Soar Over Epic Landscapes in a Helicopter

August 11 – 18, 2025

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. 

We’ll be staying at a comfortable hotel that is very close to our photography destinations. When not photographing, we’ll take time for our signature image reviews, critiques, and post-processing instruction.

Each person will have 6 hours of fly-time in the helicopter with the doors off. 

This workshop has a minimum requirement of 5 guests. 

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Location

Iceland

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Tuition

$20,995

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Dates

August 11 – 18, 2025

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Availability

Open for Registration
Limited to 6 Guests

Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.

August 11, 2025: Meet at our hotel in Reykjavik for dinner and a review of logistics for the week ahead.

August 12–16, 2025: 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 as well as lessons in the field on camera settings and techniques.

August 17, 2025: We’ll photograph the sunrise, weather permitting, then we’ll make our way back to Reykjavik for our final group dinner.

August 18, 2025: Flights home can be scheduled for any time today.

Open Door Flying

Everbody will have 6 hours of open door photography from within the helicopter. It is your choice to ride sidways or in a seat. Each person is harnessed to the floor in addition to their seatbelts while riding in a seat. The person sitting on the floor wears a full body harnass that is also strapped into the floor of the helicopter with two locking carabiners, one around the waist and the other around the chest straps. 

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Fitness

Moderate: You must be able to do short walks from the jeep and helicopter.

Flights

Arrive Keflavík International Airport (KEF), Reykjavík, Iceland before 3:00 PM on August 11, 2025. Flights out can be made anytime on August 18, 2025. Air travel delays are common. Please arrive early, possibly even the day prior, so you don’t miss any of the workshop.

What to Bring

Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $1,750 supplement.
  • All meals, soft drinks, and snacks during the workshop.
  • All permits and park fees.
  • All transportation during the workshop.
  • Tips for crew, drivers, and local guides.
  • English-speaking local guide throughout the workshop.
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from 2 pros.
  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction.
  • Adventure, fun, inspiration, and a great time!

Not Included

  • Travel to and from Reykjavík, Iceland.
  • Unscheduled airport transfers.
  • Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
  • Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Alcoholic Beverages.
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance (required).
  • Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended).
  • Anything else specifically not listed as included.
  • Single rooming available for $1,750 supplement.

Payment Terms

  • Your non-refundable deposit of $7,995 will hold your space in this workshop.
  • Further non-refundable payment of $7,000 is due by January 1, 2025.
  • The non-refundable balance is due not later than May 1, 2025.
  • In addition to our standard Terms and Conditions, for this workshop all payments are non-refundable, and this is why we recommend comprehensive travel insurance including trip cancelation.
  • Need special payment arrangements? No problem, just ask us.

Testimonials

“Wow! I am still saying that after 6+ months! Great workshop! We had many photographic opportunities with great backgrounds and good lighting. Marc is an top notch instructor. Since we were on safari location, Marc met with each of us and provided critiques, etc. individually. ”

— Gloria Spellman, Kenya Safari '19

“Marc was willing to answer any and all questions at any time throughout the trip. He was very helpful and critiques were done with respect and positive suggestions. He was very easy to travel with, and offered excellent advice for landscapes. ”

— Greg Cook, Iceland From Above '23

Cyber Monday Sale!

$750 Off Any Workshop

Sign up for any workshop before midnight, November 28, 2023, and we’ll apply your $750 discount to your final balance payment.

Cyber Monday Sale!

$750 Off Any Workshop

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Sign up for any workshop before midnight, November 28, 2023, and we’ll apply your $750 discount to your final balance payment.