09 January, 2023 ( 00:00 - 00:00 ) - 230 Keflavik

Nikon School Adventures: Iceland Winter Wonderland 2023


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 from Nikon School

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 2023 - 230 Keflavik
09 January, 2023
( 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 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.

Outline Itinerary

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 Ricci.

We will be travelling around Iceland using a 4x4 minibus or 4x4 cars with full winter tyres. All hotels are ones that are known to us 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

9th 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 – 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 be overnighting near Vik, giving us a number of great locations to potentially to shoot the sunset, northern lights if the conditions allow

Day 2 – 11th Jan

Depending on weather conditions sunrise will be at around Vik or Jokulsarlon, and then we will continue our journey passing many other locations that offer terrific photography opportunities (weather permitting). We will finish the day near Vestrahorn. hopefully having photographed some 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. 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 and the ruggedly beautiful and secluded Djúpalónssandur with its red rocks as well as Svörtuloft Lighthouse with it's fantastic rugged cliffs. 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

18th 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 starting


Lunches and dinners will not be included in the tour, spending money of about £350 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, pricing is circa £120. This is for an extended time in the caves and is completetly different from any 'tourist' tour you might book

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Course Requirements


  • DSLR/Mirrorless camera
  • Lenses
  • Spare battery
  • Tripod
  • Memory card
  • ND & grad filters

Other Essential

  • Warm/wet weather clothing
  • Appropriate walking shoes


Knowledge of:

  • ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture

Activity / fitness
level involved

Medium level activity


Course Location

Hotel Keilir,
Hafnargata 37 ,
230 Keflavik ,


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