A mythical October adventure.

During this long week, we will capture the beauties of the Icelandic fall. We will visit mighty waterfalls as well as black sand beaches. We will also visit the unique Icelandic highlands. If you ever wanted to see the kind of landscape you have seen in Game of Thrones, Star Wars or even Prometheus, this is the place to go! Iceland is a gold mine for us landscape photographers! So what are you waiting for? 

 

Dates

October 12 - October 19, 2018

Guides

Tor-Ivar Næss
Roy Einar Jensen
Even Tryggstrand
 

Iceland: The Saga Island
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Hardest working crew!

I had the privilege of spending 7 days with these three trip guides in Lofoten. It was an amazing trip and Tor, Even and Roy are all really talented photographers, great teachers and all around great guys.

— David L.


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About the workshop

At this week long adventure at the saga island, we will visit a series of epic locations spanning from Grundarfjordur in the west to Stokksnes in the east. The diversity of the Icelandic landscape will give us plenty of opportunities to really unfold ourselves as landscape photographers.

We will visit mighty waterfalls as well as black sand beaches.  Should the weather be on our side we will get to witness the aurora borealis aka the northern lights. If you ever wanted to see the kind of landscape you have seen in Game of Thrones, Star Wars or even Prometheus, this is the place to visit. Iceland is a gold mine for us landscape photographers! So what are you waiting for? 

We will pick you guys up at Keflavik International Airport, or any nearby hotel. Since the sun sets relatively early this time of year, we will set course directly to Snaefellsnes peninsula, so we are ready for our sunset shoot at this treasure chest of a region. 
As the days pass we will work our way from the Snaefellsnes peninsula to and through the souther coast of Iceland, where we'll find mighty waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. As a landscape photographer you wouldn't want to miss the chance to visit the glacier lagoon, Jokulsarlon - don't worry - you won't! And at the end of the road, we will shoot the majestic Stokksnes at the south-eastern corner of Iceland.

We do have a few surprises up our sleeves for this Iceland tour. Without spoiling too much, we are working the weather gods, so that we go on a private ice cave tour ;)

Included

Transport from and to Keflavik International Airport (KEF), accommodation for the duration of the workshop, photography guiding both in the field and also post-processing session at Hattvika.

Not Included

No meals are included (unless included where we stay), but rest assured there will be plenty of chances to buy groceries and prepared meals during this workshop. We will plan it so we can eat some meals together. Also not included are any private insurances and any costs required to travel to and from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) from to to your home location.


 
 

About The Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic country with a population of 335 000. The majority of the people lives in the capital Reykjavik. The country is famous for its volcanos, glaciers and hot springs. It is not a surprise that one of the major industries are geothermal power. In addition to the geothermal power industry, Iceland also does well in tourism and fish processing. Did you know that the landscape in Iceland has attracted Hollywood as well? Movies like Batman Begins, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Interstellar, and Prometheus has been partially recorded in Iceland. And it is also worth mentioning that some scenes of Game of Thrones also is filmed here.

This workshop will be held during the autumn, so Iceland will dressed in a variety of hues ranging from green to yellow and red.
Iceland is also known as the saga island, and for good reason. The country is famous for its tales about Vikings and elves. We are going to Iceland for the beautiful landscape and of course the wide span of different light. 


What To Bring

You should bring a camera you are comfortable using. We recommend you to bring a camera with full manual control as well as interchangeable lenses.

We will be photographing a variety of locations, so having a selection of lenses to chose from is nice. A wide-angle lens, as well as a telephoto lens, is recommended. It is also highly recommended that you have an ultra-wide-angle lens with an aperture of f2.8 or faster to capture the aurora borealis.

Since part of this tour is about capturing the night sky as well, you will need a sturdy tripod to be able to do long exposures or just being able to cope with a gust of wind. You can lend one from us, but we need to know in advance.

Filters are optional but recommended.

A laptop with the latest version of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop is highly recommended.

Extras like batteries, memory cards, and lens cloth are also highly recommended. A super tip is to bring a shower cap as well - to protect your camera and lens from vapor when we are near waterfalls.

Clothing

The weather can change very fast in Iceland, so proper outdoor clothing is necessary. Being able to protect ourselves from the elements is key to a successful workshop.

A good set of base layersmid-layers for warmth such as fleece and down. A shell jacket and quick-dry hiking pants will help to protect against the elements as well. Insulated hiking boots are advised. Having a warm hat and gloves is essential. A face cover, such as a balaclava, may also help you to be more comfortable in windy conditions.


Itinerary

We will prioritize catching that dramatic light, so we will be on the move for sunrises, sunsets and of course the northern lights. 
The weather in Iceland is highly unpredictable, so we will have to adapt as we go. You can, however, rest assured that we will visit amazing locations up to several times per day!


Booking Info

Dates: October 12 - October 19, 2018
Availability: Fully booked. Waiting list
Payment: €3390 Based on double occupancy. You will be sharing the room with someone of your gender, unless anything else is agreed upon. Single room is extra.
The deposit is €800. All payments are done via PayPal or Bank Transfer.
The deposit is non-refundable and full payment is due 60 days prior to the tour.
Arrival: Keflavik Airport, Iceland (KEF). October 12, no later than 1pm.
Departure: Keflavik Airport, Iceland (KEF). October 19, after 1pm.


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