Icelandic Highlands From The Air
To describe Iceland’s Highlands requires many superlatives. The region contains Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, Iceland’s tallest mountain, and some of Iceland’s most active volcanoes: Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, and Katla. The Highlands are also home to many other notable peaks, as well as moss-covered passes, mighty waterfalls, ancient basalt formations, wildlife-rich oases, and unique vegetation.
We’ll have our own private helicopter, as well as a super jeep, to get us way off the beaten path. Bring your camera, bring your drone, bring your tripod, they’ll all get used! We’ll be flying over braided rivers, volcanic craters, and high-altitude lakes, then hiking to waterfalls and geologic formations. With such a high instructor-to-guest ratio, there will be plenty of time for individualized attention. Expect to learn about aerial photography from Randy, who has logged hundreds of hours of photography time in helicopters. Randy is a former Army Helicopter pilot and is currently holds a commercial drone pilots license.
We’ll be staying at a comfortable hotel, close to our photography destinations. When not photographing, we’ll take time for our signature image reviews, critiques, and post-processing instruction.
September 5–12, 2021
Itinerary and General Information
September 5, 2021: Meet at our hotel in Reykjavik for dinner and a review of logistics for the week ahead.
September 6–11, 2021: We’ll be staying at a hotel, close to the landscapes we wish to capture from the helicopter. We’ll be photographing from the helicopter and a super jeep at different times. Our priority will be to use the helicopter for our allocated time each day, making sure everyone gets equal time and great shots. Everyone will have a window seat, allowing maximum opportunity to capture images. Everyone will be harnessed in the helicopter at all times, will have a headset to communicate during the flight, and will be taught the proper techniques for achieving the best results from the helicopter. The flight time from the hotel to our selected photography locations is only minutes, allowing for maximum efficiency of our purchased air time. We will also fly to locations where we’ll disembark and photograph waterfalls, rivers, and remote vantage points. For the times when we’re not flying, either due to poor weather or limited air time, we’ll have access to transportation via super jeep. Each day will include one-on-one image reviews by Randy, as well as lessons in the field on camera settings and techniques.
September 11, 2021: We’ll photograph the sunrise, weather permitting, then we’ll make our way back to Reykjavik for our final group dinner.
September 12, 2021: The workshop concludes after breakfast, and flights home can be scheduled for any time today.
What to Bring and How to Prepare for Your Workshop
Please see our How To Prepare For Your Workshop page now for guidelines on workshop prep, gear, and packing. Approximately 90 days before your workshop, you will be sent a PDF with more specific instructions.
Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
2 hours of helicopter flight time per day x 3, per person
All ground and air transportation during the workshop
Photographic guiding and instruction
Tips for our local guides and pilot
Fun, inspiration, and amazing images
What’s Not Included?
Air travel to/from Reykjavik, Iceland. Passport and visa fees (if applicable), items of a personal nature, such as laundry, and alcoholic beverages. Medical Evacuation Insurance (required). Travel Medical and Trip Cancelation Insurance (optional, but recommended). Anything else specifically not listed as included.
Your non-refundable deposit of $4,995 will hold your space in this workshop. A second payment of $6,000 is due by February 1, 2021. The balance of $6,000 will be due not later than June 1, 2021. All payments for this workshop are non-refundable, which is why we recommend that you have trip cancelation insurance. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.
An exceptional opportunity to achieve aerial images alongside a highly experienced instructor. Don’t hesitate registering for this exclusive workshop!