iceland photo tours & workshops
Discover the Magic of Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice
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 landscapes.
1x Self Catering House
Beginner to Advanced
Maximum of 5
8 Days, 7 Nights
Iceland Photo Tours
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.
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
You will fly to Keflavik (KEF) airport. I will collect everyone from the airport in our nine seater minibus, timings will be arranged in our private WhatsApp group leading up to the tour. We’ll start making our way to our accommodation with a stop on the way at the supermarket to gather some groceries for a few days. Once we’ve all settled in, we’ll run over the plan for the week and if time allows we’ll squeeze in a sunset shoot or if clear skies allow we’ll head out on an aurora chase.
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.
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.
Composition: Composition 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.
- 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 (KEF) airport. Most major European airports will have direct flights to Iceland.
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.
10th – 17th November 2023
Don’t just take my word for it…
THE REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
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.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience in Iceland! Tyler’s expertise has helped me view the process of photography in a completely new light. We saw the Aurora on technically 4 nights, very impressive given the forecast for the week! Thanks so much Tyler for an amazing experience. Will be on another tour in the future!
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.
Iceland was one of the best trips i've been on in a very long! The craic was amazing and Tylers knowledge of Iceland is unbelievable and his tips and advice for taking the photos makes all the difference 🙂 Highly recommend especially for the price point!