iceland - Fire & ice
Seven day intensive Seascape & Landscape Photography
Chasing the light and waves on the wild landscape of Iceland.
Accommodation Included (Seven Nights)
£1800 per person
18th Sept - 25th Sept 2021
£1800 per person
Cancellations - A full refund will be offered in the event of the workshop being cancelled due to COVID-19. In the case of the participant cancelling before the 18th August 2021, a full refund will be offered. After this date, 50% of the amount paid will be non-refundable due to accommodation costs.
• All transport during the workshop. (Two 4x4 Vehicles)
• Pick up and drop off - Keflavik Airport
• Editing and Image Enhancement.
• Personal Tuition.
• Small-Group - Four People.
• Instalments can be arranged to spread the cost. (Email for details)
• Twin Room Share (single occupancy can be arranged - extra charges are incurred *£300)
• Not Included
• Insurance and travel to Iceland.
• Lunch and Evening Meals
• Diamond Beach
• Vestarahorn (Stokksnes)
• Sólheimasandur (DC3 Plane Wreck)
• Iceland's Secret Canyon...
• Vik and Reynisfjara
• Ice Cave Tour - (Extra cost)
• About the Workshop
18th - 21st September
You will be met at Keflavik Airport on the first day, once everyone has arrived we will proceed to our first location (3hr drive) which is Volcano Hotel situated near Vik. This will be our base for the first three nights, the surrounding area is spectacular with a mountainous glacier backdrop many waterfalls are nearby, We also have a dramatic coastline with black sand and towering cliffs and sea stacks.
21st - 25th September
On Tuesday morning, we continue our journey eastwards towards Vatnajökull National Park we will drive through massive lava fields, cross glacial rivers and be surrounded by outstanding natural beauty the Vatnajökull glacier will be visible for a lot of the route. Our journey will take around 3hrs before arriving at our accommodation FossHotel Vatnajökull.
We'll be situated within Vatnajökull National Park and close to (Vestrahorn, Eystrahorn, and Jökulsárlón and Diamond Beach) we'll be exploring the unique landscapes and seascapes these locations have to offer. The accommodation has been specifically chosen for it's perfectly situated access to these locations, as well as a comfortable stay.
During the month of September in Iceland, we will have 13 hrs of autumn light providing us with plenty of opportunities for photography during the stay. We will be photographing throughout the day in between travelling to locations. There will also be some moderate hiking involved. The climate during September will be between 6 °C and 11 °C during the day with temperatures slightly lower near the glacier and overnight. September is the month the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) start to become visible in the night sky and we'll be capturing these magical moments providing there are clear skies. Our accommodation is perfectly located within a dark sky area.
We will check out and begin our journey back to Keflavik airport.
[ Diamond Beach ]
One of the most unique things about the beach is that it never ever looks the same. Even if you just visited the day before the beach will have changed completely and the natural ice sculptures and the icebergs will have reformed melted away and new icebergs appeared. Many of the icebergs are over 1,000 years old and have made their way through the glacier lagoon, first as enormous ice blocks, and now smaller icebergs enjoying their last moments until they join with the Atlantic ocean. The icebergs glisten on the beach giving it the name Diamond beach. The location is also a very important breeding ground for many of Iceland’s most well-known birds including the Arctic Tern and the Great Skua and is a National conservation area.
[ Jökulsárlón ]
A huge glacier lagoon where floating icebergs scatter the landscape. The glacier is clearly visible in the background and dominates the area.
[ Eystrahorn ]
This location is a path less travelled and not popular with tourism, due to its location in the far southeast of Iceland. Eystrahorn mountain is equally as impressive as it´s famous neighbour (Vestrahorn) and yet remains elusive to most people. From a photographic point of view, the high imposing peaks and dramatic seascape provide great opportunities for our trip. There is a long stretch of black volcanic sand which has created a protected lagoon and hosts an array of wildlife. A lighthouse completes the scene.
[ Vestrahorn ]
This iconic mountain is a photographer's dream. Again the area is black volcanic sand but with huge sand dunes that scatter the area. The patterns in the dunes themselves can make for some very good photographic opportunities. On a still day, the reflection of the mountainous peaks also provides some great opportunities. The peaks are often covered with low cloud or mist and as this swirls around the jagged peaks it creates a wonderful atmospheric landscape.
[ Recommended Equipment ]
DSLR or Mirrorless Camera, Tripod, Lenses of varied focal length, Filters, Cable Release, Spare Memory Cards, Extra Camera Batteries, Lens Cloth,
Price: £1800 pp
Before proceeding to book - Please email for payment details and general info.
25% Deposit Required to secure a place.
Remaining Balance to be paid - 18th August 2021