Guided 3 Day Photography Workshop on Iceland’s South Coast with Waterfalls & Black Sand Beaches
Ready your shutter, tweak your apertures and dive into this fantastic 3-day photography workshop snapshotting some of the most beloved attractions on Iceland’s South Coast. This is an amazing opportunity for photographers of all calibre; be you an amateur or a seasoned professional, as you will walk away after three days with a head full of sharpened skills and new techniques.
The South of Coast is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful locations in the country, characterised by its rolling farmlands, rugged coastlines, black sand beaches and ancient sea cliffs. On top of that, you will forever be in sight of distant mountainscapes and glaciers, as well as a plethora of iconic Icelandic waterfalls.
One of the great benefits of partaking in a 3-day workshop such as this is that not only do you get the chance to visit some of Iceland’s most breathtaking southern attraction, you will also make considerable contributions to your own photography portfolio. Under the direction of award-winning photography guides, you’ll walk away with the very best pictures possible.
So forget automatic mode! Hurry now and secure your place on this fantastic 3-day workshop photographing Iceland’s beautiful South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Waterfalls and Black Sand Beaches
The first attractions you’ll be photographing are the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Both standing at an impressive 60 metres high, these falls cascade off an ancient sea cliff, creating incredible plumes of mist below.
The first falls, Seljalandsfoss, is most famous for an accessible cave behind the cascade, making for truly unique shots. Skógafoss, however, is much wider, thus creates a larger mist at its base, providing an excellent opportunity to capture rainbows as well as the waterfall itself.
You will next pay a visit to the promontory, Dyrhólaey, the southernmost tip of mainland Iceland. From this incredible vantage point, you will have amazing views over the South Coast, as well as the opportunity to photograph the enormous rock arch that sits just below the peninsula.
You will also be paying a visit to the iconic black sand beach, Reynisfjara, known to be one of the most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. Not only will you have the chance to capture the striking contrast between the dark volcanic pebbles and the blue ocean, you will also see firsthand the rock stacks. Reynisdrangar.
That evening, you will be staying in accommodation in the village Vík í Mýrdal.
Day 2 - Reynisfjara and Thakgil Canyon
Later, you will travel to the little-visited valley of Þakgil, located directly between the glittering Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the seemingly infinite Mýrdalssandur black sand desert. Þakgil makes for an amazing afternoon’s photography, with its glorious green meadows and uncompromising cliff-faces. You’ll find this day to be a fantastic contribution to your ever-growing portfolio.
In the afternoon, you will have more of an open opportunity to photograph the settlement of Vík, capturing its quirky culture and charming streets with a shutterbug’s eye for detail. Once again, you will be staying in accommodation in the village.
Day 3 - Photographing Glaciers
On the return journey, you will make a couple of further stops in order to photograph some of the region’s ice caps, including Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull. Despite being one of Iceland’s smaller glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull was, of course, responsible for shutting down European air traffic in 2010 after a violent eruption in the volcano which sits under the glacier.
You will have one further opportunity to photograph the glacial tongue, Sólheimajökull; this small ice cap makes for striking snapshots thanks to the contrasting colours of the ice and adjacent, grey cliff faces. Depending on how conditions were on the first day of this workshop, you may also have another opportunity to capture Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.
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Please note that the tour is always dependent on weather, as the Icelandic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable.