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 Landscape photographer and Mark Andreas Jones. 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. This workshop aims to make the most of the amazing light and long days that are available during the summer in Iceland. Our plan (weather permitting) will be circumnavigate the entire island, giving 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 from Nikon and Mark, a representative of NiSi filters and Fotopro, are both experienced in leading photography workshops in Iceland and between them have extensive knowledge of photographing landscapes. 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. Neil will also be able to assist with any questions about your Nikon camera settings to help you get the best from your Nikon equipment
Arrival date 16th June 2021 at Keflavik Airport, Iceland.
Depart date 25th June 2021 from Keflavik Airport, Iceland.
** You are responsible for your own flights to and from Iceland
You may arrive earlier and leave later but must be in Keflavik on the 16th June 2021 to meet Neil and Mark
We will be travelling around Iceland using a small minibus. 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.
16th June 2021
Arrival at the Hotel in Keflavik, a 5 minute taxi ride from the airport. Evening briefing from Neil and Mark, with the possibility of a Sunset shoot, weather
Day 1 – 17th June 2021
We will start heading south, stopping at some of the stunning locations along route 1 in south west Iceland. We aim to include destinations such as: 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 its warm and friendly staff and mountain backdrop, situated between Jokulsarlon and Eystrahorn.
Day 2 – 18th June 2021
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.
Day 3 – 19th June 2021
We may start by revisiting Vestrahorn, before making our way up the east coast withthe magnificent Fjords, waterfalls and canyons. There is so much to photograph along this route, you will be spoilt for choice before stopping at our hotel in the north east of Iceland
Day 4 – 20th June 2021
A day to explore north east Iceland and photograph extinct volcanoes, basalt rock canyons and a number of awe inspiring waterfalls and sulphur pools amongst other locations before heading along the north coast towards Snaefellsness.
Day 5 – 21st June 2021
As we continue to circumnavigate Iceland, we will continue to photograph locations in the north east before heading along the north coast towards Snaefellsness and arriving out our Guesthouse base for the next few days
Day 6 – 22nd June 2021
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, 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, not forgetting the remote hut on top of the mountain and much, much more! Way too many locations for one day. We will then finish the day back at the guesthouse
Day 7 – 23rd June 2021
We will continue to explore the Snaefellsnes peninsula visiting new locations we have not yet photographed or revisiting some of our favourite locations to shoot in
different lighting conditions
Day 8 – 24th June 2021
We will visit all the places above that we did not have time for on day 7. There are so many amazing locations here before heading back to Keflavik
25th Feb June 2021
Farewells and return home
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 starting
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. You are responsible for your own flights to and from Iceland
Luggage is limited to one small suitcase and one camera bag per person. This gives you plenty of room for all you need.
Once you have completed the course on location, or the training online, use your online portal access to upload your photos, share them with others on the course in the gallery area, compare ideas and results, plus get direct feedback from your trainer.
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