Iceland Winter Photo Workshop
Come join us for an incredible Iceland Winter Photo Workshop adventure. Unlike our Summer Iceland Adventure that focuses on chasing the midnight sun, our time in Iceland in February 2020 will be mostly focused on the Northern Lights and Ice Caves found in the South of Iceland. Each night we will track weather forecasts and solar storm activity, giving our group the best chance to see and photograph the incredibly gorgeous Auroras that Iceland is known for. Weather permitting, we will also enter a number of Ice Caves found near Jokulsarlon with experienced guides. These natural forming caves change year to year, but their sheer beauty and the stunning photographic opportunities they offer always remain the same.
February 17th – 24th, 2020
Iceland is located in one of the northernmost regions on the planet. In March, you will get a chance to see Iceland in one of its most beautiful seasons, Winter. Historically, March is one of the best months to visit Iceland for a chance to see the Northern Lights. This is not only because the weather is a bit more forgiving then Dec – January, but solar activity from the sun (which causes Auroras) is typically at it’s highest point during this 30-day span. If we are fortunate enough to get clear skies with the right conditions, the Iceland Aurora light show will be an incredible once in a lifetime photographic event!
In addition to Aurora hunting and photographing beautiful waterfalls along the way (Skogarfoss, Seljandsfoss, Bruarfoss, Gulfoss), we will also spend time exploring Ice Caves found near Jokulsarlon in South Iceland. Every year these Ice Caves change drastically because of the natural ebb and flow of the glacier, allowing for new and incredible experiences with each cave we visit. While our ability to reach these caves depends on accessibility and weather (we can’t safely enter when it is raining hard), we will be working with experienced guides along the way to help us get in and out safely.
What is Included?
What is Not Included?
With two photo instructors present for the duration of the workshop, you will have plenty of opportunity for one on one instruction to further the skills that you feel you need to work on. If the workshop is full and you wanted to be added to the waiting list, click HERE.
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What Will You Experience?
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Absolutely! Although I might be a bit biased 😉 While there are a number of photography workshops being offered in places like Iceland, none of them offer a similar experience! I have been traveling to Iceland since 2011 and now have over 30 trips under my belt. Over the years I have worked hard to train all of the photography instructors on my team, making sure you experience nothing but the best. You will receive a lot of 1 on 1 time in Iceland, making sure that your needs as a photographer are meet at every stop.
The workshop starts on February 17, 2020 in the morning. You can either fly in the night before (Feb 16th) and get a hotel or arrive early in the morning on the17th, before 8am.
The workshop ends on February 24th, 2020. We will drop you off at the airport between 2-3pm or to a hotel of your choice if you are staying longer in Iceland.
You will fly into the Keflavik Airport (KEF) located roughly 50 minutes outside of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.
One of our main priorities with this workshop is to help you take some amazing images of the Northern Lights above the skies over Iceland. That being said, mother nature has to corporate for that to happen. Ideally, we want clear skies, cold temperatures and high aurora activity for a truly magical photographic experience.
This is certainly priority #1 when it comes to this workshop, which is why we spend 3 nights close to Jokulsarlon where most of the ice caves are year after year. However, if the South of Iceland is hit with heavy rains or has high winds, the Ice Caves might be closed the day we are scheduled to go in. In this event, we will try our best to fit it in one of the other days while we are in the region.
Yes! We will stay in a small number of hotels located mainly in the South part of Iceland, which is where we focus our attention for the duration of this workshop.
One of the best purchases you could make before joining our Iceland Winter Photo Adventure would be to pick up a pair of Micro Spikes. This incredible product can slip under any boot while providing you with stability in cold/icy conditions. While we will be loaned a pair on the day of we enter an Ice Cave, you might want to have your own pair to use throughout the trip to help you stay on your feet if we have a very cold winter in Iceland.
While the temperature will certainly be cold, we are not talking arctic or sub-arctic temperatures. For the most part, you can expect the temperature to hover around 32F or 0C, although it can drop down a few degrees at night when we are photographing the Northern Lights.
Yes! It is required if you wish to join this adventure to Norway. Not only is it good to have in case your trip is interrupted or your bag is lost, but also for emergency medical situations. I recommend World Nomads.
Meet Your Instructors & Guides
WORKSHOP MANAGER/PHOTO INSTRUCTOR
Pedro is a Portuguese landscape photographer based in Slovakia but you’ll often find him in the most scenic mountains, forests, and fjords of Europe. Favoring the cold landscapes and the unspoiled nature of northern Europe, the higher latitudes do not stop him from going after the perfect shot. When not traveling the world with his camera, you can find him back home teaching workshops, testing new gear and experimenting with photography.
Speaks: English, Portuguese & Spanish
How to summarize this in a few words ? Amazing, challenging (a lot !), impressive, and always entertaining. Iceland in winter, even if the sun was with us during the whole trip, is an experience in itself. Colby knows how to bring this experience to a special(...)
There are almost no words to describe how truly amazing the Iceland Winter Wonderland was and I feel it exceeded my expectations. When I initially found Colby, I was blown away by the images of this trip including the aurora borealis, ice caves and diamond(...)
This was my second workshop and it lived up to my expectations. Colby again showed his wealth of knowledge and experience in working in Iceland by taking us to stunning locations in this amazing country. This time I was able to improve on even more skills for(...)
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Cancellation & Refund Policy
No one wants to miss out on a trip of a life time…but things do happen. In those situations, the following applies…
All cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge. In addition, if you cancel and your spot is otherwise filled, you will be refunded the full amount you have paid (minus the $150 service charge). However if you cancel and your spot is not filled, the following fee schedule applies: