August 28-September 5, 2017 | $6795 (+ $700 for single supplement)
The Great Iceland Circle Adventure 2018 in beautiful and dramatic Iceland is a unique experience. We will spend twelve days in some of the most varied locations in the world. September is an exciting time to be photographing Iceland since it’s a transitional period. The fall color, especially in northern Iceland, can be spectacular—most of the tourists have left and you never know… we may see the aurora! Iceland resident, historian and pro photographer, Simone de Greef travels with us, offering tons of fascinating history and information along the way. We will be traveling on a comfortable 17-person bus. I am limiting this workshop to 10 attendees so that we can make the most of our time together
We will start and end our workshop in Reykjavik. While with us, you’ll experience, glaciers, some of the largest waterfalls on earth, geothermal areas and hot springs, the multi-colored mountains of Landmannalaugar, volcanic canyons, magical light on beautiful lagoons, icebergs, lava flows, sea stacks, wild horses and more.
We leave Reykjavik to begin our adventure by traveling along the south coast, stopping to photograph the iconic Selfoss and Seljalandfoss waterfalls. Small, quaint churches and Icelandic horses are plentiful. Continuing east we will stop to photograph the famous sea-stacks and overlooks on the central south coast. Further east we will visit black sand, ice-covered beaches and glacial lagoon, Jokulsarlon. As we continue heading north we’ll capture images of the beautiful Icelandic mountains close to the coastline on our way to the magnificent East Fjords. We’ll visit the jagged peaks and fjords close to Eystrahorn. Their peaks, along with the winding roads and sea-stacks make for incredibly dramatic photography.
Passing through the less traveled and less inhabited countryside on the way to Lake Myvatn, we will stop and discover many small picturesque fishing villages such as Husavik and others. On the way to Akureryri we’ll drive a famous route through Iceland‘s barren moonscape towards the colorful geothermal area of Hveravellir and Kerlingarfkoll mountains.
Driving east we will discover Godafoss, one of Iceland’s largest and most picturesque waterfalls. The river Skialfandafjot cuts through dramatic canyons passing through Godafoss.
- Photography instruction and guidance
- Lodging through September 8-16, based on double occupancy for ($800.00 extra for single accommodation supplement)
- Transportation, including fares as required on boats etc.
- Transportation from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik upon arrival and back for departure
- Breakfast and Dinner included
- Snacks, Liquor, Lunch (we usually stop somewhere for a quick snack!)
- Tips & Gifts
- Optional Tours
- International airfare
- Extra night(s) accommodations in Reykjavik
We will depart our hotel in Reykjavik on the morning of September 12. We strongly suggest that you arrive a day early if at all possible (August 27). We will already be there and will be happy to take you on a walking tour of the city. We’ll return to Reykjavik on September 5 and make sure we get you out to the airport for your return flight on September 6. Accommodations from August 28 through September 5 are included in the workshop cost.
This is a photography workshop where photography comes first so be prepared for some long but rewarding days. These trips are for photographers, not the casual tourist! The main focus of the workshop will be landscape photography which means that we follow the light, often chasing sunset and sunrise at the same time.
More details regarding travel, what to bring, and accommodation will be sent to you after registration. Click here if you want to know what we’ll be working on, and click here for general information on what to bring.
Please e-mail Jack ([email protected]) with questions or concerns.