Capture the beauty of the Highlands forever with this fantastic 3-day Photography workshop exploring the colourful hillsides of the interior with professional guides. This is an amazing opportunity for both nature lovers looking to visit the Icelandic Central Highlands, and for shutterbugs, amateur and experienced alike.
The Central Highlands are known the country over for their wild, domineering landscapes, geothermal valleys and mountainous peaks, as well as their isolation, dark beauty and winter’s inhospitality. Because there are only gravel roads travelling through this area, the Highlands are only available to visit during the summer months, making it one of the most sought-after locations in the country by visitors.
Photographers will also rejoice at the chance to sharpen their skills behind the lens, taking lessons from your experienced photography guide who knows all the tips and tricks when it comes to snapping an amazing picture. One thing is for sure; you will be leaving the Icelandic Highlands with some incredible new additions to your photography portfolio.
So pack your camera equipment and get ready for the adventure workshop of a lifetime, spending three days capturing on digital the majesty of the Icelandic Central Highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.
Depending on weather conditions, your first stop of the day will be at the impressive crater lakes, Bláhylur and Ljótipollur. The former means “Blue Lake”, a testament to the water’s rich azure colourisation, whilst the latter, translating to “Ugly Puddle”, is considered to be an incredible example of the contrasts in Iceland’s nature, making a mockery of its given name.
When your time at the crater lakes is over, you will continue on to your hotel in the Highlands; with the Midnight Sun still high in the sky, however, it is entirely up to you how long into the night you wish to continue shooting (...just make sure you’re rested for tomorrow!)
Thankfully, your experienced guides will lead you to the area’s highlights, the first of which is the dramatic Frostastaðaháls ridge, offering up unreal perspectives over the Highland landscapes, including of the crater lake that shares its name. You will next move on to the valley of Sigöldugljúfur, known for its picture-postcard array of waterfalls.
To finish off the day right, you’ll spend an hour or two bathing in one of Landmannalaugar’s natural hot pools, relaxing your muscles and mind under the glowing midnight sun. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel accommodation.
Two other waterfalls you’ll be seeing today include Granni and Hjálparfoss. Granni can be found almost right next to Háifoss and makes for a fantastic panoramic view over the area, whilst Hjálparfoss can be best characterised by its dark, basalt columns, luminous moss and frothing white cascade.
At the end of this shooting period, you will board the minibus with the rest of your group and make the return journey to Reykjavík, content in the new and exciting skills you have learnt over the last three days, as well as mesmerised by your own personal photographs.
24-6 July 2021
30 July - 1 Aug 2021
13-15 Aug 2021
24-26 July 2022
30 July - 1 Aug 2022
13-15 Aug 2022
Please note that the tour is always dependent on weather, as the Icelandic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable.