Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop

Our tour will focus on finding the most beautiful weather conditions along with the golden light of the sunset and sunrise, and of course, we will be pursuing the Aurora Borealis as well. You'll be joined in the tour by our world-class photography instructors who will show you the ins and outs of making the most of Iceland's beautiful landscapes, as well as fellow photography enthusiasts with whom you will be able to exchange ideas with as we proceed with the tour. Our particular areas of interest will be Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland, the Golden Circle and the south coast all the way in the southeast of Iceland. You'll see one of the largest and most imposing glaciers in Europe, all sorts of unique and interesting ice formations, dynamic coastlines,including black volcanic beaches and majestic sea stacks, epic waterfalls and breathtaking mountain peaks.

Catch Iceland's beautiful autumn on this fantastic workshop. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: October
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle , Jokulsarlon , Vatnajokull , Snæfellsjökull , Skógafoss , Seljalandsfoss , Geysir , Dyrhólaey , Þingvellir , Hraunfossar , Snæfellsnes , Hvannadalshnúkur , Skaftafell , Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach , Langjökull , Svartifoss , Kirkjufell , Reynisdrangar , Gullfoss Waterfall , Vík , Stokksnes , Kirkjufellsfoss
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : Flexible

Included:
  • Two Professional photo guides.

  • Transportation in a spacious, comfortable bus offering ample room for you and your photography gear.

  • Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses. Rooms with private bathrooms.

  • Full board during workshop, from dinner on day 1 til breakfast on day 11.

  • FlyBus tickets for transfer from and to airport.

  • Alcohol, snacks and beverages

  • Flight tickets


Good to know:

The tour is always dependent on weather, as the Arctic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable.When it comes to the Northern Lights, while they are most likely to be seen between September and April, there is no guarantee that they will appear at a given time. There is however always plenty to see and do if conditions do not favour any part of our original plan.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival


Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop


You will land at Keflavik International Airport and arrive at your hotel in central Reykjavík using the quick and efficient FlyBus. We’ll meet at 7:00 p.m. in the lobby of your hotel and go out for dinner where we will get to know each other and discuss our itinerary and the exciting journey ahead. Accommodation: Reykjavik


Day 2 - Snæfellsnes peninsula


Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop


You will be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavík at 9:30 a.m. We will start our trip by traveling directly to Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland where we will spend two days. On the southern part of Snæfellsnes, you will experience the wild rugged coastline of the peninsula, columnar basalt and epic cliffs at Arnarstapi, the windswept area and lava field of Budir hosting the beautiful small black, wooden church. You will be mesmerized by Londrangar, the uniquely formed basalt volcanic plugs which protrude majestically from the ocean looking like a huge castle or dragon depending on your imagination. Snæfellsnes is sometimes called “Iceland in miniature” because of the many national sights found there. It offers endless opportunities with the camera. Accommodation: Snæfellsnes


Day 3 - Snæfellsnes peninsula


Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop


The coastline of Snæfellsnes is dotted with small villages within short distances from each other. The north and south coasts are divided from another by spiky mountains including the mystical Snæfellsjökull Glacier. Today we will continue our journey on Snæfellsnes because there are more breathtaking wonders to explore and photograph. The spots we couldn’t cover from the day before will be shot and we will be surfing the north part of the peninsula as well. The highlight of the northern part is the mountain Kirkjufell with its dramatic formations and unique shape. Mt. Kirkjufell is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland and is without a doubt very picturesque with Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall in the front and Grundarfjordur Bay as a backdrop. We will be chasing the light around this magnificent mountain while praying for the Northern Lights to make their appearance. Accommodation: Snæfellsnes


