IMAGE: FAROE ISLANDS, WINTER 2022

Faroe Islands
Photography Tour

3rd to 10th April 2023 | 9th – 16th November 2023

LODGING
Self Catering House

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner to Advanced

DURATION
7 Nights

GROUP SIZE
Maximum of 5

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate to Challenging

8 Days, 7 Nights

Faroe Islands Photography Tours

Like all locations I visit, the Faroe Islands is a photographers paradise! I honestly believe that no photo or video will ever do Faroe Islands any justice. It has to be seen with your own eyes to appreciate the shear size, beauty and wildness of the place. You’re guaranteed to have an adventure here.

This Faroe Islands Photography Tour has been planned with the photographer right in the center, we’ll go where the light is at it’s best. Although we have a lot of locations to get around, do not despair, it won’t be a case of getting 15 minutes to photograph each location, we’ll have plenty of time to explore the areas and if we’re driving down the road and you spot something you like and if safe to do so, I will stop!

Each day we will be on location before sunrise and shooting all day until after sunset.

As with all my Photography Tours & Workshops I like to keep the numbers small, and this photo tour is limited to only five people! This allows me to spend more one on one time with you, helping you with any questions you may have.

Transport for the week will be a 9 Seater vehicle or similar.

This trip includes everything except your flights and food. Once you arrive, I’ll look after you, airport transfers, transport during the tour, accommodation, guiding, and all tuition.

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Trip Highlights

  • Múlafossur Waterfall
  • Mykines Island
  • The Witches Finger
  • Sørvágsvatn Leitisvatn Lake View
  • Bøsdalarfossur Waterfall
  • Tindhólmur
  • Drangarnir Sea Arch
  • Eiði
  • Leynasandur
  • Norðradalur
  • Kalbaksbotnur
  • Kallur Lighthouse & Kalsoy Island
  • Gjógv

Itinerary

From my experience of running over 30 photography tours, having a fixed daily itinerary is limiting your chances of going home with the best possible images.

I like to work with the weather as much as possible and visit locations based on the current weather conditions. As an example, you can drive through a tunnel where on one side it’s clear blue skies and the other side there’s a blizzard. 

Each evening I will “plan” the next day and let everyone know what time we’ll be leaving the next morning. This ensures that I’m putting you in the right place at the right time.

The tour starts from Vágar Airport (FAE), Faroe Islands.  When looking at flights, please arrive no later than 5PM on arrival day. If your flight arrives after this, drop me a message and I will help you as best I can.

If you are travelling the day before, just let me know so I can arrange to collect you.

Day 1 – Arrival Day

This is the arrival day, I’ll be collecting everyone from the airport. Depending on what time everyone lands, we will squeeze in a sunset shoot. We’ll get settled into our accommodation for the next week and run over the “plan” for the week. Retiring early for our start the next morning.

Day 2 to 7 – The Adventure

This is where the real adventure begins.

Over the next 6 full days we will be photographing at every opportunity we can get. We’ll be getting up early every morning (regardless of weather) to be on location 1 hour before sunrise, after each sunrise shoot we’ll head for breakfast before heading to our next location. 

Each sunset location, we’ll be there roughly 2 hours before so that we can each scope out our sunset composition.

On the final evening, we’ll head out for our final meal together where we can look back on our amazing week together.

Day 8 – Departure Day

Goodbyes are forever, I’ll be saying see you later as I hope you’ll join me on another adventure. We’ll head to the airport where everyone can catch their flights home.

Your Guide

Photographer, Light Chaser, Aurora Guide, Web Dev, Biker, Daddy and I’ve got a very understanding girlfriend in no particular order.

What you’ll learn

On this Faroe Islands Photography Tour I’m at your complete disposal to help and teach you everything I know about photography.

Here are a few of the key skills that I’ll be covering:

Camera Settings: It starts with the basics. RAW, Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Learn how and when to use the various modes on your camera to get the shot you want.

CompositionComposition is everything in landscape photography. Learn how to compose a landscape photograph.

Long Exposures: Learn how to use long exposures so you can create dramatic and interesting photographs.

Histogram: Learn how to read your histogram so that you’re exposing correctly and capturing maximum data with no clipping.

