Waterfalls, Volcanic Landscapes and Northern Lights
Join Juan and Skarpi on this exclusive, very small group (8 guests and 2 pros) workshop! September is a great month to photograph in Iceland, with autumn colors, a good chance of northern lights (as the nights get darker), and sometimes fresh snow in the highlands and mountains. This workshop itinerary combines some of Iceland’s less-traveled and photographed spots as well as some of the iconic “must-see” locations. We start in the north of Iceland, far from the tourist crowds, wind our way clockwise from Husavík to Myvatn, through the East Fjords and down to the south coast at Höfn and then into the Highlands. We have many “secret” spots to take you to, discovered and known to our very own Viking, Skarpi. Juan Pons and Skarpi will guide you and a very small group to the very best that Iceland has to offer, and you can expect to come away with breathtaking images.
This is a photo workshop, and we will be taking you out before sunrise, and through sunset. Each night we’ll be on the lookout for northern lights, so be prepared for that as well! We’ll have plenty of time for image reviews, critiques, and post-processing, and daytime shooting when the light is right. In the field, we’ll work with you as much as needed to ensure you get great images. We travel in our “VikingMobile”, a specially-equipped Mercedes Sprinter that has ample room for all of us, and our gear, and everyone has their own seat with an empty seat next door.
September 15–25, 2017
General Itinerary and Information
As always, this itinerary is subject to change based on availability, weather, local conditions and other factors.
September 15, 2017: Plan your flight to arrive in Reykjavík (KEF) on or before this day. We’ll have a group dinner and discuss the 10 days ahead. Overnight Reykjavík.
September 16, 2017: After an early breakfast, we’ll head to the Reykjavik City Airport and catch a domestic flight to Akureyri. Lunch in Husavík, and we’ll photograph the harbour. And then it‘s off to some choices: Ásbyrgi canyon, Hljóðaklettar canyon, and the powerful waterfall Dettifoss. We’ll overnight in Mývatn.
September 17, 2017: Mývatn, where we’ll photograph the amazing Goðafoss and Aldeyjarfoss waterfalls. And—forget the massive crowds at Blue Lagoon—bring your bathing suit and we’ll have a relaxing time at the Mývatn Nature Baths! Overnight in Myvatn.
September 18, 2017: Myvatn, we’ll photograph her beautiful lake and the geothermal area. And possibly, the unique lava fields of Dimmuborgir. And then we head to the highlands, overnight at Laugafell highland hut. Here with the benefit of our “VikingMobile” we can go where others can’t—and get amazing photographs.
September 19, 2017: We will photograph Litlanesfoss, Hengifoss, secret spots along Öxi mountain road, and Folaldafoss. We‘ll make our way to Eystrahorn on the South Coast, where we will overnight in Höfn.
September 20, 2017: From our base in Höfn, we’ll photograph Vestrahorn, a very special secret waterfall, and the iconic Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Overnight Höfn.
September 21, 2017: We’ll shoot sunrise a the Jökulsárlón Ice Beach, have another shot at the Glacier Lagoon, and then make our way to Vík, where we’ll photograph the beautiful sea stacks and beaches of Reynisdrangar and Dyrholaey. Overnight in Vík.
September 22, 2017: We’re back into the highlands, where we’ll head to Þjófasoss, Hekla volcano, and Landmannalaugar (Landmannaleið). Overnight in the Highlands.
September 23, 2017: Still in the Highlands, we will photograph fishing lakes, craters, and the unspoiled and beautiful Landmannalaugar area. Overnight in the Highlands.
September 24, 2017: We make our way back to Reykjavík, and along the way we’ll photograph Turf roof houses, Hjálparfoss, þjórsárdalur, and Thingvellir. We’re back in town in time for a group dinner at a very special favorite restaurant, where we’ll talk about our adventure. Workshop concludes. Overnight in Reykjavik.
September 25, 2017: Breakfast at the hotel at your leisure, and flights home or elsewhere anytime this day.
- Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
- All meals during the workshop
- All transportation (including domestic flight) during the workshop
- Photographic instruction and guiding from two pros
- Image reviews and post-processing
- Fun, inspiration and a great time