In the Complete Highlands of Iceland Photo Workshop you will get the opportunity to travel and discover all of the best that the highlands of Iceland have to offer. This Photo Workshop is comprehensive and focuses on all areas of the highlands plus the Myvatn area in the northern part of Iceland. Our primary focus is to get to locations that are closed for most of the year and photograph the highland's dynamic landscape.
The highlands of Iceland are vast and are a combination of glaciers, moraines, red – yellow and black deserts, geothermal areas and hot springs, lava, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. In this Complete Highlands of Iceland Photo Workshop you will get the opportunity to photograph and visit areas which offer all of the mentioned landscape.
The highlands are usually referred to as the area of Iceland located above 400m sea level and is approximately 76% of land surface area. It is often referred to by Icelanders as obyggdir – or an uninhabited country.
Roads often open in late June and the area closes off at the beginning of October, if the autumn is mild. This opening gives enthusiastic photographers only a few months a year to travel and enjoy the many breathtaking locations this area offers.
Dates of the Complete Highlands of Iceland Photo Workshop
July 20 – 29, 2019
July 27 – August 5, 2019
September 7 – 16, 2019
The Workshop will begin in Reykjavik with a group dinner on the first evening.
We provide Flybus vouchers from Keflavik Airport and back after the workshop, but you can upgrade to a private airport pick up or drop off if you prefer. Specially modified 4×4 Super Truck is used for all transport on the Workshop.
Double occupancy accommodation for nine nights at hotels, single room available upon request. We stay at various hotels and guesthouses but as close as possible to our photography locations. All meals (breakfast, lunch and hot dinner at our places of accommodation and restaurants).
The tour is open to all ability levels. While this is not a hiking tour, we will be as active as conditions allow and make short walks and potentially hikes up small 100-200 meter hills.
The workshop includes photographic tutoring and guidance by pro landscape photographers and tour operator. Arctic Exposure will provide you with a packing list for the tour with recommended equipment and clothing.
The workshop concludes when we check into our final hotel night in Reykjavik – participants will then have time to visit Reykjavik or rest for early flights.