Iceland Photo Tour

Step into the unknown, a place where weather is everything and anything can happen!!
  • Full Price Single Occupancy
  • 2700 p/p

  • A non refundable deposit of €650 is required to secure a place on this workshop. Remaining balance to be full paid no less than 5 weeks before the trip.
September 18th-23rd 2023
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What to Expect

September 18th-20th

The first two nights will be spent close to the town of Vík on the South coast. There are so many places to shoot around here, especially popular spots but also plenty of lesser known spots too. We will be staying in beautiful cottages beisde the VIK hotel. Each perosn will have their own cabin with a large double bed, priavte bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities. We can also get breakfast at the hotel next door for an extra cost. This will depend on our shooting locations for sunrise. There is plenty of cafes and restaurants to eat in VIK.

September 20th-22nd

We will spend the next two nights in a guesthouse in the town of Hofn, on the South East of Iceland. Here, each person will have their own room. There is shared bathrooms and cooking facilities also in the guesthouse. I have stayed in this guesthouse before and its very clean, cosy and spacious. From here we will be right beside the iconic Vestrahorn mountain and more! Hofn has some really nice restaurants for eating out in the evenings also.

September 22nd-23rd

On our last night, we will make our way back the village of Hella. This will be our last night and we will aim to get back here in good time to shoot sunset at Haifoss in the Icelandic Highlands on our last evening. From Hella we are only 1 hour and 45 minutes from Keflavik Airport and we will aim to be at the airport for 6am on the 23rd. My flight home to Ireland is 7.30am.

All accommodations have us well placed to shoot the Northern Lights in some iconic locations. So be prepared, if the weather allows, to chase the Northern Lights every night.

I will arrive to Keflavik Airport at 2pm on September 18th, Please arrive no later than 3pm. We will be back at Keflavik airport at 6am on September 23rd. I have a new Land Rover Defender booked for this trip so this will give us maximum space, comfort and confidence going into the Highlands.

There will be NO SET itinerary for this trip as I prefer to keep a close eye on weather forecasts throughout the tour to determine our destination and make sure we have the best possible weather that may suit a specific place. In my experience of spending time in Iceland, we always took it one day at a time as we were keeping tabs on the weather forecast and it worked a treat. We got some great conditions including amazing sunrises and sunsets most days aswell as amazing nights of jaw dropping northern light displays.


My Outbound Flight

Dublin to Keflavik

September 18th


DEP: 12.15pm

ARR: 2pm

My Inbound Flight
September 23rd

Keflavik to Dublin



ARR: 11.05am


For maximum comfort both at the accommodations and in the Land Rover Defender, I have limited this tour to just 3 people.

We will use a Land Rover Defender 4×4 as our means of transport throughout the tour. Given this tour is restricted to just 3 people, we will have amazing comfort throughout the tour.

We will start and finish the tour at Keflavik airport.


The weather on Iceland can have anything from crazy snow and ice, to mild, pleasant conditions in September. Iceland is also prone to the odd storm, so strong winds can also be expected. These winds can create amazing scenes to photograph. From my eleven previous trip to Iceland, we got the most amazing light during the day and then to top it all off, most nights we were out shooting the Northern lights with some EPIC displays. It is very possible we will experience some clear night skies so there is a great chance of Northern lights with some amazing foreground interest. This promises to be an amazing week of photography in a truly picture perfect part of the world. We hope to see you there…



Also some amazing, lesser known personal favourites I have found while I was there…


You will learn about shooting in manual mode, slow shutter speed, ISO settings, Aperture priority, the use of filters, why the polariser filter is so important and learning to get the best compositions (thinking outside the box)

You will also learn the use of sunrise, sunset & astro planning apps.


You will need a DSLR with manual mode, a sturdy tripod, grad, polariser & ND filters.

I would strongly recommend a wide angle, f2.8 at least and a zoom lens (24-105 and/or 70-200) lens for this workshop.

Full frame Wide Angle: 12-24mm or 16-35mm etc…

Crop sensor Wide Angle: 10-20mm or 11-16mm etc…

You will also need good walking shoes, cheap crampons,  wellies, warm clothes, waterproof clothes and a shower cap (to put over camera in rain)

If you need some loan filters for the workshop please let me know well in advance of the trip here

Included/Not Included

We include five nights, self catering accommodation, transportation throughout the workshop, tuition, and great craic with like minded people.

We do not include, flights, travel insurance, food and drink.

Payment: A non refundable deposit of €650 is required to secure a place on this workshop. Remaining balance to be full paid no less than 5 weeks before the trip. Please email me when your ready to pay the balance and I can pass on payment lin k or bank details.

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Why book with us?

YES YES, The rumours are true… We do have a knack of getting our groups in the right place at the right time, ensuring you capture a truly memorable shot you can cherish for the rest of your life. To us, capturing “the shot” is important but just as important is to enjoy the experience, when we get to a location take a minute to breath in the fresh air and really appreciate the views around us.

Not convinced?

When you book a trip with us, you get to sit back and relax. while we do all the driving. For our Irish workshops we have our very own Volkswagen 9 seater shuttle bus. The bus is a long wheel base, full air conditioned, extremely spacious and has ample USB charging points. On our tours abroad we also mostly book 9 seater buses and with groups no bigger than 5 or 6, ensures plenty of space and comfort!

Still not convinced?

Thanks to our amazing sponsors Whelan Cameras, 53 Degrees North & Formatt Hitech Camera Filters we have spare equipment like tripods, gore-tex jackets and pants and plenty of spare filter holders, filters and even shower caps to keep the camera dry during showers. All this equipment is readily available on our Irish workshops, should you need anything on an international trip, please just email us here to arrange this.

Where I buy my equipment.

NOTE: Use code BERN10 for a 10% camera filters discount at

Camera equipment: Whelan cameras, Limerick city.

Clothing & footwear: 53 Degrees North, Carrickmines & Blanchardstown in Dublin, Cornmarket centre, Cork.

(Email me for a 20% Discount with 53 Degrees North)

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