Iceland Winter 2017 - North to South via Eastfjords Photo Tour
Dates: March 11-21, 2017 (11 days, 11 nights)
Status: fully booked
Cost: $4300 USD or Euro equivalent, all-inclusive including domestic flight
Extended full trip option for complete Iceland circumnavigation: There is an option to extend your trip a few days to include the Snaefellsness Peninsula and northern Iceland complete circumnavigation of Iceland and the opportunity to visit additional regions around Iceland and experience different weather. Dates: 5-9 March 2017. Learn more and book instantly on this extension's trip page.
This unique 11 day / 11 night photography expedition features the classic itinerary of the south coast till the Vatnajökull glacier region including icecaves and Jokulsarlon icebergs, then through the remote Eastfjords, ending with a Northern Iceland and Aurora Borealis photography tour visiting the Myvatn and Akureyri region.
Come explore the legendary land of fire and ice, from northern Iceland's Myvatn area, to classics of the South Coast waterfalls and the Vatnajokull glaciers, to the remote East Fjord region away from the tourist crowds and providing new exciting photographic destinations! Meant for outdoor photographers of all skill levels who desire to see and photograph Iceland's beauty in winter, on this tour you will experience dramatic mountain scenery, iceberg lagoons, black sand beaches littered with clear ice chunks, geothermal areas, ocean landscapes, waterfalls, and of course, unparalleled chances to view the Aurora Borealis in remoter regions of the country. We'll have a busy schedule, filling our days and nights with rewarding photography opportunities around the island, while staying in excellently situated quality accommodations at night. Read below for a detailed itinerary and further trip information. Read below for a detailed itinerary and further trip information.
Photography Instruction: This photo workshop is all about in-the-field field photography and situational instruction, working alongside your trip leader. Each day, the group will photograph diverse landscapes and natural wonders of Iceland, in the quiet and peaceful setting of the Icelandic wintertime. In the evening, we'll occasionally have image critiques and editing sessions on clients' laptops. We will always being prepared to go out to photograph the Aurora Borealis should it occur. Aurora Borealis viewing depends on 2 main factors: solar activity and clear weather. A long trip through various parts of the country gives us the best chances to see and photograph this phenomenon.
Photographic topics that will covered while shooting include nighttime and austral photography, Aurora Borealis photography, classic landscape photography composition and technique, HDR (High Dynamic Range) imagery, panoramic photography, adventure and travel photography, and slow shutterspeed effects. Our full 11 days and nights of photography potential allow us to see a variety of well-known Icelandic natural wonders around Akureyri, Lake Myvatn, and the Snæfellsness Peninsula, and combined with austral wonderment, enable each participant to get the most out this once-in-a-lifetime trip. In good daytime weather and clear night skies, March days can be long; occasionally our groups are putting in 20+ hour days! A maximum group size of 8 photographers ensures you will receive ample personal photographic coaching in the field from a full time working pro, and provide an intimate small group adventure experience.
Pro Leader: Johnathan Esper of Wildernesscapes Photography LLC, based in the USA, will be leading the trip, his 50th+ in Iceland. Johnathan is a full time photographer and highly experienced international photo trip leader, and has a unique background and an intimate knowledge of Iceland from leading years of trip and traveling around and photographing Iceland intensively for months at a time. He specializes in classic landscape photography, aurora borealis photography, advanced panoramas and adventure photography in the arctic regions of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, and the Adirondack region in the USA. Johnathan regularly works with other top names in the Iceland photography community, such as Örvar Thorgeirsson and Iurie Belegurschi.