AURORA AND ICE CAVE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP – South and South East – 2015 & 2016
On the South Iceland Winter Photography Workshop we focus on northern lights in some of the most unique locations in Iceland, frozen waterfalls, glaciers and ice caves. South Iceland has amazing soft light in the winter, glaciers and ice turn into magical sculptures. For first time visitors to Iceland this is an ideal photo workshop to explore the stunning glaciers in winter in contrast with the black volcanic sand.
Skarphedinn Thrainsson (Skarpi)
Pro Landscape Photographer, Native in Iceland. Authorized Tour Operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board.
November 11 – 18, 2017 (available)
November 22 – December 2, 2017 (available)
Aurora Borealis nights in Glacier Lagoon and other unique locations Ice Caves and ice formations. Super Jeep tour into remote glaciers and ice caves. Glacier Lagoon and The Ice Beach Major waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and Svartifoss.
ITINERARY AND LOCATIONS:
As always in Iceland, we will be flexible and adjusted to weather and aurora activity to make the most out of the tour.
For reservations following policies apply: Deposit: $1000 on booking Payment in full 60 days prior to the tour starting date. Total price: $4.200 USD. Single room supplement adds $650 USD Maximum number of participants: 9 Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Double occupancy accommodation for 7 nights, single room available upon request. All meals (breakfast, lunches, and hot dinners at our places of accommodation and/or restaurants). Transportation with spacious and modified 4×4 vehicles. Super Jeep tour to remote glaciers and ice caves. Photographic tutoring and guidance by a native landscape photographer and tour operator. Safety gear provided when needed, such as helmets and crampons. Packing list for the tour, with recommended equipment and clothing.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL
You arrive in Iceland and check in your hotel in Reykjavik. We meet at the centrally located hotel at 18.00 and go out for a dinner in Reykjavik where we briefly go through the photo workshop itinerary, safety and some practical things before we start our adventure in Iceland. If you arrive early in town, you can photograph some of the attractions such as Harpa Concert Hall, Hallgrimskirkja, Sun Voyager or Perlan.
DAY 2 THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK AND VIK
This Iceland photo workshop starts early in the morning from Reykjavik, and drive directly to our first shooting location in Thingvellir National Park and start our photography adventure. From Thingvellir we travel to the south coast at Vik. We will stay one night in Vik area, which has many of the most iconic frozen waterfalls and dramatic seascapes in the country, such as Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisdrangar and Dyrholaey.
DAY 3 AND 4 GLACIER LAGOON, ICE BEACH AND ICE CAVES
After our breakfast at our hotel we capture the sunrise on the famous Ice Beach on the south-east coastline. We’ll photograph the Glacier Lagoon area for the next two and a half day and have many great locations to choose from. We lodge close to the Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) to be able to be in locations at the best light, and when sky is clear and aurora is active we photograph the Northern Lights dancing over the lagoon. We will go into at least two ice ceves on the tour, the best available ice caves, deep under the Vatnajökull glacier, for the ice cave trip we’ll provide all safety gear such as helmets and crampons. Never enter ice caves without an Icelandic guide and safety equipment.
DAY 5 – HÖFN – STOKKSNES, VESTRAHORN
The Horn area is below Vestrahorn, a 454 meter high mountain and an interesting geology site composing of unstratified plutonic rock, mostly gabbro but with some granophyre. East of the mountain is a strange-shaped outcrop called Brunnhorn that stretches out to sea. Vestrahorn is a very picturesque mountain with black sand dunes in forebround and a shallow beach with reflections. On this Iceland Winter workshop we can expect a spectacular light on the mountain.
DAY 6 – SKATFATELL AND VIK
We’ll pass through Skaftafell both on our way to south-east and on the way back. Our workshop will photograph some of the great landscape there at least for one sunset. All the Skaftafell area is surrounded with spectacular landscape such as the glaciers and highest mountains in Iceland, waterfalls such as Svartifoss (Black Falls) to name a few of the best locations.
DAY 7 – VIK – GOLDEN CIRCLE – REYKJAVIK
After our breakfast and sunrise in Vik we take the Golden Circle and travel back to Reykjavik. We will stop at some shooting locations on our way, and then have our last dinner of the workshop in Reykjavik.
DAY 8 – DEPARTURE
Transfer to Keflavik international airport
Packages arranged with... EsjaTravel - a licensed Iceland Travel Agent
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $150 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $150 fee.
45 days: 75% refund
30 days: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund
Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.
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