Iceland Photography Tours & Workshops

30th – 7th December 2023

LODGING
1x Self Catering House

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner to Advanced

DURATION
7 Nights

GROUP SIZE
Maximum of 5

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate

8 Days, 7 Nights

Iceland Photo Tours

Lets embark upon an adventure to photograph the wonders Iceland has to offer with her majestic northern lights, ice covered black sand beaches and her rugged landscape.

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.

This Iceland Photo Tour has been planned with the photographer right in the center, we’ll go where the light is at it’s best or getting you to where you’ll have clear skies to watch and photograph the Aurora Borealis. Although we are working from a fixed itinerary, 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, 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 Iceland Photo 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 mini bus or similar.

Iceland Photo Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skógafoss
  • Kvernufoss
  • Dyrhólaey
  • Reynisfjara
  • Vik Black Sand Beach​
  • Skaftafell (1 hour hike)​
  • Jokulsarlon & Diamond Beach​
  • Vestrahorn & Eystrahorn​

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 work with the weather as much as possible and visit locations based on the best forecasted weather conditions. This ensures that I’m putting you in the right place at the right time.

Each morning will be on location 1 hour or so before sunrise, and each sunset we’ll be there until 1 hour after sunset.

The tour will start and end at Keflavik, Iceland (KEF). When looking at flights, please arrive no later than 3PM on arrival day.

If you need to travel the day before, please let me know and I can collect you from your accommodation in the Reykjavik area.

Day 1 – Arrival Day

This is the arrival day, I’ll be collecting everyone from the airport and we’ll be getting settled into our accommodation for the next week. We’ll run over the “plan” again for the week and head out in the evening for a group meal before retiring before our early 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.

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 Iceland Photo 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
  • Accommodation (Single occupancy)
  • Any entrance fees.
  • Photographic guidance if required
  • Flights/Travel to/from Keflavik, Iceland
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and alcohol or snacks.
  • Travel & Equipment Insurance
  • Visas (if necessary)

Good to Know

Flights November – Fly to Keflavik airport.

I’m flying from Dublin with Play Airlines.

Accommodation: I’ve booked a house right at Skógafoss which has all facilities needed including, oven, microwave, a hot tub! On one of the nights when we head to Vestrahorn we’ll spend it at a Seljavellir Guesthouse. Each participant will have their own room.

Self Catering / Meals – All my tours are self catering. We will visit the supermarket (Bonus) on the day we arrive and gather what’s needed for a few days so that we can bring packed lunches with us each day. We will revisit the supermarket a couple of times throughout the trip too. There will be opportunities throughout the trip to visit cafes and the odd restaurant if we have time. But primarily, we will be eating as we go.

Hiking – Many of the locations are easy access from the car. One location is a 1 hour hike up hill. You must be able to walk on uneven, sometimes steep and slippery ground.

Spending Money – I average between £200-300 for the week. Card is accepted everywhere, cash isn’t needed.

UK Mobile Network – If coming from the UK, your data roaming will work and come out of your data back home.

Iceland Photo 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

30th Nov – 7th Dec 2023

7 Nights

£1850

5 Spots Left

Don’t just take my word for it…

THE REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

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Great photography tour. Tyler is an excellent tutor when it comes to providing advise on how to improve your photographic skills and composition. He is very attentive to the needs of the participants and always willing to help. The tour will take you to some very nice location for landscape photography. This is not a touristy tour it is made for photographers who like landscape and nature photography. We have been lucky enough to see 4 times the Northern lights, at varied degrees of activity but managed to get some good photography. The tour is fairly fluid in terms of schedule, based on weather conditions and light. Really recommend it for people who want to improve their photography skills, while enjoying rural Iceland.

Dominique Bechet November 18, 2021
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Great November tour to Iceland. Tyler makes everybody feel included and is free with his advice and tuition so that we all could get the best photographs we could. This is helped by the genuine small group nature of his tours. Time is spent at great locations at the best possible moments. The day starts with sunrise photography but doesn't end at sunset as we had a number of nights photographing the aurora. This is a photographers trip not a rush around to see every possible sight on the itinerary tourist trip. Highly recommended for photographers of all skill levels.

ChrisB November 17, 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
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I joined Tyler and Steven for the Iceland photography tour back in October 2019. It was my first time in Iceland and I'm glad they were able to show us around the place. They taught me new photography techniques like shooting panorama and the proper settings for capturing the aurora. They also made sure we got to the best locations by planning out the timing of the light and when it's not full of tourists. We also stayed in amazing hotels / hostels. I would definitely book another tour with them.

Sascha Weinert February 15, 2020