Low Light: Learn how to photograph the night sky and if luck is on our side, we’ll also shoot the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

Editing: Learn how I edit my photographs using Adobe Lightroom Classic with final touches in Photoshop.

What’s included?

  • Airport Transfers
  • Transport throughout tour
  • 7 Nights Single Accommodation
  • Any entrance/guide/ferry fees.
  • Photographic guidance and tuition 
  • Pre-workshop Zoom Meeting
  • Flights/Travel to/from Faroe Islands
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and alcohol or snacks.
  • Travel & Equipment Insurance
  • Visas (if necessary)

Good to Know

Packing List – A full packing list will be emailed after booking.

Accommodation: I’ve booked 2 cottages only 5 minutes from the Airport.  Each participant will have their own room. 

Flights – Airline: Atlantic Airways. Flights from Edinburgh every Monday & Thursday. Keflavik: Mondays and Fridays. Daily flights from Copenhagen.

My booked flights from Edinburgh for April are below: 

Outbound 3rd April 2023:
Edinburgh (EDI) to Vagar (FAE): 17:10

Return 10th April 2023:
Vagar (FAE) to Edinburgh (EDI): 15:00

Meeting Point: The meeting point will either be at the airport in Edinburgh if you’re on the same flight as me, or in the entrance hall at Vagar (FAE) airport.

Hiking – Many of the locations do require hiking. You don’t need to be an athlete but you must be able to walk on uneven, sometimes steep and slippery ground for maybe up to 2 hours one way.

Self Catering – There isn’t a great choice of restaurants on the island, or they’re closed during off season.  We will go to supermarket everyday or every other day to gather what’s necessary for the coming days.  Supermarkets are closed on Sundays. Every day I advise to bring lunch and snacks to eat throughout the day.

Spending Money – On my last trip, I managed to spend approximately £30 per day. Everywhere takes card, cash isn’t needed.

UK Mobile Network – I advise to buy a sim card at the airport.  Costs approximately £10 and comes with 2GB of data. I used the 2GB of data in 2 days, and topped up 5GB for £10 which lasted the rest of the week.

Travel Adapter – Faroe Islands use the the standard 2 pin Euro plug. I advise to bring 2 of these with you.

Faroe Islands Photography Tours Dates & Prices

Prices quoted are per person. Only a 10% deposit is required to secure your spot. Remainder balance is due 8 weeks prior to start date.

Date

Duration

Price

Places Left

3rd to 10th April 2023

7 Nights

£1650

Fully Booked

9th – 16th November 2023

7 Nights

£1850

5 Spots Left

Don’t just take my word for it…

THE REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

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I have always wanted to visit Lofoten to take landscape photographs. A friend suggested Chasing Light Tours. I was not disappointed even though there were several rainy days. Tyler Collins was an outstanding tour leader. Apart from being a very competent photographer, he had expert knowledge of the area and took us to the best locations for the weather conditions. Tyler gave technical and composition advice where needed, in an pleasant and friendly manner. Tylor has years of experience in this field which is very apparent.

Ron Campbell October 26, 2022
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Second tour with Chasing Light and another great set of images!

Alastair Timothy October 30, 2019
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Thoroughly enjoyed my 5 day tour to Skye with Tyler. The process of booking was easy and communication good. Tyler knew the locations well and was able to chose the best for the day based on the weather forecast. He's an excellent teacher and I learned a huge amount about landscape photography. The proof is the photo I took at the end of the trip in Glen Coe on the way home which I would never have been able to take before the trip. Unfortunately the weather frustrated us a fair bit so there was no chance to do any aurora shoots or astrophotography but these we very much in Tyler's plans. We stayed in Dunvegan which did mean a fair amount of driving each day and perhaps Portree would have been better but our Airbnb accommodation worked well for the group. Already thinking about which trip to do next.....

Rob Orme December 7, 2021
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Just came back from Iceland from one of Tylers workshop and had the time of my life. I learnt so much from this workshop. Tyler was very attentive to all that were on the group, answered all my questions without hesitation. If you are looking to have more knowledge in photography this workshop is exactly what you want and need. You will go back home wanting more. Thank you for all.

Alain Ourlin October 22, 2018