26 January, 2020 ( 00:00 - 00:00 ) - 230 Keflavik

Nikon School Adventures: Iceland Winter Wonderland


Join Nikon School on a photographic adventure of a lifetime, photographing the stunning landscapes of Iceland. This workshop will be led by Neil Freeman and Ricci Chera.

Iceland is without doubt one of the most spectacular and dramatic photographic destinations, a landscape which has been sculpted by the extremes of nature; earthquakes, volcanoes and glaciers and as a result is a landscape photographer’s paradise.

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Nikon School Adventures: Iceland Winter Wonderland - 230 Keflavik
26 January, 2020
( 00:00 - 00:00 )

Course Contents

On this workshop we will give you the opportunity to photograph some of the iconic Iceland landscapes as well as some of the more secret and lesser known locations. Both Neil and Ricci from Nikon are experienced in leading photography workshops and Neil has led many photography workshops in Iceland

They can show you the best setups for your camera, lenses, filters and tripod to ensure that you can come away from
this workshop with some amazing images. They will also be able to assist any questions about your Nikon camera settings to help you get the best from your Nikon equipment.

Outline Itinerary
Arrival date 12th January 2022 at Keflavik Airport, Iceland.
Depart date 21st January 2022 from Keflavik Airport, Iceland.

**All delegates are responsible for their flights to and from Iceland

You may arrive earlier and leave later but must be in Keflavik on the 12th January to meet Neil and Ricci.

We will be travelling around Iceland using a 4x4 minibus or 4x4 cars with full winter tyres. All hotels and guesthouses are ones that are known to us. They are all very clean of good standard with your own room and bathroom.

An outline itinerary is as follows -
Please note this is weather dependent, so we may need to change the arrangements and locations on some of the days

12th January

Arrival at the Hotel in Keflavik, a 5 minute taxi ride from the airport. Evening briefing from Neil and Ricci, with the possibility of a Sunset and Northern lights shoot, weather conditions permitting.

Day 1 – 13th Jan

We will start heading south, stopping at the following destinations: Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, kvernafoss, the sea stacks and church at Vik. We will then continue travelling further towards Hofn. The first & second night we will be staying at a beautiful guesthouse with it's warm and friendly staff and stunning mountain backdrop, situated between Jokulsarlon and Eystrahorn.

Day 2 – 14th Jan

Depending on weather conditions sunrise will be at either Jokulsarlon or Vestrahorn. These are two of the most iconic locations in Iceland. There is plenty to do in this area with locations to visit that only a few locals know of. We may again visit the diamond beach and many more locations depending on the light and weather. We will of course be keeping a close eye on the cloud cover forecast for the chance of shooting the northern lights.

Day 3 – 15th Jan

We aim to revisit some of the locations from day 2 as the light and weather conditions change constantly in Iceland providing opportunities for many different images. Sunrise will be at either Jokulsarlon or Vestrahorn again. We may again visit the diamond beach and other locations depending on the light and weather. As ever we will be
watching the weather for the chance of shooting the northern lights.

Day 4 – 16th Jan

Heading back past Jokulsarlon on the way to the west coast passing some of the locations already shot. if the weather conditions are different you will have the opportunity of shooting some highlights again as well as locations not yet visited. After sunset we will arrive at our hotel for the night.

Day 5 - 17th Jan

As the Golden Circle is very popular with tourists we will try to keep one step ahead of the tour buses ensuring
space for everyone so that your shots not littered with people. After which, coffee and then on to Þingvellir national park where you can walk between and photograph the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America. We will then go on
to visit Oxarafoss and some of the clearest water on earth at Silfa Fissure. After sunset we will make our way to our Guesthouse which is set in the most stunning of locations and conveniently placed for our nights on the
Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Day 6 – 18th Jan

A full day of locations on the Snaefellsnes peninsula including the iconic Kirkjufell. Even though Kirkjufell
is a must see there are so many beautiful locations in this area including Arnarstapi harbour, sea stacks, sea arch, Londrangar, Hellnar, the ruggedly beautiful and secluded Djúpalónssandur with its red rocks, Wonderful moss
covered lava fields, Svörtuloft Lighthouse with it's fantastic rugged cliffs and sea arches, The remote hut on top of the mountain that route 54 crosses and more! Way too many for one day. We will then finish the day back at the
guesthouse, still keeping an eye on the cloud cover forecast for northern lights.

Day 7 – 19th Jan

We will continue to explore Snaefellsnes peninsula visiting many stunning locations.

Day 8 - 20th Jan

We will re-visit some of the above locations from days 6 and 7 to shoot them in different light conditions. There are so many amazing locations here. After sunset we will head back to Keflavik. It's still not over yet, if there is a
chance of the northern lights there is a great location not far from the hotel that makes for great photography.

21st Jan

Farewells and return home

To book:

Please contact us at Nikon School to book your space on this amazing photography workshop. To secure your place on the workshop a non refundable deposit of £500 is payable with balance due around 3 months prior to the workshop


Please note that lunches and dinners will not be included in the tour, spending money of about £250 for a week in Iceland is usual for your food and day to day expenses. Luggage is limited to one small suitcase and one camera bag per person. This gives you plenty of room for all you need

Latest course reviews...


Neil and Ricci were the best trainers ever, learned a lot from them. The location was magical. I am looking forward to training with Neil and Nikon School UK again.

Nilay U.


Course Requirements


  • DSLR/Mirrorless
  • Spare batteries
  • Memory card/XQD card(s)
  • Tripod
  • A good range of lenses from wide angle such as 16-35mm up to 70-200mm
  • Filters (We will also have some available for delegates to use during the course)

Other Essential

  • Warm waterproof clothing suitable for Icelandic weather
  • Walking Boots - waterproof recommended
  • Anything else you may need for walking excursions
  • Breakfast is included but attendees will need to bring money for lunches and dinners


Knowledge of:

  • Understanding of Shutter Speed, Aperture + ISO

Activity / fitness
level involved

Medium level activity


Course Location

Hotel Keilir,
Hafnargata 37 ,
230 Keflavik ,


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