Iceland Winter Photography Workshop Adventure


Come join me for an adventure in Iceland during the incredibly beautiful winter season. Unlike our Summer Iceland Adventure that focuses on chasing the midnight sun, our time in Iceland in February 2017 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.

Trip Dates

March 4th – 10th, 2019

Tuition Costs


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Iceberg Clients Iceland Photography Workshop
Jokulsarlon Iceberg Reflections Iceland Photography Workshop

Iceland is located in one of the northern most locations on the planet. In February, you will get a chance to see Iceland in one of its most beautiful seasons, Winter. Historically, Feb is one of the best month 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 life time 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.

Crystal Ice Cave in Southern Iceland With Colby Brown

What is Included?


  • All Ground Transportation

    From the moment you land to the moment the trip ends, you will be covered.

  • All Hotel Accomodations

    All of our hotels in Iceland are covered with your tuition.

  • All Necessary Permits

    Any necessary permits to enter certain locations or areas will be secured well in advance.

  • All Photo Instruction

    All group and individual photo instruction and education is covered with your tuition.

What is Not Included?


  • Flights

    Your flights to and from Iceland are not covered with your tuition for this workshop.

  • Meals/Snacks

    Meals will often be on the go as we chase light throughout Iceland. You will be responsible for your own food.

  • Travel Insurance

    With any international trip/adventure, it is highly recommended that you have travel insurance, especially for medical emergencies.

Space is limited and filling up quickly on a first come first serve basis. 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.

Workshop Tuition

* please read the workshop F.A.Q. section of this website to learn more about cancellation policies or if you have any other questions.

The Beauty of Iceland

Areas to explore

  • Bruarfoss Waterfall
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skogafoss
  • Vik
  • Skaftafell
  • Jokulsarlon
  • Vestahorn
  • and more…

What Will You Experience?

Meet Your Instructors & Guides

Colby Brown Bio Photo

Colby Brown

Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Boulder, Colorado. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the four corners of the globe. Not too long after picking up his first digital camera in 2006, Colby was leading workshops for National Geographic in South America, further spurring his love for both travel and photo education. In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various non-governmental organizations (NGO) and causes around the world, such as child education, clean drinking water projects, and women’s rights.

Peyton Hale Bio Photo

Peyton Hale

Peyton is a freelance landscape photographer and wanderlust who has bounced around the United States from the Pacific Northwest to North Carolina. Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, he developed an early appreciation for nature and exploration led him to discover photography. Focused on primarily landscape photography, he travels across deserts and mountains photographing amazing landscapes, drinking coffee, and rocking out to Pearl Jam. Peyton has worked with Colby on international photo tours, marketing campaigns, and taught workshops in a variety of capacities over the past 4 years.


Great First Trip To Zion

I was fortunate to take a quick, three day, Sony sponsored photo trip with Colby as our leader. Colby, as you may know is a Sony Artisan of Imagery. I hadn’t met or been familiar with his work or teaching prior to this event but was looking forward to meeting him and learning new photo techniques. I also hoped for great Zion locations at sunrise and sunset. I was not disappointed! Colby was an impressive instructor. His teaching style with adults is perfect in that he makes himself available for any and all questions but is not intrusive nor pedantic. …

Mark C

A Truly Tailored Experience

I’m a full time working photographer who is always looking to further my skills. After chatting with Colby I decided that his Iceland photography workshop would be a great fit for me and I was right. Colby pays special attention to individual needs and will keep handing out the knowledge for as long as you keep asking for it. I would recommend a Colby Brown workshop for anyone from a pure beginner photographer to a working professional.

Lauren B

I Got To Visit Another World

Colby’s Iceland workshop took me and my son, Parker, so far beyond any vacation experience. It was a chance to see parts of this planet most never get to see, in the kind of light that leaves you without words to describe. Fortunately, words aren’t required to bring home a piece of it. We were all able to capture images of some of the most spectacular sights you can imagine. With Colby’s expert knowledge of the country, where to find its hidden vistas, and how to really see it in its most amazing light, I was able to take my …

Scott S.

Cancelation & 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:

  • 90 days or more: full refund minus $150 fee
  • 60 days or more: 50% refund
  • Less than 60 days: no refund