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 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.
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 Mark are experienced in leading photography workshops have 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.
Arrival date 9th January 2023 at Keflavik Airport, Iceland.
Depart date 18th January 2023 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 9th January to meet Neil and Mark.
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, but please note this is weather dependent, so we may need to change the arrangements and locations on some of the days as the weather can be very unpredictable in Iceland
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 and Northern lights shoot, weather conditions permitting.
Day 1 – 10th Jan
We will start heading south, aiming to stop at the following destinations: Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and the sea
stacks at Vik . There are many other locations we might be able to photograph along the route as well. We will then continue travelling further towards Hofn. We will be staying at a great guesthouse with it's stunning mountain
backdrop, situated between Jokulsarlon and Eystrahorn. In the evenings, this makes a perfect location to shoot the Northern lights if we are lucky enough to see them.
Day 2 – 11th 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 Jokulsarlon 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 – 12th Jan
We aim to visit some more locations from in this area or maybe revisit 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. As ever we will be watching the weather for the chance of shooting the northern lights.
Day 4 – 13th 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 near Vik for the night.
Day 5 - 14th Jan
Starting with Sunrise at Vik, either from the iconic church or rock stacks or black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Weather permitting we will then visit Dyrholeay sea arch and take in the amazing views, before we head across Þingvellir national park where you can walk between and photograph the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America and visit Oxarafoss. After sunset we will make our way to our Hotel on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.
Day 6 – 15th 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 and sea stacks, Londrangar, Hellnar, the ruggedly beautiful and secluded Djúpalónssandur with its red rocks as well as Svörtuloft Lighthouse with it's fantastic rugged cliffs. Not forgetting 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 hotel, still keeping an eye on the cloud cover forecast for northern lights.
Day 7 – 16th Jan
We will continue to explore Snaefellsnes peninsula visiting many stunning locations.
Day 8 - 17th 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.
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
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. Many hotels and restaurants are closed during winter in Iceland, so our food choices are limited once outside of Keflavik. If you have any questions about dietary options, please let us know and we can discuss this with you.
Luggage is limited to one medium suitcase and one camera bag per person. This should give you plenty of room for all you need.
We may also visit the Ice Caves inside the Vatnajokull Glacier when we are at Jokulsarlon. This is an optional add-on to the workshop and we will only be able to confirm the timings and if this is possible once we are in Iceland. If we go, we will visit the Ice Caves under the guidance of an Ice Cave guide using extreme 4x4's. If you wish to join this optional tour you will need to pay the ice cave guide on the day
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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