This workshop will take you to some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet and you will be working with Paul on a 1 to 1 basis to ensure you make the most of your time here and master your landscape photography skills. As always with aspect2i, we will also be reviewing images during our time in Iceland and completing the photographic journey by post processing images so you return home with your finished masterpieces!
We begin our adventure by meeting you at Akuyri airport after taking your short internal flight from Keflavik over Iceland. Akuyri is a beautiful Icelandic town situated in the far northern central area where we will be based for the first three nights of this workshop.
Being based at Akuyri this allows us to be close to some of the most amazing waterfalls that Iceland has to offer which include Godafoss and Dettifoss. This area is also famous for the beautiful Myvatn Lake and its smaller neighbour Masvatn Lake. Surrounding these lakes are stunning examples of solidified lava flows and geothermal areas such as Namaskard which we will spend plenty of time exploring as they offer a vast array of fascinating photographic opportunities.
Heading east and stopping at the open volcanic plains of Burfellshraun with panoramic views of ancient volcanic activity with extinct volcano craters and fascinating moon-like landscapes. We then drop from the high areas into the deep green valleys surrounding the village of Hofteigur and the small town of Eglisstadir. En route we will stop and photograph the huge mountain valley beneath the giant spires of Kistufell and Hrossatindur as we decent down to meet the eastern coast of Iceland where we stay in the picturesque fishing village of Djupivogur.
After our stay at Djupivogur we spend plenty of time exploring the coast line of the east coast with its amazing black rocky bays and this will be the first time you will see the black beaches of Iceland. This coastline is stunning with a surprise around every corner and our route gives you vast photographic opportunities at both the coast and the many inland fjords along which we travel which include Berfufjordour, Hamarsfjordour and the unbelievable black sand beach of Lonsfjordour. The night of day 5 we stay just outside the delightful town. of Hofn where we will be based for two nights.
During the next two days we will take in some of the most exciting places to be in Iceland if you are a landscape photographer such as the world famous Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in Vatnajokull National Park where the ice bergs float before being swept out to the Atlantic and broken up by the mighty waves then thrown onto the black sands of Jokulsarlon Beach like ice sculptures.
This day we head west en route towards Rekjavik where we will be staying at the small fishing village of Vogar for the night, but this will not be an ordinary travel day! During our travels we will visit the amazing basalt columns rising out of the Atlantic Ocean at Reynisdranger Beach at the stunning little village of Vik with the iconic Icelandic church on the hill above. We will also visit the mighty waterfall of Skogafoss which falls 60 meters into the river below and is a photographic gem! Whilst we are visiting waterfalls, we will continue our journey west and stop at another of Iceland's famous waterfall, Seljalandsfoss where it is possible to take the path that leads you behind the falls. You may get a little wet from the spray, but it is a fantastic experience!
We have an early breakfast and head for Keflavik International Airport to make our journey home.
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The price includes bed and breakfast, transportation during the workshop, transfers to and from airport, all 1 to 1 tuition. There is no Single Supplement.
You are responsible for air travel to and from Akuyri Airport (preferred flights and schedules are available after booking), travel and camera insurance, meals not mentioned as included, alcoholic drinks.
Picture Credit: aspect2i client Adam Woolford