandic mountain guides.
Regarding his approach to photography, he like to consider himself a storyteller. He believes that his pictures are the result of diligence, creativity and technical skills in the field but most of all unconditional love for nature landscapes.
He would define his pictures as “authentic”, they are a faithful representation of the reality at the moment of the photo shooting, prior to all the obvious adjustments which are essential to the optimization of the picture.
Regarding that aspect, he said: “Nature is so impressive, inspiring and magnificent! if I created pictures with Photoshop, mixing up places and different moments I wouldn’t be the storyteller I want to be. Photography is an interpretation of an evanescent moment. Intuition and passion are needed on the playground of nature”.