IMAGE: ICELAND, WINTER 2020

Iceland Photo Tour – Northern Lights

27th September – 1st October 2022

950

LODGING
1x Self Catering House

DATE(S)
27th Sep – 1st Oct

DURATION
4 Nights

GROUP SIZE
Maximum of 4

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate/Hard

5 Days, 4 Nights

4 Nights Volcano & Northern Lights Iceland

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 unique 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.

950

Only 10% deposit is required to secure your spot. Remainder balance due 2 weeks before the trip.

27th Sep – 1st Oct 2022

Introduction

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

Your Guide

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

Gallery

Itinerary

There is no fixed daily itinerary on my Iceland Photography Tour. I like to work with the weather as much as possible and visit locations based on the current weather conditions. I want to maximise our chances of going home with great images!

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.

Over the duration of the tour, 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 1 – Arrival Day

This is the arrival day, I’ll be collecting everyone from the airport. We’ll be shooting sunset at Valahnúkamöl.

Day 2 – 4

This is where the real adventure begins. We’ll be shooting from sunrise to sunset with Northern Lights at night (clear skies prevailing).

We’ll be exploring all of what the south coast has to offer, from black sand beaches to waterfalls to the diamond beach.

Day 5 – 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.

NOTE: If the Meradalir eruption is declared over, day 2 will be supplemented with a day trip to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the day 4 will be supplemented with a trip to a few locations near the Golden Circle (Hraunfossar, Brúarfoss & Gullfoss).

Places we’ll visit

  • Meradalir Eruption Site
  • Skógafoss
  • Kvernufoss
  • Dyrhólaey
  • Reynisfjara
  • Vik Black Sand Beach​

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
  • Pre Workshop Zoom Meeting
  • 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.

Outbound 27th September:
Dublin (DUB) to Keflavik (KEF): 11:30am

Return 1st October:
Keflavik (KEF) to Dublin (DUB): 06:00

Accommodation: I’ve booked a house on the Reykjanes Peninsula which has all facilities needed.

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 – The hike to the volcano can take up to 2 hours 1 way and it’s over uneven and sometimes steep ground.

Spending Money – I can average around £200 for 1 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.

Multiple Dates Available!

1650

17th – 24th Oct 2022

23rd – 30th Jan 2023

16th – 23rd Feb 2023