Iceland Winter Photo Tour

Step into the unknown, a place where weather is everything and anything can happen!!
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March 9th-16th 2021
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What to Expect

9th-11th
We will spend seven nights working our way from West to East Iceland. Firstly, we will spend two nights in the town of Grundarfjördur, on a lovely self cartering cottage on a farm right beside the famous Kirkjufell mountain. The town itself has a great supermarket where we can buy our food during our stay and make our food in the cottage.

11th-13th
The next 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. This will be self catering and the house is cosy with all the mod cons.

13th-15th
We will spend the next two nights in a guesthouse in the town of Hofn, on the South East of Iceland, right beside the iconic Vestrahorn mountain and more! Hofn has some really nice restaurants for eating out in the evenings also.

15th-16th
On our last night, we will make our way back to the accommodation at Vík to spend one night there before making our way to the airport on the morning of the 16th of March.

All accommodations have us well placed to shoot the Northern Lights in some iconic locations.

Each accommodation has three rooms, two for single occupancy and one for sharing with myself (male only), except for our accommodation in Hofn, each person will have their own room for two nights.

I will arrive to Keflavik Airport at 2pm on March 9th, Please arrive no later than 3pm. We will be back at Keflavik airport at 6am on March 16th.

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 March 9th 2021

Icelandair FI417

11.30am-2.05pm

My Inbound Flight

Keflavik to Dublin March 16th 2021

Icelandair FI416

7.45am-10.20am

Transportation

For maximum comfort both at the accommodations and in the jeep, I have limited this tour to just three people.

We will use a large 4×4 as our means of transport throughout the tour. I have booked us a Toyota Land Cruiser, given this tour is restricted to just three people, we will have amazing comfort throughout the tour.

We will start and finish the tour at Keflavik airport.

Weather

The weather on Iceland can have anything from crazy snow and ice, to mild, pleasant conditions in March. 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…

Locations

Kirkjufell
Búdakirkja
Gatklettur
Skogafoss
Vík
Jökulsárón
Vestrahorn

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

Learnings

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.

Equipment

You will need a DSLR with manual mode, a sturdy tripodpolariser & ND filters.

  • Good walking & hiking shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Thermal clothes
  • Waterproof gear
  • Shower cap (for camera if it rains)
  • Wooly hat & gloves
  • Crampons
Included/Not Included

We include seven nights, self catering accommodation, transportation throughout the workshop, tuition, mobile WIFI and great fun.

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

When you book a workshop or tour with us, your booking confirmation email will automatically send you instructions on how to make use of our perfect payment plan to make the cost of the workshop or tour you have booked easier on the pocket.
All our Irish workshops come with Formatt Hitech Filters, Manfrotto tripods and Hahnel wireless remotes for you to use at your leisure if you feel your own isn’t up to standard. If you need advice on camera equipment, camera filters, tripods or outdoor clothing for this workshop do not hesitate to contact me.
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Where I buy my equipment.

NOTE: Use code BERN10 for a 10% camera filters discount at www.formatt-hitech.com

Camera equipment: Whelan cameras, Limerick city.

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

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