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AWESOME ICELAND IN WINTER

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Thanks to its isolated location, tiny population and ultra-low population density, Iceland has managed the Covid-19 pandemic exceptionally well and is one of the safest countries in the world to travel in at the moment. With that in mind, I've decided to run a small-group winter workshop in Iceland in February 2021. 

The trip will cover all the key locations on Iceland’s south coast, including Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, Vik with its photogenic church, black sand beach and dramatic rock stacks (Reynisdrangar), Reynisfjara, Dyrholaey, Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon and the legendary Iceberg beach, Fjallsarlon glacial lagoon, Stokksnes, Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn. If time permits we’ll also visit Skaftafell National Park to shoot Svartifoss waterfall and the Svinafellsjokull glacier.

From the south coast we’ll head to the west of Iceland and the wild Snaefellsnes Peninsula, home to the famous ‘witches hat’ mountain known as Kirkjufell, the remote churches at Budir and Ingjaldsholl, the dramatic cliffs at Arnastapi and more.

Running the trip in February means that we’ll also be in the middle of the Aurora season, and though I can’t guarantee that we’ll see the amazing Northern Lights, I will keep an eye on the aurora forecast and be prepared to head out every night if there’s a chance of a sighting.

The group size will be limited to 6 participants plus myself.

On arrival at Keflavik airport on the first day, we will make the long drive down towards Jokulsarlon and spend three nights in the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. From there we will spend two nights in the Fosshotel Vatnajokull, which gives us easy access to Hofn, Stokksnes, Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn. The next two nights will be spent in Vik at Hotel Vik y Myrdal so we can explore and shoot locations in that area, before we drive to Snaefellsnes for two nights in Grundafjordur. The final night will be spent in Hotel Keilir in Keflavik so we’re close to the airport for our return flights. There are some great locations not far from Keflavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, so if time and weather permits on the last evening, we’ll photograph them too.

Winter is a fantastic time to visit and photograph Iceland. The frozen landscape can be spectacular, and though the days are quite short (sunrise around 10.00am and sunset around 6.00pm), the sun remains low in the sky so the quality of light is high from dawn to dusk. The twilights are also very long at either end of the day, so we can manage a good 10 hours of photography, plus any night excursions for the aurora.

Check out my Iceland portfolios on this website to get a better idea of the locations we’ll cover. 

Advice on flights, equipment, clothing etc will be provided, but if you have any queries, feel free to email me on info@photoadventures.co.uk.

  • At A Glance...

  • Deposit / Price

    £300.00 / £3,150.00

    Sharing Discount - £300.00

  • Date

    08th - 18th February, 2021

  • Included

    10 nights accommodation in single-occupancy rooms (3 nights in Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, 2 nights Fosshotel Vatnajokull, 2 nights Hotel Vik y Myrdal, 2 nights Sudur-Bar Guesthouse, 1 night Hotel Keilir), all with breakfast, transport during the trip, tuition from Lee Frost

  • Excluded

    Flights, meals not mentioned, insurance, photographic equipment and materials

  • Fitness Level

    Moderate

  • Location

    Iceland

  • Max Group Size

    6