Our Iceland South Coast Photography Workshop, it’s the perfect trip to photograph the Northern Lights in winter arctic landscapes. During these 9 days of a tour around the South Coast of Iceland, we will visit the most famous spots in Iceland as Kirkjufellsfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Diamond Beach, Stokksnes… and of course the main points in the Golden Circle.
Any of our Iceland Photo Tour is an amazing adventure to this paradise of photographers. But visit Iceland during the deep winter, will bring you amazing opportunities not only to capture Auroras. The landscapes this time of the year will be cover full of snow and ice, bringing us unique photographs.
This workshop is open to all levels of photographers. From amateurs to professionals, but also for nature lovers who want to visit the island. We will awake early to capture the beautiful morning lights, and during the day visit interesting locations till sunset. During the nights, our guides will be scouting the skies waiting for the Northern Lights. So at the moment that they can appear, they will bring you to capture this phenomenon.
We will move around the South of Iceland, always according to the weather conditions. When conditions are not favorable, we will do some photography edition lessons. It means, that this Iceland workshop, is a complete trip to enjoy all the 9 days in the most famous photography locations.
We will meet at Keflavik airport, where we will start our South Iceland Photography Workshop. From here, we will drive to the Snæfellsnes peninsula where we will sleep for the first two nights.
We will have a short meeting at our hotel before move to the close Kirkjufellsfoss mountain. Here we will capture the sunset (according to the time of arrival of all participants). There will be time to explore the area from the famous Kirkjasfoss Waterfall to be ready for the night.
After dinner in our village, we will be looking for the possibility to capture Northern Lights in this amazing location.
Today we will enjoy the sunrise in Kirkjufellsfoss. We will have time to photograph this iconic mountain from different locations. After that, we will move to another area of the Peninsula.
There we will have time to capture the famous black church of Búðakirkja or the cliffs of Lóndrangar. At Gatklettur, we will photograph the sunset from these famous cliffs.
At night we will come back to our hotel, and again we will wait for the northern lights in the peninsula.
According to the weather conditions the days before, we will make our sunrise session again at Kirkjufellsfoss. If previous days was successful, we will drive this morning to Gatklettur to capture the sunrise there.
After that, we will drive to the South of Iceland. During our route, we will have time to stop in waterfalls as Urriðafoss & Aegissufoss. Our location for sunset today will be Seljalandsfoss. An impressive waterfall that will give us different compositions from above, side, and also behind.
After that, we will arrive at our hotel in the Skógafoss area. During the night, we will be ready to go out to photograph the Northern Lights at these locations.
Today we will capture the sunrise from Skógafoss. We also will have time to capture another nearest waterfall as Kvernufoss.
After that, we will drive to the eastern side of Iceland. During our route, we will stop in some incredible landscapes as the Green Lava Walk. If the road conditions are good, we will visit the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon.
In the afternoon we will arrive at Höfn where we will be sleeping for the next days. After the check-in in our hotel, we will move to for sunset to Stokksnes.
There we will be capturing the amazing landscapes of black sand beach with Vestrahorn in the background. This area is a dream for all landscape photographers, as it offers infinite possibilities. From sand dunes to seascapes and reflections.
During the night, we will be ready to capture Auroras in this iconic location.
Today we will capture the sunrise again from Vestrahorn. Even if we visit this location for the second time, we are sure that you will enjoy it.
In the afternoon, we will arrive at Diamond Beach, where we will capture the sunset. Before start our session, we will give you safe instructions to enjoy this location.
During the night in the area, we will explore the forecast to capture the Auroras
We will awake early to arrive at the Jökulsárlón Glacier for sunrise. At Diamond beach, we will capture the first lights of the day.
On our way to the East, we will stop today at the waterfall of Svartifoss. A beautiful location with basalt columns, that during winter will bring us incredible photos.
In the afternoon, we will arrive at Vik where we will sleep tonight. For sunset, we will approach Reynisfjara where again we will give you safety instructions. In case, the weather is not good, we always can move to the close Dyrhólaey viewpoint for our session.
We will have dinner at Vik. If the prediction of Northern lights is positive, we will capture it in the area.
As the day before, and according to the sea tide, we will visit Reynisfjara Beach at sunrise. We also will have time to capture his iconic lighthouse and views to the arch and the black beach.
In the afternoon we will enter the iconic Iceland Golden Ring. At sunset, we will go to the incredible Brúarárfoss waterfall.
Like the rest of the nights, we will be looking for the forecast of the Northern Lights.
We will awake early to capture the sunrise from Gullfoss. One of the most spectacular waterfalls in all Iceland and all around the world. Once our session finishes, we will come to the Haukadalur Geothermal Field. There we will capture the spectacular Geysir & Strokkur in action.
After that, we will visit the main spots of the Golden Circle as Öxarárfoss waterfall. To arrive here we will pass through a Game of Thrones location: The Bloody Gate filmed in Thingvellir. We also will have to visit other spots of Game of Thrones on our trip that you will recognised if you are a fan of this series.
In the afternoon, we will arrive at our hotel at Reikiavik. We will have time for a revision of photos, and some edition lessons before having a rest in our rooms.
Drive to Keflavík airport where we will finish our Iceland Sout Coast Photography Workshop.
Hugo Valle is an Asturian landscape photographer living in the Aragonese Pyrenees who began his career in the world of photography in 2011, with the help of a modest bridge camera. From 2012 to the present, he has tried tirelessly to combine his dedication to photography with his passion for traveling, which has allowed him to know and capture the most beautiful landscapes around the world; discovering in the cold and snowy areas, the mountains and the Asturian coast their favorite settings.
Keflavík Airport, Iceland
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