Iceland – September 5-13, 2018

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Day 1, Wednesday

September  5, 2018

We begin the trip with some welcome snacks, in the evening with introductions and discuss the logistics of the trip.

Day 2, Thursday

September 6, 2018

  • We begin with a lecture in the morning
  • Visit to Blue Lagoon – the geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Icelandin the afternoon
Accommodation: Reykjavik

Day 3, Friday

September 7, 2018

  • Exploring coast of Arnarstapi, a fishing village, including Gatklettur beach and Port Arnarstapi. This time of the year is ideal because days are long and there is enough light to explore the natural beauty, even hours after sundown.
  • Afternoon – Lecture on Long Exposure
  • Budir hamlet- The Buðir black church is one of 3 black churches in Iceland, absolutely stunning!
  • Evening- Lecture on introduction to Lightroom
Accommodation: Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes is also referred to as “Miniature Iceland” because of its stunning natural beauty.

Day 4, Saturday

September 8, 2018

  • Travel along the coastline in Snæfellsnes
  • Londrangar- photography of birds and volcanic basalt plugs, which rise out of the ocean is a sight to remember
  • Kirkjufell – Mt. Kirkjufell is considered to be one of Iceland´s most beautiful mountains with its special cone-like shape and steep hills
  • Evening – Post processing in Lightroom
Accommodation: Snæfellsnes

Day 5, Sunday

September 9, 2018

  • Godafoss Waterfall (Waterfall of the Gods!)
  • Lake Myvatn
  • Viti Crater–‘Viti means hell and in former times people believed that hell was situated under volcanoes!
  • Dettifoss Waterfall (Europe’s most powerful)
Accommodation: Egilsstadir

Day 6, Monday

September 10, 2018

  • Black dune beach at Stokksnes and the majestic peaks of Mt. Vestrahorn
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Vatnajokull- glaciers and glacier outlets, floating icebergs. Very few other places in the world offer such wide range of natural wonders like Vatnajokull
  • Evening Post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop
Accommodation: Jokulsarlon

Day 7, Tuesday

September 11, 2018

  • Skaftafell Park
  • Svartifoss Waterfall or Black Fall since it falls from its basalt lava wall
  • Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon
  • Village of Vik- Black Sand Beach, cliffs,
  • Dyrholaey– best time of the year to spot puffins!
  • The black beach at Reynisfjara, the most beautifu non-tropical beach of the world!
  • the Dyrholaey Promontory
  • Reynisdrangar for its mysterious basalt sea stacks
Accommodation: Vik

Day 8, Wednesday

September 12, 2018

  • Sólheimasandur Plane Crash
  • Skogafoss Waterfall, a majestic fall with a drop of 60 meters and width of 25 meters
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall – one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls due to its natural, picturesque beauty
  • Keldur Turf House – one of only very few preserved turf houses in South-Iceland
Accommodation: Reykjavik

Day 9, Thursday

September 13, 2018

Back to Hometown

Things to Bring

  1. Camera- preferably a DSLR camera DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras
  2. Tripod
  3. Laptop with Lightroom or other basic photo editing software
  4. Comfortable clothing
  5. Warm clothing (will be quite chilly)
  6. Waterproof/ jacket raincoat
  7. Hiking shoe is a must – moderate amount of walking
  8. External Battery Charger for cell phone
  9. Recommended Lens-
    1. 16-35mm
    2. 24-70 mm
    3. 70-200mm
    4. Any kit lens will be also acceptable
  10. Recommended Accessories:
    1. Circular Polarizer
    2. 10 stop ND Filter
    3. Camera Release Cable

Enrollment Fee 

Please contact for enrollment

Cost Includes:

  • Professional photographer
  • Photo walks
  • Lecture on basic camera operation, composition, Landscape, Long Exposure, Street photography, architecture, HDR and post processing of images using Adobe Lightroom
  • Transportation in a spacious, comfortable van/SUV offering ample room for you and your photography gear.
  • Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses (2 people share a room – double occupancy). Rooms have private bathrooms. In case you want to opt for Single occupancy there will be an extra charge.

Not Included:

  •  Air ticket; food  snacks, beverages and alcohol
  • Gratuities
  • Blue Lagoon Entry fees
  • Northern Lights Tour

Experience/Difficulty Level

Beginner, amateur, and semi-pro photographers
(non-photographers also welcome)

Cancellation Policy

In case the the workshop is filled and you decide to cancel,we will refund you the full amount you paid minus  $300 as service charge.

In case there are still seats available for the workshop and you decide to cancel, then you will be refunded based on the following:

More than 60 days to the commencement of  the workshop: few will refund you  the full amount minus $300 fee.

45 – 60 days : 50% refund. Less than 45 days: no refund

We will refund you by the same method you originally paid for the workshop

5 Responses

  1. Hi Raj
    Hope you are fine.

    That sounds very interesting. What would be the cost for one person in a single room? And what would be the price for the double room? We did not make our final holiday plans for 2018. But we will discuss it as soon as possible.😊 And this trip could be an option😊

    Kind regards from Switzerland

  2. Hi! It’s a wonderful trip! I was wondering how much does it cost ? Thanks. Olga Drugachonok

    • Hello Olga,

      The cost of the workshop was $3400. I am doing one in Croatia next year and in Patagonia. If you are interested please let me know.



  3. Hi Raj,
    Hope you are doing well. This workshop looks amazing! I always wanted to visit Iceland just to take pictures but this year I’m in the middle of getting my citizenship so I won’t be able to make it to this workshop!
    BUT My main question is, are there going to be more like this in the future? At different locations? I would be more than willing to come if there is going to be another one next year!!

    Please let me know 🙂

    Thank you
    Jeffrey Parsa

    • Hi Jeffrey,

      I think we already spoke after this email Apology for the delay in replying.



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