Iceland Winter 2017 - Snaefellsness and Northern Peninsulas (Extension)
Dates: March 5-9, 2017 (5 days, 5 nights)
Status: fully booked
Cost: $1850 USD or Euro equivalent, including domestic flight
Extended Full Trip Option: This short trip is designed and dated to easily combine with either the preceding Classic South Coast trip or the following Eastfjords Circumnavigation trip, for an extended partial or complete circumnavigation around Iceland in winter depending on which trip you combine.
This exciting 5 day short photo adventure features the classic Snaefellsness Peninsula locations and northward to the remote northern coastal peninsulas which provide new and exciting photographic destinations, all the while searching for the Aurora Borealis! This coming winter 2017 season here in Iceland we have an exciting portfolio of trips to offer photographers, that cover all the accessible regions around Iceland. This Icelandic photo tour travels in a one-way itineary around the Snaefellsness peninsula, Reykholt valley, and then northward through the northern Skagi and Trollaskagi peninsulas, finishing in Akureyri, Iceland's second largest town. While you may experience this trip as a stand-alone short trip, it's recommend you consider adding to your Iceland experiences with a longer photo excursion to the south or north on adjacent days.
So, come explore the legendary land of fire and ice, from the classic Snaefellsness Peninsula to the remote northern coastal regions which are away from the tourist crowds and provide 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, 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.
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 5 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, February days can long; occasionally our groups are putting in 15+ 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.
For a complete itinerary, trip and booking information, please visit IcelandPhotography.com here.