Winter workshop with photographers Apratim Saha and Haukur Snorrason.
24 February – 29th - 2020
About the tour:
Two professional photographers accompany you in the field and you can learn from their experience and tecnigues to improve your skills.
This tour will take you to many sites in west, south and south-east Iceland. We will photograph waterfalls, horses, hot springs, black sand beaches, lava fields, glacier outlets, ice caves, floating ice bergs as well as ice bergs lying in the black sand. Hope for beautiful winter sunrises and sunsets which we will take full advantage of. As well as photographing more known sites, we will also photograph less traveled spots that few people go to. We will keep a look out for the northern lights every night and visit the best ice cave available for photographers; we work with a local guide from the most experienced company in the area of Vatnajökull glacier to assure the best results. Winter in Iceland can be a mixture of all the weather you can think of, even in one day, but our experience is that varied winter weather can also offer the most amazing photographic opportunities and in mild light you can only have this time of year
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Price per person incl. Full board meals,accommodation photographer guide, Ice cave tour and all transport in spacious trucks.
Price per person : sgl occupancy ISK 532.000 / double occupancy ISK 466.800
DAY 1: HRAUNFOSSAR WATERFALLS, HVALFJORDUR BAY, THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK.
Haukur Snorrason photographer will pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavik around 8:00 AM starting by going west to one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland to photograph, called Hraunfossar with its many sections. This area is also good to photograph horses. We will stop at a well-hidden waterfall few people get to see once we get into south Iceland. We finish our day in Thingvellir national Park with is lava crevasses and crystal clear water. In the evening we will keep out a Northern lights watch.
DAY 2: FIRST LIGHT AT GEYSIR AREA, SOUTH COAST AND WATERFALLS.
We will be at first light and before all the tourists at Strokkur spauting hot spring. Strokkur Is the the only spouting hot spring in Iceland. It can be fun to try photographing the bulb before it spouts 20 meter up into the sky. Back to our hotel that is close by to have breakfast and check out. We head towards the south coast of Iceland where we come across great waterfalls. Dyrhólaey headlands is a stop among other interesting things that may come our way to Hrifunes, it depends on light and weather what we do this day since we go back trough the south coast on last day. Accommodation in Hrifunes.
DAY 3: VATNAJÖKULL GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. GLACIER LAGOON. ICE BERGS ON THE BEACH.
We check out from cosy Hrifunes and head towards Vatnajökull National Park. The largest glacier in Europe. Once there we will photograph Svínafellsjökull glacier outlet and of course the famous Glacier Lagoon plus many other spots on our way.
We aim for a sunset on the beach where the Atlantic ocean floods around the sitting Ice bergs on the black sand beach that is some times named diamond beach. Accommodation nearby the Glaciers
DAY 4 : ICE CAVES !
Just after breakfast we will meet up with our glacier guide who comes from a experienced company in the area. The Ice caves are a natural thing that form in early winter and melt down each spring. Then next winter you have a completely new ice cave, so we never know what to expect year to year, but we always hope for the amazing blue colour. We hire a glacier guide for most of the day which allows us to go to the best Ice cave available at the time and wait out other groups if needed - since we will have more time than others to spend in the caves. Going to the best Ice cave can possibly involve some hiking approx. 1-2 KM Accommodation nearby the Glaciers
DAY 5: ICE BERGS, GLACIER OUTLETS.
Check out and we start the day at first light on the black sand beach where we find Ice bergs lying on the black sand beach, so called Diamond beach and hope for a sunrise over the icebergs. But we have also many other places to photograph like Fjallsárlagoon glacier outlet, the Laki lava field, Lómagnúpur mountain and more importantly; all the no name places that are interesting to photograph and great winter light. Overnight in Hrifunes.
DAY 6: FIRST LIGHT AT REYNISDRANGAR SEA STACKS AND BLACK SAND BEACH.. SKÓGAFOSS AND GLUGGAFOSS WATERFALLS.
We take an early breakfast to make it to the coast in time and photograph the sea stacks at Reynisfjara beach at sunrise. At this time of year the sun rises right behind the sea stacks ! We will photograph at the cliffs at Dyrhólaey. Skógafoss and Gluggafoss waterfalls. ETA in Reykjavik around 5 PM