June 2-7, 2014
icebergs, wild horses
and much more!
(except int'l air)
$4010 Non Members
Iceland belongs on every photographer's bucket list. In this workshop we will journey through parts of southern and western Iceland, photographing spectacular waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, dramatic coastlines, geysers, mountains, wild horses and more. We will be visiting Iceland in early June when the weather is mild, the land is lush and the sun never sets (almost). The six-day adventure includes hotels, meals, bus and air travel (except international air) and instruction with two photographers.
Day 1-Arrival Keflavik airport
We meet at the airport and then drive through the lava fields to our guesthouse in Reykjavík where you'll have some free time to rest and explore Reykjavik on your own. We'll meet later in the day for introductions, orientation and dinner. Overnight in Reykjavík.
Day 2- Kirkjufell & Snæfellsnes Peninsula
We start early in the morning with a drive to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Among the highlights are Kirkjufellsfoss ("Church Mountain Falls"), the iconic Kirkjufell mountain, Snæfelljokul National Park and Snæfelljokul mountain and glacier, famous as the setting for Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Overnight in Borgarfjörður.
Day 3 - Þingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir - Vik
We leave Snæfellsnes and drive to the Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir is a remarkable geological site, and the most historic place on the island, where the world’s oldest democratic parliament was founded in 930. We then visit nearby Gullfoss the Golden waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Here you can see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down in a double-fall into a deep gorge. We will also stop in the Geysir region with its many hot springs and geysers that spout up to 100 feet. From there it is on to Vik and the southern coastline. Vik is famous for its “stacks” – giant basalt rock formations just off the black sand beaches. Overnight in Vik.
Day 4 - Vik - Skaftafell - Jokuslarlon
We leave Vik in the morning and head for Jokuslarlon, famous for its glacier lagoon filled with icebergs. On our way east we will visit two of iceland's most famous waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. We'll also explore the area around Vatnajökull, a giant white glacier. At Jokuslarlon we will photograph the area from the banks of the lagoon and take a short boat tour and sail among the huge icebergs. We'll also visit the nearby black s nd beach where giant ice boulders wash up on the shore. Overnight near Jokuslarlon.
Day 5 - Vatnajökull - Höfn - Flight back to Reykjavik
The glacial scenery continues with a visit to the Skaftafell, Iceland’s second largest
national park. Volcanic eruptions, glaciers and rivers have worked together over thousands of years to create a stunning landscape. We'll also explore the area around Hofn, a fishing village. In the evening we fly back to Reykjavík.
Day 6 - Reykjavík
Transfer to Keflavik airport and return home.
Your instructors are photographers John Tunney and Tim Vollmer who will provide guidance on landscape and nature photography and tips on processing images. We will also have time to review pictures.
The itinerary may be subject to change due to weather conditions.
- Transfer from/to airport upon arrival and departure
- Hotels (price based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is an additional $315.)
- Meals from dinner on day one to breakfast on day 6
- Coffee, tea and juice with breakfast
- Flight from Höfn to Reykjavík
- Entry fees
- Boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
What's Not Included
- Airfare to and from Iceland
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks (except coffee, tea and juice with breakfast)