*This Iceland Photo Tour is in partnership with “Iceland Photo Tours“.
20-25 July 2019
Make sure you do not miss this excellent opportunity to explore the Highlands on this unique camping photo workshop, which will take you off the beaten path and into the very heart of Iceland itself. During this Iceland photo tour we will follow the midnight sun and hunt for the best photographic opportunities that this country has to offer. We will work day by day with the available conditions to ensure that you will be in the right place at the right time to capture stunning photos to bring back home.
ICELAND PHOTO TOUR ITINERARY
Due to the ever-changing light and weather conditions, this Iceland photo tour does not have a set itinerary. We will instead head to wherever the best conditions for photography are.
One almost guaranteed place we will visit is Þórsmörk Nature Reserve. Here the mountains and glaciers that enclose the area provide it with a relatively stable climate. Þórsmörk is well-renowned for its incredible landscapes, being also at one end of the most popular trekking route in the country, the Laugavegur Trail.
On the other end of this trail is Landmannalaugar, another region that offers plenty of shooting opportunities. This highland site is incredible thanks to its bubbling geothermal pools, steaming rivers, and brightly colored rhyolite mountains.
The regions of Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll are also on the agenda. Both provide spectacular opportunities for photography you can only find in Iceland.
While Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll are deep within Iceland’s interior, we will also explore verdant areas on its cusp. Þakgil is one of them, a beautiful and dramatic valley of shimmering green vistas and trickling waterfalls. This is one of the country’s favourite camping destinations.
If conditions allow, we will also visit South Fjallabak, where all of the above features can be found together, along with forests, valleys, waterfalls, hot-spring areas, volcanoes, glaciers, meadows and iceberg-filled lagoons.
MORE INFO ABOUT THIS TOUR
With such an abundance of photographic opportunities, this Iceland Photo Tour provides avid photographers, both aspiring amateurs and established professionals, with countless subjects upon which to improve their landscape photography skills.
During this Iceland workshop every participant will be provided with their own expedition tent, sleeping pad and sleeping bag for use throughout the trip. Delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be cooked and served for you in a big kitchen tent with a BBQ grill.
Beginner / Intermediate. There won’t be any long hikes, but there will be short hikes to get to certain locations. There will always be two photo guides on hand, so groups may be split into two to accommodate different fitness levels across shorter and longer hikes if required. Weather conditions in the Icelandic Highlands can be unpredictable, so you should be prepared to withstand low temperatures at night, in addition to strong winds, though conditions are usually calm during this time of the year.
Accommodation and Food
While we will be shooting in-field, all measures will be taken to make the workshop comfortable for all. We will be camping (equipment provided by us) on registered campsite areas with access to showers and toilets whilst we are at these sites.
All food is included in the price of this tour. We will be eating delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which will be cooked and served for you in a big kitchen tent with a BBQ grill. There are times though where we will dine in huts in the Highlands. Drinking water will also be available
Two Professional photo guides
Transportation in a spacious, conforable 4×4 truck
Expedition strenght tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. One pers. per tent.
All camping fees
Food and drinks
Personal Processing Instructions + Records
Max Rive Processing Instructional Videos
Hotel in Reykjavik
Born and raised in Italy, Marco Grassi is a self-taught and award-winning photographer focused on landscape photography. At the young age of 23 Marco has completed his round-the-world trip and today, several countries later, he defines himself as a true travel addict. Marco’s work has been published and rewarded extensively worldwide in a large variety of media outlets, such as the National Geographic and GEO Magazine. Among some of his clients we can find “LEE Filters” and “Hilleberg – The Tentmaker” .
His workshops have been designed with the central idea of putting you in the right place at the perfect time and give you plenty of amazing photo opportunities whilst creating a life-changing experience. He will assist you and advise you with valuable photography tips during the whole trip and show you the best photo locations of each destination.
Location: Iceland Highlands
Tour Length: 6 Days 4-9/20-25 July 2018
Transportation: 4×4 super truck (2 seats per person)
Physical Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate
Number of Participants: Max. 14