Around Iceland winter photo workshops with Skarpi.


Skarpi is scheduling a couple of Iceland Winter photo workshops around the whole island with a focus on Winter landscape photography; Winter waterfalls, Geothermal features, glacial Ice with a good chance of photographing Aurora. The season for these workshops will be from November through Feb.

These intense 11 day photo workshops are set in the stunning landscapes on the edge of Iceland with some of the top places in the world for Aurora photography.  Drama happens frequently here in the Winter – we can expect a variety of weather systems and witness first hand their effect on the Landscapes and People of Iceland.  Some remote areas are only possible with local knowledge and modified vehicles.

Highlights include:
  • Glaciers and ice caves.
  • Major Waterfalls such as Godafoss (Waterfall of The Gods), remote Aldeyjarfoss and Hrafnabjargarfoss.
  • Vik – black sand beach.
  • Hvitserkur (Dinosaur Rock) in Hunafloi.
  • Jökulsarlon – ice beach and glacier lagoon.
  • Lake Myvatn with the geothermal hotsprings and volcanic craters.
  • The whole tour we travel on a specially modified super truck to get to all the remote locations, off the beaten track.

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Photo workshop Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive in Iceland and transfer to Reykjavik. Check-in to your Reykjavik Hotel (included) and explore the city. Evening meal (included) to meet with Skarpi and discuss practical and safety notes.

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Reykjavik city from the Pearl

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Reykjavik’s Harpa concert hall

Day 2: Thingvellir and Vík

With an early start, we catch sunrise in Thingvellir National park before heading towards Vík along Iceland’s South Coast. This gives you the chance to explore Iceland’s famous icons such as the volcanic black sand and sea stacks at Vík and the Giant waterfall at Skogafoss. Many other ice-photo opportunities at Seljalandsfoss and Dyrholaey.

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Rock arch at Dyrholaey

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Sunset with Sea-stacks

Day 3, 4 & 5: Vatnjökull National Park

After sunrise at Vík on day 3, we head to a great hotel in a great location for some quality time among Europe’s largest glacier. Jökulsarlon and many glacier lagoons and moraines set the scene for some epic Winter light. Ice-caves captivate your imagination and the random chunks of glacier ice on the volcanic black sand test your photography composition. Northern lights frequently adorn the clear night skies here and an Aurora in this landscape is a real treat.

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Ice on the Glacier Lagoon at Jökulsarlon

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Ice cave under Vatnjökull Glacier

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Auroras over the ice beach

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Glacier ice on the volcanic black beach

Day 6: East Fjords

The beautiful shallow Fjords in the East are just around the corner, with some of the most beautiful mountains in the country and endless winding roads with some good Winter photo opportunities. This area is so quiet that you will feel like we are the only ones on the planet. Our Hotel is in a fishing village with a beautiful mountain view.

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Vestrahorn Mountain

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East fjords of Iceland

Day 7,8 &9: Myvatn and the Major waterfalls

From the East fjords we head to the Winter paradise at Myvatn. With 3 days in this diverse part of Iceland there is time to relax in the Geothermal pools. Apart from the relaxing down time, the area has amazing locations that can be visited on each of our 3 days there. Our photo workshop visits amazing waterfalls at Godafoss and Dettifoss.

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Aldeyjarfoss in Winter

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Goðafoss – waterfall of the Gods

We travel to the remote waterfalls at Aldeyjarfoss and Hrafnabjargarfoss. These waterfalls look amazing in mid-Winter and can only be accessed with specialist vehicles. The geothermal features in this volcanic area are very colourful and the lava fields are crazy. Northern lights over the mysterious Myvatn is made easy with a great hotel location. Our photo workshop is designed for aurora photography.

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Geothermal Hot-springs

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Geothermal Nature baths

Day 10: North West Coastline

After our last breakfast at the Myvatn Hotel, our photo workshop joins the ring road back to Reykjavik, stopping at the best locations such as Hvitserkur along the way.

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Northern Lights at Myvatn

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Icelandic Horses

Day 11: Departure Day
Transferred from your Reykjavik Hotel to the International airport in Keflavik.


TOUR LEADER: Skarphedinn Thrainsson (Skarpi) Pro Landscape Photographer, Native Icelander. Tour Operator, Authorized by the Icelandic Tourist Board.

Workshop Outline

Pro landscape tutoring from a Pro Landscape photographer, Skarpi (registered Tour Operator in Iceland). Safety gear will be provided at all times, such as crampons for your boots and helmets when needed. We submit a Complete Packing list for the tour, with recommended equipment and clothing to bring on the tour. Workshop itinerary details planed by a native guide with vast experience of leading photography groups in Iceland.


Twin rooms for 10 nights at hotels during the tour (single supp. if required). Central located hotel in Reykjavik before and after the tour also included. (Days 1 and 10). All meals (breakfast, lunches, and hot dinners at our places of accommodation and/or restaurants) during the tour. Transportation in spacious and specially modified 4×4 super truck.

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– Packages arranged by Arctic Exposure (a licensed travel agency)

For reservations following policies apply:

  • Deposit: $1000 on booking
  • Payment in Full: 60 days prior to the tour starting date.
  • Total price: $5.900 USD. Single room supplement adds $900 USD
  • Group size: max 12

Dates 2018

  • January 13 – 23, 2018
  • February 3 – 13, 2018
  • March 10 – 21, 2018
  • Nov 15 – 25, 2018
  • Nov 30 – Dec 10, 2018

Dates 2019

  • January 18 – 28, 2019
  • February 1 – 11, 2019
  • February 15 – 25, 2019
  • March 1 – 11, 2019

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights

Please call back for new dates soon!

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