Day 4 - Hraunfossar – Golden circle


Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop


The journey goes on and we will travel to the icy blue waterfall of Hraunfossar or Lava Falls where you will experience clear springs seeping through the lava as countless little waterfalls, while viewing Langjokull Glacier in the back. This time of year Hraunfossar is extremely beautiful because of the vibrant autumn colors surrounding it. We will explore the famous Golden Circle, introducing you to Iceland’s most stunning sites. The route includes Thingvellir National Park with its giant fissures and rifts where you will be standing between two continents. We drive up to the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall that provides plenty of photographic opportunities from different vantage points as it slopes and plunges into its rocky crevice creating an ever palpable mist. The Geysir geothermal area offers challenging photo opportunities when Strokkur Geyser shoots a column of water up to 30 meters high. Accommodation: Geysir area


Day 5 - Vík


Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop


Today we will land on the scenic south coast, which is known for dramatic black sand beaches, columnar basalt rocks and other formations along with some legendary waterfalls. We will photograph the famous Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where you can shoot some extraordinary photographs from the stony recess behind the falls and the majestic Skogafoss Waterfall where you can hike above it for a great view and photos. We will explore along the coastline where the iconic Reynisdrangar sea stacks stand and where wild waves crash along the shore. Dyrholaey promontory offers countless photgraphic opportunities with its rocky coastline and cliffs and breathtaking views over long stretches of black sand beaches. Accommodation: Vik


Day 6 - Vatnajokull National Park


Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop


We travel further east to the beautiful area of Vatnajokull National Park where we will be staying for three days photographing natural wonders and vistas. The Vatnajokull National Park is most famous for its forceful interplay of volcanoes and glaciers, icy lagoons, Vatnajokull— Europe’s largest glacier, glacial outlets, majestic mountains and wild flora. Iceland’s highest summit Hvannadalshnjukur can be seen in this area. Skaftafell with its scenic nature is a part of the Vatnajokull National Park hosting the beautiful well-known Svartifoss Waterfall surrounded by its basalt lava walls that make it especially distinctive and remarkably picturesque. Accommodation: Glacier Lagoon


Day 7 - Vatnajökull National park


Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop


Vatnajokull National Park is one of Iceland’s top photographic areas with exceptional light and vistas, unique in its range of contrasting natural wonders where white glaciers slide onto black sand. We will focus on the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where we will be among impressive icebergs broken off Europe’s largest ice cap and where we’ll be marveling at the black sand beach covered with crystal clear ice chunks washed ashore that makes a beautiful scene, especially when illuminated during sunset and sunrise. Not only will we pursue the rising and setting sun but we will also hunt for the Aurora Borealis. Accommodation: Glacier Lagoon


Day 8 - Vatnajökull National park


Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop


There is so much to explore in this area and few other places in the world exhibit such a wide range of natural phenomena as Vatnajokull National Park where ice and fire are still battling and rivers, glacial ice and volcanic and geothermal activity are all in full force. Our itinerary will be flexible while here based on light and weather conditions and we will always look out for the best possible photographic circumstances. We will drive further east to Stokksnes Beach where you can feel the power of the Atlantic Ocean as the waves hit the rocky shore with massive force. The grand peaks of Mt. Vestrahorn never disappoint framing a great scene at its southeast corner. Accommodation: Glacier Lagoon


Day 9 - Vík


Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop


Today we will be heading back to Vik driving along the south coast. On our way we will explore waterfalls falling from grand cliffs, mountain peaks and glacial outlets, big mossy lava fields, wild horses and more sights we couldn’t photograph earlier. The south coast is packed with photographic wonders so we will choose our locations accordingly. Accommodation: Vik


Day 10 - Heading back


Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop


We will head back to Reykjavik today but we will have the opportunity to capture the sunrise at the Reynisfjara Beach viewing Reynisdrangar sea stacks in the back, the beautiful black beach at Vik and more wonders on the south coast while driving back to the city.


Day 11 - Departure


Iceland in Autumn Photography Workshop


fter breakfast at your hotel you will travel to Keflavik International Airport with a bunch of great happy memories and fully loaded memory cards.


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